Thank you to everyone who came out to the Buckman Art Show + Sell last weekend! After being an annual shopper at this event, I was finally a vendor. There was some beautiful work on display and I met some lovely artists who I hope to see again.
Thank you also to friends and family who stopped by to say hello — Laura, Donna, Stacey and Sarah! It’s always great to see friendly faces who I can chat with.
Two days at Buckman gave me a chance to work on some doodle embroidery. I haven’t picked up the needle in a while. Dang, it felt good!
Don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but for me a lot of embroidery is the process and the enjoyment rather than a finished product. I started with some circles drawn onto a linen/cotton fabric, picked out 10 or so of my favorite Perle cottons and set to work. Having handwork kept me from shopping at all the other amazing booths!
I’m working on scheduling more shows for the spring and summer. I’ll keep you posted. Once the weather gets nicer and the sun returns, it’s time to focus on getting some more items photographed and available for Etsy.
I am excited to be part of the year’s Buckman Art Show + Sell at the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School this Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12!
This is the biggest show I’ve participated in and I’m a little nervous. There are so many well-known Portland artists who have been part of this show. For years each spring, I’ve dragged my reluctant, uncrafty family here to take a look around and support Portland makers. My favorite part — the student art! While there is some truly high-end work here, there are many affordable pieces as well. I hope you’ll take some time this weekend to support this great school!
Here are the details:
140 artists and craftspersons will be selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! 30% of sales are donated to the Buckman PTA to support the award winning arts integrated education. Plus there will be food carts, performances, art activities for kids & a student art gallery for two full days of fun!
Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School
320 SE 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Hope to see you there!