September 2016 Newsletter
Hi Everyone: September is traditionally one of the warmest months here in Naples and usually one of the quietest in terms of not many visitors. I have had a wonderful time this summer creating new paintings for the upcoming season and for exhibits throughout South West Florida.
In addition to my new "Great White Egret" and "Provence Memorial” I have finished three abstract paintings which are now in the process of being framed. I sincerely hope that you will stop by the studio and consider one of our unique works of art for you home or that special gift.
The Michaela & Leigh Art llc, Studio and Gallery, 6240 Shirley Street Suite 103 is open daily from 10am-4pm and Saturdays by appointment.
ART LESSONS: Classes are now being scheduled for the Fall season. Classes offered will be in watercolor, batik and shoe painting. All materials are included in the price of the classes. For more information, please call Michaela at 239-272-6383.
As Always: My art work can be purchased at The Gallery In Tin City in downtown Naples or on line at www.artworkbymichaela.com
August 2016 Newsletter
Hi Everyone: Well here we are in the heat of Summer here in Naples. This is the time when I get to paint, teach classes and get ready for the new season. This season, I will be doing all of the Naples Art Association and Naples Art Crafters Shows beginning in October in downtown Naples plus some of the two day shows at Coconut Point and other nearby venues. I’ll keep you posted.
The Michaela & Leigh Art, LLC. is currently accepting students for Summer and Fall art classes. Classes offered will be in watercolor painting, batik and shoe painting. Please call Michaela Castaldi 239-272-6383 or Leigh Herndon 603-686-2187 for further details.
The studio is located at 6240 Shirley Street Suite 103 (off of Pine Ridge Road) and is open from 10am-4pm daily and Saturdays by appointment.
Our pre-season sale on all framed watercolor originals will continue until mid-October. In addition, my work is available at the Gallery at Tin City and online at www.artworkbymichaela.com or www.michaelaandleighart.com.
Here are two of my latest framed originals currently on sale in the gallery.
July 2016 Newsletter
Hi Everyone and Happy 4th of July. Here is what’s happening in the world of Art in our community for the month of July.
ART ALIVE: Wednesday, July 6th fro 5-8pm at the Michaela & Leigh Art, LLC, Studio & Gallery 6240 Shirley Street Suite 103 in Naples. Shirley Street is off of Pine Ridge Road. Kight refreshments will be served. Many of the studios and gallerys of the Naples Art District will be open for you to come in, meet the artists and perhaps purchase that special gift or item for your home.
The Michaela & Leigh Art, LLC is offering a special JULY SALE on all framed watercolor originals available in the studio. In addition to ART ALIVE, the studio is open daily from 10am-4pm and Saturdays by appointment.
ART CLASS enrolling now: For Watercolor please contact Michaela at 239-272-6383. For Batik and Shoe Painting, please contact Leigh at 603-686-2187.
Movie Night at the Studio: CHIHULY OVER VENICE Thursday, July 21st 7-9pm free admission. RSVP required. 603-686-2187 or 239-272-6383
Special Thank You to Harriet Heithaus and photographer Erica Brechtelsbauer for the wonderful story in the Neapolitan Section of the Sunday Naples Daily News.
June 2016 Newsletter
Hi Everyone: Just want to catch everyone up on what’s happening at the Michaela & Leigh Art, llc. Studio and Gallery, 6240 Shirley St. #103, Naples 34109 for the month of June. As many of you are aware, this is considered the “off season” for us in beautiful Naples, however, the Naples Art District is in full swing and open to the public daily for your shopping pleasure.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 ART ALIVE featuring many of the studios and galleries in the Naples Art District open to the public from 5-8pm and showcasing the many talents of all it’s members.
Classes now enrolling for watercolor painting, batik and shoe painting. Visit the studio from 10am-4pm daily or call the numbers below.
