Saturday, November 26, 2011

BIG Art on Small Business Saturday

My friend Wendy Gingel gets a big congratulations for having
her work accepted in the Anchorage Museum's Earth, Fire and Fiber XXVIII show this year (3 PIECES!!). She also has an impressive schedule lined up including: New Works in Tile, The International Contemporary Gallery -Anchorage, December 1 -31, 2011 and the Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian National Building Museum, Washington DC April 19-22, 2012.
The Gingell Ceramics booth today at the Anchorage Museum Craft Weekend. We were only able to visit briefly as Wendy was busy bubble wrapping all sizes of her SOLD original ceramic ware! Her booth looked great and customers were purchasing not only the smaller works but the large, impressive platters and bowls. I can't wait to see her large wall tiles at the upcoming First Friday show next week!

Small Business Saturday may have been celebrated across the country but BIG ART was being sold at the Anchorage Museum Craft Weekend! I was fortunate to be able to shop "local" yesterday and today and saw many of my talented artist friends and their inspiring booths. I also enjoyed visiting all of the authors at the Read Alaska Book Fair that happened on the upper level of the Museum during the juried Craft Fair.
"The Lindas!" Artists Linda Weatherwax and Linda Smith
at their ever lovely booth today at Museum Craft Weekend.
The "Lindas" are normally my Bad Girls of the North neighbors and
I missed seeing them this year because of our big move.

Terri Atwell with Beadwitched. Daddy-O purchased
me a pair of Pearl, Iolite and Sterling Silver earrings from Terri. Cool how
he shopped while he was skiing today at Alyeska, huh?!

Original, hand fabricated jewelry by Susan Serna.

Susan Serna of Flora de la Luna who creates
jewelry in silver, gold and fine gemstones.
Elise Strauss' booth with her beautiful
lamp work beads.
My favorite was an incredible "Ringed Seal" necklace.
Customers were lining up
to have a chance to purchase her limited
edition Dancing Bear glass ornaments and
her one of a kind feature beads! 

Elise Strauss of Koi Creek Beads

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

we had a better shop small on Friday than Saturday- but I will take a shop small any day any time!