I’m excited to be participating in this Women make Arkansas Market event today. It’s a Facebook thing, orgainzed by Et Alia Press. Due to Covid-19 and all the social distancing we just can’t do in real life. But if you’re able to pop in and see the video me and Chloe made the other day, please do. I’ll post a link to it here whenever I see it go live on FB. It’s an introduction to me and what I do as an Arkansas Woman Maker. I’d like to thank Erin Wood of Et Alia Press for including me!
Here’s the ‘About’ info from the Event page:
Join 50 women makers and creative entrepreneurs from across Arkansas for the second annual Women Make Arkansas Market, inspired by the book Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives. This year, the market will be virtual, occurring through this Facebook event page via videos from each maker posted throughout the day on April 30, and will include dozens of exciting DISCOUNTS and GIVEAWAYS valued at more than $1,000 in woman-owned-business gift certificates, books, art objects, self-care items, jewelry, and more. A fundraiser with matching gifts from Et Alia Press and Mercer Textile Mercantile will support the Celebrate! Maya Project.
Can’t make it to the market between 9 am and 5pm? Videos will remain posted (and archived at etaliapress.com/voicesblog) and giveaways and discounts will be live through Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 3.
This Market will offer an opportunity to celebrate the ingenuity of Arkansas women and the diversity of our crafts as we adapt to the sweeping changes that we are all experiencing. There is no pressure to buy or sell, although those opportunities will be available; if you are able, this will be a wonderful chance to support Arkansas makers you already love and those you meet through the Market. This event is about the power of sharing—our passion for our work, the projects that are giving us hope, our creative drive, our entrepreneurial spirit. It is about remembering that who we are and all we experience are inextricable from what we make.
The event is co-hosted by Et Alia Press and The Bernice Garden, where the event was held in 2019 and will hopefully be held in 2021 when we can all gather in person once more.
WOMEN MAKE ARKANSAS VIRTUAL EVENT HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/225774488634285/
There will be three awesome gift baskets up for giveaway grabs throughout the day. Here’s more info about that:
Here’s the TENTATIVE schedule. It may change a little as they figure out how it’s all going to work in real time, but my video should be somewhere between 10 and 12. I hope you’ll tune in!
Market Welcome from Erin Wood
Crystal C. Mercer / Mercer Textile Mercantile
Preorder Giveaway: From Cotton to Silk: The Magic of Black Hair by Crystal C. Mercer
Celebrate! Maya Project Video + Fundraiser Info
Stacey Bowers / Bang-Up Betty
Giveaway: “Books B4 Boys” literary necklace, a collaboration from Bang-Up Betty / Et Alia Press
Elysia Contreras Springer / Reggio Baby
Kim Ray / Nirvana Hoops
Kayce Johnson / Kind Folke / Arkansas Yoga Collective / Legend of Greater Things
Valerie Wingert / South Main Creative (post)
GIFT #1 DRAWING OPENS: Rejuvenate and Rise Gift. Treat yourself, put on your Wonder Woman cuff, and dive within. ($275 value)
Isabel Anthony (post)
Emily Moll Wood
Daymara Baker / Rockin’ Baker / Rise Up Together Campaign
Michele Towne / Inviting Arkansas
Patricia Bergman / Goldenrod
Madison Woods / Wild Ozark
Erin Wood / Et Alia Press
Sarah-Catherine Gutierrez / Save10
Giveaway and preorder discount: But First, Save 10: The One Simple Money Move That Will Change Your Life by Sarah-Catherine Gutierrez
Hilary Trudell / The Yarn
Amy Ashford (post)
Lacey Thacker and Sara Mitchell (post)
Jennifer A. O’Brien
Giveaway: The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal by Jennifer A. O’Brien, “At Peace” stickers and keychains, and copies of “Five Wishes” end of life planning dialogue resource
Giveaway: Butterfly Dreams: A Friendship Takes Flight by Carol Dabney + CD single of “Butterflies and Honeybees”
Krystal Cornelius / Krystal Bijoux Jewelry
GIFT #2 DRAWING OPENS: Celebrate Arkansas Women Makers Gift. Adorn yourself and your home, frame the art you love most, and remind yourself to keep making. ($365 Value)
Briana Moore / Larkmartin Soaps
Brandy McNair / Bella Vita Jewelry
Laura Wilson / Artful Logic (post)
C. Stoufflet / Southern Grit Studio
Lam Jasmine Bauman / Heartfelt Artistry
Jensyn Hallett / JLynay
Lucrecia Islas / Butterfly Linens
Beth Stockdell Harpist
Lindsey Otabil / Lindsey Kate Creative
Janis F. Kearney / WOW Publishing
Cami Roueche / Cami Creates Art
Mariah Hatta / House of Terriers
Meredith Lowry / Woman-Run
Chelsea Wakefield / Love in the Time of Covid Podcast
Brittany Oaks / Wandering Oaks Motherhood and Birth
GIFT #3 DRAWING OPENS: Hey, Baby! Gift. This bountiful gift, valued at $475, will get you ready for your bouncing baby (or would make a generous gift for a friend).
ESSE Museum & Store / Ally Weaver
Giveaway and discount: What’s Inside? A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900–1999 by Anita Davis / official museum book of ESSE Museum & Store
Garbo Hearne / Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing
Low Ivy Catering
Closing and reminders about drawings and discounts.
Entries for GIFTS #1-3 and all other giveaways and discounts will close on Saturday, May 2 at 7 pm CST. Random drawing winners will be announced on Sunday, May 3 on the Et Alia Press Facebook page and the Women Make Arkansas (Virtual) Market Facebook event page.
In the summer of 2018 I began making watercolor paints from the rocks, clay, and other resources of our land here in the Ozarks. My artwork is made exclusively with these paints. I call them Wild Ozark Paleo Paints, because they’re made in a way very close to the same way paints were made when man first put a hand-print on the wall of a cave. My specialty is painting nature, specifically the nature that surrounds me here in the remote hills of northwest Arkansas.
@wildozark (Instagram and FB)