Friday, December 23, 2011

Springs Gallery Hours Changing...

We'll be open tomorrow (Christmas Eve Day) our regular hours: Noon to 7 PM, but closed on Sunday, Christmas Day.

We'll resume our current hours - Noon to 7 PM Wednesday through Sunday - until the new year.

After 1/1/12 we'll just be open Noon to 7 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and for classes. That's the plan for now; I'll let you know here if it changes. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Klingers in the News

Thank you Yellow Springs News for the nice story you did on our current show: Flora and Fauna, Recent Work of James and Christine Klinger. I put a link to the online version on the right. Hope you can see the show while it's up. Jim will have to take many of his pieces with him to Florida next month, but I'll get to keep some, and mine too, of course. Come visit!

Friday, December 16, 2011


A good time (and good sales) were had by all at tonight's opening at Springs Gallery. Thanks for coming out and supporting the muses. Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Artist Classifieds

If any of you artists out there do art fairs and festivals - or are considering them - you may be interested in this item I came upon today. Someone is selling their Pro-Panels, which are those really nice, carpet-covered, free-standing panels (I have some in the gallery here). Anyway, here's the info.:

Pro-Panels For Sale:

Details: knock down panels (8 feet); 12 panels 30" wide & 3 panels 25.5" wide.

Also included: metal picture hangers for over top of panels. The asking price is $1,800.

If interested, please call Call Barbara Wagner at 239-263-2297.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We have a "bar code!"

As if modern technology weren't amazing enough - I just learned that there is a way for anyone/anywhere to find anyone (or any business) by scanning our bar codes! I made one for the gallery for a hoot - and posted it on the top right of this site. It's called a QR code, and if you have the button downloaded to your droid phone (or whatever high-tech version you have) - you can scan these QR codes (that we design) to get info. or a link to the site of any participants - businesses or individuals. Whooooaaa!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


We are cancelling this Saturday's scheduled silver art clay workshop and rescheduling it for Sat., January 14, 2012, Noon to 4 pm. We are hoping more folks will be interested (after the holidays) in learning about this wonderful, versatile material. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that those of you who have signed up will transfer to the new date/time. In the meantime - if you have any questions or would like to register - just let us know!

I've revised the registration form (below) for your convenience. Hope you can join us!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flora and Fauna Show


Springs Gallery is pleased to present the raku ceramic art of James Klinger, and the oil and acrylic paintings of Christine Klinger. The exhibit, titled, “Flora and Fauna — Recent Works of James and Christine Klinger” runs December 16 through February 16, 2012, with an opening reception Friday, December 16 from 6 to 9 pm. The reception coincides with Yellow Springs’ monthly “Third Friday Fling in the Springs,” with later gallery and shop hours, live music, and other festivities throughout the Village. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

James Klinger, of Yellow Springs, has been working in clay since 1976. He is known for his striking pottery, sculpture, and wall art fired in the raku tradition. His sculptures often depict and honor the animal and plant realms. James shows and sells his work at art festivals and fine art galleries throughout the United States, including Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs.

Christine Klinger, of Yellow Springs, has been painting nature themes and images in oils and acrylics since 2006. Most recently she has been creating expressionistic landscapes and florals. Christine exhibits and sells her artwork in local galleries including Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs. Christine is the owner of Springs Gallery.

For more information call 937-409-5047, email, visit the gallery or the gallery site:; also on facebook.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Steel Painting Registration Form

Deadline to cancel with refund is the Sunday of the week preceding the workshop.

Springs Gallery presents—

Participant’s name: ______________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Registering for:
_____ Thursday, 1/12/12, 4 PM – 6 PM
_____ Wednesday, 1/18/12, 6 PM – 8 PM
_____ Both Workshops

Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: _____________________________________________ Exp. Date:_______

Students will meet at Mike’s Dayton gallery and carpool. Workshops will be held in Mike’s Front Street Studio. For all questions, contact Springs Gallery, 937-409-5047, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387,, Come prepared to get messy and have fun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Painting Workshops with Mike Elsass – in Dayton

Springs Gallery presents--
Two New Painting Workshops with Steel Painter Mike Elsass – in Dayton

Thursday, 1/12/12, 4 pm – 6 pm, and Wednesday, 1/18/12, 6 pm – 8 pm

Dayton painter Mike Elsass, known for his striking abstract acrylic paintings on rusted steel, has painted and taught throughout the U.S. and Canada. His artwork is represented in fine art galleries throughout the country, including Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs. We were delighted to host him twice outside our gallery this past Fall and he has asked us to host his upcoming Winter workshops in Dayton as well. Mike will once again share his knowledge and materials in two fun and spontaneous sessions.