SAVE THE DATE
SUMMER HAPPENINGS at MICHAELA & LEIGH ART, LLC
CHIHULY IN VENICE (movie)
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 7-9pm
Registration Required 239-272-6383 or 603-686-2187
May 2016 News
Hi Everyone: Well summer is upon us and the Michaela & Leigh Art llc, Studio and Gallery is in full swing getting ready for our summer full time residents and guests and looking towards the exciting fall and winter season with much anticipation. This is an excellent opportunity to visit the gallery at 6240 Shirley Street Suite 103 in Naples (off of Pine Ridge Road) for exceptional summer sale prices on all items and enroll for classes in watercolor painting, batik and shoe painting. The studio and gallery is open daily from 10am-4pm and Saturday by appointment.
MAY 2016 CLASSES: Watercolor classes by Michaela Castaldi. Wednesdays from 9:30-noon or 1:30-4pm. Four sessions for $160. All materials included. Call 239-272-6383 for more info.
Batik classes by Leigh Herndon. Fridays from 1:30-4pm. Four sessions for $225. All materials included. Call 603-686-2187 for more info.
Shoe Painting by Leigh Herndon. Monday, May 19, 2016 at 7pm. One session for $40. Supplies and tools provided. Students bring items to be painted. Call 603-686-2187 for more info.
Special Exhibit: BRUSHSTROKES & DYEBATHS from May 1 through June 30, 2016 daily from 10am-4pm at theMichaela & Leigh Art llc, Studio and Gallery.
Art Alive: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 5-8pm featuring the studios and galleries of the Naples At District. The studios are located on Shirley St., Trade Center Way, J and C Blvd, Taylor Rd., and Elsa St. Please support your local artists.
e-mail at email@example.com or 239-272-6383. Thank you for you support.
My new painting, inspired by our recent trip to Southern France. Hope you like it. Michaela
April 2016 News
Hi Everyone: The “Season” here in beautiful Naples, Florida is winding down and the final outdoor art shows and art walks will be ending soon. This is an excellent opportunity to visit the shows and galleries and take advantage of some of the “end of the season” deals.
Here is my schedule for APRIL 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016: Naples Art Association ART IN THE PARK on Park Street in downtown Naples from 10am-4pm. My booth number is usually #31.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016: ART ALIVE from 5-8pm sponsored by the Naples Art District. Please visit our studio Michaela & Leigh Art llc at 6240 Shirley Street, Suite #103. The Naples Art District (NAD) is composed of over thirty studios and galleries located on Shirley Street, Trade Center Way, Taylor Blvd, J and C Blvd and Elsa Street. Please support you local artists.
Saturday, April 9, 2016: NAPLES ARTCRAFTERS from 10am-4pm in Cambier Park in downtown Naples. Please stop by my booth and say hello.
My work is also available at the Gallery at Tin City (next to the River Walk Restaurant) in Naples.
***Leigh Herndon and I of Michaela & Leigh Art llc, would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our family, friends, clients and colleagues for the wonderful response to the opening of our new studio and gallery. We sincerely hope that you will continue to visit us for all of your art, special gifts and home decor needs. A Sincere Thank You.***
Classes enrolling now for Summer and Fall 2016
Watercolor by Michaela: Wednesday, 4 sessions, 9:30am-noon or 1:30-4pm. All materials included $160.
Batik by Leigh: Thursday, 4 sessions, 9:30am-noon. All materials included $225
Shoe Painting by Leigh: 1 session, 9:30am-noon. $40
March 2016 News
Hi Everyone: Leigh Herndon and I would like to thank all our friends and colleagues for attending the grand opening of our new studio and gallery, Michaela & Leigh Art llc, Studio & Gallery. It was wonderful to see all of you and a special thank you for all your support and encouragement. We sincerely hope that you will continue to visit the gallery and consider us for any of your art or home decor needs.
