Most years we display at the American Craft Council's wholesale and retail shows in Baltimore in February, and San Francisco in August. ACC's competitive juried craft shows are among the finest in the United States. The Baltimore show is generally considered the best, and is also the largest. The Pacific States show in San Francisco - the most pleasant of the ACC shows - happens to be in our neighborhood.
Current & Upcoming:
July 2013: We are pleased to welcome Obsidian Gallery, in Tucson, Arizona, to our family of wallpiece galleries. They are holding a show there this July featuring five of our wallpieces.
Summer 2013 farmers market dates:
note: we are waitlisted for some other Saturdays and will post a notice here a few days ahead of any show that we will attend. However, we are not expecting to be at the Farmers Market this year after Thanksgiving. We will be too busy building our new studio. E-mail us if you would like to be on our mailing list to be notified when we do the Farmers Market at short notice.
Please note that we will NOT be attending the American Craft Council Baltimore Winter Market in February 2013, nor the Philadelphia Buyer's Market of American Craft. We will be busy building our new studio. We hope to see you at ACC San Francisco in August and again at Baltimore in 2014.
(far from a complete list)
February 2012: We welcomed Gallery Morada, in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, to our family of wallpiece galleries. They have shown our vases for years, and have just started showing our jewelry and wallpieces.
9 October to 10 November, 2011 we participated in the Hold & Carry show at Fibre Arts Design in Palo Alto, California. We were in attendance at the opening night reception, Sunday 9 October.
Saturday 22 October, 2011, we came out to meet the public at The Gardener, one of Berkeley's and the nation's premier craft shops, which has shown our work for decades. The Gardener is dedicating weekends in October to California artisans they represent.
Labor Day Weekend, for the first time in many long years, we exhibited at the Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside, CA, in the hills above Palo Alto. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at King's Mountain.
12-14 August, 2011 we exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco in booth 507. For the first time in many years, we showed our full range of work at San Francisco, from jewelry to wallpieces. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.
Spring 2011: We welcome three new wallpiece galleries to our family:
3 September - 5 October, 2010 a few of Reed's pieces were on display at the Alumni Art Show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The College Preparatory School in Oakland.
20 March, 2010, 11am-5pm, we held a special one-day wallpiece show at North Bay Gallery in conjunction with the Mustard Festival's citywide event, A Taste of Yountville. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed there.
17 August - 27 September, 2009 Show of Hands in Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of our wallpieces.
14-16 August, 2009 we exhibited in Booth 614 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco 2009. This year our display was primarily made up of David's repoussé faces in different forms and contexts. Click here to see the wallpieces exhibited at the show.
16-24 May 2009 Dayle Dunn Gallery in Half Moon Bay, California, held a garden show in the tradition of her yearly galas, including a selection of our wallpieces and Reed's new Lens Vases. We were happy to attend on separate days and meet some of her customers.
9 May, 2009, we showed at the Feria Urbana, at Pizzaiolo restaurant, in Oakland, California's Temescal district.
March 2009: We welcome three new wallpiece galleries to our family:
We have also begun offering a few of our wallpieces for sale online at AmericaCreates.com. America Creates is working to build the premier internet portal for fine craft in the United States. We have also added a few wallpieces to our offerings on ArtfulHome.com.
13-16 February, 2009, we displayed in booth 1817 of the mixed media section of the Buyers Market of American Craft. It is the first time we have shown there in more than a decade. We revisited the show to highlight the return of our earrings to production, and to find new and old shops for them.
19-24 February, 2008 we showed in Booth 2503 at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Winter Market. Three days of wholesale and three of retail. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.
Labor Day Weekend, 31 August–3 September, 2007 we showed for the first time in Booth 319 at the acclaimed Sausalito Art Festival, across the Bay in Marin County. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the Festival.
We were pleasantly surprised to discover the prominence of our pieces included in Toni Sikes' new book, The Artful Home: Using Art & Craft to Create Living Spaces You'll Love (Lark Books, 2007: ISBN 1-60059-171-6), now in bookstores. A photograph of pair of our round vases is featured on the inside front flap of the dust jacket, and again on page 135, heading the section "Collecting Artful Objects". These are the same two vases which have been offered for sale through Toni Sikes' site, Guild.com, and in the Guild's Artful Home catalogs for the past year.
10-12 August, 2007 we showed once again in Booth 118 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco, in the piers at Fort Mason Center. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at the show.
28-30 April, 2006 we exhibited in booth 408 at the Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center.
11 & 12 March 2006, we exhibited in booth 503 at the Contemporary Crafts Market at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. This was our first year at this show.
Art Concepts in Walnut Creek, California, has displayed our wallpieces since 1998. In October 2005 they celebrated their 20th Anniversary, with a show featuring over sixty artists.
From 19 September to 25 October, 2003, Seebeck Gallery, in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, hosted a two-artist show, Recent Works by David Bowman and Jeff Shawhan.
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