Painting this time will take place in Mike’s Front Street Studio in Dayton. Students will meet at 16 Brown St. in Dayton (Mike’s Color of Energy Gallery near corner of Brown and E. 5th St. in Oregon District), so come early if you can; then you’ll carpool from there to the Studio. There is no age limit. All materials and supplies will be provided and students will be able to take home a piece of their own creation. The cost is $70 for one workshop or $140 for both. Registrations are being accepted now through the day of the workshop. Forms are available at Springs Gallery and on our site. You may drop off, mail, email or call your registration information and payment to Springs Gallery. Students must have a paid Springs Gallery receipt to receive their materials and participate on that day.

Questions? Need directions? Want to register? – Visit or contact Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387,, 937-409-5047, or Come prepared to get messy and have fun!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Silver Clay Workshop Registration Form

Artistic Jewelry Workshop with Fine Silver Clay—A Step-by-Step Project for Beginners:
Create a Pure Silver Domed Pendant
Saturday, January 14, 2012, Noon – 4 PM
Fees: $50 paid to Springs Gallery with registration; $40 material and supply fee paid to instructor at class.

Participant’s name: ________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: _______________________________ Exp. Date: ____________

The workshop will be held at Springs Gallery. For questions, contact Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-409-5047,,, and on Facebook. Deadline to sign up is the Thursday before the workshop. Deadline to cancel with refund is the Sunday before the workshop. Come prepared to have fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Jewelry Class Coming Up!


Artistic Jewelry Workshop with Fine Silver Clay—
A Step-by-Step Project for Beginners:

Create a Pure Silver Domed Pendant

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Noon—4 pm

For information and to register contact:

Kings Yard, 220 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Explore the amazing medium of Fine Silver Metal Clay. Waynesville, Ohio, artist Trish Jeffers-Zeh, shares her knowledge at a special reduced rate to show support for Springs Gallery and the Yellow Springs arts community.

Come learn the dance of working with fine silver clay by creating a simple domed pendant using stamps and molds for textural designs. Experience the simplicity of Metal Clay. - It fires with a torch or in a kiln for 30 minutes.

Workshop fee is $50. Materials fee is $40 paid to instructor the day of the class. This fee includes 10 grams of FS clay, use of tools, use of silver syringe and paste, and supplies for firing and finishing. Everything is provided to complete the pendant; all you need to do is add a chain. Additional clay, stones, leather cord and supplies will be available for purchase in class at discount prices.

Please bring magnifying glasses if you need them to see small detail work.

Minimum age of participant: 12
Minimum enrollment: 6

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Goddess Images

Here they all are - hard at work, or should I say fun. If you see this - feel free to drop us a line. Or just enjoy.

Goddesses Rule!

A good time seemed to be had by all at the "Discover the Goddess Within" jewelry workshop led by Catherine Wicks yesterday here in Springs Gallery. Participants used their own findings, along with many donations from Catherine to create a necklace and complimentary earrings. She guided them through some of the "nuts and bolts" of jewelry construction, while generously donating a bit of her philosophy, spirituality, and personal tricks of the trade. Do we see a "Goddess II" on the horizon? Interested?

I made several photos of the event, coming soon; a few more will be on facebook. Enjoy!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Newsy Stuff

Looks like the 11/5/11 jewelry class is a go - but there are still some spaces available if you're interested. Catherine is very creative and a hoot! Should be a fun time. Hope to see you there!

Also, if you're looking for a new blog to follow, consider my personal blog, ahem. It's (or just click on the Christine Klinger Studios link in the links column on the right). It shows what I've been up to lately in the art realm and has lots of handy links and info. You could just go over for a visit and if you're interested - click on "join this site;" you can always "unjoin." If you're not interested - maybe you know a friend who would be. Anyway, enjoy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011



Springs Gallery presents—

DISCOVER THE GODDESS WITHIN—A Jewelry Workshop with Catherine Wicks

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 2 – 4 pm
Fee: $40

Participant’s name: ____________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________

Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: ________________________________ Exp. Date: ________

The workshop will be held in Springs Gallery. For questions, contact Springs Gallery, King's Yard, 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, 937-409-5047,,, and on Facebook. The deadline to cancel with refund is the Sunday preceding the workshop. Come prepared to have fun!

More Classes Coming Soon....

