Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2015: Nov 27-Dec 24

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I am thrilled to be participating in the 2015 Blue Genie Art Bazaar! It’s the 15th year for this special event, and it’s been amazing to see such growth (now over 200 local & regional artists!) and improvement every year. So very proud to be involved!

Here’s the skinny…

Event info: Featuring all handmade artwork & gifts, with over 200 local & regional artists represented! – a portion of proceeds goes to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Full bar with snacks! Free admission and parking. Cash & cards accepted.

Location: The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, located just off Interstate I-35 and E Koeing Ln (RM 2222) in the Lincoln Village shopping center.

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre (map)
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

Open Daily: Nov. 27th-Dec. 24th, 2015 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Hours: 10am-10pm daily (closes 6pm Dec. 24th)

Cost: FREE admission & parking

Parking & Public Transit: There is ample free parking spaces available with immediate proximity to the show. There is also a bike rack near the entrance for cyclists and the closest CapMetro bus stop is: SW – Highland Mall/Middle Fiskville.

Refreshments: Drinks and snacks are available at the bar, cash and credit accepted.

Kids & ADA: The bazaar is a fun and family-friendly event, everyone is welcome! Strollers and wheelchairs are accessible, but the aisles may be crowded during high traffic times. Bathrooms have ADA stalls and a changing table available. Young children should be supervised by an adult at all times.

Shopping Bags: Due to the bag ban in Austin, we recommend bringing your own reusable shopping bags. If you forget, we will have other bags available for a small fee.

Time to make the donuts. If I am not at my studio, I am on my way there!
xo jna

Blue Genie Art Bazaar! November 28 thru December 24

I will be participating in the annual Blue Genie Bazaar, now in it’s 14th year!

The 2014 Blue Genie Art Bazaar opens at 10am Friday November 28 at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre. The show will continue to be open 10am-10pm daily until Dec. 24th. Please note, we will be closing early at 6pm on the last day: Dec. 24th, 2014

Shopping at the bazaar is a great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists. The bazaar features the work of more than 130 local and regional artists, offering a wide variety of imaginative and beautiful handmade gifts such as paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, and more you can’t find anywhere else.

Note: Due to the bag ban in Austin, remember to bring your own reusable shopping bags. If you forget, they will have other bags available for a small fee.

Hours: 10am-10pm (closes 6pm Dec. 24th) more bazaar events
Where: Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village at 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin TX 78732 (across from Highland Mall on Middle Fiskville Rd) Directions
Cost: FREE parking and admission! Ample parking space available with immediate proximity to the show, and a bike rack near the entrance for cyclists. The closest CapMetro bus stop is: SW – Highland Mall/Middle Fiskville.

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Blue Genie Art Bazaar!

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is open today until 10pm and tomorrow Christmas Eve from 10am until 6pm for last-minute Santa-shopping in all price range. Give the gift of handmade (or to yourself!) and support local artists and craftspeople.

Admission is always free, plenty of free parking, bar and snacks on-site.
Marchesa Hall at Lincoln Village (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)

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New holiday stockings! And Blue Genie opens!

Blue Genie Art Bazaar opened today at the Marchesa Event Center near Highland Mall after a well-attended preview night Tuesday. The show will be open every day until Christmas Eve from 10am to 10pm!

Come see my Nakatsu by JNA display in the big room near the counters. I also have some new Christmas stockings and embellished crowns in the group display in the back left corner. Check ’em out, I had fun making these!

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Blue Genie Holiday Art Bazaar 2012: November 27 through December 24

Blue Genie Holiday Art Bazaar

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin tradition during the holiday shopping season (disclosure: I’ve been involved since it started 13 years ago, and hubby is a Genie.) The Blue Genie Art Bazaar features the handmade work of over 130 local area artists and craftspeople. It’s a great place to buy exceptional imaginative, quirky, and beautiful art and gifts (paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, prints, photography, and plenty of items you can’t find anywhere else). I do most of our holiday shopping there and gift recipients have been thrilled. Open 7 days a week at 10:00am, the event runs from November 27th through the 24th and admission is always FREE!

And Blue Genie now has a retail space in the Oasis complex, open year-round and featuring a hand-picked selection of artists and craftspeople who have participated in the holiday bazaar. Last year the Oasis had a temporary ice skating rink, and visiting Santa and elves near the gallery.

Thanks for supporting local artists and craftspeople!

Blue Genie Oasis Gallery 1 YR Anniversary Party!!

Blue Genie Oasis turns 1

Blue Genie Oasis Gallery’s front door


The Blue Genie Oasis Gallery is turning 1!!!!

Now in its 13th year, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar features the work of over 130 artists and craftspeople. This year the Bazaar runs November 30 through December 24.

Blue Genie Oasis offers a space for up and coming local artists to sell their art year round in an organized professional workplace. Each artist with merchandise in the Blue Genie Oasis Gallery store is hand selected by the artists at Blue Genie. All live and work locally in central Texas.

“The gallery store helps artists create a name for their selves and gain popularity, and liberates them to be in their studios creating more work to meet the demands of commissioners. Blue Genie has helped many local artists get their feet off the ground and become successful.

Our vendors offer all sorts of imaginative, quirky, and beautiful products: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, prints, photography, and plenty of miscellany and surprises that you can’t find anywhere else.
Our hopes with Blue Genie Oasis Texas is to encompass the joy of the Art Bazaar and to support our vendors year round in creating specialty made goods for you and your family.”

