VSA Art Show 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Innisfree Art Studio will be participating in the Very Special Art show this Saturday , March 19th at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville, VA! Over a dozen Innisfree artists have pieces in the show and we are eager to show off our hard work. 

6:30-8pm with refreshments, music, and art for sale- come on our and support some Very Special Artists! 
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August-October Round-up

It’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these! We’ve been busy “making” and it shows…here are some of the things we’ve been working on:

The details for a puppet show, coming to a village near you (hopefully) in May….

New illustrations for the Open House invitations this year…attachment with details to come- It’s always a great time with craft sales, children’s activities, wreath-making, and tours. Come join us on December 5th!

We had the mother of a coworker here come in and do a still life class with some of the Innisfree artists. I didn’t get a picture of the set-up unfortunately (it was gorgeous!) but here are some of the paintings that resulted from the still life. Gorgeous colors and great style…I always love what these guys come up with. And it usually surprises me!

We did a custom napkin order for a friend! Yes! She works on a farm and wanted vegetable napkins for her coworkers- we decided on beets, okra, corn, squash, and chickens (not a vegetable of course but still cute!). We shipped them off with some woodshop napkin rings…I hope they’re in enjoyed for years to come! IMG_0054

We had an art show! It was a great success and I think the artists were encouraged and felt celebrated. Their work looked SO lovely all professionally hung in a beautiful space.

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That’s it! November will be lots of fun too…centerpieces for our Family Day celebration, lots of new prints (52 weeks of printmaking is almost at a close!), new products for upcoming craft events and maybe even a tutorial….thanks for sticking with us!

Four ways to find us!

We are so pleased to announce FOUR ways you can interact with the exciting work coming out of Innisfree Village over the next few months- two will feature work from the Innisfree Art Studio and two will feature work from our weavery and woodshop.

  1. FleaVille

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The first is Fleaville, a maker’s market at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville. We’ll be selling our printed goods in all kinds of fiber-wonderful forms (aprons, pillow, and keychains to name a few) so please come out and say Hi!

When: September 12 from 10-2 pm

Where:  The IX Art Park: 963 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

What: A vintage and artisan market featuring local and regional artisans from clothing to homemade bath products to jewelry and printed goods!

2.43rd Street Festival of the Arts 

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On the same day, Innisfree will be at the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts in Richmond, VA

When: September 12 from 10-5 pm

Where: Forest Avenue and 43rd Street in Richmond

What: 75 Artisans, Local musicians, and street art as well as a fundraiser for “CARITAS” an organization that helps to break the cycles of homelessness and addiction in the Metro Richmond area so that people can lead stable lives.

See what exciting vendors will be attending here  (including Innisfree’s weavery and woodshop!)

3. Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

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Our weavery and woodshop will be selling their goods in Claudius Crozet Park at this yearly festival.

When: October 10-11, 10-5:30pm both days

Where: Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, Virginia 22932

What: From the facebook page: “With 120+ Fine Artists and Contemporary Craft Artisans exhibiting from around the country, the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festivals are Central Virginia’s premier juried Art and Craft event.”

Facebook updates can be found here for the festival

4. “Colorshow” gallery opening at Tabor Presbyterian Church

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This is the Innisfree Art Studio’s curated gallery opening called “Colorshow”, taking place at the Tabor Presbyterian church in Crozet (directly next to the library) Traditionally, this event is called “Second Saturdays” hosted by Crozet Cares but this year it will be on the third Saturday in October (October 17) because of the Crozet Craft Fair taking place the weekend before.

When: Satuday, October 17th in the evening (exact time TBA)

Where: 5804 Tabor Street Crozet, A 22932

What: Innisfree Art Studio’s own art show!

And as always, you can get weavery, woodshop, and farm goods online here 

It’s the little things (or maybe not so little!)

So this past weekend we got a very exciting letter in the mail- one of our artist’s, Kim, sold her painting in the recent Very Special Arts show in Charlottesville, VA. If anyone remembers our past posts, this was the painting she worked on for weeks with many initial sketches and many different ideas for how it would come together. Well, we submitted it in an art show priced at $52 (Kim’s age) and someone bought it on opening night! We didn’t know about it until now, but since I had the pleasure of watching this process the whole way through it was so neat to imagine someone appreciating her work as much as we do. Way to go Kim! Here are photos of the whole process.