Art filled weekend in Tampa & Burlington

photo by Melissa Wilson

First a sneak peek of the Tampa Artists Emporium Museq show. One of the owners, Melissa Wilson, sent this photo last night after she finished hanging the show. 

Diva - mixed media on paper

The 2 white matted pieces to the right of the door are mine - Squee! Here are the close-ups.

Smokin' - mixed media on paper

This show's theme is "Let Music Be Your Muse". The opening party runs 6-10 tonight. Lots of art & artists, live music, refreshments & a photographer shooting $10 portraits too. If you are in Tampa, stop by 3415 Bay to Bay Blvd - should be a great time!

Not in Florida? How about Vermont?

I got an email from SteamSmith (a.k.a. Mark Schwabe) about the Burlington South End Art Hop  "the biggest art event in the state of Vermont". It started today runs through Sunday & afternoon. Last year it had 30,000 visitors.

SteamSmith  has moved to a new studio at The Space Gallery which is located in the Soda Plant at 266 Pine Street (in Burlington's South End).  If you're lucky enough to be in Burlington this weekend, check out Mark's new digs and enjoy his wonderful Steampunk creations..... oh, and would you tell him I say hi?

SteamSmith at work

Last November Mark showed us around his old studio. (Click here if you missed it). Perhaps we can persuade him to give us a tour of the new space once he gets settled in......

I also found out that mixed media artist Lorraine Reynolds will be showing her work during the hop.  Someone over on facebook mentioned that she has a piece in the Juried Show.  If I can get more details, I'll add them here later. By the way, Lorraine's ACEO Eve was one of the first pieces I bought on Etsy back in 2008.
Eve ACEO from Glimmering Prize
I'm sorry I can't make it to Burlington. Sounds like a great weekend! 

What's going on in your part of the world this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a fabulous time.


  1. Thanks for the great shout out! My work is in the juried show and at two other spots on the hop. at the Burton Employee show and in the new Seaba Gallery at 404 Pine. Tonight was amazing! I'm going back to hang out in the gallery tomorrow at 404 Pine- If you are in the neighborhood stop by and say hi! Wish I was in Tampa to see you! hugs!

  2. Really does sound like wonderful things happening north and south, and this can only mean one thing: IT'S ALMOST AUTUMN!! In Chicago, the Renegade Fair is in progress. And out at ECU in North Carolina, an amazing Printmaking Symposium, a 4 day happening, is winding down as of Sunday. My program there overlapped it and oooohhhh there is an amazing print show at the university art building--not to be missed if you're in the area because it's up through October.

  3. Stacey I love your pieces. :)

    It sounds like your event was fun and you got to meet some fun people. Isn't it so much fun to be a part of an event with other Artists, it really isn't so much about the selling (although that is an added bonus :) but the sense of community and seeing what awesome work is being created.

    How many times can I get the word "fun" in a sentence (He! He!)

    Have a lovely Monday T. :)