Friday, March 28, 2014

Artistcellar Design Team Announcement!

I am so excited to finally be able to share my news that I am a member of the current design team at Artistcellar!  I use stencils in so many ways in my work and have been a long time lover of Artistcellar products so for me this is a dream come true.  Starting next week I will be sharing their new stencil releases on my blog.  Every Tuesday I will be showing a new project that I've created using their stencils.  There will also be blog hops along the way that all of you can check out for inspiration and a chance to win prizes.

Here are the other four members of the design team, I invite you all to stop by their blogs and check them out.  While you're at it you might want to mosey on over to Artistcellar's blog for more info on some upcoming fun!  Without further ado here is the official announcement.  Talk to you soon ~ Renee

Meet Our New Design Team!

When Lisa made the Design Team Call just a few short weeks ago, we were expecting some great submissions. But we were overwhelmed by just how many great submissions from a huge variety of artists we received. We’re truly honored that so many artists view Artistcellar as a company they want to work (and play) with. Thanks so much to all those who submitted. As Lisa said, it’s hard picking only five from such a wonderful list. But without further ado, we would like to welcome and introduce our third Artistcellar Design Team:
gabreilleGabrielle Javier-Cerulli is an artist, art journaler, and archetype consultant (are you the goddess? the rebel? or the storyteller?) She’s the author of No Ordinary Woman: Tips for Conscious, Creative, and Healthy Living. She is also the creator of the iPad/iPhone app Archetypes4U. Her favorite colors these days are fuchsia and vermillion orange. Her new best friends are ink sprays, however, her long time companions are acrylics.  It’s all about texture, color, and abstract flow in her mixed media work.  She also holds a M.A. in expressive arts therapy.
jackieNealMy name is Jackie P. Neal from Upstate, N.Y. Since I retired last year, I have renewed my love and passion with Art. There are so many new and cool things in this wonderful artsy world, that I am attempting to try each and every technique and product! What I have discovered, is that my favorites at this point are stenciling, doodling, BRIGHT colors, and collaging with papers and elements. I like to get up around 5 am grab my tankard of coffee and head for the studio- usually not reappearing until 2 or 3:00pm-earlier if a tasty snack is announced! I look forward to creating with you and hopefully inspiring your muse to dance with your creativeness! and remember- Art Is Not Optional.
reneeRenee Zarate: I am a mixed media artist living in New England.  I have been married to my very supportive husband, Joe, for the past 20 years.   My favorite art medium changes often but right now I am working a lot with spray inks and acrylic paints using stencils to achieve unusual backgrounds for card making, art journals and other projects.  I love a challenge so I have been submitting my art work to different magazines for many years now and have been published in 5 different Stampington publications.  I also teach classes sharing different techniques.
sarahTSarah Trumpp is a mixed media artist known as ‘that weird girl with the tattoos’ in a teenytiny town in rural New York where she lives with her husband, three kids, six fish, and a tiny goofy Chihuahua.  She has an almost frightening stencil addiction and enough art supplies to open her own store, but she is especially drawn to water-soluble media, spray paint, and acrylics.  She loves circus sideshows, zombies, old mythology, toasters, and glitter nail polish.  She blogs regularly with her BFF at and less regularly at  She thinks you’re awesome.
Wonderstrange Arts
theresaTheresa Plas is a long time resident of south Florida who works in a variety of media.  Her art is inspired by the brilliant hues and textures of nature. Theresa’s artwork ranges from representational to abstract.  She has developed several series related to the human form.  Recently, printmaking has been added to her body of work.  Theresa’s exhibits include the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray Beach as well as the Boca Museum of Art School in Boca Raton.  She has been selected to be published in the May/June 2014 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.
We’re excited to see what cool artwork this team will make. You can see their work beginning Monday March 31st – as they take our new Sacred Hearts series stencils for a spin in their studios.
Welcome to our newest design team members!


  1. Woo hoo Renee! I am so happy for you-YOUr art Rules! Congrats and go celebrate-buy flowers, paint Renee Rocks on a plant pot...your talent keeps growing! @>------

  2. WOO Hoo!Congratulations to You Renee!
    I am so looking forward to getting to know you better and enjoying lots of Artsy team fun with you gals!! xoxox")

  3. Sincere congratulations, Renee! I know you will enjoy the design team experience, and you are a natural fit with Artistceller! I will continue to enjoy following your great blog, but with a new interest in your stencil work! You go, Girl!

  4. Congratulations Renee! You are one busy desin team gal! I always look forward to inspiration from your incredible artwork.

  5. YAY YOU!!!! Big congrats! You will make them proud!

  6. Congratulations, Renee! You will be an awesome addition to their team. Looking forward to seeing all your new creations!

  7. Perfect!!! You certainly know how to stencil!!! How wonderful for you!!! I am thrilled for you. I can't wait to see more of your wonderfulness! Lot's of love and great wishes to YOU.

  8. congratulations and have fun!
    Groetjes Karin

  9. Congratulations Renee yippee!!!! Hugs, Coco

  10. Woohoooo Congratulations Renee, so happy for you!!
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx

  11. I am thrilled for you!!!!
    Renee, you will be such an amazing asset to this team because you create stunning art with stencils.
    Looking forward to your creations.