Third Annual Opulent Art Show

September 10, 2010 by

Third Annual Opulent Art Show

Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Cutting Garden located at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, Washington.  Please join us for a celebration and sale of precious art by local artists working in cooperation on the Second Saturday in September. The Opulent Art Show at The Cutting Garden will feature Sequim and Port Angeles artists of several media including painting, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media, fiber arts, and music. This special art event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Spend a splendid outing enjoying the gardens, fine wine and amazing food with live music, and an opportunity to meet local artist selling their wares and sharing their passion for creativity and comradely.

Please visit our website for more details!

Call for Artists for Opulent Art Show!

June 11, 2010 by

2010 Opulent Art Show Vendor Application-

Third Annual Opulent Art Show

Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Cutting Garden located at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, Washington. 
Please join us for a celebration and sale of precious art by local artists working in cooperation on the Second Saturday in September. The Opulent Art Show at The Cutting Garden will feature Sequim and Port Angeles artists of several media including painting, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media, fiber arts, and music. This special art event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Spend a splendid outing enjoying the gardens, fine wine and treats with live music, and an opportunity to meet local artist selling their wares and sharing their passion for creativity and comradely.

The Opulent Art Show is produced by Burning Down The House Creative Collective that features local area artists who are connected via a common thread of quality and innovation.

Opulent Art Show Call for Artists! Deadline May 30, 2010!

February 26, 2010 by

Call For Artists
Third Annual Opulent Art Show
Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Burning Down the House, a creative collective, based in Sequim and Port Angeles, Washington.

WHAT: We are hosting an event for interested artisans to give them an opportunity to sell their products, in a beautiful setting. Cost per vendor is $30 or $50.

WHERE: The Cutting Garden located at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, Washington.

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Set up begins at 7:00 a.m. Sept. 11.

– We are seeking artists to participate in this annual event to showcase and sell your handmade items in a stunningly beautiful location.
– There are 8 x 6 spaces available outside on the covered wrap-around farmhouse porch, under a large event canopy, or 10 x 10 personal canopies.
– Food, wine, and musical entertainment will be at the Opulent Art Show.
– Be sure to submit your completed application as soon as possible to guarantee your space at the Annual Opulent Art Show!

For more information, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at renne@uniqueasyou.com

2010 Opulent Art Show Vendor Application PDF

Second Annual Opulent Art Show on Sept 12

September 3, 2009 by

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Second Annual Opulent Art Show

Saturday, Sept 12th from 10 to 5

The Cutting Garden in Sequim at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane off of Woodcock Road 

Please join us for a celebration and sale of precious art by local artists working in cooperation on the Second Saturday in September in Sequim.

Art –- Music – –Food – WIne

The Opulent Art Show at The Cutting Garden will feature Sequim and Port Angeles artists of several media including painting, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media, fiber arts, and music. This special art event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Spend a splendid outing enjoying the gardens, fine wine and treats with live music, and an opportunity to meet local artist selling their wares and sharing their passion for creativity and comradely.

Opulent Art Show produced by Burning Down the House Creative Collective and Olympic Peninsula Team – Etsy Team

Featured Artists include Reta Austin, Mary Beth Beuke, Mary Beth Blake, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Nicole Brown, Kristin Carman, Mateo Chavez, Saundra Cutsinger, Pamela Hope Erickson, Liisa Fagerlund, Amelia & Natalie Garripoli, Paulette Hill, Lisa Kendrick, Melissa Klein, Kathy Larson, Maggie Parks, Helen Rice, Pam Sanders, Rebecca Wallace, and Tiffany Westlund.

 Wine by Dungesness Bay Wine & Cheese

Food by Loving Spoonful

Opulent Art Show – optetsy.wordpress.com

Burning Down the House Creative Collective features local area artists connected via a common thread of quality and innovation. Each designer manages an in home or online business dedicated to their work with the mission to cooperate and support the pursuit of personal enterprise, develop artistic outlets, and promote the significance of local, handmade art. Available by appointment, special event or via the Internet.

