Featured Artists’ Updates

After being swamped for the last few months with the Falling for Local show, a quick trip to Florida (NOT a vacation!) and sundry other events like frying my laptop, I wanted to do a brief update about the folks I have featured so far on my blog and give you some info on what is coming in the near future for me and others!

First, I’ll catch you up on some of the featured artists:

100_1641Theresa Morbitzer- Vintage Vamp has been busy, busy, busy!  Theresa has done tons of shows since I wrote about her and has a few more going on before the end of the year. First, she will have an Customer Appreciation Open House this Sunday at her home.         She will also be at Holiday Craftacular at Schiller Park on November 17th, Holiday Show at Aladdin Shrine Temple November 23rd and 24th (I will be working her booth on the 24th!), a private girls’ night out shopping party on 12/6/13 and Hilliard’s Hollyfest on 12-7.

Aisha and Family

Aisha Echols– Finalist along with Fashion Mob for a brick and mortar space in downtown Columbus through the KickStart program!  Woot to both!!!

Kelli with her sister

Kelli with her sister

Kelli Martin– made her trip for a much deserved vacation with her sister to CA, returned home and created 2 lines of clothing, one for HighBall and one for TRAUMA.  Her team won 3rd place in HighBall Couture .competition and her ‘Barbie’ doll line at TRAUMA was a big hit!  She has also been asked to critique a fashion design class next week and is still teaching at Indianola Informal School. Next up for the Fashion Mobster is supporting Rock for the Cure and beginning work on the Black Friday event. http://www.youtube.com/user/AltFashionMob


Walter Herrmann– Walter has been a very busy guy (as always!).  He completed his annual Fire on the Water and his work intense commissioned Sharon Fire. He just returned from the Chicago SOFA show where  Duff Lindsay asked him to show some work for his gallery. He will also be in an invitational in the Carnegie Gallery with 17 other artists curated by Stephanie Rond, a one day invitational show at Tacocat on NOV 23rd and had his work in a ceramics invitational in Sharon PA. Right now he has work in the juried exhibition at the Cultural Art Center, called “YOU CALL THAT ART”. (a 100 anniversary celebration of the NY armory show in 1913).  On tap are 2 solo shows: one at Image optical in May and the second is the Cultural Art Center in 2015. Then next summer there will be a repeat of  Water Fire Sharon again. Meanwhile his work will also be on display for another year or so at the AMA motorcycle museum. Wow!  Busy man!!!

Chad and wife, LeeAnn

Chad Cochran–  Chad’s body of work continues to grow and grow!  He has had several shows in the Cleveland area and another of his photos was featured in Midwest Living.  He also has a show coming up here in Columbus: “the sky is falling”  with the opening reception on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00pm at Max the Salon, 640 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.  His work is also currently at the Valley Arts Center, in Chagrin Falls for their 42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit, through December 13th.

945325_563740970343776_1286533044_nDonna Estep McCarty– Donna is the Travonna Coffee House Art Gallery Artist of the Month for November! And showing at The Village Idiot thru December…Congrats!

Tona and hubby, Randy

Tona and hubby, Randy

Tona Pearson (Art Party)-  Art Party will be at the 400 West Rich Street Winter Market every week, and will have art at the Clintonville Resource Center  business building at 322 North High for the rest of the year. The group will  also have monthly art up at Crimson Cup in Beechwold.

100_1816Karen Buoncristiano– She has been creating away!  Just created a new lotion and soap called Vanilla Tree, made using the essential oil from an evergreen tree called Peru Balsam but smells like a woodsy vanilla. She’s also getting back on the potters wheel after a long lasting shoulder injury.  She will be selling her wares at:  Grove City Art & Craft Show this Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10; November 17 at Holiday Craftacular, in Schiller Park’s Recreation Center; December 6 a private chocolate, wine, & shopping night; and December 7 Bexley Festival of the Arts at Montrose Elementary.

interview photoKaren Lazenby– Recently updated her website to make customization/ordering easier and is pushing holiday cards @5.99/ box. and offering custom hand-colored prints both at www.thelazybeepaperhouse.com

And now for me!!!  I will be vending at St. Brendan’s Craft Fair on November 16, 9-3 in Dublin for the fifth year and will be doing a highlight on this event in the next week as I promised the organizers that I would blog about them and the great event they put on every year!

On November 15th from 12-7, I will be joining Angela Carbetta at the Marion Palace Theater for a recycle repurpose crafts show.

In December(the 6th, 7-10 p.m.), I will be hosting my own little girls’ night out Artys Fartsy Shopping Party at my home featuring several local artisans to encourage friends to shop locally.  I will feature more info about this soon, too, but if you are interested in details, let me know!

And my final show for the season is the  the 16th Annual Gingerbread Cottage to be held on Saturday, December 7, from 10am – 3pm at Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Avenue in Westerville.  Whew!  I’m tired thinking of all of this but jazzed to be vending in some new places!

Stay tuned for more updates on holiday events and thanks to all of these wonderful artists for keeping me in the loop about their happenings!


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