Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cville Craft Attack May News

taviametal has recently received some great press for her adoration bracelets on both coolmompicks and parenting.com. This past weekend she was at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival and her next show is the Taubman Museum of Art Sidewalk Art Show:
May 30-31
Sat. 10-5; Sun 11-5

Taubman Museum of Art Sidewalk Art Show
Downtown, Roanoke, VA

Louisa at weehah! has been busy in her studio with a lovely wedding job (save-the-dates, invitations, place cards, and the like) for a bride in Iowa (you know who you are!). She's enjoying doing lots of family cards - here's just one sample.

Martha Keith is having fun with her current commissioned jewelry projects, making sentimental pieces that include wedding rings and graduation gifts and using materials ranging from high-karat gold and diamonds to niobium and found sea glass. Here are her latest finished pieces: one-of-a-kind wedding rings in 18k white gold for a spring wedding in the country. Congratulations James & Shanti!

ByCary will be at the cville city market throughout the spring and summer. You can catch her there on these dates:
cville city market:
may 23rd
june 20th
july 18th

august 8th
september 26th
ByCary will also be heading to the Renegade Craft Fair June 6th & 7th.

Magnolia Moonlight is excited to launch her new line of art prints and invitations! The bold colors and modern graphics that Magnolia Moonlight is known for are here again, but the images are more organic as each one is hand illustrated by Christina and the images weave together to create mythical worlds with texture and depth.
In addition to the art prints, Christina has pulled some of the illustrated elements to create invitations and birth announcements. This collection has started small but will continue to grow throughout the spring and summer. You can check out the new prints and invitations here!
Magnolia Moonlight is also excited to be a part of the Poppytalk Paper Pops Market this month!

Lindsey Mears has a few artist's books in the exhibition "by the book" at Blue Spiral Gallery in Asheville, NC. April 30-June 27. From traditional binding techniques and altered books to pop-ups and sculptural objects - "by the book" is a celebration of book arts in a variety of media.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

ByCary at Squidfire's Art Mart

It was a successful weekend in Baltimore at Squidfire's Art Mart!
The weather was perfect, except for the tail end we got caught with a little rain packing up...but by that point, it was almost welcomed as a little cool off!
I was overwhelmed by all the great artists there and look forward to going back to Baltimore already! Glad we got to stay today too to check out the Visionary Art Museum which was so much fun...
Next show will be Renegade in Brooklyn June 6-7th!

Monday, May 4, 2009

craft attackers on twitter!

A few of us from Craft Attack had a little meeting tonight and it seems that we're starting to tweet! (And guess what? We love to be followed!) Check out Magnolia Moonlight, Martha Keith, taviametal, weehah! on twitter.com. (Did I miss any, ladies?) Enjoy!
About Cville Craft Attack

Cville Craft Attack is a group of independent designers, artists and crafters in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are makers of jewelry, handbags, paper goods, clothing, accessories, and art. Our members come from different backgrounds and all contribute a unique talent and perspective to the group. Together, we promote our high quality, locally handcrafted products. We meet once a month in the spirit of friendship, craftsmanship and artistry to support, inspire and encourage each others craft.

We believe in art, design, creation and craft. We believe in exploration and the celebration of making a life out of the things we dream.

Our blog is a forum for us to showcase what is going on with each independent business and share successes, discoveries and events.