Friday, October 23, 2009

Bella Boutique!! eep!!

Please check this out if you are near by...

Fun, Indie Shows for YOU!!

Thank Goodness for people like "Loop+Lil"! She is very into doing really cool, really big art shows and then shares the good word to people who read her blog. She is a really great seamstress, and I found her in a slide show on Flickr!

Please take a look at her BLOG
and her Etsy SITE...
and of course, her charming website...

"After a great time last weekend at the October Market, we've jumped right into readying ourselves for the Urban Street Bazaar. Come by the Bishop Arts District this Saturday (12-8pm) and Sunday (12-4pm) and visit us, as well as over 85 other great artists. And while you're down there, bring us a burger from Hunky's too! See you there!"

" October Market at St. Thomas Aquinas in East Dallas at Mockingbird and Alderson. We're excited to be doing a show close to home after traveling this summer.

Here's the scoop from the October Market:

The October Market is a one of a kind shopping

experience featuring items such as jewelry, home

accessories, art, antiques, personalized gifts, clothing

and more. With over forty new vendors, this year's

October Market is bigger and better than ever!

So, come join us for a day of shopping, lunch at the

Mom’s CafĂ©, and photos in the Pumpkin Patch."

"If you're in the DFW area and want to beat the heat inside while doing a little shopping, check it out on Friday evening, August 21st from 5-9pm and Saturday, August 22nd from 3-7pm. I've never been to a trunk show with this much fun stuff going on. Not only are there great vendors including Harrilu and Tara to the T (who were the other two Dallas artists at Renegade LA), but there are also going to be chair massages, makeup and hair consultations (I could desperately use), and other fun stuff. "

Renegade San Francisco

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quilt Market Fall 2009 By elliebelle7620

October 2009 Art Shows Around the World

This one sounds very neat!!!
The Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair 2009 (OCT.21-25: Head there now if you are near by!)
Please visit their site for more information. It is a super cute and interactive site, and my description alone cannot do it justice!!!
The locations and dates are as follows:
Newcastle - Feb
Perth - May
Sydney - Jun
Hobart - Jun
Melbourne - Jul
Canberra - Aug
New Zealand - Sep
Brisbane - Oct
Adelaide - Nov

Since I have been slacking a bit about posting, I will now present you with some upcoming shows to finish out October...

Dates and Locations
Founded in 2000, the Toronto International Art Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

October 22-26, 2009
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West

Thursday October 22, 2009

Special Collectors' Preview
Tickets: $290.00

Opening Night Preview
Tickets: $190.00

A Benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario
For more information or to order tickets, call the Art Gallery of Ontario at 416 979 6608 or visit

Friday October 23, 12-8pm
Saturday October 24, 12-8pm
Sunday October 25, 12-6pm
Monday October 26, 12-6pm

Advance tickets available at all TicketKing outlets, by phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333, and online at Tickets will be sold at the door until one hour before close.

General admission - $18.00
Groups, Students and Seniors - $14.00
Four-day Pass - $44.00
Children under 10 - Free

ART Singapore 2009

The fair saw almost 10,000 visitors at ARTSingapore 2009, included 60 exhibitors and artists from 10 countries bringing over 600 pieces of artworks. Highlights of the fair included a never-exhibited-before collection of Singapore pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng’s works, the first ever Asia International Photography Fair, and a “New Finds” section for emerging artist and galleries.
General Public Admission
8 - 10 October : 11am - 8pm
11 October : 11am - 5pm
Sorry, this show is over for the year...

$10 per entry
$20 season ticket (unlimited enteries)
Free Admission: Children under 12 and students

Zapp Show Information (around the US)

Here are some updated show times and dates for you that like the fine arts fairs...

Many new shows have joined ZAPP™, and many show application deadlines are approaching. See what new shows you can apply to below.

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

Artisphere 2010 - Greenville, South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/22/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/7/2010 - 5/9/2010
Artisphere's goal is to make exhibiting in an outdoor setting as enjoyable an experience as possible. Artisphere is a 3 day, open-air event situated in the West End Historic District of Downtown Greenville, SC. The Festival includes a wide array of performing arts in local theaters and outdoor amphitheaters, visual art exhibits, a culinary arts cafe, a children's art activities area, and the centerpiece of the festival, the Open Air Artist Row. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River in the heart of Downtown.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2010 - 25th Annual - Fort Worth, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2010 - 4/11/2010
We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 8 - 11, 2010, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, an increased artist award program of $10,000, an art purchase program of $10,000 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. has forged new ground in terms of increased sales for artists. More corner booths (109 out of 200 spaces), more artist amenities (at-booth lunch delivery, stress-free load-in and available storage) and more “shelf-space” for artists to exhibit and showcase their work (enhanced program guide, award winning website with extensive artist presence and focused advertising strategies targeted at discriminating buyers), MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma. Note: Due to our successful sponsorship and underwriting programs, booth fees will not increase for 2009.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2010 - Atlanta, Georgia
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/16/2010 - 4/18/2010
Celebrating its 74th year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment . Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta's premiere spring festival that attracts an average of 200,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event.

