Artists feature work at holiday boutique

By Samie Gebers

Last update: Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Local artists spent the weekend at Home Care Services in Valencia showcasing their pieces at a holiday boutique in hopes of raising money for their gallery and selling their handmade work.

“The reason why we started the boutique was to raise money for our gallery which is located in Old Town Newhall,” says Norma Warden, the president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association which was the organization in charge of the event.

Proceeds from the event benefited the gallery and featured all handmade items, many made by local artists who are part of the association.

“I’m envious of their creativity. I like to see what people are making,” says Marie Stedman, who was shopping for stocking stuffers for her sisters.

“We’re all award winning artists,” said Barbara Eisenman, a vendor at the boutique who was selling various ornaments and pottery made from gourd, a squash-like fruit.

Vendor Eisenman stands by her homemade gourd products on Saturday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Vendor Eisenman stands by her homemade gourd products on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal

“I feel like mine are different. There are a lot of ornaments out there. But they are the typical, usual things.”

While Eisenman has to be sure her products are unique to compete with the common Christmas ornament, other vendors at the boutique share a similar feeling.

“There’s a lot of events going on. A lot of them are holiday boutiques, too,” says Warden. “There’s a lot of competition out there.”

Norma Warden poses with her photography on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Norma Warden poses with her photography on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal

During the holiday seasons, many boutiques are held and offer alternative gifts with a more personal touch.

“I think people like homemade, one of a kind gift that they are giving,” says Warden. “They didn’t just go to a store and buy it.”

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Artists feature work at holiday boutique

Marie Stedman, left, browses vender Jody Schach's jewelry on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services . Samie Gebers/ Signal

Local artists spent the weekend at Home Care Services in Valencia showcasing their pieces at a holiday boutique in hopes of raising money for their gallery and selling their handmade work.

“The reason why we started the boutique was to raise money for our gallery which is located in Old Town Newhall,” says Norma Warden, the president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association which was the organization in charge of the event.

Proceeds from the event benefited the gallery and featured all handmade items, many made by local artists who are part of the association.

“I’m envious of their creativity. I like to see what people are making,” says Marie Stedman, who was shopping for stocking stuffers for her sisters.

“We’re all award winning artists,” said Barbara Eisenman, a vendor at the boutique who was selling various ornaments and pottery made from gourd, a squash-like fruit.

Vendor Eisenman stands by her homemade gourd products on Saturday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Vendor Eisenman stands by her homemade gourd products on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal

“I feel like mine are different. There are a lot of ornaments out there. But they are the typical, usual things.”

While Eisenman has to be sure her products are unique to compete with the common Christmas ornament, other vendors at the boutique share a similar feeling.

“There’s a lot of events going on. A lot of them are holiday boutiques, too,” says Warden. “There’s a lot of competition out there.”

Norma Warden poses with her photography on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal
Norma Warden poses with her photography on Sunday at the Holiday Boutique at Home Care Services. Samie Gebers/ Signal

During the holiday seasons, many boutiques are held and offer alternative gifts with a more personal touch.

“I think people like homemade, one of a kind gift that they are giving,” says Warden. “They didn’t just go to a store and buy it.”

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Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.