Sasquatches love crafts
Sasquatches love crafts
Sasquatches love crafts
Bunnies love crafts too
Bunnies love crafts too
Bunnies love crafts too
Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

Two Words: KITTENS and CRAFTS!

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We are super excited to announce that the folks from CAT Adoption Team will join us again for our big Spring Show! They will have kittens on hand that will be available for adoption! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10th!!!

Did we mention KITTENS and CRAFTS!?

SUPER COLOSSAL SPRING SALE

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 11am – 6pm

at the Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D Portland, OR

All Ages * Free Admission

200+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods!

Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!

April 1, 2014   No Comments

March Artist of the Month: Jahna Vashti

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This month we are excited to present the work of Jahna Vashti in our Artist of the Month section! Jahna’s cards and prints are so beautifully done, and full of color and personality! Be sure to come see her work in person!

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Here is her artist statement:

In the first part of my adulthood, I lost the freedom and the joy that I had when creating art like I did as a kid.  I worried about the wrong things and felt insecure.  Upon the birth of my first son, I thought about the man I hoped to raise, and cringed thinking that he would ever shove his potential away for any reason.  So, I had a long look in the mirror and began to paint with a fervor like never before.  Finally, in the summer of 2011 my paintings were piling up.  With a snap decision, and a little bravery I decided to share my work and by the summer’s end, my art became my full time job.  I find inspiration in everyday life.  My creativity is easily ignited by things like song lyrics, rusty pipes, old photographs, or ancient artifacts….  And that list could seriously go on and on.  Each time someone tells me that my work makes them happy, it renders me nearly speechless.  I keep that feeling close to my heart with every piece I create.

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March 1, 2014   2 Comments

Applications for Super Colossal Spring Sale are CLOSED!

Applications for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th are now closed! Thanks so much to everyone who applied!! We will be sending out notifications regarding acceptance by the end of the day March 9th. Please DO NOT email (or post a comment) asking if you can still apply. No late applications will be permitted!!

February 24, 2014   No Comments

Applications OPEN for Super Colossal Spring Sale + Wedding Wonderland!!!

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photo by Heidi Hoffman Photography

Now Accepting Applications for the

2014 Super Colossal

Spring Sale!!!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am-6pm 

at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Free Admission! All Ages!

We’re super excited to bring back for a second year…
Wedding Wonderland!

Wedding Wonderland is a grouping of vendors within the Super Colossal Spring Sale who make items that would be great for weddings! Accepted vendors will have the option of being located in the Wedding Wonderland row(s) or not. These rows will be connected to the rest of the craft fair so shoppers can flow through the room as they normally would, but having the wedding goods grouped together will make it easier on the bridal shoppers to find what they’re looking for!

Ideas of what would fit well in that area include, but are not limited to: dresses, nice men’s clothing and accessories, terrariums and centerpieces, pretty hair accessories, sparkly jewelry, card makers who love to do custom invitations, paper decorations, sweet treats, and jewelry, body care, and small items that would make nice bridal party gifts, etc!

APPLY ONLINE!

 

Our application system is entirely digital!
Follow the link above to the apply page on our website to answer any and all questions regarding the sale and the application process.

After you read through all the FAQs on the APPLY page you can follow the link to the digital application at the bottom of the page. 

You should also check out our list of handy application tips here! 

Don’t wait too long!
Applications are due February 23rd!

February 9, 2014   1 Comment

January Artist of the Month: Ursula Barton

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This month we are excited to present Ursula Barton as our featured artist in the shop! The postcards and prints of her Portland bridge watercolor series are popular with both locals and tourists. We also carry iPhone cases, notebooks, and tote bags with her artwork on them!
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Here is Ursula’s bio:
Currently I proudly represent my Oregon roots in Portland. After graduating in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2011 I launched my postcard and greeting card collection printed from paintings that were shown in my Rainy City solo show from February 2011. From there I began my mural career, painting large walls and odd spaces for private homes and local businesses all over Portland, focusing on landscapes and cityscapes. This quickly became my full time career after the Homes and Garden section of the Oregonian featured my mural of birch trees on their cover in May 2011. You can see some of my public work at The Daily Cafe in the Pearl, Racion downtown, and The Rose Lounge in Old Town.

