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Call for Art: Make Bike Art

Make Bike Art

It’s time for the annual Spokes & Ink Festival – celebrating bikes and bike art!

If your poster is chosen, it will be sold for $20 and you get $13 of that while the rest is used to support The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. The deadline is May 1 and the rest of the details are here.

Need a little inspiration? Take a peek at previous entries by some of our Rochester Artisan friends!

Chris Charles, Fly Rabbit Press

Chris Charles, Fly Rabbit Press

Don Olney, Louise's Daughter and Karin Choi, Intertwingle.

Don Olney, Louise’s Daughter and Karin Choi, Intertwingle.

Mayday is May 3 at Village Gate

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May 3
10:00 – 4:00
Mayday Underground Crafts + Art

Village Gate Atrium
274 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14605

ArtSnack
Cat Clay
Chicory Farm and Inn
Circuit Breaker Labs
Crimson Iris Kusudamas
Emily J Photo Decor
Fiber Lingo 1st Place in Fiber & Best in Show, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Fly Rabbit Press
Flying Whale Studios2013 Best in Show, Art in the Park; 2013 2nd Place in Photography, Hammondsport Art Show; 2013 Best in Show Merit Award, Clothesline Art Festival, 2013 1st Place in Photography, Canandaigua Christkindl Market
Gods-N-Gladiators
Herban Living by Elisabeth
JackBear Stamps
Karin Marlett Choi
Kira Arts
Lil Minda’s ARTicles
Mealy Monster Land
Peaches Products
Prismatic Gardens
Pure Joy Co.
Sage Studios
Shiny Bits Jewelry
Sunshine on Water
Sunshyne Silverwear
Sweet Pea Felts

There will be FREE swag bags for the first 50 shoppers, filled with awesome goodies from our Mayday vendors! Bring a Mayday postcard from around town and you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win handmade awesomeness! There is ample free parking on site.

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

2014 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
April 5 & 6
Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Porter Hall
453 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY

Fly Rabbit Press
Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods
Karin Marlett Choi
Simplesong Studio

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2014 Letterpress Calendar is Ready!

2014 Letterpress Calendar

(Click image to go to the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education’s Etsy page to purchase.)

This calendar is a collaboration of over a dozen “friends of the Printing & Book Arts Center” (based out of the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education) in Rochester, New York. The Printing & Book Arts Center program began in 2005 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the tradition of letterpress printing, paper making, and bookbinding.

Each and every page of this calendar (with exception to May, which is hand screen-printed) was printed on a Vandercook No.3/No.4 Proof Press or a Heidelberg printing press.

Each month is an original piece of artwork from a featured local artist.

A variety of methods were used to print the images including lead type, wood type, hand cut linoleum block, photopolymer plates, and more! It’s nearly impossible to find a letterpress calendar of this size with such diverse images and processes.

January: Geri McCormick
February: Mariah Pfeiffer/Adriane Smith
March: Steven Lee-Davis
April: Shana Krisiloff
May: Matt Saxon
June: Karin Marlett-Choi
July: Bill Dexter
August: Christina Bartonicek
September: Elaine Cohen
October: Amy Rau
November: Roy Sowers
December: Chris Charles

Front Cover: Steven Lee-Davis
Back Cover: Mitchel Cohen
Calendar Grids: Bill Dexter

Two of our Rochester Artisans contributed to the creation of this calendar – Karin Marlett-Choi and Chris Charles!

Rochester Artisan Chris Charles of Fly Rabbit Press created the December page.

Rochester Artisan Chris Charles of Fly Rabbit Press created the December page.

Rochester Artisan Karin Marlett-Choi of Intertwingle created the June page.

Rochester Artisan Karin Marlett-Choi of Intertwingle created the June page.

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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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 ~

3rd Annual Maplewood Y Craft Show

I can't resist pointing out that 4 out of 5 photos on this postcard show the work of Rochester Artisans. (And I'm working on the 5th to join!)

I can’t resist pointing out that 4 out of 5 photos on this postcard show the work of Rochester Artisans. (And I’m working on the 5th to join!)


Rocking Horse by Wayne Marks.
Pottery by Marsha King.
Pop-Up Card by Karin Marlett Choi.
Hand Stitched Tin by Stefani Tadio.
Lampwork Pendant by Francesca DeCaire.

Sara Senour has been running this Maplewood Y Craft Show for 3 years now. (It was called Creations with a Heart the first two years.) I’ve never met anyone more meticulously organized and on-task than Sara – she’s amazing!

In the interest of full disclosure – Sara invited me to assist her, mostly in the role of what I like to call Artisan Representative. Sara is a potter so she fully understands both sides of craft show production. Neither Sara nor I receive preferential treatment – we have both applied and will be juried along with everyone else.

I know it looks fishy, but I swear the graphic designer hired by the Y to design this postcard chose my work based on color. She doesn’t know me from Adam.

