Thursday, November 12, 2015

New items ~

Above are some of the items I plan on bringing to my art group's show, Holmes for the Holidays. I've added several new designs to my series of fine art ceramic tiles (maple leaf, larger hydrangea and small oak leaf and acorns). And, just for fun, I will have a few knitted tea cozies and braided "Rug Mugs" available this year. The date is ~ Friday, November 20, 6:30PM-8:30PM for the artist reception and the show will continue on Saturday, November 21, 10AM - 4PM. All are welcome on both days. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Holmes for the Holidays Art Show & Sale

The Holmes County Art Group invites you ~

to our

  4th Annual
Holmes for the Holidays Art Show & Sale

Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2015

This year's Event will be held at 
The Washington Abbey
164 North Washington Street
Millersburg, OH  44654

An Artists Reception will take place on Friday evening, Nov. 20 from 6:30PM to 8:30. The show continues on Saturday, Nov. 21, beginning at 10:00 AM to 4:00PM.

For more information ~ Holmes County Art Group

"Fine quality art created by local artists offering unique gifts for the holidays"

(painting above by group member, Marlea Hershberger)

Friday, October 2, 2015

New Artisans Gallery Coming~

On to the "next thing" ~ :)  I will be set up with my art in the future home of the Colonial Homestead Artisan Gallery, 55 West Jackson St., Millersburg, OH next Saturday, October 10 during the Antique Festival. Stop by and say "Hi" and check out the new space! Opening soon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Adult Drawing Class at Colonial Homestead Artisan Gallery


I will be teaching a drawing class beginning next month at the new Colonial Homestead Artisan Gallery in Millersburg. It will be a six-week class meeting on Tuesday evenings beginning October 6, 2015 with the last class meeting on November 10, 2015.

Click above on "Art Classes" for more information.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Portraits from the Garden: The Zinnia ~ a happy summer flower

Portraits from the Garden: The Zinnia ~ a happy summer flower: Don't these flowers just make you smile? :)  I always like to plant zinnias in our vegetable garden each summer. They provide many sun...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Art in the Garden at Expressions ~ Rain or Shine!

(As published in the Holmes County Bargain Hunter, June 11, 2015) Expressions Fine Art & Gift Gallery is looking to expand its series of events with Art in the Garden this summer. 

The event, which will take place on the front patio of the gallery, is June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The art, which depicts nature scenes or floral arrangements, will do well in creating a garden-party atmosphere. But to ensure the summer foliage can inspire each attendee, the event will also include face painting and flowerpot painting. 

“It’s for adults and kids,” Cheryl Miller, one of the artists who shows her work at the gallery, said.

There will be a small fee for materials for the crafts. 

Miller said many of the artists in the gallery will be featured in the event because many paint, photograph or otherwise depict nature in Holmes County. Miller said Nancy Franck makes jewelry featuring flower petals; Don Weisgarber, Vickie Boley, Marlene Mullet and Marlea Hershberger all paint local nature scenes; Cindy Bethel etches glass with flowers, trees and feathers and Jim Miller photographs sights in Millersburg. “It’s local artists,” Miller said, “and they represent the county well.”

A few of the artists will even be available to answer questions about their work during the event. 

Franck, who produces N.E.wear jewelry and recently released a “Petals” line, will show her work and possibly do a demonstration, according to Miller. 

“She made a pair of earrings for me out of rose petals from my garden,” Miller said. “It’s really unique jewelry.”

On N.E.wear’s Facebook page, Franck writes that each piece is made from dried flower petals and leaves found in her own garden, which makes each piece different from every other. 

Miller said the event will also include refreshments usually found at a garden party, including iced tea, cookies, small sandwiches and fruited waters. 

This is one of the first events held at the gallery and is an attempt to expand the gallery’s programming.

Miller said she was thinking about holding an event like this for quite some time. “I was thinking about doing it at home before we had the gallery,” she said. “June is a good month to do that, everything is blooming.”

In the future, she and others on the gallery’s board are hoping to hold events themed around the other types of art in the gallery, including three-dimensional pieces, etched glass, ceramics and jewelry. 

For more information about Art in the Garden or Expressions Fine Art & Gift Gallery, visit its Facebook page or call 330-473-9608.

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Drawing Class for Children

A sampling of past students' artwork
I am excited to be teaching a children's class again. The class will be one of the first offered at Expressions Fine Art & Gift Gallery. Below are the details ~

Cheryl Miller, instructor
Children will develop drawing skills using a variety of materials and fun projects.

Grades 3 – 6
$54 – art materials included -Half due at sign-up, balance due at first class.
Class size limit – 6 students

Meeting on Tuesday afternoons beginning April 7 through May 12, 2015
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Class will meet at Expressions Fine Art & Gift Gallery
414 North Washington Street
Millersburg, OH.
For more information and to sign up, Contact Cheryl at

Bearded Iris ~ purple and white

Bearded iris ~ purple and white
(unknown variety)
colored pencil on hot pressed watercolor paper
Framed size ~ 16" x 20"

This particular iris is a special plant given to me by my late mother-in-law. Martha was quite a gardener. Her beds always put me to shame as we were neighbors for quite a few years. ;) But we always had gardening in common and I treasured that relationship. She had given me starts of this beautiful iris to add to my own garden collection. I loved the striking contrast between the white top and deep purple falls.