from a fellow crafter.... (pittsburg)

Monday, August 30, 2010 by kelly
from a fellow crafter...

My grandmother, Beth Atchison, was a respected teacher of tole and decorative painting in the Adult Education classes in Pittsburg for many years in the 1970s and 80s. She loved painting and teaching; and selling her beautiful painted items in craft shows throughout the East Bay.

This Friday & Saturday, we are holding a garage sale of her incredible library of books & patterns; beautiful wood furniture, tin ware, wood products which include clocks, trays, butter churns, sleds, shelves, bears, ducks, chickens, bunnies, dolls, Santas, angels, flat boards, paddles, key holders, frames, bird houses, and various small ornaments, wooden books and school related items. There are some finished or "almost finished" items as well. Several "multiples" of the same wood product have been paired with the pattern for ease of completion.

In addition, Beth loved making Teddy Bears, sewing, and keeping her hand in other craft projects. The sale also includes her library of Teddy Bear patterns, fur, sewing fabric, and lots of craft supplies and "how to" craft books.

Dates: Friday, September 3rd – 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 4th – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Address: 4297 Ridge Drive, Pittsburg, CA….corner of Ridge & Scenic Drive,+Pittsburg,+CA+94565&gl=us&ei=sfJ7TMTsIpKosAPt1eCCBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ8gEwAA

Please forward this to any of your painting & crafting friends.

Items are price to sell!
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First Annual Bikes and Bands or Bikestock festival (oakland)

Saturday, August 28, 2010 by kelly
Hi, this year I am helping coordinate the first annual Bikes and Bands or Bikestock festival in wonderful West Oakland presented by Bikes 4 Life and The Revolution Cafe. It will be September 4th and 5th at the courtyard of the Revolution Cafe on 7th st. It will have music of all types, vendors, ramps for skating and bikes and much more and at night there will be movies. So the event is all day and night for both days. So if you are a band, solo singer, circus act, vendor, or just want to help out with a stage or other fun things to make this festival the best it can be, HIT US UP! We want all types of music and acts, we want to be as diverse as Oakland. As far as vendors, if you are food, or clothes, or arts and crafts, or a non-profit let us know. Non-profits are free of charge for tables, and there is a discount for vendors that want a table for both days. We are not able to pay acts, but you will definitely have an audience. And you are welcome to bring merch to sell. Also, Sunday we will be joining forces with Hoodstock to bring West Oakland a super rad mega festival!!!!!!!!!

Oakland, Berkeley, all of the East Bay.

Music: Thrash, punk, hip hop, rap, mariachi, acoustic, folk, bluegrass, gypsy, etc. EVERYTHING IS WELCOME!

Thank you and have a lovely day,

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Downtown Campbell ArtWalk Call for Artists (campbell)

by kelly
Call for Artists to display in Downtown Campbell
We have an ArtWalk in Downtown Campbell every third Friday of the month.
Forms and information are available at the link on the ArtWalk web site:

There is a form on the site -- download it and follow the instructions.
Our ArtWalk is getting quite a turnout -- so artists will get good exposure that night.

The location would be inside a participating shop, boutique or gallery, or on the sidewalk. There is a modest fee of $20 in advanced — $35 the week of.
Please contact me if you are interested, have any questions or need more information. Tel number 408/409-4340
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Artists wanted for Art & Wine Event (hayward)

by kelly
The Hayward Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists to display and sell their art at our Saturday, September 18, 2010 Art and Wine Street Party. Event is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Space is $35.00

This is a juried event. Please email photos of your art to

We are looking for artists who do oils, acrylic, watercolor, graphics, photography, pottery, glass work, and handmade jewelry.
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Made With Love Craft Show (santa clara)

by kelly
I am looking for local vendors selling handcrafted and handmade items for a charity arts and craft show. You will be asked to send photos of your items, so do not claim manufactured items as your own.