Springs Gallery is starting to host more art classes and workshops. If you have an idea for a class or workshops you might like to take, or one you are qualified for and interested in teaching - drop us a comment here or shoot me an email and we'll keep it in mind. It can be visual or literary arts. (We'd even consider performing arts if we had more space). Thanks!

Jewelry Workshop coming up at Springs Gallery

Discover the Goddess Within--A Jewelry Workshop with Catherine Wicks We are all Goddesses - beautiful in spirit and in our desire to adorn ourselves with sparkle and colour. This workshop is a personal time to make a beautiful, personal piece of jewelry. Raid your jewelry box for odd earrings, broken pendants, and non-jewelry mementos, and raid your tool box too. - Bring needle-nose pliers if you have them. We will not just recycle—we’ll up cycle (repurpose for a better use). We will make a necklace and earrings that will remind us of the unique, colourful spirit and joyful energy that we radiate every day; a time to make one-of-a-kind jewelry that reflects our personalities. The workshop will be led by Catherine Wicks, artist and breast cancer survivor. Catherine is a transplant from Birmingham, England. She has a fine arts degree from Sinclair Community College and has taught jewelry-making classes to women's groups in the Dayton area. Her unique jewelry designs and creations are represented by Springs Gallery. What: The cost for the workshop is $40; supplies and additional materials are included in the class fee. All levels of ability are welcome. When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, 2-4 pm Where: Springs Gallery, King’s Yard, 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH How: Registrations are being accepted now through the day before the workshop. Forms are available in the gallery and on the gallery site. On the day of the class, students must present the gallery with a paid receipt to receive their materials and participate. Minimum class size: 4; maximum: 10. The deadline for cancellations with refund is the Sunday of the week before the workshop. For more information and to register, call Springs Gallery at 937-409-5047, email springsgallery@earthlink.n​et, visit the gallery, or copy, paste, print and mail the registration form below (or scan and email it). You can drop it off or mail it to the gallery with payment. We are also on Facebook. Thanks for your interest in Springs Gallery. We hope you will join us in this art adventure! ********

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SPRINGS GALLERY PRESENTS TOM HAWLEY AND DOUG FIELY Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs is pleased to present the functional and decorative fine craft of wood artist Tom Hawley of Yellow Springs, OH, and the fine art prints and paintings of Doug Fiely of Stryker, OH. The exhibit runs October 14 through December 14, 2011, with an opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 6 to 9 pm. The reception coincides with Yellow Springs’ twice-a-year Art Stroll, with later gallery and shop hours, live music, and other festivities throughout the Village. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Springs Gallery, located in King’s Yard at 220 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, exhibits and sells a wide variety of original fine arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. The gallery also hosts small art classes and workshops. Gallery’s current seasonal hours are Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 7 PM and, on the 3rd Friday (Fling in the Springs), Noon to 9 PM. For more information call 937-409-5047, email, or visit​m (or on facebook). photo 1: Flying Clock, Tom Hawley, walnut and maple wood; brass rods; epoxy resin; Seiko quartz clock, 16" x 32" x 12" deep photo 2: Studio Portrait, Doug Fiely, intaglio, 12" x 18"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SOLD - The Great Miami River

Here's the first of a series of 3 - 9" x 12" oils on panel that I painted along (and in) dry parts of the Great Miami River outside Tipp City, OH, awhile back. Two of them are in my gallery - Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and I'll be bringing in the third one (that I just finished) soon. Enjoy.

P.S. This piece, and the vertical painting in this series have now sold. Thanks.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brand New Look!

In case you haven't noticed yet - the Shops of Kings Yard in Yellow Springs have been spruced up a bit. We've all gotten new paint and some new landscaping too. Come see us and let us know what you think of our new look. Thanks, Bob and Mitch!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun Times on Kings Yard!

Good times were had by all yesterday on what turned out to be a cool but beautiful, sunny day on Kings Yard in Yellow Springs, at Springs Gallery's second workshop with steel painter Mike Elsass. Mike provided all - including use of tuxedo shirts - and students went home with some of their own painting creations. The day also featured a brief, spontaneous poetry reading by local poet Pamela Barger. Pamela read a few pieces from her book titled, "Transformations." Painting to poetry - it seemed appropriate for the day.

This was Springs Gallery's second and final workshop with Mike Elsass for the year, but we plan to organize and host more workshops with Mike that will be held in his Dayton studio in January/February. So if this interests you - call or drop us a line.