Art in the Park Myrtle Beach - November 2009 - South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/25/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 11/8/2009 - 11/9/2009
Art in the Park has been going on since 1973. As a judged show It has always been in a beautiful treed park two blocks from the ocean and in the center of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Special Note, all of our jewelry and photography categories are full for this show.

Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts 2009 - Florida
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/7/2009 - 11/8/2009
23rd Annual Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts - a Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Festival

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2010 13th Annual, presented by Art Colony Association - Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/26/2010 - 3/28/2010
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event. The Festival was ranked the #3 art festival in the country in AmericanStyle Magazine's "TOP 10 Festivals" in February 2009, "Best Art Gallery in Houston" in March of 2009 by readers of and "Best Festival in Houston" in the 2008 Houston Press "Best of Houston" magazine. Nestled in Houston’s most prestigious park, the Festival is conveniently located five miles from Downtown, two miles from the famous Galleria area and neighbors alongside the elegant residential communities of River Oaks, and Memorial. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is an art lover's delight.

New Waves: Juried Museum Exhibition at Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2010 - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/5/2010 - 3/28/2010
New Waves 2010, CAC's annual, juried exhibition, features work in various media by Virginia artists. “New Waves” promotes emerging artists while providing an excellent opportunity to purchase art. This year's exhibition has a special emphasis on art that contains narrative elements or somehow tells a story.

ArtAwards 2010 Art & Fine Craft Show Va Beach - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 1/30/2010 - 1/31/2010
ArtAwards 2010 is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show - conceived and produced by artists who were seeking several winter mid-Atlantic venues. The January event is at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center and will feature a heavy-duty promotional effort aimed at art buyers in the surrounding affluent areas (not the tourist audience, paid attendance). The show is recruiting professionals with many years of show experience for staff and will be run by artists who understand how such a show needs to be done. The show emphasizes awards won as a marketing technique to entice art buyers as well as high caliber artists (there is no minimum number of awards for acceptance). About 100 Exhibitors in many categories, 100% indoors at a state-of-the-art facility. Basic 10x10 booth is $295.

Salida Holiday Gift Market 2009 - Salida, Colorado
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/28/2009 - 11/28/2009
"The Holiday Art Spirit" is the theme of this exciting new show that follows the Salida Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and parade to Tenderfoot Mountain. Festivities are in the air after the parade and we are planning a splendid launch to follow our successful first fine arts festival in August.
The event will be inside the new Salida SteamPlant Theater and Event Center located on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown historic Salida at the foot of Tenderfoot Mountain, in the Ballroom, the Annex and the Theater Lobby, all easily accessible. This small but very special show of juried fine artists and crafters will be the draw for Chaffee County and visiting Thanksgiving weekend guests. Generous holiday decorations will enhance the Artists' booths and the festive mood of gift seekers. The outdoor Plaza in front of the complex, which faces the river, will feature a warming tent for holiday musicians and hot delicious beverages and goodies.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Mid-Atlantic
DEADLINE: 10/31/2009
Jury Fee: $45.00
Find the customers you need next Spring at Sugarloaf’s six established shows in major metropolitan markets. All of these established shows continue to deliver sales year after year! Apply to as many Spring 2010 Sugarloaf shows as you’d like for only one jury fee!
* Chantilly, VA (Washington DC suburbs), 12th year, January 29, 30, 31, 2010
* Somerset, NJ (Central NJ area), 17th year, March 12, 13, 14, 2010
* Oaks, PA (Philadelphia area), 2nd year, March 19, 20, 21, 2010
* Hartford, CT (State Capital), 7th year, March 26, 27, 28, 2010
* Gaithersburg, MD (Washington DC suburbs), 35th year, April 9, 10, 11, 2010
* Timonium, MD (Baltimore, MD area), 32nd year, April 16, 17, 18, 2010
Booth space costs range from $295 for a 15’ x 8’ outdoor space in Gaithersburg to $595 for a 10’x10’ indoor space in Chantilly. Don’t miss your chance to become part of these established shows.