We could not have done it with YOU! Please come help us celebrate.”


Friday, August 24, 2012
6:00pm until 10:00pm

Snacks • Sips • Raffles • Family Fun for ALL!

See you there!

6550 Comanche Trail Ste 203, Austin, Texas 78732 map | 512-582-0176
Facebook | bluegenieoasistexas.com

Now open to adults! Kids Masks and Capes class at Stitch Lab

I am so very excited to announce I’ll be teaching a new class at Stitch Lab, Capes & Masks! It’s been great fun putting this project together, and I’ve wanted to work with Leslie and the other wonderful folks there for a long while.

The Kid Masks and Capes class at Stitch Lab (flyer PDF) has been opened up to adults as well, attending with or without kiddos. The next class is scheduled for this Thursday 8/9/2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
“Students will make a super hero or princess cape and mask for hours of creative play time crusading and make believing! (4 or 5 students per class , One (1) 3.5-hour class. All materials provided in class!!)
Prerequisite: Kids Intro to Machine Sewing, Kids Sew Fun Camp, or equivalent experience. Adults and kids ages 7 through 10 welcome!”

I’m also teaching Kids Tote Bags on Friday 8/10/2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
“Students will make a lined, reversible tote bag with a pocket! You’ll feel like a rock star carrying your very own bag, made by YOU in the fabrics of your choosing! (4 or 5 students per class , One (1) 3.5-hour class. All materials provided in class!!)”
Adults and kids ages 7 through 10 welcome!

Blue Genie Art Bazaar is up and running!

BGA Bazaar 2011


Hi there! and Happy Holidays!

The 2011 Blue Genie Art Bazaar is up and running, and looks fantastic! The Blue Genie folks have made this space look spectacular, it really does get better each year. The show runs every day (10am-10pm) through December 24th (10am-6pm). Everything at this show is handmade, with over 140 local artists, artisans and craftspeople represented.

As always admission is free! Make plans to visit Austin’s most creative holiday bazaar with your friends and loved ones to check things out, then c’mon back as many times as you want for those incredible one-of-a-kind gifts your friends and family picked out. The Marchesa has a cash bar, and plenty of free parking!

Here’s the skinny:

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
(Map or here) (website) (news story)

December 1st – 24th
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. throught Decc 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dec 24!

*This is a FREE event. Go have a beer and check out the really cool stuff there! There will be DJ’s, a bar and lots of amazing goodies to choose from.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and feel free to pass on this info to friends you think might enjoy the event!

Please have a safe and joyful holiday season,
xoxoxo
JNA

Handmade Austin Women

Handmade Austin Women

Handmade Austin Women 2011 Spring Show

Handmade Austin Women 2011 Spring Show

UPCOMING SHOW:
April 30 & May 1, 2011
Saturday 11a – 6p
Sunday 11p – 6p
The Ballroom at SpiderHouse:
2906 Fruth Street
Austin, TX 78705

Handmade Austin Women (HAW) presents our 6th Annual Spring Show and Sale, the first weekend of May. Join us for a family-friendly art event with an eclectic mix of handmade, high end craft, musical marionette matinees featuring handmade puppets and original song, and some energetic DJ funk. indulge yourself with a tasty beverage from the bar at the Ballroom or a coffee from SpiderHouse as you make your way thru the show.

The Handmade Austin Women Spring Show is an annual market that presents unique artisan design and outstanding handcrafted art. We organize our show to promote the profound benefits of sustaining women artists at work here in Texas. We support Austin’s cottage industry and the growing character of our local, independent economy.

Handmade Austin Women is a collective of locally and nationally recognized women artists based in Austin. Dedicated to unique design and the highest quality in handmade work, HAW represents women in the business of art.

Handmade Austin Women are pleased to announce the 2011 lineup:

* Margaret Adie ~ 2D Collage
* Trisha Allen ~ Uniquely Recycled, Art Cards
* Jennifer Chenoweth ~ Contemporary Sculpture & Painting
* Elise Calhoun ~ Modern Mosaics
* Peggy Seeger ~ Handmade Books
* Jean Cannon ~ Vintage Inspired Hats
* Jamie Spinello ~ Cut Paper & Plastic Collages
* Monique Capanelli ~ Botanical Designs
* Lisa Crowder ~ Contemporary Silver Jewelry
* Jaime Jo Fisher ~ Contemporary Art Jewelry
* Alison Young ~ Handmade Belt Buckles
* Lauren Grant ~ Drawings
* Chia ~ Clothing & Accessories
* Catherine Hart ~ Drawings
* Anne Woods~ Metal Sculptures
* Gabel Karsten ~ Paintings
* Christa Mares ~ Sculptural Crochet
* Stephanie Nance ~ Paintings
* Melanie Schopper ~ Functional Ceramics
* Victrola Design ~ Illustrated Apparel

Feel the vibes of DJ Lovecat and the special performances by the Hey Lollies with handmade puppets and original song. Enjoy a beverage from the bar or some tasty treats offered by Cornucopia. Our show grounds are handicapped accessible, but call ahead for special-access arrangements.

This event is supported in part by SpiderHouse Cafe, L Style G Style, Ginko Studios & Women and Their Work. Please contact us for more information.

Swap and Sew + Sweets: Saturday, September 5th noon-6pm

WHAT: Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale
WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 2009: 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Space 12 – 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 (space12.org)
WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the
Austin Public Library Youth Services “Sew What?” program.
HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation
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