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Rochester Home & Garden Show includes Artisans

Rochester Home & Garden Show

Today and tomorrow is the Rochester Home and Garden Show 2016. New this year is the Highland Room, full of 20+ artisans selling their goods. Here are some of the art-related businesses you’ll see there, these are just the people I know, that jumped off the page for me.

Chicory Farm Soap
Cindy Kuhn Studios
Kreationality
PS Enjoy Your Life
The Purple Painted Lady
The Rochester Brainery
The Tea Pottery
Von Brake Spices
Whimsical Designs By Ann
Zilla’s Queen

If that’s not enough excitement for you, you can also tour a Tiny House!

Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

HOURS: Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

TICKETS: (Available at the show box office) $8 Adults (Admission just $6 w/coupon)
Children 12 and under free

Hungerford 318 Hosts 1st Guest Artist – Jen Born

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First Friday, March 6, 6-9pm

Hungerford 318
Door 2
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

This Friday, March 6, you’ll get even more bang for your art buck at Hungerford 318 as we host our first guest artist, super awesome mixed media artist, Jen Born, of ps enjoy your life.

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know. Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know.
Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

She'll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

She’ll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

And we five resident artists of Hungerford 318 will have fresh new handcrafted goods too!

Jean Keane – Fabric accessories for you & your pet.
Lori Prince – Artisan made sterling silver, copper, polymer clay and resin jewelry.
Stefani Tadio – Hand stitched paper art; notepads, framed art, paper jewelry.
Mary Terziani – Fused glass plates, bowls, platters and vases.
Tom Zachman – Glass art

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Its a BS/PS HOLIDAY Kinda Show!

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Park Ave Summer Art Festival Report

Park Ave Fest 2014

I went to the Park Ave Fest for the first time ever. Steve’s sister is in town and it was Steve’s idea! I’m usually all been-there-done-that about shows and festivals, know what I mean?

I had such fun! Who knew?? Not to name drop but I bought earrings for my mom from paper artist Rie Maywar of qq creations. Rie won 2nd Place at Spencerport Canal Days last weekend!

Rie Maywar 2nd Place Spencerport 2014

iPhone Covers

I wanted an iPhone case from the always smiling Jen Born of PS Enjoy Your Life, but my silly iPhone 5C was a tad too big so I exchanged it for this Enjoyablock.

2014 Enjoyablock

Jen Born 1st Place Mixed Media 2014Big congratulations to Jen on winning 1st Place in Mixed Media at Park Ave!

Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps Park Ave Fest 2014

I was very excited to finally get to meet the most helpful/entertaining/enjoyable Kent Terpening, of Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps. I approached him to introduce myself – he recognized me from Facebook and jumped up and gave me a big hug! (Thanks for the gift!)

Mary Catherman 1st Glass Park Ave
Rochester Artisans can boast about another blue ribbon winner (like we had anything to do with it, lol), Mary Catherman.

Proud Member Aluminum Sign
I got to say hey to a host of other Rochester Artisans too – so much fun! And very happy to see the plethora of yellow Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs. Go us!

In other news, Steve bought 2 pieces of wall art, one of which is NOT sports-related! We fell for the fast-talking huckster selling the dog harnesses. Big apology to good friend, Jean Keane of JK Stitches – temporary insanity!? We even bought a Christmas gift. Jines never disappoints – we enjoyed a late lunch. Chocolate covered raspberry swirl cheesecake on a stick is way better than you’d think!

Previous Rochester Artisans conversations came flooding back to me. Holy shit – Coco-Bongos really exist! As do foam bow & arrows. And the sign guy – which interested Steve, much to my chagrin. He also came close to buying Shit on a Stick – a Buffalo Bills birdhouse with an outdoor thermometer mounted on it. (I moseyed on, hoping no one knew he was with me.) I explained to Steve & Barb about the ubiquitous Bathfitter.

The weird thing is, I truly spent the day like a true festival-visitor. More often, I find myself looking less at product and more at displays and set-ups. “Wow, a lot of work went into building that display – well done!” “Girl, you need some lights in this cave!” “Really? You thought this would be your demographic!?”

A fine, artful day!

Flying Whale Studios and Friends 2013 Open House

FWS Opem House 2013 500

November 29, 30 and Dec 1
Friday, 5:00 – 8:00
Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 4:00
Flying Whale Studios Artist Open House

143 William Street
Geneva, NY

A Different View
Beachcomber Designs
Cedar Pottery
Chancery Lane Primitives
Cherie Carter Designs
Flying Whale Studios1st Place in Photography, 2012 Quaker Arts Festival; 1st Place in Photography at 2012 Christkindl Market; Best in Show, 2013 Art in the Park; 2nd Place in Photography, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
HandCandy Mittens3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival
JK Stitches
Kathleen A. Kosel Steelworks
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry
Pine Tree Designs
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
Reflections in Color
Rusty Button Studio
Sage Studios
Tom Zachman Fused Glass
Unusual Artistry
Wood’s Edge Studio

