Handmade Philly MeetUp: April!



Kelly Kozma: Mixed Media Class at Paradigm Gallery

Kelly Kozma’s mixed media show is currently on exhibit at Paradigm Gallery, located at 746 S. 4th Street, right down on Fabric Row. We are excited to check out the show but equally excited about the class Kelly is going to be leading!

Mixed Media Techniques with Kelly Kozma

Sunday June 7, 2015 • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm*


Make sure to reserve your spot on Ticketleap:

All supplies will be provided for you at the gallery. Sessions will start on the hour at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Check out more of Kelly’s work and get some inspiration here: http://www.kellykozma.com/

All works made in this free art class will be exhibited in our annual Community Arts Project Exhibition this winter and will be sold for $20 each. 100% of funds will support future free art class programming.

A Collection of upcoming Events, Workshops, Craft Fairs

I am a fairly new member to the Philadelphia Arts and Crafting community (a little over 4 months) and finding my way around to what’s going on has been overwhelming because there is SO much going on in the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Keeping track of everything has been cumbersome. I have a full time telecommuting job, I am the mother of a teenaged son who has me chauffeuring him around chasing his pro golf dreams, and I care for 3 lovable dogs. I have found a lot of information through Facebook but even so, not having it in one place, I lose track and miss things. I am a list person so keeping a list of events, workshops and craft fairs in order of date helps keep me sane. I will do a bi-monthly blog listing information that I have found to share with the team and blog about any events that I do attend. I hope you will find this useful. If you know of anything that I have not listed, please feel free to email me at lisahwang1@gmail.com.

Lisa Hwang ~ Find me at http://www.lightmosaics.com (where I have to start blogging more), http://twitter.com/lightmosaics (where I have to start tweeting more) or  www.lightmosiacs.etsy.com

Saturday, February 13, 12-3pm

“Cards, Scarves and Emotional Scars”: an exploration of love, hate, fashion, romance and Valentine’s Day, VIX Emporium, 5009 Baltimore Ave, West Philadelphia


Owned by our very own Handmade Philly member, Emily Dorn, this is a Second Saturday trunk show and craft demo featuring Philadelphia artists Sharif Pendleton and Shera Simon.

Saturday, February 13, 6-10pm

Nice Things Handmade Grand Opening, Nice Things Handmade, 1731 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia


A new and exciting boutique gallery carrying clothing, jewelry, ceramics, prints, accessories and art from independent artist near and far.

Sunday, February 14, 1-4pm

Spoken Word Valentines Day Event, Bohema, 6152 Ridge Ave., Roxborough, Philadelphia

Featured guests will include YTG, Claudia Streets (author of upcoming poetry book, “Tatted Talisman”), The Dope Boys of Poetry and Many More; $12 cover charge includes open wine bar, refreshments, desserts and a $5 coupon voucher to any product purchased at Bohema.

Saturday, February 20th, 6-8 PM

Artist Reception: “Odyssey through South East Asia”, Photographs by Cassandra Morgan, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia


Saturday, February 20th, 5-9 PM

Artist Reception: “Meditation on the Chawan”, by Philadelphia fiber artist Ed Bing Lee, Art Star Gallery, 623 N. 2nd Street, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


Friday, February 26th, 6pm-12am

Last Friday Closing Party featuring paintings by Jen Saemann, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia


Saturday, February 27th, 3-10pm

PICM 2nd Annual PBR Crafting Show/Challenge/Contest, 2424 Studios, 2424 York Street, Fishtown, Philadelphia


Friday, March 5th 6pm-12am

First Friday featuring artwork by David Aronson, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia

Artist website: www.alchemicalwedding.com


Friday, April 2, 6-12pm

Twin Peaks Art Show, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia

Open to artists of all styles and mediums 2D/3D, Theme – Art inspired by the television show TWIN PEAKS (celebrating 20 years). Suggested maximum dimensions 2’x2’. Contact smashingceramics@netscape.net with examples(s) (no more than 3 jpegs) of your previous works that best represent your style / medium.


Thursday, February 18th, 5-8 PM

Wish I Was in Art School Critique Night with Rachel Parker, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia


Sunday, February 21st, 3-5 PM

Painting on Glass with Walter Runge, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, $15.00 Pre- Registration suggested; 215 360 5548 or email  squarepegartery@gmail.com


* looking for Vendors

Thursday, April 1st, 10am – 1pm

Rutgers Craftivists, Rutgers’ Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ; Contact: Dana Henry from the Handmade Philly group if you are interested in going

April 24th 11-6pm

* Fishtown Shadfest, Penn Treaty Park in Historic Fishtown, Philadelphia; Artists & crafters interested in vending may contact Minna Aaparyti: MKABooks@msn.com

May 1 & 2, 2010 11am-7pm

* Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue between Union and President Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY; cost to vend is between $200-$250 for the weekend depending on table size; sharing a table is allowed.


May 15 & 16, 2010 11am-6pm

* Art Star Craft Bazaar, Penn’s Landing Great Plaza, Columbus Blvd between Walnut & Chestnut St; $10 application fee and the cost to vend is $250 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed.


June 5th &6th, 2010 11am-7pm

* Renegade Craft Fair, McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. and North 12th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; $25 application fee with deadline of March 5; cost to vend is $300 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed.


Date TBD

* Crafty Balboa, Contact: craftybalboa@gmail.com


Every weekend starting April 3 – October 31, 9am – 3pm

* Piazza Artisan Market, The Piazza at Schmidt’s, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; $25 Application Fee with a deadline of Feb 15 but they will accept rolling application; cost per weekend is $100 and sharing a table is allowed.


Every Saturday starting June 5 10am-9pm

* The Creative Collective Fine Art and Craft Fair, Historic Headhouse Square, 2nd and Pine, Philadelphia; cost to vend is $75 per day; I believe table sharing is allowed (I am doing it collaboratively with Piranha Betty); Contact Liz Eaby at 215-790-0782 or lizaeaby@yahoo.com


Local Events: Hidden City Philadelphia

(posted by Jen McCleary)

Hidden City Philadelphia is an upcoming Philly arts festival (May 30-June 28, 2009) that looks absolutely fascinating! I love secret places that have been lost to time, decaying quietly, with only a few people still aware of their existence.  According to the project’s website:

“There are many historical and architectural landmarks around Philadelphia that at one time were all important to the city’s neighborhoods, but their significance – and in some cases their existence – has been forgotten over the years, making them hidden to the people who walk, run, or drive by them every day.  Performing and visual artists have created dance, music, sculpture, video, print, and mixed media pieces inspired by the history and architecture of their selected sites to draw attention back to the important people and places forming Philadelphia.”

Did you know that Philly had a Metropolitan Opera House on N. Broad St? Neither did I! It’s still beautiful, and will be home to a performance during this event.


This is just one of many interesting forgotten places that will be home to art of various kinds during the event! Check out the website for more information. I hope to go see some of these and report back about them!  (Many thanks to Kathy from Artista and our own Ruth, who coincidentally both let me know about this on the same day.)