Monday, May 31, 2010

Art Events & Big News!! You are Invited!

Buttonwood Art Space

You are Invited!!

There will be many great artists involved in this opening. It will be fun and fabulous!!

Join us from 5-9 pm This first Friday Friday at 3013 Main Street Kansas City MO

Beth Cosner Designs

The winner is!

The winner of Beth's Earrings is Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy! You can visit her website which is so fun and full of great colour tips and design advice! Maria email me with your address information!

Beth will be showing her fabulous jewelry designs at The Prairie Village Art Fair 2010 will take place on June 4th, 5th & 6th. She will be located at Booth #62 Click on Link for further details.

Signature Canvas

Special offer for Local and Regional Artists

Each month we offer huge discounts for certain sizes of canvases. Artists can either stop by our office during regular hours to browse our selection or they can call and order the sizes they’d like and pick them up when they are ready. We love all the artists who use our products, but local artists have a special place in our business and we want to offer great prices just as a way to thank them for their beautiful creations. Alicia's contact information is below!

Alicia Botyrius
'Canvas Lady'
Signature Canvas
Inventors of the Keyless Frame

'Your artwork deserves a Signature'

Ronda Carmen
All the Best
I am so excited to be the winner of a Signed copy of Jan Showers new book Glamorous Rooms

Be sure to visit Ronda's amazing website. She does great interviews with the best of the best

Colleen of Designing Dna also picked me for a $50 CSN Certificate. How exciting is that?! Her site is wonderful so check it out!

A fine art photograph is on it's way from Nadine with Walter Helena Photography.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Beth Cosner Designs Jewelry Giveaway

Beth Cosner Design Jewelry Giveaway
Swarovski Pearls, Czeck Glass and 14 K Gold Fill
Earrings Value $50
To enter giveaway drawing both 1) Become a follower and 2) Leave a comment below.
Contest ends midnight June 1st and The Winner of these fabulous earrings will be announced on June 2nd.

Beth Cosner Jewelry Designs

New Lucite Pendants
Beth designs dynamic jewelry exploring color and texture through the use of precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, and lucite. She works in sterling silver as well as 14K gold filled and gold vermeil.

KA: Beth when did you begin to design jewelry?

BC: In high school at Shawnee Mission East. I enrolled in Metalsmithing with Mr. Crawford. At Kansas University I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. KU has the oldest Metalsmithing Department in the country.

KA:You then went for further education on the west coast is that right?

BC: Yes, I entered the Gemological Institute in Carlsbad California and became a Graduate jeweler.
Beth Cosner Studio

KA: What inspired you then and now? You really have an amazing artistic sense of color.

BC: I started attending Gem Shows in California. I have been to many in the ensuing years. I love to design and have so many ideas in my head I cannot even complete them all! I love color, color, color. I start creating and one thing leads to another. The raw materials and the different seasons inspire me.

KA: You are also working with some new materials I see.

BC: Yes I have started some pieces out of colorful lucite which has been fun. I am now creating custom charms for special occasions, and using hammered gold and silver. I love doing wedding jewelry ensembles of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I do a lot of custom work for different special occasions.

KA: What jewelry shows and exhibits do you have scheduled?

BC: The Prairie Village Art Fair 2010 will take place on June 4th, 5th & 6th. I will be located at Booth #62

The Towne Center Art Fair is on June 18th, 19th, and 20th. There I will be set up in Booth#119.

KA: Is your jewelry available in any galleries and boutiques?

BC: Yes, locally I am in Scandia Down on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. My jewelry is sold at Rivers Bend Gallery in Parkville, Missouri and Barucci gallery in St. Louis Missouri. Also both Accenti Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa and The Dahm Jewelry Gallery in Solana Beach, California.

KA: Beth how can you be reached by those interested in your jewelry?

BC: Contact me at 913-481-3179 or email me at

KA: Beth, thank you so much!

Beth is also looking at further upscale retail representation.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Art Exhibit KCAC First Friday Photos

Art Exhibit photos from Opening Night Reception at The Kansas City Artists Coalition

Interior Designer Suzanne from Suburban Spunk with a slightly frazzled moi!

Suzanne from Suburban Spunk with friend George

Some of my personal favorites created with Winsor Newton Oils on Signature Canvas

24 x 24

72 X 60
Into the Distance

Cynthia and fellow artist George

Other artists' works on exhibit at KCAC at this time.

I was chatting with attendees when we were most crowded and did not take enough group photos. The group included several Kansas City Artists Coalition board members and their spouses including Robert and Merry Quackenbush and Dr. and Ada Koch. I May have more to share later. The trolley goes to the galleries on First Fridays so we had a great turnout.

Click on Images to enlarge

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Opening Night Art Exhibit & Reception


This Friday evening May 7th I will have an Opening Night Art Exhibit & Reception. Terri Wheeler will also be a featured artist. Her work is figurative, so it works very well as a cohesive exhibit. I think you will love it!

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is located at 201 Wyandotte in Kansas City Missouri.

The Reception is from 5-8 pm and is free and open to the public.
First Fridays are a huge event in Kansas City and dozens of art galleries are open in the Historic Crossroads District. Come join in the fun!

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Click on invitation for more details.

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