The Little Art shop
Art by Kevin Denton

October Newsletter 2019


Fall is in the air and we have so many new works to show you for Autumn and the coming Holiday Season. You can get a head start on the season of giving and if you want to find the perfect gift we have so many hand made pieces of original art just waiting to be discovered. 

New Works By our Artists
Warm and rustic wine barrel wreaths have arrived! Handmade by Carolyn Appenzeller

Little peeps are here to greet you made by Barbara Richardson, a the master craftswoman.

Ocean inspired fall decor is here! ♡♡♡
By Marilyn Hertzberg

Fused glass expressions of faith by Jo Rene' Danel. 
Marvelous Metalwork by Mel!
Upcycled, recycled, hammered and torched.

Michael Elson Miller is currently working on a dramatic ocean scene. On display soon at The Little Art Shop.

Incredible photos on metal by Kevin Denton. Only inside our gallery.
This lovely women's torso has arrived. Gail Dominguez is the talented clay artist.
Winner of the pet Photo Contest

How in the world are our judges supposed to decide which photo is the winner? These furbabies are all so precious!
We had to choose, so - Announcing the winner of our Amateur Cat and Dog Photo Contest! Congratulations to Stacy Keyes and to her two adorable kitties, Hannah and Chip. What is the story behind those guilty faces?
Stacey says "I was just walking by this room when I saw them like this and luckily had my phone handy. They both are a couple of goofballs (I often call them turkeys) and they were just hanging out. The top one is Hannah (tuxedo) and the bottom is Chip (brown tabby)" Both were adopted here locally through Solano County Friends of Animals (SCFOA).$5
Honorable mention and Fan Favorite goes to Gracie! She looks like a beautiful soul ♡
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Enjoy the final Benicia Art Walk on October 12th.
You could win $200 towards a piece of original art at Saturday's Benicia Art Walk, 2-7 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. Eleven amazing galleries are hosting and offer great art, live entertainment, small sips and fun activities.

Grab the Galleries of First Street Art Passport and get it stamped at each gallery for a chance to win $200 towards a piece of art at one of the participating galleries.

Benicia Art Walk is always FREE and so is the parking. Look for the bluebanners or pick up the 2019 Benicia Art Walk brochure and map to find your way.

During the October 12th Art Walk  our fused glass artist, Jo Rene’ Danel will demonstrate how to create delicate holiday ornaments from wire & beads. Come learn how to do this yourself and see her beautiful creations. October 12th, 1:00 - 5:00 in front of our gallery and gift shop, 129 First St. Benicia CA. Visit Benicia
The Little Art Shop will also feature Margo Scarpulla - an artist of incredible versatility. Margo creates unique pottery, encaustic wall hangings and Pate de Ver (delicate glass formed vases) She will have a special display of these stunning works from 1:00 - 5:00 
    Featured Artist

   Marilyn Hertzberg

I grew up in suburban New York.  When I was a young child my parents enrolled me in a neighborhood dance class. In addition to a well rounded technical program my teacher also incorporated improvisation exercises during class. Dance became a passion throughout my school years.  As I advanced I studied ballet and toe, several modern dance techniques, jazz, folk and square dance.  As a high school senior I earned a scholarship that enabled me to study in New York City. The skills and knowledge I gained over those years regarding space, balance, and flow now inform my creative process.  I also love color and pattern, and these too play an important part as I gather the many pieces that form each creation.

To this creative side I add an MBA in Management Science, CSUEB, that enables me to wear the many hats needed to manage a successful business.

Happenings In The East Bay
Scarecrows are on display throughout the month of October. Businesses on First Street and throughout Benicia will show off imaginatively created scarecrows. The public is invited to vote “People’s Choice” with paper ballots available at Benicia Main Street, participating businesses, and Benicia Farmers Market. Voting ends Monday, October 21st; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of “People’s Choice” will be announced shortly thereafter

#Introducing our #Scarecrow for the #Benicia Citywide #Contest - please welcome our audacious #Rodeo #Clown #Cowboy Scarecrow! He stands a whopping 10 ft tall (I bet he is the tallest on record) and is created out of #upcycled #scrapmetal. We think people will enjoy discovering all the pieces that make him so cute. This Cowboy starts off with the base of an old outdoor space heater, a big brass pot for a head, a paint can for a hat, a serving tray for a heart, old crutches for bowed legs, a pomegranate for a nose and an old canteen for a stomach.

He is proudly standing outside of the #TanneryBuilding, 129 First St in Benicia.
Please come by and say “Howdy”

Benicia's Halloween tradition continues with the annual Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll at the City Park, located at First and Military Streets. Kids of all ages enjoy the popular Halloween event. Local merchants on First Street get into the spirit offering candy and treats as kids and families stroll First Street trick-or-treating. At noon on the First Street Green, located at First and East B Streets, the public can enjoy the ever-popular Canine & Critter Costume Contest with prizes. Announcement of the winners of the Halloween Costume Contest to follow.

Solano Town Center
1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA

Exhibit Dates: September 18 - October 27​Featured Artist: Lizeth Marquez

Intake: Sunday, September 15, Noon to 5 pm
Reception: Saturday, September 28, 3-5 pm
Artwork Pickup: Sunday, October 27, 3-6 pm
Here are some of the pieces from our own artists you can view there

Lawler House Gallery
718 Main St, Suisun City, 

Featuring our own Little Art Shop Artist - Richard Flores
Exhibit Dates: August 30 - November 17

Reception: Saturday, August 31, 3-5 pm

Thanks to all our artists who make us shine.
Sondra Perry 
Barbara Barnes Green 
Mel Christopher 
Rejina Christopher 
John Richard Lloyd 
Michael Elson Miller 
Ted Trammel 
Jo Rene’ Danel 
Barbara Richardson
Linda V. Hubbard
Jessica Robinson
Linda Schreibner
Kathy Matsumura
Mary Gail Taylor
Oona Campbell
Kevin Denton
Elizabeth Denton
Gail Dominguez
Gina Perdomo-Rothman
Phill Evans 
Saida Burboa 
LorriMarie Jenkins
Nicky Ruxton
Sharon Price Campbell 
Lyn Lasneski 
Karen Feagins 
Angela Pochka
Cecilia Climaco
Pat Whalen
Michael Kreider 
Wendy Kreider
Scott Zoog 
Lindsey Killingsworth
Richard Flores 
David Hughes
Linda Peonsin
Marilyn Hertzberg
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