The Clover Market spring season opener is happening THIS Sunday, April 14th in Ardmore, PA! See you all there- fingers crossed for great weather So excited to kick off the spring show season!
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hey all! if this past weekend was any indication, spring is quickly on its way to being sprung! and along with the beautiful weather, flowers, outdoor weddings, and hoards of dogs being walked outside comes spring craft shows! as usual, i have a pretty full schedule. if you live in the Philadelphia area or NYC, please come out and check out all of the handmade goodies us vendors have been working on all winter
kicking off my craft season and The Clover Market spring season, I will be returning to the popular show in Ardmore, PA on Sunday, April 14th! the first date listed will be the only one I’m participating in, but if you’re free any of the above dates you need to check out this show. not only is it packed with a rotating cast of talented artists, but there are unique booths of vintage and antiques to peruse as well. here’s a list of the vendors, broken down by each month. to get a better visual idea of what will be there, check out this comprehensive pin board. also, tune in to my blog tomorrow for a clover market themed etsy treasury tuesday post
the following Saturday, April 20th I’m headed to West Philly to return to the local favorite Go West Craft Fest at the beautiful Woodlands Cemetery. this show features a wide range of handmade items and is really family friendly, with a small local acrobatic group performing throughout the day and local snack and ice cream vendors. it runs from 11-5pm and is easily accessible via public transportation- steps away from a trolley station and short walk from 30th Street Station. here’s a list of the vendors and here’s a Go West! themed pin board to get a visual of who all will be there
the weekend after that, I’m taking a break to celebrate my birthday with friends since I was away for the actual date in March. however, if you’re looking for a fun activity to fill up your Saturday, check out Crafty Balboa in South Philadelphia, one of my favorite craft shows that runs in conjunction with East Passyunk’s Flavors of the Avenue event.
I’m kicking off the month of May in New York City with the annual BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular on Saturday, May 4th. It’s been over a year since I’ve done a show with BUST and I’m pretty excited to come back, see some new faces, and shop! This outdoor show is at the Pearl Street Plaza on the DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront- right near the Brooklyn Bridge! The vendor list isn’t up at this time, but keep an eye on my twitter and I’ll post the link. The show is one day and runs from 11-6pm.
I’ll be ending the spring season with a bang at the biggest Philadelphia show of the year- Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing on May 11th and May 12th. This two day event coincides with Mother’s Day weekend- Saturday is a great day to shop for your momma and Sunday is a great day to shop with your momma This show is huge and brings vendors from near and far- here’s a comprehensive vendor list with links and photos. the first 150 people to arrive each day will get a tote bag full of vendor goodies. also, a little birdie told me that the Art Star ladies will be holding a Craft Bazaar giveaway on social media sometime in the near future- be sure to check them out on twitter at @artstarphilly and instagram also @artstarphilly
That’s all for now, folks! I’m looking at a couple of potential shows in June, but will be taking a craft show break for the majority of the summer. Hope to see you sometime this spring!
Posted in shows and sales., tagged ABJ glassworks, ardmore, bee vintage redux, black cat pottery, black heart letterpress, boxer dogs, center for creative works, charity fundraiser, charms city company, Hurricane Sandy, hurricane sandy relief, milkhouse antiques, mouse trap vintage, november 2012, open eyes press, press no. 9, rogue theory, squid whale designs, tamara frost, the clover market, tiny marie on 01/23/2013 | 1 Comment »
another overdue post- back in November 2012, I was a vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market. it’s one of my favorite local shows to do; Janet does a tremendous job filling it with a blend of local handmade + vintage goodies. this look back to last year’s shows comes just in time- a special winter edition of The Clover Market is coming to Philly this weekend! check it out on Sunday, January 27th at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street) from 10am-5pm. a bunch of the vendors that i photographed in November will be there- you can see the vendor list here.
during November’s market, I kicked off my Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser by selling prints and totebags. the response was tremendous- i can’t thank the shoppers that day enough!