We are also currently planning more classes and workshops in our Yellow Springs gallery, so stay tuned. And remember, if you are interested in taking or teaching a specific class or workshop with Springs Gallery - contact us with your ideas. Thanks!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Phone Number for Springs Gallery

Springs Gallery is joining the 21st Century - and we're changing our phone number. The old one still works (for now), but please note, and please use, our new one: 937-409-5047, which works now. Thanks!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Springs Gallery in the News Again

Both the Yellow Springs News and the Dayton Daily News have done very nice articles on Springs Gallery since we opened in April. The first, by Sehvilla Mann for the Yellow Springs News, was in June and the second, by Pam Dillon for the DDN, was just a few weeks ago.

In case you missed the articles when they came out, I tried adding links to them in a post here but it didn't seem to work. So I'm putting them in my Links I Like list to the right (where they belong, I guess). Anyway, enjoy.

P.S. Oh, and we're also on facebook now. Link's to the right for that too!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paula Willmot Kraus Show Extended

Springs Gallery is extending the stay of the lovely palladium prints, silver gelatin prints, and color images by Dayton photographer Paula Willmot Kraus, giving everyone in the area a better chance to view this beautiful work. They will be on display here in Yellow Springs through October 9th. Here's one of my favorites, a silver gelatin print titled "Leaf with Pyramid." Enjoy! - Better yet, come see it in person!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Big Fun in Kings Yard!

Twelve students came out to Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs

to learn and paint with Dayton steel artist Mike Elsass at our inaugural workshop on Wed., 8/31. Here are some photos of the happening (from my camera phone, sorry). Many of these students plan to sign up for our next workshop with Mike - Thursday, 9/15, 4-7 PM - will you join them? An entry form is below (to be copied, printed and mailed; scanned and emailed; or dropped off at the gallery. Or you may fill one out here at Springs Gallery. Call us at 937-767-1766 for more information and/or to pay. Hope to see you soon!

At the top is another image of our workshop by one of Mike's assistants - Steven Howard, made with a much better camera. (Next time I'll remember to bring mine). Thanks Steven!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last Call for Painting Workshop (first of 2)

Last chance to sign up for Springs Gallery's first of 2 workshops with Dayton painter Mike Elsass. It's coming up this Wed., 8/31, 5:30 - 8:30 PM. (The next one is slated for Thurs. 9/15, 4 - 7 PM). Mike provides all supplies! Call, email, or stop in to Springs Gallery to sign up!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Art Stipend Jobs Available

A woman came into Springs Gallery yesterday looking for an illustrator (or 2) to work on a couple projects she's doing. She has funds available to pay for them. I told her I would pass it along to folks who may be interested. Her name is Alice Hypes and her phone number is 304-343-6001. To learn more about the projects, you can go to

If I hear about any art situations or events like these - jobs, calls for entry, etc. - I will try to pass them on in case you're interested. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Springs in the News!

Pam Dillon did a nice article on Springs Gallery that was in today's Dayton Daily News Life Section. It mentions our upcoming artist reception (Fri., 8/19) for Paula Willmot Kraus. She also did a sidebar (same page) on our upcoming workshops with steel painter Mike Elsass. Here are links to them - check them out!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Please "like" us

Springs Gallery is now on facebook (almost). We have a presence, but we're not quite our own site yet. We need 25 fans to be official. So, if you or folks you know, are on facebook, and if you like us, please click "like" and we'll be on our way. Here's a quick link:


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Art of Paula Willmot Kraus

Springs Gallery is pleased to present the art of Dayton photographer Paula Willmot Kraus. She is showing a variety of her lovely botanical palladium prints, silver gelatin prints and C-prints, from August through October, 2011. We are hosting an artist reception for her on Friday, August 19, (3rd Friday "Fling in the Springs") from 7 pm - 9 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The Kraus piece shown here is a palladium print titled "Big/Small Maple Seeds."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Springs Gallery offering 2 Painting Workshops

Springs Gallery is offering the first two of what we hope will be many, varied classes and workshops. On Wednesday, August 31, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and again on Thursday, September 15, 4 pm to 7 pm, we're hosting Dayton artist Mike Elsass, known for his abstract paintings on rusted steel. Mike and his students will be painting outside Springs Gallery on King's Yard. The cost is $70 for one session or $140 for both. All materials are provided, including the loan of a tuxedo shirt to get messy in.

Since it's on the public King's Yard you can, of course, just observe. But if you want to create and take home a piece of your own - just sign up. Registration forms are available in the gallery and the information is also posted here below.

