Tag: art show

Archbishop Wood Craft Show, this Friday-Saturday 11-16 and 17

Here is where I’ll be this next weekend – I’m taking my clay work and my display will be focused on small sculptures and tiles – perfect for holiday gifts.

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Pennridge Gallery of the Arts, Sellersville, PA, next Sunday, September 16

Here’s where I’ll be next Sunday with my clay work.

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This show is a lot of fun – there are many activities besides the art show, and the setting is the main street of Sellersville, PA. If you are in the area, I’d love to see you! If you want more information, visit the web site, Pennridge Gallery of the Arts.

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Lansdale Festival of the Arts, next Saturday, August 25

This end-of-summer show is a long-running event and it’s one the very first shows I did when I started to sell my work. I am always pleased when this event comes around.

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It’s held in Memorial Park just outside downtown Lansdale, PA, and runs from 10 AM – 4 PM. Beautiful location and some of the nicest show organizers ever. Stop by if you are in the area and say hello to me!

Tinicum Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 2018

If it is July it is time for this long-running festival. In addition to the extensive art/craft selection they offer a variety of musical performances, demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Plus an art show in the barn, a silent auction, and book/white elephant sale. You can spend a whole day here, very easily, and maybe come back the next day, too. Just saying.

I’ll be showing my paintings here.

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indiemade craft market, December 2 – Here’s the wrap-up

Yesterday, I participated in the indiemade craft market in Allentown, PA, a long-time favorite show of mine. The event was founded by Ann and Teri ten years ago, and I’ve been in nine of them. It’s a holiday party for me, I always feel; I see many art friends there as exhibitors and I have been lucky to find customers who return to see me year after year and who have become art friends as well.

Ann and Teri are retiring from the show this year and turning it over to Ken and Ron, who have a studio/shop, Mercantile Home, in nearby Easton, PA, as well as a lot of other art ventures that reach out into the community (they explain it better than I can: look here.) There is a sadness about saying goodbye to the founders and the hope that we will be seeing them still (I think they ought to take over one of the DIY areas at indiemade, just saying), but also a welcome for the new guys. Best of luck to everyone, I say!

OK. Back to the show. We set off about 6:30 in the morning and made our usual stop at the gas station, this time in Colmar, PA.

It is about 7 AM on Saturday and look at how busy this place is. People need gas and coffee.

We arrived about 7:45 AM. You may remember this show gives out a swag bag, filled with contributions from the artists, to the first 50 people in the door. Three people were in line as we started to unload and upon asking, I learned that Person #1 had been there since 7:15 AM (the show opens at 10 AM). Now, I think that’s crazy, but plenty of people don’t agree. I have heard stories of how friends get together to wait in line and have made an occasion of it. I like that idea.

We unloaded – I have tiles only at this show today. Our table was upstairs – the show takes place on two levels, with the downstairs being the majority of the vendor locations, but I like upstairs. Both floors have music and people chattering and so on, but upstairs is toned down from the first floor, making it a more relaxing and easier to talk to customers, I think.

Here is upstairs – we are the first people to arrive.

Vendors came in and got things going.

The table down the middle is a DIY location – the show features two spots where guided art activities for all ages take place. Upstairs, we had paper flowers and origami (many kids were wearing paper crowns made at this location); downstairs was macrame.

I snapped a few pictures of my table before the show started. As a note, each person gets an 8-foot table provided by the show – you do the rest.

Now here is where my chronicle loses coherence. It was a really busy day for me and I was very happy about that. I didn’t get to make many more pictures, though. Here is a view of our floor not too long into the show.

And that is about it. I want to say thanks to Ann and Teri for so many good years and for their friendship.  And here is a shout-out to John G and Missy M for stopping in to see me.

This being the last show for me in 2017, I also want to say thanks to all the people throughout this year have looked at my art, were interested enough to listen to me talk about it, who encouraged me or admired my work and told me so; who bought my art and want to live with a little bit of my vision of the world.

I am especially grateful for all the friends I have made in this art circuit I’ve been on for so many years.

And, thank you to my husband who has so faithfully and patiently and cheerfully supported all my doings for these past two decades that we’ve been participating in art shows. Here is to many more.

I wish everyone a happy 2018 in art and in all other things.

indiemade craft market, Allentown, PA, coming up on December 2

It’s December, and that means the indiemade craft market, Allentown, PA, is back. This show is dear to my heart for a lot of reasons, and especially so this year. Ann and Teri started this event 10 years ago to showcase quirky and original craft. They have done much more than that – they’ve created a welcoming place for artists and crafters to exhibit, they put on a show that is a party as well, and they have become friends I value highly.

This year is the last year they will run the show; they are turning it over to a capable successor and the show will go on. But it won’t be the same without them, and I for one will miss their involvement.

So this year is special.

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Come and see the show. I’ll have tiles and other clay items for sale. Don’t forget, there is a swag bag for the first 50 adult attendees. I warn you, you will need to get in line a couple of hours early if you want to get in on this last bit!


1221 S. Front Street, Allentown, PA, is the location. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

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