Gearing up for an Art Festival by the Sea

Art Festival by the Sea Manchester MA 2013 Etsy Beadwork Craft Fair Beading Beads

I have been invited to do an art festival in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA!! This will be my first festival and I will admit that I am a little nervous about it. There is so much to plan for, and I don’t really have much time or space to do it.. This week, I am revamping my booth design just a bit as well as figuring out the best way to windproof my displays all while doing it on a limited budget. It looks like the weather may cooperate, but in New England, anything could happen. If you have any tips or suggestions for a newbie, please leave them in the comments below..

Anyways, it sounds like it will be a fun event. There will be many artists and crafters showcasing their works, as well as locally grown products, concerts in the park, and a beer garden! If you happen to be north of Boston on Saturday, August 3, please stop by and say hello! (Click the pic above for more info:) I will do my best to post updates on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there!


Holiday Pet Shoppes Show @ Sheraton Boston Hotel

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 show! The show takes place this Saturday, December 8 at the  Sheraton Boston Hotel (at Prudential Center) from 12pm-6pm. This show is sponsored by Cityside Subaru and will feature over a dozen carefully selected pet vendors from throughout New England. You will be able to view my beaded doggie designs as well as a select number of my beaded artworks, all of which will be available for sale. Please check the event page to learn about all of the vendors, as well as special guest, Lilly the Hero Pit Bull🙂

pin pendant brooch display felt-covered canvas on table top easel

This will be my first show on rather short notice, so I have been running around like crazy trying to prepare. I don’t have a lot of money to spend, so I  used what I had around the house to create a display for my beaded pet pins. I simply covered a canvas with felt and displayed it on a tabletop easel. I can now attach my pins and pendants to the felt using U-pins. It’s a simple idea, but I think it will serve its purpose for a one-day show. What do you think?

beaded Labradoodle pin pendant Golden Retriever, Golden Doodle, Cockapoo, etsy bead embroidery beadwork

I will also be offering one of my latest designs at next week’s show – a new beaded Labradoodle pin! I used size 11 & 15 seed beads to created this piece. Beadwork is layered on the dog’s head & ears to create more dimension. I posted a photo of this on my Facebook page, and learned that this piece could actually pass for several different dog breeds. What kind of dog does it look like to you? 😀

Northeast Prize Show 2011

Cambridge Art Association's Northeast Prize Show 2011

Over the weekend, I delivered my Time Traveler Trilogy paintings to the Cambridge Art Association. My beaded triptych has been juried into the Cambridge Art Association‘s Northeast Prize Show!

Cambridge Art Association's Northeast Prize Show 2011. Harvard Square, MA.The Northeast Prize Show is an annual juried art exhibit which features artists from all New England states working in all media and styles, including beadwork:) This year’s exhibition was juried by Theodore Stebbins, Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum! 111 pieces were selected out of over 725 entries! 😀

Beaded Back to the Future DeLorean mixed media painting. Bead embroidery triptych.  Beaded Back to the Future DeLorean mixed media painting. Bead embroidery triptych.

Beaded Back to the Future DeLorean mixed media painting. Bead embroidery triptych.

You’re invited to attend:

Northeast Prize Show 2011
Presented by the Cambridge Art Association.

May 13 – June 16, 2011

Friday, May 20, 5:30-7:30pm in both galleries:
Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St. Cambridge, MA.
University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge MA.
Just a short walk from Harvard Square T stop!
Awards: 6:30pm at University Place.

View my bead-painting at University Place Gallery! 😀


Most works will be available for sale. Please check the Cambridge Art Association‘s website for more details! I hope to see you at the reception:)