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Briana Mercier, Urban Alchemy Jewelry

Briana Mercier's journey into craft began early on in life, with her love of jewellery flourishing shortly after high school when she and her sister teamed up to form BJewelled Artisan Designs. It became clear, after a few years of fairs, that jewellery making wasn’t just a hobby for Mercier, it was her path. After studying at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson BC, she immersed herself in the breathtaking beauty of the Kootenays and found inspiration in the stunning landscape and rustic architecture. Today, Mercier fuses that same love of nature and human made structures with a sense of playfulness and contemporary flair.

"I love jewellery. I love that I can sit at my bench, my happy place, and create pieces of art that will one day adorn a beautiful body. I love that through my craft I share a small piece of my heart and my vision with all my clients and fellow jewellery lovers."

- Briana Mercier

Images coming....for now, view her jewelry designs on Facebook

Visit Urban Alchemy Jewelry at Artisans' Fair!

Frances Gobbi

You may know Frances Gobbi for her artist talk and participation in the "North" Exhibit at the Two Rivers Gallery during the Canada Winter games, or you may have admired her fantastic collection of greetings cards and poster prints in our Gallery Shop. She is an inspiring local art teacher who enjoys sharing her love of art with both children and adults, during Maker Faire, at the Gallery and at Edgewood School.

In summer of 2015 Frances completed the Toni Onley Artists Project at Island Mountain Arts in Wells, BC where she worked alongside professional and emerging artists from across Canada.  She is currently taking a break from her job as an elementary art teacher to focus on her art practice in her home studio.

Recently, she has been working primarily in watercolour.  Her paintings include large and small abstracts and many small paintings of owls.

www.francesgobbi.com

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For Sale: Original watercolour paintings, cards, & magnets

Price Range:  $5-$500

Margaret Graine, House of Jasper Silver Studio

House of Jasper Silver Studio is located in the Robson Valley, British Columbia, Canada, between the Rocky Mountains and the Cariboo Mountain Range. Stepping stones lead to the silver studio which is nestled amongst ancient cedars, pines, flowers and water ponds where birds bathe during hot summer days. During winter, snow-capped, sun-lit mountain peaks are visible from the window of the workshop. Sometimes, when working late Aurora Borealis pays a visit…add the beauty of gemstone and the imagination runs wild!

“We design and fabricate our jewellery in our award-winning studio using the highest quality materials.  We use one-of-a-kind gemstones many of which contain natural inclusions. This is what makes them fascinating!”

- Margaret Graine

View some their products in person at the Gallery Shop, on Facebook, on their website and on Etsy

Christine Jackman

Christine Jackman lives in Prince George. She has been a photographer for many years and is intrigued by the limitless possibilities that digital editing offers for creating new images from her photographs. She sells her work mounted on greeting cards, matted, framed, and printed on silk scarves.

Christine’s work has sold privately and at the Shop at Two Rivers Gallery, Tourism Prince George, and Page Boy Books.

View her artwork on Flickr

Laura Chandler

Art educator and artist Laura Chandler has lived in Prince George for over 20 years. Nature and landscapes have always been a major focus in her work. Some of her local community endeavours include the Spirit Bear project, the Banner Program or local murals and her painting Nechako West Cutbanks was selected by the 2015 Canada Games to be a part of the VIP Gifting Program. She currently teaches drawing and painting courses at Two Rivers Gallery and is a member of the Community Arts Council/Studio 2880.

Laura's original paintings, drawings and reproductions of her originals on prints and cards are for sale at the Artisans' Fair and in the Gallery Shop. Her most recent work Winter Windows, not yet shown to the public will be available in cards to send or frame as well as smaller gift tags.

Visit her website to see her artwork.

Shirley Babcock

Shirley Babcock was born in British Columbia. She lived throughout BC from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Cariboo, Okanagan, Central BC and Northern BC. She attended approximately a dozen different schools, then attended College earning her diploma in "Computer Information Systems" Since then she worked for Government, Educational, Corporate, Private and Non-profit Organizations along with owning her own business.

Shirley became interested in Art after researching the history and culture of her ancestors through books, museums, websites and relatives. She has memories of visiting her grandparents, aunt and uncle taking a little ferry to Quadra Island. They would go salal and berry picking. Walk the beaches collecting oysters and clams. They would smoke salmon and put them into jars or dry them out. Also making whooshum berry home made ice-cream and (ughh) taking cod liver oil daily. As a teenager she was amazed as she watched her granny dance at the United Native Nations gathering in Prince George.

Although Shirley created her own style using variations, she uses the basic forms passed down through generations of her ancestors of the Mid Coast Art Style.

See her artwork on her website.

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