Friday, March 30, 2012

Congrats, Yinibini Baby!

Every year, the Washington City Paper holds a Reader's Poll - The best of the best of DC according their readers. Well, the people have spoken! And the Best Crafter of the Year is Yinibini Baby, one of the talented artisans in the Ballston A&C Market.

Congratulations, Yinibini Baby! You deserve the accolades.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Who's Ready for Some Craft?

Hey Crafters! Did you receive your email?

Acceptance letters were sent out today. All of 'em and I am pooped. If you did not receive an email regarding your participation in the Ballston A&C Market, please let me know.

For those of you who made the cut, CONGRATULATIONS! And for those of you who made the waiting list, remember: There are only 35 spaces per show. Please understand that cuts have to be made. Keep in mind if an opening pops up in your category, you just may hear from me!

Looking forward to getting this season underway. Keep your eye on this here blog because there will be updates galore!

So. Visitors. Shoppers. Artisans. Craft aficionados. You ready?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One More Update!

Okay! Just wanted to give you guys one last head's up since a lot of folks have been asking: The rosters are almost finished. Yah!

I will start notifying artisans about participation next week ... aiming for Monday! If you do not hear from me Monday, please be patient. It takes a long time to notify each artist one by one, so you will hear from me next week!

Here's to an amazing 2012 season. I can't wait!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Little Note & Update

The jury met yesterday, and wow. What can I say? Thank you, Crafters. My head is spinning from all of the awesome applications we received.

What a rewarding feeling. Every year, we receive more and more submissions from the best local artists around. And, I am happy to say, the talent this season OUTSTANDING!

So many unique artisans, so little space. Jurying this year's market was challenging, that's for sure.  So, please understand that cuts have to be made, and know that it does NOT reflect on your work. It's just that we have 35 spaces per show and many applicants this year. We'll try our best to accommodate, but if you don't make the cut or have days cut from your checked days, we hope you understand. This is a juried show, after all. That's one of the aspects that makes it so exciting!  

You will hear back from me by the end of this month (or earlier!). In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions.    

Thanks again. This is going to be an amazing season!