Kirkland Artist Studio Tour
We are pleased to announce that we are participating
(our sixth year) in "The Kirkland Artist Studio Tour." This fun colorful event has become an annual tradition
for the Kirkland Art Center and the City of Kirkland. The event involves local Kirkland artists opening
up their studios to the public to showcase their work, both finished and "in progress." Many forms
of art are represented: mixed media; watercolors, oils, and acrylic paintings; drawings; photography and printmaking; sculpture;
ceramics and glass; and jewelry. The studio tour is on Mother's Day weekend, both May 11 & 12, with studios
open from 10am to 6pm.
For detailed information,
go to: www.kirklandartiststudiotour.com . There you will find a studio map, catalog, list of artists and studios, and photos of work
done by the various artists.
Each participating studio
will also have catalogs available for distribution.
forward to seeing you!
Sales Venues & Shows
Coralyn’s work is available through the KAC Store, located in Park Place Center down
from Einstein's Bagels. It is an excellent resource for finding those unique gifts made by local
artists. The store strives to offer a wide variety of work without compromising quality.
A wide range of styles in sculptures, paintings, hand-printed cards, pottery, hand-blown glass, and jewelry are offered.
All work sold through this venue is “juried” and most artists are associated with the Kirkland Art
Center (KAC), in one way or another. There are links for KAC on Facebook, Twitter,
and You Tube, as well as going to their HOME
page and discovering different events and classes sponsored by KAC. CHECK IT ALL OUT!
Private Appointments .... If you would
like to see what we have in our fine jewelry or estate jewelry collection, or you are interested in having old jewelry
redesigned to a more modern style, or to have a new piece designed, please e-mail or call to make an appointment.
Shows are usually busy times and when Coralyn works with someone, she likes to give them her undivided attention ... which
they deserve. Consultations are free. And, Coralyn just loves seeing others' treasures!
Trunk Shows: get a group of friends together and
do a trunk show pf Coralyn's fashion designs. Very easy. We can come to your location and with mobile credit card
processing, it makes it all that much easier.
Trip to Christie's in NYC
Here are some photos from Coralyn's trip to NYC and to Christie's auction house to see
Elizabeth Taylor's collections.
|BRITTANY & CORALYN @ CHRISTIE'S LUNCHEON
|ROCKERFELLER TREE & ICE RINK
|YELLOW DRESS WORN BY ELIZABETH TAYLOR
|AT HER FIRST MARRIAGE TO RICHARD BURTON
The yellow dress on the model is the dress Elizabeth Taylor
wore when she wed Richard Burton for the first time, in 1964. Style quite appropo for the times, huh? The
estimated value in the catalog was $40,000-$60,000. However, the dress sold for somewhere around $2 million dollars.
The necklace in the case holds the Spanish "La Peregrina" Pearl dangling from the natural pearl, ruby,
and diamond necklace created by Cartier. The Peregrina is about 1" long and 100% natural and had been in the Spanish
aristocracy for 100s of years. The funny thing about this pearl is that Ms. Taylor had put it on her dog and he started
to chew on it putting a few dents in it. Luckily, there was a jeweler who knew how to "peal" the pearl to
diminish the evidence. Catalog estimated that the necklace would sell for between $2 - $3 million dollars.
Final hammer price was $10,500,000! The earrings in the case are natural pearls as well accented with diamonds.
It's catalog estimate was $400,000-$600,000. For these, the final hammer price was $1.7 million.
|SPANISH ARISTOCRACY PEREGRINA PEARL
|ON NECKLACE CREATED BY CARTIER FOR TAYLOR
Coralyn is all geared up, wearing her gem collector's hat, and ready to start
bidding online at Christie's.
|ONLINE ONLY AUCTION COMPUTER SCREEN
LATEST GIFT TO THE SMITHSONIAN GEM COLLECTION
This exceptional gold specimen was collected within the last five years from the Mockingbird mine, Mariposa County,
California. The gray-black crystals associated with the gold are petzite, a rare gold, silver and tellurium-bearing mineral
(Ag3AuTe2). The gold specimen represents one of the best examples of crystallized gold from the United
States. The specimen stands 9 cm (3.5") tall. This specimen has been unofficially named
the "Golden Fairy".
The Unveiling of the Whitney Alexandrite
On April 7th,
2010, we attended the unveiling of our gift to the Smithsonian's fine gem collection. It was an amazing day for all.
It was the first time the public had a chance to see a new exhibit unveiled during normal hours. The director of the
natural history museum, the curator of the gem collection, and family and friends participated in the unveiling. Next
time you are in DC check it out. It is located in the gem hall.
The following link gets you to
the official Smithsonian webpage for this latest acquisition, including photos and the history of the stone.
Here are a few photos from the event. (L) Day before unveiling with Coralyn & Dwight; (C)
Friends and family look on as Cristian Samper, director of the Natural History Museum, Coralyn, and Jeff Post, curator of
the gem collection, are ready to unveil the exhibit; (R) Coralyn and her daughter, Elyse, day after the unveiling
(you can barely see a red glow of alexandrite in the exhibit; hopefully, better pictures to come).