Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1st Annual Holiday Sale

Craft Dept.'s first sale will take place on December 12 & 13. Hours are 10AM-9PM on Saturday, with an opening from 6-9PM, and 10AM-4PM on Sunday. We'll be showing at Acanthus ( located at 2834 NW Thurman St. here in Portland, OR. Questions can be emailed to

We hope to see you there!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Current membership.

Since we're just starting out, the Craft Dept. membership is only four artists. This will change in the future as we plan on including artists who will encompass a variety of craft media. For the time being the core membership includes: Victoria Christen, Kowkie Durst, Dara Hartman, and Brian R. Jones. We'll use this blog to post news about our individual events, interests, and event times and dates for our studio sales.


The Department of Craft is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary craft
movement through sales, education, and community outreach. Our intention is to
promote quality crafts in the Pacific Northwest by not only focusing on craft artists
working locally but also by bringing in artists from around the country. Two annual
sales will bookend a fundraising effort to support a Portland based non-profit and/or
education institution that is focused on craft. By working together as a group of artists
we hope to enrich our community, support future craft artists, and develop a higher
standard of craft.