September 2, 2014

The Gift of Handmade Art at Topanga Canyon Gallery

 

PHOTO BY FERESHTEH FATEMI

The Gift of Handmade Art at Topanga Canyon Gallery

Necklaces by Karrie Ross, ‘My Hands Talking,’ can be seen at the Topanga Canyon Gallery for the annual holiday show or online at www.myhandstalking.com.

Gift giving has never been easier or more fulfilling when purchasing a piece of original art at Topanga Canyon Gallery.

Gallery artists turn it on for the Holidays, with work in all mediums. Back by popular demand is the now legendary $50 wall of 6 x 6” art plus many more hand-made items below $50.

Original Saviskas decorated gourds usually sell out. If you like the earth-bound feel of clay, look for ceramic vases, bowls, mirror frames, cups and more by Catterall, Nissman, and Goldberg. Hand-made jewelry—always welcome and easy to mail—by Andrews, Fatemi and Haley. This year, painter Karrie Ross has literally lent her hand to jewelry making.

Blown glass, rare and beautiful by Azad and Haskell. Painter Spence’s hand-painted silk scarves in addition to her original flower designs printed on sturdy tote bags. Paintings remain the most numerous art form in the gallery, with new works by Green, Swenson, Becker, Brock, Browning, Brunnick, Feeley, Buch, Goldfarb, Adams, Harris, Lomino, Tanner and others.

If you don’t see that perfect gift hanging on the walls, go through one of the bins for more affordable unframed work.

Award-winning photographers Willat and Horowitz not only have large photographs, but also have embellished cards, coasters, and books.

For more eclectic tastes, look in the treasure chest filled with hand-knotted necklaces and original ornaments hand-painted by Fagen or whimsical sculptures by Finley hanging around.

Caution: there is a downside to buying a gift of art. Over the years several of our customers have confessed that they never gave the piece they bought for a friend but kept it for themselves. Whether or not you know it, you may be buying something for yourself.

Or maybe this year, you’ll find a replacement gift to assuage your guilty pleasure. We won’t tell.

Customers and collectors are welcome throughout the holiday season from Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are extended on Saturday, Dec. 15 for Snow Night at Pine Tree Circle, and from Monday, Dec. 17 through Dec. 24.

Stop in for some Holiday Cheer.

Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., #109, in Pine Tree Circle. For additional information: www.topangacanyongallery.com; or (310) 455-7909.