Sunday, January 22, 2012

Already sick of the snow, Baltimore?

Plan your craftcation in sunny Ventura, California!

This just in from a crafty comrade on the west coast...

Craftcation, Indie Business and DIY Conference,
Comes to the Ventura Coast in Spring 2012

Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson, co-producers of Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival (a bi-annual Southern California event showcasing emerging artists, crafters and designers) bring Craftcation, an indie business & DIY conference to Ventura on March 22-25, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The first of its kind in Southern California, this beachfront three-day conference
features panel discussions and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small business.

A wide range of “how-to’s” catered toward the crafting entrepreneur will cover
such topics as indie business start up or expansion, maximizing social media,
branding, selling at craft shows and on Etsy, merchandising, accounting, legal
issues, wholesale and more.

A sample of DIY crafting workshops slated for the conference includes screen-
printing, needle art/sewing, cheese making, canning/preserving and jewelry
making. Recreational and networking activities such as beachside yoga,
cocktail/barbeque socials, and historical/art trolley tours of Ventura promise to
round out the vacation angle.

Craftcation attendees will have the opportunity to learn the inside track of
starting, maintaining or expanding their indie business while networking with
peers/professionals and gaining skills in hands-on workshops.

Sounds pretty great to us!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Call for Entries- Women: An Exhibition

Call for submissions!

What makes women awesome? Who are the amazing women you know? How have they
impacted your life and work? What effect have they had on the world? This exhibition invites
artists and designers of all genders to create work that celebrates the incredible women they
have known, loved and been influenced by. It is a chance to recognize and pay homage to all
that the women in our lives have contributed to us.
By showcasing the work of female artists and designers, exhibiting work about women’s roles in industry and projects about women known personally (colleagues, family, friends, mentors, role models, etc.) this show will celebrate all the facets and roles of women in our lives.
This exhibition is curated by Sarah McCann and presented in partnership with D:center
For a full prospectus and to apply, go to Submissions are due January 31.