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.
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!
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.
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.
Some of my favorite local small businesses share what they do in this annual Holiday Gift Guide. You can contact the artists and designers directly for more info on them or their work. Enjoy, and thanks for shopping local!
SAIREY GERNES // SGDSTYLE
What: Irely Intimate Apparel is my line of comfortable and pretty knickers with a patented pocket that they roll into, and TowelTopper is a band I designed that wraps around your towel, which secures it to your body.
Online: www.shopirely.com, mytoweltopper.com
Exclusive: Receive 10% off your entire order by entering the code redshoes13 at checkout.
EMILY GRAY KOEHLER – PRINTMAKER
What: Hand-pulled color-reduction woodcuts of the natural world, with an emphasis on the complex nature of human relationships with the environment.
Where: My studio, located at 2168 Third St., Suite 2A, in White Bear Lake, MN. I’ll be hosting some events next month, including the White Bear Lake Holiday Open House on Nov. 7, and the Small Business Saturday Studio Sale from 10-4 on Nov. 30. Visit a working artist studio for handmade holiday gifts, woodcuts, and refreshments.
EMMA HOLCOMB & SARAH MCARDLE // MAI
What: Fashion-forward yoga and activewear/lifestyle apparel that’s perfect for making the transition from the studio to dinner with friends. Our garments are made in St. Paul, MN, and our mantra is “I AM enough.” We believe that who you are is exactly who you should be. We recognize the importance of challenging yourself to become the best you possible, but feel that at the end of the day, it is loving yourself, as you are, that can bring you the most peace.
Online: www.fashionbyMAI.com, etsy.com/shop/MAIyoga
Exclusive: Receive $10 off your first order by using the code RedShoes at checkout in either of the online shops listed above. Offer ends Nov. 11, 2013.
KARIN JACOBSON DESIGN
What: My modern jewelry designs are beautiful and affordable. I use ethically sourced materials whenever possible.
Where: Studio #288 in the Northrup King Building, which will be open during Art Attack from Nov. 1-3. You can also find a list of local shops on my website.
Exclusive: Receive 10% off of in-stock merchandise by letting me know you read about it in redshoes news.
CHRISTY JOHNSON // REDSHOES26
What: State Icons, which are digital illustrations in handmade frames, and mini State Icon ornaments, which are even smaller State Icons in tiny metal canisters with glass lids. They are adorned with sparkly wreaths and ribbon. Aww.
Where: At various art and craft shows nationwide, plus at 19 shops, boutiques, and galleries in the U.S. A list can be found on the Contact page of my website.
Exclusive: Purchase three or more State Icon illustrations in the month of November 2013 and receive a free mini State Icon ornament. Just mention you saw this deal in redshoes news, and tell me which State Icon you’d like in your ornament.
MARY OLSON // MARY OLSON ART
What: Oil and acrylic abstract paintings; mixed-media collage; and one-of-a-kind, handwoven items.
Where: The Orchard Art House in Excelsior, MN, which is open Thursday nights in December for a Holiday Bazaar. My new original framed collages on wood, made from torn sketchbook pages and other paper mixed media, will be available, as will colorful, handwoven, full-sized blankets.
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Next Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 5–8pm, you’ll find me and my art at this cool event at the Minneapolis Club. It’s called An Authentic, Affluent, Artisan Revival, and I’ll be among some super impressive small business owners (find all the info here)!
You can expect to find my State Icon illustrations, including the newest one, the Minneapolis Club (of course!).
If you plan to come, please RSVP to the event and mention redshoes 26. If you RSVP, you will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, including dinner at the Minneapolis Club, a guest-room stay at the Club, and more! Walk-ins are also welcome, but why not get entered to win these fab prizes?
I look forward to seeing you on Oct. 1!