301 CT-81, Killingworth, CT 06419
All regular list priced jewelry, limited scarf necklaces & scarfs exhibited and for sale at the Killingworth Library are 20% off now until November 21st!! All are original one-of-a-kind pieces, hand made. Designs include silk painting, wire wrapping, clay sculpting, techniques and are created with semi-precious stones, pearls, Czech fire polish glass, millifiore glass, fiberwire, precious metals, Swarovski crystal and more. Display ends November 30, 2018.
317 West Main Street, Chester, CT, 06412
I am delighted to have been invited to exhibit my art work at Masonicare at Chester Village. This exhibit is a retrospective of where I've been and also a glimpse as to where I am going with my art. Pieces in pastel, oils, watercolor & ink, and acrylic I have created a few years back along with my recent acrylic on silk fine art paintings will be exhibited and for sale. The event will include a wine reception which will take place on Thursday, September 6th from 5 to 6:30pm. Hope to see you there! Gloria
Gloria Nilsson has provided inspiring lessons in a weekly Creative Arts program at Masonicare at Chester Village for over a decade. This class embraces where fine art meets craft. Covering such art forms as polymer clay sculpting & bead making, silk painting, wire wrapping, repoussé, printmaking, origami, Papier-mâché, collage, and much more. This September, she will begin teaching the weekly Fine Arts program at Masonicare at Chester Village, which gives beginners as well as seasoned artists a place to discover or advance their creative fine art passions. Exploring the essential art disciplines; drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Fill your heart with the love & passion expressed in the unique artwork of the CT Creative Group. Professional working artists, including jeweler and fabric artist Gloria Nilsson, present works in pottery, photography, metalsmith, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, mixed art, gelatin prints, acrylic on silk, plus homemade wicked-good toffee and much more. Join us for Creating Art: A Love & A Passion, on Saturday, February 4th & Sunday, February 5th, 2017, from 11- 5pm at Aux 3 Pommes, A World Language School, 258 River Street, Guilford, CT.
The Line, a building block of all forms of art is the subject of the first exhibition in 2017 at the Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook. Herringbone and Hearts Pearl Earrings, Aqua Blue Druzy Quartz Pendant Enhancer Necklace, and Lasting Beauty Rosette Necklace, are just a few of the many creations you will find in the galleries artisan store by jewelry artist Gloria Nilsson. A selection of Gloria’s hand painted silk scarves, created using sun printing and her Floral Burst techniques, are also available in the store. The show, from January 20 through March 5, explores movement from one point to the other, or as painter Paul Klee once said in describing the line as “a dot that went for a walk”. Included are drawings, photographs, representational and abstract paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Held at Spectrum Gallery and Store, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. These jewelry pieces and the 100% silk scarf are available exclusively through Spectrum Gallery throughout the duration of this exhibit.
Turning trash to treasure is the key to these stylish coiled paper ornaments. Learn how easy it is to form coils and create whimsical, contemporary designs.You will make two beautiful ornaments just in time for gifting! Please bring your favorite ribbon or cord to hang your ornamernts.
Sunday December 11, 2016 (1-3:30pm)
$40 (Spectrum Gallery Members save $4)
Location: Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook CT
A large selection of Hand Painted Silk Scarves, Czech glass and Crystal Wire Wrapped Scarf Slides, Artisan Crafted Earring and Necklace Designs and much more! A big THANK YOU!! to all who have supported my art!
Please mention CODE GZNBLOG to RECEIVE 10% OFF your entire purchase of two or more items on Small Business Saturday.
Gelli Print Scarf is no longer available.
Spectrum Art Gallery's Holiday Show, Adornment and Embellishment is ready for your visit. Save 10% on store items this Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 at Spectrum Gallery 61 Main Street Centerbrook CT. The Holiday Show will run through January 8, 2017.
You will find many of my most current jewelry and scarf designs featuring wire wrapping, baroque pearls, sun printed silk and floral burst wool/silk blend scarves available at the gallery throughout the show and online at Spectrum Anytime.
You will be guided through clear simple instructions as you learn the "Twist" wire wrapping technique to capture a stone in wire. Make two wire wrapped pendants…keep one for yourself and give one as a gift! Have fun and be creative while adding a personal touch to your wardrobe.
Sunday, October 30, 2-4pm
$50 + $12 Material Fee Spectrum Gallery Members save $5. Please bring the $12 material fee to pay the instructor directly.
Many of my new and recent hand painted scarf and jewelry designs (including scarf necklaces) are featured in the Autumn Festival Artist Group Show at Spectrum Art Gallery & Artisan Store. The exhibit, which features artisans of all genres and mediums from the tri-state area, will run until November 6, 2016. I have included pics of just a few of my current designs at the gallery and some of these pieces are part of a set but are also sold individually. Hope you take the time to visit the gallery throughout the holiday season! Thanks, Gloria
The Mauve & Pewter 100% silk scarf and the Spiral Wire Woven necklace have sold.
The Floral Burst silk wool scarf is no longer available.
The non-profit Spectrum Art Gallery and Arts Center Killingworth hosts the 12th Annual Autumn Arts Festival! The free festival presents award-winning artists and fine artisans from Connecticut and tri-state area. Located on the Madison Connecticut Town Green, Boston Post Road and Copse Road, Madison CT Saturday, October 8 (9:30-5pm) Sunday, October 9 (Noon-5pm)
The Festival includes representational and abstract painters working in oil, acrylic and pastel, as well as, photographers, potters, glass artisans and jewelry designers. Artisans exhibiting are those working with mixed media collage, wood, glass, fabric, silver and more. Visit Gloria Nilsson on Saturday, at booth # C9 for one-of-a-kind jewelry designs and original hand painted silk scarves for truly unique gifts for you & your loved ones.
