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Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II – Reception Tonight!

September 14, 2007

If you’re in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area this evening, you won’t want to miss the Enormous Tiny Art Show II currently underway at the beautiful Portsmouth-based gallery, Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II - Reception Tonight!The show features work that is 10″ x 10″ or smaller and runs from September 12th – October 7th in conjunction with Three Graces Gallery and their Teenie Tiny Art Show. Amy Ruppel, Tara Hogan (Ink & Wit), Marisa Haedike (Creative Thursday), Dan-ah Kim, Cathy Nichols, Matte Stephens, Burcu Okay, Sam Faix, Ann Kirchner, Jennifer Judd-McGee (Swallowfield), Kate O’Leary, Lucie Summers, Sofia Barao, and Susie Ghahremani (Boy Girl Party), are a few of my picks, of course many other terrific artists are taking part in this amazing show so if you attend, you may find a few favorites of your own. Some of these artists will be attending in person, like Jennifer Judd-McGee and Tara Hogan, and it’s rumored that Amy Ruppel may attend as well, so if you’d like to meet them, stop by!

Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II - Reception Tonight! Carefully mapping out everything for installation.
Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II - Reception Tonight!That’s a lot of art!
Nahcotta: Enormous Tiny Art Show II - Reception Tonight! The work of Kelly Moore on display.

If you aren’t in the Portsmouth area don’t worry, you can view everything in the show online, and if you see something you like, write to Deb at Nahcotta for more information and how to purchase. email: Deb at gallery AT nahcotta DOT com.

(images from nahcotta)

Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Boston: South End Open Studios September 15-16

September 11, 2007

If you find yourself in lovely Boston this weekend, you absolutely must head over to the South End Open Studios and the South End Open Market. Both are held in the SoWa (South of Washington Street) district, a neighborhood that has been home to artists? studios for over 50 years, most in loft spaces inside of old factory buildings. Lots to see.

Boston: South End Open Studios September 15-16
At the South End Open Studios, in their 21st year by the way, there are so many artists to visit that it can be a bit overwhelming, but you have a few days to enjoy touring the many studios since the hours are from 11-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16. Textile artists, ceramicists, painters, furniture designers, jewelery designers, photographers, and beyond.

Since everything is all together in one district, it’s very easy to navigate on foot (although they do provide a shuttle service if you’d prefer to hop on/hop off). If you’re driving in, there are two free parking lots on Malden and Thayer Streets, off of Harrison Ave. That’s where we usually park. You can also take the T (Orange Line to Back Bay station), exit the Clarendon Street side crossing over Columbus where you’ll spot a shuttle bus on the corner, running every 15-20 minutes.

Tip: Once you’re in the South End, grab a map! It’s the best way to ensure that you don’t miss a trick. The map is part of a compact orange booklet listing all of the artists involved, where you can find them, and what they do (wearable art, mixed media, ceramics, etc). There’s an information booth at 551 Tremont (Boston Center for the Arts), 540 Harrison Ave. (at the Open Market), and 535 Albany Street where they can be found free of charge. And don’t miss some of the stores in the South End, especially Devi and Lekker, two of my Boston faves.

Have fun locals!

{update: “The South End Open Market runs in conjunction with the Open Studios, this year we have over 120 artists outside for both Saturday and Sunday! This is our biggest weekend of the season at the Market, expecting 10,000 plus customers.” – Chris Masci, Market Director, NE Open Markets LLC.}

(image from se open studios)

Etsy Faves, Events + Markets

SFGirlByBay *New* Etsy Store

September 6, 2007

I’m so excited to announce the launch of fellow blogger Victoria’s new etsy store, it’s great to see her setting up shop on etsy selling her lovely flea market finds. Don’t forget to browse her wares regularly to scoop up some super fab finds from pillows to vintage postcard holders, candle holders, it’s all here! Score this orange yarn pillow shown below for only $25!

SFGirlByBay *New* Etsy Store

Congrats Victoria! :)

(image from sfgirlbybay)

Etsy Faves, Events + Markets

Blue Bell Bazaar

August 29, 2007

Blue Bell Bazaar has lots of funky finds for entertaining in her shop, Gosia just sent along some of her recent goodies and I couldn’t resist posting them. I love this vintage tray so much, I may have to break down and buy it because it’s just darling and the color is perfection.

Blue Bell Bazaar

Thank you Gosia for the updates!

(image from blue bell bazaar)

Etsy Faves, Events + Markets

Shop Ursula

August 15, 2007

Ursula Arnold is a compulsive flea market shopper. A total addict. Just look at her blog, where most items on it are also for sale (like the chairs shown below). She even tells me that she’s working on moving her brick and mortar store from Tucson, Arizona (currently located in the 22nd street antique mall) over to etsy.

Shop Ursula
There are only 4 items in her etsy shop, but Ursula is busy preparing to add much more, so you’ll want to bookmark her and stay tuned because this lady has a lot of unique finds! And lots of orange, which seems to be one of her favorite colors.

Shop Ursula
Thanks Ursula for writing in and sharing!

(images from ursula)

Events + Markets

Rock & Shop Market: Tomorrow in Raleigh, NC

June 22, 2007

I promised Michelle Smith all week that I’d post this, and with the Rock & Shop Market happening tomorrow down in Raleigh, North Carolina, I figured no time like the day before! Live music, over 35 emerging designers, and lots of southern smiles at this event, going on tomorrow, June 23rd at the Tir Na Nog in downtown Raleigh from 1-5pm. For more information, and to check out all the designers and their websites (great for those of us that cannot attend), click here.

Rock & Shop Market: Tomorrow in Raleigh, NC Shown above: Tin jewelry from The Pinkhare, pin cushion from Made By Tess, tea towels from Rock, Paper, Scissors, and poster by Plastic Flame Press.

Sorry for the last minute post, Michelle. Have fun everyone!

(images from the rock & shop market)

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