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Organizations are welcome to submit items to be displayed on our Craftertunities page by emailing a short description along with contact information to: imadeitmarket@gmail.com. To send your listing to our artist list, please inquire about rates.

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The Garfield Night Market gives local (and some not-so-local) businesses the opportunity to reach members of the community by becoming a vendor during one or more of our market dates. The Night Market runs on the first Friday of each month from May to October during the hours of 6-10pm. Businesses of all kinds are welcome! For more information on the Night Market or becoming a vendor (including finding the vendor application), please visit www.garfieldnightmarket.org.

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Night Market 2014 Season

Friday, April 25th, Friday, July 11th, Friday, September 26th

All Markets will run 5:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. and will be located in the parking lots on the corner of Penn Avenue and 8th Street unless otherwise noted. Please complete the Vendor Application and send to jdougherty@downtownpittsburgh.com with any questions.

For more information and to find the application visit: http://downtownpittsburgh.com/what-we-do/programming/night-market

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Opportunity for Crafty People for April 25, 2014 Gallery Crawl

During the April 25, 2014 Gallery Crawl, Bend Yoga at 808 Penn Avenue will convert into a market selling local crafts. If you are interested in selling your products, send an email to lynn.ellenberger@gmail.comincluding two photos of your product, your price points and your contact information, including phone number and any website. There will be a $35 entry fee. You must handle your own sales and bring your own table, chair and displays. Bend Yoga will provide wine and cheese for the shoppers and do a huge social media campaign to promote the event. It will also be advertised by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Turnout for the Gallery Crawl is typically very strong.

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Ambridge Historic District

Economic Development Corporation

 Ambridge Historic District, c/o Ambridge Chamber of Commerce, 562 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA  15003

Dear Craft Vendor:

We are delighted to invite you to join us for Ambridge Historic District’s “Antiques, Arts, Crafts and More” street fair. Enclosed you will find this year’s vendor application form. Selling hours are scheduled on Saturday July 12th, from 10AM-6PM.  You may arrive as early as 8:00AM.  Please review the enclosed materials at your convenience and return with your signed commitment by

May 5, 2014.  Many of you attended our first street fair event in 2010 in which more than 20 vendors participated.  We thank you and hope you will return this year.

Our event is being held in conjunction with another traditional July event: “An American Celebration”, hosted by Old Economy Village (www.oldeconomyvillage.org). This year, street vendors will be located on Church Street and possibly on Fourteenth Street in Ambridge, right by the entrance to the Old Economy Village historic site.  Old Economy Village is a popular spot in Beaver County drawing hundreds of history enthusiasts from the tri-state region.   This year’s American Celebration offers a vintage car show, craftsman demonstrations, and a live band concert in the evening. Many family-friendly activities are also scheduled.

Applications for street vending will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the Ambridge Historic District EDC Board reserves the right to accept/decline vendor applications.  In order to minimize overlap of offerings among vendors, please provide a list of item types to be sold. **We are not able to accept food vendors this year.** If you plan to offer a demonstration, we will advertise your demonstration in our promotional materials.  Further instructions will be sent upon your confirmation.

We hope you will join us in this year’s festival activities and look forward to working with you.  Please feel free to email us with questions at Historicdistrict@gmail.com.   Booth space only $35.00!

Sincerely,

Roberta Sciulli

Board Member, Ambridge Historic District EDC, bruins83@comcast.net412-855-0511 Facebook page:  Ambridge Historic District EDC and friends

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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts SHOP ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

Submissions must be post marked by Friday April 25, 2014

The Shop at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will be screening artwork by new consignment artists to complement the existing mix of work currently represented. Because the Shop receives many requests from those who wish to show with us, we ask that interested artists submit to our digital screening for review.  As our main focus during business hours is to represent and promote the artwork we currently have available, please be aware that PCA Shop staff will not review artwork on a walk-in basis. Artists living or working within a 150-mile radius of the Center are invited to submit for consideration. We appreciate your interest in submitting your artwork to the Shop at PCA!

About:

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is committed to the artist and the advancement of artistic excellence in visual arts.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Founded in 1945, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions, providing services and resources for individual artists throughout Western Pennsylvania. The Center is where the community can create, see, support, and learn about visual arts. In January 2006, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts merged with Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Founded in 1971, Pittsburgh Filmmakers is a nonprofit corporation designed to encourage the creation and understanding of media for noncommercial artistic and literary purposes. To this end, Filmmakers offers a curriculum of courses in film, video, and photography to university and independent students in the Pittsburgh region. Filmmakers also exhibit the work of prominent photographers and filmmakers in its two galleries, Melwood Screening Room, Regent Square Theater and Harris Theater. A key component of Filmmakers’ mission is to provide equipment access and funding for independent media artists.

The Shop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a consignment gallery. Current Members of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are eligible for 55% artist/45% PCA commission split of the retail sales price; Non-Members receive a 50% artist/50% PCA commission split.

Selection Process:

Quality of work as well as the diversity of the work in comparison to existing inventory will drive the screening committee’s decisions. We are particularly interested in the artists overall “hand” in the creation of the finished work (i.e. artists must be creating elements of finished design, as opposed to decorating or embellishing purchased ready made objects).

Notification of selection results will be mailed by May 9, 2014.

Additional work or information may be requested for review.

How to Apply:

Please complete the enclosed submission form, including a printed copy of the transcript of works as well as an artist bio.

 

Mail or drop off (at front desk) completed applications to:

The Shop @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, T: 412.361.0873 x 303, F: 412.361.8338

 

Name, Street Address, City, State, Zip code

Daytime phone, Evening Phone, E-mail website

Include with this submission form:

1. Documentation: Artists must include no more than 10 visual digital images or other samples of their work for consideration.

CD/DVD: 2D, 3D and multimedia works can be submitted on CD/DVD

Digital images must be in .jpg format no larger than 2MB, set to 300 DPI, and no smaller than 4” on its shortest side.

All images should correspond to the transcript of works.

Filename must be as follows: artist’s last name, number as listed on transcript of works and title. For example: smith-01-titleofwork.jpg

DVD must be formatted for viewing with QuickTime™ Version 7.1.2, Player Version 7.1.2.

Disc should be labeled with the artist’s name.

Video: Labeled (artist name, title) and encased DVD will be accepted for multimedia works. Please have a five-minute segment for preview.

2.Transcript of Works: Include artist’s name, and list the following for each entry: title of work, medium, dimensions, year created, and suggested retail price. Include a detailed description of process and materials used.

3. Digital copy of transcript of works and digital copy of artist bio as either PDF or Word documents.

*Application materials will not be returned.

For additional information contact:

Tiffany Whitfield, Shop Manager, tiffany@pittsburgharts.org412-361-0873 ext. 308

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The Hoyt Center for the Arts is hosting Arts on the Riverwalk at the New Castle Fireworks Festival July 11-12 in downtown New Castle, Pa.

Begun in 2009, the New Castle Arts Fest has merged its creative aspirations with the long-standing tradition of the annual New Castle Fireworks Festival!  Dating back to the 19th century, Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotechnico are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America”.

The annual fireworks displays have built an annual attendance of more than 30,000 over the last twenty-two years, an audience that is ready to experience the arts in Lawrence County. Through a unique partnership between the Hoyt Center for the Arts and the Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency, the new Arts on the Riverwalk at the New Castle Fireworks Festival will feature pockets of ethnic heritage in the art, dance, music and cultural traditions of our founding fathers; an artists marketplace, local arts competition, street artists, window galleries, children’s area and much more.  The artists marketplace will take place in and alongside the Cascade Riverplex, a historic complex housing the original Warner Brothers theater.

We would like to invite you to participate in the Artists Marketplace. Attached is the application for the Artists Marketplace. It can also be found at www.hoytartcenter.org/artsfestival.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need more information.

Thank you,

Melissa Maiella

Marketing Director

 Hoyt Center for the Arts

124 East Leasure Avenue

New Castle, PA  16101

724.652.2882

724.657.8786 (fax)

www.hoytartcenter.org

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GET CRAFTY AND HELP OTHERS by making a baby bag!

Made a bag? Bring it to an IMI! event or email Mara at: moneill@globallinks.org 

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Applications Available Now!

Join the Wheeling Arts Fest for another great year!

Artists and Performers! The applications for Arts Fest 2014 are available at www.wheelingartsfest.com/apply. The deadline is March 15. We would love to see you there!

The City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission presents the third annual Wheeling Arts Fest on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.The admission-free event is open to everyone in the community and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts and much more. All events will be held at West Virginia Northern Community College on the Square, Independence Hall, and at the Ohio County Public Library, with additional artisans and performers showcased within these downtown blocks.

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All From Scratch Handmade Arts and Crafts Show is accepting applications for the Spring 2014 show. The show is April 5th and 6th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the events room at Trax Farms. There are approximately 45 spots available each day. All spots are 10 ft x 10 ft. Fee is $75 for the weekend, $45 for one day. Table and chairs provided. Please email Bethetrax@yahoo.com for an application or more information. Deadline is February 1st, notifications by February 15th. More information can be found on our Facebook page, at
https://www.facebook.com/allfromscratchartsandcraftsshow

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On Friday, March 7th Wolfgang to Gangnam Style, a unique event at our Oakland location. We expect upwards of 400 of the hippest library users in Pittsburgh to attend. In partnership with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the event will have a fun music theme, allowing our guests to enjoy food, drinks, live music and fun activities – all while celebrating CLP’s extensive music collection.

Please consider donating an item to include in our silent auction. All proceeds of the event benefit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and help to strengthen its impact on our city. In addition to supporting the Library’s efforts, your participation in this event will get you some great marketing opportunities. These include:

• Your business name listed in the auction section of our After Hours event website:

www.carnegielibrary.org/afterhours

• The chance to display your business cards, flyers or order forms at the event.

After Hours @ the Library is a popular series of events that allows guests to support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, learn something new and have a fun night out. If you are interested in being a part of this popular event, please contact me at 412-578-2586 or via e-mail at schwalla@carnegielibrary.org.

For information about other available sponsorship and participant opportunities, please contact Tracy Royston, the Library’s Manager of Corporate Giving, at rosytont@carnegielibrary.org.

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Best,

from 7 – 10 pm, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host In Pursuit of Music: From Alexandra Schwall Interim Manager, Events and Programs, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, schwalla@carnegielibrary.org, 412-578-2586

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Ambridge Historic District

c/o Ambridge Chamber of Commerce

562 Merchant Street

Ambridge, PA  15003

 

Dear Craft Vendor:

We are delighted to invite you to join us for Ambridge Historic District’s “Antiques, Arts, Crafts and More” street fair. Enclosed you will find this year’s vendor application form. Selling hours are scheduled on Saturday July 12th, from 10AM-6PM.  You may arrive as early as 8:00AM.  Please review the enclosed materials at your convenience and return with your signed commitment by

May 5, 2014.  Many of you attended our first street fair event in 2010 in which more than 20 vendors participated.  We thank you and hope you will return this year.

Our event is being held in conjunction with another traditional July event: “An American Celebration”, hosted by Old Economy Village (www.oldeconomyvillage.org). This year, street vendors will be located on Church Street and possibly on Fourteenth Street in Ambridge, right by the entrance to the Old Economy Village historic site.  Old Economy Village is a popular spot in Beaver County drawing hundreds of history enthusiasts from the tri-state region.   This year’s American Celebration offers a vintage car show, craftsman demonstrations, and a live band concert in the evening. Many family-friendly activities are also scheduled.

Applications for street vending will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the Ambridge Historic District EDC Board reserves the right to accept/decline vendor applications.  In order to minimize overlap of offerings among vendors, please provide a list of item types to be sold. **We are not able to accept food vendors this year.** If you plan to offer a demonstration, we will advertise your demonstration in our promotional materials.  Further instructions will be sent upon your confirmation.

We hope you will join us in this year’s festival activities and look forward to working with you.  Please feel free to email us with questions at Historicdistrict@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sciulli, Board Member, Ambridge Historic District EDC

bruins83@comcast.net412-855-0511

Facebook page:  Ambridge Historic District EDC and friends

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Boutique 208, in downtown Pittsburgh, right across from Heinz Hall, offers artists the opportunity to work with other artists to allow each of them to have the benefits of having their own store, while sharing the cost of overhead and helping to cover the hours and other tasks needed .

Take a look at our Facebook page to see photos of the boutique: https://www.facebook.com/Boutique208

As an artist member, you get all the benefits of owning your own store, while retaining a higher percentage of your profits than you would if you were doing it alone, not to mention the time savings you will experience by working together with other members to cover the store hours.

We feel that artists gain the most benefits by joining as a member, but we also offer the option to sell on consignment (60% to artist/40% to boutique) to select artists based on our product needs.

If you’re interested in becoming a member, or would like more information about consignment opportunities, please visit our blog for more info at http://boutique208.blogspot.com/2013/01/curious-about-how-to-become-part-of.html

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The Urban Stitches Foundation Needs a Crafty Volunteer!

Are you an enthusiastic, outgoing and creative college student? If so, our students need YOU!

We are looking for one or more sewing enthusiasts to volunteer with our after school students no more than 2 1/2 hours every other Thursday beginning in November at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton. Duties include helping students with their sewing projects and basically being there to lend a hand if they get stuck and helping them nurture their newfound joy of sewing.

The benefits of working with teens are truly worthwhile and volunteering looks good on any resume (smile). If you are interested, please call (412) 726-4109 or e-mail me for more information. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please feel free to spread the word.  Volunteers will be given a small stipend to assist with transportation costs.

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I am opening an artisan shop in Latrobe PA at 1107 Ligonier St., and I am looking for fun, unique artisans for merchant space in my shop.  Spaces are $2.75/sq foot per month and 10% commission (2×2′ space is $22/mo, 4×4′ is $44, etc). Planning for a grand opening in October, with monthly classes/workshops available. Great opportunity for your work to be represented.  Please contact Jennifer at willowmistboutique@gmail.com and send me your info along with 5 photos of your best work, along with a brief description of your craft.  Our hours will be 11-6pm M-F and Saturday 10-4.

