Friday, November 04, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I am an artist on and also committee member for an Artisan Trail called Art on the EDGE. We also host meet-ups to benefit all involved with the arts in our County and include some art friends in the surrounding counties. This past session was called 'Show Stoppers and Marketing Basics' This session focused on tackling art show and festival applications including a database of local shows, what jurors look for from an applicant, as well as setting up a vendor booth that will wow potential buyers.
Topics also included the basics of marketing artwork successfully using web-based social media, website builders, and other marketing strategies. In addition, Ta Brant from the PA Wilds Artisan Initiative will present a talk on the initiative and how it can benefit regional artists.
Social media is the topic I discussed showing my list of networking sites. In the Bag the Web site I have only listed the more substantial in my list of many sites I have used throughout the last 10 years. It was great giving this talk for it made me really look at my ever growing mass of social sites and break it down to the best or most geared towards my needs to grow as an art business.
The guest speakers included:
Bobbi Mennetti Shaffer on show basics
Marilyn Blackmore director of Art in the Wilds what shows are looking for
ME Stephanie Distler 'social media'
Ta Brant Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Initiative
Abbi Peters on setting up a drag and drop website
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have been in a creating frenzy lately with new ideas, old UFOs, commissions, Christmas and restocking some old faves.
The Medieval Illuminations are going to be a big item this year and I also love the new rings with vintage buttons all over the gallery.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Displayed in the Coffee House as part of the featured artist's photography in The Flemish House Art Gallery located in the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A sterling silver rosary wrapped necklace called 'Dancing Queen' :)
I made a copper version a couple of weeks back and needed to make one out of silver after the commission piece for a wedding.
I love these beads!
The fire-polished faceted beads are other worldly, love them!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My dd and the neighbor children checking out the rainbow.
We get the best rainbows in our little valley. This one I could see from one end to the other, it was lovely, yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Flemish House Art Gallery and Studio
The Gallery and Studio were established 2 ½ years ago featuring regional artists, rotating featured artists, mix media work, artisan jewelry, beading and jewelry supplies, classes and retreats covering many techniques. Now the gallery is listed as a Pennsylvania Wilds Trail Partner and is a participating retail facility. Being part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, as a trail partner, the gallery has access to a variety of juried work from Pennsylvania artists and will continue to grow. Another facet is the student/teacher involvement with an annual district art show, individual features and open mic nights in the Coffee Shop.
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Thursday, August 07, 2008
Copper and Czech beads are wonderful together!
I found some more copper chain and made 2 more
wrapped and linked necklaces. This piece features
Czech fire polished beads, Faux Blue Quartz, Labradorite,
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Bead embroidery and lettering, such a cool fit.
I can map out versals onto felt with floss and roving... embellishing with semi-precious stones and Czech beads to create an awesome brooch.
TOO MUCH FUN!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
The 5 of us Katie Weidenboerner, Abbi Peters, Christine Bressler, Brenda Nicklas and I learning about mosaics at Brenda Nicklas's Laughing Dog Mosaics in Sigel, Pa. She is an extremely talented artist living in the Pennsylvania Wilds Region.
Her Bio includes some very large commissions and awards in her medium.
She is the feature at the Flemish House Art Gallery for July/August.
We are wanting to continue our studio/workshop/class touring when our schedules allow.
- Abbi is the new Elk County Council on the Arts Director
- Katie is a reporter for the Courier Express
- Chris Recreational Director of the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center
- Brenda full time artist
- and I well with being full-time coordinator and artist of The Flemish House