Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2016 Schedule (Draft?)



This is a rough schedule for this month. With the holidays later, things might ebb and flow. We'll see what changes and I'll update as the month goes on. Check out my Facebook page for more information. Thanks!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday Open House and Downtown Holiday Market


On Thursday,  December 1, the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association will be hosting a
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
geared toward thanking and hosting our favorite clients in a low key environment.
I'll be in my studio with lots of new hats and fingerless gloves, as well as wine and munchies to keep the spirits up.
Please stop by!

Thursday,  December 1, 6 to 9pm

For more information,  please see the Facebook event here.




DIRECTLY AFTER the party, I will be packing up ALL my work and trucking to the 
DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET
in the Penn Quarter of DC.  

If you have never been, this might be the year to try it out! Yes, it is outside, with fairy lights and space heaters,  live music and hot donuts. Fresh coffee, handcrafts goods and some of the absolute best shopping. Local and small businesses dominate this market, as well as high end fair trade. I've been doing this market each year since it started and truly look forward to it each time. 

THE VENDORS CHANGE ALL THE TIME.
I'm there a short 7 day period. Come say hi!

Downtown Holiday Market 
F Street, Between 7th and 9th 
Friday, December 2 through Thursday,  December 8
SPACE 56


Hope you and yours are having a happy and healthy holiday season! ~Jen

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October Schedule for Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio


I'll be at the Kensington Fall Festival THIS WEEKEND. Sunday Sunday Sunday!
The weather looks to be *perfect* and so fall like and just lovely. Come visit! It should be great! 

Kensington Fall Festival
Sunday, October 16, 11am-4pm
Space #60
Armory Ave, Kensington, MD
Festival Website Here
Facebook Event Here and Here

Friday, September 30, 2016

Art on the Avenue TOMORROW!!

Happy Fall!

As in rain falling? Or leaves, let's just go with leaves....

As this is one of my absolute favorite times of the year, I always look forward to being out and going to my usual shows. Art on the Avenue in Alexandria is one of them!

This is large, family friendly community focused festival that encompass many city blocks, even a pie contest which you can buy some yummy dessert. 

Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories will be in a very special place at the Festival: The Demonstrations Area!!






What: Art on the Avenue
Where: Del Ray neighborhood, Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA
When: Saturday, October 1, 10am-6pm
Who: 300+ regional and national artists, food, music and much more
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629900773969157/ and http://artontheavenue.org/


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The event is rain or shine, so we're going to weather through whatever comes our way. I hope you come my way too! ~Jen

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

THIS WEEKEND!! Art Materials Market and SALE

Hey all! Sorry, I've been baaaad about getting on this site with updates, but I've been over on Facebook and Instagram and trying to update those as well.... it is all slow going right now as I'm also trying to make stuff, apply for fall and holiday shows, walk dogs, feed cats and do other summer social activities. Failing at getting it all done. You know, typical life of a small business owner! :)

Some fun things going on in the studio this weekend at the Torpedo Factory!

Art Materials Market

Saturday, August 20, 10am to 3pm***

It will be extended until 5pm in studio 320!!

 Like other years, I will have a grab bag sale of fabric. I will have larger pieces of fabric, priced by the yard, for CHEAP. Other paper art supplies, buttons, trims and more will be available.

In the mail hall, will be vendors of other fun and useful art supplies. In addition to artists, teachers and  parents love to come and get creative materials for little ones. 

 

I'm also running a small mid summer sale on my own work for 15% off retail price. This will be the last weekend for this sale, so come down and get a little pick me up!

 Hope you might stop by! Happy end of summer! ~Jen

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

RENOVATION: How I spent the 4th of July

Starting on Monday, our studio will be basically closed as we do major RENOVATION. But, don't worry, it is going to be SO NICE when it is done! I'm so happy with the work and look so far. Looking forward to resetting it and seeing the whole thing come together.

My studiomate retired last week after being at the Torpedo Factory Art Center for 43 years. She was a great mentor and friend and I will miss her. However, in the meantime, I will have a lovely oil painter join me in the studio. We decided to mix it up, tear it down and make something new. Check out the progress!

After my studiomate left, the walls were looking very bear. Note the big grey wall thing with the window in it. Taking that thing down was fun, faster and also messier than we thought.

BEFORE: All my work was over to one side of the room.


I set up shop in the middle for the weekend.
I patched holes for hours and hours. So many little nail holes...
The morning the major work started. Everything basically had to be moved into the hall. Good thing we were closed!

Susan, my new studiomate, works on cutting in the wall of the base coat.

Stacy, one of my best friends, throws her manual labor into it. Stephen, my new studiomate's husband, was an awesome help to us, taking most of that counter/wall down himself.

Counter top unit that was left, work in progress...

Stacy made sure to document me working as well. 

Work, work, work, work

Everyone wanted to see the new wall color!!


Our friend, Barbara Muth, stopped by to check out the work and the new color of our doors.

Susan loved the line left by the roller

Looking good!!

I work on a bookcase that will be a 'free standing' wall


PURPLE!! Can't wait to see what it looks like after two fully dried coats.
That's it for now. It is a big pile of paint supplies, covered furniture and all my stuff boxed and bagged up. Like any move or change, a big pain while you're going through it. And, so lovely and awesome when you get to the other side! Check back for the after look!

I hope to be reopen this weekend.. but so much more work to do before that.....Thanks for following along with the work! ~Jen