Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Well, that was fun!!

We did the bazaar.

Pat Spillane, Karen Sturtevant, and Barbara Vanselow spent a fun weekend in Sherborn, MA recently with a bevy of bazaar treasures created by their fellow ARTAA members. Sponsored by the Friends of Sherborn Council on Aging, the traditional gourmet cookie sale in Sherborn was expanded for the first time to include arts and crafts for the holidays. The venue was wonderful, with vendors comfortably displaying their wares in a lovely New England, historical building and an army of kindly volunteers to help us all move in.

The day was bright and sunny, bringing in lots of shoppers and plenty of curious browsers. As a first time adventure for Friends (and ARTAA), it was certainly a successful event for this depressed economy. ARTAA members realized a nice return for their efforts and most of all enjoyed the fruits of working together on a huge, long range, long distance project.

ARTAAfacts: Kris Gregson Moss recently gave a gallery talk for the Fiber Revolution show in Hunter, NY at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery.

ARTAAfacts: Joanna Monroe and Pat Spillane are participants in the "Fiber Celebration" exhibit at the Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, NY sponsored by SAQA-NY.

ARTAAfacts: Diane Evans and Pat Spillane will be featured in a two-woman show, "The Threads That Connect Us" at the Social Gallery, Family and Children's Service of the Capital Region, 650 Warren Street, Albany, NY. The exhibit runs January 7 - February 18, 2011.

ARTAAfacts: Donnalynn Milford, Joanna Monroe, Kris Gregson Moss, Karen Sturtevant and Patti Turi of ARTAA were hosts at The Shirt Factory Open House (December 11 and 12) in Glens Falls, NY. Holiday shoppers browsed the many shops and studios for those special, one-of-a-kind, gifts.

It's been a busy few weeks!!!!!