March Events At Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Here are the March events scheduled at Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs.  The gallery is at 2646 Broad St.  For more information visit

New Artist Spotlight:  Karen K. Brown

March-April 5: View just finished works by one of Shuptrine's painters, Karen K. Brown.  Ms. Brown is an oil and acrylic artist from Asheville, N.C., and her work reflects her passion for painting as she conveys on canvas the beauty of the ever changing ethereal landscapes of the Smokey and Blue Ridge mountains.  Ms. Brown’s style is loose, emotional, and whimsical, full of bright colors and strong movement that provides the viewer a peaceful experience in an atmospheric perspective. Large spatial works and smaller room fillers on view.  The New Artist Spotlight runs until the first week of April.

Saturday, March 16: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  - The Gilded Arts Workshop 

Using the art of sgrafitto, which means "to scratch the surface," participants will transfer creativity to the surface of a water gilded 22Kt gold leaf panel.  Joshua Terney, an artisan of Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs who was trained by owner Alan Shuptrine, will give step-by-step instructions to learn etching,  burnishing, and finishing techniques on a provided water gilded 22Kt gold leaf 5 x 5 inch panel. The workshop includes a finished panel to take home, as well as a 30 minute water gilding class. Participants may bring their own design, or one will be provided.  There is a limit of 12 spaces. Deadline for participation is Friday, March 8. Cost is $200 per person. Contact Stephanie Valencia at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf for more details.

Late Night Thursdays:  Twisted Night - Thursday, March 21, 5-7:30 p.m. 

Shuptrine's newest product, Twisted Relish, is a family recipe from the Mountain South passed down through many generations. Twisted Relish is a sweet-spicy relish.  Stop by the gallery on Thursday, March 21, to  sample some of Shuptrine's Twisted Relish, enjoy other twisted treats, and twisted punch.  The Twisted Relish is available in Shuptrine's Galleries for $8 a jar. This summer's Twisted Taste Test Contest  is where the best recipe using one of Shuptrine's twisted products will win grand prizes.

Call for artists:  Scenic City Paint Out in April  

Accepting applications now: $55 per person

All artists and mediums are welcome to apply.  April 12-19 to take workshops in oils, watercolors, and pastels, paint various views in Chattanooga, win prizes, and showcase work.  There is a $55 application fee and all mediums will be considered for the Scenic City Paint Out. This event supports Reflection Riding Nature Center, a non-profit organization in Chattanooga, the application fee grants unlimited access in and around Reflection Riding for the week, as well as a special day of painting at The Hunter Museum of American Art and a backstage tour with a Hunter Museum curator. Contact Shuptrine's at 266-4453 or for application requirements, and more information and to find out how to participate.

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