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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jodie's new 2008 Christmas Book, released by Faithpoint Press. It may be purchased at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other book stores throughout the country.

A heartwarming story about how the Inn Keeper's children, Hezir and Miriam, help the tired travelers find some space to sleep. As the story progresses the children learn that this is no ordinary baby boy.

Jodie has several booksignings based on this new book. If you would like to have the illustrator personalize and sign this book, just contact the Gallery and we will make sure you receive the book.
The cut off date would be December 10th 2008.

This is the back and front cover to a new book to be released next year. It will be a series of juvenile products that will be licensed to various manufacturers and publishers. The tiltle to this book is "The First Christmas". The story will be told by the animals featured in the story and it will be all in rhyme.

Dicksons, Inc. of Seymour, Indiana has licensed the characters and have made them into miniature, 2 1/2" high little characters. They have been granted National & International rights to manufacture and distribute this 3/D product.

I will post updates on this property as other licensees apply the images to their product lines.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Morten E. Solberg, a Cleveland, Ohio native is displaying his works of art in the Jodie McCallum Fine Art Gallery.
Mort is recognized as one of the top creative talents in the United States. His paintings have graced the covers of numerous magazines and has been featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor, Sports Afield, Sporting Classic. American artist chose Mort as their "Artist of the Year" in 1986.
The artists work hangs in 10 prestigious musums throughout the country, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH., The National Art Gallery in Washington, DC., Smithsonian, Washington, DC., The White House, Washington DC.

The Art Galleries that feature his work include the Diel Gallery in Jackson, WY. Nicholas Taos Gallery in Taos, NM. Big Horn Gallery in Cody, WY. Christopher Queen Gallery in Duncan Mills, CA. H Huey Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Jodie McCallum & Company, Fine Art Gallery in Marblehead, OH.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Starting in August the Jodie McCallum Gallery will feature artists on the patio. Our goal is to expand on this venue in the coming months , through Fall, to include many merchants in Marblehead. who will be hosting artists in front of their shops. The event will take place the third Saturday of every month starting in May through October 2009. The McCallum Gallery has started the program as of August that featured Mary Waters and her Nephew, Scott Blair, who displayed their expertise in clay.
On August the 16th, from 11:00am - 2:00pm, we will feature Gary Perkins who will be demonstrating his wood turning skills. Gary is co-owner of a wonderful Gallery in Fremont, OH. - DaVinci's.
Complimentary refreshments and some marvelous munchies will be served during the demonstration, so why not stop by and view a real craftsman at work?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Jodie is entertaining the many guests who found the many artist's work represented in the Gallery so interesting from a style and technique standpoint.
At present we have 17 artists from across the country, several we had met at American Greetings, in Cleveland. We have kept in touch with them over the years and feature their work within the Gallery and several other Fine Artists that we have met along the way.
Over 140 people attended the Grand Opening of the Jodie McCallum & Company Fine Art Gallery and Studio.
Fortunately the rain and thunder storms passed over shortly befor the opening allowing the guests to use the beautiful patio space.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm posting new images of the emerging Gallery.
There are 15 artists that are previewed in the 1,500 square foot layout.

The range of artwork encompasses unique photographic images, watercolor and watercolor/gouache of local images, oil and acrylic abstracts and semi-abstracts.

Ceramics, one of a kind hand crafted jewelry, commissioned fine art portraits and..............
.....a working art studio that will be used to show groups how illustrations by the various artists represented are rendered. Utilizing the automated digital zoom camera, mounted in the ceiling and projecting down on the artists table to show the images on the large flat screen TV mounted above the artists drawing table.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

View of west wall, teal wall on left will have the three pedestals placed in front with stainless steel metal sculptures place on the mirrored tops.
The lighter colored wall will have two rows hung horizontally of original artwork and limited edition prints.
This is an image of the artist's studio, the window to the left faces the north allowing the true north light. The digital video camera will be mounted to the ceiling and will focus on the drawing table that will be placed against the brown wall. The images will be sent to the large flat screen TV so the artists will be able to show scheduled tour groups how they Illustrate their works of art.

The new awning is being installed.
The landscaping and patio is scheduled to start within the next 2-3 weeks. A "Soft Opening" is scheduled for late April with a Grand Opening scheduled for June 21st.
We will be posting new images as the displays and paintings are hung in the Gallery.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Gallery will initially feature 10 Artists that we have worked with or represented over the 35 years in the arts and publishing.

The variety of styles will certainly appeal to the customers of this new gallery. The Gallery will feature a working studio complete with a digital video camera that will be mounted in the ceiling - the images will be shown on a 50" flat screen TV mounted on the wall above the artists drawing table. A wireless mike will allow the artist to explain their work over the Gallery sound system.
A similar studio system will be available on the outside patio, on the south side of the building (see below).
We plan to feature not only the visual arts but also the perfoming arts here-Jazz, blues and lite rock.
Photo of east side of building, the arched window will be a stained glass window that will be back lite at night.
The other photo shows the lobby entrance and the west side of building. Behind the building is a park and beyond that is Lake Erie, with a view of Kelleys Island.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Fine Art Gallery and Art Studio being constructed in Marblehead, Ohio.
This 1,500 sq. ft. Gallery will feature many artists work that the McCallum's have worked with over the past 35 years.
The Unique features of this Gallery will be the two working studios. One will be an interior studio, that features a digital video remotely activated zoom camera, mounted in the ceiling above the work station of the artist. A 50" flat screen TV is mounted on the wall above the artist, this will enable scheduled groups of visitors to view how the artists works. The artist will be able to converse with the visitors via a wireless head mike through the the internal and external sound system.
A similar system will be featured on the Patio/Studio as seen on the left front side of the structure. The perimeter of the patio will have benches attached to stone flower boxes, so it should present a nice presence from the street.
The facility is scheduled to open in April, with a Grand Opening in mid June. I'll post more images as the Gallery progresses.