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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005 10:58:13 AM »

I went to a show last month and I think they called themselves The New Craft Collective (something like that, I was looking for the postcard but couldn't find it). Anyway, it was a group of artists: a clothing designer, a potter, a jewlery maker (or two), a glass blower etc. They rented space in the Polish Combatants centre on Kesington Road and it was the first GOOD independant show I have seen in Calgary. I ended up buying two skirts that did not come cheap but if you take into account the amount of work that went into them and the lovely fabric I think they were totally worth it. I think more people need to get together and do something like this.

Has anyone heard of anything else like this going on?
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2005 04:35:40 PM »

i was at the lilac festival and i didn't see your booth Sad
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2005 08:17:27 AM »

I went to a show last month and I think they called themselves The New Craft Collective (something like that, I was looking for the postcard but couldn't find it). Anyway, it was a group of artists: a clothing designer, a potter, a jewlery maker (or two), a glass blower etc. They rented space in the Polish Combatants centre on Kesington Road and it was the first GOOD independant show I have seen in Calgary. I ended up buying two skirts that did not come cheap but if you take into account the amount of work that went into them and the lovely fabric I think they were totally worth it. I think more people need to get together and do something like this.

Has anyone heard of anything else like this going on?

Funny, I go to school with a couple of people that are a part of The New Craft Collective so I heard a lot about the show but I didn't have time to go to it. There is a demand for new craft shows aimed at higher quality crafts for a younger crowd in this city and I think it will be just a matter of time before someone starts something. The craft people from ACAD are really passionate about stuff like this, so I can bet that in the next year or two, something big will be started that ISN'T the Show and Sale or even associated with ACAD.
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2005 06:45:32 PM »

GAH!! Calgary... don't get me started  Angry

I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience, but it's useful information for others of us - eg. me - who were thinking of participating. Now I know *definitely* not to waste my time next year!


What's wrong with Calgary?!
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2005 09:58:28 AM »

i was at the lilac festival and i didn't see your booth Sad

Awww!  I was sad not to have any Craftsters drop by!  I was in the park, which hasn't been part of it before.  That's probably why you didn't see me.

And I *did* make a small profit at the show, for those who are thinking of participating, but I wouldn't do it again.  Too many comments like "I could make that!"  Maybe, but not nearly as well as I can.  Also, I'm not deaf!

It also frustrated me that I had to drop my prices nearly to cost to sell anything.  It was disheartening.

If the ACAD organized a high-end craft show, I would SO be there!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2005 08:48:16 AM »

i was at the lilac festival and i didn't see your booth Sad

Awww!  I was sad not to have any Craftsters drop by!  I was in the park, which hasn't been part of it before.  That's probably why you didn't see me.

And I *did* make a small profit at the show, for those who are thinking of participating, but I wouldn't do it again.  Too many comments like "I could make that!"  Maybe, but not nearly as well as I can.  Also, I'm not deaf!

It also frustrated me that I had to drop my prices nearly to cost to sell anything.  It was disheartening.

If the ACAD organized a high-end craft show, I would SO be there!

awww. i wouldve visited you. i was looking and i was like to my mom, "i haven't seen her yet Sad"
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