i was fortunate enough to have a helper that day, so i got to spend some time roaming the market and checking out all of the goods:
i adore the work of bee vintage redux- her vintage jewelry is like a collage of all of the most colorful and fun jewelry your grandmother had in her jewelry box. check out her work at january’s market!
i’ve always enjoyed rogue theory‘s accessories, but how cute are these clutches?? i love the fall color schemes. check out their jewelry line, too- all made from colored paper:
I’ve written about Press No. 9 a couple of times before, but this time around, I got to chat with the girl behind the screenprints. it turns out Christina lives right around the corner from me! what a small world! anyhow, i love these vertical greeting cards- and check out her fall floral market totes:
ABJ Glassworks has many colorful and functional stained glass works- definitely more contemporary than your grandma’s floral stained glass window hanging. i love these color combos.
boxer party outside of my booth!
open eyes press has a selection of bold, vintage inspired housewares. love these scissor pillows- perfect for the seamstress, quilter, or crafter in your life.
black heart letterpress always has the perfect card for every occasion. check out joe from BHL at january’s market- he’s running a DIY letterpress workshop!
charms city company had a beautiful set up- how cute is this nautically inspired whale bracelet? you can see what other charms the charms city company has to offer at january’s market.
. . . continuing in the nautical vein, squid whale designs makes the perfect accessories for seafaring folk.
i love this unique mountainscape by tiny marie! she also makes gorgeous and unique clutch bags.
in addition to “ooo-ing” and “ahh-ing” at everyone’s work, i came home with a couple of items too! i had a nice chat with a representative from the Center for Creative Works in Wynnewood. they provide studio based art class for people with developmental + intellectual disabilities. The Center set up an informational booth and shop at Clover- i picked up this whimsical floral bouquet screenprinted card. i love how free and childlike it is
i am a sucker for ceramics, which if you read my blogs about craft shows, you probably already know. i picked up this sea colored stoneware platter by Tamara Frost of black cat pottery- it matches an existing handmade ceramic pitcher i have by a different artist.
this time around, i came home with some cool antique finds, too. i love this glass box from Milkhouse Antiques- i’m brainstorming what to put in it- any ideas?
i also snagged this fun milk container from mouse trap vintage:
thanks for reading! i’ll be shopping this Sunday the 27th at Clover Market- maybe see you there
Posted in news., tagged ardmore, charity, charity fundraiser, exit343design etsy, exit343design news, Hurricane Sandy, hurricane sandy relief, i heart jersey shore, jersey shore, LBI, new jersey, Seaside Heights, the clover market on 11/02/2012 | Leave a Comment »
As you know, Hurricane Sandy paid the East Coast a visit earlier this week and essentially ravaged the Jersey shore, parts of NYC, and more. Yesterday, a friend and I were talking about ways to help with the relief effort. Honestly, I was at a loss- I don’t know how to drive a dozer and I certainly can’t build a house. What I can do is print- so I’ve launched a small fundraising campaign to raise funds to ultimately donate to a charity of my customers’ choosing! It kicked off last night and I’m planning to keep it going until at least the end of the month, or as long as there’s people interested in donating.
I’m selling three different items with the same design- each item is for whatever donation price point you’re comfortable with:
. . . so now you’re saying- what charity? Well, it’s up to you! Check out my public exit343design facebook page to VOTE on what charity (or charities, depending on how much is raised) you’d like to support. If you don’t see one you support, do some research and add your own.
I will be selling tote bags and silkscreen prints at this weekend’s Clover Market in Ardmore! Otherwise, totes and tees will be made to order if purchased through the exit343design etsy storefront. The first batch will be printed and shipped the week of November 12, 2012.
Thanks for your support!
