Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa's Coming, HO HO HO

Come help us celebrate the arrival of Santa, Saturday December 11th at 7 pm......but come at 6:30 and enjoy fun activities for the kids. There will be free Hot chocolate and hot cider for the kids from Starbucks and the Cake Decorating Shop is helping kids decorate their very own gingerbread man. Oak Hollow and English Country Garden also have a craft for the kids to finish. Inklings bookshop also has a gift for the little ones. Stores will be open til 8PM for a shopping adventure. Please join us for an old fashion neighborhood event.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

take a peek

This year's show is better than ever! Here is a peek...Come to the gallery to see more!

Our walls are filled with gorgeous paintings,like "The Way Home" by Carmela Newstead.

Potter Carol DeGrave has some exciting new pieces, both free-standing and wall hung. Her work is always two pieces look alike.

Have you seen the new work by Dan Michael?  He's a sculptor from Olympia whose marble and granite pieces are inspired by poetry.

Kelly Beal, another new artist at Oak Hollow, uses softened leather to create attractive cuff bands with clever closures. These look great on both men and women!   

Here's an unusual gift...These are one-of-a-kind neck pieces made by Carol Perry. She uses deer hides and other materials to create these fantastic fashion statements.

Inspired by winter views of Cowiche Creek, Nancy Gabriel creates a new wool art rug.

 These  are just a few of Our favorite things! Stop in and see for yourself

Monday, October 4, 2010

"About Last Night"

Sub Committee by LINDSEY MERRELL

Not Listening by JON MERRELL

              Oak Hollow is proud to feature Jon and Lindsey Merrell"s recent work. Both Jon and Lindsey are print makers and you'll delight in there fresh approach .

Please join us Friday October 8 and meet these amazing artist.
Opening reception hours are 5:30 til 8P.M.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A big mirror Needs a BIG frame

Our latest custom frame is for a 4 x 5 mirror.
It consists of three similar moldings combined
to form a 9 inch border all around.

No job is too big for Oak Hollow!
(we think  .  .  . )

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Art Opening

Friday night's opening of Penn and Elizabeth's works was a great success! Everyone enjoyed the eclectic collection of paintings, libations and good conversation.

Many requested the eggplant recipe from Deborah Madison's cookbook, "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone."
Spicy Eggplant Spread with Thai Basil

1 pound eggplant, any variety                                
 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
3 Tbs chopped Thai basil
2 Tbs rice wine vinegar (mirin)                                          
3 Tbs roasted sesame or peanut oil
1 Tbs soy sauce (tamari)                                                      
2-3 serrano chilis, finely minced

Roast the eggplant: Preheat oven to 425. Slash eggplant in several places. Put in a pan and bake until it's soft to the point of collapsing, @ 40 minutes. Let cool for @15 minutes. Peel skin, then chop coarsely.

Mix the sugar, rice wine, soy and chilies together. Heat a wok or skillet over high heat and add the oil. When it begins to haze, add garlic. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add eggplant and stir-fry for 2 minutes. 
Add the sauce and fry for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped basil.

Mound the eggplant in a bowl and (optional) garnish with basil leaves and/or toasted sesame seeds.
Serve with crackers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


New paintings from a mentor and mentee, both learning from each other. So, who is the mentor and who being mentored?

Show opens Friday August 13 and runs through September 8th.
Join us to meet and greet the artists.

August 13, 5:30 - 8 pm at the gallery

Orange Crush - Penn O. Shelton - 36 x 48

One Another's Joy - Elizabeth Freitag - 12x12

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here is another art quilt. These artist will be at Art Fest!

Nancy Gabriel
Duane Heilman
Gary Bailey
Gayle Scholl
Delma Tayer
Carol Hassen
Rob Blackaby
Sharon Strong
Bob Fisher
Carmela Newstead
Sarah Haven
Ardith Kaiser
Leann Ries
Lou Toweill
Marcia Blevins
Holly Mahre
Donna Van Tuyl
John Barany
Lucy Valderhaug
Jackie Prout
Rob Prout
Jennifer Dagdagdan
Terri Lovins

Just a few of my art quilts for June Art Fest this Saturday June 12th.
It will be a wonderful day with lots of sunshine and fun. Jackie

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Functional Sculpture

This is a hand-carved graphite sculpture that's also a writing instrument.
I found it at PELIGRO GALLERY in Winthrop, WA.
I'll try to contact the artist to inquire about carrying his art in the gallery.

New Frame Styles

Here are a few new frame styles we've received.
I framed a mirror in the large silver frame.