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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to Oaks just in time to kick off your holiday shopping. Put your shopping shoes on and join us Friday through Sunday, November 8-10 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sugarloaf features the work of more than 350 highly regarded artists all in one place. Enjoy meeting the artists and learning about their process. Find the most unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. And, feel good knowing your holiday shopping is supporting small creative businesses.
All in all, Sugarloaf is a feast for the artistic and culinary spirit. Purchase your tickets online and save 20%. There is abundant free onsite parking and each festival ticket is good for the entire weekend. If coming from out of town, check out these participating hotels for the Sugarloaf rate.
The show is conveniently located in in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is just minutes away from King of Prussia.
"Dreaming Raccoon", one of the artworks I plan on bringing to Sugarloaf
It's the first ever OPEN STUDIO at my art studio on Chain Street in Norristown, PA! We will be open ONE DAY ONLY Sunday, December 8, 11 to 5 PM. This is a free event.
DETAILS: Host artists LYNNETTE SHELLEY (Studio 6) and ELENA DIMI (Studio 4) and guests artists JENNIFER DOMAL and ALBENA PASHOVA welcome you to the studios and invite you to relax, shop and chat with the artists about their work and the artists life. There will be complimentary refreshments available.
The studios are located on the THIRD FLOOR at 601 Chain Street in Norristown PA.
Street Parking is available on Chain Street and the surrounding streets including Market St. The studios are also located a few blocks from the Norristown Train station.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO RSVP if you wish to attend the open studio. You will be given a phone number to text so that when you arrive at the studios one of the artists can come downstairs and let you in the building. There is no doorbell so unless you text us, we won't know to let you in the building, and because the studios are located in a mixed use building (private apartments are on the bottom floors), we cannot leave the street level door unlocked. To RSVP please mark that you will be attending on our Facebook event page.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
LYNNETTE SHELLEY (Studio 6, Paintings) Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media animal paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, folktales, tribal art and world mythology, Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her highly detailed and complex compositions are created using a sophisticated process developed from a buildup of multiple layers incorporating techniques in both drawing and painting - from crosshatching to dry brushing to ink splashes and freehand drawing.
Shelley's animal and mythological-themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally at museums, art galleries and other venues.
In addition to her fine art pursuits, Shelley is also the co-founder of The Red Masque, an original dark art rock / progressive rock band she has been writing and performing in since 2001. Shelley is also the vocalist in Green Cathedral, a contemporary art rock band. They released their debut album in 2017.
Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and maintains a private studio in Norristown.
ELENA DIMI (Studio 4, Photography) Elena Dimi is an award-winning photographer with a fine art portraiture background, based in Philadelphia, PA. Her true passion is to photograph people, constantly trying to discover their intimate images. The key element that she looks for in her work is reminiscence.
JENNIFER DOMAL (Pysanky) Jennifer Domal is best known for writing designs on eggshells using melted beeswax, dye and acid, an art form known as pysanky. Her Polish-Lithuanian heritage first introduced her and her passion for abstract and idealized forms, pattern and repetition, line and dot influenced her decision to continue using eggshells. Ancient cultures and traditional art forms that use pattern, line and bold color captivate her eye and will often find a way into pysanky and batik eggs. Designs are written on shells as small as quail and bobwhite up to emu and ostrich, although the artist admits duck are a favorite for the porcelain like finish.
Domal grew up in Bucks County and moved to Chester County soon after graduating from West Chester University. She went back to West Chester University to attain a BFA in Studio Arts as a “mature” student after finally realizing that she was an artist.
Domal has won awards in exhibitions for drawings, paintings and pysanky. She sells her work online, at shows and festivals, and in galleries.
ALBENA PASHOVA (Paintings) Albena Pashova is newest addition to the artists community in the Main line area.
Her paintings are a free flowing interpretation of emotions. Playful and uninhibited her original art pieces are inspired by nature. The free flow of paint on her canvases captures the raw passion of landscapes and the quiet beauty of flower compositions.
Self-thought raw talent, Albena uses a variety of acrylic pouring medium techniques enhanced with gentle brush stokes. The color scheme, bold and vibrant, is often accompanied by her signature wispy lacing and tonal transitions.
She creates paintings as a conversation starter with her clients. Larger scale art and custom color scheme can be commissioned.
Some of her work is featured in her online portfolio ArtFlowing:
Ongoing Lynnette’s artwork “Sacred Hare” was one of 18 artworks selected for the Lamp Post Banner Project by the West Chester Borough Public Arts Commission. As a part of this project, original art by regional artists were printed on banners that are hung in downtown West Chester (at a central three-block stretch of High Street) as a part of a public arts initiative. The art banners were installed in June 2018.
Through November 9, 2019 "Into the Enchanted Wild", Featured Artist at Exhibit B Gallery, 105 North Main Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania.
November 8-10, 2019 Sugarloaf Craft Festival Fall Oaks Show | Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, Pennsylvania. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM; Sunday 10 AM-5 PM. Tickets $8 online, $10 at the door.
December 1-23, 2019 Holiday Group Show, Red Raven Art Company, 138 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Opening reception, December 6, 5-8 PM.
December 8, 2019 Open Studio on Chain Street, 601 Chain Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania. 11- 5 PM. It's the first ever OPEN STUDIO at the art studios on Chain Street in Norristown, PA! Host artists LYNNETTE SHELLEY (Studio 6) and ELENA DIMI (Studio 5) and guests artists JENNIFER DOMAL and ALBENA PASHOVA welcome you to the studios and invite you to relax, shop and chat with the artists about their work and the artists life. There will be complimentary refreshments available. This is a free event. The studios are located on the THIRD FLOOR at 601 Chain Street in Norristown PA. You must RSVP to attend.
January 1-27, 2020 Group Show, Red Raven Art Company, 138 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Opening reception, January 3, 5-8 PM..
January 29 - February 2, 2020 Art Show at the Malvern Retreat House, 315 S Warren Ave, Malvern, Pennsylvania. Additional details TBA.