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All puzzles available for pick up in Jersey City. Only "Celebrate Everything", "Vintage Paper Dolls", "The Golden Girls", and "Where's Bowie?" are on hand in Brooklyn. 


 

The Golden Girls: 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Cover Image
By Chantel de Sousa (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781925811544
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Published: Smith Street Gift - March 18th, 2020

Your jigsaw night is set to change forever when you crack open this intricately illustrated unofficial jigsaw puzzle all about the iconic The Golden Girls.


Where's Bowie?: 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Cover Image
By Kev Gahan (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781925811551
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Published: Smith Street Gift - April 7th, 2020

There's a jiiiigsaaaaw, waiting in this box / It'd like for you to solve it / but it thinks it'll blow your mind!


Celebrate Everything 1000 Piece Puzzle in Square Box Cover Image
By Galison (Created by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735362635
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Published: Galison - June 16th, 2020

Vintage Paper Dolls 1000 Piece Puzzle in Square Box Cover Image
By Galison (Created by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735362642
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Published: Galison - June 16th, 2020

$20.00
SKU: 9780764967733

Untitled, 1965, by Edward Gorey

A Renaissance man of boundless imagination, Edward St. John Gorey (American, 1925-2000) authored over one hundred published works, designed sets and costumes for theatrical productions, and had a profound affection for ballet, literature, film, and animals. Cats were a particular Gorey favorite and appear in many of his works, as do a number of other creatures—some recognizable, and some known only in the trademark crosshatched drawings emanating from Gorey’s prolific pen. All of his characters inhabit a uniquely enigmatic world, where the lamentable frailties of existence are humorously assuaged by the hopeful delights of fantasy.

Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, our 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.


Puzzle size: 25 x 20 in.
Box size: 10 x 13 x 1⅞ in.

Published with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


This puzzle features a painting of Lou's favorite number that was originally commissioned by the homemade soul food restaurant, 5 Star Day Café, in Athens, GA. Lou combines her skills as a sign painter and textile designer in Athens, Georgia, where she covers the town in flower murals and operates a small homewares company.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625" inches
• Linen pieces on thick backing board
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


A nationally renowned cartoonist and illustrator, Tucson-native Eleanor Davis now lives with her husband and fellow cartoonist Drew Weing in the vibrant town of Athens, Georgia. Boasting an impressive list of clients, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Slate, The Washington Post, and Fantagraphics Books, Eleanor still finds time to publish award-winning books and graphic novels. The featured piece, Big Strides, was originally designed as a poster for the 2016 ICON Illustration Conference in Austin, Texas. Eleanor is using the image here to celebrate Athens For Everyone, a grassroots political organization that works for social and economic justice in Athens, Georgia.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Terry Rowlett’s works from his early years in Athens, GA are often blatant depictions of familiar Christian characters inserted into decidedly American landscapes. As Rowlett’s subjects turned toward themes of wandering, the hand of God slowly faded away and his spiritually questing characters became framed in scenes which increasingly celebrate landscape and nature. It was during this period that Rowlett set off on his own spiritual journey to the Holy Land. He spent several months living in Israel in the hopes that life in the presence of a sacred place would only affirm his religious convictions. Instead he only witnessed the prejudice and meanness that prevails when religious convictions clash. He returned to Athens having lost the Christian faith that had always driven him to paint. Birth at Mount Gilboa (1998) essentially illustrates such a spiritual reawakening. Terry Rowlett was born in 1962 and grew up in the mountains of Arkansas. He served four years in the U.S. Army in the 1980's as an armor reconnaissance scout in the United States and Germany. After receiving his M.F.A. in painting from the University of Georgia in 1995, he has made his way and living as an artist ever since. His paintings have been featured in numerous publications such as the GEORGIA REVIEW, OXFORD AMERICAN and HARPER'S MAGAZINE to name a few. Also, his paintings have appeared on many book, magazine and album covers.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


