Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here's the latest in a series of articles from the Main Line Times. A HUGE thank you to Cheryl Allison for her ongoing coverage of the Market. I am forever in her debt! So many sellers were able to be included in the piece, and they included a reprint of one of Sherry McVicar's barn paintings as well.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 3:26 PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Just posted online, along with a picture of Salvation Nation's beautiful antique brooch. We're in the home stretch now. Over 20 individual sellers and filling the last remaining spots. Opening day is going to be amazing. A huge thank you to all of my committed sellers!!! Now, everyone pray for...
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 6:32 PM
Joining us from Pine Street in Philadelphia, Francis Nestor from Cottage will be bringing vintage furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories. For those of you who are fans of mid-century modern or furniture and accessories with strong and simple sculptural forms, you should have a field day at this tent. Shown below are a set of three 1960's upholstered cubes, a pair of mid-century chairs, and Thonet barstools (set of 4)....and for the traditionalists, a beautiful pair of 19th century slipper chairs.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 6:15 AM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sherry McVickar creates beautiful, romantic paintings of the barns in Montgomery, Delaware, Berks, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties. Captured in impressionist realism's brilliant oil paint colors, they are heavily applied in palette knife style. She is the 2010 Featured Artist of the Chester County Art Association and exhibits extensively at local galleries including the Hardcastle Gallery in DE and The Chestnut Hill Gallery in Philadelphia.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 7:36 AM
Friday, March 26, 2010
Big thanks again to Philadephia Magazine for covering the Clover Market in the new April issue in their "Style Scene" section. I intercepted the magazine from my mailman and almost knocked him over in my excitement. They included a beautiful closeup of one of Cara Hermann's antique brooches (she of Salvation Nation)...looking fabulous, Cara! Apologies for the scan quality - check out p. 36 lower left hand corner!
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 9:13 AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Chris and Gillian are joining us thanks for our partnership with InLiquid! Although Chris has traditionally focused on figurative photography, he has recently begun to address urban landscapes as seen through his city series and the infrareds shown below. Chris is also a member of the Nexus Foundation for Today's Art and has curated many shows in the Philadelphia area.
Gillian employs traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques, including photography and silkscreen, to consider the abandoned industrial buildings of Philadelphia. She writes on her website that "There is something hauntingly beautiful in the textures of an abandoned, derelict building which evoke memories and pose questions about past inhabitants and present conditions." Gillian is also a First Friday alum and currently showing her work at Verdad in Bryn Mawr.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 6:27 PM
Acknowledged by his peers as being one of the finest courtroom artists in the country, William is also an accomplished landscape and portrait painter (working in oil and watercolor) and a teacher of landscape painting. You may have seen his outdoor murals at 15th & Walnut and 22nd & Walnut in Philadelphia or his murals at the Palm Restaurants. He is the former Chairman of Illustration at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and past president of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Please don't miss him at the tent he will be sharing with fellow artist Nancy Herman.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 9:33 AM
Nancy Herman is an accomplished local Main Line artist who has recently been painting small format (5" x 7", 6" x 8") work on a daily basis, mostly of Merion and the surrounding areas on the Main Line. Her work is chronicled on her blog, Postcards from Merion, which I've been enthusiastically following for awhile. These little treasures will be featured at Nancy's booth at the Market which she is sharing with William Terney. To me, these paintings really capture the simple, often overlooked beauty of everyday buildings and scenes in our area. More about Nancy's studio and plein air work is here.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 7:27 AM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
If you want to see the work of a real artisan, please stop by Nicholas Thaete's table. A master of hand and machine caning, weaving, rushing, and splinting of chairs, Nick has been in business since 1980 as owner of Philadelphia-based Cane and Rush. We are very excited to have him at the Market demonstrating the true art of chair caning. If you have a beautiful old chair that needs refurbishing, please stop by to see how it's done and talk to Nick about how he might help revive your treasure.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 7:59 AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Started in South Philly in 2006 by Beth Medoway and Colleen Hammond, A Square Deal has gathered a roster of over 100 artists, both emerging and established, who have all agreed to create art within a small square format. All artwork is executed on 20cm (7.8 inches) square masonite panels prepared distributed to the artists by A Square Deal. The work is varied in style, genre, and medium, including paintings, collage, graphic art, photography and mixed media. Colleen and Beth will be coming to Clover Market with a great selection of affordable art from some of the area's best talent.
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 11, 2010
With the first real signs of spring outside, I've been in a "blue" mood lately dreaming about the colors of the ocean and sky in summertime. Imagine how happy I was when I saw Seth's application photos for Clover Market. Seth is a local artist who works in larger scale acrylics on canvas. The pics below give you a snapshot of his vibrant and energetic work.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Just got word that the television crew from Channel 6 ABC's FYI Philly (broadcast on Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11:30 am) will be out filming at the Clover Market on opening day April 11. Get ready for your closeups everyone :)
Posted by Janet Gardner Long at 2:50 PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
More Than Old is just what the name says...old, vintage, and contemporary products. They've been on 3rd Street in Old City since 2004 and carry a mix of mid-century furniture and many earlier pieces and unusual finds like barware, art glass, and perfume bottles. They plan to bring a mix of furniture, barware, mirrors, and lamps to Clover Market this spring. I know my "bar" could use a little sprucing up!