Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cleveland Handmade Treasure Box for PBS WVIZ Auction

Here is a little preview of Cleveland Handmade's contribution to the 2011 WVIZ Televised Auction. The treasure box contains $484.00 worth of merchandise!

One square foot of great handmade treasure :)

Ickebadika doll by Claudia's Creation, celestial magnets, chainmaile keychain and oven mitts by Darkling Doll, stone coasters and blank cards by Up the Creek Studio's, embroidered onesie and heart gift tags by Here to There, woven bracelet, silk scarf and pin and recycled plastic bag crocheted purse Barb Bloom of Images in Bloom, soy candle in recycled bottle and 3 lotion bars by Terre Verde Handmade, sterling silver necklace by Lori Paximadis, body spray, lotion & wash, 3 bars of soap and mineral eyeshadow by Studio 76 Cosmetics, vintage collage brooch by Vintage Brooch Co, 2 pairs of earrings by Trinkets2Treasure, beach glass jewelry set by Beth Martin of Beach Glass Shop, dryer pillow or sachet 3 pack in upcycled pouch by zJayne, and Cleveland Handmade Market canvas tote bag.

The WVIZ auction is May 19th-22nd. Please consider supporting this wonderful PBS station!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Display Opportunity with popular Salon

The Charles Moscarino Salon, located in Strongsville near Southpark Mall, is looking for local artists to display their work in the salon beginning May 1, 2011.

Work will be displayed on a rotating basis for 60 days at a time. Sales will be split with a 20% commission to the salon and the balance to the artist. The salon has a steady stream of clients on a daily basis and all artists will be promoted on the salon's website and facebook page.

Pleae contact Jackie at jadamany {at} cox [dot} net to apply or for details.

Monday, April 11, 2011

new writer seeks fashionable Cleveland Handmakers

Colleen McGuirk recently got a position writing about local Cleveland fashion for the Examiner website, and she is looking for hand-makers to profile. She needs to cover fashion related-topics like clothing, accessories, trends, deals, and tattoo & piercing. If you have a lead or story idea for her, please contact her at colleenmcguirk [!at] You can visit her beautiful work on her website,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yelp Cleveland seeks eco-friendly makers to feature

Cara from Yelp Cleveland is looking for local artists, talented folks, or business owners who'd love to showcase their eco-friendly products to influential Clevelanders who love to share the news about great local biz.

She is looking for items made with hemp, that are tie-dyed, re-purposed, or upcycled. Things that make or re-make something great and eco-friendly. Interested? Email cleveland [!at]

Monday, April 4, 2011

Call to Entry from Mary Urbas at Lakeland CC Gallery

"CALL TO ENTRY: 2nd Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition May 19 - July 8, 2011. Please visit to download the information and entry form. Douglas Max Utter and Anna Arnold will jury the actual entries. Drop off is May 8 & 9. Pass this on... Please and Thank You!"

Eligible media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Encaustic Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Conventional and Digital Photography, Photo Manipulation, Mixed Media/Assemblage/Collage, Ceramics, Printmaking, Textiles/Fiber, Jewelry/ Enamels/Metals, Glass, Wood, Sculpture.

(image at right: Stanka Kordic, Best in Show 2010)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

PBS donations and Mini Team Meet-up April 8th 6-10pm

Cleveland Handmade is putting together a basket (or two!) to donate to the PBS Auction. If you would like to contribute a handmade piece, please drop off your item at Dovecote in the Screw Factory in Lakewood during Dovecote's open house on Friday, April 8th from 6-10pm and stick around to socialize at our mini team meet-up!

If you can't make the meet-up on April 8th, please mail your contribution as soon as possible to: Kathy Patton, 871 Canterbury Unit J, Westlake, Ohio 44145 with a note detailing the retail value of your donation and a few business cards so we can place them in the basket with your item.

You don't need to donate to the basket to come to the meet-up. Just bring yourself (friends are welcome, too!) and a snack to share if you wish. RSVP/invite on Facebook here (optional.)

Dovecote is located on the 3rd floor in the Screw Factory Studios at Lake Erie Building, 13000 Athens, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Please use the West Drive to park in the lot behind the building and use the door by the first docks. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Call for vendors Sat April 9th Wellington, Ohio

The Wellington Relay for Life is having a Vendor Sale/Craft Show on Saturday April 9 from 10-2 at the Town Hall to benefit the Relay for Life event that is coming up in July. Tables are $25 to rent plus a $10-15 valued item we can raffle off. Please contact Lauren Riddle by convo at if you are interested in renting a table.