New Events

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival - 22nd Annual Spring Show - 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
OPEN DATE: 9/23/2009
DEADLINE: 11/05/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/12/2009-3/14/2009
New Mexico’s premiere art event of the year, the 22nd Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival’s Spring Show, will be taking place March 12-14, 2010 at the Lujan Exhibit Complex, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Featuring 175 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country, live entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, food sampling, the Kids’ Creation Station™ and much more, this delightful show is a great way to celebrate spring in New Mexico. It was recognized by the New Mexico Department of Tourism as one of the state’s top 10 attractions, by Rand McNally as one of the ‘Best Fests’ and by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top 100 art shows in the current ‘200 Best’ issue.

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff 2010 - St. Joseph, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 10/17/2009
DEADLINE: 1/14/2010
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/10/2010 - 7/11/2010
Apply to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff where estimated crowds of 70,000 converge annually on this beautiful resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan. The art fair is in downtown Lake Bluff Park overlooking Lake Michigan. Our mission is “Bringing People and Art Together.” Our goals include:
Providing high quality art to the Midwest,
Providing a nurturing environment for the artists,
To be considered one of the best fine-art-fine craft fairs in the country and
To provide jurying by judges who are “experts in their fields.”
The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the largest fund raiser for the Krasl Art Center's general education programs and exhibitions.
Once a “clothesline art fair” in the early 1960s, Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff has become a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed event by artists, experts and patrons. The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff continues to attract high-quality artists.

Utah Arts Festival 2010 - Salt Lake City, Utah
OPEN DATE: 10/20/2009
DEADLINE: 3/8/2010
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/24/2010 - 6/27/2010
The 34th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 24 – 27, 2010 at the new Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 140 visual artists from across the country are juried in to participate in our Artists Marketplace. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kick off the summer in Utah each June. More than 80,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, a film program, children’s art and culinary arts.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lots of Events in Southern Illinois this Weekend!!!

This weekend is full of really fun events. They include...

** Vulture Fest in Makanda, IL (Saturday Oct. 17th and Sunday Oct. 18th from about 10-6pm). There will be live music, beautiful handmade art and crafts, and also

Williamson County Pavillion in Marion, IL. There will be crafts and flea market and garage sale vending.

Sam's Parking Lot in Marion, IL. Look for lots of flea market and garage sale vending!!! Big Yard Sale & Flea Market (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Marion, IL - Rain date October 24 - For a nominal fee, rent the area of two parking spaces. Sell your crafts, extra inventory or clutter. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sam's CLub Parking Lot, 2709 Walton Way. Family & Community Org. $25.00; Businesses--$40.00.

Next weekend, is the SIUC Welcome Weekend Craft Show at SIUC.
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
Student Center, Hall of Fame
Each year the SIUC Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the Southern Illinois community take part in many campus events.

And in the future, here is another event:
Giant Flea Market or

Open Date:
Sat, December 05, 2009
Close Date:
Sun, December 06, 2009
Features exhibitors displaying and selling all types of items including collectibles. Held on the first Sunday of the month April to October.

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Gate Admission, Handicapped Access, Public Transportation
Giant Flea Market
Duquoin State Fairgrounds
655 Executive Drive (Route 51 South)
Duquoin, IL 62832
Admission Fee
Phone Number:
(217) 529-6939

Other events:
*Carterville Pumpkin Path (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

Carterville Pumpkin Path-Downtown Carterville is Spooktacular. Downtown businesses hand out free candy to children and decorate their storefronts as haunted houses. Grab the kids and take part in the Halloween parade and costume contests.

I will keep you updated as to more events too! Finally some fun things to do before it geets to be freezing every day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3 Shows at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Visit the Site HERE...

Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales here at the SIUC Student Center in the Hall of Fame Area: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community come together at these events to sell their handmade wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public.

To become a vendor, first read our Guidelines and Regulations below, and then contact us by phone, in person, by email, or by letter.
Craft Shop Craft Sales 2008-2009 Brochure

Holiday Craft Sale: Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009

Valentines Craft Sale: (Not this year!! Resumes in 2011. Sorry!! This is usually a really good one!!)

Family Weekend Craft Sale: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dates and Descriptions of Sales 2009-2010
Family Weekend Craft Sale

* Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* Each year the SIUC Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the Southern Illinois community take part in many campus events.

Holiday Craft Sale

* Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame (1st Floor) & International Lounge (2nd Floor)
* Our annual Holiday Craft Sale is a major event featuring more than 75 craftspeople. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Southern Illinois community shop for holiday decorations, gifts, and unique items.

Valentine’s Day Craft Sale

* Will not be held in 2010. The Valentine's Day Craft Sale will return February 14, 2011.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* The Valentine’s Day Craft Sale fits the bill for those last minute shoppers searching for the perfect gift for that someone special. Everyone from SIUC faculty, staff, and students to the local community shops at this special one day sale.