Michaela & Leigh Art LLC
6240 Shirley Street Suite 103
Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturdays by Appointment
Michaela 239-272-6383/Leigh 603-686-2187
Watercolor and Batik painting classes are now enrolling for March and April 2016
ART ALIVE: Wednesday, March 2 from 5-8pm sponsored by the Naples Art District. Visit over thirty artists and galleries during the evening. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday-March 5 Art in the Park sponsored by the Naples Art Association. 10am-4pm on Park Street in downtown Naples.
Saturday-March 12 Naples Art Crafters 10am-4pm at Fleischmann Park (NEW VENUE) near Coastland Mall.
Tin City: My work is available at The Gallery At Tin City.
Check out the new web site at: www.michaelaandleighart.com
February 2016 News
Hi Everyone: I will be exhibiting my work at the Bonita Springs National Art Festival this weekend, January 30th and 31st, 2016 from 10am til 5pm. The festival is located in the heart of Bonita Springs on Old 41 and near Riverside Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet artist from all over the country and perhaps purchase that special gift. Please look for my booth at the festival and stop by and say hello.
ART ALIVE :Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 from 5-8pm at the ARTS ON FIRE STUDIO & GALLERY, 5880 Shirley St. #207 and visit with Reba George, Michaela Castaldi, Donna Hope and Janet Lee. Light refreshments will be served. ARTS ON FIRE STUDIO & GALLERY is a member of the Naples Art District.
Saturday, February 6 from 10am-4pm. ART IN THE PARK on Park Street in downtown Naples is sponsored by the Naples Art Association.
Saturday, February 13 from 10am-4pm. NAPLES ARTCRAFTERS in Cambier Park in downtown Naples.
A NEW VENTURE
Check your e-mail in two/three days for a
January 2016 News
Hi Everyone: I sincerely hope that each and every one of you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with a chance to share memories with family and friends.
We are now in the height of “SEASON” here in Naples and the ART SEASON is in full swing. Here is my schedule for January 2016.
Saturday- January 2, 2016 Naples Art Association Art In The Park part of the two day National Festival. My booth number is #18 and will be located on 6th Street S. just off of 5th Avenue. Show hours are 10am-5pm.
Wednesday-January 6, 2016: ART ALIVE as part of the Naples Art District monthly events. Visit the Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley Street #207, Naples from 5-8pm. Meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and perhaps purchase that special gift for yourself or someone special.
Saturday-January 9, 2016 the Naples Artcrafters Show from 10am-4pm in Cambier Park in downtown Naples.
PAINTING CLASSES: GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Acrylic Painting Classes. Saturday, January 16 from 12:30-3pm and Wednesday, January 20 from 5-7:30pm. All classes are held at the Arts on Fire Studio and class size is limited. $45 per person covers all painting materials. Class participants must pre register by calling Reba @ 239-284-0242 or Michaela @239-272-6383. Class are held on the third Wednesday and Third Saturday of each month. Create your own Masterpiece in 2 1/2 hours.
I will be part of the Bonita Springs National Art Festival on January 30 and 31, 2016 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Show hours are 10am-5pm. This is a wonderful show that features artist from all over the country.
**As Always** Please visit the New Gallery at Tin City ( next to the Riverwalk Restaurant): e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; call: 239-272-6383 or visit my web site: www.ArtWorkbyMichaela.com for more information.
I have framed originals, framed giclee prints, gallery wraps and prints in a variety of sizes all reasonably priced to beautify your home or as a special gift.
Hope to see you soon
December 2015 News
Hi Everyone: Here is my schedule of where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing during the busy month of December.
ART ALIVE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the ARTS ON FIRE STUDIO & GALLERY 5880 Shirley St. #207, Naples from 5-8pm as part of the Naples Art District monthly exhibits. Light refreshments will be served. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the artist and to purchase that one of a kind holiday gift. Resident artist are: Reba George, manager & painter, Michaela Castaldi, painter, Donna Hope, painter and Janet Lee, jeweler.
