Showtime Countdown to Art Unraveled

Mary Ellen Merrigan of Mary Ellen Beads is teaching these three classes at Art Unraveled 2017 in Phoenix.

Showtime Countdown to Art Unraveled: Three Days to kickoff event

Lists of lists and checklists …for packing, presenting and selling. Even in the quiet of my studio space, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air.

In my preparatory excitement, I’ve created chaos in my studio. Partially filled boxes, cellophane  carriers and labels, beads (of course) and all manner of other packing items for my classes await an orderly arrangement.

Art Unraveled, a week-long mixed media art retreat, begins with a “Meet the Artists” event. For instructors, it’s an opportunity to visit with potential students and personally invite them to participate in workshops.

My excitement builds, highlighted by the joy of sharing art. What a privilege to be in the company of recognized instructors, many of whom teach internationally, makers and business artists.

My three workshops are scheduled at the beginning of the week-long get-together:

Social Media With a HeART to Market the Artist in You! – Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 9:00am

I Go By Feel Crochet Necklace – Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:30pm

Knot to Unknot Barely There – Wednesday, August 1, 2017, 6:30pm

These selections, as well as many others on the agenda, are open for registration. See Art Unraveled Workshops for additional choices.

In addition to participatory classes throughout the week, Art Unraveled hosts a shopping extravaganza Saturday with prize drawings throughout the day and a $500 grand prize drawing at 3pm. Admission is free in honor of Art Unraveled’s 15th birthday.

Countdown to Art Unraveled Vendor Day: nine days to go

As part of vendor day, I will offer some of my embellished horns for sale.

These embellished horns will be for sale as part of Art Unraveled vendor day from Mary Ellen Beads, Albuquerque.

In addition, I will have a selection of“Barely There” and crochet necklaces, perfect for summer adornment. Many of these offerings include matching earrings.

A Gala on Saturday evening celebrates Frida Kahlo with a Frieda look alike contest. Pure awesomeness! (Psst: The Phoenix Heard Museum is the only place in North America where the Frida Kahlo exhibit is shown this year; check it out.)

Countdown to Art Unraveled Mixed Media Retreat 2018: another year away!

It’s not too late to indulge your inner artist at Art Unraveled 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.