Monday, January 31, 2011


Our pals at HELLO CRAFT ( just put together a great roundup of 2011 craft fairs to check out and apply to.
Visit their blog by clicking HERE to see the list and get links to applications!

On the list, you might notice, are our very own PILE OF CRAFT (June 25th) and HOLIDAY HEAP (December 3) - but applications are NOT yet up for either of these shows. Stay tuned for announcements on these in the coming month.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creative Capital workshop at MAP!

Friday, January 21 @ 4pm
8 Market Place, Suite 100

Join Kemi Ilesanmi, Director of Grants & Services, for an information session about Creative Capital's grant programs. Learn how you can take advantage of the services and opportunities provided to artists!

Subject Line: Baltimore, MD on Jan. 21, 2011

Printmaking Workshops in Baltimore!

New-this-year Community printmaking facility on North Ave-Baltimore Print Studios (a project near and dear to my heart) is now open for business! They are offering up a ton of workshops for this winter/spring - starting with a Valentine Magnetic-poetry workshop! (I did the Holiday Card version of this, and it was fun, rowdy, and hilarity ensued).
You too should take a class!:

Sunday, January 30th – Intro to Letterpress
Saturday, February 5th – Valentine’s Card-DIY-Magnetic-Poetry-Workshop*
Sunday, February 20th – Intro to Screenprinting
Sunday, March 5th – Intro to Letterpress
Sunday, March 20th – Intro to Screenprinting
Sunday, April 10th – Intro to Letterpress
Saturday, April 23 – Intro to Screenprinting (Sunday is Easter).
Workshops are limited to 6 students and cost $125.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Starry Mountain Trio Comes to Baltimore

Photo borrowed from Metro Gallery.

This is a great opportunity for you to check out the current show at Metro Gallery,
Head Count -- Photos by Ilya Popenko
to wrap your brain around some really excellent community singing traditions. Check it out!

The Starry Mountain Trio Comes to Baltimore
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Workshop: 5:30 pm
Potluck: 6:30 pm
Concert: 7:30 pm

Concert: $8
Workshop: $10
Workshop + Concert: $16

The Starry Mountain Trio
(Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay and Suzannah Park) was born from the nine voice ensemble, The Starry Mountain Singers. The trio specializes in four genres: traditional polyphonic singing from Corsica and from the Republic of Georgia, ballads from the British Isles and Appalachia, and shape-note music. The three met in the late '90s as teenagers while singing and touring with the Vermont-based Village Harmony, and in subsequent tours with the groups professional touring ensemble, Northern Harmony. They are each now lifelong musicians with a deep love of studying, teaching, and performing traditional vocal styles. Each member of the trio has contributed songs from her or his particular area of musical knowledge and expertise, resulting in a dynamic and eclectic program that will delight traditional music fans.

About the Starry Mountain Singers, folk musician Pete Sutherland raved, "Everyone needs to make time to get the hell outta the house and hear this rockin' bunch - your molecules WILL be rearranged."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Artists + Crafters - APPLY NOW.

from faythelevine on flickr

Hope you're enjoying 2011, craft friends!
A couple reminders for those in Baltimore that this pertains to. (That's YOU Mr. and Ms. Artsy Craftsy)
Don't forget to:
Nominate yourself for the Baker Artist Awards - Deadline is January 15.
Prizes are up to $25,000, and all you have to do is post your work online. What are you waiting for!???

Apply to Artscape - now is the time to apply as a vendor for the the DIY section of Artscape. - deadline is March 13.

Buona Fortuna!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Crafty New Year, Friends!

Calendar made by carvingmyinitials (and I found it on Etsy)!

The Charm City Craft Mafia would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and productive New Year. Say Sayonara to 2010 and Howdy-doo to 2011!
We're looking forward to seeing you all in the coming year and watching you doing what you do, loving what you love, and crafting what you craft (with gusto).

Now hop to it!