Author Archives: MarvyMaike

Ice House Gallery Events

While I am busy in the studio preparing for the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar, My Swarm and Beehive are still having a fabulous party at Ice House Gallery. With the first snow, it is wonderful to enter this oasis of flora and fauna and remember warmer days. This month, the gallery is hosting […]

Holiday Season is here!

It’s November, and I am sifting through my inventory after a lovely Wilder Mansion Holiday Market. I have two weeks to replenish popular Christmas songs and make some other ornaments I’ve had in my head for a while. I am also sending angels and frosties over to Artem Pop Up Gallery and to Sacred Art […]

Halloween Spooks

It’s Halloween, and the last day for my sale at Artem Pop Up Gallery. I had fun making Halloween Ghost ornaments for the store. I created a setup on Now That’s a Jig to create the basic ghost frame. Then I wrapped a length of wire around the setup to make the shape. I decided […]

Elmhurst’s 9th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

Whoops, October disappeared and I suddenly need to prepare for the Elmhurst’s 9th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market! This fabulous show kicks off my Holiday season, and while it truly is the 1st weekend of November as always, it falling on the 1st feels early. We will be in the historic Wilder Mansion on Friday, November […]

Fall is beautiful

Fall is glorious right now, and my daily walks fill me with joy. Here are some snapshots of the trees in my neighborhood in their full-color glory.

Halloweenies on sale at Artem

Fall has arrived, and the neighborhood is decked out in Halloween finery. I have decided to put all my Halloween pieces on sale at Artem Pop Up Gallery. I have a few more pendants in stock, but they have all my bat stakes and witch book stakes in the store, located at 1627 Sherman Ave, […]

Garage Art Fair Fun

On September 29, Downtown Evanston held Oktoberfest, and in conjunction with it Evanston Made organized a Makers Market. The market would be held in the garage adjoining the Oktoberfest parking lot, which was a great idea. My outdoor show track record is horrendous, so having a roof over my head that wouldn’t blow away made […]

Flora, Fauna and Fascination Exhibit

While I don’t have any pop ups in October, I am still part of the ongoing Flora, Fauna and Fascination exhibit. Ice House Gallery owner Hannah Litvan curated a beautiful array of artists who each have their own unique artistic expression of nature themes. The opening night was packed, and I was thrilled to see […]

Halloweenies at Artem Pop Up Gallery

It is October, and that means all the Halloween decorations are coming out. I gathered up all my stakes and most of my Halloween pendants and brought them in to Artem Pop Up Gallery last week. It is fun to change my shelf a bit and have fun with my pieces. I am not the […]

$10,000 Raised By Nasty Women

Wow, the last weekend of September was amazing. Numerous people converged upon 1100 Florence for the Nasty Women Evanston Fundraiser on September 28. They patiently lined up until the doors opened at 6 pm. Then the blinds opened and we could get our first peek at all the art work. Volunteers handed out artist lists […]