Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One Week Left to Apply!

Don't be shy; now is the time to get you application in for the next Lowcountry Artist Market, April 13th at the Music Farm.

If you've participated before, you know the drill - send your info to kristen@lowcountryartistmarket.com.

Haven't participated? Check out this post for the details. 

So if you're a crafter and ready to vend locally, we can't wait to hear from you! We're open to anything handmade or vintage - including but not limited to children's clothing, vintage clothing and accessories, prints art, stationery, toys, knits, lotions, baked goods, ceramics, and more!

Questions? Email kristen@lowcountryartistmarket.com!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Now Accepting Applications

Attention Potential Vendors,

We finally have a date for the next Artist Market!

Saturday, April 13th

And we are ready to start accepting applications.

If you'd like to apply, here's the how-to.

Email kristen@lowcountryartistmarket.com with the following info:

Company Name
Brief Description of Your Work

Your Name
Your Email & Phone Number

3 Images of Your Work

Now, if you've participated in the Market before, still please send all this info. I will have help in selecting the vendors this time (qualified help, of course). 

If you have any questions, email me! 

We'll be taking applications up until Tuesday, March 5th at midnight. Don't be late! We'll let selected vendors know by Saturday, March 9th. 

Looking forward to seeing old and new vendors alike!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Want to participate in the next market, but not sure how? Sign up for our email list!

I pretty regularly get emails from potential vendors, looking for details on how to get involved in the next market, so I thought I should share the easiest way to stay in the know.

To be the first to know about application dates, join our list! I'll email out application dates, and all the details on what you need to include to apply. As soon as I have a date secured with the Music Farm (typically 6-8 weeks before a market), I'll email you guys and let you know. 

To sign up - click "Join our List" on the homepage. Enter your email, click subscribe, and you're done. 

Inbox pretty slammed? Don't worry - I don't send a TON of emails. You'll know market and application dates, of course. I also include a few emails leading up to the event with the list of confirmed vendors, food truck details, etc. But I won't overload you. Promise!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Natural Order
A Show by Lara Neece of Forest & Fin

Sadly, I missed the opening reception last Friday, but luckily, Lara's paintings will be hanging at the Real Estate Studio - 214 King Street - until February 26th. The show features small, medium, and large mixed-media paintings on wood inspired by the natural eco-systems of the coastal Southeast.

"My artwork is a collection of imagery drawn from eco-systems that I come in contact with daily or during my travels. The imagery is combined into designs examining the complexity and diversity of surrounding eco-systems. I draw, print, and paint nature-inspired, line-driven imagery onto wood, paper, and fabric. My wood panel paintings are printed; hand-painted with inks and dyes; and then finished to draw out the natural grain of the wood. Each piece is a contained environment or portion of an ecosystem that comments on such themes as natural order, inter-dependence, balance, evolution, and environmental issues.

Living on a sailboat for three years granted me the opportunity to take a closer look at the wind, tide, weather, and my impact on the plants and animals that share these environments. While traveling up and down the southeastern coast of the United States, I saw countless eco-systems operating and interacting with the same set of larger elements in both similar and drastically different ways. From oysters relying on the tide to filter water systems in the Chesapeake Bay, to osprey in the Lowcountry of South Carolina using wind currents to travel between small and large bodies of water while hunting fish. In North Carolina, I saw a black bear on the banks of a canal in the early morning hours, and on a sail from the Exumas to Eleuthera in the Bahamas, a sea turtle as big as a Volkswagon. These experiences have illuminated the fine line between life and death, a balanced system and an unbalanced one, and how small changes in these environmental elements can have big effects. Natural order is a synthesis of these experiences." - Lara Neece