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Applications are Closed!!

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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

Applications OPEN for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale!!!

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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
11am-6pm 

at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

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 September 15th!

September 1, 2014   1 Comment

August Artist of the Month: Tripper Dungan

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Be sure to visit Tripper’s website: http://numberstar.com/!

August 5, 2014   1 Comment

July Artist of the Month: Camp Smartypants

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What better way to celebrate summer and relive the magic of summer camp than by featuring the art of Rachel Beyer of Camp Smartypants?! Rachel’s cards, prints, journals, buttons, wrapping paper, and other camp-inspired creations will brighten your day and inspire you to get out and have some adventures!

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The story of Camp Smartypants:

Camp Smartypants began in the summer of 2009 in a sunny backyard of Portland, Oregon. I had just moved home from Seattle to cultivate a dream that had been growing inside me since I was a young girl sleeping under the stars at Girl Scout camp.

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After studying graphic design at The Art Institute of Seattle and working my first ‘real’ job, I found that I longed for the days when I went on adventures, made god’s eyes and friendship bracelets, and laughed with my friends until my sides hurt.

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I believe we are all young at heart and should hold onto our childlike innocence. We are never too old to climb a tree, invent a new language or imagine the impossible.

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A line of colorful art, greeting cards and handmade goods, Camp Smartypants hopes to inspire you to rekindle those fun, magical memories. Laugh with your friends, explore new terrain and follow your heart.

Be sure to visit http://campsmartypants.com!

July 8, 2014   No Comments

June Artist of the Month: 20Leagues

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June’s Artist of the Month display is especially exciting because the folks at 20 Leagues made an amazing cardboard replica of our shop AND a super fun Wonderland of the Month display (a miniature version of the Artist of the Month area!)!!

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Be sure to come see it all in person!!! They have also crafted up some awesome dioramas, rebar bottle openers, taxidermy magnets, emergency disguises, and more!!

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20 Leagues began as a New Year’s resolution,
To be adventure barons in art’s industrial revolution.
A fine artist and a blunt scientist are we two, the crew.
We’re commanded by Captain Jules, who’s imaginary (says you).
We’re a marital pair sharing an odd, addled brain.
We live high in the hills, raising cats, moss, and Cain.
We love layers upon layers upon layers upon more.
We think art is for everyone, not just the bores.
We have thousands of heroes and a couple of fans.
We love how squirrels have twee little hands.
We like things like concrete people no longer see
Our eyes behold beauty in ubiquity
We use self-publication for our self-adulation
¡We invert punctuation when we make exclamations!
We love the glory days of every craze what had them.
We love dioramas to depths you can’t fathom.
Our yarns are more woven than we’ll ever confide.
If the world is your oyster, we’re the toy prize inside.
This makes sense to us, if that makes sense to you.
We ‘like like’ you Portland. Hope hope you like us two, too.

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June 10, 2014   1 Comment

May Artist of the Month: Jessica Swift

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We are super pleased to feature Jessica Swift as our May Artist of the Month! Jessica creates beautiful, bright and inspiring artwork that graces prints, notebooks, magnets, eye pillows, postcards and more! Be sure to come by and see for yourself!

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Jessica Swift, a full-time artist, surface pattern designer, and writer, is on a quest to inspire creative people everywhere to pursue their wild + colorful dreams… and never give up. Her magically uplifting, colorful artwork is licensed widely for iPhone cases, fabric, stationery, rugs, and more. Her art and products are designed to serve as tokens of happiness — reminders that you need (and deserve) to feel GOOD in your life. Her forthcoming book on pattern design is due to be published in Spring 2015. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two adorable cats, and you can find her colorfully creating and blogging online at JessicaSwift.com.

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May 21, 2014   1 Comment

THANK YOU!!!

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We’re getting caught up on our sleep and everything else that gets put on hold in order to pull off the Super Colossal Spring Sale, and wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who came out to the show! We were so pleased with the turnout, the adorable kittens, all the amazing crafts and vendors, the awesomeness of our friends, staff and sponsors, and the helpful staff at the Oregon Convention Center! THANK YOU ALL!!!! You are all what makes Portland so great!!!

May 17, 2014   No Comments

Saturday, May 10th!!!

Our Super Colossal Spring Sale is THIS Saturday, May 10th! We’ll have over 200 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for Mom (Mother’s Day is the day after the show!), upcoming birthdays, baby showers, weddings, graduations, and any other gift giving occasion! 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 200 shoppers!
*Free Chinook Books for the first 200 shoppers!
*A special wedding section!! (more details below)
*Live cats available for adoption by the CAT Adoption Team!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage (schedule below)
*Free card making area sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale with Birds & Bees Nursery
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Space to sit down, take a break and enjoy some food and drinks. *Vegan and vegetarian menu options will be available.

 

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
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 200 shoppers! 

>>>View the official FACEBOOK INVITE
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

May 6, 2014   1 Comment

Birds & Bees Nursery at our Spring Sale!

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One new addition to this year’s Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th is a plant sale with Birds & Bees Nursery!!

Birds & Bees is a small locally owned and operated neighborhood nursery. They are dedicated to selling locally sourced sustainable products for the urban gardener. As Portland natives, they appreciate the beauty of the Northwest natural landscape and hope to inspire gardeners to incorporate native plants into urban landscapes.

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Stop by their booth near our DIY Area to check out a selection of:
*Hardy Succulent Planters
*Mini Gardens (Indoor and Outdoor)
*Herb Planters
*Mounted Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor)
*Plus Various Decorative Plants for the Pacific Northwest Garden!

AND you can make your own DIY Mini Garden for only $20 each!
Includes: Container, Soil and Plants!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
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 200 shoppers! 

>>>View the official FACEBOOK INVITE
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

May 5, 2014   No Comments

In Celebration of Mother’s Day…

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We are so excited to be a sponsor of Listen to Your Mother Portland! Listen to Your Mother is a series of live staged readings that take place across the country in celebration of Mother’s Day. This is the first time it’s happening in Portland and you won’t want to miss it!! Producer Kelli Martinelli and Director Carisa Miller have been hard at work pulling together a stellar local cast of both experienced and newer writers.

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On Sunday, May 11th (that’s Mother’s Day! and the day after our Super Colossal Spring Sale!), head to the Alberta Rose Theater and listen to 14 local writers share their stories of motherhood. Some might make you laugh, some might make you cry, and each is as unique as the woman who wrote it. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased here ! And while you’re out, why not make a day of it and have brunch at Radio Room before the show!

Listen to Your Mother was started by Ann Imig in Madison, WI in 2010. It quickly gained momentum and now happens in 32 cities across America. While it’s a national series, each show is 100% locally produced. Each show donates 10% to a local non-profit organization, and LTYM Portland has chosen Portland Women’s Crisis line.

The show is PG-13ish: minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent, though there may be an occasional swear word!

Listen to Your Mother Portland
Sunday, May 11th at 2pm
at Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR

click here to purchase tickets!

Visit their website to meet the cast and learn more about the show!

And get warmed up by watching videos of other LTYM shows on their national YouTube channel!

May 2, 2014   No Comments