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Dear Joyce and Grant,
I wanted to send along a little note to say both [animal] heads arrived in pristine condition and look wonderful with the grouping. When I get everything arranged, I will take a few photos and email them to you.

Thank you for the wonderful customer service and attention to detail. I hope I'll be able to see you both next weekend.

I'll keep in touch!

Laura D .

Just received it (Jeff Margolin disc) and it's gorgeous and perfect!!! Thanks again for all your help, Joyce! You're great!

Susan G
Boynton Beach FL

Tiles Dad,
Thanks so much for the art tiles! We love them and have already hung them.
Thanks again!

Jennifer and Laura B. IL

Hi, Joyce,

Sorry I missed you yesterday. The painting is amazing! Renee and I both love it. It is on the wall already and looks magnificent. We also loved the way it was framed. We’re so glad we bought it. Thanks for getting this for us.

Berwyn IL

Good Day Joyce!

Got your notice regarding Alla Tsank being at your gallery soon! We just might be able to make it on the Friday evening, thanks for the invite. It is always memorable and a pleasure to interact with you when we go to Winberie Cafe- kind of a tradition, along with the Oak Park Conservatory, so you are in good company. Art has always been my "passion" and you are a good person to know-I like your taste! 

Tony V and Ernest G
Westchester IL

Dear Joyce,

I received the (Tabra size) 5.75 and you were right.  That is the better fit.  Thank you so much for sending it.  If you get any stones you think I might like for the bracelet, please e-mail or call.  I trust your taste completely!

Thanks again for all your help!

Linda C.
Buffalo Grove


We are very happy with Luz’s painting.  As you know, Luz means light in Spanish.  And light the painting does emit.  Lady Element, as I call her, has a prominent place in our first-floor hallway. Lady Element is on the left, a hand-carved primitive mirror from Guatemala hangs in the middle, and a weaving of a cat, also from Guatemala, hangs on the right-hand side.  The feeling is playful with symbolism.  I see your gallery every week, so I’ll continue to look thru the window to see what other fun art objects you have found.

Mary H.
Oak Park

eggert installation

Dear Joyce,

We wanted to make sure that all was well after we transported the piece to our home.

I enclose a photo which does not do justice to how it really looks. We love it.

Lance M. L.
Bend, OR


Just wanted to let you know I received the [Tabra] charms on Wednesday and am enjoying them.  I’m very pleased, and I may be back in touch in a few months to do some additional shopping.

Thanks so much.
Deborah N.
Tallahasee FL


I've been meaning to email you re: the safe arrival of the bracelet which I purchased over the July 4th weekend.  I am enjoying it.....and getting it on and off on my own!  It was a fun "buying experience."  We'll try to come by the next time we hit Chicago.......we definitely want to head back to Oak Park some time. We had a great two days on the North Shore following our stay for the wedding in Oak Park.  Our friend had bought a condo at Fort Sheriden, and we were most impressed with this reconstruction. Good luck to you with your store and your family.

-Janet W.

Dear Joyce, I was pleased to make your acquaintance At the Gallery during the week of Gay Games. I am back in Seattle now, and wanted to touch base with you, to thank you for the hospitality your gallery provided for the Gay Games' participants, and for showing me the fine art you have on display in the gallery. I hope that Gay Games VII was a successful catalyst for sales at your store and for the merchant community in Oak Park in general.

Kind regards,

Joseph E Pasquarella Smith
Individual Director Federation of Gay Games, Inc.

Hi Joyce,

It [Night Lights] arrived! It's absolutely stunning, and I love it. :) I have already hung it up and have been sitting and admiring it. You're right about the frame too - it's just beautiful and complements the painting perfectly. Thank you for all your help, and please tell Alla how much I'm enjoying her painting.

Kristen B.

Hi Joyce

I just wanted to confirm that I received the Tabra Tunoa necklace in the mail today... and it is more beautiful than I ever imagined.

Thanks again for all your assistance. 


Paul P.
Perth Western Australia


I purchased one of the Tabra bracelets with the sun/moon connector charm for my mother for Mother's Day. She absolutely loved it and is now interested in the sun/moon earrings shown on your website. Can you please let me know if these are available and the cost?

We have come back to shop because of the excellent, fast service I received before!

Thank you.
Heather O.
Ridgecrest CA

My husband, Jeff, and I were in with Kevin Harrison from Barley Twist and purchased a glass bowl set in red.

Thank you - we love!!!! the piece!

Jeff and Lisa L.
Iowa City, IA

Hi Joyce

I ... wanted to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed doing the show [March 24-April 22 All That Glitters Isn't Gold - A variety of jewelry, sculptures, etc not made from gold Featuring jewelry artists Sue Rosengard and Ani Afshar.]

I felt the attendance was very strong and I am quite pleased with how much of my work sold.

Sue R.

Joyce Smoler, a very informative, helpful and friendly lady, assisted me in purchasing from her Tabra collection two lovely bracelets and three awesome connectors. Service was excellent; price was the best and the jewelry is inspiring.

Visiting her site is a pleasure, but conversing with her adds that personal touch. If you want that one-on-one delightful experience, you will certainly find it here. GOD BLESS!

Adele A.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hi Joyce,

My Blake piece arrived yesterday and it is lovely.

Thank you
Angela F.
New York, NY

Joyce...........I had to write and tell you how much pleasure the pieces I've purchased from your gallery have given me. Buonaiuto's Pepe and Gladys make me smile each time I pass them. I can almost hear their conversation. I'm so happy I purchased both of them.

I have my Jan Butler frog ornament with his little dangling legs hanging on a lamp in my entry and no one passes him without commenting on how cute he is.

I absolutely love my Kliss glass vases. The colors are so vivid and 'happy'. I've placed them with a very special vase I purchased while on a trip to Santa Fe, New Mˇxico. A couple of friends told me if they come up missing I'll know where to look.

I've had so many compliments on my Alla Tsank 'City Lights'. As I told you when I purchased it, I had absolutely no idea where I'd hang it, but I was so drawn to it, I had to have it. You were right......when I got it home, the perfect spot seemed obvious. It's hanging in my dining room and I can't imagine anything else there now. I know I questioned the frame, but you were right's perfect. Thank you.

Last, but certainly not least, I am truly enjoying my Pozycinski bronzes. I always thought of bronze as such a formal medium, but my frog vase and the turtle with the little bird sitting on his back just make me happy.

I'm planning another trip to the Chicago area in May and can hardly wait to see what new treasures you have.

- See you then.

Sandy C.
San Diego, CA

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how pleased I am with the pieces I bought At the Gallery. There are the two Luann Udell horses and the wonderful stone sculpture by the Cannons. They are prominently displayed and I feel bring a new spirituality and symbolize a new life in Palm Springs. At the Gallery is a real treasure. Thanks for helping me make my new home even more wonderful.

-Don G.
Palm Springs CA


Ellen and I visited your gallery last Saturday. We were the ones that bought the Tabra pietersite charm and bracelet. We enjoyed visiting you and your gallery, and look forward to seeing you again. Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it to your anniversary party, but will try to visit in a few weeks.

Randy & Ellen W.
Downers Grove IL


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