Monday, January 25, 2010

Musicians Wanted!

Hey everyone!

The Ballston Partnership's Arts & Crafts Market is looking for musicians. Do you know anyone who would want to jam with us? This is a non-paying gig, but what we can offer your musically inclined friends is a well-trafficked area to play their music (right across from the Ballston Metro!), the opportunity to sell their CDs and a place to have an open tip case.

Please tell them to contact me (Jessica!) at for more info.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine’s Day Tea Party!

You're invited to a Valentine's Day Tea Party hosted by Ballston A&C Market's very own Jules' Jules and husband, Bryan with BKJ Designs.
Stock up on your V-Day gifts and enjoy hand-crafted jewelry, abstract art, paintings, collage, and great conversation. Not to mention yummy snacks and tea--my favorite!

Where: 932 Patrick Henry Drive / Arlington

When: Saturday, February 6
1 pm - 4 pm

RSVP to 703.533-0957 or

Sounds like a great way to spend a day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

What a Great Artist Statement

Ya know, artist statements can be tough. But, I find it's best to keep them short, sweet and from the heart. I received one today from an talented artist that I would like to share with you. I hope it inspires the writer inside.

"I am originally from Jackson, Mississippi, where I studied fine art at Mississippi College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science -Art Education in 2004. I have painted and vended my works in Jackson Square, New Orleans and I still feel the influences of street jazz pulsating through my veins. In Mississippi, I was a vendor for the Jackson Farmers Market for 5 years and I taught art at Clinton High School for 3 years from 2005-2008. I am by no means formal. Color music, and spontaneous cathartic releases are my inspirations. I enjoy modern, contemporary, bold styles. Everything has personality to me. I can watch trees dance, leaves skip, and shadows creep. They all tell us something. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to capture what they say in a quick gesturing painting. That is when the artist inside of me smiles."

Nice work, Tuesday Tauchen!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Check Out The Soundry!

Our friends at The Soundry are holding a cool live, public/peer juried show, otherwise known as F*CK THE MACHINE. Wanna be a part of it?
Here's the deal: Each artist brings just ONE piece to be presented in-person to the jury. The jury panel consists of ONLY the artists who are submitting the this show. The jury panel will ask questions, comment & debate before voting. The artist in front of the panel may answer, defend or refuse further comment beyond introducing their work.

This sounds awesome!

Show opens Saturday, May 1st at 8:00pm and runs through June 5, 2010 at The Soundry.

Check out for more info!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Introducing The 2010 Postcard!

Ta da!

So, what do ya'll think? I may be a bit biased, but I LOVE it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Handmade Pledge

He took the handmade pledge. Have you?

Sneak Peek!

Hey guys! Wanna catch a sneak peek at the new 2010 artwork for the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market?

This season, we asked the super-fabulous, amazingly talented and all-around good guy, Phil Barbato, to whip up something awesome for the Market, and, man, did he come through for us with kickass design. But I'll only show you the back of the postcard ... for now.

I'm such a stinker.