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When I am not painting I am planning my next trip. In 2008, I was fortunate to work with fine art photographer Katharine T. Jacobs on a portrait project that took us on a road trip to all 50 states. This amazing experience made it clear to me that I would always make time in my life to travel, paint, and strive to use art as language.
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Be sure to also visit her website, http://www.ursulabarton.com/
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January 11, 2014   1 Comment

We’d like to thank the academy…

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We just wanted to say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts to everyone who made this weekend so amazing!!!

To the thousands and thousands of shoppers who came and supported so many artists and crafters…we couldn’t dream of a better community!!

To all of our insanely talented vendors for working so hard and filling the room with so much beauty and creativity. Without you, the hall would look like this:

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To Maria and the crew from Collage for giving life to the DIY Area and bringing such fun projects that visitors can do for free!!

To the generous people who donated their time to help out in the DIY Area!

To Scrap for providing awesome alternative ways to wrap your gifts!

To Nikki McClure for coming down to meet fans and to Land Gallery / buyolympia for making it happen!

To all of our sponsors and friends for all of the roles you’ve played! We value each and every one of you so much!!

To our amazing staff for all of your hard work: Alli and Remi for being the best and cutest booth sitters; Drew and Rachel for holding down the shop while we were away; Stella, Jenna and Joanna for putting in such long hours with big smiles at the show; Alissa, Sarah, and Kara for your booths full of lovely crafts!

To our event managers and all of the Oregon Convention Center staff for your responsiveness and support!

To mother nature for the good neutral weather!

And to anyone we may have forgotten to mention in this post craft fair haze, THANK YOU!

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(We have posted photos from the show in our flickr group. We aren’t able to photograph every booth, but if you have any photos of the show you’d like to share, feel free to add them to the group! Big thanks to Heidi Hoffman Photography for capturing the spirit of the event!!)

December 16, 2013   1 Comment

THIS WEEKEND!!!

Our Super Colossal Holiday Sale is this Saturday and Sunday, December 14h and 15th! We’ll have 275 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for everyone on your list! And don’t forget to treat yourself to some handmade goodness as well! You don’t want to miss this – it’s going to be HUGE!
The show will also feature:
*Goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers each day!
*Free Chinook Books for the first 100 shoppers each day!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage (schedule below)
*Alternative gift wrap area sponsored by SCRAP
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Artist Nikki McClure will be in the Land Gallery / buyolympia booth on Sunday from 12:00-2:00pm!
*Space to sit down, take a break and enjoy some food and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian menu options will be available.
SEE YOU THERE!!!

December 12, 2013   No Comments

Nikki McClure at the Land / buyolympia booth!

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 Artist Nikki McClure will be doing signings in the Land / buyolympia booth (Booth #1) on SUNDAY from 12:00-2:00pm!
at the
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 14th + 15th
11am – 6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

Goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day!

December 11, 2013   No Comments

Fun + Free Craft Projects in the DIY Area at this weekend’s show!

We love our friends from Collage! They’ve been hard at work creating some cool projects for you to make in the FREE DIY Area! See the projects and schedule below. Also be sure to visit the alternative gift wrap area sponsored by SCRAP! Both are located near the food concessions.

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Metal Stamped Tags:
Saturday 11:00am-12:45pm
Sunday 11:00am-12:45pm

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Stamped Muslin Bags:
Saturday 1:00-2:45pm
Sunday 1:00-2:45pm

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Festive Holiday Cards:
Saturday 3:00-4:45pm
Sunday 3:00-4:45pm

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 14th + 15th
11am – 6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

Goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day!

December 10, 2013   No Comments

The Super Colossal Sale is coming…

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Our Super Colossal Holiday Sale is creeping up so quickly! Mark your calendar if you haven’t already! You won’t want to miss all the fun!!

December 2, 2013   No Comments