More Optimism Art Available through Northland Exposure Artists’ Gallery Parkville,MO

I have been busy lately putting together a catalog for my Optimism Art.

You can now order a piece of Optimism Art with the quote of your choice.

You can also order mugs and shirts with optimism art on it.

All of this is available through the Northland Exposure Artists’ Gallery at 110 Main Street in Parkville, MO.

I am so excited about this new venture.

People have been so interested in the Optimism Art that I wanted new methods of providing optimism.

The art has been purchased many times as gifts for a variety of occasions.

If you are looking for a unique holiday gift, birthday gift or just a gift to say I care, optimism art could fit the bill.

It is so much fun to make.

I hope you enjoy seeing it as much I enjoy making it.

We all need a little optimism in our lives.


One of my Optimism Mugs.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning.”

~ Albert Einstein

It is definitely half full!


A new piece of Optimism Art.

“A Woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

~ Eleanore Roosevelt

That is s-o-o-o true!

IMG_0831Another new piece of Optimism Art

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

~ Helen Keller



Optimism Art 8-12-09

I have sold several pieces of my Optimism Art in Northland Exposure in Parkville, MO.

If you have a special quote you would like in a piece of artwork, let me know and I can do a custom piece of Optimism Art just for you. It also makes great gifts.

I will soon have Optimism greeting cards available at Northland Exposure or by order.

Here are my latest pieces which will be at Northland Exposure soon!


"There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality." ~ Jonas Salk

"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really trye, there would be little hope of advance." ~ Orville Wright

"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance." ~ Orville Wright

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope an dconfidence." ~ Helen Keller

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~ Helen Keller

Take time to play!

Gloria Heifner

Showing My Artwork & My latest Optimism Art

The Northland Exposure Gallery artists are showing our artwork at the 

Irene B. French Community Center Art Gallery 

5701 Merriam Drive
Merriam KS 66203
Phone: 913-322-5550


Opening night reception is 

Thursday, July 2, 2009

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 


I have a couple of my abstract pieces in the show and there
are a lot of other really nice art pieces to see. 




Sky is Falling



I have been working on some new pieces for the Northland 
Artists’ Gallery in Parkville for our new show and 
July's rotation. 
So far I have one small mixed media piece for our
Americana show, one large optimism piece, 
and one abstract landscape which will all be in 
the gallery starting July 2nd.






FYI here is the gallery street address and web address:

Northland Exposure Artists’ Gallery

110 Main Street
Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: 816-746-6300


I have also completed a couple of new small optimism 
pieces that I like a lot. I hope you like them too. 




Have a great week and take time to play! 
Gloria Heifner

My Latest Optimism Art

I have been away from my blog for a while. 

Let’s see what are my excuses.

I’ve been working on some things for the gallery; the May Newsletter, and setting ups some guidelines for the galleries plein air painting project. The plan is to have gallery artists painting outside the gallery Saturdays in June, July, and August. You should definitely come by and see our artists at work on their artwork.

My son turned 24 on Friday and came home and spent time with us Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Then there was the long holiday weekend when we went to a BBQ competition at Sandstone and spent some time hanging out around a neighbor’s pool.

With all that going on my blog got neglected but I did spend some time working on artwork and created a brand new (I think my favorite so far) Optimism piece. I hope you like it too.



"Hope is the thing with feathers...."

"Hope is the thing with feathers...."

I am also including some pictures of my current display at the Northland Exposure Artists’ Gallery. It includes 3 pieces of my Optimism Art and 3 other pieces.


I hope you like them. They are all available for sale at the gallery.





Display at Northland Exposure Gallery 5-09.

Display at Northland Exposure Gallery 5-09.



Display at Northland Exposure Gallery in Parkville, MO 5-09.

Display at Northland Exposure Gallery in Parkville, MO 5-09.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day!

Artist Owned Gallery in Parkville, MO






Northland Exposure Gallery

Northland Exposure Gallery

Address: 110 Main Street, Parkville, MO – Phone: 816-746-6300 –

The Northland Exposure Artist’s Gallery is an artist owned and managed gallery in Parkville, MO, of which I am one of the artist owners. We have an amazing group of 44 artists currently in the gallery. Each one brings their own unique style of artwork and world view to the gallery. 


Being an artist owned gallery, we have the advantage of being able to keep the price of our artwork affordable by keeping overhead to a minimum and cutting out the middleman. Our art print bins hold items from around $25 and up. We carry many items such as original jewelry and pottery which can be purchased from around $12 and up. In addition we carry original pieces of artwork ranging from $35 up to several hundred dollars.


If you happen to be in the Kansas City area, please put the Northland Exposure Gallery on your list of places to visit. There is always at least one of the artists working the gallery which provides a wonderful opportunity to visit with an artist about the artwork in the gallery.


My 8”x10” canvas board pieces of Optimism Art is available for purchase for $35. These and other pieces of my artwork can be purchased at the Northland Exposure Artists Gallery in Parkville, MO. 


I have not started any additional 8” x 10” Optimism pieces since my last blog post. I do have a 9”x12” piece that I worked on last week. It was fun to do but when it was done I realized it looks an awfully lot like a Christmas package which to me is extremely distracting! 


The second piece is an abstract piece which is a study in using color to add depth to a painting.  The idea in this painting was using cool colors to push the background back and warm colors to bring items forward giving the piece a more three dimensional look. I’ll let you be the judge as to how successful it was.


"An optimist...."

"An optimist...."


Depth with color

Depth with color