Up Coming Shows 2014

Fine Art Clothing & Accessories Show 2014

Shorewood, Wisconsin

October 24 through October 26

Friday, October 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. / opening
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Purple purse with flowers and model


For more Fine Arts Show information, please contact Wendy.

More about the Artists

Wendy Lee Cooper

Wendy Lee.Cooper from Milwaukee, Wisconsin enjoys the traditional arts of shibori and natural dyeing and often uses these techniques when creating unique accessories.

Kimono silk, vintage and contemporary beads and buttons from around the world and hand-crafted sterling silver embellishments are used to make her purses scarves and jewelry that are truly one of a kind.

Wendy's web site - www.wendyleecooper.com

Wendy's on-line shop - www.wendyleecooper.etsy.com

Wendy - on Facebook , on Twitter, on her blog wendyleecooper.blogspot.com

Shibori purse in red and black by Wendy Lee Cooper

Fran Cheney

"The baskets in the photo are made from very beautiful handmade paper which I get from a close friend, Kirsten Christianson, who taught me all I know about handmade paper. The bottoms of the baskets are pieces of Shagbarkhickory - very strong bark. The skeletal structure is copper wire. I think of it as life veins in the baskets - like life veins in a leaf. The beautiful photo was taken by my niece, Dawn Behrens."

"I have been gathering from the wild world for 35 years. I have made necklaces since I was eight. I made a necklace early this spring that had the word "migration" embroidered on it. I was walking with my husband and our friend. Near Lake Michigan. We saw cormorants migrating that early spring day. Many many of them. Then an Indigo Bunting flitted across from tree to tree in front of us. It was grey out. We could barely see the color of indigo on the little bird, but we saw it. Then we saw another Indigo Bunting. Then another."

"I have been part of this show for several years and my love of this show grows each time. I am grateful for the artists who are new and the ones who I come to know better and better because several of us continue to return. I am very grateful to Wendy Cooper who puts this show together with such care."

creations by Fran Cheney

Mary MacGillis

Mary MacGillis is a professional pattern maker, designer and college instructor. Aprons are one of her favorite creative outlets.

"I'm inspired by vintage designs that can be transformed into something modern with a touch of whimsy through color and fabric. It’s a practical piece of clothing, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!” In addition to the “off the rack” items, Mary does occasionally commission custom aprons (mother-daughter, father-son, etc) as well as creative and unique children’s clothing.

She can be emailed at macmablum@yahoo.com.

A Mary MacGills aprons

Mary Mendla

FACETS Fashions
www.facetsfashions.com & facetsfashions on etsy.com
978 N Green Bay Rd Grafton, WI 53024

Clothing for the multi-faceted life of today's woman!

Clothing by Mary Mendla

Becki Moylan

"A life of adventure and misadventure has led me back to my first love - creating art. I use repurposed, reclaimed, recycled objects to tell a story or offer a message. These "bits" come with an energy of their own. For example, a subway token that has passed thru many hands and is witness to many travels and emotions. Was it in someone's pocket as they turned it round and round contemplating their next stop in life? A daily routine? An adventure? My own energy is then added as I turn the "bits" round and round - add them - take them off - add them again - rearranging until I achieve symmetry. The jewelry serves to remind us of our uniqueness and sameness and the power of our thoughts and beliefs. As we wear these pieces we are adding our own energy to them, layer upon layer, connecting us all."

one of Becki's creations

Laurie Shovers

My lightweight and colorful jewelry consists of intricately designed and handwoven beadwork presented flat to wear as bracelets or stitched around aluminum spools & forms that I design, execute, and anodize in a variety of colors.

I have currently been exploring setting stones in silver and then riveting anodized aluminum shapes to these to create some truly unique pieces.

Find Laurie on Facebook

Bracelets by Laurie Shovers

Janet C. Schiff

Named 2014 Wisconsin Area Music Industry's Stringed Instrument Player of the Year, Janet Schiff will be performing cello for this event.

A Shorewood resident, Schiff is an accomplished cellist, composer and cello instructor.


Friday, October 24, opening of show, 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, noon to 2:00 pm

Janet C. Schiff (414)305-3492

Janet Schiff

Fine Art of Fiber 2014

Wendy will have her purses and scarves available for sale.

Stunning quilts, lovely knitted art wear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale during the Fine Art of Fiber, held at the Garden's Regenstein Center. The area's oldest, largest, and most unique fiber art event, the Fine Art of Fiber is hosted by Illinois Quilters, Inc., the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. A complimentary opening night, including early buying privileges, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

Viewers will enjoy an exhibition of more than 150 pieces, including quilts, various types of needle art, knitting, weaving, wearable art, dolls, and jewelry. Sales boutiques offer a similarly wide variety of items for sale, including woven and knitted pieces, art wear, traditional and contemporary quilts, handmade holiday gifts, and much more. For more information, visit www.fineartoffiber.org.

Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Thursday, November 6, through Sunday, November 9

Friday - Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Fashion Show
Friday and Saturday 11 am

Chicago Botanic Gardens
Directions to the Garden

Free Admission (Parking fee applies)

For more information contact, Wendy.

Wendy Lee Cooper  

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