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Craft Fair: 16th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market

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It’s the week I have been preparing for, for the last few months, it is Artist Market week!

I’m so lucky to work at a school that offers opportunities to promote my artwork, like the Wesleyan Artist Market. Last year I felt very accomplished as I packed up my booth, a good 30 pieces shy of what I came in with. I hope to be just as successful as I was last year, and since then I have added a lot to my inventory.

Here is a sneak peak of what I will be offering this year. Prices range from $5.00-$750.oo, offering a lot of options for all size and depths of wallets. With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, and Father’s Day in the not too distant future, this market is a great opportunity to pick up gifts and plan ahead. Support local and handmade and come visit!

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Last year my biggest seller were my encaustic letter paintings. A collage of pattern paper, a layer of encaustic wax, and an oil painted letter come together to create these personalized works of art. Unfortunately, due to time constraints I was limited on how many letters I was able to bring in. On the first night all my vowels sold, which meant I could no longer display cleverly spelled out words.

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This year I started letter painting in advanced, and have the entire alphabet created. In addition, I have also scanned every single letter I made, and had high quality prints made. The prints are the same size as the original, 6″x6″, and are matted in either 8″x10″ or 8″x8″. I hope these prints will help meet the demand for the letters. The $10.00 price per letter will also allow people to more easily buy a few, spell out words, or hang an initial for each member of their family. These prints will also make an appearance on my Etsy shop soon!

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In addition to the re-appearance of my letter paintings, I also have my 6″x6″ silhouette paintings, at $35.00 each. These were my second biggest sellers, and I hope the range of images I have picked will appeal to the crowd once again. I love to focus on old and vintage in these pieces. The encaustic wax inherently creates a hazy, dreamlike surface to my paintings, and the vintage items pair well with the wax.

Antique Photo Collages

A new item I am offering this year are my re-purposed antique photographs. While at an estate sale I discovered an entire table full of 1920’s photographs. Something about the antique cars and stiff looking portraits appealed to me, and I decided to use them as part of a new encaustic series.

To create these pieces I layer paper, the photograph, and add a thick layer of wax on top. The hazy wax blends the layers of photographs and paper together, creating a cohesive look. In the future I envision the original photographs hanging next to silhouette transfers of the originals, with bright colors popping behind them. It will be a comparison of old and new, breathing new life into old photos. Be on the look out for these in the future!

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I will also have larger encaustic paintings, a few from last year and a few new ones. The new encaustic pieces I am working on focus on sketching. Lines are carved into the wax, and filled with oil paint. These range in subject matter from chickens to chairs, and range in price from $250.00 to $450.00.

Birch Tree Encaustics

In addition to my sketch encaustics I also have antique silverware paintings, ginkgo leaf collages, and lots of birch trees!

Fused Glass

Like last year I will once again put out a handful of my fused glass pieces. I have my traditional geometric style as well as my new pieces, which incorporate my new obsession, glass paint. I have nest and birch tree themed plates and bowls using the paint to add the details. Whatever doesn’t sell this weekend will make its way to my Etsy shop, Sweet Celadon.

I hope to see a nice crowd this weekend, I hope you stop by! Thanks for checking out my blog, help me spread the word by sharing with others! Check out the line up of entertainment and food trucks at the Artist Market here.

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Craft Fair: 2014 Wesleyan Artist Market

wesleyan   The 16th annual Wesleyan Artist Market is coming up next week, May 1st-May 3rd!

I’m incredibly excited to be involved in this wonderful program again this year. I am blessed to work at an amazing school and have opportunities like the Artist Market. Not only will I have the space to display and sell my work, but the 25% they take from the total sales goes back into the Fine Arts department at my school. In my two short years working at Wesleyan School I have already had glass supplies, plants and picnics tables for a garden outside of my classroom, and a brand new outdoor kiln funded by the Artist Market.

Last year I sold over 30 items, and I hope to be just as successful this year. At my booth I will have a variety of size and priced encaustics, including letter and silhouette encaustics, and fused glass, similar to my offerings last year. In addition, I will be introducing new items, from my “sketch” series (the boat painting below is one in the series), and letter prints for just $10 apiece.

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Be on the look out for another post next week detailing the items I will have for sale.

If you live in the Atlanta area clear out your schedule and check out the Artist Market, located at Wesleyan School: 5405 Spalding Drive Norcross, GA 30092. Festivities will be held in Yancey Gymnasium. This year there will be over 90 artist booths, refreshments, entertainment, and activities for children (the children’s market is Saturday morning). Read more on the flyer below! Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope to see you at this year’s Artist Market! Help me spread the word by sharing with others. Thanks for stopping by! [subscribe2] xlg-artist_market_2

2013 Lickskillet Artist Market: Athens, GA

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If you happen to be in the Athens, GA area this Saturday between the hours of 10am and 4pm, come by and visit me! My wonderful husband, Nick and I will be manning my booth at the 2013 Lickskillet Artist Market! I will have my encaustic silhouette paintings, encaustic letter paintings, glass dish ware, and larger paintings for sale. I will also have some beautiful glass pendants by Anne Ward (my wonderful Mom).

See the above poster for details and the below images for a sneak peak of what I will have! Thanks for supporting local and handmade!

Antique and Vintage Inrpired Typewriter- Encaustic Collage Art

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Wesleyan Artist Market

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I am excited to announce that I will be involved in the Wesleyan Artist Market this year! I will be sharing a booth with one of my coworkers, and hopefully selling some artwork. If you live in the area (Norcross, GA) please stop by and support local artists! The market will have over 80 artists selling work, in a range of materials from jewelry to oil paintings. The market will be open to the public Thursday May 2nd (7-9pm), Friday May 3rd (9am-7pm), and Saturday May 4th (10am-4pm).

This is my very first craft fair, if all goes well I may look into joining the Atlanta craft circuit in hopes of selling more of my artwork. At my booth I will have my fused glass pieces and mixed media artwork for sale. I will have a range of sizes, subject matter and prices. My mixed media pieces range from $15-$550.  I hope to see you there!

Pieces for sale:

Fused Glass-Geometric Blue and Green Plate

Fused Glass-Small Square Geometric Bowl

Fused Glass- Geometric Pattern Round Plate

12"x24" encaustic mixed media
12″x24″ encaustic mixed media

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