Category Archives: Open Studio

Insider’s Guide: Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017

Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017. October 14 +15, 2017

Whether you are a beginning collector or a long time art buyer you will want to visit Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites,Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017 has art in every medium. Some of the art is traditional and some very non-traditional; some is affordable and some is not so affordable. In other words, something for everyone.

Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to meet over 180 artists, see where they work and buy original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more.

Free admission.

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So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III

So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III: Lulu Designs Jewelry Sample Sale | Pacific Connections Moving Sale | Marjorie Baer Jewelry Spring Factory Sale | SDH Fine European Linens Warehouse Sale Spring 2017 | BCBG Sample Sale Spring 2017. May 11 – 20, 2017

And the deals keep pouring in – So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III.

Shop for deals on beautiful handcrafted jewelry, housewares, furniture, high-end linens, and designer women’s clothing. Yes, more chances to stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and/or graduations.

Sales are in chronological order.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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6 Tips For Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017

Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017. April 22 and 23, 2017.

Whether you are a beginning collector or a long time art buyer you will want to visit Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites, Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017 has art in every medium. Some of the art is traditional and some very non-traditional; some is affordable and some is not so affordable. In other words, something for everyone.

Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to score great art, meet artists in their natural habitat (aka their studio), and support local artists. Over 125 studios showcasing/selling original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, and more.

Free admission.

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3 Fab Sales You Will Want To Track

3-fab-sales-you-will-want-to-track3 Fab Sales You Will Want To Track: Lulu Designs Jewelry Sample Sale. December 2 – 4, 2016. Catstudio Warehouse Sale. December 2, 9 + 10. Union Street Glass Sale. December 2-4 and 10+11.

Here are 3 Fab Sales you will want to track for great deals on hand crafted jewelry, contemporary home accessories and hand crafted modern lighting and barware. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or something special for yourself you will want to pull out your FasTrak and shop these fab sales.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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We Are Obsessed With These 10 Artful(l) Holiday Events!

Art.10 Artful(l) Holiday Events Around The Bay Area December 2-4, 9-11, 17-18, 2016.

Get ready to deck your halls, walls, table tops, and body with hand-made, unique goods from one of these 10 Artful(l) Holiday Events!

Whatever you are looking for – art glass, prints, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood, leather – you name it, you will find it. All art styles, mediums, and budgets accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to check off your entire holiday shopping list and support a local artisan. Score!

Tips worth repeating for this season of sales: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales/fairs at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale/fair looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Continue reading

Pizzichillo and Gordon Art Glass Studio Holiday Sale 2016

pizzichillo-gordon-art-glass-studio-holiday-sale-2016Pizzichillo and Gordon Art Glass Studio Holiday Sale 2016. November 25- 27th and December 3, 10, 17 2016.

Collectors of contemporary art glass, or anyone looking for a unique and memorable gift, will want to put the Pizzichillo and Gordon Art Glass Studio Holiday Sale 2016 on their must do list.

This is a great opportunity to purchase museum quality glass art at a reduced price. Shop new pieces, one-of-a-kind works,first-quality discontinued pieces and seconds. Don’t miss the bargain priced studio seconds!

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12 Tips For Shopping Heath Ceramics Annual Sale and Open Studio

heath-ceramics-annual-sale-and-open-studio-fall-2016Heath Ceramics Annual Sale and Open Studio. In store: November 18–21, 2016. Online: November 18–20, 2016

Just in time for the start of holiday entertaining (and gift giving), Heath Ceramics Annual Sale and Open Studio brings you 20% off all in-store purchases and 15% off all online purchases. Plus enjoy factory and studio tours, workshops, and good eats.

Prepare to experience bowl, plate, and cup joy.

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Cohn Stone Glass Art Studios Moving On Sale

cohn-stone-glass-art-studios-moving-saleCohn Stone Glass Art Studios Moving On Sale. October 21, 22 & 23.

The Cohn Stone Glass Art Studios Moving On Sale is your chance to purchase direct from the artists gorgeous handcrafted decorative and functional art glass.

Shop one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces, prototypes, experimental pieces, and samples.

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9 Tips: Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016

hunters-point-shipyard-fall-open-studios-2016Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016. October 15 + 16, 2016

Whether you are a beginning collector or a long time art buyer you will want to visit Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites,Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016 has art in every medium. Some of the art is traditional and some very non-traditional; some is affordable and some is not so affordable. In other words, something for everyone.

Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to meet over 160 artists, see where they work and buy original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more.

Free admission.

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Two East Bay Sales: Goody Goody Spring Warehouse Sale |Pizzichillo & Gordon Spring Art Glass Studio Sale

Goody Goody’s Spring Warehouse Sale Pizzichillo Gordon’s Spring Art Glass Studio SaleGoody Goody Spring Warehouse Sale April 29, 2016.|Pizzichillo & Gordon’s Spring Art Glass Studio Sale April 30, 2016. Post update: Second Chance to shop Goody Goody. Additional date: May 6, 2016.

Pull out your FasTrak – here are two more East Bay sales you will want to track. Goody Goody has deals on beautiful slippers, flower brooches, and baby shoes. Pizzichillo & Gordon Spring Art Glass Studio Sale has museum quality art glass that is both functional and beautiful.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales happening this weekend.Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Continue reading