Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Things to See and Do

Is is a wintery day in Brooklyn. The air is filled with gentle white snow. The Nutcracker is playing in the background, and shoppers enter Greenjeans happy to find it warm and inviting.

Being a shopkeeper during holiday time is quite a full-time job, leaving me little time to blog. But I wanted to share a couple of announcements that have come "across my desk" recently.

Hope you're all staying well and warm!


From our friend and journal maker Judy Lee of Five and a Half:

TONIGHT! (Wed. 12/5, 7-9pm)
Design Within Reach
124 Huston St. (at N. Moore) in Tribecca (212.219.2217)

A special evening of holiday shopping at Design Within Reach, curated by Supermarket. It'll be a night of gift bags, chocolate, music and champagne, and a stellar selection of independently-designed goods by guest designers.

Besides Five and a Half, other designers who will be there are:
Lotta Jansdotter, Deadly Squire, Maxx & Unicorn, Prismera Design, Sleepyheads, Loyalty & Blood, Domestic Rehab, Have Some Patience, and Sovereign Beck.


From the Society of Arts and Crafts Newlestter:

2008 SAC Artist Awards: Call for Entries
Application Deadline: January 4, 2008

New John D. Mineck Furniture Award and Increased Award Amounts!

Initiated in 1994, the Artist Awards encourage and support the work of New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their craft media and create original and innovative work.

This year marks the establishment of the John D. Mineck Award in Furniture, funded by the John D. Mineck Foundation. John was a long-time friend and supporter of SAC and past president of the Board.

Three artists will each receive a $3,000 cash award and be included in a group exhibition to take place at The Society of Arts and Crafts on Newbury Street from June - August 2008.

The awards are open to all craft artists currently residing in New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). Students are not eligible. Work in all craft media (ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media) will be considered . Two of the awards will be in any media and one award will be dedicated to furniture.

To apply log onto:


From the American Craft Council:

New American Craft Magazine Website

The American Craft Council is pleased to announce the launch of its new web site dedicated to American Craft magazine, With more stories, reviews and listings, including one of the most comprehensive craft calendars in the United States, is poised to become the meeting spot for makers from all mediums. Please take a look, tell a friend and enjoy!

Posted and photo by Amy Shaw.


droogie said...

thanks for posting the info but the link seems to be broken...sad : ((

monica hampton said...

Here is the correct & working link for the american craft magazine's new website!

Greenjeans Adventure said...

Fixed the links -- thank you for bringing it to my attention!

- Amy