Wednesday, November 29, 2017

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS!



WOWWWWOWOWOWOW!! Jen-A-Fusion has certainly overextended herself, hasn't she?! :)

Please check out all the shows, festivals, home sales and markets I will have my work in. These are places I might actually be physically present or... might not be. My cosmic vibe will be left with my work and you'll have to love on it in order to pick up some sense of my spirit... but don't hog it all, leave some for the person who is getting the gift!

Details for the shows and places are on the right column, under "Shows, Markets, Festivals and Fairs". I will be all over the DVM area, so one of these is probably near you! :)

In addition to the above places outside the Torpedo Factory, we will be open plenty during the month of December! Please come by and see the wonderful decorations the artists are working on, take a selfie, get some great gifts and you don't even have to be outside in the winter weather to do it!! :)


I hope to see some smiling faces in the next few weeks. Please check out one, if not more, of the shows. Each and every one has many talented artists, craft people and small business owners that will be sure to fill your sleigh with holiday cheer. ( or, just come for the mini donuts and free entertainment, right?!)

Happy Holidays! ~Jen

Friday, November 3, 2017

November at the Torpedo Factory Art Center


We have some special events and late night shopping the weekend following Thanksgiving. For the actual holiday day, the building is closed. Then, I'll be having an Alternative Black Friday sale (details closer to the date) and extended hours for Small Business Saturday! On Sunday, November 26, I'll be doing s small pop up in Dupont Circle, at the ACE Hardware. Then, gearing up for my annual week at the Downtown Holiday Market... I'm tired just thinking about it all! :)

For more updates, like the Jen-A-Fusion Facebook Page... Happy Fall! ~Jen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

I'm falling for changes!




NEW STUIOMATE ALERT! NEW STUDIOMATE ALERT!! NEW STUDIOMATE ALERT!!

Starting last week, I have a new studiomate in #320 at the Torpedo Factory! Veronica Barker-Barzel Kelly, the very talented printmaker that joined us for a few months over the summer, will be my new full time studiomate. Susan Sherwin, the dino, kitty and dog painter (along with portraits) has moves into studio #316 with her husband. I'm sad to see Susan go but happy to have a great new artist joining me.

Our hours are staying pretty much the same. Veronica is so outgoing and a vivacious creator, so she'll be in studio a lot. COME CHECK OUT HER WORK!!



THIS WEEKEND! Art on the Ave!

What: Art on the Avenue
Where: Mt Vernon Ave, Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Commonwealth

*Jen-A-Fusion will be set up in Space W52, between Windsor and Custis*

When: Saturday, October 7 10am to 6pm
Who: You, me, your dogs, kids and neighbors
Why: Because it is awesome.

Come see my new tent set up- cleaner display in a clam blue setting... like really being in a fish bowl!! :)

See you soon! ~Jen

Friday, June 30, 2017

July Schedule! AND ARTSCAPE!!

Veronica Barker-Barzel Kelly will be staying with us for various dates in July, so you still have time to come and see her great and imaginative works. Susan will be back for certain times throughout.

And, July is a BUSY month for me as well. I'll be going on a wonderful vacation/driving trip/craft session on wheels. I will be driving from Tucson to Virginia with a good friend. When she drives,
I'll be pinning on some work... so I can sew it when we get back. This is because I got into Artscape! Since I was waitlisted, I wasn't sure how this was going to all work out... and I still don't know! Life: what an adventure!!

Stay tuned on my business FB page or my Instagram to see some of the adventure! Hope to see you at Artscape!

Green on~Jen

Friday, June 16, 2017

FLASH SALE!!



FLASH SALE!!

Saturday only!

My car broke down this week. It is now fixed but it just means that YOU win! This Saturday, at the Pop Up in Adams Morgan, you can find the following savings:

SPEND between $20 and $60, GET 15% off

SPEND between $61 and $80, GET 20% off

SPEND between $81 and $100, GET 25% off

*In Person Only

*At Pop Up Only

*Nice People Only

*Bring dark chocolate, get something special*

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Schedule and A POP UP!!



