The Artisans Store has a great assortment of art available for sale.
In addition to other items we have baskets, glass works, greeting cards, jewelry, photography, pottery and sculpture.
Meet our artists below:
~Colored Baskets and Trivets
New in the art world, Dianne began working with copper and gemstones making earrings and necklaces since there were so many in this area. She began playing with fabric and it has gone from there.
~Wood turned vases, bottle stoppers, bowls, platters and cutting boards.
Joyce’s photography is mostly landscapes with a Nevada theme. Lately, she’s been taking photos of Carson City’s public art (freeway enhancement) as a tribute to the real artists – Reno Ironworks & Lindell Painting Services in Sparks. She enhances the color to make the photos more whimsical.
~Wood burned gourd baskets, bird feeders, pine needle and horse hair weaving.
Teddi and her husband, Ron, moved to Carson City in the early 1970’s to start a contracting business. They came from Petaluma, Ca. with two little daughters to raise in this beautiful city.
She became interested in quilting and with a few other ladies, organized Carson City’s first quilt club. She enjoyed the designing and figuring out of the designs for the quilts, “which I think is why I like doing the gourds so much”, she says.
The Washoe Indian Tribe inspired her from the time they moved here until the present. She loves their baskets and arts and learned how to make pine needle baskets, but wanted to be more creative with design. The gourds were the perfect outlet for her. First, she cleans the gourds, inside and out, wood burns a design, does some carving or staining, weaves the edges with either pine needles or horsehair and decorates with beads and/or feathers. She has since ventured into the challenge of weaving horsehair baskets. Her baskets range from 1” to 5” in size. The larger ones can take over 40 hours to weave. Special orders are available, using a customers own horse’s hair, to make a special memory of their horse.
“I enjoy making these baskets and hope you like them!”
Paula Kimbrough has spent 25 years perfecting this art form. No other artist has created such unique egg artistry. She uses water colors and polymers to transform an egg into the whimsical and elegant. A collection of real eggs are converted into a whole new genre after being painted, sculpted and dipped in an epoxy. The epoxy seals in the brilliant colors and strengthens the shell so that they may be enjoyed for years to come.
Being an original art piece, each egg is dated, numbered and signed. And since each one is an individual creation, no two eggs are identical. Paula paints with a wide range of colors and gives special attention to detail which lends her personal touch to each egg. These art pieces make excellent quality gifts for collectors and those “hard to shop for” friends and relatives with discriminating taste.
~Handmade greeting cards, framed art using mixed media
Audrey is a mixed media artist who sells her handcrafted greeting cards and framed art in The Artisan’s Store at The Brewery Art Center. Each piece of art is inspired by the joy and desire to convey something special to someone — to bring a smile, a warm feeling an “Aha, this is perfect for …. !” Whether whimsical or message oriented, each piece is truly unique … there is no other one exactly like it! Audrey is also a certified Zentangle® teacher.
Zentangle is a captivating art form that is fascinating, fun, relaxing and easy to learn! With simple tools, one can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. These patterns are broken down into deliberate easy strokes that build upon each other in enticing, mesmerizing and suprising ways! Zentangle appeals to everyone, no matter what their age, gender, aptitude or skill level. Audrey’s professional career as both a human resources trainer and an artist has afforded her the opportunity to combine her love of teaching with her passion for art to teach this truly amazing art form. According to Audrey, “Sharing Zentangle with folks who believe they have no artistic ability and watching them experience the joy of creating art is truly rewarding. And, for me personally, the art of Zentangle is a continuous learning experience because Zentangles are created as each stroke touches the page — no worries about mistakes and completely in the moment! My wish is to live my life that way!”
~Scenic and wildlife photography from all over the southwest US. Matted prints.
Nicks passion for photography started over thirty years ago. When ‘life’ stepped in and responsibilities of family and career took priority his photography took a back seat. By the early 2000’s his kids were on their own, and he had moved to Northern Nevada. The urge to readdress his photography and the emergence of digital technology made it irresistible to jump back in with both feet. Being a lifelong musician he focused on shooting live musical performances and soon found himself freelancing for the Reno Gazette Journal and shooting the world’s top performers as they passed through the Reno / Tahoe area. The beauty of North America serves as additional inspiration for his photography, with an emphasis on Northern Nevada and our countries Southwest territory. The work offered at The Brewery Arts Center is made up from images captured on frequent trips around the Southwest and local ventures around Northern Nevada.
Musical representations of his work can be found in Mad About Music in South Lake Tahoe, The Coyote Den in Round Hill Lake Tahoe, and The Musician Rehearsal Center in Sparks, as well as on line with The Reno Gazette Journal, and KOZZ Radio. His own website at www.frontrowphoto.smugmug.com has a selection of over 10,000 images to view.
