Gail Johnson’s Wearable Art Jewelry Is Featured At Lighthouse ArtCenter’s WARHOL! WARHOL!WARHOL! Exhibit Through March 23

Gail Johnson‘s jewelry creations are truly pieces of wearable art!  Gail was chosen by the Lighthouse ArtCenter to participate in the WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL! themed exhibit running NOW through March 23, 2022.  In addition, Gail has just launched a new website showcasing her designs which have been sold nation-wide in prestigious boutiques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I  want  my  jewelry  to  give  people  joy  and  amusement  in  their  daily  lives”  ~  Gail Johnson

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/

Gallery Hours:   

Monday-Thursday: 9  – 5   Friday: 9  – 4       Saturday: 10 – 4     Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace by Gail Johnson 

 

 

 

 

” I feel energized, relaxed and accomplished when my wearable art is finished.  Anything that tickles my fancy bone or fancies my tickle bone works for me.  I take simple textures and create sophisticated, whimsical, fun, one-of-a-kind pieces.”  ~  Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Necklace by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

 

Gail Johnson tells The Rickie Report, ” Rather than following only trends, my jewelry encapsulates the spirit of innovation.  I constantly search for new ways to look at jewelry design as a multifaceted architecture of shapes, colors and materials”. From a unique Calder-inspired necklace to a Warhol-inspired design, Gail includes a funky mix of body art that transforms the everyday into something exclusive!

 

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind bracelets by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Gail’s enthusiasm can be summed up, as she shares “Unique crafted statement jewelry made with special craftsmanship, care and passion. When buying from an artist you’re buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of effort and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of PURE JOY!  You aren’t just buying a thing. You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life. I hope you find something that touches your heart”.

 

 

 

Close-up of earrings by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Gail thinks of jewelry as personal, wearable art making a statement by the wearer.  While her career has spanned the corporate world, Gail always had to be involved with a creative outlet.  “From an early age I was always designing  something which encompassed publication in McCalls handcrafted magazine.  I am drawn to a variety of design, textures, colors and components. Although the materials vary, the common denominators in my work are color and texture”.

 

 

 

 

Sneak peek of 3 more necklaces by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Very few materials are out-of-bounds as Gail uses paper, lampwork, glass, hand carved beads, nuts, ceramic, rubber bands, wire, cord, paper and more.  Her artistry has been sold at Palm Springs, CA, Womens Creative Expo-Palm Beach, Gallery Five in Tequesta FL, Artisan Gallery of Lake Worth and Lighthouse Gallery located in Jupiter, FL. ” I feel energized, relaxed and accomplished when my wearable art is finished.  Anything that tickles my fancy bone or fancies my tickle bone works for me.   I take simple textures and create sophisticated, whimsical, fun, one-of-a-kind pieces. I want my jewelry to give people joy and amusement in their daily lives”.

 

For more information:

Website:  gailjohnsonjewelry.com

Instagram  gailjohnsonjewelry

Email:  gailjohnsonjewelry@gmail.com

 

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter:

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.

 

For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave Welcome you to: “heARTful Home”, From Our Hands to Your Heart

Home is where the heart is and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art!  Artisans on the Ave boutique gallery represents  28 talented artists from the surrounding community.  On February 6th, celebrate “heARTful  Home” and choose from a vast array of  one of-a-kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht.  A percentage of the sales will benefit The American Heart Association, so you will be helping people all around!  The Rickie Report applauds galleries and art events who combine their love of art and love of community in this way.  Here are some sneak peeks and details about this FREE event.  Remember to wear red!

 

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Artisans On The Ave

“heARTful Home”

From Our Hands to Your Heart

Friday February 6, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Sales benefit  The American Heart Association

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-582-3300   or   561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

 

Home is where the heart is … and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art made by one of our 28 local talented artists! Choose from a vast array of special one of a kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht. Artisans On The Ave has something for every Art lover and Art collector. We offer personalized service from our artists in the gallery that will help you with your selection.

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

A contemporary painting will enhance the colors of your room. A beautiful hand woven natural basket can add warmth to your decor. Whatever your style is, Artisans On The Ave has a wonderful selection that will please. The fused glass fish, seashell art and nautical hand painted trays will bring charm to your beach house by the ocean.

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

 

A pop art sculpture that is a great conversation piece for your guests. A lovely bronze adds romance to any room. Select from ceramic, wood or metal art that can be either functional or “make the heart smile” decorative. The art of our photographers will take you to places you have never been but always wanted to travel to.

 

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

Select an original handcrafted piece of jewelry created by one of our many exquisite artists. The “heARTful Home” is always near with each individualized piece you wear.  Our various mixed media assemblage art and the vivid encaustic wax collages will bring a unique touch to your place.

 

 

Lori Axelrod's Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Lori Axelrod’s Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave has Gift Certificates for purchase, if you want that special someone to choose their own artwork. Please join us for this very special event. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the gallery sales will benefit The American Heart Association. Show your support and wear red. From our hands to your heart!  Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this free event!

 

For more information please visit:

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291