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So Much Going On…

Wow, what a busy time!  The Fall season has flown by.  After returning from our wonderful trip to Massachusetts (read more here) I jumped right back into the glass studio to try to be creative for several upcoming events.  With the jet lag of the East coast travel, it took me several days to get back in the grove.  Finally, the mind and body became engaged!  Thank goodness!!!

The Fall Sculpture Show at the Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery was great!  I made lots of new contacts with clients and artists.   Participating were several very well-known sculpture artists who create large works.  I felt like my smaller glass pieces were playing with the “big boys”!  Here are several photos of the sculptures, which wrapped around the building’s promenade.

Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery Promenade
Let the Sun Shine In by Mary Sherwood Art Glass
Parade by Paul Eisner
Commissioned Ceramic Garden Sculpture by
Russ Vogt

With the upcoming La Encantada Fine Art Festival quickly approaching the creative juices began to flow.  Between the Sculpture Event and the La Encantada show prep, I have created over 25 new pieces.  No wonder my fingers are still trying to recover from multiple knicks and small cuts!!!  Here is a sneak peek at what will be at the La Encantada Fine Art Festival.

Fly Away
Ball of Color
Craters of the Moon

By far the highlight of the past month has been celebrating Jackson’s fourth birthday!  Because of distance and COVID, we have missed his last two birthdays.  That made this one even more special!  Watching him have fun with new toys, chocolate cake and birthday parties made me reflect on how important and beautiful it is to celebrate LIFE!  Don’t postpone those celebrations, those personal connections and happy moments!  Here are a few of our happy moments!

Jackson’s Heavenly Constrution Chocolate Cake
Thomas the Train Construction 101!
Construction Party Family

Come visit us at the La Encantada Fine Art Festival On November 20-21.  Look for us in front of the Apple Store.  Also, to see more of our work, visit the Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery just across the street in the Plaza Colonial with the dome!  

Be safe as we gather for the upcoming holidays!  

All the best,

Mary

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Fall in Love with Fall!

I didn’t realize how much I missed the changing colors of fall until this past week! Paul and I took an unexpected trip to the Berkshires in Massechutes to do work in our son’s home. WOW! The leaves were at their peak, the air was crisp and the river was rushing! Perfect timing! How lucky we were to be surrounded by such beauty! Here are a few of my favorite pictures at his house which overlooks the Westfield River.

Our log cabin bungalow nestled in the trees! By the way, it is available as a vacation rental!!!
Our view of the rushing Westfield River.

Our trip was not all work. We took a few days to visit nearby communities. My favorite was the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. In 1929, on a rescued old trolley bridge, the Women’s Club began transforming the bridge into this beautiful garden. It is in bloom from April to October’s first frost. Right now the dahlias are magnificent! I look forward to future visits in other seasons! For more information go to The Bridge of Flowers link.

400 feet of non-stop blooms!!!
I was happy to see so many varieties of dahlias
and so were the bees!!!

Since arriving home I have jumped right back into the glass studio! This Saturday I will be participating in a sculpture event at Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery.

I have about ten new pieces in the works but most are still in the process of being fired or waiting for stands! I’m right down to the deadline because of our unplanned get-a-way! It is exciting to have a few new additions (before firing) inspired by our New England visit.

Falling Leaves!
Fall Agave Basket
A very abstract composition of the rushing Westfield River!
Apple Picking Time!

Look for us at the Fall La Encantada Fine Arts Festival on November 20 & 21.

I would love to hear about your favorite Fall things!

Thanks for following us and your continuous support!

Hugs!

Mary

Mary Sherwood Art Glass

www.marysherwood.com

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A New Chapter

When I sold my business and moved to Arizona in 2015 many of my friends and customers said I would not be able to be without some sort of business endeavor. Many times I heard, “You will open another store”. Little did I know that my love for glass decorative accessories would lead to a creative and challenging new career as a glass artist. After five years of continuous learning, experimenting, and creating art glass I am entering the next phase of this glass journey.

I feel quite honored to be invited to join Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery. This well-renowned gallery of talented and nationally known artists will now be the exclusive Tucson gallery exhibiting my work. Here is one of my largest garden sculptures to date that is now available at the gallery.

Let the Sun Shine

Even though we now will be focusing on larger glass art we will still work with you through our website and upcoming shows on items that are not represented at this gallery.

On a personal note, we just returned from our first visit to Jake, Elif and Jackson’s house in Santa Monica since their return from the East coast. We are so pleased to have them closer. There are so many incredible pictures of our weekend. Here are a few of my favorites:

Jackson assures G-Dad that he knows
How to Babysit a Grandpa
Striking the pose as a cool CA kid!

Wishing you all the best as we move into a beautiful, colorful Fall.

Be safe and stay healthy!

Mary