Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June,
year the gallery partnered with The Heritage Child Development
Berryville to showcase children’s art in
a show entitled “Budding Artists.” It was so well
received by the community that the partners decided to reprise
As many as 80 pieces will be on display
made by children as young as three months old.
The show opens with a special reception
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 7th.
The entire community is encouraged to
stop by and see this joyous collection during its two week run.
It will help explain why no less an artist than Pablo Picasso
said he borrowed freely from the creations of children and
always had their artwork hanging in his studio.
Gallery Welcomes New
Water Color Artist, Andrea Burke
My creations are from the heart.”
Originally from Great Falls, Montana,
Andrea Burke began painting in 2000, taking a
watercolor class at the San Diego Art Museum,
while living in San Diego with her husband.
Working as a realtor, she got to know the area
well and fell in love with all the historic
buildings, painting many of them and then
donating the finished products to local
organizations for fund-raisers.
Retiring in 2011, Burke notes she is “now
dedicating her time to artwork and being a
Fiber Artist, Chantal Gabard Signs On as New
When dressmaker and fiber artist, Chantal Gabard
agreed to help manage customer relations and
operations at the gallery in early 2013,
everyone was thrilled.
Her background in accounting coupled with an
understanding of art and artists makes her a
perfect match. In addition, she has an
undeniable gift for responding to customer needs
– whether it's providing information about an
artist or helping visitors choose the
And when French-speaking customers discover
she's Paris-born and bred -- they can't wait to
try out their language skills on her.
Best of all, she is an extraordinary fiber
artist, part of a group of a dozen or so women
who call themselves KAOS i.e. “knitting and
other stuff.” The group has been showing
and selling their work through the gallery since
2012 and helped create last fall's highly
successful Fabulous Fibers for All show,
which will be reprised this year.
The community will see Gabard's superb
dress-making skills on display in her faithful
rendering of a late 18th century Regency gown
during the gallery's Faraway Places
exhibit in April. She fashioned the
pattern based on a dress she saw at the Victoria
and Albert gallery in London.