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Its a BS/PS HOLIDAY Kinda Show!

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Buying Local Art Thursday – Sunday, Dec 5 – 8

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I remember where I was the first time a customer asked me, “Are you local? I’m only buying locally made gifts this year.” This was in 2009, well before these words entered our vocabulary: Buy Local, Eat Local, locavores, Shop Small, Small Business Saturday. That woman opened my mind and I’ve been trying to live that way ever since. I’m not perfect but I try. And I know a lot of you do too.

Our community of artists, Rochester Artisans, has grown from 7 members in 2009, to 692 as of today. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for liking and buying what is our passion to make.

Here’s where you can find some of our members in the days to come of next weekend. There are 17 events listed here so I’m declaring this the High Weekend of Holiday Shopping Local!

Have fun and we thank you!

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December 2-24
Monday-Friday: 11-7
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-5
Perinton Square Mall

6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road
Fairport, NY

Spectacular II Designs
Wayne’s Turnings (Dec 16-24)

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December 5
5:00 – 8:00
Holiday Bazaar

Risen Christ Lutheran Church
1000 Mosely Road
Fairport, NY

Penny’s Lotions & Potions
Sweet Whimsy Designs
Wayne’s Turnings

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December 6
6:00 – 9:00 pm
First Friday

The Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Cat Clay (Suite 225)
Francesca DeCaire (Suite 216)
Painting by Ann (Suite 318)
Urban TurningHonorable Mention at 2013 Artist Row

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December 6
10:00 – 4:00
University of Rochester Holiday Shops

Hirst Lounge Wilson Commons Student Union
252 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY

Cherie Carter Designs
Fly Rabbit Press
LocustGroves Hand Made

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December 6 & 7
Friday, 10:00 – 9:00
Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Candlelight Christmas Show

Morgan Manning House
151 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420

BLS Designs
Cherie Carter Designs
LocustGroves Hand Made
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row
VanDeusen Design1st Place Painting, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival

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December 6 & 7
Friday, 5:00 – 10:00
Saturday, 11:00 – 5:00
Anderson Alley Artists Holiday Gala

Shoe Factory Art Co-Op
250 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY

Beachcomber Designs

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December 7
9:00 – 3:00
Crafts for a Cause

Eastside Family YMCA
1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Bethany’s Blossoms
Flax Seed Pillows by Fran
Generous Spirit Jewelry DesignBest in Show, 2013 Spencerport Canal Days
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry
LocustGroves Hand Made
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Penny’s Lotions & Potions
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row

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December 7
9:00 – 4:00
Charles Carroll School, #46

250 Newcastle Rd
Rochester, NY

Crafter’s Haven
Goebel Glass
JK Stitches
Shiny Bits Jewelry
Small Town Girl

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December 7
9:00 – 3:00
Advent Craft Show

East Rochester High School
300 Woodbine Avenue
East Rochester

Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods

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December 7
9:00 – 3:00
Annual Santa’s Workshop Show and Sale

Guardian Angels Church
2061 East Henrietta Road
Rochester NY

The Dizzy Crafter
Maarvelous Creations

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December 7
9:00 to 1:00
Crafts for Hope

Toddler’s Workshop
12 May Street
Webster, NY

Tom Zachman Fused Glass

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December 7
10:00 – 3:00
Florence Brasser School Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

1000 Chili-Center Coldwater Road
Chili, NY

Woven & Strung Jewelry Creations

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December 7
10:00 – 3:00
2nd Annual Holiday One Stop Shop

Avon Inn
55 E. Main Street
Avon, NY

Annie’s Uggs & Ends

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December 7 & 8
Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00
Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival

Nottingham High School
3100 E Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224

ButterFlips

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December 7 & 8
Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 4:00
40th Annual Holiday Festival Craft Fair

Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY

LocustGroves Hand Made

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December 8
8:30 – 2:00
Asbury First UMC Annual Christmas Craft Show

Asbury First United Methodist Church
1050 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14607

Adora Designs

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December 8
9:00 – 3:00
Holidays at the Market

Rochester Public Market
280 N. Union Street
Rochester NY 14609

BS Pottery1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival; 1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Hilton Apple Festival
Shiny Bits Jewelry

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Holidays at the Market

2013 Holidays at the Market

December 1
9:00 – 3:00
Holidays at the Market

Rochester Public Market
280 N. Union Street
Rochester NY 14609

BS Pottery - 1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival; 1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Hilton Apple Festival

BS Pottery1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival; 1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Hilton Apple Festival

Holiday Bazaar at RMSC, Nov 22-24

I loved this show as a customer for years and now I love it as an artist selling at this show. Love, love, love.

