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'Gallery of Gifts' Offers Unique, Personalized Gifts

Local artists are selling their wares at the Carroll County Arts Council through Dec. 22.

Looking for a gift that is both unique and creative but useful and handmade? Look no further than the Carroll County Arts Council where local artists will be on hand in a boutique-style shop through Dec. 22.

The Carroll Arts Center continues the annual tradition by transforming their Tevis Gallery into the “Gallery of Gifts” during the holiday shopping season. This special cash-and-carry exhibit will resemble a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, as 30-plus artists will display their festive wares.

There will be a wide variety of hand-crafted creations from inexpensive stocking stuffers, holiday décor and traditional arts and crafts to truly elegant special gifts. Local artists combine with regional artists for a distinct flavor of fashion, fantasy and whimsy. To lessen the holiday stress, there will be complimentary gift bagging for all purchases. The show will encourage the Art Center's commitment to “shop local and buy handmade.” 

The 4th Annual Gallery of Gifts will continue in the Tevis Gallery at the Carroll Arts Center until Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Participating artists include:

  • Jessica Boehman: Hans My Hedgehog, illustration prints and cards
  • Jerry and Gale Berkowitz: Feats of Clay
  • Karen Amelia Brown, fiber creations 
  • Kevin and Kathleen Clancy: Clancy Traditional Arts 
  • Chuck Cohen, turned wood 
  • Gregory Cwalina: Patuxent River Flies, tied fishing fly accessories
  • Evelyn Daley, felted animal menagerie, scarves, hats 
  • Lisa Fox: Liza Jane’s Designs, elegant jewelry 
  • Joyce L. Fritz Ritz: Souly Joyce, wrapped wire jewelry 
  • Mark Giardino: Vetro Design, stained glass and mosaics 
  • Deb Hanessian, Steam Punk accessories 
  • Dianne Hirsch: Dos Gatos Artisan Jewelry 
  • Michael Hollingshead: Me Lord ‘n’ Tailor, fiber accessories 
  • Pamela Hull: Twin Moons Pottery, clay animals 
  • Chris Irwin, paintings 
  • Dona Jones, copper ornaments and accessories 
  • Michael Judd: Extento Fashions, wooden accessories 
  • Kyle Keeler: Visionary Glass, blown glass 
  • Heidi Landry, holiday ornaments and décor 
  • Kathryn Learn, ceramic art 
  • Stacy Lund Levy, holiday ornaments
  • Jayma Kessing: Quilia, jewelry and wearable art
  • Lauri Shaw and Laura Turner: Fools for Jewels, crocheted wire jewelry
  • Daphne Skaar: Gourds by Daphne, gourd art 
  • Stacy Shaffer, polymer clay accessories 
  • Nancy Schmitt, hand felted wool 
  • Nick Vincent: Nathan’s Forge, forged metal art

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