The Granby Artists Association (GAA) will host its Holiday Gift Show marketplace at a new location, Pilgrim Covenant Church, 605 Salmon Brook Street, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop for original works of art created by local artists. Discover the talents of your neighbors.
New and long-time members of the GAA will be participating in the Holiday Gift Show. Here are many of the artists who will be selling their work at the show:
Aimee Gilbert, knitter and textile artist, brings her hats, scarves, shawls and some other unique fiber gifts.
Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will have her new ornament for 2022 and will be celebrating her 20th holiday design.
New member Carolyn Dittes creates functional stoneware pieces that have unique character. She will have utensil holders, mugs, bowls, spoon rests, sponge holders, vases and some just plain funky, fun pieces.
Sally Markey will have sock animals, painted wood items, new decoupage ornaments with all manner of interesting themes, original watercolors, prints and cards.
Laura Eden will reveal her 2022 ornament and have a large collection of original paintings, prints and greeting cards and information about art classes she teaches in town.
Avis Cherichetti, Tracy Marlor and Linda Yurasevecz will have shelves and tables full of original ceramic creations both useful and decorative for that perfect holiday gift including ornaments, platters, mugs, lamps, votives and more.
Sue Canavan will have paper flowers and foliage for sale by the stem as well as other paper creations like holiday décor.
New member Kathy Ungerleider creates seashell artwork and decoupage oyster shell trinket dishes, in addition to fun-fur scarves and note cards!
New member Jane Furca will have decorative and useful pottery items including bowls, mugs, vases and pots in an array of colorful glazes.
Jean-Luc Godard (Art of Lamp) will have a brand-new collection of votives, selection of shoji lamps, new nightlight designs and some cool new lamps.
The GAA’s Season of Joy Art Show at Lost Acres Vineyard takes place December 4 to 31, with a Meet the Artists reception on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. All artworks on display are available for purchase. Exhibiting artists include: Annukka Ritalahti, Sally Sargent Markey, George Mattingly, Mark Gottlieb, Kathy Ungerleider, John Salling, Rita Law McConaughy, Joy Marx, Tracy Marlor, Carolyn Dittes, Alex Anisimov and Laura Eden.
Support your local artists and do your holiday shopping at these two events. We look forward to seeing you there!