Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Baltimore Flea Market!!

Did you know that Woodwards Auction House moved from their rockstar spot on the avenue in Hampden, changed their name, and opened a flea market big enough to hold estate sales?
Their new location, called "Market410" is located at 1212 Curtain Ave. (the entrance is on Hargest Lane). Not only do they have the awesome auction/thrift goodies you saw in Hampden, but they've added a ton of crafting supplies! Thread, vintage fabric, sewing supplies, etc. can be found among the mix. Definitely worth checking out (after you've applied to Pile Of Craft of course)

Market 410
1212 Curtain Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Sat. 8am to 3pm
Sun. 9am to 3pm

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Workshop: Money Matters

We love them. Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, that is. Time and again, this group of renowned lawyers volunteer their time and expertise to eligible artists. In April, they will be partnering up with several other arts advocates to present a free workshop, Money Matters: Profiting From & Protecting Your Art, Craft or Other Creative Business. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 20 from 9:00 am- noon at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
PNC Bank, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts present a morning symposium to help the state's creative class better navigate budgets, cash flow, copyright, insurance, and more!
Presentations and group sessions with: PNC community development and business bankers; Cynthia Sanders, Esq of OberKaler; and Bob Middleton, Director of the Arts Insurance Program at Maury Donnelly & Parr. Breakfast included.
Artists, actors, musicians, dancers, writers, singers, inventors, crafters, bakers, home cottage industry CEO's, and creative businesspeople of all stripes are invited to attend! Free! Space is limited so RSVP asap to Erin@ 410.467.6700!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Call for Crafty Interns!

Here's our hero, Natalie Ebaugh, who interned with us in 2011.
Check out her business, nu babushka, on Etsy!

The Charm City Craft Mafia is on the prowl for two--count ‘em, 2!--ambitious students to join us as Mafia Interns this summer! We love our interns with all our hearts and we provide all the documentation and support necessary for them to receive college credit for the experience.
Also? So many high fives.

Here's Ms. Nora Truskey in all her glory. Check out Nora's illustration work! And her weaving!

Here's what we need:

Mafia Intern Extraordinaire

The first position is for a generalist. The two main responsibilities of this internship are to assist our members with studio work and to help us prepare for our spring 2012 indie craft show, Pile of Craft! The intern will work along side the Mafia communicating with vendor applicants, 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. It is ideal for someone who has strong hand skills and can quickly learn and apply a variety of artistic techniques using everything from clay to fibers to paper and pen. 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 13 zany and talented artists whose work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, bookbinding, printmaking, 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, social media updates, etc.

The intern MUST be available to work the evening of June 15th and all day on June 16th 2012. Please do not apply if you cannot make yourself available on both of those days.

Mafia Web & Marketing Intern Extraordaire

For the second position the Charm City Craft Mafia seeks a flexible and fun artist/designer who will perform many of the tasks listed above, including studio work and show preparation. In addition to these tasks, the incumbent will be responsible for a large portion of the Charm City Craft Mafia’s web presence. You should have strong writing skills with a captivating voice as you will assist us with blog posts, website updates, Facebook and Twitter. Experience with WordPress, Blogger, Google products, various social media outlets and generally kick-butt design skills are a must. Photography skills are also a big plus!

This intern must also be available the evening of June 15th and all day on June 16th 2012. Please do not apply if you cannot make yourself available on both of those days.

Here's Susie Martinez, our current intern, who is kicking ass and taking names.
She's a pretty awesome model for Mafia business, Red Prairie Press, too, isn't she?

To apply to be an intern, please send a resume and cover letter as well as a link to your website or a portfolio of your art or design work to Carly Goss at Please also indicate which position you are applying for.

Looking forward to getting crafty with you!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Get ready crafters! Pile of Craft is coming to Baltimore - June 16th - and we're looking for the best of the best in stitching, printing, painting, cutting, sculpting, stuffing, and crafting to show their wares!
Applications are officially OPEN! We're only accepting applications for vendor spots from now until April 22nd at midnight - so get them in quick! No late applications will be accepted.

CLICK HERE to apply to the show, and be sure to spread the word. It's going to be a great summer here in Baltimore - let's kick it off with a great show!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Applications are coming soon for Pile of Craft 2012!

Can you believe it is already March? Well, the Charm City Craft Mafia folks have started the month roaring with plans in order to get ready for Pile of Craft 2012. Please save the date for Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 10am-5pm.

Applications will be posted here within the week so make sure to keep your eyes on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter! See you soon!