We are having a hard time believing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Where did the summer and fall go?

Our elves are hard at work getting ready for Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26), the traditional day to get out and support local businesses.  We are excited to announce that DeWitt Young, the creative genius behind Obvious Front Capacitor Robots will be in the gallery on November 26, with a selection of his creatures.  DeWitt takes capacitors from computers, TVs, and VCRs and transforms them into quirky bugs, robots and animals like this crazy crew:

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Obvious Front – Capacitor Creatures

Stop by on Small Business Saturday, meet the artist, and pick up some unique gifts for your friends and family.  Robots start at $15 – an affordable and fun way to support a local business and a local artist.  We will also have door prizes and snacks!  Free parking is available behind The Pageant Theatre.

 

 

 

December is packed with fun things to do in the Delmar Loop.  In fact, all you want for the holidays is in the Delmar Loop.    Visit www.visittheloop.com/holidays2016 for a complete list of Loop-wide events.  Santa and other holiday characters will be popping up on the weekends, starting on Dec. 2 with the annual Tree Lighting at Fitz’s.

 

We hope you’ll stop by the gallery during December to meet some of our favorite artists.  Detailed information on individual events is located on our event page, but here is a summary.  We tried to have a little something for everyone!

Delmar Loop, Small Business Saturday, The Loop, Art, Handmade, Shop LocalStay tuned – We will be posting a gift guide the first week of December, with great ideas for everyone on your holiday list.  Can’t make up your mind, we have gift certificates!!

Thank you for shopping local and supporting the great artists in our community.

We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Today we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary in St. Louis’ historic Delmar Loop.  We love the vibe of this great street and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the neighborhood.

We wanted to take a moment to thank our wonderful artists, past and present, for trusting us to showcase their work.  We also want to thank our loyal customers who keep our doors open.  It is a joy to match great art with great people.

We have talented artists, great staff and a wonderful location between the award winning Moonrise Hotel and the Pageant Theatre.  In another few weeks, we will be welcoming Delmar Hall to the neighborhood.  If you haven’t been in yet, stop by and see work by talented local and regional artists including owner Rose Hagan.  We have metered street parking and additional free parking behind The Pageant.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Back to Day 1

 

The summer has flown by.  We are approaching our 3 year anniversary – seems like only yesterday we were picking out hardwood flooring and deciding on artwork!

A lot has changed in east end of The Loop.  We look forward to the addition of Delmar Hall (opening in October) and the apartment complex under construction just to our East.  Loop Trolley construction is entering its final stages and detours are down to a minimum.  Please come explore this end soon – we are in the middle of 3 Pokémon Go stops!

We are very excited to welcome a new artist to the gallery this month.  JB Nearsy has relocated to St. Louis from Metro Illinois.  He works with spray paint and an incredible eye for color.  JB’s work will be on exhibit and for sale in the gallery through the end of November.  We encourage you to stop by soon and enjoy his fresh perspective.

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JB Nearsy: Remedy – Reverse Glass Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cannot believe that June is at the halfway point already.  The Delmar Loop is hot.  Trolley construction along Delmar is nearing the end and the East end of The Loop is enjoying the transformation of the old Big Shark Space into Joe Edward’s Delmar Hall and the construction of a 14 story apartment complex on the adjacent lot.

Mannequins on The Loop

Mannequins on The Loop

The art scene on The Loop has also been busy.  Over the last few weeks The Loop hosted the 8th annual Mannequins on The Loop.  Talented area artists, including our own Jon Gamache, created wonderful street art.  Thanks to Audrey Jones of Figure 8 Designs for organizing this event.  Congratulations to Tracey Johnson who created the winning mannequin for Avalon Exchange.  The winner can be viewed at University City library.

 

Heather Brown Geyser Through an Icy Window

Heather Brown Geyser Through an Icy Window

We are excited to introduce a few artists who will be joining us in July:

Heather Brown is a watercolor artist who uses a special technique to create striking images.  Stop by our Summer Artist Wine Reception on Friday, July 15 to meet Heather and see more of her beautiful work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sukanya Mani: Street View

Sukanya Mani: Street View

Sukanya Mani is another new artist who will be joining the gallery in July.  Her boldly colored paintings are both charming and evocative.

