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Cathy Rappeport - handcrafted sterling silver jewelry

Cathy received a BA from Tyler School of Art- Temple University.  She majored in art history and studio art.  She also studied jewelry design with master silversmiths at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA. from 2003-2007. Cathy is truly a designer with flair.  All of Cathy’s designs are the result of intense labor, there are very few  molds Her jewelry has been exhibited and sold in the Philadelphia area including Manayunk and the Main Line Art Center.  Cathy is currently serving on the Craft Show Committee at the Main Line Art Center. According to Cathy, "Nature is an endless ocean of ideas. The different forms, shapes and textures of flowers, leaves, animals and insects are the source of inspiration for my jewelry creations. To capture what I see in nature and create an object of adornment out of raw materials is the essence of my work".


sterling silver cuff bracelet
$165


sterling silver cuff bracelet with hematite cabochons
$165



sterling silver cuff bracelet with almondine garnet cabochons $165


sterling silver cuff bracelet with one blue mist topaz cabochon $165


sterling silver cuff bracelet with one blue mist topaz cabochon $165
   

sterling silver cuff bracelet
$165
   
 
Lois Jones - Morning Silk Studio, Ltd.

Lois is primarily a self-taught artist. She began to seriously paint after raising a family of three children and pursuing a career in the corporate world. According to Lois, “My work is a fusion of East and West. It is not of a particular style, place or time. The images live within me and are born into my painting”. Her interests are diverse and she has enjoyed working with many mediums. Lois works most often in watercolor and pastel. She has studied Charcoal Drawing, Watercolors, and Sketchbook Drawing at both the Community Arts Center of Wallingford and Delaware County Community College; and has taken instruction in Pastels from well-known Philadelphia artist Veronica Gledhill. Artist Josephine Tsai has been her instructor in the art of Chinese Brush painting. Lois extended her studies by attending the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China, and the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. In 2006 she audited a class in Asian Art History and Architecture at Penn State University. In 2007 Lois returned to China traveling 2700 miles on the Silk Road. Lois is currently studying with American Artist Karl J. Kuerner. Lois has received numerous awards including honorable Mention with American College in 2005 and 2006. She has also won numerous awards at the Media Art Show including first place in 2006. Her memberships include The Artists Guild of DE Co, The Delaware Valley Art League, Chinese Brush Painting & Calligrapher’s Society and the Wallingford Community Art Center.


Witness on Mt Arbel
14x16(framed) $395
Watercolor on Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100




Blessings
11x12(framed) $132
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100


Dragonfly
11x12(framed) $95
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100



Happiness Supplied
11x12(framed) $124
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100




Longevity
11x12(framed) $118
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100


Welcome Pine
16x22(framed) $675
Watercolor on Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $10



Midnight Bamboo
12x14(framed) $200
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $10



Peach Blossom Stream
14x18(framed) $495
Watercolor on Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $10



Spring Bouquet
11x12(framed) $112
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100



Strength
11x12(framed) $135
Ink on Rice Paper
Prints: 8x10 $30;
11x14 $45;
16x20 $100

 
Alice Dustin

Alice Dustin is an oil painter who delights in color and the way oil paint can be put down with a brush. Dustin is known for her impressionistic style, a natural result of alla prima painting, done in or outdoors reacting to the subject at hand. Dustin's themes range from still life to land or cityscape and include the figure and the animal world. She began to show her work in 1999 and has since won many awards including the Juror's Award at the Wayne National Juried Art Show in 2003, Fellowship of PAFA: M. Van Kirk Award, 2005.Woodmere Art Museum: Maurice Freed Memorial Prize, 2005 First Second, and Purchase Award at Rittenhouse Square (2000,2002,2003), the Fred & Naomi Hazell Award at the Fleisher Art Memorial (2000), and the Friends Award of the Tri-States Artist Equity Exhibit in 2001 among others. She has had numerous solo and two person shows in local galleries and art center sponsored exhibits. She shows with galleries in the Philadelphia area as well as in New York, Delaware, and Massachusetts. Alice Dustin has chosen her medium to suit her talents and personality. She is an enthusiastic and spontaneous person and finds the qualities of oil paint suit her well. She enjoys the creamy consistency of oils which she applies to a prepared surface that allows for a fluid movement of the paint. Doing a loose under-painting she grounds her expression in a clear and dramatic sense of light and dark. From there she is free to respond to color and to make the brush stroke give life to her work. She appreciates the understated and ultimately finds harmony in simple themes.


