Monthly Archives: December 2013

10 12, 2013

Give a Special Gift

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If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping consider American stoneware which is both durable and decorative.  Stoneware is not only beautiful, it fits today’s modern lifestyle as it can go from oven to table and is dishwasher safe.

The earliest example of stoneware was found in China and it was the  predominant house ware in the United States in the 19th century;  Today area artists make unique pieces that fit any style.   It is a type of pottery that is nonporous, opaque and glazed for decoration.

We often hear “it’s a beautiful piece but it doesn’t match my other dishes”.  Stoneware doesn’t need to match.  Because it is hand designed each piece is unique.

It is made in a wide range of colors and can be combined with any set of dishes.  Shiny, colorful plates, bowls and mugs add to the decorating style of any kitchen or dining room.

You can purchase a complete set of stoneware dishes but many people use stoneware as accent pieces.  Some pieces make colorful holders for utensils while others are prefect serving pieces when entertaining.  You can use colorful stoneware coffee mugs at the breakfast table.

 

Use a large stoneware serving platter at dinner.

 

Or consider using a bread dipping platter or chip and dip platter at a party

Whatever the purpose American stoneware is affordable art to fit anyone on your list.

 

 

 

3 12, 2013

Fine Art Meets Couture at Liz-Beth Gallery

By |December 3rd, 2013|December 2013|0 Comments|

Fine art met courture when we kicked off the holiday season with a martini party at the Gallery.

 

Beth Watkins, Eddie Mannis, Liz Gobrecht, Bart Watkins,  jewelry designers Sarah Knox and Liz Anderson and artist Jeanne Leemon enjoy unique martinis created by Terrance Pate of Cedar Bluff Wine and Spirits for the Liz-Beth Martini Party.

Over two hundred people attended the reception that featured the newest works from award winning painter Jeanne Leemon of Loudon County and a jewelry trunk show by Nashville designers Liz Anderson and Sarah Knox.  Prestige Formal Wear showed off the hottest new styles in men’s formal wear.

 

The latest men’s formal wear by Prestige Formal Wear

 

We are proud to be the exclusive gallery for Jeanne Leemon’s work.  Jeanne is a self taught, multi-faceted artist, who specializes in painting still-life figures, and landscapes in both oil and pastel.  Jeanne has won many awards for her work including an Honorable Mention twice for her pastel work in the Annual Pastel 100 Competition in 2009 and 2010.  Images of her paintings were published in the magazine’s April 2009 and 2010 issues.  Leemon was also named twice as a finalist for her oil paintings in both the still-life and portrait categories in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition in 2001 and 2006

 

Award winning painter Jeanne Leemon was the featured artist at the party.

This was the first time we featured the work of twins Liz Anderson and Sara Knox well known jewelry designers who are native Knoxvillians.  The twins were inspired to be artists by their paternal grandmother Fern Calfee, an oil painter who resided in the first log cabin built in Townsend.

 

Their unique designs favor the luster and patina of golden hued bronze and firey copper.  […]