2013 Postcard Front

Elmwood Festival of the Arts

RA x 9 x 2013
August 24 & 25
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY

Art FX Glass
Betty Stephan Handbeaded Jewelry
Bliss Designs
Dulcie Miller Clayworks2012 Award of Excellence Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts
Lumaria Photography1st Place in Photography, 2013 Springtime in Canandaigua; Honorable Mention in Photography, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
PS Enjoy Your Life
Simple Song Studio
Rusty Button Studio
Wooly ThingsBest of Show, 2012 Oswego Harbor Festival; Best of Show, 2013 Arts in the Park, Inlet, NY

Elmwood Poster 2013

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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Artist Open House at Flying Whale Studios


Nov 23, 24, 25
Friday: 5:00 – 9:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 4:00
Flying Whale Studios 2012 Artist Open House

143 Williams Street
Geneva, NY

Honestly, I could not be more proud to be included in Kevin & Mary Schoonover’s Artist Open House at their Flying Whale Studios in Geneva. I knew from the list of participating artists it was going to be a great event, but seeing the art in person when I dropped my hand stitched paper art off yesterday – blew my mind!

The Rochester Artisans participating in the Open House are listed below. You can see the full list of 26 artists here.

Geneva, NY is a beautiful town on Seneca Lake – the perfect destination for a drive with your Thanksgiving guests. It’s less than an hour from Rochester. And thank you for shopping local and supporting local artists!

ArtSnack
Beachcomber Designs
Casey Was Here
Cedar Pottery
Chancery Lane Primitives
Envirocrafter
Flying Whale Studios1st Place in Photography, 2012 Quaker Arts Festival, 1st Place in Photography at 2012 Christkindl Market
Heather Vitticore Designs
Pine Tree Designs
PS Enjoy Your Life
Pysanky by MiaBest of Show Award, Central NY Maple Festival
Sage Studios
Studio Moon NY
Tom Zachman Fused Glass
Wood’s Edge Studio

Scatter Kindness

Scatter Kindness, Enjoyablock by artist Jen Born, of PS Enjoy Your Life.

Artist Jen Born shared this note she received today, on her Facebook page, “In the rush of preparing for my biggest show of the year, this email is EXACTLY what I needed to remind me why I do what I do. I had to share …”

I love that this customer took time to write such a long, personal note to Jen. (And especially love that she wants to help Jen continue build her empire nationally!)

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Hi Jen,

I met you briefly at the Allentown Art Festival this summer. I was so drawn to your sign, your work and bought four enjoyablocks for myself and two for my sister. They are sitting on my great Aunt Evelyn’s dresser in my childhood bedroom, where I’ve been staying as my Mom’s primary caregiver in her final months of life. She is my hero and an extraordinary mom, but even as a fit, athletic and active 80 yr old, her breast cancer spread aggressively, quickly and we are deeply entrenched in the hard part now as she laves but not before deep and undignified suffering. She is as brave and graceful as I’ve ever known her to be.

We have had the most magnificent summer and it has been my favorite time in my life, albeit bittersweet. Your artwork was just what I needed and has helped me create a little haven of peace and inspiration. Thanks!

I live in the San Francisco bay area now and will help you if I can once you set your mark on the west coast! I’ve only lived there a couple yrs, so I’m not super connected, but I can help set up a booth or bring lunch just because I believe in you and I am rooting for you!

I am planning to get to the Elmwood Art Festival saturday and I’m hoping you’ll have a “scatter kindness” enjoyablock – you didn’t have one at Allentown.

Thanks for the impact you and your artwork had on me these last few months. I do push-ups and stretch every night to make sure I keep strong, and sometimes catch a glimpse of the “now dig deep” and I get my eye of the tiger!

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Here’s the festival Jen is selling at this weekend – along with a few other Rochester Artisans. Enjoy!

August 25-26
Saturday: 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 5:00
Elmwood Festival of the Arts

Between Lafayette & West Ferry
Buffalo, NY

Betty Stephan Handbeaded Jewelry
Bliss Designs
Copperman
Delish Glass
Dulcie Miller Clayworks
Flying Whale Studios
One of One Artworks
P.S. Enjoy Your Life
Simple Song Studio

Corn Hill Arts Festival

I think Jen Born’s Corn Hill Poster should have been selected as the winner so I’m using it here instead of the one that did win, which is perfectly nice, but c’mon – this one rocks hard!

July 7 & 8
Corn Hill Arts Festival

133 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY

Alicia Fink
Ear Cuff Girl
Francesca DeCaire
GemX Jewelery Design
Hand Candy Mittens
Hilltop Pottery
ps enjoy your life
Pysanky by MiaBest of Show Award, Central NY Maple Festival
Woodland Wisp Jewelry CreationsOutstanding Artisan, 2012 Fairport Canal Days

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