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St. James Court Art Show this weekend!

St_James_Art_Show_header_2017Hello Louisville, KY! We’re hitting the road once more for the St. James Court Art Show – Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8, 2017 in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood.  We are thrilled to be returning to the Third Street Section, Booth (3S) 870 between Magnolia Ave. & Burnett Ave near the Samuel Culbertson Mansion. This autumn tradition draws 200,000 visitors who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that created them. The Show features a juried selection of over 700 of the county’s top artisans, makers, crafters and artists show at this amazing fair. It’s a doozy ya’ll!

Always held the first full weekend of October, the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for 60 years. For over 60 years, the first full weekend in October has meant that it’s St. James Court Art Show time. What originally began as a way to pay the bills has become an autumn tradition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to see (and purchase) original art from talented artists.

For more info CLICK HERE.

The Details:

What: St. James Court Art Show

Where: Old Louisville, for GPS purposes use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. Find the Art Show on Google maps here.

When: Friday October 6, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017. Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.

And here is a Map of the entire gigantic show spanning a few dozen blocks:

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Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville this weekend!

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Hello Tennessee Craft Fair! Tennessee Craft hosted the state’s first craft fair in 1972. This Nashville tradition continues this fall when over 200 juried and award-winning artists from across the nation come together to showcase their work. Come celebrate and shop American handmade fine craft!

Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday September 22 – Sunday 24, 2017. We’re awfully excited to head to to Nashville (one of our favorite cities!) for the historic Tennessee Craft Fair. It’s our 1st time at this beloved Tennessee outdoor show. Join us on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park for the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair! Shop directly from over 200 juried national fine craft artists, see live demonstrations & have fun in the Kids’ Tent. Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft. For more info CLICK HERE.

Dates / Times:
Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 10am – 5pm

Venue:
Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

We are in Booth A01, and we’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below as well as a map of the Fair), so do drop by and say hello!

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Above, our new “Howdy Love” silkscreen print and below, our Mini Cardinal Seasons Print Set.

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And below is a map of the Fair and Exhibitors List here too:


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Come out for Woodland Art Fair, Lexington Kentucky

waf17fb_origHello Lexington, KY! We can’t wait to meet you. Come out for a beautiful weekend of soft summer air and incredible handcrafted American art. Get a preview of the work that will be on hand and the artists by clicking here.

Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 19th and 20th, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your own family art-all with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

Woodland Art Fair is FREE to attend and will be held rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine!

WHAT: Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.

WHEN & WHERE:  August 19-20, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502).  HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.

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It’s Handmade Arcade Time!

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Yay! It’s here! It’s here! It’s Handmade Arcade Time! Come join us + over 150 other amazing Handmade Makers from around the country this Saturday, December 5, 2015 (one day only!) for the best of the best in every way. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and very family friendly with lots of maker-activies for everyone.

Handmade Arcade is highly anticipated event that attracts more than 9,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craftspeople and artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network and share their artistic practice. Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its twelfth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 5, 2015 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace.

Come join in one of the best, biggest, and brightest Holiday Shopping and Maker events in the US this Saturday and share good times with friends & family while finding incredible, Made In The US handcrafted goods.

HA_2015_shoppersHere is a list of the 2015 Vendors and for more info about Handmade Arcade visit their About Page here.

This is year is extra special as Handmade Arcade is debuting their first ever publication, a fabulous Coloring Book called “Things Making Things”, designed for all ages (no, really) with the artwork of 10 local artists, including us (eeeeeeee!). The Coloring Books will be available for purchase from the Handmade Arcade Booth as well as participating artists and ALL proceeds benefit upcoming Handmade Arcade Outreach & Education projects.

And as always Early Birdie Shopping Passes are available for stress-free first looks before the crowds roll in.

For a great preview of what’s in store, check out this video from KDKA News Pittsburgh Today live with organizers Jennifer Baron & Jill Chisnell here.

With past Handmade Arcade Photos and Videos here. It’s a super fun time, and we can’t wait to see you all this year!

 

  • The Details:

  • Who: Over 150 Maker Artists and Handmade Crafters from around the USA.

  • What: Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair.

  • When: Saturday December 5, 2015 from 11am – 7pm – ONE DAY ONLY!

  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh – 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Why: Because Handmade is best yinz!

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See you in Richmond at the Spring Bada-Bing!

SBBFBCoverBannerHello fair Richmond, VA! We’re coming to visit you this weekend for the Richmond Craft Mafia’s lively and fun Spring Bada-Bing Craft Show at the lovely Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Spring, American crafts made by hand, American craft brewed beer…What’s not to love?