Lavender Festival in Sequim

July 16, 2009 by

Several Members of Olympic Peninsula Team are part of the celebration of lavender July 17 – 19!

West Coast Sea Glass is at the Festival Street Fair on W Fir Downtown Sequim.

XSBaggage & Co. and Tie Mee are at the Sequim Open Aire Market on W Cedar Downtown Sequim.

unique as you is at Purple Haze Lavender Farm which is one of the farms on the tour on Bellbottom Lane.

Find out more about the Lavender Festival athttp://www.lavenderfestival.com We hope to see you there! Thank you!

 

Art Saves Lives!

July 16, 2009 by

By: Mary Beth Beuke – West Coast Sea Glass

As I drive through the hip, coastal art communities here along the Pacific coast, I often catch a glimpse of that famous bumper sticker proclaiming “Art Saves Lives”! Can it really? I ponder. Why yes! The music in my car stereo attests to this truth as it lifts my soul. The colorful mural I pass boosts up the otherwise ruddiness of the parking lot I pull into. I stop and slip into a gallery on this drizzly, looming afternoon. Dry and quiet now, my surroundings include; an abstract watercolor, a tribal mask and near the window, a teal art-glass vase spilling color up and out and overflowing into the gallery. My world has become a more beautiful place and this is just the perspective from my eyes!

Whether you’re an artist or someone who makes art supplies available to the art community, you are making the world a more beautiful place … and saving lives. How? According to a recent Washington State University article entitled “Why Do We Need Art”, we see that art has been a part of human culture, expression and survival for all of human existence. Ellen Dissanayake, affiliate professor at the UW school of music and author of “What is Art For” says “We don’t have a verb ‘to art’, but what are artists, dancers, poets doing? They’re taking the ordinary and making it special. You create a bowl out of mud by you don’t leave it ordinary, you make it special by engraving a pattern or figures on it. A poet takes ordinary words and makes them special. An artist places an activity or an artifact in a realm different from the everyday.” And artful expression is something that cultures throughout history have needed to survive.

We need art as an avenue to express something in us and we need art in order to make exceptional, something that’s otherwise ordinary in our world. As Pablo Picasso has said “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

In a sense, art saves our lives from stagnation, meaninglessness and the ordinary.

Are you an artist? My guess is that there are times when you feel you must create to live, not because you need to sell something or to create an income (a nice benefit from living in a world that appreciates and understands the need for art) but because creating is living and to live is to create!

A recent Seattle Times photographer viewed a photo collage of mine. Excitedly, he asked me to stand with my piece so he could photograph me with it. “That’s a work of art”! He proclaimed. I got more mileage and “life” out of his appreciation than I do when I sell a print of it. Why? Because even in a tough economy, while some people may perceive art as a “luxury item”, artists will still create, not always because it may stir up income but because we have for thousands of years and like those hip coastal community, car bumper stickers attest; Art Saves Lives!

Call For Artists! Second Annual Opulent Art Show Call For Artists!

June 2, 2009 by

Call For Artists
Second Annual Opulent Art Show
Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Burning Down the House, a creative collective, based in Sequim and Port Angeles, Washington.

WHAT: We are hosting an event for interested artisans to give them an opportunity to sell their products, in a beautiful setting. Cost per vendor is $30.00 or $50.

WHERE: The Cutting Garden located at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, Washington.

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2009. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Set up begins at 7:00 a.m. Sept. 12.

– We are seeking artists to participate in this annual event to showcase and sell your handmade items in a stunningly beautiful location.
– There are 8 x 6 spaces available outside on the covered wrap around farmhouse porch, under a large event canopy, or 10 x 10 personal canopies.
– Food, wine, and musical entertainment will be at the Opulent Art Show.
– Be sure to submit your completed application as soon as possible to guarantee your space at the Annual Opulent Art Show!