Posted in treasury tuesday, tagged ABJ glassworks, ardmore, charms city company, etsy, etsy treasury, exit343design, fall, fall colors, handmade gifts, in with the old, Jenn DiGuglielmo, kaye rachelle, kristen stein fine art, milkshake crafts, nancy jean home, november, november 2012, Penelope and Anastasia, red ash redux, squid whale designs, the clover market, tiny marie, treasury tuesday, two paperdolls, untold imprint, wider awake on 10/30/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in shows and sales., tagged anna kocher, anne-marie gincley, apricot basket, ardmore, art, art show, bethany rusen, buy handmade, chase brown, claudia eckel, claudia k art, craft show, creekside antiques, cute dogs, emily b snedden yates, exit343design, fall crafts shows, funretro, gillian pokalo, go west craft fest, handmade, made by liddy, main line art center, milkshake crafts, old city seaport festival 2012, one night stand, philadelphia, Philadelphia crafts, philadelphia seaport museum, precious meshes, press no. 9, reagan hayhurst, the clover market, the painted home, the woodlands, vix emporium on 10/15/2012 | Leave a Comment »
the last three weeks have been busy with back to back to back shows in the philadelphia region! here’s a round up of some of the talented artists i met and great art i saw at each event
on September 29, i was a second time vendor at Vix Emporium’s Go West Craft Fest at the Woodlands in West Philly. it was a brisk fall day and plenty of families came out to see the art and entertainment! above is an image of my booth setup and some cuties who showed off the plush owl and cat they went home with.
i came home with these sweet polaroid camera buttons- i love them so much and i can’t find the artist who made them anywhere! the back of the packaging looks like it reads catkowski.etsy.com, but i couldn’t find the shop. if anyone knows, please let me know! i’d like to give credit where credit is due
i couldn’t decide which photo i liked better so i included both! these gorgeous blue bowls from Anne-Marie Gincley are the perfect size for a side dish like rice, pasta, or edamame. i also traded with Emily from Vix for one of her delicate birds nest necklaces under her etsy persona precious meshes.
Chase Brown was at the last Go West! and i adore his ceramic flask pieces. i brought one of the smaller ones home to use as a bud vase. thanks so much for the trade, chase!
the following weekend, i headed over to Penn’s Landing to participate as a vendor at the Old City Seaport Festival at the Philadelphia Seaport Museum. vendors had to arrive so early to set up that i got to see the sun rise on the Delaware River:
the day was beautiful and many Go West! artists were also there. i met Virginia Evans and her husband of Apricot Basket, whose photographs and stationery are great! be sure to check out her etsy store. anyhow, the Seaport Festival was a well attended family event that seemed to be a great time for all who attended.
the following friday, i headed down to Main Line Art Center for another edition of their One Night Stand event. i participated back in May, but if you missed my post about it, it’s basically a Friday night art show/sale featuring young artists from the area. here’s a photo of my setup and of the space near me:
there were some returning artists . . .
(prints by Gillain Pokalo and sugar skulls by Emily B. Snedden Yates)
. . . and there was a whole bunch of new faces! my neighbor was the ultra-talented painter Anna Kocher:
one of my favorite setups of the night was the work by Claudia Eckel, a painter whose primary subject matter is cats!
the ceramics by Bethany Rusen were also stellar:
later that weekend, i headed back down to Lancaster Ave. to participate as a vendor at Ardmore’s Clover Market! it was a perfect fall Sunday and people came out in droves early in the morning! the wind did kick up a bit, but my booth managed to stay in tact. whew! here’s an image of the setup, along with some new items i’ve had out on display this fall craft season:
there were many talented returning vendors that i’ve written about in previous posts, but i did manage to scope out some cool finds i’d never seen or posted about before. i also noticed that many artists and antique vendors had very elaborate setups that were just stellar in terms of arrangement. so inspiring!
the top left features a display by Creekside Antiques- i came home with two of those skeleton keys. the bottom left is a vendor i’ve written about before- Press No. 9. how cute is that tote bag? the right features two gorgeous necklaces by Reagan Hayhurst; i loved her setup and her work!
recognize these flowers? i posted about my own ventures making them this past summer for my boyfriend’s family’s beach house. The Painted Home was selling their own version of the craft with giant spiral flowers and stems made of actual twigs! very cut stuff, ladies.
i’m not exactly sure whose booth this was from (perhaps funretro?) but i loved the packaging of these keys.