Saturday, December 5, 2015: ART IN THE PARK on Park Street in downtown Naples from 10am-4pm as part of the Naples Art Association monthly shows. My booth number is ——- so please stop by and say hello and look for that special holiday gift. Framed Original Watercolor Paintings, Framed Giclee’s, Gallery Wraps and prints in many sizes. Something for everyone.
NEW VENUE: The Gallery at Tin City has now replaced The Art Boutique. Near the Riverwalk Restaurant.
AWARDS: My thanks to the United Arts Council of Collier County for presenting me with an “Honorable Mention” award for my ORANGE BUTTERFLY painting at the recent reception at the Rookery Learning Center. The exhibit will run through the end of January 2016 and is open to the public.
November 2015 News
Hope you are doing well, had a great Halloween, and now ready for the Holiday Season here in beautiful Naples, Florida. The art scene is now in high gear with all the galleries, outdoor shows and exhibits scheduled for the entire season.
Here is my schedule for November 2015:
Wednesday, November 4th
ART ALIVE at the Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery 5880 Shirley St. #207 from 5-8pm. Light refreshments served. Part of the Naples Art District (NAD) Gallery Tours. Also, ART ALIVE on Saturday, Nov. 21-11am-4pm & Sunday, November 22nd, 1 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 7th
NAPLES ART IN THE PARK-on Park Street in downtown Naples from 10am-4pm. Look for my new tent in front of the Von Liebig Building with a new display and new art work all reasonably priced. Framed originals, framed giclee prints, gallery wraps and giclee prints in many sizes. Everything for your home or that perfect gift.
Saturday, November 14th
NAPLES ARTCRAFTERS-Cambier Park in downtown Naples from 10am-4pm. Please look for me in booth #34.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT - Wednesday, November 18th from 5-7:30pm & Saturday, November 21st from 12:30-3pm at the Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery. 5880 Shirley St #207. Register for classes by calling Reba-239-284-0242 or Michaela 239-272-6383.
Have a wonderful Veterans Day and very happy Thanksgiving.
All the best,
October 2015 News
Hi Everyone and welcome to another new and exciting “ art season “ here in beautiful Naples, Florida. I have been working very hard this past Summer, creating new art work and a new show display for the coming season. I look forward to seeing all my old friends and clients and of course meeting many new art lovers along the way. Here are some of my activities for the month of October 2015.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT…Acrylic Classes held on the third Wednesday of every month from 5-7:30pm beginning October 21, 2015 and every third Saturday from 12:30-3:00pm beginning January 16, 2016. All classes will be held at the Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley St. Suite 207 ( off of Pine Ridge Road ) Naples. Complete your masterpiece in 2 1/2 hours. The party starts with you bringing your own wine and snacks. All painting supplies are included in the $45 per class fee. Registration must be done prior to the class date. 10 person minimum and 16 person max. Private parties are welcome. For more information, please call Reba George 239-284-0242 or Michaela Castaldi 239-272-6383. Classes are filling quickly. Here are some sample projects………..
ART ALIVE….. Opening Night. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5-8pm at the Arts on Fire Studio and Gallery. Visit with the artists, Reba George, Michaela Castaldi, Donna Hope and jeweler, Janet Lee. Light refreshments will be served. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak with the artist and perhaps purchase that special gift. Please check the monthly schedule for Art Alive.
FIRST OUTDOOR SHOW OF THE SEASON: Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10am-4pm in Cambier Park in downtown Naples.
ON LINE SALE: 20% off the list price of all Framed Originals and Framed Giclee Prints sold on line until October 31, 2015. www.artworkbymichaela.com
As always, my work is available at Tin City in Naples, on line or email: email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the shows.
September 2015 News
Hi Everyone: Welcome back. I hope your Summer was very restful and healthy. I am looking forward to an amazing year here in beautiful Naples, Florida.
During this past Summer I have had an opportunity to create new pieces for the upcoming season and to collaborate with many of my colleagues as to how we can make the art scene in our community more exciting that it already is. I’m sure you will be very happy with what you see at the shows this season.