Guidelines and Regulations

All art and craft items must be original work. No commercially obtained items, imports, food, literature, books, or magazines, etc., can be sold. Vendors must submit a photograph that represents their work. Photos may be emailed to Additional photos may be needed if there is a change in the craft sale items or at the request of the Craft Shop Coordinator. Vendors will be asked to remove items from their tables which do not fit these criteria.

All crafts will be prejudged for compliance to guidelines, quality, and excessive repetition by vendors

Limited space is available. Vendors may request locations, but final allocations of space will be determined by the Craft Shop Coordinator to preserve consistency, variety, and quality.

Large fixtures for vending areas may be brought in to location the night before the Holiday sale. Please contact the Craft Shop to make arrangements.

Set-up time is two hours before the start of the sale. No early set-ups will be allowed.

Vendors are responsible for collecting their profits. The Craft Shop is not responsible for any checks accepted.

No refunds will be given unless the sale is canceled by the Craft Shop.

Tables and rented space may not be sub-leased, traded, or given to other vendors.

Vendors are responsible for lighting and extension cords.

Booth spaces have an 8ft frontage and are approximately 6ft from front to back. Tables are approximately 8’x 30” wide. Tables and chairs are provided. If vendors choose to provide their own set-up, they must comply with the space requirements. A map of craft table locations is available at the Craft Shop.

No late applications will be accepted (see application forms for deadlines).

Failure to comply with any of the above guidelines and regulations will result in a forfeiture of privileges to participate in the sale.

Premium and front row area will be reserved for vendors with 10 years of Holiday Sale.
Previous Craft Sales

Over the past 30 years, we have been very fortunate with the quality and professionalism of our vendors, and the over all turnout of the sales.

All craft sales will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Center in the Hall of Fame area, located at the south end of the building. Additional space will be available in the International Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, for the Holiday Craft Sale. Locations may be changed at the discretion of the Craft Shop.
Loading and Setup

The loading dock, located at the south end of the Student Center, is available for brief periods to vendors. Please limit parking in this area to loading and unloading items.
Application Procedures and Fees

Please use the application form attached that corresponds to the sale in which you wish to participate. Separate application forms must be completed for each sale.

Please submit a photograph of all work to be sold along with application. The photograph should represent the items that vendor will be selling.

Make all checks payable to SIUC.

Mail applications with payment to:
Craft Shop
Student Center - Mail Code 4407
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

To make campus parking more convenient during University operating hours, we encourage the use of free parking in Lot 56 south of the Arena. This will allow more customers easy access to the craft sales.

We will, however, continue to offer parking permits. Vendors using the permit must park in the lot directly across from the Student Center. You may pick up your permit upon arrival, on the day of the sale.

Please request a parking permit on the Craft Sale Application. The deadline for purchasing a parking permit is the Monday prior to the sale. Please make your check payable to SIUC in the amount of $4.00 per day, excluding Saturdays.
Overnight Security and Liability

Overnight security is provided for the Holiday Craft Sale only. All items must be removed each night for other sales.

Vendors exhibit their work at their own risk. The Student Center Craft Shop is not responsible for lost or damaged merchandise.
Local Accommodations

Many hotels and restaurants are located within a five mile radius of campus. Further information is available upon request.

Promotion includes advertisements in campus and local newspapers, as well as distribution of Craft Sale flyers and press releases to all local media.

If you have questions or require additional information not found in this brochure, please visit our website at:, contact Ron Dunkel by e-mail (, or phone 618-453-3636 or 618-453-5209.

Renegade Holiday Applications Due Friday!!!

To visit their site for more info...CLICK HERE!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vulture Fest 2009 and Art Around the Square (Carbondale, IL)

Tonight was the Carbondale Downtown Art and Wine Festival. It was nice to vend at, and the weather was absolutely amazing!!! Please visit the DAWF Website for more info...

Next weekend (October 9), is the Art Around the Square, where local businesses in the downtown area feature artists from all over the country in their shops. Many times, the artists may even begin selling their work from the shop after the event too. Please visit The Art Around the Square Website for more info. Stop into Dayshift if you have a chance to see two really great artists!! (Carbondale, IL)

Then, the following weekend (October 17-18) is Vulture Fest!! I will be there shopping and possibly vending. The boardwalk is a fun place to visit and there will be lots of art, crafts, and music. Some good food (especially the candied almonds and pecans...yum!!) Dayshift will be vending there too. (Makanda, IL)

Tis the season to be creative and make, sew, craft, whatever you fancy!! The nice cooler weather (at least in the Midwest) inspires more people to get put in their communities and enjoy local art and other fun activities. The holidays are fast approaching, so stock up your Etsy shops and be prepared this year!!

Happy Crafting!!