A Fort Collins, Colorado Art Boutique Featuring Workshops, Supplies and Eclectic Artwork.
A Fort Collins, Colorado Art Boutique Featuring Workshops, Supplies and Eclectic Artwork.

The Artists' Nook

(970) 416-1148

An Artful Journey in Self Expression

Aug, Sept, Oct & Nov 2008

The Artists’ Nook

5032 W County Rd 52E
(aka Rist Canyon Rd)
In the Historic Bellvue Store
Bellvue, CO 80512
 (970) 416-1148
Email: artistsnook@comcast.net
Website:  www.theartistsnook.net
Store Hours : Friday—Sunday 10 am—5 pm
Every Second Fri open til 8:00 pm
24/7 Access The Artists’ Nook online


Art Challenge Call To Artists

“Dia de los Muertos- Day of the Dead!”

Celebration Life of Loved Ones who have passed.

The origins of the celebration of The Day of the Dead in Latin America can be traced back to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, such as the Zapotec, Aztec, Maya, Purepecha, Nahual and Totonac

Rituals celebrating the lives of dead ancestors had been performed by these Mesoamerican civilizations for at least 3,000 years.

Click To learn more about Day of the Dead


Your creations are up to you, based on the theme.

A shrine in remembrance for someone who has past, Art that has the elements of the Dia de los Muertos, let the creative juices flow!

Artwork that hangs must be ready to hang.

Plus, There is space for art work that sits too.

This show will run Friday October 10th—Sunday November 2nd

In The Artists’ Nook Gallery

The Art Opening is on Friday October 10th 5 pm – 8 pm .


This challenge is open to all artists.

Entry fee for each piece entered: $15

Artwork must be to The Artists' Nook no later than

Sunday September 28, 2008.

Store hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Friday - Sunday


Mail in entries are accepted.

Mail to:

The Artists' Nook PO Box 97 Bellvue, CO 80512

or 5032 W. County Rd 52E Bellvue, CO 80512

For Mail in entries, please Include entry fee and return postage







Supply Lists available at the Store & Website

Please read the following before signing up for a workshop:

Supply Lists for additional supplies needed for each workshop will be available at the store. This is your responsibility to bring the appropriate supplies. This will help your workshop experience flow smoothly Basic Tool Kit is required for all workshops.  Basic Tool Kit contains: Scissors, craft knife, cutting mat, pencil, double stick tape/favorite adhesive, metal or metal edged ruler, bone folder, and any other goodies you like to use..
Children 12 and older are welcome as long as they also pay the workshop fee and are accompanied by a supervising adult who is registered in the workshop.
Payment or Non-Refundable Deposit is required when you sign up for a workshop.If you cannot make it into the store to register, you can email me for Pay Pal payment option at artistsnook@comcast.net or send a check to the store at: The Artists' Nook PO Box 97 Bellvue, CO 80512. There is no sales tax on class fees.We will no longer take credit cards over the phone to hold seats for workshops.
Cancellation Policy:
Participant cancellation, there is no refund but we will gladly contact people on the waiting list to sell your seat to.
Store or instructor cancellation, refund or class credit will be given.
Early Registration Discount given on all workshops.To receive the early registration discount, full workshop fee must be paid by that date listed in the workshop description. See workshop descriptions for more information  Out of Towners needing a Hotel Call Christine (970) 416-1148


GUEST ARTIST Lynne Perrella from New York


"Voluptuous Discards"
Collaboration & Experimentation

Choose one of the following dates:
Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd or
Sunday August 3rd 10 am - 5 pm Cost $130 by 7/11 or $140 after 7/11  *Lunch will be provided
This is a one day workshop that is repeated Fri - Sunday August 1-3rd to accomodate everyone's schedule.
Spend a rampant day of creativity and experimentation, as weboth sides of the brain.
We will explore countless ways to add depth, meaning and layers to your personal pages, art journals and mixed-media collages.
Plus, we will spend the day creating a singular collective and collaborative work of art.You will gain insight into how to use images and words to prompt a continual stream of creative ideas, as well as use low-tech methods for adding richness and depth to every art surface.
A process-driven class for seekers and adventurers, with a new "twist" created especially for The Artist's Nook.


