Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Huge thanks to home editor Lauren McCutcheon for her coverage in Philadelphia Magazine. She writes:
"... the Main Line’s very own version of Brooklyn Flea is, thanks to design-smart planner Janet Long, shaping up to be the must-shop, stylishly green (pretty much everything will be locally-made, vintage or antique, with many, many pieces marvelously restored or repurposed) event of next season."
We're still accepting applications for dealers and artists on an ongoing basis - please see info at right.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
InLiquid is Philadelphia nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free public hub for arts information. By providing immediate access to view the works of over 260 artists online and through "real world" activities and exhibitions, they bring the richness of our region's art activity and broaden audiences for all forms of visual art.
I met this week with Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid's director, and Jenny Laden, their Exhibition Coordinator. Rachel has been a huge supporter of Clover Market since it was just a gleam in my eye over two years ago, and I'm looking forward to their participation at the Market. They have agreed to curate a selection of artists each month at the Market, presenting us with some of their best and brightest members. They have a fabulous group of artists at their website, so if you haven't been yet, check it out. It will really whet your appetite for what we might see come spring.
InLiquid's Market dates for their curated collection are April 11, May 9, and June 6.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Each week at the Clover Market we will be featuring one local non-profit. They will have their own table and will be handing out literature, building their membership lists, and promoting any upcoming events. To date, we have confirmations that the Main Line Art Center, Lower Merion Conservancy, Laurel House, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and Friends of Linwood Park will be participating, and I should have more to report shortly. Please stop by their tents when you come visit the Market. They are all collectively doing wonderful things in our community and I hope to be able to provide some level of support and exposure for them.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Philadelphia-based Dan Elman specializes in high end restoration of antique and vintage furniture which he describes as "urban chic". He has been refining his hand painted finish for about the last ten years and takes great pride in the authenticity and thoroughness of his work. The result is a piece that can be distressed and country, yet with a sleek and polished appearance, and I personally love the result. He also sells other vintage fine furniture, some with old (sometimes original) paint and in more traditional wood finishes, lighting, and some small decorative items.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Just got confirmation that Nannygoat Antiques will be at the market this spring. For those of you who have been to their Narberth store for their special themed sales, you know they carry some terrific furniture and decorative home items. Readers of Main Line Today voted their store the "Best Place for Antiques" on the Main Line, and I know their local followers would agree wholeheartedly.
I had a true Wayne's World moment today while taping a segment for Lower Merion Television (LMTV). The Clover Market will be on the "Spotlight" segment which will run in the month of April at 6 am/pm and 11 am/pm. The host, Brenda Viola, could not have been more wonderful, but I was still very nervous. If you do watch it, try not to die laughing at my awkwardness - hope I did the Market justice. The show will be on Comcast Channel 7/Verizon FiOS Channel 37.