Sprig Bada-Bing features 45 amazing makers for ONE DAY ONLY. Yep! This Saturday, April 11th from 11am – 5pm will be your one big chance for this Spring to find great handmade art and craft pieces made by American makers, combined with delicious Hardywood beer selections too. It’s super fun and it’s the perfect antidote to a long, long winter.

We will be there with all of our Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints, Art Prints, Lunch Bags and more. So come on out and share the fun enjoy the day Richmond!

THE DETAILS:

What: Richmond Craft Mafia’s Spring Bada-Bing Craft Show
Where: Hardywood Park Brewery, 2408-2410 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA, 23220
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When: Saturday April 11, 2015 from 11am – 5pm
Why: Because American made handcrafted is best!

Below are just a few participating vendors, click the image or here for the full list.

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Join our Domtar Paper #Blueline Twitter Chat on Feb. 26!

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We’re excited to announce a Domtar Blueline Blog Twitter Chat that we’d love for anyone out there to be a part of on Thursday, February 26 at 12:00pm (EST) to 1pm (EST) in partnership with @DomtarPaper‘s monthly #BluelineChat conversations! Make your lunch break count, jump in on the conversation about starting your own creative agency & studio.

So we invite you to join us on Twitter on Thursday, February 26 at 12:00 Eastern for the February Twitter #BluelineChat on the topic of starting your own agency! Drop by Twitter and your host will be Allison, answering questions about starting your own agency & studio. We will also be chatting with other established and up & coming independent entrepreneur creatives who will be joining in the Twitter Chat with @DomtarPaper for this February edition of their #BluelineChat. Got questions for strawberryluna, @DomtarPaper, or other creatives? Ask away! The bigger the conversation the more that we all learn and grow. Follow along by using the Twitter hashtag #BluelineChat

Domtar Paper produces the paper that we love best, Cougar. If you have seen, know or own any of our silkscreen art prints and rock posters on white paper (see below), it’s always on Cougar Smooth White 100lb Cover stock. It takes ink like a champ!

Blueline is a vast design community and paper resource by Domtar Paper. It’s a lot of things. It’s a place where you can  learn about the wide variety of Domtar’s papers & applications and commitments to responsible forestry, find great promotions, see what other designers are making and which papers they are using, as well as submit your own work created with Domtar family paper. There’s a big gallery here, a cool selection of promotional paper booklets here, and a solid info & tips packed blog here.

New to Twitter chats? Be sure to read this post for helpful hints. See you there!

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Hello Chicago Renegade Craft Fair!

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We’re back in the swing of craft & art show season things! And we couldn’t be more excited to be heading to Chicago, IL for the always amazing (and always free!) Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago edition, happening this Saturday & Sunday September 7th & 8th from 11am – to 7pm, both days.

The Renegade Craft Fair brings together over 300 of the best of the best of handmade makers and artists from all corners, setting up booths to meet, greet, and sell our work to the lovely people of the Midwest. This event is HUGE and not to be missed!

We will be there bright and early, and stayin’ late at Booth No. 6 (see our handy map below), so easy to find right near the corner of Division & Damen. Easy in, easy out. Come visit and say hello! We will have lots of hand illustrated and hand screenprinted Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bear Bags, new greeting cards and more!

Can’t wait to see you this weekend Chicago!

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Info // September 7 + 8, 11am-7pm // Along Division St. in Wicker Park (Between Damen and Paulina)

Makers // A curated selection of over 300 indie crafters

Special Features // Pop-Up vintage market by The Vintage Bazaar / Workshops by Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago School of Shoemaking, and RX Made

Entertainment // Music by Reckless Records and CHIRP Radio // Photobooth by Magnolia Photobooth Co.

Food // Savory food by MANA Food Bar, Antique Taco, Dia De Los Tamales and Chicago’s Doghouse / Sweet treats by Puffs of Doom, Black Dog Gelato and Glazed & Infused / Coffee by Intelligentsia and Gaslight Coffee / Drinks by Seasons Sodas, Oliver Winery and Goose Island

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Dreaming of Cougar Paper & Domtar with strawberryluna

Detail of Domtar & Cougar Paper's new campaign "Dream" featuring strawberryluna!

Detail of Domtar & Cougar Paper’s new campaign “Dream” featuring strawberryluna!

Introducing part of a project that we’ve been dying to share! Lil ol’ strawberryluna was selected by Domtar, the makers of our beloved workhorse Cougar Paper which we use almost exclusively for our silkscreen prints & posters, to be featured in a year-long ad campaign for Cougar throughout 2013.

