Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turquoise Treasures From Uchizono Gallery

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My forty five year obsession with Native American jewelry  began with a summer in Albuquerque when I was just a child.  On a day trip to Santa Fe, the Indian market in the square showed me a world I never knew existed.   I was fascinated by the turquoise jewelry.  

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My Mother bought me my first bracelet that day.
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I was always drawn to the older pieces.  Jewelry made between 1920 - 1930 has so much soul.  The bracelets, rings and necklaces from this period seemed to be inspired by nature.  The lack of precise measurement is part of the beauty. 
It reminds me of an impressionist oil painting, with lost and found edges and blurred lines.  

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The random greens from the softer turquoise stones as they accepted oil from wearer is so intriguing and inspiring.
I see pure joy when I look at this jewelry.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cerrillos Turquoise Vintage Pins

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Wonderful old pin with interesting pale orange matrix and deep green Cerrillos turquoise.  
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Eleven pointed star with oval center stone.  Shiny green Cerrillos turquoise.  So very pretty!
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Available at my store on Ruby Lane.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Uchizono Gallery Is Pleased To Offer Paintings By Saim Caglayan, Founder Of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association


                                                                 SAIM CAGLAYAN
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Saim Caglayan was born in Istabul, Turkey and came to the United States in 1968.  Saim has been plein air painting the landscapes of the California desert, coastline and Islands of Hawaii for many years now.
In 1966 he founded LPAPA, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.  His goal was to revive the tradition of the early California painters who had lived and painted in Laguna Beach.  Today LPAPA has become a vibrant force in the art community of California with an impressive membership from Hawaii to Florida.

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Anza Borrego is a favorite destination for many plein air painters and Saim spends time each year there painting on location.  Saim carries on the traditional plein air California impressionist style.  He is a dedicated painter.
Fish Creek is a favorite spot to paint and camp.  The lavender sky contrasts with the muddy orange smoke tree and gives the viewer a timeless feeling.  The painting also carries some of the desert with it, there is a fine dusting of sand mingling with the oil paint.  Proving it was truly painted in the plein air tradition.
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Painted on location in San Juan Capistrano for the 2005 LPAPA Invitational exhibit.  Available now, at Uchizono Gallery.  See the link above for information about Saim Caglayan as well as my online gallery.
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SAIM CAGLAYAN

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Vintage Cerrillos And Blue Gem Turquoise Jewelry

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I love all the different shades of blue and green.  Changing randomly from the wearer of the piece.

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These turquoise earrings are so beautiful.  I just listed them last week and I don't expect them to last long.
I have never seen another pair like them.  
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                Going to be listing some large pins today.  Sometimes I wear this large round pin on a skirt and it looks like a belt buckle.  The belt  I am wearing is by Carlos White Eagle.  It is my  favorite piece!  The jacket is from Magnolia Pearl.  MAGNOLIA PEARL 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fine Zuni Bracelets And Rings Set With Cerrillos Turquoise Stones

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Zuni bracelets with turquoise showing a wide range of color from years of wear.  
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Ornate cigar band ring featuring a  deep green Cerrillos turquoise stone. Fred Harvey era ring set with chunky Cerrillos turquoise stones.
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Primitive yet elegant naja and turquoise slab earrings.
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                        Uchizono Gallery offers a fine selection of antique and vintage jewelry.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Turquoise Zuni Cluster Pin And Early Navajo Earrings

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Fall is in the air here in Roanoke, VA.  I am listing some very special items at Uchizono Gallery.
These are early Navajo earrings made from Morgan silver dollars.  The edge of the coin
is seen at the edge of the crescent.
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Zuni turquoise cluster pin that is so delicate with fine workmanship.  
UCHIZONO GALLERYPlease check back often this month.  I will be listing daily some wonderful pieces for sale!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Paintings By LPAPA Signature Member Cynthia Britain

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Cynthia Britain is one of five signature members who co-founded the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association in 1996. 
Whether she's painting vistas in Crystal Cove, California's wine country or France's bucolic villages, Britain works with  a quick brush stroke, using slow-drying oils.  On finely textured linen canvases, she focuses on recording the quality of light with precision a camera can't catch before a scene shifts.   Cynthia's intent is to document atmospheric mood.

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I am pleased to offer works by LPAPA signature member, Cynthia Britain.  I have collected her paintings for years and I am offering a selection for sale at Uchizono Gallery.
CYNTHIA BRITAIN

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