Two Juried Fine Crafts Shows
July 11–13 & August 8–10, 2014
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December 2013 eNEWSLETTER


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Habari Gani Kwanzaa, Happy Solstice

However you celebrate this end of year holiday season, it is a time for giving, a time for reflection, and a time of hope for world peace. When I open my closet, I realize how hands from around the world touch me. Strangers in Bangladesh, Turkey, Hong Cong, China, Peru, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, India, The Philippines, Morocco, Thailand and Malaysia made some of what I wear. I also have many unique items made by the hands of craft artists I know personally: garments, leather bags, jewelry, journals, pots, and glassware. I cherish each object, remembering who made it, admiring the craftsmanship. I take great pleasure in knowing that indirectly, our hands are connected. Everyone who receives a unique piece made by your hands and carefully chosen just for them this holiday season will experience joy and delight. This is truly a blessed thing. Artists make the world a better place!

I sincerely wish Blessings on the Makers, the Givers and the Receivers.

Christina Rausa
Executive Director, Crafts Alliance, Inc.

The new prospectus and contract for our 2014 shows are online now.
Apply today; the application deadline is March 3, 2014.

The Crafts Alliance, P.O. Box 682, Fredonia, New York 14063   716-673-5479