Milkshake Crafts had a really cohesive setup and i loved these small art panels! how adorable are those Russian dolls? the handmade jotter books were also cute.
my favorite display of the whole show was hands down the work of Made by Liddy. i will be posting separate photos on my “show setup” Pinterest board. the whole look was cohesive and professional and i was totally blown away. it also helps that i’m a sucker for hand drawn type on chalkboards!
as you may have noticed from my Seaport Fest photos, I’ve been setting out a dog bowl at my outdoor shows. i’ll leave you with two satisfied pups who came for a drink. thanks so much to everyone who made the fall season a success!
Posted in treasury tuesday, tagged ardmore, chez sucre chez, etsy, etsy treasury, exit343design, gillian pokalo, jane ann wynn, joeyfivecents, kaye rachelle, michele molesky, momo trees, october, open eyes press, overdue industries, penelope rakov, pennsylvania craft show, pokaloprint, press no. 9, rachel ink, the clover market, treasury tuesday, two paperdolls, yard sale press, yummy and company on 10/09/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in news., shows and sales., tagged ardmore, craft show, exit343design news, fall 2012, fall craft shows, FDR Park, go west craft fest, Independence Seaport Museum, old city seaport festival 2012, olde city philadelphia, penn's landing, pennsylvania craft shows, the clover market, the woodlands, vix emporium on 09/21/2012 | 1 Comment »
hey all! if you’ve been on the blog lately, you may have noticed that my “upcoming shows” column has been growing slowly. my fall season is three weekends of shows beginning next weekend!
Saturday, September 29: The second installment of the thrice-yearly event sponsored by West Philly’s own VIX Emporium! Held at The Woodlands Historic Mansion/Cemetery/Landscape in West Philadelphia, this festive family friendly event is happening from 11-5pm. There will be over 50 art/craft vendors, as well as food and a packed entertainment schedule. Check out this neat Pinterest board featuring work by all the creative vendors who will be in attendance!
Saturday, October 6 + Sunday, October 7: I will be a first time vendor at Philadelphia’s annual Old City Seaport Festival at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing. You do need to purchase a ticket to attend, however your ticket includes admission to the museum, historic ships, craft area, entertainment areas, and deck tours of the Tall Ships. They will have food trucks and a beer garden located on the second floor deck of the museum, as well as river tours throughout the day. They have a whole schedule listed for each day that you can check out by clicking on this link. I attended this event years ago as a kid and I really enjoyed; it something that is definitely unique to the east coast. Anyhow, I’ll be there both days from 10-5- hope to see some of you there!
Sunday, October 14: I will be a returning vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market! I was sad to miss the fall season kick-off date in September, but it only makes me more prepared for October’s market This “modern flea market” is one you surely don’t want to miss- Janet Long’s suburban creation has gained press and notoriety in the past few months. The market is located in the parking lot at 12 E. Lancaster Ave. and is open from 10am – 5pm, rain or shine. Check out the website for detailed maps, where to park, and more! There’s even a comprehensive Pinterest board showcasing all of the artists who will be vending during the fall season.
Hope to see you this fall season! I will be showcasing a couple new prints, many new greetings cards, and even a new shirt design! Woo hoo!
Posted in news., shows and sales., tagged antiques, april 2012, ardmore, art show, craft show, crafty balboa, east passyunk, exit343design, exit343design news, new hope fountain, philadelphia, south philadelphia, the clover market, the pillow works, vintage on 07/02/2012 | Leave a Comment »
The weekend after I returned from Tennessee, I was a returning vendor at the South Philadelphia staple, Crafty Balboa. The weather started out kind of yucky, but both my helper Katy and I came prepared with our jackets.
Me wearing my platypusfile scarf that I got the week earlier in Tennessee
the line of tents around Passyunk Fountain . . .
my helper (and best friend of 20 years) Katy! thanks so much for your help
After the show, a bunch of us headed down East Passyunk for some grub. yay friends!
