Friday, June 24, 2011

The Gallery Off Broadway! An Art Retreat and More...

Some of you may know that I have my art at the Gallery off Broadway in Excelsior Springs, MO. I heard about it from my good friend Kelly of Kelly Berkey Designs, who had been showing and selling her art there since they first opened.
I sent off some of my art in May and never expected that it and myself would land among the kinds of friends that feel like instant family. I joke with some of my good artist blog friends like Kelly or Cathy (Artsy Butterfly) or Anne (El Milagro Studio) that our art got to meet before we did.
And we are all in the capable hands of gallery owner, Kathleen Fenton, a fantastic artist in her own right. And here is where the surprise was for me me. Through Daniel I have known many galleries, but only a handful that felt like you had landed in the midst of friends, even family. This gallery is just like that!
Kelly Berkey at the Gallery after the sale of one of her pieces!
Now, there are some exciting things happening at the gallery that you can be a part of:

1. This fall and at least once a year, the Gallery and some of the artists are putting on a very fun, all inclusive art retreat at the incredible Elms Resort.
The price will include your stay at the Elms resort, classes every day, food, drink, massage (yes, you read this correctly) and, of course, chocolate! Plus - most exciting - it is offered at a special price right now for a limited time, so make sure you hop on over to the retreat blog and have a look. There you'll find all the information regarding dates (September this year), teachers (Kelly Berkey is one of them! Yeah!!!), cost, etc!

Also, make sure you follow the retreat blog for lots of upcoming information on future retreats (this will be an ongoing thing), classes, workshop, artists, and so much more! Oh, and visit Kelly's blog for a retreat-related giveaway! One of her great pieces of jewelry!!

2. If you live in the area around Kansas City, MO and are looking for something fun to do on July 9, Kelly is going to be teaching an all-day charm soldering workshop at the gallery. Here's a little tidbit from Kelly's blog:
"If you are interested in learning how to make soldered charms, my next workshop is at the gallery off broadway, in excelsior springs, mo on july 9th. it's an all day workshop with a catered lunch. we are going to let loose and create some pretty charms. i will also have the 'house' shaped glass available."

3. As the gallery is growing, they are looking for more artists to have their work shown AND sold! And Kathleen is looking for anything from paintings, to clothes, to accessories, etc. If you'd like your work in a great gallery under super affordable conditions, click here for the gallery's Facebook page, or here for their website and contact Kathleen directly. Or, if you want me to make the introduction, just e-mail me. You won't be sorry!!

Ok, that was a lot of information - I had been collecting it for awhile to put it all into one blog post! Thanks for reading to the end...

For now, I wish you a wonderful Friday!!


  1. OHHHH HOW I LOVE THEEEEE!!!! THIS IS SOOO AMAZING AND SUCH A BLESSING ALL AT ONCE!!! Sending you some supersized Kathleen Love right now!! do ya feel it?!?!?!?!


  2. silke, wonderful post!! i'm just thrilled that you are part of the gallery girls. we are having way too much fun and bringing affordable artwork and workshops to the public!!

    thank you for the shout out too. love you soooo much!! xo

  3. oh this really makes me so excited about the retreat! thank you for sharing the first one with everyone!
    a great group of chicks!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful gallery!
    Your art is growing by leaps and bounds, Silke! So amazing!

  5. Amazing ! It is very wonderful art gallery. I like it.

  6. Eine schöne Galerie. Die Farben sind faszinierend.
    LG Sabine

  7. Das ört ich toll an. Für mich wäre es wohl etwas weit weg. Toll das du eine so passende Gallerie gefunden hast, das ist ein echtes Glück. Ich wünsch dir einen schönen Sonntag

  8. Silke - your art looks beautiful in that gallery - the retreat is just the kind of thing that you would love - you should be teaching it! I wish you great success with your paintings in this beautiful place~~