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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!

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Back on a Friday evening in May, I was a first time participant in Main Line Art Center’s annual “One Night Stand” event. They held it in conjunction with their Young Friends Cookout- basically, a handful of local artists between the ages of 21-35, set up shop for three hours in their expansive front gallery space. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it ended up being a really nice event; the facility is beautiful, the volunteers were helpful, and there was an abundance of talent! You can find a list of the participants if you follow this link. Here’s a couple of photos from the night:

This is my little setup- since the event was a little more fine art oriented, I got to show some framed pieces that I rarely bring to craft fairs.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure whose work this is- if anyone knows, let me know and I’d love to credit them! It is really nice though, right?

Love these skull masks by Emily B. Snedden Yates! It was so cool to meet her- turns out we have a ceramicist friend in common- I went to undergrad with him, she went to grad school with him. Small world!

Huey and the Banjo provided tunes for the evening.

I got to meet Gillian Pokalo, another local printmaker who is also the resident print teach at the Main Line Art Center. Although we talked shop for a while, I didn’t get any photos of her setup! So here’s an image I borrowed from her etsy shop PokaloPrint Studio– be sure to check it out! She blends silkscreen and monoprint techniques to create one-of-a-kind works.

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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:

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