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Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

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

Countdown…

Be sure your calendar is marked for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on 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.

Our official event program comes out in this week’s issue of the Portland Mercury - grab a copy to plan your day and find out important show details! (If you don’t manage to snag one in advance, we will have some available at our retail shop and at the show!) In it you will find a vendor list + booth map as well as a super cute craft project by Alissa of A Tea Leaf and an interview with the insanely talented local jewelry designer and shop owner Betsy of betsy & iya!

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 1, 2014   1 Comment

Fun + Free Craft Projects in the DIY Area!

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 at our upcoming Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th!  Also be sure to visit the free card making station sponsored by SCRAP! Both are located near the food concessions.


washi tape + stamped cards: 
11:00am-12:45pm

  
stamped mini-muslin bags: 1:00-2:45pm


hand-stamped wooden pendants: 3:00-4:45pm

CRAFTY WONDERLAND 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 28, 2014   No Comments

April Artist of the Month: Kara Burke

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This month we are excited to feature the work of our very own Kara Burke in the Artist of the Month section! Kara has been a part of the Crafty Wonderland team since we first opened our retail store in the fall of 2010! Come in to see her adorable pet pillows, ornaments, paintings, wallets, and jewelry in person!

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April 24, 2014   No Comments

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   No Comments

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/
Ursula Barton

 

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