Ingenuity Festival 2012

Don’t forget this weekend is Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival. There’s a new location this year. While I’ll miss the gorgeous views of the of the old location it will be interesting to see how they adapt to a new space. The Festival will take place on September 14 – 16 at Docks 32 and 30 which sit on the lakefront north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center.

The art, performances, and exhibitions run Friday September 14th-Sunday September 16th

More info at:


Arts Collinwood’s 2011 Holiday Art Sale


I’ll have work as part of the Arts Collinwood Gallery Holiday Sale next week.  There will be a selection of mixed metal earrings, some of my geode and druzy necklaces, and a few of my oxidized silver pieces.

 Hours and Schedule:

Holiday Art Sale Sneak Preview

Thursday, December 8th – 6pm-10pm

Become a member of Arts Collinwood for as little as $10 and enjoy this early bird shopping experience exclusive to our members. The evening will include wine and light appetizers,  a live performance by the Carnegie Brass Trio, holiday drink specials in our Café, first pick at the work of over thirty of the regions best artists, and of course, lots of holiday spirit!

Arts Collinwood Annual Holiday Sale Hours

Friday, December 9th -11am-11pm

Saturday, December 10th -11am-11pm

Sunday, December 11th – 11am-5pm


Here’s the details from Arts Collinwood:  Shop local this holiday season at Arts Collinwood’s Annual Holiday Art Sale featuring over 30 of the region’s best artists. The Arts Collinwood Holiday Art Sale has become a popular Cleveland destination and a draw for holiday shoppers from around the city, featuring a wide array of unique, affordable artwork including: wearable art, award- winning jewelry designs, prints, adorable baby items, museum quality paintings, exquisite glassworks, luxurious knitwear, beautiful holiday cards and much more.

Take advantage of free childcare while you shop from noon-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy lunch, dinner or cocktails in our adjoining Café. The Café at Arts Collinwood features a full bar with a great selection of microbrews, wine and espresso drinks, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials.  Also, enjoy live music Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge.


Jak of All Trades Fest : Cleveland, Labor Day Weekend

Got word from a friend the other day about a local Cleveland event. If you’ve seen print media in Cleveland, there’s a good chance it was done by this company. Jakprints will host the local festival at its headquarters located in Cleveland’s MidTown district on Saturday, September 3rd from 12pm to 7pm. This free family-friendly event will feature:

* Live bands & DJs
* A street-course style skate park
* Popular local food trucks: Dim and Dem Sum, Umami Moto and StrEAT
* Pop-up stores and a fashion show
* A live, all-day art installation, as well as other art exhibits and hands-on activities
* A complimentary beer garden from event sponsors
* Tours of Jakprints cutting-edge and eco-friendly facilities

There will be many other activities for children under 14 that include games, crafts, a kids’ chalk area, the Big Fun squirt gun zone and special skateboarding hours for the kids.

Jakprints is committed to making a better Cleveland, so, in addition to providing a full day of entertainment to guests, the festival will feature a charity raffle that benefits MidTown Cleveland Incorporated and Community Greenhouse Partners. Participants can win an HP TouchPad, tickets to concerts and professional sporting events, as well as gift cards and gift baskets from local businesses.

Jak of All Trades Fest is open to the public but attendees must RSVP by Sunday, August 28th. Full event details and the online RSVP form can be found at: We also have the event up on Facebook:

So if you’re in town why not go celebrate…free is always good.

From jakprints:Jakprints specializes in full color printing, custom apparel printing and sticker production. Always taking a personal approach to customer service, westrive to help customers by providing highest quality service and merchandise

2011 University Park Arts Fair and Food Fest

100 local and regional artists, food and entertainment and it’s FREE ADMISSION. Come on out this weekend and celebrate the arts at the historic Grace Park in Akron at the corner of Prospect and Perkins Street.
The University Park Arts Fair and Food Fest runs from 10 am to 6 pm

Help The Great Adventure

There is an amazing family that has children at the school I work at.  One of their children has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Instead of letting this chronic illness wear them down, the family has gone on a very proactive journey.  They created a non-profit called John Owen’s Great Adventure, Inc. to raise funds for organizations in order to fund research for cures for neuromuscular illnesses, and to raise more awareness.  If you’re a local Clevelander, one of their biggest fundraisers is a picnic with lots of raffles, auctions,  a texas hold em’ tournament, live music and other fun events.

I’m sending these goodies off as prizes, so if you want to win them go give some money to the cause!

There are a lot of amazing items being raffled or auctioned off including VIP concert tickets, a laptop, artwork, sports memorabilia, and more!The raffle list is simply staggering!
The picnic takes place on Friday July 29, 2011 from 5-11 p.m. at German Central, 7863 York Road, Parma Ohio  It would make a great way to spend one of your Summer evenings, and wouldn’t it be even better to know your entertainment money will go to such a great cause!



Ingenuity Speakeasy is July 15th

It’s almost time for the Ingenuity Speakeasy! Don your best flapper gear and join in the fun on July 15, 2011
It’s a great chance to see the bridges and tunnels all lit up and decorated!

Greater Cleveland Summer 2011 Art Show Calendar

I’m a little late putting up this post so it’s missing a few shows.  If you’re like me, one of the best parts of Summer is that it’s the time when white tents pop up almost every weekend in a nearby community when an art show is taking place.  As an artist, I tend to like to be around art and support other artists so I try to get to at least a few shows I’m not participating in a year. (We’re especially fans of photography and pottery and look for new items to add to our home!)

Here’s a list of some art shows you may want to visit, so you can add some to your calendar.  It is by no means a master list and if you have a favorite show or are promoting one not listed here, feel free to add it in the comments section.


Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights – July 8,9,10

Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts, July 9 &10

Willoughby Arts Fest, July 16

Medina Art in the Park, July 17

Lakewood Arts Festival, August 6

Chardon Square Arts Festival, August 7

University Park Art Fair at Grace Park, Akron, August 13

Art-a-palooza, Green, August 27

Art on the Green, Hudson, August 27 &28

Kent Art in the Park, September 10 & 11

Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival, Cleveland, September 17 & 18

MOCA Gal-lery night

Visit me this Weds.  June 15th for a very special event!




River Gallery Spring Ceramics Invitational

Definitely try to take some time this weekend to check out the opening of River Gallery’s 2011 Ceramics Invitational on April 30th from 3-7. It’s a curated who’s who of the ceramics artists from the Cleveland Area. Sign up on facebook, or check out the full list of artists. If you can’t make it this weekend, the event runs until June 11th.

Orange Art Center Invitational Craft Show

It’s your first chance to see my 2011 pieces in person. My first exhibition of the season will be at the Orange Art Center Invitational Craft show on April 15th and April 16th
I’ll be there with Gina DeSantis, Cindy Kepler, Susan Kleinstub, David Shafron, Susan Skove, Jenn Szalkowski, and Terra Verde Soap Co.

April 15th is the Patron party and admission is $5, April 16th is free and open to the public.