November 22, 23, 24
Friday, 5:00 – 9:00
Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 4:00
Holiday Bazaar

Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

BLS Designs
BS Pottery1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Fiber Lingo 1st Place in Fiber & Best in Show, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Fly Rabbit Press
Gates Shadows
GemX Jewelry Design
I’m Melting … Glass
JEM Design
JK Stitches
Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods
Karin Marlett ChoiAward Winner at Artist Row 2012
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry
Lisa’s Creations
LocustGroves Handmade
Lumaria Photography1st Place in Photography, 2013 Springtime in Canandaigua; Honorable Mention in Photography, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Painting by Ann
Pat Berardi Quilts & Fiber Art
Patricia OvermoyerCommittee’s Choice Award, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
Paw-Tastic Portraits
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row
Rusty Button Studio
Shiny Bits Jewelry
Sunshine on Water
Vintage Albums
Wooly Things2013 Best in Show, Arts in the Park; 2013 Best in Textiles, Hilton Apple Fest; 1st Place in Fiber at 2013 Letchworth Arts & Crafts

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Church Mouse Bazaar – Nov 23

Flyer 2013
November 23
9:00 – 3:30
36th Annual Church Mouse Bazaar

Gates Presbyterian Church
1049 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY

Check out the Facebook event for the Church Mouse Bazaar to see photos of some of the hand crafted goods you’ll see there! There are over 70 artists in this show – all handmade, no commercial or party plan vendors.

Adora Designs
BS Pottery1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Crafter’s Haven
Creatively Handmade Gifts
The Dizzy Crafter
Photo Designs by Claudia
Small Town Girl
Woven and Strung Jewelry Creations

Maplewood Y Craft Show

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October 12
9:00 – 3:00
3rd Annual Maplewood Y Craft Show

25 Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY

Avendel Bath
Beadwork by Amanda
BLS Designs
Chicory Farm and Inn
Crafter’s Haven
Critters + Creations by Ruth
Dragonfly Jewelry
Feltro Fashion
Flying Whale Studios2012 1st Place in Photography at Christkindl Market; 2013 Best in Show, Art in the Park; 2013 2nd Place in Photography, Hammondsport Art Show; 2013 Best in Show Merit Award, Clothesline Art Festival
Happy Happy
Karin Marlett Choi
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry
Lil Minda’s ARTicles
LocustGroves Handmade
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Patricia Overmoyer2nd Place in Photography, 2012 Brockport Arts Festival; Committee’s Choice Award, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row
Purple Iris Pottery
Purple Turtle Designs
Scootie Jamm
Shiny Bits Jewelry
Silverwear Creations
Urban TurningHonorable Mention at 2013 Artist Row
Wayne’s Turnings
Wood’s Edge Studio

You can get a glimpse of the artwork that will be for sale, on the Maplewood Y Craft Show’s website.

I’m very involved in helping Sara Senour organize this show so I wanted to share some background information. This is the 3rd annual for this show – and this time it’s juried! That means the scores of 3 outside jurors were used to determine the finest selection of artisans you will see at the show. The jurors assigned a value of 1-5, using 5 different criteria.

We were also very grateful to be able to use the services offered by the public relations person that works for the local corporate office of the YMCA. With the help of their graphic designers, we’re very happy with our “branded” look that will follow the show for years to come.

On a personal note, I’m happy to report that the Rochester Artisans listed above account for 60% of the total artists in the show. I love numbers and I know you love Fun Facts.

Noteworthy things to mention for customers, also new this year:
Passport Program. Each visitor will receive a program upon entering the show. The centerfold is printed with a layout of the artisan spaces, including booth number. Customers are encouraged to have each artist they visit, initial their little space on the map. Customers who obtain 30 initials, out of 42 artists, are then eligible for the drawing of 3 fabulous prizes. (Prizes are gift certificates to Target, Peoples Pottery and Craft Co No. 6.)

The Irondequoit Art Club will be hosting their show (with demonstrations) in the Lily Cafe, just steps from the gym where the craft show is. The FCTT HiRailers will be demonstrating model railroading. And there is complimentary child care is available.

Lastly, there will also be 2 food sales going on at the Maplewood Y that day as well. One is an International Food Sale with sampling of cuisines from around the world. The second is a Bake Sale with all sorts of sweet treats for sale.