"Dream" promotion of Cougar Paper by Domtar, featuring strawberryluna.

“Dream” promotion of Cougar Paper by Domtar, featuring strawberryluna.

The ads will be featured in design magazines like HOW Design, Communications Arts, Print, Applied Arts, Graphic Design USA, Printing Impressions, Design Edge, CANVAS and more in 2013. We’re beyond bowled over and thrilled to be partnered with our favorite paper, Cougar this year.

We’ve been using Cougar Paper and talking about this paper’s virtues for years, both in our silkscreen printmaking work and in more commercial printing projects. Domtar and Cougar are internationally recognized for their commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices. And Cougar specifically is an acid-free, archival and certified ecologically responsible paper. So what’s not to love? That’s what we think.

To that end, here’s an interview we did recently with the new Cougar Paper Community site.

Photo courtesy of Joey Kennedy.

Photo courtesy of Joey Kennedy.

The new Cougar Paper Community site is a new space where designers and artists join the community to interact and submit example pieces utilizing Cougar Paper, request samples, take part in promos and more.

Yay for Cougar making our prints and posters bright!

See us in Studio at Booth #4122 at NYIGF January 2013!

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New York! New York! We’re on our way!

We’re getting ready for our 2nd time at the incredible New York International Gift Fair this January 27th – 30th. We’ve moved! And this January we will be in our new home at Booth #4122 in the Studio section of Accent On Design, Level 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

We will have a curated selection of Art Prints, our beloved hand silkscreen printed Alphabet Prints and our Lunch Bear Lunch Bags as well as brand new laser cut, hand stained clocks on display for retailers, editors, and press alike. With plenty of beautiful new catalogs, line sheets, wholesale terms and fresh info cards in hand, we’re excited to start the 2013 New Year with old friends and talk with new accounts and clients.

  • strawberryluna, Booth #4122 Level 3, Studio section of Accent On Design at the New York International Gift Fair. Wednesday January 27th – Wednesday January 30th.

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  • Show Special 1: FREE SHIPPING on all pre-paid orders placed on-site at the show.

  • Show Special 2:  Any 3 Alphabets of your choosing, FREE with every $500+ order.

Once again – strawberryluna will be in the Studio section of Accent On Design, Booth #4122, Level 3 in the Jacob Javits Center. We hope that you’ll be there too!

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Ever hear the sound of your own voice and think it sounds super weird? Welcome to the next hour and change of our lives!

We had the supreme pleasure of spending a cold winter January evening in our studio in Friendship talking with the awesome duo of John DeGore and Carl Hueslman from AIGA Pittsburgh‘s creatives-interview podcast, Creative Briefs.

And now the (thrilling! chilling!) interview with us is live! Click here or click the above to listen in. John & Carl asked really great questions, and we also took some super fun question from the social media universe. And you *know* that’s always a good time.

Check out AIGA Pittsburgh’s Creative Briefs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the Creative Briefs homepage here with the full archive of their interviews and blog posts too.

Creative Briefs also invited us to utilize our pinning skills too and create a Board on Pinterest with fun stuff from things that came up in our interview too. Yay fun! See our Pinterest Board with some of our history and influences for Creative Briefs here (or click below!)

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One Mom, One Daughter: Two Makers

 

Above: Kate Johnson of Mamoucha Soaps (photo by Clay Johnson), and Allison Glancey with Craig Seder of strawberryluna (photo by Joey Kennedy), mother & daughter handcrafted makers.

Sometimes creativity does run in a family.

Handmade Arcade recently interviewed my mom Kate Johnson of Mamoucha Soaps and myself (Allison) of strawberryluna for their blog.

We will both be vending at this year’s Handmade Arcade and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Mamoucha Soaps 2nd Handmade Arcade, which is really special this year as they are now being carried in Anthropologie stores worldwide after being spotted at Handmade Arcade last November. Check out the Mamoucha Soaps Prism Soap mini-collection for Anthro here.

To read the full interview, see more photos and learn more about Mamoucha Soaps (and strawberryluna’s origin!) story, click here to visit the Handmade Arcade Blog!

Happy Handmade Holidays Coupon Code Deals from strawberryluna!

Ho Ho Ho! And Happy Holidays! This year, we’re offering TWO super easy holiday deals to help make your holidays easy, bright and full of hand printed & handmade goodness.

Both offers are good in our Big Cartel Webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here. Your choice! Choose either:

  • FREE Domestic (US-only) Shipping on your orders. Just use Coupon Code HOLIDAYFREESHIPPING during checkout.
  • Or get 20% off of your entire order! Just use Coupon Code HOHOHOLIDAY20 during checkout.

