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Cool art to combat the dog days, upcoming workshops, thanks to Wilmington and more

August in the Guild store means celebrating the American landscape View this email in your browser

First Friday, August 2
Cool Art to Combat the Dog Days

August in the Guild store means celebrating the American landscape.  August's featured store craftsmen is Deena Ball, whose watercolors reflect the color, movement, and variety of the landscape itself.  

Stop by our First Friday celebrations on August 2 to see Deena demonstrate her delicate touch with watercolors between 5-9 pm.  Enjoy our exhibition Under the Influence, too, before it closes on August 10.  

In fact, we've got several demonstrations that will help you beat the heat and learn about cool craft:
  • Saturday, August 3 Damion Fauser will demonstrate some techniques involved in creating a mitred box from 12-3
  • Saturday, August 10 Don Swartz  will be demonstrating woodcarving from 12 pm - 4 pm
As always, you'll find us at 335 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA.

Image above: work by Deena Ball
Students from Free Form Crochet

Loops and Squiggles

Can't kick the urge to doodle?  You're in good company.  Several upcoming workshops take advantage of the meditative loops and squiggles of doodling - but combine them with technical know-how and they resolve into something sublime.  See the full schedule here, call 717-431-8706 with questions, or email handmade@pacrafts.org.

Image above:  Making Paste Paper with Diane Maurer

Wilmington Welcomes Craftsmen for 7th Year

Our 7th annual craft fair at the Chase Center on the Riverfront was an exquisite one.  Beautiful craft was welcomed by discerning patrons. Thank you to the craftsmen for filling the rooms with your delicate designs and thoughtful curiousity, and thank you to the visitors who value their one-of-a-kind creations so highly.  Comments from patrons and craftsmen both focused on the variety of work on display and the high quality of craftsmanship present. 

We continued to recognize the excellence and talent of our exhibitors with the Benchmark Awards program.  Angela Shope won the award for Resolved Design, Marcia Reiver won the award for for Unique Vision, and Tim and Sharon Carey won the award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. Congratulations!

Our next Fine Craft Fair will be in the midst of fall splendor in Rittenhouse Square, October 11, 12, & 13.  We'll see you there for another exciting weekend.

Recognize this room?

Wait, let's take a look at what it used to be:
 the kitchen of the restaurant
The old kitchen is almost ready!  We've got ventilation for the soldering stations, better windows and light, and those boxes hold the workbenches just waiting to be assembled (if you feel inspired to lend a hand on putting them together - call or email us!).  

We're still looking for equipment of course (our wishlist is here, maybe you can help!), but we're planning classes in the space and looking forward to filling it with students this fall for classes like: Stop by the see the space, lend a hand, contact us if you have equipment you'd be willing to donate! And thanks to those who have been calling, volunteering, and helping make the place awesome!


In the last email, we incorrectly attributed several images in our first article. The mugs were by Angela Shope, and the jewelry was by Helen Hosking.
You might also be interested in...
Apply Now for Main Line Art Center’s Holiday Fine Craft Sale (Dec. 5-15). The Craft Sale attracts hundreds of eager shoppers to the Art Center over the course  of 10 days, and 3 special events.  Juror: Bruce Hoffman, Dir. of Gravers Lane Gallery. Deadline: Aug. 26. For application: https://mainlineart.slideroom.com or call 610.525.0272. 7/30

The Georgetown DE Inaugural Art Crawl will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in conjunction with the 4th annual Farmer and Foodie Festival from noon until 4:00 pm.  Application deadline 8/11/2013.  The event is free to artist and area artist are encouraged to request an application by sending an email to georgetownartshow@yahoo.com.  For questions call Rosalie Walls 1.302.542.3875. 8/6

Advertise here. Only $10 for members/chapters. 300 characters (approx. 60 words) included. Title, one line text, web link and phone #. Contact us at www.pacrafts.org/advertise, mackenzie@pacrafts.org or 717-431-8706

Upcoming Dates
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster

August 16 (exhibition)
Lancaster Designer Craftsman Showcase

August 24
Circular, Square, & Rectangular Crochet Rag Rugs
Cathy Hetznecker

August 24
Fine Crafts at the Winery
New Hope

August 24
Pocono State Craft Festival

September 7 (workshop)
Making Paste Paper
Diane Maurer

September 7 (workshop)
Intro to Crochet
Amber Kane

September 7 & 8 (workshop)
Filigree Design & Structure
Lisa Gallagher

September 12 (workshop)
Circular, Square, & Rectangular Crochet Rag Rugs
Cathy Hetznecker

September 13 (exhibition)
Strictly Functional Pottery National opens

September 14 (workshop)
Basics of Digital Photography
Christine Goldbeck
see schedule
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