Workshop Registration Open for.....
Guest Artists for the rest of 2008!

I feel pretty lucky with the artistic talent that comes to The Artists' Nook each year to teach!

As I was adding the rest of 2008 workshops with Guest Artists:

Cas Holmes from the UK
Cathy Tayor from North Carolina
Kathyanne White from Arizona
Kelly Kilmer from California
Cory Celaya from Arizona

I got excited about the upcoming variety of workshops with these wonderful artists.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these selections!

REMEMBER: Register Early to receive the Early Registration Discount Pricing listed in each workshop description.

Also, by registering early you will secure your spot before the workshop fills up!

Cas Holmes from the United Kingdom
Thursday Sept 11th - Sunday Sept 14th, 2008

From The Land w/ Cas Holmes (9/11)
Paper & Stitch w/ Cas Holmes (9/12)
The Sketchbook w/ Cas Holmes (9/13)
Of Cloth, Pattern & Clothing w/ Cas Holmes (9/14)
Cas Holmes Bio:

My work relates to the natural and built world around us and the elements that make it up.

I like to use found materials as part of this process and am always looking at the environmental links and sustainable practice.
This year I am collaborating on several projects including work with another artist as a means to develop my studio practice and produce new work using a range of themes.

I am also exhibiting new work in two main projects this year, 'Traces' and a collaboration, with four other artists, 'Transitions', touring from Bilston Craft Gallery. Both theses exhibtions are touring the U.K.

As part of my practice I work in the public context, teaching, consultancy work, commissions and workshop based projects.

Cas Holmes Website: /

Cathy Taylor from North Carolina
Friday Oct 3rd- Sunday 5th, 2008

Making Your Mark w/ Cathy Taylor (10/3)
Anthologies, Rescue Book Collage w/ Cathy Taylor (10/4)
The Nature of Art w/ Cathy Taylor (10/5)

Cathy's Article about her Anthology books was in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.

And Nature of Art article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors July/August 2008

Cathy's Bio:

Cathy Taylor is an award winning mixed media artist and national workshop instructor. Her mixed media artwork is a celebration of the patterns, textures, and color found in the natural environment and reflects the essence and vitality of a subject.

Cathy is known for her ability to interpret a subject in a variety of styles. From her colorful, detailed alphabetical designs including the Florida “shell-a-bet” to her whimsical collages and multi-dimensional abstracts, Cathy’s work is represented in museums, nature centers, corporate collections, and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Cathy is an exhibiting artist at Sanibel Art and Frame on Sanibel, FL. The Nature of Art Gallery in St Petersburg, FL., and Main Street Art Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC.

She is a popular workshop instructor offering classes including, “No Mistakes Water Media”, “Monotype Printmaking”, “Mixed Media Collage”, and “Special Effects in Water Media”, and “Anthologies”…creating collages with “rescue” books.. She has studied with well known artists including Mary Todd Beam, Carole Barnes, and Frank Webb, and was the 2000 winner of the Robert Rauschenberg award.

Her work was represented by a licensing agent in N.Y. City who secured rights for a fine art print of a collage to be distributed nationwide, and designs by Cathy are represented by Window of the Eye for use on garments and gift items.

She has written a newspaper column “Art Directions” and has been featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors art magazine. She is a member of The High Country Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The International Society of Experimental Artists, and The National Collage Society.

Cathy's Website: /


Kathyanne White from Arizona

Friday Oct 17th- Sunday Oct 19th, 2008 

Beginning Digital Printing on Fabric & Speciality Papers w/ Kathyanne White (10/17)

Digital Mixed Media Art Journal w/ Kathyanne White (10/18)

The Textured Surface w/ Kathyanne White (10/19)

Kathyanne has an article in the recent issue of Surface Design Magazine Summer 2008

And soon to be released issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors

Here is what Christine says about Kathyanne:

"Pictures cannot describe the techniques and inspiration that Kathyanne will show us in these workshops.

Trust me this will be an pivotal turning point in your artwork for those who want to incoorporate their own imagery and others into their artwork.
Kathyanne is the up and coming forerunner in this art medium. A sure treat for all."