Let me begin by thanking Lisa Marciano, Naples Depot Museum Director, her staff and volunteers, my family, colleagues and visitors to the museum for a wonderful reception and two month exhibit at this fabulous location. Thank you all for visiting during the months of June and July. What a great treat.
NEW NEWS: I am currently conducting a 20% discount on line sale for all Framed Giclees and Framed Original Art. You can see the items at www.ArtworkbyMichalea.com. The sale will continue till October 31, 2015. All information is listed on the web site.
VERY NEW: GIRLS NIGHT OUT…….Acrylic Painting Classes beginning Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Classes held on the 3rd Wed. 5-7:30pm and the 3rd Sat. 12:30-3pm every month at the Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley St. #207, Naples. 10 person min; 20 max. Private parties, birthdays, corporate events, baby and wedding showers welcome. Bring your own wine and snacks. Come in for the fun and leave with a masterpiece. For more info call. Reba 239-284-0242 or Michaela 239-272-6383.
My first outdoor show of the season will be on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10am-4pm at Cambier Park in Naples. As always, you can fine my work at the Art Boutique in Tin City in Naples, on line at my web site or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 230-272-6383. Please take advantage of the on line sale and don’t forget to call and sign up for the Girls Night Out classes.
Happy Labor Day!
July 2015 News
Hi Everyone: A very special thank you to all my family, friends and colleagues that attended my opening night reception of “Sights of Paradise” exhibition at the Naples Depot Museum. The staff and volunteers of the museum were wonderful and the amount of media coverage is fantastic. The exhibit will run through July 31, 2015. The depot museum is located at 1051-5th Avenue South in Naples and is open Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm. Admission is free.
The Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley St. Suite # 207, Naples in conjunction with the Naples Art District (NAD) will host an open house on Wednesday, July 1st from 5-8pm benefitting Pace Center For Girls “Love That Dress-Collection Party” Please bring a new or gently loved dress to any of the NAD sponsored studios. Enjoy an evening of Art, Raffles, Silent Auctions and Entertainment. Light refreshments will be served.
SOMETHING NEW: Girls Night Out!!!!!! Acrylic painting classes held at the: Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery beginning Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Classes are $50 per person and will be from 5-8pm. All supplies are included. For more information please contact Reba George at 239-284-0242 or Michaela Castaldi at 239-272-6383. Enrollment is limited so please register early.
As always, you can find my work at The Art Boutique in Tin City in downtown Naples or on line at www.ArtworkbyMichaela.com. e-mail: email@example.com or 239-272-6383. Have a wonderful Summer. Next newsletter will be in September. Happy 4th of July.
April 2015 News
I hope everyone has had a terrific March and St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks to all of you that supported the 7th Annual Art Show at Glen Eagle and to those of you that visited me at the recent Art Festival on Fifth Avenue in downtown Naples. Thanks also to the many visitors to the Studio and Gallery for your continued support.
HERE IS MY SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015- 5-8pm
THE FINAL ART ALIVE OF THE SEASON ARTS on FIRE STUDIO & GALLERY
5880 Shirley Street #207 (off of Pine Ridge Road)
Light Refreshments and Beverages will be served.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10am-4pm
ART IN THE PARK
Park Street-Downtown Naples
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10am-4pm
Cambier Park-Downtown Naples (final outdoor show of the season)
SAVE THE DATES
Saturday, April 18, noon-4pm; and Sunday, April 19, 1-4pm
SPECIAL EVENT: END OF THE SEASON WEEKEND OPENING AND SALE
Arts on Fire Studio and Gallery
Featuring: Reba George,Acrylics; Michaela Castaldi,Watercolor; Donna Hope,Oils and Janet Lee, Jeweler.
June and July 2015
FEATURED EXHIBITION: MICHAELA CASTALDI (my work)
More information to follow.
February 2015 News
Hi Everyone: A big Thank You to all of you that attended the shows and visited the gallery in January for making it one of my most successful months ever.
