Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Haven't found anything for your partner yet?
Give them something that will last longer than a box of chocolates.
Let us help you find a unique art gift to suit their taste. We have a wide variety of contemporary art jewelry, glass works, and so much more to choose from for your sweetie (or treat yourself!)
We've put together a few staff picks for your viewing pleasure. Some items at the gallery have flowers or chocolates already to go for you!
John's expertly crafted perfume bottles and vases are truly one of a kind.
Jill's fluid glass forms and bright color would bring joy to any setting. The Tidepool series can house delicate rings or stand on their own as a sculptural piece.
Most recently, we sat down with Dennis Green from KCCK for an artist interview with Mary Zeran to give a preview to listeners about her upcoming Artist Talk: January 11th, 5:30-7pm. Her solo show A Rainbow Colored Dream! is currently on view and will be up until January 19th.
To watch the recorded session of 'Really Flat Sculptures', CLICK HERE.
Back in late October, we were surprised to find a news crew outside the gallery one busy Monday. Suzy had previously been approached to approximate a value of some artwork by a French artist from the late 18th Century, found at a thrift store. Turns out, they had some value- who new(s)!
To watch the clip, CLICK HERE
Warning: This is a long list!
But it isn't the half of it. We have over 500 items under $120.
Searching for a bigger ticket item? Give us a call.
We'll be happy to guide you through our inventory of available works.
Ceramics & Glass ($40-$120)
Jewelry ($50- $120)
Wall Art ($75-$120)
Memento Mori has been explored in art for centuries. It is a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember you must die’. Common symbols are skulls, hour glasses or clocks, extinguished or guttering candles, fruit, and flowers.
Since it is the season of the spirits, we've included a selection of works that are symbolic, spiritual, mysterious, or 'dead'ly. Happy Halloween!
I would make a skeleton joke, but you wouldn't find it very humerus.
We are so happy to have seen all the familiar and NEW faces in the gallery last week for the Opening Reception of FRAMEWORK. Many thanks to all the artists who attended the opening and especially to those who traveled. Works are now available to view online!
Mark your calendars for A Rainbow Colored Dream! a solo exhibit of works by Mary Zeran, Up Next!
Framework Reception Highlights
The Winner is...! Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway drawing. This piece was created by Karen Kurka Jensen earlier in April, when she demonstrated her sumi-e process, following her opening of Inciting Rapture.
Kristina Fjellman, our juror for FRAMEWORK, takes a photo op with her selection for Best in Show. Dangle by Matthew Eames is primarily created in ceramic and metal. "...By presenting incomplete junctions of materials juxtaposed with recognizable structural elements, this work is a reminder of the lack of permanence that exists within our constructed realities.”
To read more about the work, visit our Exhibit Page.
Chandelier by Tony Dongwook Kim on the left and local artist David Van Allen's work Tinker on the right.
Undoubtedly, when thinking of an Iowa autumn, Fred Easker's works are the first to come to mind. Fred & Velga Easker: Recent Works is still currently on view! The final day to make selections is October 6th- Fred will be picking up the work to take to his next show, so make sure to purchase your favorites (or they might not come back).
Sharon Burns Knuston's prolific series of mini's and small studies of autumnal scenes are often combined and framed into triptychs. Don't need multiples? We have plenty that are already individually framed. Unframed sizes range from 6" x 8", 8" x 10" (matted) and 11" x 13"
In this fall landscape, the color palette actually evokes more of a spring feel with the light seafoam green sky and the purple atmosphere in the distance, making this work a joyous celebration of harvest and future growth to come.
We had the pleasure of visiting Ann Royer's Studio yesterday morning to pickup a few new works and to see some works in progress.
Looks like Ann is getting ready to do some bronze casting! She hasn't made these works in quite some time, so we are thrilled to be seeing current happenings for future offerings at the gallery.
New works from Ann Royer
Sneak-peak at next summer's Invitational: Figured
Welcome Kristina Fjellman to the Gilded Pear roster of artists!
Kristina is a visual artist and performer from Minneapolis, and will also be serving as our juror for upcoming Juried Exhibit: Framework.
