Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On A Roll

The show season has taken off. Hardly enough time to breath let alone keep up with the demand. I am not complaining! So far we've had good weather and the people I'm meeting along the way have been very supportive. Couldn't ask for a better start.
The 57th Street Art Fair was a success. My booth was next to a jeweler, Amy Taylor and her husband Tom. Lovely couple and her work is outstanding. I just had to purchase some earrings. I told my husband that it was what he was getting me for my birthday. Go to www.amytaylorjewelry.com to see her wonderful creations.


I was also visited by many people who have bought my work in past years. They are still in love with their little works of art.


Last and certainly not least, there WAS Wells Street Art Fest. It was the first time I've done this show. Not sure why I haven't done it before except other artists say it's one of the hardest shows to participate in. The hours are very long and the crowds are massive but I have got to say it was probably my most rewarding show to date. I will agree that it's extremely stressful and it's taking some time to recoup. I want to thank everyone who came by my booth to praise my work. You don't know how much that means to me!



Just one sad note, I have to cancel my next show in Bloomington, IN. I need to attend to some business here and am unable to leave Chicago to make the trip. This is a show I was looking forward to doing. Maybe next year.
Thank you again and I'll see you at a show along the way.

Juana

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One of My Favorite Fairs This Weekend

The 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park is this weekend. I love this show! The people, the neighborhood and the group of artists are all top notch. I'll be in booth #539 and you can find more info at www.57thstreetartfair.org. Below is one of the new images from my Chicago Music and Theater series.


Just a few pics from last weekend. My booth was located between these artists. One was a brother duo, Jon and David Swartz of Black Inc Art (www.blackinkart.com). The other side was Mark Fischer and his wife (www.turtleclanart.com). He won TWO awards at the show. Spread the love, Mark!




Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Season--New Website

Even though the new website is not quite ready for viewing I thought this would be a good opportunity to announce a new and improved site is on it's way. The new website will be easier to navigate with a better shopping experience. I'm excited to getting it up and running. Stay tuned.


I just got back from my first show of the season in Pensacola put on by the Pensacola Museum of Fine Arts. We had lovely weather and I took the opportunity to add a few R&R days with my family. What a perfect way to start the summer season of shows!

Summer Show Schedule:

May 31st & June 1st................................Deerfield Festival of Arts............Deerfield, IL.
June 7th & 8th.........................................57th Street Art Fair......................Hyde Park, IL.
June 14 & 15th........................................Wells Street Art Fest....................Chicago, IL.
June 21 & 22nd.......................................Art on the Square.........................Bloomington, IN.
June 28 & 29th........................................Fountain Square...........................Evanston, IL.
July 5th & 6th.........................................South Haven Art Fair....................South Haven, MI.
July 12 & 13th........................................Naperville Art Fair........................Naperville, IL.
July 16 thru 19th.....................................Ann Arbor State Street.................Ann Arbor, MI.
August 2nd & 3rd...................................Powderhorn Art Fest....................Minneapolis, MN.
August 16 & 17th...................................Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest.............Rogers Park
August 23 & 24th...................................Bucktown Art Fest........................Chicago, IL.
August 31 & Sept. 1st............................Around the Square........................Lake Forest (wait list)
Sept. 6th.................................................Penrod...........................................Indianapolis, IN.


Come by and see me at one of the fairs and be sure to add your email address to my list for updates. Once again, thank you for your support!!!!

Juana


Friday, August 23, 2013

Best Show Season Ever!

It has been a great season so far. Had a lot of rain right in the beginning but after that it's been gorgeous! This weekend I'll be at the Bucktown Art Fest, booth #159. It's supposed to be great weather.





Here is a list of upcoming shows:

Sept 1, 2nd................Deerpath Art League................Lake Forest, IL.
Sept 7th.....................Penrod......................................Indianapolis, IN.
Sept.21,22nd.............City Made Fest.........................Andersonville, Chicago (tentative)
Oct. 5,6th..................Ravenswood Art Walk.............Lakeview, Chicago
Nov. 22-24...............MMoCA...................................Madison, WI
Dec. 5-8th................One of A Kind..........................Chicago, IL.
Dec. 14th.................Chicago Art Girls......................Pulaski Fieldhouse, Chicago

Going to leave it at that right now. Trying to get ready for the show this weekend. Hope to see you!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Art Fair Schedule 2013

