Thursday, November 22, 2007

Two **GREAT** Upcoming Shows!





As we have started the mad rush called 'the holiday season', I would like to encourage you to treat yourself to a different type of shopping. I personally have made the resolution to not buy at the mall this year. I plan to support local businesses, smaller stores, do online shopping, as well buy from artists and craftspeople. These practices not only make a larger economic impact to these businesses, but are environmentally friendly. The two following shows will allow you to relax a little, while finding goodies for your loved ones in a nontraditional setting.

I hope to see you there!-Jen


Del Ray Artisans' Fine Art and Fine Crafts Holiday Market

Find everything you need to celebrate in style this holiday season at the Del Ray Artisans’ Fine Art & Fine Crafts Holiday Market. The Holiday Market will be held November 30 through December 2 at the Del Ray artisan’s gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Exquisite gifts created by more than 20 artist members will be featured in addition to festive baked goods to indulge your sweet-tooth and one-of-kind artist-designed holiday ornaments! The festivities begin Friday evening, November 30, with an opening reception and sale featuring wine and seasonal treats from 7–9:30 p.m. The Holiday Market will continue Saturday, December 1, from 10 AM to 6 PM and will be open during the Potomac West Christmas Tree lighting event which takes place next door to the gallery. The market continues Sunday, December 2 ,noon–4 PM. The Holiday Market will be the place to pick up unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season!

In conjunction with the Market, Food for Thought, a holiday bake sale, will tempt you with festive and delicious delights! Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Arlandria Health Center which provides access to affordable health care, offering comprehensive pediatric, women’s health and adult medicine services to the community.


Pure Heart Yoga Studio Holiday Gift Show

Pure Heart Yoga Studio would like to extend an invitation for a truly unique shopping experience. Please join us on December 7, from 3pm to 8pm, for an evening that will take care of all your gift giving needs. No long lines, no crowded mall parking lots, just a calming atmosphere and loads of fun.

This intimate setting includes a select group of talented artists and designers who will personally assist with your whole holiday list. Relax and grab a glass of wine as you browse the following:

-Jenafusion Fashion Accessories is a collection of original items made from mostly recycled material. This hand crafted line includes unique purses, little bags, scarves and hats. They are fashion accessories for the art-minded individual. A schedule of events can be seen at jenafusion.blogspot.com.

-Style and workmanship complemented beautiful, high quality materials which personify the Design by Kata Witorsch look. Stunning beads and pendants of gemstone, crystal, glass, shell and wood are combined with sterling silver wire. The result? Each creation has a character all its own. Browse the stunning looks at www.katawitorsch.com.

-Mancini fashion is a modern online boutique where you will find a contemporary, stylish, and comfortable selection of clothes. Every item you select makes a statement about you. Therefore, have no barriers for self expression. Learn more about the concept behind the fashion at www.mancinifashion.com.

-Penelope's Spa is a natural bath and body company, specializing in handmade soaps and pampering products that make up luxurious collections. Made with natural ingredients, such as olive oil, shea butter, pure essential oils and botanicals, these gentle products can be used by men and women alike. View the full catalog of products at www.penelopespa.net.

-Reinvented Elegance offers wire wrapped and nature inspired jewelry, as well as tile mosaic home accessories. These beautiful pieces also feature pressed flowers, leaves, recycled plates and stained glass.

Please feel free to look at the websites above. Even if you can't make it to this special night, you might be able to meet the vendors at another show.

This event is open to everyone, so please feel free to pass this along to co-workers, friends, family, book groups, church groups, ladies who lunch and yogis everywhere!

Pure Heart Yoga Studio is located at 9485 Silver King Court, in the Mantua Professional Center, Fairfax, Va. Remember, as this is a yoga studio, shoes will have to be removed. Wear your most festival socks and show your holiday spirit! We are all looking forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Seasonal Art-Wear Success!!
















Thank you to each and every one of the wonderful people who stopped by to support Kay, Greta and I on Sunday! We all had a great day, which means a great show. We absolutely could not have done it without you. Personally, I always get so inspired being around creative people. Given Greta's influence, I might even pick up a torch again. And, Kay's multi media quilting, especially her use of photos, totally flooded me with ideas....when I get time....OH! Don't forget to check out all the artists' websites/blogs for their upcoming holiday shows!-Jen

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tentative December Schedule


This is a tentative version of my December Schedule. If you are traveling far distances, or can’t find me at a certain show, please feel free to call 571-332-0181 to confirm my participation. Bad weather, illness or other unforeseen events might prevent me from attending.