It's rare to find art so intriguing that you can literally develop an inner dialogue with it. But, that's the magic of Freeman's pieces. Why is the little girl wearing a gas mask? And what is she drawing on the walls? Lisa implores the viewer to answer these questions and more. "My hope is that my work opens up a dialogue," says Freeman, "to consider alternate points of view and how we as people of the world got to this point." Well, one thing is for sure, she has us talking. Freeman is a self-made artist and a prominent member of the Athens art community. Her works have been featured in galleries and exhibits since 2006 and she has created nine solo exhibitions. Lisa Freeman has worked in the medium of painting, but recently her art has shifted to a focus on assemblage art using found objects. Drawn to discarded objects and photographs, Freeman explores the mystery of the forgotten, allowing the objects to lead the narrative and inviting the viewer to participate in the mystery.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years

 


"Feng Shui [the Chinese system of arranging buildings and interiors] says that chrysanthemums invite harmony and happiness into the home" - Lou Kregel
This puzzle features images from her Chrysanthemum Project, started in Athens in 2007 and which has grown to over 100 flower-inspired murals around the U.S.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on thick board backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


"I've been a cowgirl all my life," Amy says. Growing up in Nebraska, Watts learned the ropes on dealing with livestock. "I have horses and cows, and I've always trained horses," and "Western history has always fascinated me." After receiving a degree in art illustration from the Atlanta College of Art, she didn't start painting seriously until she stopped training horses. Her epiphany came at a visit to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. "I admired the paintings of Shonto Begay, and I realized that I was already interpreting Western art in a more contemporary way." Watts said her husband, who is from New Mexico, pushed her to concentrate on her painting.

The lore of the West and the cowboy lifestyle are good source material for many painters, and Amy likes to tell that story in her paintings. Her unique style enables her to do that in a modern way - that's still connected to the roots she's inspired by. A key component of Amy's contemporary take on western art is her use of patterns and her illustrative style. "My grandmother was a quilter, and I think that influenced me." In "Cowgirl's Dream" (acrylic, 24" x 30", 2014) Watts has produced a colorful painting that reflects her view of the West. An accomplished rider, Watts often includes her own horses in her mosaic-like compositions. The figures are stylized, and the colorful patterns create a finely designed background. It pays to look at Amy's work closely, since something new is always emerging from the painting.

Amy Watts has relentlessly pursued her cowgirl aspirations. Her Western heroes range from Quanah Parker to Kit Carson. Amy and her husband James live on a farm in Statham, Georgia where they raise beef cattle and ride and train Quarter Horses. Amy Watts has been showing her art since 2011. She has participated in Cowgirl Up! in Wickenburg, Arizona for three years, as well as shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ellensburgh, Washington, Great Falls, Montana and several in her home state of Georgia. Amy had a one woman show called "Cowgirl Dreams" at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia where her piece "Past History" is part of their permanent collection.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Mary Porter lives in the Boulevard neighborhood of Athens, Georgia: a vibrant, dynamic, and eclectic area that inspires her paintings. Her intention is to preserve a bit of Athens history, as well as have a little fun too. 

In “Daily Groceries #2" (acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60", 2015), Porter captures the essence of the Athens, GA favorite Daily Groceries Co-Op. Daily is Athens' only community-owned grocery store, opened in 1992 and operating as a cooperative since 2000. It's a welcoming place, and a beacon of goodness that constantly nourishes a kind, engaged community. This Porter painting is a wonderful representation of the one common theme throughout all her work - the concept of home.

