Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016

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!

(1) A Map Is Worth A Thousand Words

(2) The Thing About Booth Display

 

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.

(3) About Laura: Background and start-up cost

(4) Booth Design, The Reality of Participating in a Craft Show

(5) Preparations and Day of Set-Up

Discussion INSERT by Wayne Werner: Clarify..setup

(6) Sales, Suggestions and Final Thoughts


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!

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2016 SNAG Conference Scholarship BLOG

Reconstructing Our Second Skin: Gender in Contemporary Jewelry

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.

Join Olivia Shih's blog HERE to ask questions and follow along.

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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 janice.degen@gmail.com. Deadline: May 13, 2016

 
 
 

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Leah Hardy, Laramie, Wyoming

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

2008-09

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