Friday, November 30, 7-9:30pm
Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market, Alexandria, VA
http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/

Saturday, December 1, 10am-6pm
Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market, Alexandria, VA
http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/

Sunday, December 2, noon-4pm
Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market, Alexandria, VA
http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/

Thursday, December 6, 9am-3pm
NIH, building 31, cafeteria

Friday, December 7, 3pm-8pm
Pure Heart Yoga Holiday Gift Show, Fairfax, VA
www.pureheartyogastudio.com

Wednesday, December 12, noon-8pm
Downtown Holiday Market, Washington DC
7th & F Sts, NW, outside the Portrait Gallery
http://dhm.reiel.com/dhm/

Thursday, December 13, noon-8pm
Downtown Holiday Market, Washington DC
7th & F Sts, NW, outside the Portrait Gallery
http://dhm.reiel.com/dhm/

Tuesday, December 18, noon-8pm
Downtown Holiday Market, Washington DC
7th & F Sts, NW, outside the Portrait Gallery
http://dhm.reiel.com/dhm/

Thursday, December 20, noon-8pm
Downtown Holiday Market, Washington DC
7th & F Sts, NW, outside the Portrait Gallery
http://dhm.reiel.com/dhm/

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November Schedule

Here’s my November Schedule, as it stands now. If you are traveling far distances, or can’t find me at a certain show, please feel free to call 571-332-0181 to confirm my participation. Bad weather, illness or other unforeseen events might prevent me from attending.

Thursday, November 8, 9am-3pm
NIH, building 31, Snack Shop

**CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN**
Saturday, November 10, 5:30am-10:30am
Alexndria's Farmer's Market
Market Square, King Street
http://alexandriava.gov/farmers_market.html

Sunday, November 11, 11am-6pm
Seasonal Art-Wear Trunk Show
5805 11 Street N, Arlington, VA
(703) 300-9945

Saturday, November 17, 5:30am-10:30am
Alexndria's Farmer's Market
Market Square, King Street
http://alexandriava.gov/farmers_market.html

Sunday, November 18, 10am-5pm
Eastern Market, Washington DC
www.easternmarket.net

Friday, November 30, 7-9:30pm
Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market, Alexandria, VA
http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/

End of month to be up-dated later! Check back! Thanks-Jen

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Seasonal Art-Wear Trunk Show


Three hot local artists offer a private showing of the most luscious gifts in town.

Kay Bailey: art quilts, scarves, and fabric jewelry
www.FiberOfHerBeing.com

Jen Athanas: hand-crafted bags and fashion accessories
www.jenafusion.blogspot.com

Greta Gonzalez: jewelry with hand-made glass beads
www.gretagonzalez.com

Location: Kay Bailey's House
5805 11th St. N, Arlington, VA 22205
When: Sunday, November 11, 11:00AM-6pm
Phone: (703) 300-9945

Come before -- or escape during -- the Redskins' game. Food, wine, and seasonal goodness will be served. Feel free to bring friends, co-workers, sweet hearts and parents!

If you can't come to the party, at least join the fun by perusing our websites (above)

We are looking forward to seeing you there!- Jen

Friday, November 2, 2007

Belated thanks and this weekend


A very belated thank you to everyone who came out for Art on the Avenue! It was an absolutely fantastic day, weather and sales-wise. Many, many repeat customers of mine came by and it was great to see a fashion show of my work! Thank you again for stopping by and saying hi- I always like to see old friends.

I am in the process getting my schedule of shows for the rest of the year. I have a few great events coming up, so please stay tuned for more details.

As for this weekend, I will be at the following:

Saturday, November 3, noon to dusk
Western Market, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC
www.dcwesternmarket.com

Sunday, November 4, 10am-5pm
Eastern Market, Washington DC
www.easternmarket.net

Thursday, November 8, 9am-3pm
NIH, Building 31

Hope to see you there! -Jen