Wednesday, January 29, 2014

5th Friday in Slaton

In preparation for this month's fifth Friday event, Friends and Trends from KLBK Ch. 13 came out for a visit and look around the gallery. Here is a link to the video of our visit.

5th Friday on the Square
Slaton, Texas
August 30, 2013
6 - 9 pm
Multiplicity Art Gallery
a new exhibit:

Jewelry As Art
Barbra J. Beller
Merchants on the Square
The Quilt Shop, TownSquare Antique Mall, Slaton Bakery...just to name a few...
 will be open for business
Make a circuit around the Square and visit all the art galleries featuring new works
All four sides have something to offer!
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bstreet studios
Barbra J. Beller

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Yes, it is time once again for Llano Estacado Winery's Annual Grape Day. This year will be the 20th Annual Celebration of the Grape! I have personally attended this happening every year and have watched the celebration grow right along with this Winery. For the past two years, I have been invited to display as a vendor during the affair. I have worked hard this year to create a series of commemorative Grape Day earrings in a variety of colors and styles. 

I hope all come out for this exciting event.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
10 am - 5 pm
Llano Estacado Winery
3.2 Miles east of US 82 on FM 1585


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Friday Happenings

For the September First Friday Art Trail, the Llano Estacado Clay Guild will be hosting their annual Trunk Sale! The parking lot of Clay Studio (red brick building) on the LHUCA (511 Ave K) campus will be our playground. Many will display their goods on a blanket on the ground. But I will be displaying in the truest sense of the event... on the trunk of my car.

Half off sale

Earrings will be available for as low as $5 and up to $12!!! Time to clear out for new fall stock. Studio Tour is in November so I have been working like mad in my studio to get ready for the event. I have been cleaning and rearranging as I go so the Trunk Sale came at the perfect time to clean house. At this rate, I may have a painting or two on display, too. How about a few necklaces thrown in for contrast... 

Hope to see you there!


Monday, August 5, 2013

"Sit a Spell" in Post, Texas

The Caprock Cultural Association of Post, Texas is happy to sponsor the 1st Annual "Sit a Spell in Post" from August thru October 2013. This outdoor art exhibit is located along Main Street in Post and it features 15 original works of art. Each artist was invited to transform a wooden chair into an imaginative work of art with their personal interpretation of the spirit of Post and Garza County.

Local artists Carol Koenig, Slaton, and Kathryn Millis Flanagan of Wolfforth, each presented their chair to the Association for viewing on August 1, 2013 at an Artist Reception held at The Heritage House in Post, Texas.

"A rugged, metal pump jack in the foreground of this mixed media design pays tribute to the oil industry of Garza County as whimsical stars shine down on the Caprock." ~ Koenig

"Like prickly pear cactus, the spirit of the people who live here will forever bloom with the slightest encouragement." ~ Flanagan

After much discussion among the artists about the trials and errors, both Carol and Kathryn said they would do it all over again. It was an exercise of the mind and heart to design and execute the design on a 3-D object. Maybe next year's exhibit will be bigger and better. So take a few moments and wonder down to Post, Texas. Drive the Main Street to see the outdoor exhibit. Here was just a sampling of the fifteen chairs on display...but they will be there for only a limited time!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Are you Jealous?

The Slaton Car Show was a great success. They had the biggest turn out. The Square was humming. We had traffic all day into the Gallery. We had peeps stop by to Design Their Own T-shirts. Here are a few pictures:
This was designed by Isaiah. He went with the western theme.

Here is a picture showing two shirts, I'm wearing one...with flowers and a birdie. And Judy and I are admiring another shirt with birds and flowers.
So are you jealous? Do you feel you missed out on designing your own super cool t-shirt? Stop by Multiplicity Art Gallery or contact me about making your own t-shirt!
Check out MySlaton.Com to see more pictures from the Car Show and all the happenings.

Friday, July 19, 2013


This Saturday is the Classic Car Club's Annual Car Show in Slaton. The Square will be alive with cars and vendors and food and fun.

Multiplicity Art Gallery will be joining in the fun. There will be an art sidewalk show featuring the works of Jennifer Greer and Rick Harris. Barbra Beller and Judy Connell Robertson will be conducting a "Design you Own" T-shirt workshop. Multiplicity Art Gallery will feature special Festival hours and open at 10 am. We will stay open all day. Stop by for a eyeful of art, create your own t-shirt, and come see what's new.

Multiplicity Art Gallery
157 S. 9th
Slaton, Texas
10 am - 5 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Packing Up the Goods

Today I will be packing up the car for the show this weekend. Wine & Clay will be the first big show I have done this year. I participated in a few small events, restocked the Gallery, and dressed the window. This will be the unveiling of the newest of new work. I work around in the studio piecemeal. I make a pile of earrings. Then the next time I make and sign all the earring cards. Then I put the two together and pack them away. Some days it is necklaces that get made. Some days it is all I can do to clean a spot off to work. I have so many different kinds of projects going right now, I have work stations around the studio all piled high with pieces and parts and half-finished ideas.

Here is a look at the metalsmithing bench. As you can see, metal piled high. Tools scattered. Completed bits and pieces. And a few square inches to work. Oh, and even a receipt from Rio Grande to remind me how much I spent on that sterling silver!! But in the midst of the chaos is the  most important corner in my studio, the lounging corner complete with rocking chair and day bed. Sometimes I just need a moment to get away from it all. So a couple sips of iced tea while rocking in the chair, good as new.

Here are some finished pieces that came to the surface and are ready to move to the staging area to be prepped and packaged. This is the point at which I need to start taking pictures. That is the new goal. Photo ready area so I can segue from finished product to photo gallery to packaging. I just get so excited to see the finished pieces and want them ready to go, I just forget to get pics.
We had devastating thunderstorms last night so now I have to go outside and view the carnage of the yard. Maybe I'll practice my picture taking.