Memories Of Our Artists – #CIJArtGallery

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We spent the months of January, February and March strolling the first Christmas In July Art Gallery! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJArtGallery right here on our blog!

The CIJ Art Gallery opened on Wednesday – January 28th, 2015 and closed on Tuesday – March 31st. As I mentioned the team is international and we featured artists from many countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative artists!

Each artist shared with us their art, as well as a little bit about themselves. Please join me as we close our CIJ Art Gallery! Watch for new opportunities in the future!

Here are the featured artists:

1. January 28th – ColourScapeStudios/Kel
2. February 6th – hjmArtGallery/Helen
3. February 10th – modernimpressionist/Christine
4. February 12th – GraciousArt/Pamela
5. February 17th – SSFDesigns/Susan
6. February 24th – GinaWaltersdorfArt/Gina
7. February 26th – AngsanaSeedsPhoto/Ivy
8. March 3rd – Angelshaug/Anne Irene
9. March 10th – StockLaneStudio/Mary
10. March 13th – LeeArt/Catherine
11. March 19th – CarmensArt/Carmen
12. March 31st – DeeDeeDeesigns/Dawn

A special thank you to the blog contributors who were the hosts of the CIJ Art Gallery!

Megha from byTheArtBug
Alicia from AliciasFindings
Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy
Michelle from EviesToolEmporium

Please use #CIJArtGallery on social media as you visit our virtual art gallery!

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJArtGallery!


#CIJArtGallery – hjmArtGallery

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Virtual Art Gallery – Helen from hjmArtGallery

1. What is your work of art?
The artwork I’m sharing is a giclee print, a reproduction from my sold original painting “Three Wishes”.



2. Please share your inspiration for this piece.
The artwork is inspired by the Tree of Life concept, the idea that all life on earth is interconnected. In essence, “Tree of Life” symbolizes life itself, with it’s branches reaching for the Heavens and it’s roots firmly grounded in “Mother Earth”.

3. What keywords describe your work?
whimsical art, tree of life art, curly tree, abstract landscape, turquoise tree, inspirational art, giclee print, tree print

4. Is this your favorite medium? Do you work in other mediums?
My favorite medium is acrylic on canvas. Most of my original paintings are created on a back stapled gallery wrapped canvas using my unique acrylic painting technique. I also like to experiment with mixed media and painting on wood.

5. What fascinates you?
Nature. My art is inspired by nature. I am always in awe with nature’s extraordinary creative force, spirituality and beauty!

6. What are your social media sites?

Wednesday The Art Gallery Opens – #CIJArtGallery

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are getting excited for the Christmas In July Art Gallery! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to open a virtual #CIJArtGallery right here on our blog! CIJAvi

The art gallery opens on Wednesday – January 28th. As I mentioned the team is international and we are excited to share with you many talented artists from all over the world!

As a member of the CIJ team there is a way for you to get involved today before the fun begins on Wednesday. Please go to the CIJ forums and there is a thread that explains all the specifics! We want to include as many of our talented team members as possible! So far the following artists have submitted their work: Kel from ColourscapeStudios, Helen from hjmArtGallery, Christine from modernimpressionist, Pamela from GraciousArt and Susan from SSFDesigns! We’re looking for additional artists to join the art gallery!

If you are not a member of the team please feel free to join the team today! Otherwise you will have to wait until Wednesday to see what we have planned!

Please use #CIJArtGallery on social media as you enjoy the art gallery with us!

Want a sneak peek of one of the artists who is going to be featured? Kel from ColourscapesStudios lives in Australia! Come meet Kel on Wednesday! Thank you Kel for participating!



So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to participate in an art gallery! A #CIJArtGallery!