Springs Gallery carries some of the work of Mike Elsass and we are thrilled to be able to offer the fun and informal instruction by such a talented and respected artist. Come join us in this adventure!

Note: All ages are welcome/rain or shine (unless it's pouring, of course, then we'll figure something out). Hope you can join us!

Above are 2 images I made of Mike's paintings. On the top/left is a 12 x 12" untitled piece, and on the bottom/right is a 12 x 15" painting titled "Teapot Rock 1, Sedona, Arizona."


Springs Gallery Presents—

Participant’s name:_____________________________________

Registering for:
_____ Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
_____ Thursday, September 15, 2011, 4 PM – 7 PM
_____ Both Workshops

Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: ___________________________________
Exp. Date: _____

Workshops will be located outside Springs Gallery in King’s Yard. All materials needed for the Elsass workshops will be provided. For questions, contact Springs Gallery, 937-767-1766, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387,, Come prepared to get messy and have fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Here's how to find us--

If you're not from Yellow Springs, you may not know exactly where Springs Gallery is located. Our address is 220 Xenia Avenue (State Route 68) in the King's Yard area of Yellow Springs. King's Yard is a little strip of independently owned retail shops down a lane off Xenia Avenue. The entrance is just to the right of the Trail Tavern. There are two free public parking lots behind King's Yard (accessible from Walnut Street/off Dayton Street, and there is (sometimes) on-street parking too.

In the column on the right ("Links I Like") there's a mapquest link to the village ("Find Springs Gallery"). I've also added a link to a Google Map below (click on Yellow Springs). If you have any questions - feel free to write or call; all contact info. is shown at the top of the site. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, June 17, 2011


Just a little reminder that Springs Gallery is having its Grand Opening celebration tonight, Friday, June 17, 6-9 pm. I timed it to coincide with Yellow Springs' twice annual Art Stroll. So come on out - and bring friends. It's a happening!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Springs in the News!

Springs Gallery will have its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, June 17, 2011, 6 - 9 pm. We hope you can stop in to see our new space, meet friends (new and old) and share some refreshments.

In other news: The Yellow Springs News did a front-page story on Springs Gallery which came out today (6/2/11). If you're not around here to pick up a copy, you can see it in a few days online.

Also, I did a travel story on Yellow Springs for the Dayton Daily News; set to come out this Sunday, 6/5/11. And I just heard from the Dayton City Paper - they want to do a story on Yellow Springs prior to the upcoming Art Stroll (6/17/11) and they plan to interview - Springs Gallery! This ties in nicely with our Grand Opening.

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In case you're wondering...

I've been out of state for the past 2 weeks - vacationing and making art. Not the greatest timing with our new gallery just opening, but this trip was planned long before. I'm doing an art residency in a state park in South Carolina, but I'll be back at the gallery on 5/11. To see what I'm up to now, feel free to visit my other blog: (I tried this before but the link didn't show up, so I'm doing it "manually").

Saturday, April 16, 2011

We're Open!

Springs Gallery officially opened its doors today. We will have a grand opening later on - so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, here are some pictures I made today of the gallery - so take a peek. As stated earlier, we plan to be open Wednesday through Sunday Noon to 7 PM, and on the third Friday of the month (Fling in the Springs) from Noon to 9 PM. We will have many wonderful art pieces and gifts to offer. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Opening SOON!

People have been asking us - every day - "when will you be open?" Lately, our answer has been, "SOON!" Our plan is to open within the next couple of weeks.
But I can tell you that when we do open, we plan on the following hours:

Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 7 PM
Third Friday (Fling in the Springs), Noon to 9 PM

Thanks for your interest. See you SOON!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spprrrrrings Gallery!

We're not open yet - but we now have a phone (see our complete contact info. above). You are welcome to call us if you like, but this site is still the most up-to-date way to communicate with us and to view our latest news. Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bright Ideas Welcome!

Besides selling art, Springs Gallery plans to host small art classes and workshops of all sorts. If you have an idea for a class you might like to take, or one you are qualified for and interested in teaching - drop us a comment or an email and we'll keep it in mind. Remember, we're just getting started so it will be awhile before we offer anything, but feel free to keep in touch. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Coming Soon to Yellow Springs!

A new arts venue - Springs Gallery - is being created in Kings Yard, at 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387. Our goals are still forming, but we plan to sell local and regional contemporary fine art, fine craft, and gift items. We will also do commissioned photography and painting, host small classes and workshops - and more. Springs Gallery will be a exciting, ecclectic space for creativity - for artists and art collectors alike. Please stay tuned!