Exciting things are happening! Last week I had a photo shoot for a magazine article which will be on handmade fashions and accessories. A reporter for "South Shore Living Magazine" contacted me and interviewed me about my work and the pieces that I make. The photo shoot included 4 other artists. It was great fun as we posed for the camera! There was even an art director setting the poses! I realized that this is why I hire a model to photograph my clothing as I do not do that well! The article will be in the November issue and I can't wait to see it. This is the first time I have been included in a magazine article. Look for it if you live in the Boston and South Shore area.
Exciting thing #2: My work was accepted into the inaugural exhibit of "The Guilded Tulip" in Lancaster, PA. This is the new home of the Pennsylvania Guild of Designer Craftsmen of which I am a juried member. They are located on Gallery Row which is a new art initiative in Lancaster. The opening for the exhibit was September 5 at which time the Mayor of Lancaster welcomed the Gallery and the Guild. You can see more info on their website, http://www.pacrafts.org/. Check it out! Even better, if you live near Lancaster, PA go visit the gallery. Let me know what you think on the comment page of my blog.
Exciting thing #3: Two of my pieces were accepted into the Plymouth Art Guild Annual Tent Show in Plymouth, MA. Out of over 500 entries, 200 were accepted. The show is on until Sunday, September 21. It is under the tent on the Training Green in town. Check out show info on the guild's website at http://www.plymouthguild.org/ and all you Plymouthians, go visit the show!
Shrug: "Tribute to the Women of Jane Austen"
8S Point Twill Variation Tencel Scarf
My next show is "The Festival of Fine Craft" October 4 & 5 at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ. This is a fabulous show and I love doing it. The website is http://www.wheatonarts.org/. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
It was a great weekend. Sales were good, the weather was nice, and the camaraderie of artists was congenial, friendly, and fun. We even had a rooster to wake us up in the morning! (It's Vermont, remember!)
Since we were one of the first ones to set up our canopy, I was aware of the empty field and had thoughts of that empty field becoming alive with artists selling their wares and customers strolling down the aisles. This always creates excitement and anticipation. I thought about the "Circus" coming to town. It's like that, empty field all of a sudden becomes full of tents, artists, buyers, food, music, and excitement. It doesn't hurt that the setting is in a valley surrounded by the Green Mountains! When the show is over within a few hours the area becomes an empty field again. It would make a great time sequence video. Any of you video artists want to take that one on?
Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and are refreshed and ready to enjoy the fall. I am gearing up for a series of shows this fall. Check them out on my website, http://www.judyconnorjones.com/ . Hope to see you at one of them. Let me know that you read my blog. I like to know who my "groupies" are!