All Coupon Codes are good through 12/31 and are usable as often as you’d like. So go for it – make your holiday gift giving a bit extra special this year and gift Handmade, hand printed art and gifts.

Use our Happy Handmade Holiday Coupon Codes on handmade strawberryluna gifts and maybe even for yourself. Go on, treat yo’self! May we suggestion items such as our:

But most of all, we hope that your holidays and happy and bright this year. Peace on Earth. Goodwell towards all. Cheers!

We’re Crafty Bastards! See you soon on November 10th Washington, DC!

We are Crafty Bastards! Yay! We’re so stoked to be a part of the amazing Arts & Crafts Fair Crafty Bastards again this year. It’s our favorite trip to Washington DC and definitely one of the best, funnest and most awesomely cool shows that we do all year.

We sincerely look forward to this show and can’t wait for this year’s new location at Union Market and new adventures with new and old friends.

Crafty Bastards brings together the very best of the best in the indie arts & craft movement and is only around for ONE day. And that day is this coming Saturday, November 10th from 10am – 5pm sharp. Rain or shine. Don’t miss out!

strawberryluna will be vending right smack in the middle from Booth #78 with lots of new Art Prints, Rock Posters, 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendars, and brand new Test Prints (so fresh they are not even up in our webshop yet!), as well as classics like our Alphabet Prints and our Cardinal Seasons prints. Including our new 8.5×11 inch easy-to-frame-size set too!

Crafty Bastards has moved location this year to the Union Market (map below), for all relevant info on the new space, location, tickets, vendors, activities and more click HERE.

And here is a handy vendor map for you too! We are Booth #78, check HERE to see all of the participating vendors and their Booth numbers. You’re welcome hope to see you there!

 

 

New art print release: Tiger Birds, Moogfest Synth Art Show art print!

Hand silkscreen printed 3-color art print, "Tiger Birds", a part of the 2011 Moogfest Synth Art Print Show, now available! Click for more info or to purchase.

Tiger Birds, Moogfest 2011 Synth Art Show art print – brand new release!

We were super excited to be a part of the official Moogfest Synth Art Print show this year. 15 silkscreen printmaking rock poster artists were invited to create an original print using the space & time twisting sounds Moog as inspiration.

What do you see? Is it a panting Tiger? Is it two interlocked birds? It’s both! It’s everything all at once. Grarrr-tweet!

This is our art print for 2011’s Moogfest Synth Art Show, Tiger Birds. Inspired the man and the machine, Moog.

The Moogfest Synth Art Show is a super popular event and a part of the incredible Moogfest, happening this year on October 28, 29 & 30, 2011 in Asheville, NC. Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music.

For more information about the amazing Moogfest click here and for the Synth Art Show click here.

Tiger Birds is our all hand silkscreen printed art print with hand mixed Transparent Cyan, Bright Red, and Midnight Black water based acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition of 100. Size: 16 x 22 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Tiger Birds is now available both in our webstore here and also in our Etsy shop here.

Dig process photos of the hand silkscreen printmaking process? Check out a selection of photos below, or visit my Flickr stream here.

Setting up the first color for "Tiger Birds", our Moogfest art print. Click for more info and more process photos.

A silkscreen print in the making: 1st color printed, Tiger Birds. Click for more info and more process photos.

Registering the 2nd color on our new silkscreen print, Tiger Birds. Click for more info and more process photos.

Ready to print the 3rd & final color for our silkscreen Tiger Birds art print. Click for more info and more process photos.

All done! Our brand new hand silkscreen printed art print, "Tiger Birds", for the 2011 Moogfest Synth Art Show. Click for more info and more process photos.

Screwball Press 20th Anniversary short film. Yay!

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to describe what I do for a living being a screenprinter, print maker and rock poster artist. I’m not saying that this awesome short film on the amazing scene at Screwball Press Chicago (owned & operated by one of my favorite dudes around, Steve Walters) has all of that wrapped up nicely for you…

But, I am saying that this is a great peek into the lives of rock poster artists, screenprinters, the incredible Chicago print community, and some of our favorite fellow poster artists. It’s so rad seeing some of your friends, who happen to be mentors and design heroes get the attention they well deserve. You go kids!

I hope that you enjoy this short documentary by Sara Evans & Daily Planet Productions, Ltd. highlighting Screwball Press and a slice of the Chicago screenprinting community!

Produced by Daily Planet Productions
Edited / Directed by Sara Evans
Camera / Sound by Tom Bluett
Production Assistants: Travis Heberling, Karen Wittekind
Music by Cool Devices