In Honor of Valentine’s Day, The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is hosting a special exhibit entitled “Wearable Art and Jewelry Showcase.”
Wearable art refers to individually designed pieces of handmade jewelry, accessories and clothing and can be considered a unique artistic statement. This isn’t your typical trunk show. The gallery artists are going all out creating unique mannequins to display these one of a kind pieces. All exhibited artwork and many of the mannequins will be for sale during the two-week event and will be offered at a 20% promotional discount.
Exhibitors included artists Margaret Sullivan who fashioned “Miss Mannequin Shenanigans” by covering a white mannequin with hand-dyed doilies and Jeanie Thorn, who welded “Industrial Chic Mannequin” entirely of steel and embellished her with horseshoe nail eyelashes and a zebra-print hat. Artist Cheri Short’s “Fringe Benefits Mannequin” was made from a one-dimensional metal-cut mannequin form shape with crackle two-tone paint and adorned with handmade vintage jewelry.
Visitors will be able to purchase these remarkable pieces and vote for best of show.
The exhibit is on display February 1st through the 14th. Visit the gallery during this time and enter your chance to win a free gift basket. The gallery will host a reception and gift basket raffle on February 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery: The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery has been serving Fountain Hills residents for over 10 years and is considered destination shopping for fine art, jewelry and gifts. The gallery is owned and operated by the 40 artists who show and sell their work daily. All sales are made from the artists directly to the buyer, so there is never the additional gallery commission. Patrons are encouraged to contact the artists for made to order work and special projects. In addition, member artists hold various art workshops and special receptions throughout the year. Featured art includes paintings, photography, jewelry, gourd art, works in glass, ceramics, fiber, metal and more.
The gallery is located at 16858 E Avenue of the Fountains, within easy walking distance from the famous Fountain Hills Fountain. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm. Visit our website at www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com. For more information about exhibitions or workshops please call The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery at 480.836.9919