Rochester Artisans has been discussing recently how we can help show directors attract quality artisans and valuable customers. So when Sara’s recent email to her distribution list came through, I felt it was something I had to share here. My intention is to compel quality artists to apply and to perhaps give other show directors ideas they can use.

We are down to 6 weeks until the June 30 application deadline for the Maplewood Y Craft Show. The team however is as busy as ever promoting the show.

The show is now posted on over 40 websites. Closer to the show date, the show will be listed on the community and news media calendars and event listings.

We are looking into various publications to see if they will do an article on show and the artisans. This is in the hands of our very capable marketing person.

We are also working on getting some awesome prizes for 3 drawings to help promote the show and draw in customers. These promotions will pull in customers and have them stopping by everyone’s booth!!

“Passport” Drawing: This drawing’s prize is a Kindle Fire Tablet. It can only be entered by customers that have visited at least 30 booths at the show. They will have a form that the artisans will stamp or initial to prove they were there. The forms will then be placed in the drawing box on the way out.

“Door Prize” Drawing: This will be open to anyone who comes to the show. One of the prizes will be a 12 month adult “Y” membership. There will be several other prizes as we get sponsors for the show.

“Customer Sweepstakes” package: This requires the customer pre-register on-line. The benefits will be free raffle tickets, tote bags and an earlier exclusive shopping time. This will be up and running on the websites shortly.

The deadline to apply is June 30 and you don’t pay a dime until you are accepted. I recommend you check out the super cool website that Sara set up for the show, which includes all the nitty gritty. The application is online and could not be easier. Sara and I are both admins of the show’s Facebook page and the Facebook event page. We share like crazy and invite you to do the same.

Finally, I’ve been debating whether to mention this. In the 2 years I’ve been involved in this show, I occasionally hear concerns about the location of the Maplewood Y on Driving Park. I’ve been going to many meetings throughout both years and was a selling artist at last year’s show. I have never felt unsafe for one minute. There is ample parking at the Y and across the street at Maplewood Park.

The YMCA is a very family oriented place and as one who has spent considerable time with the staff there, I can’t say enough of the place. They provide fabulous volunteers throughout the show by the way. Last year, the kids loaded my booth into the building on a big dolly in one trip! I thought that was outstanding.

Enough of my blather. Go apply please.

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Education Never Stops

Last week I attended a day long conference on social media that I found most valuable. It was presented by the Rochester Professional Consultants Network – and each attendee chose 2 sessions in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. The ones I attended were about LinkedIn; how & when to use which social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); how to create social media buzz for an event and how to make videos “that don’t suck”.

The highlight of my day was that fellow Rochester Artisan Karin Marlett-Choi was also in attendance – and thank goodness she happened to see me, because we got to pal around all day because we had 3 out of 4 sessions in common. She’s a paper artist too – so it was extra cool to hang with her.

In perusing the Rochester Professional Consultants Network, I’d seen that they offer 90 minute sessions on different topics from time to time – and on July 13, there is one called, “Pinterest –What Is It and How Are Businesses Using it?”. It’s from 8:00-9:00 on a Friday, for $8.00, at the Brighton Town Hall. This was a month or two ago when I saw it, when I was still working and I signed up on the spot – because you know how I love Pinterest! And I know it can be valuable sales tool. Turns out Karin is a fellow addict so she registered for it too.

Presented by:Barbara Moore

Bring a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy cookies, networking, and our program.

Called a virtual bulletin board or scrapbook, Pinterest is a site where users collect and organize images and ideas from the Internet. It’s now the third most used social site after Facebook and Twitter. During this presentation you will learn how Pinterest works and see how some businesses are using it to gain exposure.

In order to promote a professional atmosphere, attire is business casual for all attendees .

Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $8.00 for non-members.

Here are more details.

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Tonight I was looking over other offerings by the RPCN, including another one I signed up for tonight –

This one is lead by Rochester Artisan Robin Taney (she of the tutu wearing variety, who participated in the Shriners show last Saturday, with her mom). It was my first time meeting her in person – LOVE her!

Get R.E.A.L: Unleashing Your Passion with PRsonality
31 Aug 2012 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Location: Brighton Town Hall – Downstairs Meeting Room

An overview of what an entrepreneur needs to know to generate PR for their business. Topics include:

The difference between advertising/PR
The Top 11 PR Mistakes Most Businesses Make
The Steps for Creating a G.O.T.C.H.A (Getting Out There Captures Hot Attention) Plan for his/her business.

In order to promote a professional atmosphere, attire is business casual for all attendees.

Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $8.00 for non-members.

http://www.rochesterconsultants.org/rpcn_events_all?eventId=501886&EventViewMode=EventDetails

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I owe a giant thanks to Sara Senour, who sent me information about the socia media conference in the first place! Look what it’s lead to!?

My point, and I do have one, is we should never stop learning. And learning with friends is even more fun!

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