Sukanya will also be joining us for the Summer Artist Wine Reception.  We look forward to introducing you to her body of work.

 

loop_contest-001Last, but not least, we are very excited to be participating in The Loop’s Photo Contest.  The prize list is pretty amazing including a $500 cash 1st prize.  Enter your photos at stltoday.com/contests from June 13 through June 26.  Voting will commence on June 27.  We look forward to all the great moments that you’ve captured in The Loop.

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there.  We hope to see you in the gallery soon – we are just east of Skinker between The Moonrise Hotel and The Pageant.

We are very excited to welcome Spring to The Loop.

We have a lot to look forward to in The Loop right now.  Loop Trolley construction is entering it’s final stages – still a few more tracks to lay and detours to navigate, but we are excited to have a link to Forest Park and the western end of The Loop.  It looks like the Fall before all the work will be completed BUT the lane and parking closures should be resolved in the next few months.

We are really excited with our first two spring shows.

Please join us on April 23 for a wine reception for St. Louis painter John Salozzo.  You may recognize John’s work from national magazines like Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated or from the 1986 platinum album cover he designed for Boston.  This show will feature his rocket inspired work as well as paintings of Loop favorites like Blueberry Hill and The Pin Up Bowl.

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Rocket Police Patrol – John Salozzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In advance of Mother’s Day and Graduation, we will be hosting a 2 day Trunk Show for St. Louis Jeweler Barbara Rand.  We will kick off the fun with a wine reception at 6 pm on Friday April 29.  Busy Friday night?  No problem, stop by Saturday April 30 from Noon to 4 pm.  Barb’s spring collection features lots of color – we can’t wait to share it with you!

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Barbara Rand – Butterfly Necklace

 

 

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Barb Rand – Bead & Silver Bracelet

We recognize that shopping on line is quick and easy, but we hope you’ll take a break to stop by and meet these wonderful artists.  We hope to see you soon!

Another holiday season is in full swing here in The Delmar Loop.  We encourage you to take an hour or so to stroll down this amazing street – enjoy the lack of construction, have a drink in a great bar, dinner in one of the dozen locally owned and award winning restaurants, bowl, see a movie or a concert, and, of course, do some or all of your holiday shopping at our small businesses.

Christmas makes me a bit nostalgic for the Christmases of my childhood.  Baking, decorating cookies with my sister, holiday lights – I loved it all.  My Grandmother made the decorations for the tree and a lot of our presents (clothes for us and sometimes a matching outfit for our dolls).  My mother put a lot of time and effort into each present – matching that perfect item with the perfect person – and she cherished each happy smile or gasp of awe when the package was unwrapped.

We at Serendipity Gallery would like to help you find the perfect handmade gift that will make both gifter and giftee smile.  Here are a few ideas for every budget:

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Barb Rand – Nature inspired jewelry $90-$115

 

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Obvious Front – Capacitor Bugs $10-$25

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Machiko Erhard – Whimsical Ceramics $45-$65

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JD Dehne – Birds with Winter Berries $50

 

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Paul Jeselskis – Turquoise Small Scallop Vase $68

We hope you’ll join us this Friday, December 18 for our final event of the year – award winning St. Louis photographer Neil R. Brown will be in the gallery with some new work including

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Neil R. Brown – Vernatza Umbrellas $725

And if your spend $50 in the gallery and mention this post, you’ll get a free piece of Art-o-Mat® art as our thank you for another wonderful year on The Delmar Loop.

Enjoy this season with friends and family.  We appreciate your support of us and all of the wonderful artists in our gallery.  Best wishes – Serendipity Gallery

Art-o-Mat

Fall has arrived – beautiful leaves, shorter days, and holidays just around the corner.

We are grateful for The Loop Trolley construction team for wrapping things up for the season and looking forward to the summer arrival of the Trolley.  Streets are open, street parking and lot parking are available and plentiful!

