Upcoming Shows for 2017

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Port Angeles, WA – May 26-29, 2017

Artfest Spokane, Coeur D’Alene Park in Brown’s Addition, Spokane, WA – June 2-4, 2017

Sisters Art in the Park, Sisters, OR – June 10 & 11, 2017

Detroit Lake Street Festival, Detroit Lake, OR – July 15 & 16, 2017

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – August 11-13, 2017

Poulsbo Art Festival, Poulsbo, WA – August 18-20, 2017

Blackberry Arts Festival, Coos Bay, OR – August 26 & 27, 2017

Sisters Fall Street Festival, Sisters, OR – September 2 & 3, 2017

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – December 1-3, 2017

Gearing Up for 2017

Hi everyone.  We’re starting our preparations for the 2017 art shows.  We’re filling out applications, submitting photos to be juried and creating our charts to keep our thoughts straight.  But, we’re excited about the upcoming season and look forward to taking part in some good shows.  We will post our schedule of shows as they come in.  Hope to see you.  Thank you for supporting us.

Upcoming Shows for 2016

Art on the Main, Walnut Creek, CA – May 14 & 15, 2016

Artfest Spokane, Coeur D’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, Spokane, WA – June 3-5, 2016

Sisters Art in the Park, Sisters, OR – June 11 &12, 2016

International Arts & Music Fest at Peace Arch Park, Blaine, WA – June 24-26, 2016

Salem Art Fair and Festival, Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem, OR – July 15-17, 2016

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival, Sisters, OR – July 23 & 24, 2016

Taste of Coeur d’Alene, City Park, Coeur d’Alene, ID – August 5-7, 2016

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – August 12-14, 2016

Poulsbo Art Festival, Poulsbo, WA – August 19-21, 2016

Olympia Harbor Days Arts & Crafts Fair, Percival Landing, Olympia, WA – September 2-4, 2016

Sisters Harvest Faire, Main Avenue, Downtown Sisters, OR – October 8 & 9, 2016

Custer’s Arts & Crafts Show, Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee, WA – October 14-16, 2016

Old Fashion Christmas, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR – November 19 & 20, 2016

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA – December 2-4, 2016

 

 

Salem Art Fair and Festival

We participated in the 3-day Salem Art Show on July 15-17, 2016.  It was a great show for us.  Richard’s jewelry was well received, complimented and we had lots of customers.  Such a fun time for us and a really good feeling.  It’s very rewarding to have a positive reception – it makes all the hard work worth it.  We’re looking forward to the rest of the shows this year.  Come see us!

Richard’s Cholla Cactus Bolos

Richard makes very unusual bolo tie necklaces using the dried cholla cactus plant.  When the plant is alive it is something to avoid because the thorns are like fishing hooks, and if they get under your skin – watch out – they hurt.  But, once dried they become a very interesting item.  Richard turns them into art objects by cutting a particular piece of cholla he finds intriguing then he grinds, molds, inlays with certain semi-precious stones thus creating a very beautiful and unique piece of art/jewelry.  It’s always fascinating to see what Richard creates.

 

2016 Beginnings

Hi everyone.  We’re still busy applying to shows – we will post all dates and information once we know what shows we’re participating in.  The Artfest Spokane show  on June 3-5, 2016 of this year is a confirmed event.  Richard was first place in the beaded jewelry category last year.  It was very exciting to win that award.  Anyway, we hope everyone is doing well and having a good beginning to this year.  We look forward to seeing you at our booth in the upcoming months.

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016.  We hope everyone has a healthy and successful upcoming year.  We’re working on show applications; we’ll be posting the information about what, when and where once we know our acceptance status.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Upcoming Shows for 2015

Art Under the Elms, Lewiston, Idaho – April 24, 25 & 26, 2015

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Port Angeles, WA – May 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2015

Artfest Spokane 2015, Spokane, Washington – May 29, 30 & 31, 2015

Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival, Sunnyvale, California (downtown) – June 6 & 7, 2015

Redmond Street Festival, 6th Street  – Redmond, Oregon – June 27 & 28, 2015

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival, Sisters, Oregon – July 25 & 26, 2015

Taste of Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – July 31, August 1 & 2, 2015

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, Washington – August 7, 8 & 9, 2015

Poulsbo Arts Festival, Poulsbo, WA – August 14, 15 & 16, 2015

Sisters Fall Street Festival, Sisters, Oregon – September 12 & 13, 2015

Harvest Festival, Pleasanton, California – September 18, 19 & 20, 2015

Oregon Holiday Food & Gift Festival, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon – November 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Old Fashioned Christmas, Redmond, Oregon – November 14 & 15, 2015

Harvest Festival, Sacramento, California – November 20, 21 & 22, 2015

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, Bainbridge Island, Washington – December 4, 5 & 6, 2015

 

Excitement at 2015 Artfest Spokane

We participated in the 2015 Artfest Spokane show on May 29-31.  It was a great show in a beautiful location – Coeur D’Alene Park (in Spokane), Browne’s Addition.  There were around 150 booths, all with very nice art.  The promoters were extremely well organized and seemed to really care that the artists were happy and comfortable.  There was excellent entertainment – lots of fun to be had by all.  And, the most exciting part – !!! – Richard won the award for best beaded jewelry!!!  With that honor, we have guaranteed participation in the 2016 show.  We’ll be looking forward to doing that show again, and hope to see you there.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

Recently we took a trip down to Tucson, Arizona to attend the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.  It is an overwhelming experience to view all the incredible stones that this earth can produce – fantastic colors, sizes and pieces from all over the world.  Richard picked up some amazing new cabachons that he plans to use in his jewelry.  One of our newest additions is an unusual stone casually called “Bumblebee Agate” originating from Indonesia.  It has a lovely yellow color with trims of gray and white.  Very unique.  We also picked up a “flat lap” machine to use in preparing stones for buckles.  Lots of fun and interesting new ideas.