Well here we are in February, the height of “Season” in Naples with many exciting outdoor shows and opportunities to visit your favorite studios and galleries.
Here is my schedule for February 2015:
- February 1-28, 2015: Collier Library, West Wing Gallery, 650 Central Avenue, Naples.
- Wednesday,February 4, 2015: Art Alive, Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery Suite 207, Shirley St (off of Pine Ridge Road) 5-8pm
- Meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served.
- Saturday, February 7, 2015: Art in the Park, 10am-4pm, Park Street, Downtown Naples
- Saturday, February 14, 2015: Artcrafters Show, 10am-4pm, Cambier Park, Downtown Naples
- February 14 & 15, 2015: Art Alive, Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, Saturday, 11am-4pm. Sunday, 1-4pm
Visit our website or contact me directly via phone or email:
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the gallery and shows
January 2015 News
Hi everyone and welcome back to beautiful Naples, Florida after the holidays. I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year holiday. As promised, the art scene here in Naples is beginning to heat up for what we call the “season.” My schedule for January is extremely busy, so let me fill you in on all the places you can find my during the month.
**The Arts on Fire Studio and Gallery, 5880 Shirley St. (off of Pine Ridge Road) suite #207 will host an open house on Wednesday, January 7th from 5-8pm and Saturday, January 17 from 11am-4pm and Sunday, January 18 from 1-4pm. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the artists and purchase that unique piece of art for your home or as a gift for that special someone. The studio is open daily from 10am or call 239-272-6383 or 239-284-0242 for an appointment.**
**Naples Artcrafters show from 10am-4pm on Saturday, January 10 at Cambier Park in Naples.**
My “Venice Boats” and “Venice Fire” paintings are currently on exhibition at the Rookery on Tower Road in Naples until January 22 and my painting of the “Historic Naples Depot” will be on display at the Von Leibig members gallery until January 3rd. As always, my art work and the work of may local artists can be seen at the Art Boutique at Tin City in downtown Naples daily beginning at 10am.
Web Site: www.artworkbymichaela.com. Phone: 239-272-6383
NEW E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The month of January concludes with two major art events in Naples:
** Art Fest Naples** will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25 from 10am till 4pm in Flieshman Park (off of Goodlette/Frank Road) in downtown Naples. This is one of the premier art shows of the season featuring many local and nationally known artists. A must attend.
In addition, Empty Bowls, a charity event in which local potters, artists and restaurants sell soup bowls to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Saturday, January 24 at 10am at Cambier Park.
See You In January!
December 2014 News
Hi Everyone: Hope all of you had a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends and are now in the Christmas spirit. Although activities tend to slow down here in Naples during the Christmas Season, the art scene is alive and well with many events and exhibitions for all to attend.
Wednesday evening, December 3, 2014 from 5-8pm ARTS on FIRE STUDIO and GALLERY, 5880 Shirley St. Suite 207 as part of ART ALIVE with the Naples Art Alliance and the Naples Art District. Wine and light refreshments will be served. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit many outstanding galleries, speak with the artists and perhaps purchase that special piece for yourself, your home or as a holiday gift to someone special. Unique holiday items include cups, trivets and coasters, all with original art work for that special stocking stuffer.In addition, my Venice Fire and Venice Boats pieces are currently on exhibit at the Gallery at Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples from present to January 1, 2015. The members gallery at the Von Liebig Center for the Arts, 585 Park Street, Naples is currently featuring and exhibit entitled Roots and my Historic Naples Train Depot painting is part of that presentation until January 3, 2015. Don’t forget to visit the Art Boutique at Tin City in downtown Naples for that special souvenir or Christmas.
Please save Saturday, January 24, 2015 as a very special day to visit Cambier Park in downtown Naples and celebrate the 9th annual fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Band of SW Florida by purchasing one of our beautiful items created by local potters and artists. For more information, please visit: www.emptybowlsnaples.org.
