- Heat Exchange II is still on display Erfurt, Germany until the end of the weekend. May 8th is the last day, so if you’re in the area get in quick! Next stop: 21st May to 2nd July, 2016…
Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
Stacey Lee Webber and Joe Leroux in their ACC booth. GREAT display chops!
Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore
Brigitte Martin (crafthaus editor) will spend time at the ACC Show in Baltimore. She will report back from three distinct viewpoints:
Brigitte's personal experience as a first-time visitor taking in 670 artists for the retail portion of the show. Camera in hand and walking boots on!
The showartist's viewpoint: Laura Jaklitsch shares her insight into all that goes into preparing for a professional show, her thoughts on booth display, sales and the camaraderie between show artists.
Discussion INSERT by Wayne Werner: Clarify..setup
The ACC show director's viewpoint: Melanie Little offers a glimpse behind the scenes, describing what it takes to put up a craft show that brings in twenty thousand visitors for the retail portion alone.
(7) About Melanie Little, ACC shows, and Hip Pop booths
(8) Baltimore attendance, Let’s Make, and Style Slam
(9) Artist selection, Jury Selection, Jurying Process, Return Rate, Criticism
(10) Layout, Booth Assignment, Handmade-Policy, Booth Set-up and Take-down
(11) Final Post: Misconceptions, Question Answered, Difficult Situations, Best Moments, Final Thoughts - Melanie's viewpoint
Anything you want to ask Laura, Melanie or Brigitte? Join the discussion group and post your questions, or just be along for the ride!
Gender, like jewelry, is something we can choose to wear. Just as wearing a family necklace or wedding ring can become a lifelong habit, so can wearing gender. With each piece of jewelry, whether it be a Tiffany diamond engagement ring or a cowrie shell necklace, comes a set of expectations and values, and the same applies to gender.
The biggest difference, however, is that some people will go through life without realizing that gender, like jewelry, can be taken off before sleep and left on the nightstand. Even fewer people will realize the possibilities of treating gender as a malleable accessory instead of as a second skin you’re stuck in.
In this crafthaus blog, I will explore the intersection between gender and jewelry with a three-prong approach: interviewing artists who do not shy away from words like “gender issues,” “feminism,” and “sex”; analyzing the work of said artists and the reach of their work via questionnaires; and reinvigorating conversation about gender in jewelry by putting together an online exhibition.
First Post: Hello There
I've not posted for a while, for which I apologise. It isn't that there has been nothing happening or that I've been too busy: more that when I've had a spare moment or two, I've not felt like making a post.
SO this will be a bit of a longer post than usual as I've been in Brighton again, visited Farnham, and loads of other things besides. I also completely forgot that there should have been two other things of note in the last post: I gave my talk on New Technology as part of the…
I have been advocating for many years for makers and the organizations that purport to serve our communities, to organize politically. Our interests are not being represented by our elected officials. It just got much easier and cheaper for US customers to buy products from overseas due to lowered tariffs and import fees. On the other hand, US makers are still severely restricted from selling overseas by high tariffs and import duties.…Continue
The Michigan Silversmith Guild is pleased to issue this call for entry for our upcoming Jewelry & Objects exhibition, juried by Billie Theide. The exhibition will be held at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Birmingham, MI from Sept 9-Oct 15, 2016. For more information and application (see attachment) or go misilversmith.org or contact email@example.com. Deadline: May 13, 2016