Friday, September 21, 2012

Sugarloaf Ticket Giveaway!

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals is back in town, and they were kind enough to offer a FREE ticket to two of our fabulous readers!
image courtesy of Claymonster Pottery
booth #121
All you have to do is like the photo above on our Facebook page to enter!  Easy peasy!!! The winners will be posted on our Facebook page on October 1, so head on over and enter!
More than 250 artisans will set up shop at the show, featuring an array of sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.   All of this crafty goodness takes place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds October 5-7.  Need more details?  All you need to know can be found on the Sugarloaf website or their Facebook page.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

2 Art Openings This Weekend!

House Show

Friday, September 21 6pm - 8pm

Urbanite @ Case[werks]

1501 St. Paul Street

Suite 116

Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us for the opening of HOUSE SHOW! Co-curated by Marianne Amoss, Marian April Glebes, Sarah McCann, and Jessica Young of D center Baltimore, the exhibit studies and celebrates the idea of the rowhouse as storyteller. It examines how these familiar structures serve as narratives, recording and telling our personal stories and the stories of streets, neighborhoods, and entire cities. What are the stories contained within rowhouse walls? How do rowhouses reveal how we live now, and how we used to live?

In keeping with the interdisciplinary mission of both Case[werks] and D Center Baltimore, HOUSE SHOW features work in a variety of mediums and by a range of artists, representing architecture, photography, sculpture, oral history, and more.

The exhibit is at Urbanite @ Case[werks] from September 21 through October 24, 2012.

Black Foliage

Saturday, September 22 7- 10pm


405 W. Franklin Street

3rd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

This exhibition brings together over 60 artists using a wide range of techniques and imagery within the field of drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to create a singular artistic vision. BLACK FOLIAGE takes its name from the contemporary psych rock band Olivia Tremor Control’s 1999 album Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. One.

Like the album, this exhibition combines pop and experimental aesthetics into something eccentric and cohesive. The combined efforts from these artists will create something akin to a psychedelic zen garden. *Black Foliage, originally took place on a much smaller scale at Chinatown Arcade, A DIY pop up art space and formerly a cell phone dispensary within the alley at 48 Bowery in New York City on July 22nd 2012.

For a list of artists, and more info on Nudashank, CLICK HERE.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Applications are NOW OPEN for Holiday Heap 2012 - An alternative craft fair in Baltimore, hosted by yours truly - Charm City Craft Mafia! Holiday Heap is a juried show and you must apply each time to get in. Each year, we feature over 60 talented artists, selling their own unique handmade ceramics, jewelry, prints, paintings, sculptures, plushies, apparel, homegoods, bath & body products and so much more! In addition to the fantastic holiday shopping, there are also food trucks and coffee vendors on hand to keep shoppers fueled and happy throughout the day.


Applications are open through October 5th at midnight. Don't forget to take sparkling photos of your very best work, and fill out the application in its entirety in order to be considered. Good Luck, Crafters!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

AVAM OutSide-Show

The American Visionary Art Museum is putting on their twice annual:

Saturday, Sept. 8, 9am-3pm

The Flea Market includes original art, books, toys, antiques, vintage clothing, collectables, and more.
Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon and Miss Twist Ice Cream will also both be in attendance!

...and did I mention
So see you there THIS Saturday!

P.S. The Mafia's own Kacey Stafford of Found Studio will be vending!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BMore Papercuts Opening!

This Friday, September 7th, Bmore Paper Cuts is having an opening at
Charmed Life Gallery!

The opening will be going on from 6-10pm (and the word is there will be corndogs!!!)
As well as musical accompaniment to Bmore Papercut's fabulous most recent works.

Charmed Life Gallery and Tattoo Shop is located at 

4505 Hartford Road,
Baltimore MD, 21217

For more detailed information visit Bmore Papercut's blog.