As you can see, art is very much alive in Naples in December. You can always contact me at 239-272-6383: visit my website at: www.ArtworkbyMichaela.com or e-mail me at: email@example.com. PLEASE NOTE MY NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for all your support and encouragement.
November 2014 News
Thank you for visiting my booth at the last Artcrafters Show in Naples. The show was a huge success and a great way to start the “season”. I had a wonderful response to the new Gallery Wraps, Coasters and other new items. New for November will include holiday paintings and gift ideas. November is here and the atmosphere in Naples is beginning to reeve up. So here is my schedule for the month.
I am very excited to announce that two of my paintings, Venice Boats and Venice Fire (which can be seen on the web-site), have been selected by Juror, Richard Mueller and the United Arts Council of Collier County to be part of the Annual Rookery Bay Exhibit at 300 Tower Rd., Naples from November 6 through December 31, 2014. Please stop by and visit this wonderful educational center.The Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley Street (off Pine Ridge Road) Suite 207, Naples, will be part of ART ALIVE (open house) beginning Wednesday, November 5 from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 15 from 11am-4pm and Sunday, November 16 from 1-4pm. The event is open to the public with light refreshments served. ART ALIVE is the first Wednesday and the third weekend of each month through April 2015. For more information and/or private showings, please contact me at 239-272-6383.As always, my work can been seen daily at the Art Boutique in Tin City in downtown Naples and at the Naples Artcrafters Show on Saturday, November 8 from 10am till 4pm at Cambier Park in Naples. Please check the web-site: www.ArtWorkbyMichaela.com or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE MY NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS. Thanks again for all your encouragement and well wishes and for supporting the arts here in our community. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope to see all of you soon. Please feel free to share this newsletter with all your friends.
October 2014 News
Hello Everyone and welcome to the 2014-2015 Art Scene in beautiful Naples and Southwest Florida. Hope everyone’s Summer was exciting with traveling to new places, family gatherings and just plain relaxing. My husband and I took a long awaited vacation to the Grand Canyon this Summer and visited, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park and ended our stay in Las Vegas. Needless to say, I was very inspired by the beauty of the landscape and hopefully able to capture it's majesty in some future work.
As you all know, the Summer here in Naples is considered the “off season” and that gives us a chance to catch up and do new projects and paintings to get ready for our clients, friends and visitors to return during the Fall, Winter and Spring.
This year was no exception and I have been busy in the studio with new paintings for everyone to enjoy on the web site: www.ArtworkbyMichaela.com as well as at the studio and the various shows around town. In addition, I have taken many of my original works and had them reproduced as “Gallery Wraps” that can be hung without frames or glass. I’m sure many of you will enjoy this new addition and with a significant savings from the originals.
The gallery: Arts on Fire at 5880 Shirley Street, Suite 207 (off Pine Ridge Road in Naples) is currently open daily at 10am or by appointment by calling 239-272-6383 or 239-284-0242. The gallery is also part of Art Alive and the Art Alliance of Naples and is open on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 5-8pm and the 3rd weekend of each month on Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from 1-4pm beginning in November. In addition, my work can also be seen at The Art Boutique at Tin City in downtown Naples.
The first outdoor show of the season will be Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am-4pm at Cambier Park in downtown Naples as part of the Naples Artcrafters Association.
If you have any questions concerning my art work or need to make an appointment for private viewing, please call me at 239-272-6383 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of the arts and your appreciation of the local artists.
June 2014 News
Hi Everyone. Just wanted to wish all of you a very happy and safe Summer Season and to say thanks again for all your support during the busy festival season.
Just a few points of interest: Special thanks to our Son-in-law, Dr. Tom Miles for all his hard work in creating and updating the www.ArtworkbyMichaela.com web site. Please take some time and check out the new entries. As always, my work is available at the Art Boutique in Tin City in downtown Naples or by calling me at 239-272-6383 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts of Fire Studio & Gallery at 5880 Shirley Street #207 in Naples is open and ready for business. Just call me for an appointment.
