Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Judith Auclair shellart at Captiva Island's Shirley Allen Boutique and Gallery

The Shirley Allen Boutique and Gallery, serving the islands of Captiva and Sanibel, has recently acquired a significant collection of works by shell artist Judith Auclair of Maison Auclair, Naples. 

The Shirley Allen Boutique and Gallery has represented art and artists for more than 30 years. Clothing, jewelry,  paintings, and objets d'arts are on exhibit in downtown Captiva on Andy Rosse Lane halfway between the Gulf and Bay. 

Visit with Shirley and George to see the" Red Pectin"  Mirror ; just one example of the many unique Judith Auclair creations that can be seen at their gallery. 

Famous designer and HGTV Host, Joe Ruggiero's Surprise Visit

Yes...that is Joe Ruggiero at The Bay Design Store's Open House taking a photo of "The Turquoise Turbo Mirror" created by Judith Auclair. We were both surprised and  delighted to meet him. What a great guy! The Open House was held to announce Bay Design as the exclusive Naples showroom of Maison Auclair Shellart. Bay Design http://www.baydesignstore.com is located in the Third Street shopping district in Old Naples. Drop-in for a look at these unique shell creations. They are sure to delight.

Joe was kind enough to include us on his blog http://joeruggiero.blogspot.com/2010/02/shop-in-naples-florida-features-shell.html  and we certainly do thank him for that endorsement.