At the festival, guests can enjoy live music and food. Dogs are welcome!
This exciting, annual event also includes a six-week group gallery show at the Spectrum Gallery and Store of select pieces by participating Festival artists from September 23-November 6.
Spectrum is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT and is open Wednesday-Saturday (12-6pm) and Sunday (12-5pm).
The original design Round Wire Wrapped Scarf Slide and Matching 100% Silk Scarf have sold.
The following original 100% silk Confetti Scarfs have sold: blue, pink, green. Orange/salmon no longer available.
Pewter Cut Velvet Scarf and original wire wrapped scarf slide has sold.
Violet 100% silk scarf and original wire wrapped scarf slide has sold.
100% Cotton jersey Confetti Etternity scarf and original wire wrapped Scarf Slide has sold.
I will be giving one of my very popular scarf painting workshops on Wed, Sept. 21st at 6:30pm at Cindy Steven's Fine Art studio, Clinton CT! I will take you step-by-step through the proccess of painting 3 silk scarves, just in time for gift giving season! Very fun & colorful! Cost is $50 for all 3 scarves, Byob and snacks...it's really fun and there are plenty of colors to choose. October and November scarf workshop dates coming soon! Space is limited...message Cindy's facebook or call to save your space!! Bring a friend!
Photos courtesy of Cindy Stevens
My most recent limited edition jewelry collection and this lovely hand painted scarf necklace are available at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store,
61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT 06409. Shop online at Spectrum Anytime!
Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store presents Text Messages, March 25-May 15, an exhibit of regional and national artists who integrate text, foreign languages or calligraphy into their paintings, photographs, art books and mixed media collages to give deeper meaning to their work.
Purple Passion Gelli Print Cotton Jersey Eternity Scarf by Gloria Nilsson is no longer available.
Spectator Station Necklace by Gloria Nilsson
Some of my newest scarves and Jewelry exclusively at Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.
Spectrum Gallery and Store’s Holiday Show (November 20– January 10) captures the magic of the holidays in Let There Be Light. As winter arrives, the gallery and store glow with the imagination and creative work of artists who use light, reflective surfaces, glass, mirrors, as well as depict light in unique and at times mysterious ways. When you visit the Artisan Store at Spectrum please look for a wonderful display with my original jewelry designs (including my exclusive wire wrapped scarf clip/slides), and hand painted Gelli print scarves. Also in the store are three of my original Gelli prints framed in contemporary white frames ready for gift giving. The store is filled with new and unique pottery, jewelry, art glass and knitwear. The seven-week show, located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut includes an Open Reception, Friday, November 20 from 6:30-9 pm.
The Midnight Sky Cultured Baroque Pearl Necklace has sold.
My brand new originally designed Scarf Clips will be available soon. I am working on many new scarf clips in an array of colors and stones. Beautifully coordinated silk and silk blend scarves will also be available just in time for your gift giving!! Look for more information real soon about where you can find these unique pieces.
Happy Fall :)
The Pewter Cut Velvet scarf and original wire wrapped Scarf Slide has sold
The Violet 100% Silk Scarf has sold.
The 100% Cotton Jersey Confetti Eternity scarf and original wire wrapped Scarf Slide has sold.
Mixed media artist Gloria Nilsson will be exhibiting her recent work which includes paintings on silk, hand painted scarves, hand pulled gelatin prints, and her unique jewelry collections at the Arts Center Killingworth’s 11th Annual Autumn Arts Festival. The event will be Saturday, October 10 (9:30-5pm) and Sunday, October 11 (12-5pm) with a rain date of Monday, October 12 (10-5pm). This popular festival presents award-winning artists and fine artisans from Connecticut and the tri-state region. Located on the charming Madison Connecticut town green (Boston Post Road/Route 1 and Copse Road), the Festival includes representational and abstract painters working in oil, acrylic and pastel, as well as, photographers, potters, glass artisans and jewelry designers. Artisans exhibiting on the Green feature those working with mixed media collage, wood, glass, fabric, silver, copper and semi-precious stones.
This original hand wire wrapped scarf slide has sold.
The festive atmosphere on the Madison Town Green also includes gourmet food options and musical performances by the JazzMan Duo and Jan Jungden Trio.
Entrance to both the Autumn Arts Festival and Gallery Group Show is free.
For the second year, this annual art event includes a six-week group gallery show at the Spectrum Gallery and Store of select pieces by participating Festival artists. The juried show runs from September 25-November 8 and includes painting, photography and mixed media collage with the Store offering various one-of-a-kind fine crafts. Spectrum Gallery, an expansion of the Arts Center Killingworth, located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut is open Wednesday-Friday (11am-6pm); Saturday (11:30-6pm) and Sunday (11:30am-5pm).
Below is an original (copyrighted 10/9/2015) scarf clip design created by Gloria Nilsson. Exhibited and for sale on the Madison Green at the Arts Center Killingworth's 11th Annual Autumn Art Festival
Autumn Arts Exhibit
September 25-November 8, 2015. All exhibiting artists are also participating in the 11th annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green (Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11, 2015) .
Opening Reception Friday, September 25th, 6:30-9pm
Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11. Rain Date Monday, October 12
on the Madison Town Green,
Boston Post Rd/Copse Rd, Madison, CT
I'm looking forward to another great art festival on the beautiful Madison Green! This is the one and only outdoor event I will be doing this year so please stop by and take a look at what I've been up to ;) !! Also mark your calendars for the Autumn Arts Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery September 25-November 8, 2015. All exhibiting artists are participating in the 11th annual Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green (Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11, 2015) An Opening Reception is held on Friday, September 25 (6:30-9pm).
See you soon,