SweetheartGallery.com is your source for an eclectic collection of beautiful fine art and functional, handmade, artisanal objects from home decor to personal accessories. Beautify your space with these unique works of fine American craft, functional-utilitarian art, and creative design. Your purchases help support our national treasures... small, independent, artisanal studio businesses! Custom handcrafted work is available upon request.
In 1981, we started our retail gallery in Woodstock, New York. As owners, we have a long history with the arts, and have been making art ourselves for as long as we can remember.
Norman Bacon, co-owner, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1969, with a degree in art. He enjoyed a thirty year career as an artist potter, selling his work to fine American craft galleries, and museums. During that time he and his wife opened a retail gallery in Woodstock, New York. In 1993, they had an opportunity to buy a building overlooking the beautiful Tannery Brook Waterfall, also in the heart of Woodstock. A larger and more enchanting space, Sweetheart Gallery flourished in that location for many years. In 2000, Norman ventured into online web design courses, to further extend his passion for the arts and the growth of their gallery, by developing their online presence. Yah... we've been around awhile!
In 2014 Sweetheart Gallery, moved, once again, to their charming and intimate studio space in Bearsville, New York, only three miles from Woodstock. Here, we have joined forces with Galerie BMG, a contemporary fine art photography gallery. Lila, a painter, is shifting the focus of the gallery, at this time, to incorporate a more fine art approach.
Lila Bacon, artist, co-owner, is also a professional painter.
She graduated from the Parsons School of Design in 1973 with a BFA degree; and worked with Norman, painting her finest art onto their ceramic collaborations.
Sweetheart Gallery has flourished, due to the exquisite high quality art and craft we select and display; and because customers like our loving customer service.
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All the best,