Love is in the (cold) air

Come celebrate the season of love! The Artist Mercantile in St. Paul is throwing a pre-Valentine’s Day event in February. The Jewelry Trunk Show and Soirée takes place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7–8.

trunk show at artist mercantile

On Friday from 11am–1pm, take in a lunchtime jewelry trunk show, and while you’re there enjoy samples of fabulous chocolate truffles. The mother-daughter team of DeDesigns Jewelry will show their vintage-inspired collection, which is made from materials such as gold filigree, silver, crystals, and rhinestones.

On Saturday from 7–9pm, you can again find the jewelry of DeDesigns and chocolate, plus you can sample some wine. The evening will also highlight my mixed-media shadowboxes, as well as the work of Sarah Wash, who works in acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and Mod Podge. Both my and Sarah’s collage work will be up at Artist Mercantile through March 8.

Spread the word and come share the love!

DETAILS

Friday, Feb. 7, 11am–1pm
Saturday, Feb. 8, 7–9pm
The mixed-media work of Christy Johnson and Sarah Wash will be on display through March 8.

Artist Mercantile
24 West Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN 55102
The Artist Mercantile offers a wide variety of Minnesota-made art and gifts that are perfect for any occasion.


Words, Music, and Art

If you’re looking for something fun and non-holiday-esque to do, consider checking out the current production at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. Through Dec. 29, you can take in a show of Words by…Ira Gershwin. According to the Park Square Theatre, the show will introduce the audience to Ira Gershwin and explore “the creative process of song writing.”

Is It Time? - Mixed-media shadowbox by Christy Johnson

Is It Time? – Mixed-media shadowbox by Christy Johnson

While you’re there, check out my collection of music-themed work in the lobby. My mixed-media shadowboxes will be on display outside the theatre through Dec. 29.

Park Square Theatre
20 West Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN 55102


This weekend : Cleveland Bazaar

I’m headed to Cleveland, OH, this week for this weekend’s Cleveland Bazaar. It’s on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, at 78th Street Studios in the SmARTspace on the first floor. We’ll be there from 10am – 9pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. Among the 100 crafters you’ll find at the event will be yours truly, redshoes26, as well as Larissa Loden and Colette Paperie.

Welcome to Ohio Sign - State Icon by redshoes26

Welcome to Ohio Sign – State Icon by redshoes26

Below are the details of the event. It’s my last show of the year, so come out if you’re in the Ohio area! After this weekend, I’ll be busy making new things in my studio and taking a well-deserved breather. It’s been such a fun year, and I really appreciate all of your support. Thank you, and have a happy holiday!

Cleveland Bazaar (West Side)
78th Street Studios, SmARTspace (first floor)
1301 West 78th St., Cleveland, OH 44102
10am – 9pm Saturday, Dec. 14
10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 15


This week : WAM Holiday Sale & No Coast Craft-O-Rama

It’s another two-fer!

From 3-6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4, I’ll have my State Icons, mini ornaments, and card boxes for sale at the WAM Holiday Sale, which takes place in the Weisman Art Museum’s Riverview Gallery. You’ll also find at this show jewelry by Larissa Loden, and the work of other local artisans.

Weisman Art Museum - State Icon by redshoes26

Weisman Art Museum – State Icon by redshoes26

Then, from 3-8pm on Friday, Dec. 6, and 9am-5pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, I’ll be at No Coast Craft-O-Rama at the Midtown Global Market in Uptown. I’m so excited for this show! It’s the craft fair of the year for Minnesotans, and I’ve tried for six years to get in. I guess the sixth was the charm! I’m really looking forward to it. You can get all of your holiday shopping done at this one show. Find all of the talented vendors here.

Midtown Global Market - State Icon by redshoes26

Midtown Global Market – State Icon by redshoes26

Bring a friend and some comfy shoes!


This weekend : Renegade Craft Fair – Austin

Renegade Craft Fair is almost here! A show I look forward to because A) it’s super fun, B) I’m successful in it, and C) it’s in Austin, TX, baby!

Renegade Craft Fair Austin

I’ve been to Austin twice now, both for this show (once in the winter, once in the summer), and I just love it. I’ll be traveling down with two other artists who will be participating in the fair, Larissa Loden and Michelle Brusegaard. Larissa and I are sharing a booth at the event, which takes place at the Palmer Events Center. So you can find us together. And Michelle is just right across the aisle from us. A crafter’s dream—to participate in a fun show and be near fun pals.

Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 30 & Sunday, Dec. 1
11am – 6pm both days
Palmer Events Center

See you there!


Get your Craft’za on!

I wanted to give you a quick reminder that this Saturday, Nov. 16, is Craft’za! Last year’s show was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see you all there tomorrow.

Here’s a link to the Grain Belt Bottling House, where the show will take place. redshoes26 will be there with the other awesome vendors from 10am – 5pm. I’ll have with me all kinds of State Icons, new boxed card sets, and mini State Icon ornaments.

There’s free parking, and the event is free to attend. And there will be food trucks! Food trucks!

Bring a friend and come to Northeast Minneapolis!

craft'za


This weekend : Craft’za

It’s the holiday show season! How do I know? Because I’m updating my blog with show info every week, and my calendar has scribbled show info written on every weekend “block” in my calendar this month and most next month, too! It’s exciting, and I’m looking forward to meeting people, showing my new work, and hobnobbing with my fellow creative types.

This Saturday, I’ll be at Craft’za, the second annual craft fair put on by the folks behind Craftstravaganza. This year’s Craft’za event is taking place at the Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis. I’ll have State Icons, mini State Icon Ornaments, larger matted prints, new boxed greeting cards, zippered pouches, and hopefully a few other brand new items that are in the works! I’m looking forward to debuting the new work, and my fingers are crossed that this will be the event at which I can do that….

Mini State Icon Ornaments by redshoes26

Mini State Icon Ornaments by redshoes26

 

DETAILS:

Craft’za
Saturday, Nov. 16
10am – 5pm
Grain Belt Bottling House
77 & 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Find vendors such as redshoes26, Adam Turman, Amy Jo’s Handmade, Beckamade, Bruno Press, Cindy Lindgren, Ink Orchard, Julie Meyer, LolaMade Monsters, Made by Michelle Brusegaard, Oh Dier, and so many more!