We are very excited to announce November’s Artist of the Month: Trixie & Milo!!! This is the first time (but surely not the last!) that this Portland husband & wife team have been named Artist of the Month here at the Crafty Wonderland shop and they have set up a beautiful display showcasing an amazing selection of stainless steel flasks featuring Milo’s original art.
Trixie & Milo’s brilliant scheme to combine two of their favorite things, drinking and art, has led to their success in selling their wares all over the world! Their super cool designs are all original, inspired by vintage graphics and classic advertising, and each item is hand-finished in their studio.
Trixie & Milo’s colorful flasks have a ton of personality and trigger lots of giggles and excitement in the shop. They are a great gift idea for anyone – over the legal drinking age, of course! There’s a flask perfect for everyone: Sasquatch, pin-up girl, steampunk, mustachioed cupcake, whisky-themed flasks, and even flasks acknowledging the potential for liver failure. Yay!!!? Come check them out and find yours!
November 7, 2014 No Comments
Today marks the 4 year anniversary of our retail store! We are beyond thrilled that the shop has gone so well and that we’re still here! Who knew that what started as a 6 week pop-up shop would turn into this!?! We wanted to say a big huge THANK YOU to all of you who have been involved in the shop – from our talented vendors and amazing staff, to the entire community of supportive Portlanders and out of towners! We couldn’t have done any of this without you! MWAH!!!
November 6, 2014 No Comments
The VENDOR LIST for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale is now online!
Take a peek to see what you might find at the show!
We also created a Facebook Invite! Please use it to invite your friends!!
CRAFTY WONDERLAND SUPER COLOSSAL HOLIDAY SALE
Saturday, Dec 13th + Sunday, Dec 14th
from 11am – 6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall D
All Ages * Free Admission
October 30, 2014 No Comments
We are delighted to announce that our October Artist of the Month is none other than Berkley Illustration! Portland’s own Ryan and Lucy Berkley are a husband and wife team whose little family just welcomed a new baby boy. From the very beginnings Berkley Illustration has been part of the Crafty Wonderland family, having drawn all of our craft show posters and marketing collateral for both the sales and the shop!
We always have a sweet collection of these beautifully detailed prints featuring sophisticated animals in suits, plus matching buttons, magnets and bottle openers. There are a limited number of animal portrait originals currently in the shop!!!
Right now we also have super cool limited edition prints from the Cinematic Fauna series, Ryan’s take on some of the best-loved animals from cult movies. It’s time for a Berkley addition to your family’s walls! Frame a pair of dapper animals as a set, or pay homage to your favorite film with a limited edition Cinematic Fauna print! “We’d like to thank animals and teamwork for making this possible!” (from Instagram)
You can see more of their fabulous work in their Etsy shop!
October 24, 2014 No Comments
The CRAFTY WONDERLAND SHOP is hosting an open house
as part of DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND!
Join us for our DWP open house event where you can meet some of our talented vendors and learn more about the mega handmade market that we put on twice a year! Mention DWP and get 10% off all shop merch! Come on down! It’s gonna be FUN!
CRAFTY WONDERLAND SHOP OPEN HOUSE!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6th
from 4 – 7pm
808 sw 10th ave. in downtown Portland
(at SW 10th + Yamhill – across from the Central Library)
Details + RSVP + Invite your friends via our FACEBOOK INVITE!
October 5, 2014 No Comments
The notifications for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale have been sent! If you applied to the sale and do not receive an email by the end of the day on October 1st, please check your SPAM or BULK folder before emailing us to check in.
If you have GMAIL, please click on the “PROMOTIONS” tab and look for our email in there. If you find it, drag it over to the “primary” tab. When the pop-up asks if you would like to do this for all future messages, click “yes”. That way you’ll be sure to get all of our future emails!
Thank you so much to everyone who applied to the show!!!
September 30, 2014 No Comments
Be sure to come and check out September’s Artist of the Month, the amazing Mary Campbell! Mary’s larger-than-life crocheted food and household items, like pretzels, pencils, and ice cream cones, are a huge hit with kids and kids at heart. They also make great gifts – for foodie friends or house-warming parties!
Mary stitches all her pieces without using any patterns. Brilliant!
Residents of Portland have probably spotted Mary’s brother, Extremo the Clown, riding around town and blasting music in his art covered van.
You know you NEED a big huggable blueberry, light bulb or fried egg in your life!!!
September 17, 2014 No Comments
photo by Heidi Hoffman
Applications for our 2014 Super Colossal Holiday Sale are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied!! We will be sending out notifications of acceptance by midnight October 1st. Please DO NOT email (or post a comment) asking if you can still apply. No late applications will be permitted!!
September 16, 2014 No Comments
photo by Heidi Hoffman Photography
>>>Now Accepting Applications for the
2014 Super Colossal Holiday Sale!!!<<<
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday, Dec 13th + Sunday, Dec 14th
at the Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
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 September 15th!
September 1, 2014 1 Comment
You really must come see our artist of the month display for August! You get to put on 3-D glasses and look at art! And you’ll see things like a wiener dog walking a hot dog, a skateboarding taco with a mustache, a donut with a arms and legs and a big smile, and so much more!
Tripper Dungan was born in Santa Barbara, California. At the early age of 4 he got in trouble for coloring in his brothers He-Man coloring book. He hasn’t stopped making art since.
In his early teens Tripper and his family moved regularly, sometimes every week. During this time he started making a comic strip that was heavily inspired by “Calvin and Hobbes” and “The Simpsons”. The comic strip didn’t last but a couple years. After a few years and 3 times across the country and back, Tripper’s family settled in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tripper attend the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and International Studies. This is where he received the bulk of his art training. For a sort of informal Senior project, he and his friend John Engle, AKA “the Prof 8o00%” made a makeshift carnival they called “The Carnival of the Eye.” It featured a plethora of dioramas, 2d art, a black and white strobe hut gallery, a tea bar, and a 7-foot tall mushroom with a light up interior.
In 2002, Tripper moved up to Portland, Oregon, where he started making sampled music soundtracks for his increasingly elaborate shadow puppet shows. He would perform at clubs, house parties, music venues, tea houses, colleges, and geodesic domes all up and down the northwest coast.
Portland is also where Tripper met a handful of visual artist in the early days of “Last Thursdays” up on Alberta Street. They shared a love of found wood to paint on and had an aesthetic that worked well together, and they formed a loose collective they called “Junk Town.” Junk Town would set up their salvaged wood walls at night clubs and bars, and hang art on the cheap. One show at Tripper’s house ended well into the night after a couple beer runs and a gaggle of Brazilians showed up to rock out on the drums to some 70′s Italian Bossanova beats.
Tripper has been a part of Portland’s many local art events such as Holocene’s annual mini golf design competition, where he made a 7-foot tall robot head to hit your golf ball into. He made a temporary moving mural of a woodsman playing a ukulele at the Goodfoot lounge. Whenever the men’s room door opened the woodsman’s arm strummed the weed whacker strings on the 11-foot ukulele. At a show at Screaming Sky he hand-carved a totem pole as part of a show about animal tales. Just to name a few.
Tripper is currently showing in galleries across the country and slinging art at heavily curated craft shows on the West coast. He even sometimes picks up the odd graphic design job for local independent record labels, websites, people that want a design for a tattoo, HUB brewing, and weekly papers like the Portland Mercury. His art has been featured on the cover of the Portland Mercury a handful of times.
Be sure to visit Tripper’s website: http://numberstar.com/!
August 5, 2014 1 Comment