Mary earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Art from the University of Georgia, where she later taught painting and color theory classes. She has received a National Foundation for the Arts Regional fellowship and Georgia Council for the Arts grants. Her nationally exhibited watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings are represented in numerous public and private collections, including King and Spalding, Atlanta, GA; Department of Labor, Washington, DC; and in Athens: Clarke County Courthouse, the Classic Center, the University of Georgia, and Morris Communications Building. Porter’s work has appeared in media publications such as the Georgia Review, The New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Athens Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Susan T. Pelham first became intrigued with the “Magic Realism” of the 1940’s while studying for her Fine Arts degree at FSU in the early ‘60’s. It wasn’t until 2009 that she decided to revisit the genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with the surreal elements of fantasy. “I enjoy referencing literature in my collages. Often nursery rhymes, haiku, limericks and children’s camp songs inspire the subject of a collage.” Pelham explains. Her featured work McGregor’s Garden is drawn from a fictional character by author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Susan, who also studied Art History at Sotheby’s in London, says a single collage can take fifty or more hours to assemble. “I enjoy incorporating literary jokes in the images. In short, I have fun with my collages and I hope viewers have fun looking at them.” Pelham lives in Monroe, Georgia where she teaches painting and works in her studio. She is also a popular lecturer on the fine art of collage.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Love Hawk is a FAMILY, living a life of CREATIVITY. Together, they create art.

We (the Hale family) live nearby Tallassee Shoals on the Oconee River in what is currently known as Athens, Georgia. We take the River with us wherever we go, and so too does the River take us with it wherever it goes as well. The River keeps us and we are keepers of the River. This artwork "River Keepers" (gouache, watercolor, and graphite, on clayboard, 19.25” x 26.625”, 2019) is a way to acknowledge that giving - and to share what we carry with others.

Illustrator, artist, and tattooist David Hale along with Emily, Crow and their new baby Autumn spend almost all their time together, continually finding new sources of inspiration and creativity. While David does the majority of the hands-on process of making the art, every member of the family plays a role in the act of creating together.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Kent Knowles is an American figurative painter. The characters that populate his work are often women in perilous situations, occupying lush terrain - and his most recent interests explore self-preservation and isolation. In starting any painting, he's never quite sure of the outcome. "I try not to impose too much order on a painting," he said. "That's why I start without any real agenda. I don't do any preliminary work for the paintings, I just start drawing on the canvas with paint." Many of the images begin as one thing and end as another – overlapping lines and abandoned forms giving way to new bodies. He compared the process to looking at the clouds. Eventually, a figure appears.

"Threadgood" (oil on canvas, 60" x 48", 2018) is one of the many works that Knowles has breathed life into. "I know a figure, most likely female, is going to emerge out of these overlapping lines when the painting starts," Knowles continued, "and it's just a matter of time before it does." Like most of his work, there are elements that become a sort of signature: the distorted figure, mysticism, the heavy forms - creating a complex disposition that's both strong and awkward. These female figures seem to be the perfect vehicle to express an idea. They are simultaneously vulnerable and powerful.

Knowles became the SCAD Atlanta Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies after teaching in the Foundation Studies department for nearly 10 years. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). He's been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeast. As the son of a U.S. Air Force chaplain, Knowles grew up traveling around the world, including high school years spent in Europe where he was introduced to the figurative and allegorical paintings of the Old Masters. He currently lives and works in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children. 

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


It's rare to find art so intriguing that you can literally develop an inner dialogue with it. But, that's the magic of Freeman's pieces. A red feather floats above an empty birdcage in the Vigil. What happened to the bird and why are the boys sad? Lisa implores the viewer to answer these questions and more.

"My hope is that my work opens up a dialogue," says Freeman, "to consider alternate points of view and how we as people of the world got to this point." Well, one thing is for sure, she has us talking.

Freeman is a self-made artist and a prominent member of the Athens art community. Her works have been featured in galleries and exhibits since 2006 and she has created nine solo exhibitions. Lisa Freeman has worked in the medium of painting, but recently her art has shifted to a focus on assemblage art using found objects. Drawn to discarded objects and photographs, Freeman explores the mystery of the forgotten, allowing the objects to lead the narrative and inviting the viewer to participate in the mystery.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Cindy Jerrell is a mixed media artist that continually experiments with different forms of art to communicate her inner visions. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Photographic Design, she worked as a graphic artist for Flagpole Magazine and freelanced book, CD, and magazine covers, and all the while created fine art. Along the way, she twice won a Georgia Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant for mixed media work. 

