showcasing the fine, funky or functional creations of Michigan artists (and beyond)
Amy Zane: Store & Studio depends on a stellar team of artsy individuals. Together their synergy has created an exceptionally alluring gallery in Kalamazoo where almost anyone will find a piece of art that speaks to them.
Owner, jewelry designer, and Kalamazoo native Amy Zane specializes in handcrafted jewelry made of highly unusual and often rare quality gemstones. After a bad car accident 14 years ago in San Francisco and a lot of soul-searching, Amy began her career in jewelry design. She returned to her home state to open her first retail location, Fervor, and then a second, House*Wear, which quickly expanded to hold the work of over 250 local artists. After 5 years, life led her elsewhere. She closed her stores, began a simpler life with her husband in a tiny cabin in the woods, and had two wonderful daughters. In November of 2012 she returned--with passion renewed--to open a gallery in downtown Kalamazoo.
We love to update our store constantly, and it never looks the same for too long thanks to Megan! Since joining the team in 2014, Megan has been an integral part of the Amy Zane crew. With her knack for organizing and making things look pretty, she keeps the store feeling fresh and exciting with fun new displays. She’s also a master at finding the perfect gift or piece of jewelry for customers.
As gallery manager and and artist representative, Julie is essential to the daily functioning of the gallery--and Amy's sanity! Julie aims to create a whimsical and eclectic mix of funky and functional art, and has been doing so since she joined the team in 2013. Herself an amazing painter with a degree in Fine Arts, Julie scours the state for interesting and innovative artists who showcase their work in the store. As a native of Michigan's east side, her focus is on finding the talents of local artists with incredibly diverse talent to fill the store. She is also excellent at fostering relationships with our artists and the Kalamazoo art community, which is truly a hidden jewel in Southwest Michigan!
Our website, social media, and advertising are managed by Hadley, a Kalamazoo native with a degree in English and Media Studies. Since 2016 she has been photographing, editing, and sharing all of the fun pieces in the gallery, including Amy’s jewelry. Her focus is on spreading the word about all of our amazing artists and events, like Art Hop and summer sales!
Amy Zane Jewelry
Amy Zane's beautiful gemstone jewelry utilizes the naturally beautiful stones of the Earth. Knowing that no one can create beauty superior to the unbelievable gemstones and minerals the Earth creates, Amy approaches design with a minimalist attitude, letting the talent of the Earth shine through. Her aim is to merely harness that Earthly beauty, transforming it into a piece of art that a woman can wear.
Here is a list of many of our artists and their mediums:
Ellen Altamore Jewelry • Janell Anne Jewelry • Frederick Arndt Woodworking • Bambuz Socks Hand-dyed Socks • Renae Baumgart Rip art • BE Creations Metalwork • Bryan BeckerCeramics • Ashley Benke Mixed Media • Bella Joy Ceramics • Beth Berggren Mixed Media • Justin Bernhardt Fine Art Painting • Aerick Burton Photography • Ken Campbell Photography • Chad Caswell Photography • City Bird Mixed Media • Beth & Kevin Cragg Wood Sculpture • Nick Clark Woodwork and Mixed Media • Kelly Jean Conroy Jewelry • Common Rebels Mixed Media • J.Bird Cremeans Collage Prints • Cyberoptix Textile Art • Delicious Mobiles Mixed Media • Tom & Betty Devos, Sunflower Farms Wooden Bird Houses • Dean Derby Glassworks • Sue Dix Ceramics • Donna McCavitt Ceramics • Riki Dorothy Jewelry and Metalwork • Fran Dwight Photography • Earthenwood Ceramics Ceramics • East Grove Stamp Co. Woodworking • Elegant Rose Soaps • Mitra Farmand Illustration • Rick Fidler Vinyl Art • Peggy Frisbie Mixed Media • Dave Furchak Woodworking • Greg Gallegos Woodworking • Sondra Gerber Metalwork • Kelly Gibb Jewelry • Glak Love Mixed Media • Grayling Ceramics Ceramics • Cathy Green Ceramics • H&K Studios Metalwork • Habit Nation Metalwork • Cherie Haney Metal Art • Dawn Hollister Fine Art Painting • Deborah Hoover Fine Art Painting • In Blue Leather Goods • Bill Klinesteker Photography • Knits by Ed Textile Art • Stephanie Knispel Jewelry • Rich Kolb Metalwork • Kathy Kreager Metal & Glass Sculpture • Mary Jill Lemieur Illustrations • License Plate Heaven Upcycled Art • Kelly Gibb Jewelry • Sarah Lyons Jewelry • Susan McElfish Upcycled Art • Shandi McConnell Ceramics • Julie McElroy Fine Art Painting and Prints • Elly McKay Paper Art Prints • Jamie Merkel Textile Art • Rebecca Meyers Jewelry • Maureen Mitchell Jewelry • Michigan Outfitter Mixed Media • Mixing Spirits Glassware • Mutual Adoration Woodworking • Kandy Myny Paper/Mixed Media • Amy Newhouse Prints • Tonya Nielsen Fine Art Painting • Holly Northrup Jewelry • Lorraine Oerth Ceramics • Lisa Olivarez Fine Art Painting • Sharron Ott Fine Art Painting • Catherine Pampalone Fused Glass Ink Painting • Seth Pitt Illustration and Prints • Megan Riley Mixed Media • Jill Reyes Ceramics • Otter Rotolante Glasswork • Kayli Rudd Ceramics • Salusa Glassworks Glass Blowing • Anna Shade Metalwork • Marc Shade Screenprinting • Gina Signore Mixed Media • Rebecca Sinclair Fine Art Painting & Prints • Robyn Smith Illustration • Jamie Smylnycky Illustration • Nathifa Sligh Fine Art Painting • Slightly Smitten Kitten Mixed Media • Cheyenne Sosman Jewelry • Linda Standifer Textile Art • Ashley Stark Printmaking • Starrylights Ceramics • Susan Supanich Fine Art Painting & Prints • Katherine Suender Painted Gourds • Laurie Swaney Upcycled Art • Beth Swynenberg Paper Art • Coco Sweezy Fine Art Painting & Prints • John Sweezy Woodworking • Ryan Taylor Pottery • Linnea Tobias Fine Art Painting • Leslie Trimble Ceramics • William K. Turner Raku Ceramics • Emily Uchytil Prints • Dale Vandenberg Woodworking • Susan Walton Ceramics • Bruce Wiegand Fine Art Painting • Hali Williams Mixed Media • Marie Wright Ceramics • West Lake Metal Works Metal Work • Wooden Accessories Co. Woodworking • Crawford Wolfe Reclaimed Art •