Kathyanne's Bio:

The textile assemblages of artist Kathyanne White have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

White’s work has been shown in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana; the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia; the Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago; the Obsidian Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; the Eklecticos Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Nickle Art Museum, in Calgary, Alberta Canada. In New York alone, White’s work has been shown at the Museum of Art and Design, the Museum of American Folk Art and the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, her artwork is in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including those of The Museum of Art and Design, New York City; J-Tron, Inc. in Anaheim, California; the Los Abrigados Resort in Sedona, Arizona; and the St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. White has been featured in a variety of arts publications including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, and Log Home Design Ideas.

She has been named a “trendsetter” in Art Business News. White has also authored articles for American Quilter Magazine and Threads Magazine.

For more than 20-years, White has conducted workshops sponsored by professional arts organizations including the Quilters Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio; Maine Quilts; the Off the Wall Fiber Art and Wearable Guild in Atlanta, Georgia; Quilt Auckland and The Auckland Quiltmakers in New Zealand.

“My work is about opening up and going forward with the wealth of possibilities that flow from within. The interplay of the shapes and hand dyed colors are endless; the process of exploration leads me on unpredictable journeys.” Kathyanne White

Kathyanne's Website:


Kelly Kilmer from California
Friday November 7th - Sunday November 9th, 2008


The Storyteller w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Little Book of Faux Monoprints w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Snippets- A Unique Artist Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Goin' Postal w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Fukoro Toji or Little Bound Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/9)

If you have never taken a workshop with Kelly, you are in for a treat.
Not only is she generous with providing lots of supplies- paint, mediums, paper, etc for the workshop.
She also, gives so many ideas, techniques and inspiration!

Kelly's Bio:
Kelly T.M. Kilmer is a mixed media book artist living in Southern California.
A New England native who studied on her own and at Mass College of Art, she believes that there is an artist in each and every one of us.
Kelly’s classes are designed specifically to bring that artist out.
Her work has appeared in the books “In This House”, “Signatures”, “Transparent Art” and in the magazines: Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studio, Artist’s Sketchbook, The Studio, Dogeared, Artitude and others.
Kelly’s art is in the home of several private collectors and has also been sold in various galleries across the U.S. She teaches all over the U.S. and abroad.
Her current passions are spending time with her family, reading, collecting (and using) paper, watching foreign and independent films, journaling and frequenting used bookstores.
Kelly is always exploring new ways to create and how to better herself as an artist.
Kelly's Blog: /


Cory Celaya from Arizona
Friday November 14th - 16th, 2008

Exploration in Mixed Media w/ Cory Celaya (11/14-16)

This is Session 3 in Cory's Mixed Media series.

Anyone can start the series at anytime.
It is a time to grow as an artist and push yourself artistically.

We will continue to offer the series into 2009!

Cory's Bio:
Cory gets bags of “stuff” that normal people would toss in the trash. Images from magazines, newspapers, printed text, numbers, letters, bills, receipts, sheet music, wallpaper, envelopes, junk mail, catalogs, tickets, menus, announcements, invitations, documents, are all fair game when it comes to art!

“All this stuff makes me happy and happy is what “moxie art” is made of.
Yes, be mindful of copyrights, if you plan to show, sell, teach, or publish, but…if you crave the rush of creating for yourself, go for it, and learn to love what you do.” Cory says.

Cory teaches nationally and internationally for 25 years, offering classes in watercolor, mixed media collage, encaustics, faux resin techniques for art objects, jewelry, and much more.
She is passionate about teaching and about creating art, whether a large painting or a small piece of art to wear or display.
Cory's Blog: /


The Artists' Nook's
Guest Artist Line up for 2009

Guest Artists for 2009

This list is subject to change
Trish Seggebruch February 2009
Jacequline Sullivan March 2009
Cory Celaya March 2009
Stephanie Lee April 2009
Keith Lo Bue April 2009
Kelly Kilmer May 2009
Richard Salley May 2009
Jayne Wynn June 2009
DJ Pettitt July 2009
Tom Ashman July 2009
Cory Celaya July 2009
Laurie Mika September 2009
Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione October 2009
Katie Kendrick November 2009
Cory Celaya November 2009

The Artists' Nook
5032 W. County Rd 52E
Bellvue Colorado 80512
(970) 416-1148