Holiday Gift Ideas

It seems like everyone is getting into the holiday spirit early this year. If you’re in that mode and are interested in purchasing original art, cards or prints for the holidays, here is everything you need to know.  

New for 2020

New for this year, I’m offering gift certificates. Gift certificates can be used towards any original art, prints or cards that are purchased directly from me. They are not able to be used for purchases through the Garrett County Arts Council, Fine Art America or independent retailers.

Western Maryland

My hand-signed greeting cards can be purchased at the Garrett County Arts Council.

I also have some original art, prints and cards on display at the gift shop inside Penn Alps, next to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville.   

Online Purchases

Original art

Browse original art at my Artwork Archive gallery.

Please get in touch at rhyonke@gmail.com if you’re thinking about a purchase for the holidays.  We will be shipping original art out the week of December 7th, so plan now if you’d like to have something in time for gift giving. 

Trout Prints

These trout prints make a great gift for your favorite angler or outdoors-person.

Fine Art America

Much of my work is now posted at my Fine Art America site, and all of it is available for purchase in prints and cards. 

Prints

The high quality prints come in up to 15 different sizes and you can customize them with hundreds of mat and framing options.  The site allows you to sort through a variety of mats and frames, previewing your image with your selected choices.  The prints also arrive framed with the supplies that you will need to mount them onto your wall.  

Cards

While all of the images are available to print as cards, I set up a Christmas Card gallery, featuring cards like “Santa”, for easier holiday card browsing.   The card size is 5″x 7″ and they include a white envelope.  You can imprint a custom message inside the card, which I think is a nice feature.   When you click on the greeting card, make sure you choose the drop down box to indicate your quantity of cards, as the price drastically reduces the more cards that you buy. 

You can find information regarding Fine Art America shipping here.  As with any holiday gift, I would recommend you get started with your plans sooner rather than later. 

Other fun products.

Fine Art America also offers other fun ideas for gifting like phone cases, yoga mats and tote bags.

Thank you in advance if you’re considering a purchase.  It is always an honor and I appreciate your business. 

Christmas Night Star

Garrett County Virtual Artist Marketplace Open

Its Autumn Glory Weekend in Garrett County, Maryland.  Whether you can visit Deep Creek Lake or the Oakland Arts & Entertainment District this weekend or not, you can view SEYMOUR, a virtual artist marketplace. 

Featuring Garrett County Artists

SEYMOUR, at www.seymourart.org, features the work of over twenty artists from the area.  If you’re in town, they have a public art unveiling in the Oakland A&E District, where artists pair up with local businesses.  Read more about this virtual marketplace here.

Program partners include  Simon Pearce Glassblowing, Oakland, MDMaryland State Arts CouncilRural Maryland Council and Garrett County Government.

Virtual Art Tour Sale!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the cancellation of our annual open studio event in conjunction with the Garrett County Artist Studio Tour. While we’re disappointed that we can’t open up for this year, we’ve come up with a few ideas not to let a year go by without some form of an event. Let’s start with a Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County art sale.

Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Art Sale

Every year during the tour, we like to offer some “show specials” in the way of either discounted prints, original art, or cards. It has varied from year to year, but it’s our way of thanking people for coming out. This year we have put together a virtual gallery of select original art featuring images from around the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County area. All artwork featured in this gallery will be offered at 20% off the listed price. Also, we are offering free shipping within the continental United States.

The Edge

How to Purchase a Sale Item

If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County gallery, here is how it works.

  1. Please send an email to rhyonke@gmail.com, letting us know which pieces you are interested in purchasing. Please put “Virtual Studio Tour Sale” in your email subject heading and include your shipping address in the email.
  2. We will send you a secure electronic invoice that you can conveniently pay with a credit card. The invoice will reflect the 20% discount from the list price.
  3. Once we receive payment, we ship your art via US Postal Priority Mail.

Please note:

  • Only art within the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County virtual gallery is eligible for the discount.
  • Artwork is sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Work on paper is sold unframed.
  • If you have an address outside the continental United States, we will provide you with a shipping quote before sending your invoice.
  • If you reside in Pennsylvania or Maryland, your purchase will be subject to sales tax.

View the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Art Tour Gallery here.

If you have questions, please drop us an email at rhyonke@gmail.com.