Please join us for a glass of Champaign as we celebrate our SECOND ANNIVERSARY on Saturday, November 21, from 6 to 9 pm.  It’s an open house featuring our fall artists, many of whom will be here for the evening.  Complimentary valet parking at The Moonrise Hotel.

We are pleased to introduce 4 new artists to the gallery:

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Rocket Police Patrol – John Salozzo

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Cut Bowls – Paul Jeselskis

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Whimsical Ceramics – Machiko Erhard

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1 of a Kind Scarf – Dottie Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Salozzo joins the gallery with his bold pop images.  You may recognize his style from the 1986 Boston cover.  His meticulous attention to details makes every image pop off the canvas!

Paul Jeselskis brings texture to functional and decorative porcelain pottery.  Great shapes and textures in yellows, blues, and rose hues, brighten up your home!

Machiko Erhard’s arrival brings a touch of functional whimsy to the gallery with mugs, bowls, butter dishes and pigs!  These irresistible ceramic pieces will make you smile!

Dottie Quick (DottieQ) has arrived in time for cold weather with hand crocheted infinity, cable and cowl scarves.  Great colors – soft and warm!

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We will be closed November 26 and 27 for the holiday and encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the time with family.

We invite you to join us on Small Business Saturday, November 28 when we will be hosting St. Louis Glass Blower Chris McCarthy from Noon to 4 pm.

Please come out and support your local businesses and artists this holiday season – I speak for myself and all of the artists in the gallery, we truly appreciate your business.   WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

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Chris McCarthy – Small Business Saturday

 

The Loop Trolley construction progressed to the East end of The Delmar Loop last week.  Construction is expected to continue for the next 3 weeks.

Although street parking is limited, there are PLENTY OF FREE PARKING spots behind The Pageant!

We have two amazing new artists this month:

First up, Austin jeweler Julie Konvicka.  Julie’s nature inspired sterling pieces feature folded metal techniques and whimsical designs.  Below is a sneak peak!

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Julie Konvicka, Austin, Tx

 

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Bean Dangles

 

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Folded Silver Necklace

Next up, local artist Ted Stahl.  Please join us for our Friday, July 24 reception “Ted Stahl: Analog Dreams – Digital Age”.  Ted creates computer generated compositions of exceptional beauty – with poetic titles that reflect the emotions of each piece. Ted wil be happy to talk about the multi-layered process behind his digital imagery, including these great pieces:

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Rain cascades … – Ted Stahl

 

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Like a woven tapestry… – Ted Stahl

 

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Drawing on Every Fiber of my Being – Ted Stahl

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Summer has definitely arrived!  Grass is green, gardens are growing, outdoor barbeques are in full swing, the humidity and The Loop Trolley are coming!

This month we are excited to introduce new work by a few of our favorite artists:

First up, new pieces in Zach Smithey’s “Materialization of Sound Series.”  The flow and colors are inviting and energizing – ready to brighten up any home or office!

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Materialization of Sound Series by Zach Smithey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, Sharon Spillar shared a variety of her eye catching work.  We love the mix of sizes and how the bold colors, designs and series play off of one another.

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Abstract acrylics by Sharon Spillar

Finally, just in time for Father’s Day weekend, KC Photographers Glen and Gayle Wans will be in the gallery for two days.  Stop in Friday, June 19 from 6 to 9 to see their new work AND taste test beer from Morgan Street Brewery!  The Wans will be back on Saturday from Noon to 4 pm.  There will be a variety of prints available for sale – both framed and unframed during this 2 day event.

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Enlightened by Gayle and Glen Wans

 

 

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Morgan Street Brewery

 

If you haven’t been to The Delmar Loop in a few weeks, you need to stop by and enjoy the entrants in the 7th Annual Mannequins On The Loop, sponsored by Figure8Designs!

Serendipity Gallery staff went all out this year – creating an outfit made of recycled bubble wrap and yellow cellophane!  We call her “Miss PossibiBeelity” and hope you enjoy the messages on her lightbulb bees!  The entrants this year are really wonderful – as you can see from the sample below.  Mannequins will be on display at designated locations along Delmar Boulevard through June 7th.

We hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Mannequins On The Loop 2015