Cezanne Peaches
24" x 36"
oil on panel
$3500.00



Diabolo Lake
24" x 30"
oil on panel
$2800.00



Dixon Farm
14" x 16"
oil on panel
$1300.00


Hagley Canal
20" x 16"
oil on panel
$1500.00



Icy Branches
18" x 24"
oil on panel
$2200.00


Orange Vase
18" x 24"
oil on panel
$2200.00


Stripes on Stripes
20" x 24"
oil on panel
$2400.00


Virginia Valley
11" x 14"
oil on panel
$900.00



Yellow Cup, Rosebuds
10" x 12"
oil on panel
$800.00



Yellow Rose on Purple
14" x 18"
oil on canvas
$1400.00
 
Sandra Stevenson

“Creating art is a passionate, joyful experience, but composing a pretty picture is not enough. I want to capture life as we live it, from goodness and light to storms and shadows. God blessed me with a gift, and I am grateful.”
Stevenson discovered her life’s passion after taking one art lesson. “I knew without a doubt I would spend the rest of my life expressing my feelings and view of the world through some artistic means.” As an award winning artist, her work has appeared in invitational, international, national, and regional shows. Jurors describe her work as having “compelling light and mystery” (Erika Neidardt); “unusual color and composition…where one might move easily into a spiritual place” (Ernie Norcia); “wonderful luminosity (Val Roaam); and as “combining sound artistic practice with emotional response to themes or ideas” (Jan Gardner). Two pieces of her art were chosen to highlight a Home & Garden television show “Look Who’s Coming to Decorate”. Her current series, “Coast to Coast”, stems from her love of the sea and her fond memories of summers spent at the shore. In addition, she uses water to express symbolically the human condition whether it be secure in a protected cove, adrift in a sea of uncertainty, or at risk facing the furies of an angry ocean.

Stevenson has studied with a number of internationally known artists. Marietta Dantonio was the person from whom she took that first lesson which was to change the course of her life. She has also studied with AMARIS of Mexico City, Ruth Ann Crawford, Jon Redmond, E O Omwake, and Karl Kuerner. “Each has given me a new and different prospective from which to view the world, and I am indebted to all for their contribution to my growth as an artist with a unique outlook.”

A love of adventure and concern for the human condition led Stevenson from Creamery, a rural community in southeastern Pennsylvania, to New York City and a first career in Social Work. Her love of diversity found fulfillment with year-long sojourns in Mexico City and Hong Kong from which she traveled throughout Mexico, Southeast Asia, and China. These experiences resulted in the discovery of the commonalities we all share in spite of outward appearances and of the power of art to speak across cultural and generational lines. It is from this vantage point that Stevenson views the world.


After the Deluge, 24x30, oil on canvas, $900.  Prints L. E.( 20): 9-1/2x12 on paper $60;
24x30 on canvas $325


Mystical Beach, Big Sur, 16x20, oil on canvas, $500.  Prints: 8x10 on paper $45; L.E. (20): 16x20 on paper $145,
16x20 on canvas $145



Together,
  16x20, oil on canvas, $500.     Prints: 8x10 on paper $45; L.E. (20): 16x20 on paper $145, 16x20 on canvas $145



Sun Down,
16x20, oil on canvas,  $500.    Prints: 8x10 on paper $45; L.E. (20): 16x20 on paper $145, 16x20 on canvas $145


Exposed,
16x20, oil on board, $500.  Prints: 8x10 on paper $45; L.E. (20): 16x20 on paper $145, 16x20 on canvas $145


