Sunday, February 17, 2008

Regina X Jiron (aka BeadJewelryShopgirl)
at the American Craft Show in Baltimore, MD
February 22-24, 2008

Yes, one of our own members, Regina X Jiron, will be exhibiting her beadweaving at the American Craft Show in Baltimore, Maryland, from February 22 through 24.

The show is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the United States and will showcase the work of more than 700 artisans and craftspeople exhibiting handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home decor, and other handcrafts. Each year this show draws more than 25,000 visitors.

Regina was one of 100 artists of the National New Wave Community who applied to a special section of the show. Of those 100 artists, only 15 were juried in; so it's obvious that Regina has incredible talent in the craft of beadweaving and jewelry making.

The Etsy BeadWeavers send their congratulations to Regina and wish her great success at the show!

Regina will also be promoting the art of beadweaving and fellow members of the Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team by distributing postcards at the show. Twenty-two of the Etsy BeadWeavers are represented on the cards.

Represented on one side of the card are (from left to right)
April Riemann, Vicki Jensen, MaryLou Holvenstot
Regina X Jiron, Patrizia Tager
Darcy Horn, Kim Shaver, Patricia C Vener
Swanee Hielscher, Carol Dean Sharpe, Sarah Kelley

Represented on the other side are (from left to right)
Sarah Strohmeyer, Anna Neff, Ann Burke
Melody Murray, Marilyn Goodman
Rose Lawson, Lorna Prime, Linda Thomas
Esther Neijman, Susan Clinkscales, Dawn Chastain

"The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence, workshops, seminars, and a research library."


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  2. Spreading the Etsy BeadWeaving gospel! Regina is not only a wonderful artist but a really great lady :D

    (stupid spelling mistakes...)

  3. Regina, your work is incredible, it's easy to see why you got juried in!

    Best of luck at the show, and thanks again for passing out postcards to spread the word about the Etsy Beadweavers.

  4. Congratulations Regina!! Can't wait to hear about the show. Your work is fabulous!

    Thanks for such a great article, MaryLou!

  5. gogo regina! what a fabulous opportunity! i hope you will have a fabulous time! :)


    (and ohh! i figured out where to leave comments LOL)

  6. Wow Regina, have a great time. Thanks a bunch for passing out postcards. Ann

  7. Congratulations Regina - best of luck at the show.

    The post card looks great - so much talent in this great group!

  8. The postcard looks great, although I imagine some people are wondering who 'April Riemann' is.}:P

    Congrats, Regina! Knock 'em dead!

  9. Regina is one of my heroes here! She's an amazing artist and a wonderful lady! Thanks for taking the postcards for us!

  10. Oh, and yes, Wolf, it's really difficult to think of you as April! :D

  11. Congratulations Regina and good luck at the show! + thanks for the cards.

    Hav fun! :-)


  12. Best of luck, Regina! Your work is beautiful!!! Thank you for passing out cards to help promote our Etsy members.

  13. Regina-- go get 'em!

    Great blog entry and use of the postcards!

  14. Go, Regina! Best of luck in the show, and MaryLou, the postcard looks fabulous.

  15. You are on my blog today - You make my day award

  16. Congratulations Regina! Your recognition is so well deserved! I wish you much success! Thank you for helping to not only promote beadweaving, but for promoting our group as well.

  17. Please let us know how it went, Regina!!

  18. Gosh! Thank you for all your support and kind words! Each and everyone of you inspire me! GO EBW!