Again, again, a little late. BUT, there has been a change so, it was good I didn't post before. :)

Veronica Barker-Barzel Kelly will be with us in studio 320 for the month of June. She is a very talented printmaker with an imagination, humor and wonderful color play in her work. Here's a few snaps of her work, and in action with some kiddos that recently visited the Torpedo Factory.

Say hi if you see her in the studio!




Also, if you're out in DC this Saturday, I'll be back in my old stomping grounds of Adams Morgan, where I stated as a vendor at Western Market, many moons ago. I'm excited to say I'll be doing a little Pop Up! I'll have limited space and selection but a variety of tried and true lovelies.

What: Pop up @ ACE Hardware
When: Saturday, June 17, noon to 5pm
Where: Adams Morgan ACE Hardware, 1704 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
Website of location: http://www.acehardwaredc.com/stores/adams-morgan-ace-hardware.html

See you soon! Happy Summer~Jen


Thursday, April 6, 2017

April showers bring.... ART??

Come in out of the rain and into the warmth of art, community and fun at the Torpedo Factory Art Center! This is the rough outline for this month. See you there?



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February Schedule and A SHOW!


This Thursday, February 9, the Torpedo Factory will be hosting an evening of Love & Friendship. There will be lots of opportunities to make Valentine's Cards, preview the Art League's Patron Show, hear a talk in the Archaeology Museum and talk to the artists while they work in their studios.

COME COLOR WITH ME. I'll have some coloring books and sheets, pencils, makers and crayons. Not feeling love? How about friendship? Come and commune with color! Relax and have some art therapy. 

More vague details here on the Torpedo Factory website. BUT a lot more going on in the building than posted. Come and see for yourself!



Pre Spring Fling: Celebrating local artisans


Several local artists and artisans will be sharing their heart made work with you. Detailed mosaics, lovely beaded jewelry, handcrafted chocolates and more will be available.


I will have some snuggly hats and fingerless gloves. Hearts made from recycled antique quilts. Small purses and pouches to tuck in love notes and treasures.

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon of browsing with friend, new and old!


When: Saturday, February 11, 3-6pm

Where: River's Edge Yoga, 2nd floor, 300 Montgomery Street, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA 22314

Who: Me, my hats, some awesome mosaic wall pieces, lovely jewelry and you?

There will be freeeeee parking, but I do not have the details yet. CHECK OUT THE FB event page as I will update there too.


Speaking of which, let's keep in touch!! I'm all over the place, you're all over the place. Why don't we hang out some place else than here. Check out my Facebook page for more updates, articles and links about art and eco art in general. Over on Instagram, I post works in progress, finished projects, cool art and some food. Not much food. There's a lot of food on Instagram. But I post only good food....

So, there's this week, things going on. Next week, more things happening...

But, I've been rude! What about you? What you have going on? Instagram accounts that are cool? Good food? {Comments are moderated, so will not show up right away. :) }

Happy Love Day~Jen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January Schedule





Sorry this is so late folks!! The year had a very busy start, full of a lot of things left over from last year. Piles and piles and piles of clothing, market supplies, gifts and more had to be organized and cleaned up. And, and, and.... you get the idea.

In addition, I have taken a break from doing my studio hours and have a WONDERFUL ceramic artist in my studio, throwing pots, mugs and more.  Dana Lehrer Danze is such a talent. I love her work and am so happy to have her in my space for a few weeks. PLEASE goa nd see her this week or next, in the hours listed above. BUY something lovely from her. PRAISE her work.

You will not be disappointed!

Here's a sample:




And, you can see so much more work on her website. Click here. 

I will be back in my studio toward the end of the month, hopefully with new work and some fresh ideas.... So hard to get back to it, right?

~Jen