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Two weeks later, I was a first time vendor at Ardmore’s Clover Market- I’ve been a customer at the event twice before, so it was fun to be on the other side. My booth was nestled in a back parking lot area, around the corner from the food vendors . . .
. . . and directly across from the New Hope Fountain Soda truck- how cool are those taps built in to the side of their sprinter truck?
As usual, there was a great variety of vintage goodies- i particularly enjoyed this display:
Another great item I was thisclose to bringing home with me were these social media pillows by The Pillow Works:
I’m excited to announce that I will be participating again with The Clover Market in the fall. I will be vending at both the October and November shows- you can see the details in the upper right hand column of my page. So pumped!
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it has been a whirlwind couple of weeks! i vended for the first time at Go West! craft fest, had a print show with Bryan Sculthorpe at Nice Things . . . Handmade in South Philly (that is still up until next week if you missed it!), drove to Tennessee solo to participate in Chattanooga’s Chatty Crafty, sold my wares at the annual Crafty Balboa: April Showers fair, started a new “etsy treasury tuesday” feature on this blog, and have spent many hours in the studio. however- this spring/early summer season is NOT over yet- i still have new work to debut, new shows to vend at, and even a solo gallery show across the country! here’s the deal:
THIS SUNDAY, May 6th- I will be a first time vendor at Ardmore’s Clover Market! you may remember some past posts about it, as I have been to a couple of their past markets as a customer. This show is really well curated and features a wider range of goodies than your typical craft show. The weather is supposed to be beaut so it’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday! 10 – 4pm at 12 E. Lancaster Ave- my booth will be tucked away in a back parking lot off of Cricket Terrace, so please make sure to come find me and say hello! Also of note- there is free parking everywhere in Ardmore on Sundays! BOOYA.
NEXT WEEKEND, May 12 & 13, I will be at Penn’s Landing for another edition of the biggest craft show in Philly- Art Star Craft Bazaar! I am super excited- this show is just great, no two ways about it. It is both Saturday & Sunday, from 11-6pm. My booth is number #102- you can check out the map here and see that I’m right off of Walnut, next to the Seaport Museum. Another fun fact? Rowan alumni are dominating this year, accounting for four vendor booths! So be sure to stop in and see Yardsale Press, Wider Awake, and Brainstorm, as well as me- we were all born out of the same messy print studio in South Jersey. BOOM.
On May 14th, my solo gallery show Memoria will be opening in Reno, Nevada at their city’s McKinley Arts Gallery East location. The month long show features work from my thesis exhibition at Penn State in 2010. The body of work featured is definitely a departure from my standard colorful, illustrated silkscreen prints; rather, it’s focused on my family’s history of mental deterioration through imagery and process. The above piece will be shown, alongside 11 other works. I unfortunately will not be able to make it to Reno to see it, so I’m hoping they will send me some images I’ll be able to post!
FRIDAY, MAY 18 FROM 6-9PM I will be participating in Main Line Art Center’s One Night Stand, an event for members and artists ages 21-35 to sell their work to people of any age I will be manning my table for the evening selling framed prints and framed original Polaroids. I’m excited to participate and see some new faces! Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Rd. in Haverford, PA.
I just got word that I will be a returning vendor to InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor 13! This year, in addition to the Saturday and Sunday dates, they’ve added a special Friday night preview from 5:30-8:30 that I will also be participating in Anyhow, the show is on June 9 and 10th from 12-6. I feel like I say this about every event, but this is seriously one of my favorites of all year- there is an abundance of talent, great raffles, sometimes a photobooth, yummy food trucks, live music, and OH YEAH- it’s sponsored by Philly Brewing Company and they usually run “an all day, all you can drink” wristband special which is my jam! Art for the Cash Poor is at the Crane Arts Building at 1400 American Street in Fishtown. Click here to read my post about last year’s event.
Finally, I’ve been releasing new prints quietly at shows and on etsy, so here are a couple of pics: