Wednesday, April 29, 2020

How are you promoting your work during quarantine?

Artists, crafters, businesses are all trying new ways to promote themselves in this time of lockdowns and change. Some already had an active online presence, others are just starting. Sending out challenges is something many have done. Or special offers on certain pieces. Virtual studio tours. Videos showing their process of creating. Search art groups for ideas. Facebook haslots of creative groups...join some and experiment with news techniques, ask questions, don't be afraid to make mistakes.
What have you done? Let us know, please share with us and the world ...
I'll leave you with this great time lapsed video of Athens, Georgia based artist, Will Eskridge. Its a wonderful glimpse into his creative process. Will is a full time professional artist, so working from his home studio is not too different for him. He's a talented painter, musician (yes..the background music is his own composition) and he's pretty nifty with technology.  Check out his website and blog and see the various challenges & ideas he's tried.
We're all in this together - let's help each other.
Video courtesy of artist

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Did you know? Libraries can sign up for free!

American Craft Week loves libraries! ACW offers all libraries free participation. It's a wonderful way to involve your community in crafts, reading and a grand time. The library plans to hold a craft event during the week of 2-11 October 2020 and lists it on our participants page and then it's seen around the nation. How cool is that? Please help us and spread the word! It takes just a few minutes to sign up online, here is the link to our sign up page.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Vermont Studio Tour dates to note

American Craft Week loves studio tours...and these two studio tours are awesome.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Vermont Studio Spring Tour, May 23/24  & the Autumn Tour in October, dates to be announced. It's the spring tours 28th birthday! And this will be the 10th Autumn Tour. Check out the Vermont Crafts Council website and Facebook page to get all the latest info, maps and updates.
Be there..and enjoy!
Glas tumblers by Matt Seaholtz. Image courtesy of Vermont Crafts Council Facebook page