The show is called the Made With Love Craft Show. Formally known as Make A Difference Craft Show in May 2009. It was extremely successful and profitable for many local vendors, which is why I am planning it again.

The show will take place at Santa Clara University on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm. Booths are $45 (includes 1- 8.5 ft by 2.5 ft table and two chairs). The show will be outdoors, so no electricity. Canopies will not be provided, but you may bring some if you wish as long as they fit within the 10' by 10' assigned booth space.

This show has an excellent reputation because we want to support local crafters and artisans and local non-profits with a generous donation at the end of the show. Note: No percentages will be taken from your sales. Your booth fee is the donation to the organization.

If interested in applying, please respond to this ad and I will send you the link to the application. Due to the many spam emails, I have hidden the link and application.

Thanks so much for your interest!

Please include in your email what crafts/products you would like to include as well as photographs.

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East Bay Mini Makers Faire (oakland)

by kelly


A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur.
Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Oakland on Sunday, October 24, 2010.  It will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.
Maker Faire started back in 2005 as a spin-off of Make Magazine.  The original Maker Faire entertains about 90,000 visitors in San Mateo over a weekend at the end of every May.  Maker Faires have now happened appeared in Austin, Detroit and New York City. Mini Maker Faires have started to sprout up around the United States, including events in Ann Arbor, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, and Boston.
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire will follow the big Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering, but will be smaller in scale and will showcase the wonders of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is fortunate to have Park Day School as its host and sponsor.  Park Day School has just expanded its campus to 4 beautiful acres snuggled behind Oakland Technical High School in the Temescal district, and is opening its doors of this secret wonder to the greater East Bay for the Mini Maker Faire.
Follow the development of the East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Twitter@ebmakerfaire, as well as on its Facebook fan page.
And if you are (or know) a Maker or Crafter or Performer, please apply now to participate in the first annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire!

Call for Makers

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is looking for makers, performers, crafters and food vendors for our event on October 24th.  If you intend to sell merchandise, the cost is $100; otherwise there is no fee to participate.



What is a Call for Makers?  Basically it’s an invitation to come show and share your stuff at the event.  We ask you to fill out a simple form telling us about what you’d like to show at the Faire, so we know who you are and we can keep track all of you, and we’ll choose as many as we can fit to exhibit on October 24th.
A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, andcelebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. Don’t be shy — come and share!
Call for Makers officially opens June 1, and closes August 31.  Don’t wait to let us know you want to participate – it’s a short form,  just go ahead and apply today.
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Citizen LA Downtown Art Park (los angeles)

by kelly


Effective April 2009 street artists/performers are no longer permitted to set up on the sidewalk during the Downtown LA Art Walk. Therefore, since May 2009, Citizen LA Magazine has been offering artists, performers and vendors an opportunity to participate. 

Our event is a collective art & design setting that attracts talent from all over the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, Ventura and artists from around the country.

The Downtown Art Park is designed to bring artists, designers, street performers and audience together during the greater Downtown LA Art Walk event that draws thousands of participants every month. 

Given its unique location, the Art Park is be a key starting point and an ending destination for all attendees.

How to Register 

• We require every participant to register for this event.
• Participant may be required to submit photos and a letter of intent.
• Registration does not guarantee participation; there is a screening process.
• Upon approval of registration, a space will be assigned to you.
• No changes may be made on the day of event or without specific consent from Citizen LA.

The Downtown Art Park offers an opportunity for street artists and vendors to maintain a presence at the Downtown Art Walk. We will work with registered participants on an individual basis to ensure that all concerns are addressed.

Citizen LA adheres to a strict rolling registration policy – meaning, you must re-register each month in order to reserve a space. Note: Your attendance at one Art Park event does not guarantee you a space at the next month’s Art Park event. We will rotate the placement of each participant within the park each month. Our intention is to expose as many artists as possible.

We may accommodate walk-ins during the load-in period of the event; however, this will be on a first come first served basis and is highly discouraged.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 3rd, 2010 

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