I can't resist pointing out that all 5 photos on this postcard show the work of Rochester Artisans, (a decision made unknowingly by the YMCA public relations team). ~ Stefani ~

I can’t resist pointing out that all 5 photos on this postcard show the work of Rochester Artisans, (a decision made unknowingly by the YMCA public relations team). ~ Stefani ~

Hilton Apple Fest – Oct 5 & 6

2013 Logo

October 5 & 6
Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 4:30
Hilton Apple Fest

Hilton, NY

BS Pottery1st Place in Pottery/Ceramics, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Flax Seed Pillows by Fran
Francesca DeCaire
Painting by Ann1st Place in Painting & Drawing at Hilton Apple Festival 2012
Wooly ThingsBest of Show, 2012 Oswego Harbor Festival; Best of Show, 2013 Arts in the Park, Inlet, NY

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Search Engine Optimization

BS Pottery will be at this weekend's Hilton Apple Fest.

BS Pottery will be at this weekend’s Hilton Apple Fest.

Let me guess. You’ve heard the term SEO until you’re blue in the face. Even I, who lives on the Internet, found it overwhelming. Then I took a class on social media at Rochester Brainery, where it was explained in my language. Now I focus on just word, relevance.

Yesterday’s post on Handmadeology explains it the same way it was explained to me in that class. Etsy seller Yvette Perri uses examples to make her SEO explanation even more clear.

I can’t say enough good things about Handmadeology. They offer paid services and a lot of information for free. I’ve taken a few of their webinars. Lots of it is geared towards Etsy sellers but that same knowledge can be applied to all sorts of online shops and it reaches far beyond online selling. The site offers a ton of guest posts written by people who have the experience to back-up their guidance.

I love small business success stories!

Painting by Ann. Ann Campbell's work is also available at the Fairport Pharmacy Gift Shop

Painting by Ann. Ann Campbell’s work is also available at the Fairport Pharmacy Gift Shop and at this weekend’s Hilton Apple Fest.

Brockport Arts Festival

2013 Poster

I don’t want to jinx anything – but the weather looks to be perfect for this weekend’s Brockport Arts Festival. Please note below that we have two award winners from last year’s Brockport Arts Festival. Rochester Artisans actually had two more winners, but I don’t know if they are participating again this year – sure would think so!

Here’s a sneak preview of what our Rochester Artisan members will have for you!

Brockport Grid 400

August 10 & 11
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 4:30
Brockport Arts Festival

Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420

Bella Mondo Images
BS Pottery
Cherie Carter Designs2nd Place in Fiber, Brockport Arts Festival 2012
LocustGroves
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry
Patricia Overmoyer2nd Place in Photography, 2012 Brockport Arts Festival; Committee’s Choice Award, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
Wooly ThingsBest of Show, 2012 Oswego Harbor Festival; Best of Show, 2013 Arts in the Park, Inlet, NY

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster 2013

You can’t swing a dead cat at this weekend’s Corn Hill Festival, without hitting a Rochester Artisan! There is a ton of hand crafted goodness in the names listed below. I hope you get to visit each and every one – they should be easy to spot with their yellow and black Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs.

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Neighborhood
Rochester, NY

The Bent Utensil
Bliss Designs
BS Pottery
ButterFlips
Carol Ann Bosek Artisan Jewelry Designs
The Cranky Cat Collection
Creekside Art and Pottery
Dragon Moon Creations
Ear Cuff Designs
Francesca DeCaire
GemX Jewelry Design
Gina’s One of a Kind Jewelry
Hand Candy Mittens2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival
Hilltop Pottery
Kreationality
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Mary Catherman1st Place in Glass, 2013 Springtime in Canandaigua; 1st Place in Glass at 2013 Allentown
mcl designs
Patricia Terziani
Peaches Products
PS Enjoy Your Life
Pysanky by Mia2012 Best of Show Award, Central NY Maple Festival; Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts and 2012 Award of Distinction, 3-D Mixed Media, Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
Suki Handmade Jewelry
Sunshyne Silverwear
Theorems and ThingsBest in Show, Cooperstown 2012
Woodland Wisp Jewelry Creations

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And don’t forget to swing by the Corn Cob Festival, right next to the Corn Hill Arts Festival!

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Cob Festival

First Church of God
Atkinson Street
Rochester, NY

Generous Spirit Jewelry Design
Mary Terziani Glass2nd Place in Glass, Brockport Arts Festival, 2012
Small Town Girl

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