My Designer Showcase at the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show

I've been attending the CHA show for many years now, but this past weekend was the first time I exhibited my art and craft work in the Designer Showcase. They just upgraded it so looks more like an art gallery setting; each designer gets their own pedestal table in a large space on the main show floor.

Some designers create a themed display or work of art just for the showcase, others feature a sampling of their newest work. Since this was my first time, I wanted to show as much of my work from the last few years as possible. I do a little of just about everything, as you know—mixed media, greeting cards, ATCs, collage, fiber art, altered art, jewelry, general crafts, encaustic painting, needlefelting...

I decided to have two custom 30"x30"acrylic panels made that slot together into an X shape, which divided my showcase pedestal (36" square) into four sections. Then I grouped my pieces together by color in each section. I sort of ended up with four mini-showcases in one!

The purpose of the Designer Showcase is to highlight designers' work for manufacturers, publishers and the press to view and consider if they might like to work with a designer in some capacity. We shall see what new opportunities might come from it for me this year!

Click here to watch a quick little video I shot of my showcase, and click here to see more of my pics from the CHA show, including shots of several other designers' showcases. So much amazing talent under one roof, yowza!!