Sailing and Soaring, 20x16, oil on board, $500.  Prints 10x8 on paper $45, L.E. (20): 20x16 on paper $145, 20x16 on canvas $145


The Pedestal,
24x30, oil on canvas, $900.  Prints: L.E. (20):  9-1/2x12 on paper $60;
24x30 on canvas $325


Maine Cove,
24x30, oil on canvas, $900.   Prints: L.E. (20):  9-1/2x12 on paper $60;
24x30 on canvas $325



Headland with Pines, 24x30, oil on canvas, $900.  Prints: L.E. (20):  9-1/2x12 on paper $60; 24x30 on canvas $325


Morning on the Big Sur,
24x48, oil on canvas (original sold).  Prints (limited Edition of 20): 12x24 on paper $135;
24x48 on canvas $520
 
Susan Stefanski

Susan is an artist with a spiritual connection. Susan worked as an administrative assistant at Villanova University where she took her first art class in the fall 1999 and found her love. She took classes at Villanova University, Main Line Art Center and Wayne Art Center. Susan experimented with many art mediums but keep coming back to representational painting in Oil, Watercolor and Pastels. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Philadelphia region and the Jersey Shore. My work has been purchased or commissioned by more than 25 private collectors. One hundred percent of the artist’s profit will benefit “Women of Hope” and the Notre Dame Nuns' efforts to help the poor in Tanzania, Africa “The Children in the Between”.


Across the River
24x36 Oil
$1200


Ardrossan Reflections
14x18 Oil
$450


Early Summer, Chanticleer
14x18 Oil
$450


Low Tide
18x24 framed in gold plein air $495.


Merion Pump House
16x16 Oil
$495


Pots & Plants
18x24 framed in silver plein air Wc
$495



Preserve
24x30 Oil
$950


Rose Tree Distance
16x20 Oil
$600


Summer Grasses
24x36 Oil
$1200



Summer Morn
12x12 Oil
$395
 
Josette Simon-Gestin

Josette Simon-Gestin grew up in Brittany, France where she studied art at The Beaux-arts in Rennes. As a consequence of her husband's work, she moved to the USA in Oklahoma City. Simon-Gestin started to print at the Paseo Intaglio Printers and to show her art in group shows and individual shows. Her art work was shown in Florida, Missouri, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and in Japan. Simon-Gestin later moved to Philadelphia where she got involved with the Women's Caucus for Art and Art at the Armory. After three years, they returned to Europe. In Italy, Austria, and France, her work was exhibited in several galleries. In Brittany, she reconnected with her roots and was invited to be in the Euroceltic Festival. During the stay in Europe, her work was still shown in the United States and is part of private and public collections such as Hyatt Hotel Hawaii, Mayo clinic Minneapolis and, in Oklahoma, at the Health Science Center, Coach House restaurant and the Irish Realty among many other collections. Simon-Gestin attended the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts 11 times and was the poster artist in 1992. She had several one person shows in Oklahoma, the Norick Art Center OCU, City Art Center and Pickard Gallery. For the last three years she has been reconnecting with the Philadelphia area and showing her work in different venues.


Hide and seek 3
$550
 20x24


Chi siete 8
$1900
35x39


Clotheline 3
$2800
40x47


Hide and seek 4
$550
20x24


Sans motif 2
$350
16x20


Ailleurs 7
 $1800
34x38


Qui -etes-vous? 4
$1550
27x35


Donna con vestito
$275
12x16


Donna con il pesce
$275
12x16


Jazz 11
$1400
27x35
 
Beverly Benson

Beverly relates, “As a colorist painter, my work reflects my love of nature as I observe the array and arrangement of hues it has to offer. My language is strokes, blends, harmony and dynamics of structure. Light carves out space as the strength of the light predicts the intensity of the hue. I am intrigued as much with the colors in the dark as I am with those in the light.
Construction of a picture to me is a constant push and pull of idea: composition, architecture of light, surface texture, believability, authenticity, abstraction, dream, illusion, reality, forgetting the picture plane... remembering. My best pieces have evolved when there was a paradoxical engagement of the deep subconscious simultaneously with heightened awareness”.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the Greater metropolitan Region.


