A big THANK YOU to our wonderful members, guests, vendors and artists who all teamed together to make our 2012 Showcase Fundraiser the best yet! Everyone, even our first-time guests, pitched in to help set up, clean up, sell tickets, fill and distribute goodie bags, etc.! There were lots of smiles and plenty of laughter, and raising money for our Guest Artist program couldn’t be more fun!
The quality of donations was astounding, and how meaningful to go home with a treasure made by a fellow Guild member! A heartfelt thanks to those members who contributed items this year*:
View the list of vendor/artists who so generously contributed to this year’s event here. Please visit their websites, give them your patronage, and tell them PAPCG sent you!
And last but not least, once again thank you to our lovely and talented emcee, Terri Powell
, who seems born for the role and should be given credit for starting the tradition of this Fundraiser!
Have a great summer, be safe, and stay tuned for our fabulous 2012-2013 calendar of events!
- Denise Pettit
for the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
Emcee Terri announces another winner.
PAPCG President Eileen presents her winning ticket.
Janet waits for Terri to announce the next winning ticket, “Is it me? Is it me? Please let it be me!”
Terri's take on the fundraiser
Our Annual Showcase Fundraiser is this Sunday, May 20th from 10 am to 4 pm Prepare to be “wowed” by the spectacular donations we’ve received from 23 vendor artists and 21 members. We have art, jewelry, publications, tools, and lots of surprises! Admission to the fundraiser is free, but auction tickets to are $1 each. So, hit your ATM machine for this “cash only” event! Remember, all funds raised support our Guest Artist Program.
If you can’t make the morning session, the fun and bidding will continue in the afternoon. Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!
To go to our YouTube channel, click here. We’ll be featuring our own videos and playlists of videos from around YouTube.
Press here to see a video from our April 2012 meeting.
Stay tuned . . .
Martha Aleo, Deputy Blogger
Friend-of-the-Guild Jane Wynn (You remember Jane, right? She was a guest artist with us in 2009.) will be showing at the Art Star Craft Bazaar on Penn’s Landing this weekend. Here’s the when & when:
When: Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th, 11-6pm
Where: The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, which is along Columbus Blvd, between Walnut & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Art Star attracts an interesting range of artists & crafters, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!
Terri, deputy to the deputy blogger
to the Vendors & Artists who so generously
contributed to our
2012 Showcase Fundraiser
benefitting our Guest Artist Program:
Who doesn’t like to take classes with nationally known polymer clay artists like Jana Roberts Benzon, and Lynne Anne Schwartzenberg? Now, imagine doing it for free. You can if you’re a member of the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild and you come to one of our meetings where we present a polymer clay artist from our Visiting Artist Program.
The program works like this: A nationally known artist agrees to give a class to a number for Guild members who pay class tuition. We hold the class the Saturday before our regularly scheduled Guild meeting. The artist returns on Sunday for the meeting and teaches and demonstrates for the entire Guild. Or, the teacher can elect to come to the Guild meeting only, as a guest teacher. In both instances, the Guild pays the teacher’s fees for the Sunday meeting out of money raised from member dues and other Guild fund raisers I can’t imagine getting more bang for your buck than joining the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild. Where else could you get a bargain like this?
In addition to the artists already mentioned, we have had visits from Christi Friesen, (who taught and gave a slide presentation which she started off with the narrative,” I was born at a very early age,”) Valerie Aharoni, whose class was brimming with practical tips and design ideas (and who handed out packages of UltraLight Sculpey, courtesy of Polyform Products) and Eugenia Topina who showed us how she makes her awesome faux cloisonné creations. We have hosted Donna Kato, Barbara McGuire, Jane Ann Wynn, Oliva Surratt, Kim Kavender, Diane Villano, Leslie Blackford- I know I have missed people but you get the picture.
Our fundraiser is May 20. Please come and support this wonderful program.
Press here to find out more about the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
Martha Aleo, Deputy Blogger