The Makers Market located by the Van Brunt entrance to the gallery is only three years old, but it has become an institution in its own right. It provides artists an ongoing venue to sell their work and the public has responded enthusiastically.
On a recent visit I had a great conversation with Sandy Forrest, Market Manager. As I perused the shop, I was reminded of the quality and variety of the arts and crafts for sale. Variety has got to be the operative words here. There are 26 BWAC member artists represented in the shop selling everything from photographs, coasters, ceramics, fiber work, soap, candles, glass, books and more.
Take a look at some of the work that caught my eye as I wandered around the Market. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Paul’s Pottery Studio created these ceramic planters for air plants, inverted them and all of a sudden, we're under water. I love this as both a huge fan of plants and sea creatures. How delightfully clever and whimsical.
Speaking of whimsy, Sandy Forrest's boxes are almost good enough to eat or at the least treasure.
Ceramic boxes by Sandy Forrest
Ingrid Butterer offers a collection that includes jewelry, fiber and ceramics. I am very fond of her palette and fiber paintings. @ingridbutterer.art
Fiber offerings also include Alise Loebelsohn's scarves. She works with a beautiful calming color scheme when making these garments. aliseloebelsohn.com
BWAC co-President Alicia Degener’s work is very popular, especially her tiles of local attractions. Her work is very affordably priced. @adegener
Lynn Goodman's offerings of bowls, mugs and plates are uniquely decorated. This selection is just the tip of the iceberg.
Why not join the fun and be part of the Holiday Makers Market? It takes over the ground floor of the gallery from Saturday, Nov 13 to Sunday, Dec 19. Be sure to contact either Alicia or Sandy if you are interested.
Check out the Makers Market to see what's new and don't forget to do your holiday shopping on your next visit to BWAC.