Holiday Pet Portrait Review...

Now that the gifts have been given, I can start sharing all the fun holiday Pet Portrait orders I did. My favorite of the season…Portuguese Water Dogs: Barkley & Scout:

PortgdogsThis is the largest Narrative Pet Portait Print that I’ve had made, measuring 30×40 – it turned out beautifully! It is a laminated float back print, created from my digital painting.
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Special Open Studio Guest Tomorrow: Eva May!

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I’m thrilled to have my good friend and fabulous Swedish Artisan, Eva May, selling her fabulous Hats, Scarves, Bags and hip T’s here at the studio this Saturday!!

I’m offering Great deals on Art, Prints & Holiday Gifts on this final shopping weekend before the Holiday…Discounts of 20-50% on Original Paintings!

Saturday, December 18th: Noon-5pm & Sunday, December 19th: Noon-5pm
My Roscoe Village Studio: 2040 West Roscoe in Chicago
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Winterfest a success...and the Holiday Sale Continues!

Picture 9Below are photos of some happy new collectors from last weekend’s Winterfest Sale…and few other paintings I said farewell to…Good News! The HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO SALE continues this weekend and next:

Saturday & Sunday: December 11-12 Noon-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: December 18-19 Noon-5pm
Anne’s Studio 2040 W. Roscoe Avenue, Chicago, IL

My Gift to You: 20-50% Off on Original Paintings!
(On-line shoppers contact me to inquire about Sale Pricing on any Painting in my Web Gallery)

Please join us for wine. cider, cookies and holiday cheer. Shop for great Holiday Gifts featuring Anne’s Art: Mugs, Coasters, Ornaments, Magnets, Cards, Paintings and Prints! Variety of Prices Ranges and Sizes…something for everyone on your list…or treat yourself to that One  of a Kind Anne Leuck Feldhaus painting you’ve had your eye on!

*HOliday Weekday Studio Visits are Welcome by Appointment Anytime! Just Call Anne at 773.772.1085
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Mr. Gilmore with his beautiful new “Teal Night Scape” painting.

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Artist & Architect Sharon Sears with her new “Urban Thoroughfare” painting!Picture 26
This one went home with one of the 190 North Producers!

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And this little sweet heart I’ll miss: ‘More Round Bales’…made at the Fields Project in 2003.

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71035_130907790301466_6659560_n Also Sunday from 1PM-7PM…you can continue Shopping across the street at the Village Tap (2055 West Roscoe) at: Come Eat, Drink, Shop Unique! With a select Group of Chicago Artisans setting up shop in the beer garden, all sorts of incredible handmade goods – everything from graphic apparel, exotic scarves, jewelry, bags and wallets to art prints, hand painted items, candles, chocolates and more! Stay for lunch or dinner an enjoy 20% off food & beverages when you purchase an item at the Holiday Market.

December News…

In case you missed it…here is a link to my December News:

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Swell Gallery Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Swell-poster-holiday-2010-web[1]I’m happy to be represented by Swell Gallery in West Dundee this holiday season, run by my lovely friend and fellow artist, Kim Frieders. If you’re in the area don’t miss the swell Holiday Arts & Crafts Market, opening December 3 from 5-9 pm featuring paintings and prints, a smorgasbord of crafty and vintage items such as ornaments, magnets, bookmarks, jewelry, soaps and more from a variety of artists . A large selection of items under $20! Stop by this opening weekend and enjoy the Dickens in Dundee festival

Location: 123½ W Main Street (IL 72/Higgins)   West Dundee, IL, 60118   Phone:   773-860-4256

Homeless Pets Inspire Art by Chicago 7th Graders...

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Back in October I volunteered to do an art project with Friends of Audubon School to help raise money for educational programs. This school has no budget for art so it was a treat for the kids and I also got a chance to share awareness about all the homeless pets out there. These nineteen 7th Graders certainly rose to the occasion. Using Petfinder.com to search for homeless dogs in the Audubon zip code, I found over 5,300 within a 100 mile radius. I printed out photos/descriptions/adoption information for 19 dogs and gave one to each student to use as their subject. They each painted their dog’s portrait on a 6×6 inch piece of cardboard and attaching tags with their particular dog’s name onto the painting. I mounted the paintings on wood panels and they have been on display at Starbucks since early November. They will be auctioned off to raise money for the school next Wednesday, December 8th. You are welcome to view them and even bid on line at the links below. Thanks to Amanda Shell to helping out on painting day!

Bid on ‘Nine Lives’:

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Bid on ‘Adopt A Friend For Life!’Adoptafriend

The administrators liked the kids’ work so much they used it for the promotional materials for the Auction Fundraiser. Follow the links to see all the other wonderful art available for bidding by kids who worked with other artist volunteers.Picture 3