Please come by and view our current exhibits, CHILD's PLAY and Solo Artist, Paige Carpenter. All commissions earned on any artwork sales will be donated to THOMAS' KIDS
















Thank you!



We had decided some time ago to dedicate the month of August to kids.
Recently we experienced a tragedy, one that hit very close to home. A young man, a close friend to my daughters, was killed on July 19. This has hit everyone hard.

In response, His family created, “Thomas’ Kids”,  a fundraising initiative to benefit the young children he left behind.

In addition to a few other fundraising events, we have an event planned for Saturday, August 17th. It’s going to be a day of fun activities and includes a children’s artshow, a puppet show, art activities, as well as a Prince & Princess runway show! There is much more that will take place in the month of August, including both children and adult creative art parties. All proceeds will benefit “Thomas’ Kids”, and are sponsored by OOAK Artisan Showcase. Other community members are playing a part including Jervis Public Library, Alice and her puppet friends, and The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center.

For further details, keep your eyes here and on OAS FB page. You can also email us at 

Share,share, share! ❤️

​​​ CHILDREN'S Art Show : Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11am to 3pm

Our Children's Artshow is just one of many events planned!.This exhibit is open to all children ages 1-18! Click on the link below for more info!  

                           CALL for ART: Children's Art Show

Scentsy Party for THOMAS' KIDS

FREE Children's Event at OAS: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11am to 3pm


11:00 Live Performance, Alice and Her Puppet Friends

11:45 Puppet Making with Alice Dennis

12:15 Storytime brought to you by Jervis Public Library

12:45 Rock Painting with Christine Angotti

  1:30 Storytime brought to you by The Treehouse Reading and Art Center

  2:00 Prince & Princess Runway Show (Bring your best Prince or Princess costume and strut your stuff for the crowd!)

  2:30 Artist Recognition

  2:45 Announcing Raffle/Auction Winners

  3:00 Presentation to the family of Thomas Bell 

Our Children's Art Show, Photo Wall, and other craft activities will go on throughout the entire day.  Music provided by DJ Johnny C. 

SCENTSY Fundraiser for THOMAS' KIDS  (Through August 31, 2019)

This is an online party, hosted by Des, Alycia and Shelley, to raise additional funds for THOMAS' KIDS,  The "party" will closeout on August 31, 2019.

** Please check out their selections and make a purchase, their products make great gifts! A portion (20%) of every sale will be donated to the family. Please share this with everyone you know! Ty ❤️**

                                          ​CLICK here to shop!

 BEADS  Galore Auction! (Through August 31, 2019)

Whoa! ARTISAN Beads, components and jewelry galore!
I have a stash of  beads and jewelry components (many Artisan made), which 

I will be offering for sale at auction in August.

ALL proceeds from these sales will be donated to “THOMAS’ KIDS”,

Auction will be conducted in the FB group,”Fabric of My Life with Shelley Graham Turner”. You will need to be a member, so just ask to join. Ty. ❤️

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Art Parties (Dates to be announced)

We have two very special art parties planned. One for the children (creating Mermaid Tail Necklaces), and one for the adults (Mermaid Wine Glass). 

Details to follow. For further details, keep your eyes here and on OAS FB page. You can also email us at 

Online Auction! (Through August 31, 2019)

This special FACEBOOK group was formed to  auction off items that have been donated by many individuals, businesses and community organizations.   The larger items donated, so far, include: original paintings, prints of originals, hand-crafted jewelry and a Coach purse (new and authentic).

If you are interested in taking part in our auctions, please join our group, THOMAS’ KIDS Fundraising Group>> 


We also have smaller items which we will offer in a silent auction on August 17th during our Children’s event. We hope you will support out efforts.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.

In addition to the many individuals who have donated auction items, we would like to acknowledge the businesses and organizations sponsoring our free event: 

The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center, 587 Main St. Suite 304, New York Mills, NY  Telephone (315) 765-6262

Jervis Public Library, 613 N Washington St., Rome NY Telephone (315) 336-4570

Alice and Her Puppet Friends (Alice  Williams Dennis) e-mail

Kimberly Rogers, Scentsy Consultant/Director,  Rome, NY  Telephone (315) 404-5322

Denny's Restaurant, 200 S James St, Rome NY (315) 339-6390 and 8548 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY Telephone  (315) 765-6127

Barnes and Noble Store#2133, 4811 Commercial Dr. New Hartford, NY  Telephone (315) 768-1075

OOAK Artisan Showcase, 425 W Thomas St., Rome NY  Telephone (315) 351-2558