Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Hours and New Directions

Today is Halloween Day and the head mouse is off to Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Show at the George M. Brown Convention Center from October 31-November 4.   She is proud to have a solo show, sponsored by Quilts Incorporated, of 40 of the 107 Decision Portraits from her series.  The complete Decision Portrait series will be on display as a solo show sponsored by Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona from January 10-March, 2013.

During the months of November and December, I plan on extending my Saturday hours from 10AM-4PM.  We will be closed the weekend of November 15-16 but will be open Thanksgiving weekend (November 23-24) with Friday hours from 9:30AM-5PM and 10AM-4PM on Saturday.  There will be specials on framed mirrors and prints and other surprises.  Custom framing orders are gladly accepted as long as you let Susan make all the framing decisions (what we have been doing for the last 10 years).  Christmas deadlines will not be a problem.

Several weeks ago, Susan was juried into and given a merit award for the Philadelphia Fine Craft Buyers Market, February 15-18, 2013.  This is a wholesale-only show for gallery owners and commercial art craft buyers and designers from all over the United Stated and a wonderful exposure opportunity for her fiber art pieces.  She is already busy at creating new work for this show in February.  This is a new, expensive, and scary venture for us, but necessary for Susan to continue her growth and exposure as a national fiber artist.  We have always wanted to sell at fine craft art shows throughout the United States as her considerable talents are too-often ignored and overlooked in Columbia and in South Carolina.  This will be a great opportunity to see if we really like the idea of shows.  Please wish us luck!