Realms for the Holidays

November 8, 2015

Call me crazy, but we are doing two concurrent festivals over the holidays, Pacific Arts Market for our lotions and soaps, plus the Allied Arts Festival for my barrettes, shadow boxes and assemblages.

Pacific Arts Market

Pacific Arts Market

Pacific Arts Market is a true cooperative, owned and operated by the artists. I’m stoked to be joining this group for the first time. It will be located in Sunset Square, next to Jo-Ann Fabric. The market will be open the first three weekends in December, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20.

Allied Arts Festival

Allied Arts Festival

The Allied Arts Festival will be returning to last year’s location, across from the Bellis Fair mall entrance on Bakerview. This is in same shopping center as Burlington outlets, in the back corner. It’s a great space wth lots of natural light.

Stop by both and support local artists!

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Realms over the holidays

November 26, 2014

If you’re in town and want to see what Realms is up to, here’s where we’ll be.

The Festival of Lights is a really special event; it’s a show put on each year by Amy Gould in her stunningly decorated Victorian home across from the Armory (510 North State Street). Some of my favorite artists will be there selling their work. I will be bringing lotions, gift baskets, barrettes made from repurposed vintage jewelry and glass assemblages. The dates are Friday evening, December 5 from 5-9 PM and Saturday, December 6th from 11 AM-5 PM. This is by invitation only, so this invite is your entry in.

Festival of Lights

11th Annual Festival of Lights

Going on right now is the Allied Arts Festival. This year it’s in a great location — across from the entrance to the mall on Bakerview, in the shopping center with the new Burlington outlet (4145 Meridian). It’s a nice building with lots of windows and natural light. There are several wings with small groupings of artists that make the whole experience more intimate.

arts and crafts festival

presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County

There is some amazing art at this year’s Allied Arts Holiday Festival. Semilla Design’s seed jewelry is fantastic.

Semilla Designs' Seed Jewelry

Semilla Designs’ Seed Jewelry

I love this red mouthed vase.

Red mouthed vase

Red mouthed vase

The displays are often as creative as the pieces.

Garden art

Garden art

I want to adopt this kitty.

Kitty from The Creative Frog

Kitty from The Creative Frog

So many amazing painters…

Ethereal botanical

Ethereal botanical

another one…

Chris Shreve's surreal art

Chris Shreve’s surreal art

Clarissa’s creations stay with you.

Clarissa Callesen's dark art

Clarissa Callesen’s work

There are several very skilled ceramic artists again this year. I love this glaze work.

Great glazes

Great glazes

I adore Karin Mueller’s assemblages. I have two of her clocks already.

Karin Mueller's Reject Art

Karin Mueller’s Reject Art

Here’s what my Realms booth looks like this year.

My Realms

My Realms

Stop by and support local art!