Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Art Display in December

Here is the PR I prepared for a show coming up in December if anyone is interested in seeing some of my work up close and personal.

Akron Area Artist, Barbara Krans Jenkins

Art Show featuring a retrospective of Wildlife, and Botanical Art.

December 6th through December 27th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday. December 6th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The North Water Street Gallery 257 N. Water StreetKent, OH 44240
Contact information:
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 pm.
Or by appointment
Jeff Ingram/Executive Director 330-673-4970

You will feel her passion for the woodlands we all live in here next to our wonderful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In addition to viewing Barbara's Wildlife paintings, this show will also feature her newest direction into the realm of 3-D art ... Gourds. These gourds continue with the same subjects she loves doing in her 2-D paintings. However, they contain line drawing done with a Wood Burning tool, and sculpting done with Dremel Tools. Finally, she finishes them off with colored pencil and coats of UV protecting clear acrylic spray to seal her art permanently on the surface of these gourds.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shows and Gallery Representation

Up-coming 2009 Show Schedule:

February 3rd through February 27th, 2009
Gourds on display in showcases plus 22
Paintings in Art Gallery (back where the Tax information is, in the back of the first floor) from February 3rd through February 27th, 2009.
Location: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
3512 Darrow Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

Contact Information:
Phone: (330) 688-3295
Library Web site:

April 3rd, through May 14th, 2009
Reception Date:
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road

Kirtland, OH 44094
Contact Information: (440) 946-4400
(Holden Arboretum is open daily from 9 am until 5 pm)

Galleries currently representing my work:

The Harris Stanton Gallery in Fairlawn, OH handles some of my Gourds. Location:
2301 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: 330-867-7600
Web site:

The Hudson Fine Art & Framing Company has a few gourds, and also some 2-D paintings.
Location: Brewster Mansion

9 Aurora Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Contact Information: 330-650-2800
Web site:
Hours: Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday Evening till 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Dovetail Gallery and Studio
Location: 7901 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209-9602
Gallery Owner: Kathy Mand Beck
Phone:(920) 868-3987
Web Site:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Cardinal art

Just finished this one yesterday and took it out to MD Garage in Boston Township (on Boston Mills Rd. just north of Peninsula, off Riverview Rd.) where it will be on display through October. It's quite small (5"x5" image), but, nice.
BTW, next weekend, Oct. 11 & 12th, the Art @ M.D.Garage Show will be temporarily closed because of a Marathon for the weekend. "Art @ MD Garage" will then continue, Sat & Sundays, Oct 18 & 19, and 25 & 26th. Then, M.D. Garage closes until next Spring.

Thanks to those of you who have stopped by to see these shows on the weekends this year. I have enjoyed working there often. I like "Gallery Sitting", because I can get in a whole day of work on art. I set up in the Garage there beside the Towpath which runs through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We artists (many of us are original members of the "Crooked River Gang" ... I am one of these) take turns manning the Garage Shows for the National Park and each other.

Later-Gater (dating myself, I know) Barb