Saturday, December 3, 2011

Valentine's @ Ryries

Just added a new event to my schedule. I will be at Ryrie's Art & Home on February 3, 2012 for a Valentine show. Katie Packham & Bryn McCubbins will also be there.

Mark your calendars. This show will offer a great assortment of gift ideas!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spooky Jingles

Spooky Jingles …. The Premier Holiday Art & Craft Fair
A collection of the top Halloween & Christmas artisans have been assembled for this annual show known as Spooky Jingles. Our event will take place on Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2012 at the Reno Elks Lodge located at 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, NV.

Glowing shades of fall and the glistening twinkle of winter will create our backdrop inside the beautifully remodeled Elks Lodge.  Carefully selected artisans will create spooktacular & frosty merriment for this 100% handcrafted show.  Their visions of Halloween & Christmas offer a spellbinding take on the two seasons that have fascinated us since childhood.

Spooky Jingles quenches the increasing thirst for distinct handmade Halloween & Christmas themed products.  The allure of finding unique and one-of-a-kind creations from exceptional artisans attracts collectors and admirers far and wide.  Our devoted customers arrive early to shop the wondrous selection, meet their favorite artisans and mingle with like-minded friends.

Mark your calendar.  You won't want to miss this one!

Date:  September 29 & 30, 2012
Hours:  Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 3 PM

Sunday, November 27, 2011

VSA Nevada Happenings this weekend

December 2 – 4 is THE WEEKEND for LOCAL Arts and Crafts

Annual HOLIDAY ART MART Friday from 4-7 PM & Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM; (I'll be @ Holiday Art Mart selling my creations)

INDIE RENO HOLDIAY CRAFT FAIR Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM at the Lake Mansion

Enjoy both! Depending on the day you visit, handmade items for sale will include children’s clothing and toys, jewelry, holiday themed accessories and cards, art prints and fine art, ceramic art and much more.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Lake Mansion Jingles with Art and History

I've been involved with various events at VSA Nevada for a number of years because I love their purpose. This weekend is their annual Jingles with Art & History. It's a fun family event and it's FREE!

Saturday, November 19 from 10 AM – 2 PM
•8 free kid’s art workshops and face painting.
•Tours of the holiday-decorated historic mansion built in 1877 and listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
•Free visits and photos with Santa. Bring your camera
•Author Patty Cafferata will be signing her book The Lake Mansion: Home to Reno’s Founding Families plus books on The Mapes Hotel, Piper’s Opera House, Goldfield Hotel and more.
•A costumed docent will provide tours and descendants of Lake Mansion residents have been invited to answer questions.

No registration is required - just show up, create, and have fun with your family/friends!

The Lake Mansion is located on the corner of Court Street and Arlington Avenue, one block south of the Truckee River. Free parking is available in our lot off Arlington Street.
826-6100 (ext 3)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

McQueen Craft Faire starts Friday!

The McQueen Craft Faire is this Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Hours are 5:30-9 PM Friday, 9-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.  My booth is #86 in the Large Gym. 

I'll have a great assortment of Halloween, Christmas, non holiday items.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween show @ Ryrie's

My whimsical (sometimes wicked) Halloween creations will be in a special Halloween show at Ryrie's Art & Home, 6135 Lakeside Dr, Reno, NV.  The date is October 7th, 4 PM - 7 PM.  Come early because they will disappear quickly!  Knowing Ryrie there will be some kind of goodies to munch on too.

2 days later - October 9th - I will be in Verdi at a Pumpkin Patch show.  More wicked creations will magically appear there as well.  Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM.

Both shows are short shows.  Hope to see you there.  Most of these items will NOT be duplicated at McQueen.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Halloween on my mind

Plan to start working on Halloween pieces tomorrow. First, this year's version of my boots and hats then on to witches, ghosts and who knows what. If you're looking for a particular Halloween item let me know. I'll see what I can do.

My fall calendar is up in the air. The show at Ryrie's may be canceled. New for this year is the Pumpkin Patch Festival at Verdi Elementary. It's October 9th from 10 AM - 4 PM. It is a fun filled family event. I'll be in the craft fair and selling nothing but fall items. Check my show calendar here before heading out to a particular show. Will post updates as I know them as well as mailing my annual letter in September.

Hope to see you at one of my shows.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Show updates

The Flint Street Festival was Saturday at VSA Nevada. It went pretty well for a first time show. We plan to hold the show again next year, 3rd Saturday of July. July is a tough event month with Artown events happening everywhere. I'm thankful that so many people were introduced to the great work VSA does in our community. We're having a Holiday show the first weekend of December. Details to follow as soon as we finalize times, etc.

My thoughts now turn to my next show. It's Art in the Tahoe Garden which will be held August 13, 2011 at 6550 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA. Not sure what my product mix will be for this show. I want to create mixed media art pieces but my regular customers want whimsical doll creations. What to do, what to do.

I've added a show calendar to the right. Please note the dates. I look forward to seeing you!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flint Street Festival benefiting VSA Nevada

I'm participating in the Flint Street Festival to benefit VSA Nevada at the Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street (at Arlington) Reno on Saturday, July 16th, 9AM-4PM. This is going to be a fun event for a great cause.

*About 60 artists & crafters inside & outside the Lake Mansion property
*SWAG bags for the first 50 people in line
*FREE show admission & good food at reasonable prices *Parking is available on surrounding streets

For more information about this and other shows, follow this blog. Posts may be irregular but I will keep you informed of shows and special events!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Maui art scene

My husband & I have had the pleasure of spending the last 17 days on the island of Maui. It’s one of our favorite places to vacation because it basically has everything one could desire. Beautiful beaches, exquisite florals, lush green, waterfalls, a bamboo forest, the road to Hana, Tedeschi Winery, awesome quaint towns in the Upcountry and art galleries.

Maui has been both home and inspiration to some of the world's top artists for a very long time. This is evidenced by the abundance of studios and galleries showing exciting and imaginative works by artists of local, national and international fame. Realistic, stylized, abstract, oils, watercolors, prints, photographs or sculptures - whatever you like – you can find it here.