Primavera Frannie, 16x20 inches, o/c,
$550


Crab Apple Before the Bloom,
16x20 inches, o/c,
$550


Wooden Fence,
16x20 inches,o/c,
$600



Willows,
(painted to the occasional conversation between 3 bullfrogs), 9x12 inches, o/c,
$325


Willows, Morning Mist,
5x7 inches, o/c,
$175


Sycamore, Early Spring,
12x24 inches, o/c,
$500


Roses with Reflection, 9x12 inches, Pastel,
$550
"Art of the Flower" 2009 Prize winner, Philadelphia Sketch Club



Visionary,
24x48 inches, Oil on canvas, Sample Commission



Fruit with White Pitcher,
15.75 x 11.75 inches, Pastel,
$550
Tinicum Arts Festival 2008 Award Winning




 
Daisy Cohen

New York based artist Daisy Cohen, has worked as a commercial artist and a fashion designer. And not just anywhere as a fashion designer, but for companies such as Calvin Klein and Sassoon Jeans. Daisy also owned her own firm Bebe Blond for 4 years. After some time working as a commercial artist, she became dissatisfied. Daisy began painting large canvas and plexiglass sheet abstracts. Her work evolved naturally using paint, spackle, caulk and whatever else the paintings dictated. Daisy states, “Sometimes I feel as though I should stop and sometimes there is a need to go further. It is never the same and I don’t try to control the process. I enjoy the surprise as well as the enjoyment it gives the viewer.” Some of her collectors include Patrick Delaney, Senior Vice president of UBS and George Manahan, conductor for the New York City Opera. Daisy has exhibited her work in the Philadelphia suburban area and New York. She will also be exhibiting at the Venezuelan Embassy, in New York, in December. Daisy paintings push the bounds of form and materials. Her superbly inventive painting process is mixture of formalism and some unusual materials. Because she uses acrylic paint on plexiglass, she taps into a world where chance is king. Her elegant watercolor-like paintings capture the moment of washy paint dispersion. It is a familiar mixture of color and fluid rarely seen frozen in such perfection. Daisy’s unconventional process replaces much of the artist hand with physical phenomena, and in doing so asks some provocative questions regarding the role of the artist. Daisy is a locator of sublime form as much as she is a creator of it. Her process allows her to take snapshots of the material nature of paint and processes. There is no question that Daisy’s fluid abstractions are quite thrilling to see. As paintings, the works create a composition with an almost unimaginable spatial complexity. As experiments, the works are fascinating investigations into physics of raw material.


Floral Japonaise
24x30 Enamel & acrylic on plexi glass
$
350.00


Wreath
30x30 Enamel & acrylic on plexi glass
$400.00


Neptune’s Cave
24 x 28 Enamel & acrylic on plexi glass
$350.00


Piranha
24 x 28 Enamel & acrylic on plexi glass
$350.00


Jelly Fish
32 x36 Acrylic on plexi glass
$500.00


Oddyssey
28x48 Acrylic on Plexy
$995.00


Creation II
20x48 Oil on Canvas

SOLD


Orbit
30X40 Oil on Canvas
$ 500.00


Phosphorescence
12 X 16 Acrylic on plexi glass
$250.00


Universe
36x48 Acrylic on Plexy
$1,100.00
 
Paulette Bensignor

Paulette Bensignor is a twenty-first century artist, who works with the image of the landscape. Though detailed and realistic in nature, her work encompasses much more. The repetitive use of tiny lines and shapes are the real subjects of her work. These lines assist the viewer to forget the overall immediate appearance of the work and access one's inner self. At first glance, the viewer may think they are seeing a real landscape, but, in fact, they are in for another experience. Bensignor's technique, her interest in the environment and use of symbolism in her work mark her as a truly modern, unique artist. She has continuously exhibited and won various awards for her work as a painter and printmaker.

