Are you ready for artBLISS 2012?
We are excited to announce that registration is open for artBLISS 2012!
Join us for 3 full days of workshops and activities.
Dates and Location:
Sept. 21-23, 2012
We have an incredible line-up of instructors this year. You’ll enjoy seeing some of your favorite instructors returning, and we hope you’ll join us in welcoming those who are making their artBLISS DEBUT!
Please visit the site to see the full range of day and evening workshops.
In addition to furthering your jewelry designing skills, this year at artBLISS, you’ll find workshops that focus on your business! By popular demand, we are once again offering a jewelry photography workshop. And new this year, a full-day business workshop – from branding to marketing!
On this year’s agenda…
Meet and Greet Reception – your instructors will be present to share their original artwork and show class samples. Mingle and meet new friends while enjoying appetizers and desserts. Demos will be offered and plenty of door prizes! Open to the public, details on the website.
Author Signing at the Meet and Greet! Meet the authors of two of the hottest new jewelry books out this summer/fall. Kerry Bogert will be signing copies of Rustic Wrappings, and Erin Siegel will be signing copies Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry!
Don’t Trash It, Destash It! Social – We will be coordinating a bead destash on location this year. Bring your beads to swap and go home with a new stash!
artBLISS Annex – I’ll be bringing a little treasure trove of flea market finds for sale – from vintage jewelry to jewelry boxes. These goodies will be available for your perusal. Jeanette will be bringing a selection of indespensible tools.
Have you noticed our brand new website? We have been working for some time behind the scenes with our wonderful web designer to bring you a more user-friendly website and we are proud to unveil it!
The new web design and artBLISS logo were created by the amazingly talented Brandi over at Brandi Girl Blog. Brandi sure has a way of translating a concept in to digital art. She is flexible, patient, and is always a step ahead in the design process (thank you, Brandi!). The vintage Americana look really captures the heart of our retreat: offering world-class workshops right here near the nation’s capitol. The stars are custom doodles by Teresa McFayden!
Can you help us spread the word about artBLISS?
We will be giving away 4 prizes! Two winners will be chosen from this giveaway post, and two winners will be chosen from those who register for a workshop during the opening week of registration!
Each of the 4 winners will receive a large, heavy cotton logo totebag…
Along with the totebag, each winner will ALSO receive metalworking supplies! Win a new saw, blades, instructional DVD by Thomas Mann, and a tub of liver of sulfur gel (that will last for ages!).
To enter the give away:
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*Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m., EST on May 2nd. The winners will be announced on May 3rd. Due to the large package size, the giveaway is regrettably open to U.S. residents only.
Here are a few of our new badges – we hope you’ll chose one for your blog!
Thank you for sharing our excitement! Good luck & we hope to see you in September!
– Cindy and Jeanette