Sarah Morey is a Carson City native who specializes in natural light portraits and has been taking photos for over twenty years. Her specialty is capturing life in between moments. She also prides herself in structure and landscape photography and tries to capture images from a different perspective. If you would like to see more of her work you can visit her Facebook page and her website at www.sarahmoreyphotography.
COILING ARTIST, AUTHOR, TEACHER
Sande recently relocated from the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona. She studied basket making with an avid group of pine needle coilers, and Native American basket makers. Her baskets are currently being shown at the Brewery Arts Center’s Artisans Store, The Artists Co-op in Reno, The Auburn Gallery in The Bay Area, and recently at several other galleries nationwide and The Tucson Museum of Art.
Sande’s love of basket making, naturally lead to sharing this wonderful art form through teaching. She is also the author of a popular basket making manual “PINE SPIRIT…A MODERN APPROACH TO THE ANCIENT ART OF BASKET MAKING”
From gathering the pine needles on hikes through the mountains, to sitting with the materials and allowing to the spirit of basket to flow through her, Sande’s work has always been a meditation in motion.
Sande is a member of The Brewery Arts Center, The Great Basin Basket Makers, The Bay Area Basket Makers and The Redwood Guild of Handweavers. She feels that the Brewery Arts Center is the perfect venue to share her love of basket making.
~Silk paintings and scarves.
Louise brings her background in design and fiber arts, mixes it with her love of whimsy and color, and lets the silk and dyes mesh in vibrant abandon. Her designs are drawn from her love
of the life on the Eastern slope of the Sierras, and are brimming with the excitement of a world
seen through hopeful eyes.
The brilliance of her paintings immediately catches the eye, but it is the story within that tends
to hold the viewer. Bold Tahoe landscapes, serene Carson Valley pastures, wildly colorful
Arizona deserts, free running horses, whimsical creatures all are subjects of her work.
For over 40 years, Louise has followed her artful path…from pen and ink drawings produced
while in her teens…to mugs and bowls, thrown in a potters’ studio to finance college years…then
on to weavings and quilts constructed while living in the coastal town of Cambria. For twenty
years, Louise and her husband, Jim, traveled the Western States selling their whimsical painted
furniture. Along the way, painting in watercolor became her joyous release. But then, in 2002,
life changed forever with Jim’s passing.
After a lost few months, a silk painting caught her eye…and the abandon of the wild color and
serendipitous style carried her away. A born story-teller, Louise found this expressive medium
to be an absolute fit for her style.
Since 2003, Louise has participated in silk painting workshops, projects and expositions, as well
as shown her work at over 200 art shows and in numerous galleries. She has been the feature
of a public television documentary, and spoken on National Public Radio. She has been the
poster artist for art festivals in Arizona, California and Nevada.
“Working with silks and dyes has changed the way I view the world…and has given me the
perfect vehicle to illustrate the way in which I do see it. The textures and colors of landscapes
come to life on the smooth shiny silk…colors penetrate and move…serendipity is a huge
force…absolute control has to be abandoned, and desires are negotiated with resists and other
basics of life (sugar, salt, starch, alcohol). The end painting is forever unpredictable, often better
than anticipated…and the process is always ready to teach you something new.”
Born and raised in The Silver State, Penny has always had a love of art. By chance her love of fine jewelry and her passion for self expression combined into a new art form. She discovered the medium of Precious Metal Clay. She soon made the subject her own and now hand- crafts pure silver jewelry.
For her jewelry collection she used her family name “Mauzey” (Mo-Zay). The inspiration for Jewelry by Mauzey is the “old world” feeling of being unique and much loved. This is what Penny strives to create with each hand-formed piece of pure silver. Using silver infused Precious Metal Clay she is able to design, shape and carve the clay before firing. After firing the now pure silver piece is able to be burnished, antiqued and prepared for it’s new owner.
And, not pictured:
Robert Foster~Metal Works
Donna Jensen~Glass works
Mike Malley~Oil paintings, ceramic, copper, wood, trout.
Mike is a high school art instructor and has run a freelance business on cruise vessels and VIP parties and commissions. Illustration and painting degrees.
Carol Mark~Jewelry from beads, gemstones, semi precious stones, leather, wood and other natural products. Wire of all type and sizes.
Sharon Randall~Functional wheel thrown porcelain and stoneware. Small pins, necklaces and clay beads.
Dotty Reiser~Contemporary Baskets and Art Gourds
A native of Pennsylvania, Dotty has always been interested in various art forms, and started painting at an early age. She studied painting locally with Betty Helgren, and has taken numerous seminars and workshops. She has been making baskets and art gourds for about 15 years.