Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What are you doing after Halloween?

Shopping, of course, for holiday gifts!  It's sad but true--here in Georgia the leaves have just begun to turn, and those of us in the making biz are in high gear getting ready for holiday shows and sales. 

This is a shamelessly commercial post about where you can find fabulous hand-made goods of all sorts in the Atlanta area in the next month.

First, the annual Fiber Art Sale at Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA).  This sale keeps getting bigger and better and features some of the finest fiber artists at work in the Atlanta area (including, ahem, yours truly).  That's my bead-embroidered cuff in the ad below. 

The sale will be held at the SEFAA Center, 1705 Commerce Drive NW, Atlanta 30318, on Saturday Nov. 7 (11-5) and Sunday Nov. 8 (12-4).  A silent auction featuring pieces donated by artists will run Saturday 11-1.  Among the items up for bid is a week at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,  a one day workshop with fashion innovator Alabama Chanin. . . and the cuff pictured above! For a full list of participating artists and more details, click here.

The following weekend, Nov. 13-15, we are holding our third annual Alpharetta Art and Fine Craft Show at our home.  Seven other artists will join Sam and me, offering original pastel paintings, classic black and white photographs, unique handcrafted jewelry, handwoven items to wear, home-canned yummy produce, and beautiful hand-crafted pens.  There is truly is something for everyone and at every price point.  And it's always a bit of a house party, with friends, food, laughter and art talk flying around.  Consider this your invitation to just come and hang out!  

Here's a sampling of the work you'll see:

Pendant by Lynn Edwards

Pastel painting by Marilyn Kleinhans

Byzantine necklace in gold and silver by Nancy Bruns

silver gelatin photograph by John Long
handwoven neck piece by Dinah Rose

Tsankewi Cliffs silver gelatin photo by Sam Elkind
pens from exotic woods and polymers by Jan Hughey
infinity scarf by Molly Elkind
Send me a comment below if you need our address and you think you're not on my regular email mailing list.  Hope to see you soon!

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