Thursday, January 21, 2016

Come Join Me in a VALENTINE's DAY Blog/Video Hop!!

I know, I know! It's last minute but I JUST got the idea in my sleep....

I want to put together a slideshow of VALENTINE'S DAY greetings from all my friends. I will post it on my blog and Youtube channel. You DO NOT need a blog or Youtube channel to participate!

Here's what I need from you:

1. A photo of something you created that has everything to do with LOVE! It can be a card, a painting, a piece of jewelry - whatever you like!

2. A recording of your personal Valentine's Day greeting with your name and location.  You can use either the Voice Memo app on your iphone/ipad (.m4a format) or Sound Recorder on your computer ( .wav format).  

Mine would be something like, "Happy Valentine's Day from Shelley Graham Turner, Rome NY".
Please use your name in your sound file name.  SEE more info on HOW TO at the very end of this post.

3. IF you would like to link up a blog post or video, send me the link to yours. 
If you don't have a blog or a Youtube channel, or aren't up to doing a special post - that's okay. You do NOT have to have either to be a part of the slideshow.

Deadline to send me your submission is by the end of the day on Sunday, February 7th. (send to bloghop(at)

Any questions? Well then what are you waiting for?!
SIGN up by completing the form at THIS LINK.

Link to more information on how to use VOICE MEMO (Apple/Mac)
Link to more information on how to use SOUND RECORDER (Windows)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Coming Soon to My New Studio...Oh! Did I Tell You About My New Studio Space?!!

Oh my gosh, here I am ready to announce happenings at my studio and I haven't really even told you ABOUT the new studio space!

Well in late August I had decided to just put it out there. I posted on Facebook my hopes and dreams for a studio space. A space outside my home. A place with room to hold workshops. A space that could be used as both gallery and retail, too. That was late August.

I contacted a local artist about an idea I had - to create a artist coop. She wanted to hear more so I stopped by her gallery for a visit. One thing led to another and before I realized it, my dream took shape! 

I am happy to announce that as of September 1st I am now sharing space at Studio PK101, located at 1247 Erie Blvd. West in Rome, NY. 

My new partner is artist
Dawn Farrar, owner of Studio PK101. Our place is mainly a gallery space which also houses classroom space, a private gallery for solo artist exhibits, and retail space, too! 

Here are a few photos:

A few of my paintings were added.

enclosed classroom

retail space (Dawn carries Golden products!!)

I even have an area in the back room where I can paint!

So now my living room has changed! LOL

BEFORE       vs       AFTER

So that's my news! I am still working out what it is that I really want to accomplish. It all happened so fast. So much to think about!

The one thing I KNOW I want to do is to offer workshops. My first one will be sort of like those classes that are trending right now - Wine and painting with friends. I call it "WINE & ROSES".

Mine, however, will be a mixed media painting workshop. Yes, we will gear towards a girls' night out where you can drink wine and eat amazing munchies (prepared by the our chef, Melvin!) but where it differs is that the participants are able to go their own way, if they so choose. This means not everyone's artwork will look exactly the same (unless that's what they want). Everyone will be given the steps they need to follow, but can choose their own color palette and the selection of flowers in their bouquet. I am hoping it will be fun for all. Everyone goes home with an amazing piece of art as well having learned a few mixed media techniques!

Soon I will be offering this same workshop ONLINE. If you would like to be kept up to date on future workshops be sure to join my mailing list. CLICK HERE to JOIN Mailing List.

Until next time,

Monday, September 7, 2015

September's Solo Exhibit at the Studio: Tom Townsley

Tom Townsley

This month's solo exhibit at Studio PK101 is Tom Townsley! 

Tom Townsley is an artist of many talents.  Besides being well-known as a phenomenal Blues artist and the host of "The Sunday Night Blues Show" on WAER-FM (Syracuse,NY), Tom is also a painter as well as a writer. 

His solo exhibit being shown this month at Studio PK101 is an outstanding abstract series and is titled, " Excavations". 
Tom says -
"For me, each canvas becomes, in the process of working, like an excavation site. Whether I'm painting an abstract piece or portrait, I try to unearth something hidden in both the subject matter and myself."

The exhibit can be seen through September 27, 2015 at Studio PK101*. There is a reading of Tom's new work from "Reading the Empty Page" on Weds. September 16 at 7pm. 

Want to know more about the many talents of Tom Townsley? 

* See him in action on Youtube
"Shake Your Bootie"
* You can find him on Facebook Thomas Townsley  
* There is an excellent interview over at Blues Gr.

* Studio PK101 - 1247 Erie Blvd. West, Rome NY. Hours are Monday and Friday 10-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WINNER! ArtGlimpse Bonus Giveaway

Congratulations go out to Joyce Fisher, the winner of the latest BONUS giveaway offered exclusively to members of my ArtGlimpse club!

"Mottled Stalks"
As my winner she has her choice of one of two prints on a 5x7 wood canvas - both were created using prints from my original paintings.

Growing Through the Cracks
"Growing Through the Cracks"

Would you like to be eligible for future BONUS giveaways, in addition to some other really cool benefits? JOIN ArtGlimpse (CLICK HERE). Membership is limited 50 people, so join NOW!

As a participant of the ArtGlimpse program you receive these member benefits:
  • special discounts and sales, exclusive to members
  • be the first to hear of new artwork becoming available before it's announced to the public
  • bonus giveaways, exclusive to members
  • the ability to pre-order new offerings and reserve limited editions
  • avail yourself of the layaway plans  
  • Invitation to join my Facebook group, SGTurner Art Sales
AND that's not all,
  • each and every mailing will include a glimpse of my current work - a small piece of art suitable for framing.

There is no cost or obligation to you. 

If all this sounds good to you just CLICK HERE to join up.Submit the completed form and you're in, it's that simple.  As soon as I receive your membership information I will send out your first ArtGlimpse mailing.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Announcing the winner of the BLOSSOMS Throw Pillow Giveaway!

To celebrate the unveiling of my new website,, I decided to hold a giveaway of a beautiful 16"x16" throw pillow made from a print of my original painting, "Blossoms".   

The pillows are created by, where I have a online gallery. There you are able to purchase prints, canvases, phone cases, throw pillows and a few other nice home decor items.  Their throw pillows are made from 100% cotton fabric, have a concealed zipper with a removable insert, for easy cleaning.

Okay, are you wondering who our winner is? Well it's Roxy Furlong!

I also had a bonus drawing for a set of note cards, made with prints of this same painting. The winner of the bonus drawing was... Kelli Nelson.


Be sure to hear about my future giveaways by subscribing to my newsletter CLICK HERE.

If you haven't done so already may I ask you to go to my Facebook page and LIKE it?!  (I mean, IF you like it. LOL.Thanks!)

Be sure to ask me about my layaway plan available on purchases of $150 or more (excluding S&H and tax).

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