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Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale & Junk Jubiliee – Sept 26, Palmyra, NY

Click image to go to the Facebook event page.

Click image to go to the Facebook event page.

September 26
10:00 – 5:00
5th Annual Barn Sale Junk Jubilee

845 Yellow Mills Road
Palmyra, NY

Chicory Farm SoapWinner Soaps, Lotions & Candles at Christkindl Market 2014
KreationalityAward Winner, 2014 Artist Row
Sweet Pea Felts
Sunshyne Silverwear

Keuka Arts Festival This Weekend!

Red Tree Studio - Best in Jewelry, Athens ArtsFest 2014

Red Tree StudioBest in Jewelry, Athens ArtsFest 2014

I have a great fondness for the Keuka Lake area. After my dad retired at age 55, he owned a 125 acre tree farm for a bunch of years. I loved the drive down there and never missed a chance to hit up The Windmill Farm & Craft Market and Oak Hill Bulk Foods.

Poor Penn Yan has been through a lot lately with the recent flooding. I can hardly bear to look at the photos. There’s a bar/restaurant we used to have lunch at sometimes. I remember my sister and I taking our visiting cousin there once. Actually my most vivid memory of that trip is Scott making me laugh so hard, I squirted milk out my nose. (Sorry for the visual.) It was not in the restaurant, thank goodness, but in the car. My mom’s car. I remember turning on the windshield wipers, pretending they were on the inside, erasing all evidence, making us laugh harder.

Um, where was I? Oh! The many Rochester Artisans you’ll get to visit with at this year’s Keuka Arts Festival. Here they are!

Linda Goebel, Goebel Glass

Linda Goebel, Goebel Glass


I was lucky enough to be in Linda’s studio recently and she showed me some Keuka Lake pieces she was working on, specifically for this show. I’m not finding any photos of them so I’m sharing this custom dog panel because I love it.

June 14 & 15
10:00 – 5:00
Keuka Arts Festival

Penn Yan, NY

Chicory Farm and Inn
Duprey Art
Francesca DeCaire
Danielle Pagani
Goebel Glass
Hilltop Pottery
I’m Melting … Glass
Lisa’s Creations
Michael R Weishan Nature & Fine Art Photography
Native State
Painting by Ann
Patricia OvermoyerCommittee’s Choice Award, 2013 Hammondsport Art Show
Red Tree StudioBest in Jewelry, Athens ArtsFest 2014
Shiny Bits Jewelry
Sunshyne Silverwear

Keuka Arts Festival Poster 2014

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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Acorn Adornments!

Acorn & Pine Cone Adornments

Look at these adorable adornments made from acorns and pine cones that Erin Gursslin of Sunshyne Silverwear made! I especially love the little acorns. They would look quite funky, all painted up in different colors, hanging from a metal tree sculpture!

You can make your own following Erin’s super easy tutorial. Or if you’d rather – let Erin make them for you, just $3 each.

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Owls Out Under the Stars, by Erin Gursslin

Owls Out Under the Stars

This little masterpiece was hand cut out of a vintage silver plated serving spoon.

It features two wise old owls sitting in a tree on a warm summers night, looking up to the clear sky filled with stars and a silver crescent moon.

This beauty comes with a 24 inch silver plated chain, free of charge.

This pendant is made to order. Please allow up to 3 business days for completion. Although the pendant pictured may not be the exact one you will receive, a very similar one will be created for you. I strive to make each one with the highest of quality and craftsmanship. If you have any questions on this piece, please feel free to contact me. I want to make your buying experience everything that you hoped it would be.

Click here to purchase this beautiful piece and see more of Erin’s stunning work. She is truly one of the most progressive artists I know, always growing and learning.

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Double Your Mayday Fun!

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Mayday Underground organizers Amanda Preske and Casey Wright listen to their artists – and so have decided to try a two-day show! Artists could apply for either day or both.

Isn’t it interesting that it’s the successful shows who ask how to improve? Poorly run shows never ask! I guess they don’t know how much they don’t know.

Following their now tradition of the May show being held at the Village Gate Atrium, the fall show will be held at the Main Street Armory. It’s an interesting old building – worth the price of admission (free!) just to see it, including the ladies room! And the first 25 shoppers through the door, receive a swag bag containing items donated by the artists. It’s noteworthy to mention, there’s always a line, waiting for the doors to open at 10:00.

I was telling a fellow artist the other day, a Mayday regular, that I remember going to the first show they held 4 years ago. It was in an old building on St. Paul, if I remember correctly. There was all this talk about an “indie” show and I had to see for myself what it was all about. I admit, I was skeptical – so skeptical I didn’t apply, which is a little unusual for me. Unlike some artists, I don’t mind trying a show in its first year, getting in on the ground floor, so to speak.