Talented and hard working, Bensignor is represented in a number of public and private collections in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, S. Korea, Belgium and Portugal. Some of her public collections include The DuPont Corporation, Verizon, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Hilton Hotel Corporation and McGraw Hill Publishing Company in New York City and London. Her work has also been featured in a documentary on Artists at Blue Hill on P.B.S. television in New York. Paulette Bensignor lives and works on the Main Line with her husband and daughter.


Composition In White, Daffodils,
@1990 16”x33” momoprint on rag in a frame price
$900


Bear,
@2001 72”highx30”wide x13”deep acrylic over paper, plaster, steel and mixed media; price, $4,000. (4 paintings 60" x 48" oil on canvas on wall) Forest Series, #1, 2, 3 & 10, price
$8,500. each


Along the River, Birch Trees, View, no. 2, 2004 48” x60” oil on canvas price,
$6,000


Kirshbaum, Grace
@1981 38”x50” pencil on arches, framed price $2,800


Prayer@ 2006-7
48” x60” oil on canvas price $6,000


Arches and Lupine, Escape Series,
@2006-7 20”x 16” Oil on canvas price, $1,800


Ravens,
@2001 12”hx24”wx10”each acrylic over paper, plaster and wire price, $900. for the three


Strawberry Short Cake,Winterthur, 2001 12”x24” oil on canvas price $1,500


Wizard Tree
@2006-7
24”x36” oil on canvas price $3000


Garden,Wolves In Garden,
@ 1998 32”x48” oil on canvas price $5,000
 
Steve Oliver

Born in the Thousand Island region of upstate New York, Steve grew up with changing seasons and a childhood filled with many memories of playing in fields, ponds and woods that were home to all kinds of birds and animals. It is this familiarity with animals and his life-long ambition to be an artist that convinced him to leave his vocation, nine years ago, and begin a new, very enjoyable and rewarding career as a wildlife and nature artist. Although self taught, he is very proficient with several mediums and techniques, although he does prefer acrylics, ink and colored pencils.

Steve's wildlife artwork is based on his passion and for all living things and his multitude of experiences he has enjoyed through his many travels, which has taken him all over the United States. During these trips, sketches are made, photographs are taken, information is written down and every opportunity is exploited to observe and understand as much of the wildlife in each of the places he visits. Recent travels have taken him to California, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Florida, and Alaska. Some recent awards include:
  • 2008 – January – North Carolina Duck Stamp Competition - “Third Place” for an acrylic painting of Snow Geese in corn stubble. There were 50 entries from 27 states and 2 other countries
  • *2007 – May - Somerset County Wildlife Art Show - Basking Ridge, NJ
    “First Place” for an ink drawing of a Saw Whet Owl
  • *2007 – April - Maryland Black Bear Stamp
    A painting of a single black bear was selected as the art used on the 2007-2008 stamp. Honored to be the only repeat winner, he won this competition in 2000 and again in 2003.


Snow Geese
13.5 X 19.5
Giclee print
$120 each



Setting In (Canada geese)



A Quiet Place to Rest
19 X 38
Acrylics
$7800
Also available as a signed & numbered Giclee print - $130
13 X 26



Heading for Higher Ground
7 X 10
Acrylics
$1200



Calm Water Can
(DE entry)
8.75 X 12
Acrylics
$1200


Afternoon nap
7.25 X 10.25
Signed & numbered Giclee print
$40



Just Out of Sight
13.5 X 19.5
Signed & numbered Giclee print
$120



Watching Collusively
(Snowy owl)
8.5 X 15
Acrylic
$900
Also available as a signed & numbered Giclee print - $40



Just Out of Velvet



If Looks Could Kill
17 X 25.5
Acrylic
$3200
Also available as a signed & numbered Giclee print
13.5 X 19.5
$120
 
 
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