About a week ago, I entered one of my hats in an art show at Summit ArtSpace in Akron. More than 90 pieces from various artists were submitted and 30-some were selected for exhibit in the show. The theme of the show is Fresh Art with Q- something that has been created in the last year or so and the piece had to somehow include the letter “Q,” whether literally or figuratively. The hat I submitted (photographed below) has lots of curly-cues and is most definitely quirky. When I learned that my hat was one of the pieces selected, I was thrilled. But then I learned that it won third place in the show! The show runs through April 13 and gallery hours are Thursdays, 12-9, Friday and Saturday 12-5, and during the April 6 Artwalk from 5 – 9:30. More info at http://www.AkronAreaArts.org. Thanks so much to photographer Bradley Hart for sharing these photos with me (and you). Bradley’s HART Photographic studio is on the third floor of the Summit ArtSpace building and he can be reached at (330) 310-3982.
I’m so excited! I just purchased a collection of 87 vintage hats. Here’s a teaser – 42 hat boxes full of everything from picture hats to pillboxes. I’m currently focusing my efforts on the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, which begins on Friday, February 22 and runs through the 24th. If you’re going to be in the Baltimore area let me know and I’ll send you a free admission pass. Once I’m back from the show, I’ll begin refreshing and restoring some of the vintage pieces, although most are in marvelous shape. Stay tuned because there’s much more vintage goodness to come!
My studio will be open this coming Saturday, September 15th, from 11 am – 3 pm. I have a lot of new things for you to see and will be discounting a few hats from the past – some of the “arty” pieces that have been in shows and galleries as well as some styles I’m no longer making. The red and blue beret below was hand felted and hand beaded – originally priced at $160 it’s now just $60. The newsboy cap was originally $98 and has been marked down to $58. Hope you’ll stop by to see what’s new for fall and winter…and while you’re at it, take advantage of some great bargains from prior seasons!