Learn to hand-print your own cards!

Join me at Still Life Studio on Dec. 3rd to design, carve, and print your own set of greeting or holiday cards! (Handmade cards make a great gift, too!)  You can choose between two 2.5 hours sessions, one starting at 10 am and the other at 12:30 pm.  In both sessions I’ll demonstrate two methods for creating your printing block for you to choose from, then help you ink and print your design.  All supplies included for just $40! Sign up today to reserve your spot: https://www.studiostilllife.com/class-calendar/2017/12/3/handmade-card-making-day

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6×6 Show and Open Studios!

Mark you calendars for Running with Scissor’s 6×6 Annual Gallery Event & Open Studios on Saturday October 14th,10 am – 4 pm, during statewide Maine Craft Weekend!

Over 40 RWS member artists & invited artist guests exhibiting 6×6″ new works of art, all priced $150.00 each AND over 30 RWS artists will open their work space and studios to talk, browse, explore, buy!

FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES.

250 Anderson Street
Portland
More info at rwsartstudios.com, info@rwsartstudios.com or 207-831-5682

Book Arts Exhibit at USM’s Glickman Library in Portland

 

From: https://usm.maine.edu/art/art-342-summer-book-arts-culminating-event

ART 342 Summer Book Arts Culminating Event

Summer Book Arts class, ART 342, culminates in an exhibition of student made art books.

Book Arts Exhibition runs from September 7 – October 8, 2017 at the Special Collections on the 6th floor, Glickman Family Library.

Lecture and Exhibition Reception is Monday, September 11th, 4:00-6:00 p.m..

Lecture: Artists’ Books as Teaching Tools by Cathleen Miller, Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England.  University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland Campus.  Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m..

Following the Lecture there will be an exhibition reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of Glickman Family Library.  Refreshments will be served.

Event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

Celebrating ME Craft Weekend!

Come see me tomorrow at the Running with Scissors 6×6 Gallery Show and Open Studios, as part of ME Craft Weekend! From the event page:

“Experiencing how artists ply their magic will be the focus of the Open Studios at Running with Scissors Studios (RWS), 250 Anderson St, in Portland’s eclectic and creative East Bayside on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am to 4 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the 30+ artists working, you will find a unique show of work in a variety of media, in a six inch by six inch format display.

Meet print makers, painters, jewelers, ceramicists, wood workers, metal workers, textile artists, print makers, book artists, mixed media and more at this one day unique event and maybe find a piece to take home.

Part of the greater Maine Craft Weekend, through the Maine Crafts Association, the RWS event will be neighbored by other local craft makers and craft brewers. See http://mainecraftweekend.org/ for more information and a map. Please call 207-831-5682 or email kate@rwsartstudios.com for more info.

Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend October 1 + 2, 2016.”

More info at the Running with Scissors Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/625806780916138/

Open Studios April 30th!

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Join me and other artist at Running with Scissors for a open studio day and art sale! From the event webpage:

Bursting with new art works to buy and open studios to explore, Running With Scissors invites you and yours to our SPRING open studios event April 30th. With Mother’s Day and other spring holidays and events right around the corner (yeah, you need a gift for mom NEXT WEEK!) why not choose something made locally, by hand and in the space they actually made it!

FREE event and open for ONE DAY ONLY .
250 Anderson Street
Portland, ME
scissorsart@gwi.net for more info

Over 40 artists welcome you into their creative homes and share with you their work, their gifts and their community.

Also, CHOCOLATES! – We are thrilled to be collaborating with Christopher Hastings Confections – the crafts award-winning, Maine-made and inspired chocolates and candies, using local ingredients and small-batch artisan techniques. We draw our inspiration from the rich food history and taste traditions of Maine to produce stunningly delicious and truly decadent confections that put a little bit of Maine into every tasty bite.

As small-batch artisans — we don’t make hundreds of chocolates every week, like those ‘big box’ candy shops. Instead we artfully hand-craft fifty or so of each of our chocolates at a time, keeping a regular menu of our most popular chocolates while sprinkling in a seasonal assortment of confections and chocolates we create specifically based on the availability of quality local ingredients.

Because we are small-batch, we’re incredibly nimble — and welcome special orders or requests. If you have a special someone to woo, an upcoming corporate or personal special event, or run a business catering to those seeking the very best tastes the great state of Maine has to offer, we’d love to work with you to make your life more delicious.” handpainted

Spring is also nothing without the FLOWERS, right? So we are bringing in a guest floral artist to pair with our ceramic artists offering you truly unique floral arrangements and gifts that mom, or any loved one will treasure. Pre-order flowers for Mothers Day or buy an arrangement to take home that day. Limited number available.

Opening Reception Tonight for Artist Books on View at the Portland Public Library

I’m please to have two artist books on exhibit this month as part of Bound Together III, an exhibit put on by the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts at the Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine. From the website:

“There are approximately 50 books in the exhibition, each emphasizing the relationship between content and form. Book formats and binding techniques include accordions, flags, fans, pop-ups, altered books, tunnels, scrolls, Coptic and leaf-stab binding, etc. A wide variety of media include linoleum and gelatin prints, monotypes, digital prints, watercolor and acrylic painting, collage, sewing, handmade papers, stamps, calligraphy, text, wax, glass, wood panel.”

Learn more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/bound-together-iii-opening-reception/#sthash.Rsm5ykZ5.dpuf, or visit me tonight for the opening reception from 5-8pm  at 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101.

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October Walk 2013, Sissy Buck – Photo credit: Jay York

 

 

 

to credit: Jay York