So I went to see for myself. Oh. Now I get it! I’ve been a fan ever since and have been honored to be accepted to a number of the shows.

Every May and November, when the acceptances come out, there’s a big brouhaha on our Rochester Artisans email list created by people unhappy they were not accepted. Like over the top, excessively unhappy. I honestly don’t get it. No other show seems to elicit this type of response.

I think it’s ageism, to be honest. Amanda and Casey are young women putting on a highly competitive show. And what’s this “indie” all about, anyway? Humans tend to attack what they don’t understand.

Simply put, “indie” is using traditional materials in new ways (embroidery done in a tattoo style) or using new materials in traditional ways (weaving baskets with computer cable). Ha! I started to type weaving baskets with telephone wire but that’s actually an old material in these wireless, cellular days.

I probably should not have brought up the brouhaha – because miraculously, it didn’t happen for this November show! Maybe we’ve finally hashed it to death. Amen! As I like to say, “There are a bazillion other shows and they just freed you up to apply to another show that is more suitable to your craft and where you’ll be more successful.”

It’s also a Sample Soap collection site so kindly Sample Soap Logobring your personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, unopened toiletries, lotions, diapers, cosmetics). Sample Soap distributes them to the neediest citizens in the Greater Rochester, NY area.

And the Flower City Follies will be performing on Sunday at 3:00.

I highly recommend you stop by this weekend and see all the wonderful artists selling their handcrafted goods.

November 2 & 3
10:00 – 6:00
Mayday Underground Crafts + Art

Rochester Main Street Armory
900 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Beadwork by Amanda
Fly Rabbit Press
Francesca DeCaire
Peaches Products3rd Place in Mixed Media, Corn Hill Art Festival 2013
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row (Saturday only.)
Simplesong Studio
Sunshyne Silverwear

RA Mayday Collage

Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale – Oct 12, 13, 14

October 12, 13, 14
10:00 – 5:00
Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

High Banks Recreation Area
Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY

Fiber Lingo 1st Place in Fiber & Best in Show, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Francesca DeCaire
HandCandy Mittens2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival
LocustGroves Handmade
Loudee’s Jewelry
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
Shabby Chic Garden2nd Place in Metal, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Sunshyne Silverwear
Theorems and ThingsBest in Show, Cooperstown 2012
Tom Dwyer Photography
Wooly Things2013 Best in Show, Arts in the Park; 2013 Best in Textiles, Hilton Apple Fest

Fiber Lingo -  1st Place in Fiber & Best in Show, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival

Fiber Lingo 1st Place in Fiber & Best in Show, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival

HandCandy Mittens - 2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival

HandCandy Mittens2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival

Pysanky by Mia - 2012 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

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

Shabby Chic Garden - 2nd Place in Metal, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival

Shabby Chic Garden2nd Place in Metal, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival

Theorems and Things - Best in Show, Cooperstown 2012

Theorems and ThingsBest in Show, Cooperstown 2012

Wooly Things - 2013 Best in Show, Arts in the Park; 2013 Best in Textiles, Hilton Apple Fest

Wooly Things2013 Best in Show, Arts in the Park; 2013 Best in Textiles, Hilton Apple Fest

Corn Hill Arts Festival

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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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First Friday at The Hungerford

Birthstone Owl Pendants by Francesca DeCaire

Birthstone Owl Pendants by Francesca DeCaire

April 5
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)
Sunshyne Silverwear (Suite 228)

Criminally Cute

Ann Campbell Sunflower Wine Goblet

Butterfly Spoon

Crafts for a Cause – December 1

Today we have a guest post by Michelle Gottstein, from the Eastside Family YMCA:

This year, the Eastside YMCA in Penfield will put on their annual Crafts for a Cause show to benefit the Invest in Youth Campaign on Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:00-3:00. In its 3rd year, the show will feature 70+ craft vendors along with door prizes, a large bake sale and concession area, and even pictures with Santa for the kids!

The vendor fees from this event benefits the Y’s annual fundraising campaign which helps families in the community to afford programming such as camp, preschool, and swim lessons. The funds raised are donated directly back to families in the Penfield community who need it most.

The Crafts for a Cause event will highlight over 70 local vendors this year. Items will include photography, kids’ items, jewelry, floral, knit items, garden items, doll clothes, and much more! This event is open to the community! So spend a nice Saturday supporting the community and local artists at this exciting and unique event suitable for the whole family!

December 1
9:00 – 3:00
3rd Annual Crafts for a Cause Holiday Craft Fair

1835 Fairport Nine-Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Basic Elements Designs
Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs
Just Your Style Custom Jewelry Design
L Prince Designs Jewelry
LocustGroves
Native State
Originnovation
Pamela Frame Arts
Sunshyne Silverwear

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