She takes inspiration from music, reading, and nature as well as from the talented artist and musician friends that make Athens, Georgia a magical place. Jerrell experiments with photography, paint, wood, and digital collage - delighting us for years with guilded theaters housing poetic characters.

In "Visions" (digital, 10" x 13.125", 2010), Jerrell shows us the internal landscape where visions and ideas and dreams are born. The little ones will have to take care of the lady, because it is hard for her to see within and without at the same time. But that's where the clarity ends. Are the little rabbits assisting her, or are they leading her to her doom? Is there a good one and a bad one? This unknown quality of "Visions" reminds us that you can't tell evil from good just by first glance, you have to watch for clues.

As her first loves are nature and animals, she is currently delighted to be a zookeeper at Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, which provides homes for orphaned or injured animals from Georgia's native wildlife.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Love Hawk is a FAMILY, living a life of CREATIVITY. Together, they create art. Illustrator, artist and tattooist David Hale along with Emily, Crow and their new baby Autumn spend almost all their time together, continually finding new sources of inspiration and creativity. While David does the majority of the hands-on process of making the art, every member of the family plays a role in the act of creating together. The featured piece Water’s Edge is from his series Beloved Land honoring the land the Creek (Muscogee) Indians call Ikunu-tchaka. Taken from nature, the drawing is literally a collection of objects, plants and animals you find at the water’s edge. And, of course, in the center you find LOVE. The Hales live in a beautiful woodland cottage on a small creek in Athens, GA where they repurposed a barn into a small studio for creating art; lovingly called the "Budio." They also create and share art while traveling and camping in their decommissioned ambulance converted into an art motorhome.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


A nationally renowned cartoonist and illustrator, Tucson-native Eleanor Davis now lives with her husband and fellow cartoonist Drew Weing in the vibrant town of Athens, Georgia. Boasting an impressive list of clients, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Slate, The Washington Post, and Fantagraphics Books, Eleanor still finds time to publish award-winning books and graphic novels. Eleanor’s latest book, Why Art?, was published by Fantagraphics in 2018. The featured piece, You & a Bike & a Road, is one such novel. Published by Annie Koyama of Koyama Press, Davis documented her 2016 cross-country bike tour as it happened, making for an incredible chronicle of the human experience for which she was awarded the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years


Spence Townsend tells stories through his art. Each work provides a brief glimpse into a constructed world which declares its own, internal logic. Taken as a whole, Townsend's work is a particular combination of funny, beautiful, and horrifying. 

"i can hear your breath" (oil on canvas, 51" x 61", 2016) was part of a thesis project for Townsend's MFA from the University of Georgia in 2016, highlighting an interest in finding a relationship between visual art and music. Three paintings were paired with three original music compositions. This painting is about being an artist. A traveling circus is representative of every artist's struggle to find a place and purpose in the world. Lost, trapped, and surrounded by danger, the artists bravely put on their costumes and proclaim: "The show must go on". The paired song, "i can hear your breath", is a parallel narrative to the circus-boat story which describes lovers meditating in the forest. In this sense, the imagery seen in the painting is a daydream or manifestation of the hikers' minds while wandering through the woods. The reticent mood or feel of the song is meant as a contrast to the animated disposition of the painting - a purposeful statement about the conflicted nature of the artist as performer and as recluse.

Spence Townsend was born on the outskirts of New Orleans and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. After graduation, he spent a few years experimenting with painting, pursuing music, and working as a professional screen printer in Hattiesburg, MS. Townsend earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2016 from the University of Georgia. Townsend has been an Assistant Professor of Art at Mississippi Valley State University since August of 2018. He teaches courses in drawing, design, illustration, printmaking, digital art, and art appreciation.

Spence Townsend's paintings, screen prints, illustrations and multi-media sound pieces have been shown nationally, including solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. Townsend has also performed music nationally and recorded numerous albums within various musical projects.

• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years