Annual gallery reception boasts handmade gifts |

Annual gallery reception boasts handmade gifts

by Caryn Haller
Margie Leslie created acorn dolls to be sold at the reception.
Caryn Haller |

Acorn dolls, log Santas and tree ornaments will be available at the East Fork Gallery’s Christmas reception.

The annual reception is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the gallery.

Work from 40 artists will be for sale ranging from paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, porcelain, Christmas plates and cards.

“We’ve had a Christmas reception every year since 1979,” gallery member Jo Linda Smith said. “It’s a chance for the artists and customers to meet. Everyone is welcome.”

Smith has been a gallery member since 1994, and said the Christmas reception is her favorite.

“I like seeing all the members’ new Christmas creations,” she added. “It’s a chance to buy an original piece of art for a one-of-a-kind gift. We have items in all price ranges.”

Along with Elfreide Short’s popular hand-painted glass ornaments, Pam Brekas is selling canvas ornaments in the shape of Nevada with the state quarter embedded in it.

Margie Leslie will have her handmade acorn dolls dressed as fairies, Santas, peasants and others for sale as well.

“She makes the shoes, the hands and feet, the clothing,” Smith said of the dolls. “It’s all hand sewn. What a workout.”

Free refreshments will be served at the reception.

“It’s great to see our friends in the community every year,” Smith said.

East Fork Gallery is located at 1503 Highway 395, Suite K in Gardnerville.

For more information, call 782-7629.