Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sew Your Inner Green!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crafty Bastards is Now Accepting Applications!

The fine folks from Crafty Bastards just announced that applications are up for this year's Crafty Bastards Art & Craft fair in Adams Morgan, DC taking place Saturday, October 2nd 2010 from 10am-5pm!! The deadline to apply for booth space is July 4, 2010. Get more info and find the link to submit your Crafty Bastards application HERE! Good luck!

p.s. Tina Sea Monster over at Hello Craft has posted an excellent write up with tips on "wowing a craft show jury". Check it out!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Natural Remedies at John Fonda Gallery Thursday

Natural Remedies
Caitlin Cunningham & Alex Ebstein

Natural Remedies is a two person exhibition of new works by Caitlin Cunningham and Alex Ebstein. Both artists reflect on their consciousness of health, medicine, and alternative remedies through meticulous, psychedelic imagery.

April 22 - May 30, 2010
Opening Reception: April 29th from 5:30-8:00pm

John Fonda Gallery
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
located at Theatre Project

Hours: M-F, Noon-4pm and by appointment

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Strategic Plan - Bmore Print Studios

We are excited about Baltimore Print Studios starting up in Baltimore! A print facility with access to Letterpresses, screenprinting equipment, other bmore printers, a gallery space and more on North Avenue? LOVE IT!
Check out this print from BPS - hot off the presses! You can buy one HERE or email print (at) for more info!
We're thrilled to announce that BPS's own Kyle Van Horn will be at Pile of Craft on June 26th doing poster printing demos! Be there or be square. (full vendor/exhibitor/demo list coming soon!)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Mafia Seeks a Summer Intern!

The Mafia is looking for another intern! This could be you (if you're in college and fabulously crafty)! Please send Carlybird an email with your resume and cover letter at carlygoss -at- yahoo -dot- com if you'd like to spend the summer semester working with the craftiest kids in Baltimore and get real, live college credit for it! Check out the tasks you'd be responsible for below.

The Charm City Craft Mafia seeks an ambitious student to join us as Mafia Intern! The two main responsibilities of this internship are to assist our members with studio work and, most importantly, to help us prepare for our spring 2010 craft show, Pile of Craft! The intern will work along side the Mafia communicating with vendors, performing organizational tasks and marketing, contacting sponsors, as well as carrying out day-of-show tasks including setting up tables, decorating, assisting vendors, making food runs, etc. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for an artist who is interested in community building, hosting events, and the indie craft community. You must be motivated, flexible and fun. You will see the inner workings of the Mafia and what it takes to put on the best indie craft show in Baltimore. You will have the chance to work with a group of 14 zany and talented artists whose work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, bookbinding, ceramics and much more. This opportunity begins as soon as possible and can last through the summer and even beyond, if we find the right candidate. Other tasks may include assistance with other art and craft shows, studio maintenance, etc.

The intern MUST be available to work the evening of June 25th and all day on June 26th 2010. Please do not apply if you cannot make yourself available on both of those days.

Send Carly an email now to apply! Resume and cover letter! Do it!

Looking forward to getting crafty with you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Business/Wholesale Workshops w/ Megan Auman of Crafting an MBA

Meghan Auman for PA Guild of Craftsmen

Business Basics for Artists, Makers & Designers will cover the skills you need to build your creative pursuits into a full-fledged business. Topics will include structuring your business, creating your brand identity, developing your business goals and strategy, pricing for profit, identifying key markets and revenue streams and so much more.

Wholesale Basics for Makers will cover valuable information for tackling wholesale including setting your terms and policies, developing your wholesale line sheet, catalog and promotional materials, and finding and exhibiting at trade shows.

Both workshops will take place on April 17th at Millersville University, near Lancaster, PA. Business Basics will take place in the morning, followed by Wholesale in the afternoon. You can sign up for one or both workshops on the Guild’s website. Millersville is not to far from Philly, Baltimore, parts of Delaware, and much of PA. Hope you can get to one or both of these great talks!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

21st National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

Gormley Gallery presents the 21st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition. Be sure to drop in and check out the opening reception this Saturday, April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit represents the work of 20 artists from Baltimore, the Mid-Atlantic, and across the United States. The show runs through April 30.

Michelle Murillo, Destinations I. Silkscreen on glass, 2008

Juror: Soledad Salamé

Participating Artists:
Gloria Askin
Luis Flores
Christy Bergland
Mari LaCure
Henry Bermudez
Erika MacMahon
Linda Bills
Michelle Marcuse
Becky Birinyi
Mitch Mitchell
Deborah Cornell
Michelle Murillo
Ian MacLean Davis
Pete Herzfeld
Linda DePalma
Ron Janowich
Oletha DeVane
Renee DeCarlo Johnson
William Dooley
Aspasia Tsoutsoura

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Out Of Order - This Weekend at MD Art Place!

APRIL 9, 2010

Saturday, April 9, 8 – 11pm

Maryland Art Place is thrilled to announce the return of Out of Order, the much-anticipated Do-It-Yourself spring benefit exhibition, silent auction and party!

A hugely popular Baltimore event, Out of Order is a one-night-only opportunity for collectors to acquire contemporary art at silent auction prices. Both emerging and experienced artists present their original work in a wide range of media with minimum bids set from $1 to $800. On event night, art makers and art lovers mix and mingle while enjoying the pleasures of music, food, wine and beer. Last year, a record-breaking 432 artists took part and hundreds of guests attended Out of Order.

Proceeds from the art sales are split 50/50 between MAP and the artist. Event revenue goes directly to support MAP’s programming throughout the year. This April, artists will have the chance to donate their unsold work to the Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR), a valuable organization that places donated works in the facilities of not-for-profit social service organizations. To learn more about ACCR’s role in promoting contemporary art while improving the lives of individuals, visit:

How to Get Tickets

Purchase Tickets Online

Current MAP Members must call to reserve their tickets. New or renewing members that call MAP to join by March 23 receive two complimentary tickets to the event (an $80 value)! No tickets are mailed; names of ticket holders are held at the door.

How Artists Can Participate

All Artists are invited to participate. During the 24-hour non-stop Do-It-Yourself installation, beginning at 9am on April 6 and ending at 9am April 7, each participating artist hangs one original piece in the MAP galleries. For submission guidelines, please visit MAP’s website

New this year: Artists are asked to support MAP by paying $10 to participate in Out of Order. Each participating artist receives one free ticket to the April 9 event.

How to Volunteer and Get a Free Ticket

Volunteers receive free admission to the event in exchange for working a three-hour shift during the installation or on event day.

For more information, please visit or call 410.962.8565.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House 4/3/10

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is having an open house!
Visit with the artists in their studios, shop for original artwork and
browse through this historic building.

This is your chance to see inside one of Baltimore's most visible and famous buildings along the city skyline.
Studio 11 Theater hosts short plays and monologues at 2pm.
For more information, visit
or call 443-874-3596.