Kentucky Crafted artists exhibit at Philadelphia Buyers Market
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Six Kentucky Crafted businesses are marketing their work in the Kentucky Arts Council's booth at the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Feb. 12 – 15, 2010.
Participating exhibitors are: Marianne Brown, Marianne Brown Pottery, Lawrenceburg; Pamela Mattei, DyeSigns by Pamela, Louisville; Dick Scheu, Kentucky Snow, Louisville; Jennifer Stephenson McLamb, BLISS Boutique & Studio, Lexington; Marvin Schnoll, Red Oak Crafts Inc., Louisville; and Ken Roberts, Cadiz.
The Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation's largest wholesale trade show of American craft, providing artists a professional venue to build relationships with qualified wholesale craft buyers. Typically 1,500 artists exhibit at the show; more than 9,000 buyers attend from across the United States and Canada.
"We are very proud to send a delegation of Kentucky Crafted artists to Philadelphia," said Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. "The business they do at the Buyers Market of American Craft helps Kentucky's economy and puts us on the map for producing high-quality traditional and contemporary craft."
Kentucky Crafted is a program of the Kentucky Arts Council that enables Kentucky artists to reach regional, national and international markets through state-sponsored wholesale and retail promotional venues. Acceptance into the program is based on artistic excellence in design and technique, originality (or authenticity for traditional work) and marketability. There are currently 485 juried visual and craft artists in the Kentucky Crafted program.
The Kentucky Arts Council also sponsors its own trade show, Kentucky Crafted: The Market. This award winning annual wholesale/retail marketplace brings more than 250 exhibitors of traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, books, music, DVDs and specialty food products to South Wing B of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., on March 4-7, 2010. For more information about Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2010, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov
Kentucky visual artists and craft artists interested in taking advantage of the marketing and promotional opportunities provided by the Kentucky Crafted program can submit their work for review. The application deadline is March 15, 2010. To access guidelines and instructions, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/guide/prog9/kcmp_gdl.htm.
For more information about the Kentucky Crafted program, contact Craig Kittner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-3757, ext. 484.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Contact information and a brief description of the artists' products are listed below. Print quality photos are available upon request to email@example.com.
Marianne Brown Pottery
Products: (Ceramics) Tabletop, Home Decor
DyeSigns by Pamela!
Products: (Fiber) Fashion Accessories, Jewelry
Products: (Wood) Ornaments
BLISS Boutique & Studio
Products: (Glass) Jewelry
Jennifer Stephenson McLamb
Red Oak Crafts, Inc.
Products: (Wood) Band Saw Boxes
Products: (Metal) Wildlife Sculptures From Recycled Materials
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