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WERK seeks fine crafts and art from Pittsburgh artisans
WERK, opened a few weeks ago in Lawrenceville, at 3627 Butler St. In addition to alteration/repair sewing services, WERK offers fine art, craft, and design in a creative studio setting.
WERK is currently seeking applications for consignment of local artisans. The shop strives to maintain a gender-neutral aesthetic (with equal parts men’s/women’s wear) with an emphasis on finely crafted goods for wear and home. Fine craftspeople and artists (without current representation at my lovely sister shops in Lawrenceville) are encouraged to email with a short description, a link to an online shop or site, and/or a pdf/zip of your portfolio (with emphasis on your proposed work for consignment). Please include your wholesale ballpark (wholesale=what you seek to make from sale).
WERK is open W, F, Sa 10-6, Th 10-8, and Su 10-4. WERK’s first workshop is next week, May 9th, Thurs, 6-8: Gender-Neutral Learn-to-Sew (free, currently BYO sewing machine or hand-sewing).
A list of items/mediums/materials of interest (with room for some deviation):
• locally, fine-crafted men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry
• locally, fine-crafted infant goods (apparel, blankets, toys, accessories)
• locally, fine-crafted home goods and furnishings
• locally, fine-crafted and functional ceramics/metals/wood/leather/glass/etc
• printmaking and works on paper (including independently-produced art books/zines)
• fibers (weaving, sewing, basketry, dying, surface-design/screen-printing, embroidery)
• up-cycled, recycled, and alternatively sourced wearables and home furnishings
Thanks for your time and interest,
Jenn Gooch
gooch.werkstudio@gmail.com

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From The MakeSpace in Harrisburg hbgmakespace.com
1. Select a market date. Click on this link to our Etsy shop and select your preferred date (your options are each Saturday between May 11 and November 30.)  Vendor slots are $20/day.
2. Pay immediately! This secures your slot. (PayPal is preferred. Be in touch if that’s not gonna work out for you.)
3. Special offer: If you select ten market dates all at once, you’ll be eligible to be our featured store front. (This means that if selected, your merchandise will be featured in our store front (we’ll help you with setup. Don’t worry.) For the month, you’ll have PRIMO market and advertising space.  The experience will be exponentially more valuable than the cost of vendor space.)
4. Tell your buying people that you’re selling your stuff.  Here’s the websiteHere’s the Facebook page.  Attached is the poster.
5. Tell your selling people to apply to be a vendor. Here’s the application.

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An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at the Westmoreland Consignment Procedure

These are the steps for artists to follow in order to sell work at An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at the Westmoreland. For more information, please call Ginnie Leiner at 724.837.1500 x 41, 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday or email her at The Westmoreland vleiner@wmuseumaa.org.

  • Please submit a digital image or sample of item(s) to An American Marketplace, the Museum Shop at The Westmoreland for consideration (please contact Ginnie for submission instructions).
  • The Westmoreland will review such items and respond to the artist within 30 days of initial contact.
  • Item(s) will be accepted on the basis of quality, relevance to the Museum’s collection,  mission and the Southwest Pennsylvania region, artistic and educational impact, price points, and salability of the product(s)
  • The Westmoreland reserves the right to limit the quantity of items by any one artist
  • The Westmoreland reserves the right of refusal on acceptance of additional items after the initial consignment period of three months
  • Based on approval, the artist will provide along with goods for sale:
    • Artist Statement in the form of a brief biography or resume (at least enough copies to distribute with the merchandise)
    • Business or product cards to be given out with the purchase of an item
    • A detailed listing / description of each item along with the suggested retail price and quantity.
    • Appropriate storage, packing, and selling materials where necessary
    • Special care instructions for display in An American Marketplace  and/ or use of the item by the customer
    • Contact information name, address, phone number, e-mail
  • The Westmoreland has a Consignment Agreement that includes specific terms and is to be signed by both the artist and the Westmoreland at the time the sales goods are delivered to the Museum Shop.  Any change to the Consignment Agreement is to be in writing and dated appropriately.

www.wmuseumaa.org

Ginnie Leiner

Museum Shop Manager

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main St. Greensburg PA 15601

724/837-1500 ext. 41 (p) 724/837-2921 (f)

www.wmuseumaa.org

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HOME Consignments is the latest project for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).  Our aim is to improve the lives of women, children and families through nonsectarian community service projects and advocacy. We would be looking for anything handmade that falls into the home area; picture frames, redo furniture, sculptures, art, home textiles, pillows etc.

Benefits:
-We offer a safe and easy pick-up service right out of the home, at a small fee.
-A way to earn money for your items and also give back to the community. We offer a 50/50 share.

For more information and complete details on how to buy or consign, please visit NCJWPGH.ORG or friend us on facebook: NCJW Home Consignments

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Classes & Workshops in the Pittsburgh Region: Find listings at the Society for Contemporary CraftPittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Touchstone Center for Crafts.

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