NYCreates will hold its 11th Holiday Crafts Fair December 6-7, 2014, in the landmark Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall. Forty artisans, photographers and fine artists with New York City-based studios will sell crafts and art in time for holiday shopping. In addition to handmade ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, glass, jewelry and leather apparel exhibitors will sell sculpture, painting and photography. Entry is free to the fair, and that weekend, also to the Brooklyn Historical Society.
“The quality and diversity of the work and the fair’s focus on exhibitors who are inspired by NYC—who also work here–helps distinguish it,” said Judith Eloise Hooper, NYCreates executive director and fair
co-producer. “At this event what you buy goes from the artist’s hands to yours.” Hooper added: “The art created in this city is one of its greatest exports. Visitors will get to see craft as art and art as craft, where fine artists make functional products from their art.”
Some concurrent exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society include “We The People: The Citizens of NYHA in Photos + Words,” to address misconceptions and stereotypes associated with residents of NYC public housing and “Full Steam Ahead: 200 Years of Ferries in Brooklyn.”
Hooper co-produces the fair with Alicia Degener, on-site manager. Together they produced it last year. Hooper also manages the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition [BWAC] art gallery. A former fashion and children’s book illustrator, she currently designs and makes ceramic landscapes and decorative and functional tabletop pieces. Degener is an urban landscape artist who specializes in images of cityscapes. She was a visual merchandising and customer experience manager for the Gap for 13 years and helped curate the 2014 BWAC art show. Hooper and Degener will also exhibit their work at the fair.
NYCreates is a non-profit organization [501c3] founded in 2003 and committed to expand opportunities, visibility and marketability of NYC’s crafts artists and artisans.
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Where: Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont Street @ Clinton, a block from the 2,3,4,5 and R subway of the Court Street stop on Montague St.
Hours: Saturday December 6, 12 pm – 6 pm; Sunday December 7 11 am-5 pm
Tickets: FREE – Includes general admission to the Brooklyn Historical Society
Sponsors: New York Foundation for the Arts and Brooklyn Historical Society