More Collages

The Blue Pig in Palisade, Colorado is situated in the heart of wine and fruit country.  Several festivals have arisen, based on its agricultural roots, including the Honey Bee, Lavender, Wine, and Peach festivals.  To celebrate the vibrant agricultural environment, I have focused my collages for the Blue Pig along themes of plants and gardens.  Collages are created from my original artwork, embellished with a variety of found objects, and mounted on board.  The collages come in two formats: three 3″ square vertical triptychs and the larger 8″ patterned square.

“God Save the Queen Bee”  #1 & #2  $40

Bounty

“We come from the Earth, we return to the Earth, and in between we garden.”

“Bounty” mixed media collage on board, ink, paper, pewter  $40

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Gallery Update: the Blue Pig

The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade looks very festive with an array of fine artwork.  Kay has designed a Christmas corner where you can find handcrafted ornaments, Christmas cards, and other holiday-themed work.  Check out my origami horses, folded with metallic washi paper from Japan and hung with beaded wire hooks.  If you are a horse lover, you will find a collection of holiday horse Christmas cards from my original watercolor paintings.

origami horse from imported Japanese papers,, copper wire, metallic thread, glass beads, and metallic crane charm.  Made from a variety of papers, wires, and beads.  No two alike- state color preference.  $10
origami horse from imported Japanese papers  $10

The center of the gallery features the member artist show, “This Little Piggy,” a collection or miniature artworks suitable for gift giving.  My offering for this show is a collection of mixed media collages designed around prints from my original watercolor paintings.  Executed in a variety of themes from western landscape, horses, flowers, wild life, and Japanese themes, there is something for every decor and taste.  These small works measure 7.5″ square.  They are handcrafted on sturdy laminated paper substrate, embellished with ink, paint, and found objects.  As a prototype to the iconic collages showing at the Gunnison Arts Center, these smaller collages are offered at $20 through December.   More collages are on display in my “gallery pod.”

"Spring Glade"
“Spring Glade”
"Tree Frog"
“Tree Frog”
"Conversano Mima"
“Conversano Mima”

I am also showing original framed watercolors, including equine subjects and landscapes.  Use this certificate to receive 20% any framed work.jpg.20% certificate

Sampler of Mixed Media Collage at the Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade CO

For this collage series, I chose a variety subjects, all based on my original watercolors, which I  printed on Reeves paper.  The prints were then mounted on 7″ black square substrate.  I decorated each square with metallic inks, acrylic paints, and finished each with unique found objects.  All collages are now on sale for $25.  Collages can be purchased at the Blue Pig Gallery or through this web page.

"Dream Horse, Carousel"
“Dream Horse, Carousel”

print on paper, metallic ink, glass tiles

"Tree Frog"
“Tree Frog”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, ceramic fish, metal charm, plastic button

"Three Gossips"
“Three Gossips”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, metal & rhinestone charm, vintage rhinestone button

"Conversano Mima"
“Conversano Mima”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, porcelain, gold

 

"Riding for Rain"
“Riding for Rain”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, nickel, and pewter

"April Showers Bring May Flowers"
“April Showers Bring May Flowers”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, garnets, silver, and pewter

"Spring Glade"
“Spring Glade”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, glass beads

"When Horses Fly"
“When Horses Fly”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, brass and vintage buttons

"A Pause in the Day's Occupation"
“A Pause in the Day’s Occupation”

print on paper, metallic ink, acrylic paint, silver, and turquoise

"Wine Pearing, #1"
“Wine Pearing, #1”

print on paper, metallic ink, gold chain, vintage pin

Also available at the Blue Pig by Cheri Isgreen:

  • original watercolors
  • note cards and Christmas cards in a variety of themes
  • matted prints
  • origami horses
  • sculpture

20% all framed artwork through Jan. 1jpg.20% certificate

 

Art & Chocolate Walk, Palisade, NOV. 28, 2015

Art & Chocolate at the Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, CO
Art & Chocolate at the Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, CO

Art and Chocolate Walk

Location: The Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade
970-464-4819
3rd and Main
Palisade Colorado 81526

 

Palisade stores and vendors are all open and offering free chocolate to everyone all day. Get your card punched at each vendor, turn in your card at your last stop and be entered into a drawing for a big basket of goodies, filled with art, chocolate and many other wonderful things. The event starts at 10:30 am and lasts until 5 pm. Be sure to drop by the Blue Pig Gallery first.  The Blue Pig has a reputation for the best chocolate in town, along with a large variety of fine art and gifts for holiday shopping.

From top:  "Conversano Mima," "Riding for Rain," "Spring Glade," "Tree Frog," "A Pause in the Day's Occupation"
From top: “Conversano Mima,” “Riding for Rain,” “Spring Glade,” “Tree Frog,” “A Pause in the Day’s Occupation”

For the Chocolate Walk, I have been busy creating mixed media collages.  For this series, I chose a variety subjects, based on my original watercolors, which I  printed on Reeves paper.  The prints were then mounted on 7″ black square substrate.  I decorated each square with metallic inks, acrylic paints, and finished each with unique found objects.  All collages retail for $40.

Today I hung a new collection of framed watercolors featuring both equine subjects and landscapes.  I also have a wide variety of greeting cards, Christmas cards, journals with half-tone images from my pencil studies of horses, small “found-objects” horse sculptures, origami ornaments,  and monoprints.  Get started on your holiday shopping at this fun event!   If  you come the following day, Sunday, November 29th,  I’ll see you there.  Mention this post, and I’ll share some chocolate with you.

From now through the end of the year, purchase any of my framed artworks at the Blue Pig, Redstone Art Gallery, Gunnison Arts Center, Backstreet Bagels, my home studio, or from this website, and receive 20% off.  To order from the web, use the Gallery pulldown menu above.  You will find separate galleries for horses, landscapes, etc.    To redeem your 20% discount, scroll to the bottom of this post.  Select and drag the certificate to your desktop.  Print the certificate, fill it out, and bring it to any of the galleries mentioned above.

RECEIVE 20% OFF ANY FRAMED ARTWORK FROM CHERI ISGREEN FINE ART

Print this certificate and present at any gallery mentioned above.

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Honeybee Festival in Palisade this Weekend

Palisade, Colorado kicks off its festival season with the Honeybee Festival.  The center of the gallery will feature garden, agricultural, and honey bee themed art.  I will show a poured watercolor entitled, “Bounty,” celebrating my tomato garden.  My “gallery pod” at the Blue Pig has been updated with new paintings and greeting card collections.  The opening is Friday night with spectacular appetizers and beautiful art.  5-8 PM at the Blue Pig, Palisade, CO  Join us!

7th ANNUAL HONEYBEE FESTIVAL
COMES TO PALISADE!
April 10, Blue Pig Reception, 5 – 7:30
April 11, Street Fair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Palisade offers fun for the whole family at the
7th Annual Honeybee Festival!
Friday evening, April 10, come to the reception at the Blue Pig Gallery from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and enjoy gourmet appetizers as The Meadery pours honey wine. Browse art featuring birds, bees and blooms, as well as batik and encaustic works using bees wax in the process. 
  
Dan Bean will be on hand from the Palisade Insectary to answer all your questions about bees and he will have some beneficial insects on hand as well, for show and tell! The kids will love it and so will you!
  
On Saturday, bring the kids to town for lots of exciting events, including a spelling bee, bee costume contest, face painting and sidewalk chalk art they can create themselves. Wonderful vendors will line the streets and you’ll find delicious
food offerings at local restaurants and food trucks. 
There’s something for every taste!
"Bounty"  poured watercolor
“Bounty” poured watercolor