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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

1st ANNUAL CAPE COD SHELL SHOW TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 25TH AND 26TH, 2015

Exciting news for shell art fans! The 1st annual Cape Cod Shell Show will take place on June 25th & 26th, 2015. There will be a “sneak peak” on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. 

The show is planned as an artistic show with several competitive artistic categories, both professional and non-professional. The purpose of the show is to create an informative and fun atmosphere for exhibitor and those attending the show. 

Tisket, A Tasket By SANDY MORAN
WWW.SAILORSVALENTINESTUDIO.COM


The Cape Cod Shell Show is the creation of award-winning Sailor’s Valentine artist and long time artistic chairperson of the prestigous Sanibel Shell Show, Sandy Moran.   Ms. Moran saw a need for such a show due to the abundance of talented artists living in the area. 

An Impressive line-up of artistic judges have been selected for the 2015 Cape Cod Shell show. 

The judges will be Lee Repetto, owner of The Spotted Cod, a popular coastal boutique located in historic Sandwich, MA. Lee Repetto is a designer and has worked with Sailor's Valentines in her business. She has also judged at the Sanibel Shell Show. 

Joining Lee Repetto in the artistic judging will be Hannah Milman, Executive Editorial Director of Crafts for Martha Stewart Living. Hannah Milman leads the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia design team of crafting experts and has judged at the Sanibel Shell Show.

Those interested in exhibiting at 2015 Cape Cod Shell Show, please email Sandy Moran at seashells5@earthlink.net for more information.  

Monday, August 18, 2014

PLEASE HELP! SAILOR'S VALENTINE SHELL MOSAICS STOLEN IN WESTPORT, MA AUGUST 14-15, 2014

THESE 9 ART WORKS CREATED BY SAILOR'S VALENTINE ARTIST BARBARA CHADWICK WERE STOLEN WHILE ON DISPLAY AT A RESTAURANT IN WESTPORT, MA  THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 14 -15, 2014. PLEASE HELP US FIND THIS COLLECTION OF PRICELESS SAILOR’S VALENTINES SHELL MOSAICS BY SHARING THIS PHOTO WITH ANY AUCTION HOUSES, ART DEALERS, GIFT SHOPS, ETC.  A $5000 REWARD HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE CRIMINALS.  CONTACT: WESTPORT, MA POLICE DEPT. AT 508-636-1122 WITH ANY INFO.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! 



Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rare British Shell Art Video Clips

British Pathé is a media company that produced popular bi-weekly newsreels and other various Cinemagazines from 1902 until 1970. Their site features more than 80,000 video clips of filmed history. Below are some very rare film clips from the British Pathé archives featuring British Shell Artists at work. 


British Pathé  / Flowers From The Sea (1960)


British Pathé / Sea Shell Artist (1958) 



British Pathé  / Flowers From The Sea! (1935)



British Pathé / Shell Flowers - And How They Arrive (1933)




British Pathé / Shells - And shells (1933)





British Pathé / Shell Garden Beware (1962)




You can find more vintage video clips from British Pathé on YouTube.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Estonia Based Design Company Creates Seashell Font

Seashell Font by HandmadeFont
www.HandmadeFont.com
HandmadeFont is an Estonia based design company specializing in developing unique and untraditional fonts that anyone can buy and use freely.

Their collection of fonts are inspired from just about everything.  For more information or to purchase the seashell font shown visit: www.HandmadeFont.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nantucket Sailors' Valentines Expands Its Retail Market


Good news for shell art fans! The popular designer of one-of-a-kind Sailors’ Valentine Kits, Nantucket Sailors’ Valentines has announced the expansion of its retail market. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Gift Shop and the Nantucket Whaling Museum Gift Shop will now be carrying Nantucket Sailors' Valentines Kits. Products will be on sale this coming 2014 season. 

 Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
49 Union Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 

508-228-1177.
The Nantucket Whaling Museum Gift Shop
11 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-5785 

www.nantucketmuseumshop.org 



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sanibel Shell Show on Facebook


Shamsia Banu of Chennai, India won "Best Flower Exhibit, Professional." 

Be sure to visit the Sanibel Shell Show on Facebook.  The wonderful people who created this page will be posting photos of all the ribbon-winning entries from the 2014 show!