NEW ADDITION: My art work is currently being shown at: Spruce Home & Garden (a different kind of home) 1300 Third Street South, Suite 103c in downtown Naples. I’m sure you will all love this beautiful store filled with many wonderful items for the home.
Well……Have a great Summer and I look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall.
May 2014 News
Hi Everyone: I wanted to let all of you know that just because the outdoor tent shows and festivals are done for the season, here in Florida my schedule for May is still very exciting. I must say that the response to the studio and gallery has been unbelievable.
My work is available at the Art Boutique at Tin City in downtown Naples along with many other local artists. Also on the website: www.ArtworkbyMichaela.com; e-mail at: email@example.com or just call at 239-272-6383
Studio: Arts on Fire Studio & Gallery, 5880 Shirley Street Suite 207 ( off of Pine Ridge Road), Naples. by appointment 239-272-6383.
Something new: I will be painting on 5th Avenue South on Thursday evening from 7-9pm as part of the Naples Downtown Association Art Walk on the 5th.
Please stop by and say hello!!!!!
April 2014 News
Hi Everyone: Well our busy season here in Florida is starting to slow down, however, April is still a very exciting month. Here is where I will be during the month:
Marco Island Art Festival: Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 from 10am-5pm at Veterans Memorial Park on Marco Island. Directions: Collier Blvd (951) to Marco Island. Left on Elkcam Drive. Veterans Park is at the end of Elkcam Circle.
Naples Artcrafters: Saturday, April 12 from 10am-4pm at Cambier Park in downtown Naples.
On going: Tin City in downtown Naples; web site at ArtworkbyMichaela; e-mail or call at 239-272-6383.
Happy Easter everyone and a Special Thanks for making this season such a huge success.
PS: Final Art Alive: Wednesday, April 2 from 5-8pm at Arts on Fire Studio and Gallery, 5880 Shirley Street #207 ( off Pine Ridge Road ). Light refreshments will be served.
March 2014 News
Hi Everyone:WELCOME TO MY NEW STUDIO & GALLERY SPACE. I am very excited about moving in! I wanted to personally invite all of you to visit me at Arts on Fire Studio, 5880 Shirley Street Suite # 207 ( off of Pine Ridge Road) this coming Wednesday, April 2 from 5-8pm. This Wednesday will be the final open house for the season for the Art Alive Wednesday sponsored by Art Alliance Naples and the Naples Art District featuring over twenty-six different artists using a variety of different mediums.
Naples was named the best Small Art Town in America in John Villani’s book, The 100 Best Art Towns in America. In it he calls Naples “an arts powerhouse overdue for national attention” and rates it #1 in America.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 239-272-6383 or e-mail anytime.
Light refreshments will be served. Come see us!……………Michaela
Hi Everyone: Hope you are all doing well and getting ready for some much needed Springtime weather ( except here in Florida of course). This is the height of the busy season for us here in the Sunshine State and this is my schedule for March 2014.
I will be in the Naples Art Association Show on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10am til 4pm on Park Street in downtown Naples and on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Naples Artcrafters Show in Cambier Park, also in downtown Naples from 10am til 4pm.
I will be hosting our own community show here at Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 10am til 3pm on the restaurant lanai. This event is not open to the public, however, all Glen Eagle members and friends are invited to attend.
My new endeavor: I have joined two other artists in a new working studio and gallery called Arts on Fire on Shirley Street ( off of Pine Ridge Road in Naples) beginning in April 2014. I am very excited about this new adventure and sincerely hope that all my friends and fellow art lovers will visit. The studio and gallery is open every day, however, during the season, we are open on the first Wednesday from 5 till 8pm and on the third weekend of each month for an artist event called ART ALIVE representing 26 studios and galleries and over 80 artists.
Have a wonderful March and I hope to see you soon……………Michaela