In the art and craft world, holiday time is closely intertwined with marketing shows. In addition to attending to our own celebration of the season’s festivities, people who make art are working at a frenzied pace in the winter months to finish off their art and participate in numerous sales events. It’s true for me as well as many other creative makers I know. What we all count on is people showing up.
This past week, I attended three art events of my artistic friends. Olga Schrichte creates beautiful quilts that were on display at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Dami Hunter of Magpie Fibers dyes wool in gorgeous colors; she celebrated her anniversary with a Trunk Show at my favorite yarn shop, The Knot House. Margaret Hluch creates wearable fiber art by magically infusing natural materials (eco printing) onto beautiful fabrics and sewing them into scarves. They all happened to be on the same day in the same general location which made it fun and easy to attend. Also, I like to support my fellow artists. I like to show up.
I’ve been organizing my pottery and cleaning up the studio this past week in preparation for two upcoming shows. I’m lucky to be part of a group show held at the studio of InBloom Jewelry in Braddock Heights, Maryland. It’s about a 45 minute drive from DC and worth every mile! All kinds of art by some of my favorite artists will be for sale over a two week period. I hope you’ll show up! Click on the photo to let me know when and I’ll meet you there!
I’ll host my annual Open Studio Sale on Sunday, December 9. This year, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Frederick Chapter of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I’ve also created a special little dish for the event. I’ll donate $6 of each one purchased to this worthy cause. Please show up!