I can't believe the 2013 art fair season is about to begin. Starting with a killer show right before Mother's Day. This is a must attend for top quality items from Chicago women artists! I am proud to be included with the group and hope to see many of you after such a long winter. Be sure to check out the facebook page for this event. There is a $75 gift certificate being given away to one lucky patron.  
https://www.facebook.com/Chicagoartgirls



Now for the 2013 schedule:

May 11th...............................Chicago Art Girls............................4011 N. Ravenswood, Chicago
June 1, 2nd............................57th Street Art Fair..........................Hyde Park, Chicago
June 7,8,9th...........................Summer Arts Fest............................Omaha, NE.
June 15 & 16.................Custer Street.....................................Evanston, IL.
June 22nd..............................On The Square.................................Bloomington, IN. (tentative)
June 29, 30th..................Lincoln Parks Arts & Music.............Lincoln Park, Chicago
July 6, 7th..............................Fountain Square................................Evanston, IL.
July 13, 14.............................Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff................St. Joseph, MI.
July 17 thru 20th...................Ann Arbor, South U. Art Fair...........Ann Arbor, MI
Aug. 3 ,4th............................Powderhorn.......................................Minneapolis, MN.
Aug. 17, 18...........................Glenwood Art Fest............................Chicago, IL.
Aug. 24, 25...........................Bucktown Art Fest............................Chicago, IL.
Aug. 31, Sept 1, 2.................Fourth Street.....................................Bloomington, IN (tentative)
Sept 7....................................Penrod..............................................Indianapolis, IN (tentative)
Sept 14, 15............................Lakeview East.................................Chicago, IL. (tentative)
Oct. 5, 6................................RAW...............................................Chicago IL.



This is what I have available so far. Waiting on acceptance notices. I will add to the list as they come in but I am planning a full August and September with a little break in October (much needed vaca). Then we start the holiday shows!

Oh, can't forget the One of a Kind show December 5th thru 8th. I'll be in my usual space 8746.

Here's to a wonderful summer. Let's hope we have good weather this year and lots of fun!

Thank you, Juana


Monday, September 10, 2012

The Fall Schedule

I think the weather has finally broken. What a brutal summer we've had. So many days spent in a hot tent marveling at the crowds showing up to purchase one of a kind wares in such heat. You guys rock!!!! I'm starting to get quite the following. Love seeing each and every one of you, thanks.
The summer shows are done but the fall lineup is just beginning. It's kind of a light season for me except for the One Of A Kind show at the Mart. I'm trying to spend more time with my father who's getting up there in age but is very healthy. I've planned a number of trips home throughout fall and winter. I've also planned a long (deserved) weekend vacation with my husband. Really looking forward to seeing the mountains again.

Fall Schedule

Sept. 15..........................The Gralley............................Glenwood & Granville, Chicago
Sept. 29,30......................Ravenswood Art Walk..........Ravenswood and Wilson outdoor artists
Oct. 6,7..........................Andersonville Art Walk.........Wooden Spoon, 5047 N. Clark, Chicago
Nov. 2,3,4......................The French Market.................613 W. Bittersweet, Chicago
Nov. 10 thru 15..............Krasl Holiday Fair................. Michigan
Nov. 16,17,18................Holiday Art Fair.....................Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec. 6 thru 9..................One Of A Kind Show............Merchandise Mart, Chicago

I'll send out tickets to the OOAK show as soon as I get them. In the meantime, if you're not on my mailing list and would like tickets please visit my website www.stellalily.com and sign up!


Here are a few travel photos taken yesterday on my way back from Indiana and Ohio. I'm fond of roadtrips and I just love the midwest.







Friday, August 17, 2012

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest

Can't believe it's the middle of August already. I've had a wonderful run of shows this summer. It did get pretty hot for some of them but this weekend is going to be very nice. I'll be in the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest booth #48. This is such a nice show AND it's in my neighborhood, Rogers Park. I've tried to stock up on everything but still can't seem to catch up with inventory so stop by early for the best picks.

Next week, I'll be in the Bucktown Arts Fest booth #159. It'll be my first year in this show and I'm really looking forward to it. A lot of excellent artists and a good crowd of art collectors. Let's hope this beautiful weather continues.

I have a new fall and winter schedule coming up soon. If you plan on ordering holiday gifts this year please plan and order ahead. I get overwhelmed the closer we get and I don't want to disappoint anyone.

Just a few pics from the Evanston Lakeshore Show. I think I had the best view of the lake and lagoon.






Thanks again for all your support of my work and I hope to see you soon!