"The contradiction between static imagery and movement becomes central to my compositions. By using sheer fabric and paper, I explore how light and shadow becomes part of that movement. The fabric creates an organic, somewhat simple abstraction of the original image or theme, while the bent wire relays a tension that cannot be duplicated on canvas. This work explores the scope of textures, colors, shapes and compositions in the vast expanse of the night sky."....READ MORE
These lovely new additions of Thérèse Murdza's are also a brand new range of sizes! But, we only have 4 of them- stop by the gallery to see her new 26"x40"s. To view more of her works, CLICK HERE
Fresh from John Beckelman's most recent show The Impermanent Nature of Things, we've received both 2D and 3D works! To view all of the objects and paintings CLICK HERE
"My paintings are celebrations of the mystery, magnitude and dynamism of life, an expression of the infinite flow of light and the expansion of inner consciousness. They work on many levels simultaneously: unity in diversity, space and form, light and color, silence and movement, inner and outer awareness..." Click HERE for more of David Kupferman's work.
Very excited to have brand new collaborative works by Steve Sinner and Joe Meirhaeghe. They were generous in refreshing our inventory of works. View more of their works on our artist page HERE.
Nancy Lindsay just dropped off fresh landscapes to the gallery! Click HERE to view more of her original paintings.
Welcome Chase Gamblin to the Gilded Pear roster of artists!
Chase Gamblin is an artist primarily working in ceramics. Currently, he is an academic specialist and studio coordinator for the Ceramics Department at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Gamblin received his B.F.A. in Ceramics at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, in 2007. He then studied and received his M.F.A. in Ceramics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Gamblin traveled nationally and internationally for residencies in Vicchio, Italy (2008), Sanbao, China (2009 and 2012), and University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND (2010-2011), where he also taught as a ceramics visiting lecturer. He also taught at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, as an adjunct professor while building and putting in place the ceramics program. He has taught several workshops at several institutions including Queens College, University of North Dakota, Vanderbilt University, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was a recent invited artist to ceramic collaborations such as ARTKAMP in Cummington, MA, and The Pentaculum at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN....... read more.
We fell in love with Randy Richmond's still life photography while working on a residential project! Stop by the gallery to see what we have left. Visit his site page HERE to see his Fictional Cabinet Cards.
"I typically use a satin matte glaze to enhance the softness of a form, which also allows for the development of interesting shadows that enhance the altered surface. These satin matte glazes are often pleasing to touch."
Cups, bowls, and serving vessels will be in the gallery next week! Perfect timing for last minute holiday gifts. Check out the rest of John Giesin's work HERE.
Welcome Crit Streed to the Gilded Pear roster of artists!
"My work is the essence of a sentient process used to survey recollection, place and sensation. It is a visual language to make an invisible reality tangible enough to arouse a moment of connection. It is nature, the nature of things and our own organic fragility, insecurity and persistence." For more on Crit, click here.
Karen Kurka Jensen just sent us these beauties! For as high as the Heavens are above the Earth diptych would be a magnificent addition to anyone's home! Check out the rest of Karen's work here.
New to Gilded Pear are Marcia Wegman's abstract oil paintings. You've seen her pastel works in Familiar Territory this past September, but you haven't seen these! Stop by the gallery to see these lovely small works before they're gone! View the rest of Marcia's page here.
Black and white's and small studies have been picked up fresh from Ann Royer's Studio. Perfect time for the holidays, no? Veiw the rest of her paper works on her site page by clicking here.
Very excited to have fresh works from Julia Kottal!
"My work begins with a feeling of a landscape but progresses to a color exploration and a desecration or falling apart of the composition, letting go the prescribed visual references to a landscape and allowing me (and the viewer) to wander and explore..." more about Julia's work HERE
New landscapes, as well as a few goodies we've had in the gallery before, are in! Check out Fred Easker's page HERE and stop in the gallery to experience one for yourself.
Thérèse Murdza just sent us 15 new paper works! Visit her site page HERE and stop by the gallery to get yours before they're gone!
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We just picked up Mercy's Prairie Creek Clinic! Installation will begin the end of December.
"Along with providing exceptional care for patients, this clinic will also serve as an educational resource and real world lab for students at Kirkwood Community College. This innovative partnership will offer Kirkwood students hands-on training and education in advanced team-based models of care, and systems such as Epic for electronic medical records, as well as a telehealth outlet for healthcare providers to connect with patients using high-definition technology."