Charles Moore on fri 19 nov 04
The Sacramento Garden and Arts Center is featuring its first (we hope) =
annual Art and Craft Fair this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November =
20-21, 8:30 am till 4:30 pm. At the Sacramento (Shepard) Garden and =
Arts Center at 3330 McKinley Blvd.
Twenty-six artists and craftspeople (if there is a difference) will be =
showing their work. Come see.
Valice Raffi on wed 24 nov 04
I wish I could be there, good luck and happy selling!
>The Sacramento Garden and Arts Center is featuring its first (we hope)
>annual Art and Craft Fair this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November
>20-21, 8:30 am till 4:30 pm. At the Sacramento (Shepard) Garden and Arts
>Center at 3330 McKinley Blvd.
>Twenty-six artists and craftspeople (if there is a difference) will be
>showing their work. Come see.
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Charles Moore on wed 24 nov 04
The Art and Craft Fair went off pretty well, especially considering that the
Shepard Center was not very generous about advertising moneys. We, the
jury/promotion committee, resorted to events calendars in every newspaper we
could find. Mostly they cooperated. I sent out invitations to several
dozen people as did other artists. And we hung banners around McKinley
Park. We had about 550 people show up on Saturday and about 350 on Sunday.
Strange to say, I found it very interesting talking to most of the people
who stopped by. I had assumed that it would be just a chore. Several had
very good ideas. Some suggested alternative colors and shapes. One said,
"That open fret-work vase would make a wonderful lamp lined with rice paper
and a votive candle in the bottom." Gotta start thinking about ways to
display. I went to (gulp) Michaels and bought some attractive sprays to put
in my tall vases, and they looked great.
I have been so busy turning out pots that I put off answering your last
wonderful letter from The Crucifixes, NM. It sounds as though your studio
is going to be wonderful, indeed. Somehow, I was not surprised to discover
that the studio walls had not been insulated. People save $$ in the
stupidest ways. And your house, to say the least, is most colorful--just
I think that it is great for you to have a friend like Bonnie to start off
your new life with. And it sounds as though the two of you are taking
advantage of some great experiences. I envy you your workshop with Juan
Quezada. What was he like as a person?
Your letter sounds so hopeful and so filled with good happenings. Let's see
you start painting and potting. Oh, by the way, Hydrostone
(www.hydrostone.com I think or Google it) has some molds that are not make
of plaster, but something mysterious that is absorbent but doesn't flake off
like plaster. Check 'er out. One of the flatter forms might make the basis
At the Shepard Center A&C Fair, I met a wonder clay woman named Connie
Chatfield? I'll bet you know her; she just looks like the kind of person
you would call a friend. She used to live in or near Roseville, but now
lives up near Grass Valley and earns (I think) a meager living from her
pottery, which is very sensitive to nature. I really liked her and am going
to re-formulate some glazes for her from ^10 to ^6; she says the price of
propane has gone out of sight up there.
I could go on and on, but I have other irons (actually "pots") in the fire
today. Five women from Grass Valley asked me to join them in a two day
Cornish Christmas show and sale next Friday-Saturday at the Holbrooke Hotel
on Main in Grass Valley. So I am pushing to have some new things ready to
go. I feel so honored that they asked me that I made each of us a business
card holder with our name impressed on each. I'll make you a couple as soon
as I get a chance.
Lots of love and hugs,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valice Raffi"
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: Art & Craft Fair
>I wish I could be there, good luck and happy selling!