When Thanksgiving is two weeks out, we know time is about to speed up, and before you know it, it’s New Year’s Eve. Holiday shopping lists are being finalized and foxy shoppers are on the alert for a good sale, but they’re also looking for creative, original and/or unique gift ideas. And that’s what Gifts For Giving is all about.
This is the 12th year it is set up at Studio 53 Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor where attractively displayed gift ideas await your perusal and purchases! The show runs from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21 and from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28. That’s right, two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day!
Here’s the list of the artists, artisans and crafters with to-die-for gift ideas: Elise Andersen/Andersen Studio, handcrafted artwork in ceramic, fiber, paintings and print; Andre Benoit, plein air painter, assemblist sculptor using repurposed wood; Pat Boynton, tote bags, personalized, free standing; Linda Brewer, ornaments, original designs for the home and tree; Jill Butke, fiber artist/weaver, uniquely woven cotton and wool wearables; John Butke, artist, paintings inspired by Maine landscapes' ever-changing colors and forms; Martha Cowdery/Michael Tomko, artisans/ creators, Maine-inspired and unique, locally sourced sea glass creations and original hand-painted floor cloths; Lois Glasier, photographer, landscape, seascape and nature photographs on canvas;
Jane Good/Cute as a Button, vintage button jewelry, special orders available with your heirloom buttons; Ramona Hanley-Warre, painter/lavender farmer, acrylics on board ranging from salt marshes to birds; Ann Hedgecock, artist and potter, high-fired stoneware and porcelain, functional, whimsical and sculptural; Don Josephson, American Expressionist painter; Diana Kerr, mixed media artist, unique decoupage plates and coasters; Richard MacDonald/MacDonald Stained Glass, mirrors, lighting, gifts and more; Leslie Muir-Volpe, fiber artist, miniature quilts, punch needle embroidery, unique fabric keepsakes; Sanny Norton, jewelry and wall hangings, assembled from beach findings, hand-painted tables; June Rose, folk artist, poet, “Over the Top Hats” handmade, one-of-a-kind; Becky Bean Smith, Christmas décor, live and ever-lasting wreaths and holiday pieces; Ursula Smith, weaver, hand-woven textiles for the home; Suzi Thayer, artist, notecards; Crystal Theall, soap maker/livestock care specialist, luxurious, all-natural goat milk soap and lotion; and Betsy Wing, author, translator, visual artist, specializing in fiction and monotype prints.
Studio 53 Fine Art is at 53 Townsend Ave. Masks required. Shoppers preferring a solo shopping trip should call 380-3672 or 350-5037.