The Critique Collective Network is a networking group created to connect and encourage like minded artists to meet and discuss their work in a structured critique format. Guidelines, tips and shared experience from similar groups are posted here.
"No, I am not at that boutique...but I totally fell in love with it after I viewed their website!!! I absolutley love those colors. My house and my jewelry display are blue and chocolate!!! How funny!!! It should really be my shop!!!!!!!!!…"
"Right, I dont know why I thought that... Im dying to take that stone setting class in october so I should probably join now. Your work is very pretty- I feel like I may have seen it at the store Charm downtown- is that you?"
"No, no, no...they meet at Maryville University. It's at highway 40 and 141...I'm sure you could google it!!! below is the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (SMM) webpage and it will tell you all you need to…"
A show at Crafthaus has more of an audience then a gallery and offers a permanent stage to the world. We do love gallery shows, but at Crafthaus submission is easy, doesn't cost anything for members. In addition to our calls there are others you may be interested in.
We try to make the submission process as painless as possible! If you have any questions please let us know. Marie
No, I am not at that boutique...but I totally fell in love with it after I viewed their website!!! I absolutley love those colors. My house and my jewelry display are blue and chocolate!!! How funny!!! It should really be my shop!!!!!!!!! Anyway...the workshops are great!!!!! Hope to meet you soon!!!
No, no, no...they meet at Maryville University. It's at highway 40 and 141...I'm sure you could google it!!! below is the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (SMM) webpage and it will tell you all you need to know!!!
There are some AWESOME workshops coming up!!!
I have been waiting a LONG time for a detailed, high profile (and talented) enameler to visit us for a workshop...maybe with another "enamel' voice in the crowd...it will happen soon!
Check out the site and feel free to ask if you have any questions. I LOVE this group!! Everyone is very down to earth, and they are in the group for the art of the craft...no big heads...if you know what I mean!!!
Hope to see you soon! :-)
I saw your enameled rings a few weeks ago...and thought they were soooooooo pretty (I enamel too). But today I was searching (googeling) someones name and ran across your name because you live in St. Louis (me too). I didn't put the name with the rings until I saw your crafthaus page. Have you attended any of the SMM meetings??? I can't recall if I have seen you there. If not...you should really stop by!!! They are a very nice (and talented ) bunch of people!!! Love your work!
it's never too late! i went to new paltz for my mfa. my story is pretty similar... my boyfriend got a job here in portland, and up we came. truth be told though, we were looking to move here anyway. we got a little taste of late summer vacationland, and can't wait for more! winter isn't too bad. the snow is beautiful, great sledding on the eastern prom! and it's allowed me to be a bit of a hermit and get some work done. i'm really happy to be here. thanks for getting in touch.
Thank you! I'm actually pretty new to Portland. I moved here in the fall after I finished my MFA. It's beautiful, I can't wait to enjoy the spring and summer here. I'm from Wisconsin originally. Your work is beautiful. What took you to St. Louis?
Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us.
Please add a few images of your work and your thoughts and comments to the blog/discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.
I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.
If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.
Again: Welcome !
Director, Luke & Eloy Gallery
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- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!