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2
OCT
2017

Farmers Insurance Adjusters Camp Out to Process Texas Harvey Claims

To process tens of thousands of auto and property claims with losses already well into the billions of dollars, insurance companies have adjusters camping out across Texas.

The Houston Chronicle reports in one case, the adjusters — many of whom are called in from out of state due to the magnitude of the effort — are living in tents.

Farmers Insurance sent more than 400 catastrophe insurance responders to assist with Hurricane Harvey-related claims. About 80 of them have quartered at “Farmers Village,” a camp in Rosharon where newcomers are greeted with maps of their air-conditioned cabanas, the food tavern ...

1
JUN
2017


Fashion Flash:
Ellen Brook left corporate world, became artist, designs clothing of painted silk

Ellen Brook, 53, San Mateo, California via Shaker Heights

Background:

I grew up in Shaker Heights. I left to study political science at Duke. Then I found my way to the Monterey Institute of International Studies where I got my Master's degree in International Public Administration and Public Policy. My goal was to work in a non-governmental capacity in development with women, empowering them and helping people live more fulfilling lives. I worked for non-profit in Washington D.C then ended up working in Silicon Valley for an investor relations firm for ten years. I never really felt like I was in my own skin until I discovered art. I've been working as an artist for about ten years.

28
MAY
2017

The Oprah Magazine featuring work by Paula Ausano from Ribbon Ruby

23
MAR
2017

Ellen Brook Confirmed For STYLE '17 - Art Benefiting Art

Now in its 11th year, STYLE is Silicon Valley's most discerning independent design show, sale and benefit. STYLE '17 brings you the best in contemporary fashion, jewelry, and designs for the home.

So, bring your friends and join us for gorgeous design in support of Art in Action, which provides visual arts education to 55,000 students nationwide. The event is co-produced by Lucente Studio and STYLE creator, Diane Master.

19
DEC
2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Ellen Brook's Line is among last minute gift ideas!

"Baby It's Cold Outside: Last Minute Shopping Ideas"

San Francisco Chronicle Style editors chose the Ellen Brook line as a perfect holiday gift! So if you want a little something special for you or your gal, act fast:). Here 'tis....

"Last-minute gifts? It wouldn’t be the holidays without them. Style staff and contributors rounded up items they would like to give — and possibly receive as well.... here are a few ideas to help you come through in the clutch....

...The scarf: San Mateo’s Ellen Brook was a communications exec before discovering the painter within. Along with abstracts on canvas, she hand-paints silk organza ponchos and dusters, chic toppers for special occasions, tunics, scarves and wraps, too. $75-$379, www.ellen-brook.com or Studio on Chestnut, 2233 Chestnut St., and Britex, 146 Geary St., S.F.; Annieglass at 377 Santana Row, No. 1105, San Jose; and Nomad Chic, 23588 Arnold Dr. b, Sonoma." click here for the article

1
DEC
2016

The Women's San Mateo Lead's Club sponsored the Regional Meeting at Flegel's Furniture Store in Menlo Park where they were featured in LUXE interior + design magazine.

18
JUN
2016

Pizarro: San Jose fashion show to preview Anne & Mark's Art Party

Anne & Mark's Art Party -- the artstravaganza produced by San Jose residents Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson -- has always been a fashion-forward event. Costumes are encouraged, and you can bet that people will be sartorially interesting again with this year's "Alice in Wonderland" theme.

But that intersection of creativity and what we wear will be the main focus of a special preview event for the Art Party on Saturday night in downtown San Jose.

"Pivot: The Art of Fashion" will showcase the work of wearable-art and cutting-edge designers, including Charlotte Kruk, IB. Bayo, Rachel Riot, Kathleen Crocetti and Ellen Brook. It's just a sampling of the larger collection that will be shown on the closing night of Anne & Mark's Art Party, which runs Sept. 24 through Oct. 1 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

9
MAY
2016

Suzan Gogol Featured on Cover of American Lifestyle Magazine

27
APR
2016

Textile artist Ellen Brook's work was featured in Gentry Magazine

True fashionistas know that to keep their look current and unique they need to seek out design talent and innovation. Who has the time—right? Thanks to Diane Master, Renee Berenson, and Lauren Skillman, you can skip the search and head straight to STYLE ’16 (April 9 — 10), a two-day shopping event that brings together distinctive jewelry, textiles, and accessories straight from the artists’ studios to discerning shoppers in support of a worthy cause. Master, who is known for her impeccable eye, spends her year hunting for the best of the best and personally curates the designers who show at STYLE ’16.

Master, Berenson, and Skillman are especially proud of this year’s line-up that includes 50 independent designers. Their talents run the gamut from being masters of ancient techniques to experts at employing state-of-the-art technologies to create distinctive one-off...

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