Here’s a current work-in-progress, something fun using items from my assortment of tin toys and old maps. Will have it done and framed for the 30th Annual Brick Street Market in Zionsville, Indiana. (More info below.)
A big THANK YOU to everyone who made the 5th Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace so much fun!
I’m so happy to be an Indiana Artisan! This year’s market was the biggest yet — almost 160 booths, more than 30 of them new Artisans recently juried in. The only drawback was that we didn’t have time to do much shopping ourselves. We came home with a 2-pound bottle of Wildflower Ridge honey (it’s beyond wonderful) and a large bag of homemade noodles from Coe’s Homemade Noodles. I don’t think anyone leaves the show without making a stop at Coes’ booth.
One of the pleasures of art/craft fairs is the time spent with other artists. Lou and I both had a wonderful time talking to friends in painting, photography, glass blowing and more.
None of this would happen without the enthusiasm and hard work of Eric Freeman and Ros Demaree at Indiana Artisan. I can’t begin to imagine how many hours they dedicate to creating this weekend miracle, just so us artists and artisans can ply our wares.
No art event could function without the generous assistance of the volunteers. How the folks in the green shirts knew exactly when we needed a bottle of ice cold water is a mystery. Thank you all for your able assistance and smiling faces.
Best of all, of course, are the patrons. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the kind and encouraging words about my paintings. Your conversation, cheerfulness and laugher make it all worthwhile. Hope to see you next year!
Link: Indiana Artisan
UPCOMING & ONGOING EVENTS
FARMS, FACTORIES, TOURISM AND CULTURE: WORKS BY INDIANA ARTISANS
South Shore Arts Crown Point Gallery
123 N. Main St., Crown Point, Indiana
January 23 - April 4, 2015
Gallery hours are Tue. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Opening Reception Saturday, January 24, 12:00 - 3:00 pm Central Time
Combining the strength of their individual artwork into exhibitions of exceptional depth, 30 Indiana Artisans have partnered on a statewide series. Nine will feature recent work in South Shore Arts’ Crown Point Gallery for an exhibit opening Jan. 24 entitled, “Indiana Artisan: Farms, factories, tourism and culture.” It will continue through April 4.
Curated by two Indiana Artisans, Lynn Retson and Rena Brouwer, the exhibit is the seventh of this partnership of Indiana’s contemporary masters. Nearly 40 paintings and drawings in virtually every medium – watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, and more – will be exhibited by Indiana Artisans Laurie Balla (Mishawaka), Patricia Rhoden Bartels (Nashville), Rena Brouwer (Delphi), Charlene George (Brookville), Michael Janosky (Noblesville), Joyce K. Jensen (Zionsville), Lynn Retson (Porter), Sara Vanderkleed (Lafayette), and Carrie Wild (Indianapolis).
30th ANNUAL BRICK STREET MARKET
Main Street, Zionsville, Indiana
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
We freely admit it — we LOVE Zionsville, and so will you. Long white tents shelter booths along the town’s charming, historic, brick-paved Main Street. The eclectic mix includes everything from fine art to fabric arts to food specialties. I’ll post more as information becomes available.
* Juried member, Indiana Artisan
* Juried member, Indiana Artists Club, Inc.
*Signature member, Watercolor Society of Indiana
* The Allied Artists of America, Inc.