Fantastic Holiday Hidden Treasures Fine Art Show that Benefits Senior Pet Rescue and Adoption

Today, my Guest Blogger is my Talented Blue Brain Friend, Kathleen Rickert Nelson of Kathleen Nelson Fine Art, Inc.

Now Kathleen is going to tell you about herself and the wonderful event she has coordinated. Take it away Kathleen…

“I’m passionate illustrator of homes, businesses, historic aircraft and family pets.  I’m hosting my very first art show – “Holiday Hidden Treasures Fine Art Show” to showcase other artists who have helped me in the past with other listed art shows that I have been in.  It is all about “paying it forward” to help other entrepreneurs so that we all can continue to grow with the entrepreneurial spirit!  I also have several people that are not artists and have their own business.   This event is also benefits the Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue & Adoptions a 501c3 not-for-profit organization to rescue and re-home senior dogs and cats 7 years old and older.

I have been awestruck with the creativity spirit of the other artists/businesses.  I love doing this creative , getting the word out of what we create and sell.  The artists/businesses are very excited about this because they want to expand their businesses in other communities.  There is another reason why I did this art show. It is also about the
community.  Having talented artists and other companies display as well as sell their work is another way to have different communities see the beauty of their art/offerings.  It is all about growing…your creative self, your business and the community.

There will be 25 artists/businesses showcased.  I am the host and creates illustrations in pen and ink or water color of historic homes, businesses, historic aircraft and family pets.  Designs are created and then they  are transferred to porcelain ornaments, mugs, tempered glass appetizer platters, note and holiday note cards, and note pads.a

If you are interested in embroidered napkins, Mah Jongg napkins, bridge napkins, cocktail napkins, Holly Antonucci of Flash Design is the person to see.

Mary Anne Donahue of MA Designs creates beautiful mosaics and whimsical jewelry.

Dawn Kirkland of Touchstone Crystal – Member of the Swarovski Group offers gorgeous daily glam.

Janie Baskin of UnframedHeart, offers distinctive and whimsical one of a kind decorative objects for the home and more.

Gina Falconeth of Pampered Chef, offering kitchen baking items and more for entertaining.

Virginia Kirk, of Jillian Chase and Silpada Jewlery.  Jillian Chase offers monogrammed hostess, bar and giftware. Silpada offers sterling silver jewelry.  Beckie Stefely of Thirty One Gifts is about monogrammed storage items, purses.

Jacqueline Bevan of Jewels Botanical of very striking fine silver, wire- wrapped pendants with real leaves from Jacqueline’s garden, infused inside the glass.

Kelli Howell, of Here’s Health offering crystal Salt lamps that keep you healthy.

Randy Franz of Studio 912 creates custom made furniture and home accessories made from reclaimed and locally sourced wood.  Very interesting pieces.

Lisa Stepp of Wildtree, offers all natural seasonings, sauces, and oils.  Specializing in grapeseed oil infused with flavors like Roast Garlic, Basil Pesto, lemon and more.

Constance Wastcoat and Don Strandell, of Grown Up Kid Stuff creates the best chocolate sauce you’ll ever have.

Dine Lemberger of Journey to Greendom, Inc. is a  wholly owned women business offering handcrafted soaps, spa collection, products for adults and children, pets and general household.  All products are eco-friendly and chemical free.  She also offers custom made aprons.

My next interesting person is Linda McGill of Safehouse Farm Alpacas.  The Safehouse Farm Alpacas, going natural going elegant, going green.  She offers natural Alpaca products ranging from home-grown yarn, socks, scarves, gloves and elegant sweaters, blankets – 100% Alpaca with well known Pendleton Label.

Mary Duke Grubbe of Sara Blain for Willow house, private label jewelry designed by Sara Blaine.

Candles for entertaining and featuring candle stands are featured by Terina Siekierski of Partylite Gifts.

Bonny Davidson of Faerie Castle Marzipan, creates beautiful miniature fruits that are just amazing and made with a lot of almonds.

Wire wrapped serving pieces and other entertaining accessories using crystals and Swarovski crystals are created by Ellen Swidler of Swiddles, Inc.

Gene Tracy of Warmglow Art. Co. creates Giclee prints of original watercolor landscapes focusing on a window view and original watercolors.

For our furry  four legged pets Laura Anne Schratt of Hungry Dog Biscuit Bakery creates all natural vegetarian dog biscuits and exclusive of Happy Dog Collar clips, handmade collar decorations.

Jewell Handbags and Accessories and Jockey Person to Person, are handbags and accessories to keep you organized.  Clothing that is versatile, fashionable and designed to flatter everyone.

It is going to be a grand event! Please, contact me, Kathleen Rickert Nelson at for more information or visit my Website.

This one of a kind event, “Holiday Hidden Treasures Fine Art Show” will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Garland’s of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, IL  60010.

The hours are from 12-Noon to 7:00pm

This event is also benefits the “Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue & Adoptions” a 501c3 not-for-profit organization to rescue and re-home senior dogs and cats 7 years old and older.

 Thank you for the opportunity to share about the “Holiday Hidden Treasures Fine Art Show”! Hope to see you at the show!





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