For more information, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at renne@uniqueasyou.com / Lisa Kendrick at xsbaggage@gmail.com

2009 Opulent Art Show Vendor Application PDF

2009 Opulent Art Show Vendor Application (2) DOC

Sept 12 2009 – Opulent Art Show in Sequim

March 18, 2009 by

Please pen us in!

Opulent Art Show sponsored by Burning Down the House Creative Collective and Olympic Peninsula Team – Etsy Team

Saturday, Sept 12th from 10 to 5 at The Cutting Garden in Sequim at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane

Please join us for a celebration and sale of precious art by local artists working in cooperation on the Second Saturday in September.

La Befana Bazaar – Bainbridge Island

November 13, 2008 by

Hi everyone, this is my first post as a member of the Olympic Peninsula Etsy team! I run my shop JohnMetBetty, where I sell handmade purses made from new and vintage materials. A few months ago I was invited to participate in the first ever La Befana Bazaar on Bainbridge Island. There are so many talented people participating and I’m really looking forward to it!

I’m offering a special discount to team members of Etsy Rain and the Olympic Peninsula Team, details will be available on my blog later this week.

La Befana will be held at The Grange Hall on Bainbridge Island;

November 21st & 22nd

Friday 1-6pm

Saturday 10-6pm

10340 Madison Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island WA

Hope to see you there!

There are a few spots open if you would still like to participate, contact kate at shatiekatie @ hotmail or through http://labefana.blogspot.com

Second Saturday of September in Sequim

September 2, 2008 by

Opulent Art Show sponsored by Burning Down the House Creative Business Support Group and Olympic Peninsula Team – Etsy Team

Saturday, Sept 13th from 10 to 5 at The Cutting Garden in Sequim at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane

Please join us for a celebration and sale of precious art by local artists working in cooperation on the Second Saturday in September.

Fine Arts

Live Music by Dan Lieberman Mountain Music 11-1, Shades of Green 1-3, Kevin Lee Magner and Locozonely 3-5

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate served by Damiana’s Best Cellars and Baked Goods by Bell Street Bakery

Opulent Art Showoptetsy.wordpress.com

The Opulent Art Show at The Cutting Garden will feature Sequim and Port Angeles artists of several media including painting, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media, fiber arts, and music. This special art event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Spend a splendid outing enjoying the gardens, fine wine and treats with live music, and an opportunity to meet local artist selling their wares and sharing their passion for creativity and comradely.

Featured Artists:

Marliese Bankert Artistic Hang-Ups artistichangups.blogspot.com

Mary Beth Beuke West Coast Sea Glass westcoastseaglass.net

Mary Beth Blake Irresistible Beadworks irresistiblebeadworks.com

Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond unique as you uniqueasyou.com

Amelia & Natalie Garripoli By Our Hands byourhands.etsy.com

Lisa Kendrick X S Baggage & Co. xsbaggageandco.com

Melissa Klein Osis Art osisart.com

Susan Kroll Thistlehill Farms

Dixie McAndrews Fiber Treasures fibertreasures.etsy.com

Tiffany Westlund Room 3 Designs room3designs.etsy.com

More Artists to be announced.

Burning Down the House Creative Business Support Group started in February of this year to meet once a month to network, encourage, and gain even more strength in numbers. All the members have creative home based businesses with the mission to cooperate and support the unique issues of pursuit of personal enterprise, develop artistic outlets, and promote the significance of local, handmade art. In the quest for improvement, each month a member or team of members presents a program geared toward small businesses selling to the global and local market. Most of the members of the support group live and sell in Sequim and Port Angeles, however many have an international audience from an active online presence. The name of the support group came from the instigator of the group, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, and her love of the Talking Head’s song of that name thinking the lyrics were apt. “No visible means of support and you have not seen nuthin’ yet! Everythings stuck together.”

The Olympic Peninsula Team – Etsy Team contains the members of the creative support team and other artists who live on the Peninsula who also sell their goods on the online Do-It-Yourself sales gallery, Etsy.com.