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I’m very excited that Eclectic Gallery, a lovely gallery on Oak Bay Avenue, is now carrying some of my necklaces and bracelets.

Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC.

Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC.

Some gift boxes and tags for the pieces at Eclectic.

Some gift boxes and tags for the pieces at Eclectic.

One of 11 necklaces now available at Eclectic. They have many jewellery artisans represented.

One of 11 necklaces now available at Eclectic. They have many jewellery artisans represented.

This is another piece I'm fond of; fun summery colours with cheeky brass bells.

This is another piece I’m fond of; fun summery colours with cheeky brass bells.

I was please they took this piece, one of my favourite recent designs.

I was please they took this piece, one of my favourite recent designs.

Every month is for art in my world, but this month is special. A while ago, we were given an opportunity to curate a show at Dales Gallery, right here in our neighbourhood. GJ and I have both shown our own work there, and love the owner and atmosphere. There was an opening for this month and we decided we would organize a show for our friend Michael Lewis. It’s been a real treat working with Michael and the gallery to make this show happen. Michael has had some great press (here and here) and we’re very happy that sales are going well. Here are a  few photos of the process and the show.

Hanging day: Michael and GJ deciding where each piece will be.

Hanging day: Michael and GJ deciding where each of the 24 pieces will be.

It all came together quite quickly; we were able to go for lunch by about 1 pm!

It all came together quite quickly; we were able to go for lunch by about 1 pm!

People begin to gather at the opening; a very cold evening, February 6, 2014

People begin to gather at the opening; a very cold evening, February 6, 2014

The gallery is so beautiful and showcases Michael's work really well.

The gallery is so beautiful and showcases Michael’s work really well.

Hanging out at Dales on one of the run's Saturdays; GJ and Michael exchanging puns.

Hanging out at Dales on one of the run’s Saturdays; GJ and Michael exchanging puns.

L to R, Kiss Me Deadly, Sands, and Politicians and Pirates, © Michael Lewis

L to R, Kiss Me Deadly, Sands, and Politicians and Pirates, © Michael Lewis

L to R, Lucy, Dryads, Definitely Not the Ripper, On the Rockas, and Beach Open, © Michael Lewis

L to R, Lucy, Dryads, Definitely Not the Ripper, On the Rocks, and Beach Open, © Michael Lewis

L to R, The Box and Dick Tracy, © Michael Lewis

L to R, The Box and Dick Tracy, © Michael Lewis

We were very sad yesterday to take down our show at Dales Gallery. We had so much fun and met so many interesting people. While we were there, we had a chance to take some video recordings of the new and adapted pieces and update GJ’s youtube channel with new films. The rest of the summer is ahead and we feel excited about the momentum generated during our time at Dales. Thanks to everyone at the gallery for their support!

Paintings ready to leave and the wires which held them for the last two weeks. Our beloved neighbourhood of Chinatown can be seen through the open door.

Paintings ready to leave and the wires which held them for the last two weeks. Our beloved neighbourhood of Chinatown can be seen through the open door.

The walls are bare and ready to showcase the work of other artists.

The walls are bare and ready to showcase the work of other artists.