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Monday, April 13th, 2009
1:15 pm
Adirondack Almanack Celebrates Four Years
Adirondack Almanack (www.adirondackalmanack.com) is celebrating its fourth year with the addition of two new contributors. Begun in the spring of 2005, the Almanack has grown to be the region’s most popular online journal of news and opinion, addressing local politics and culture, history, regional development, outdoor recreation, the environment and other issues.

Adirondack Almanack is the longest running blog about life inside the Blue Line and has become a resource for in-the-know Adirondackers and those outside the park who want to stay current on Adirondack news and events. The site attracts about 1,000 readers each day and has been growing steadily.

Adirondack Almanack’s content expanded with the February 2009 addition of two contributors who joined founder John Warren in writing daily posts.

Mary Thill lives in Saranac Lake and has worked in the Adirondacks since 1990, reporting for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Lake Placid News, Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Adirondack Explorer and Adirondack Life, where she was also an editor from 2001 to 2008.

Cartoonist and commentator Mark Wilson’s editorial cartoons — under the pen name MARQUIL — appear in newspapers and online across New York State. He also provides editorial illustrations and occasional commentary for The Sunday Gazette of Schenectady. Mark is based in Saranac Lake.

John Warren of Chestertown is a writer, historian and media professional whose work has appeared in a variety of media from PBS, History Channel and Discovery to Adirondack Life, regional and local newspapers, and online. A collection of his historical essays from Adirondack Almanack will be published this summer by The History Press; John is also editor of the popular blog New York History (www.newyorkhistoryblog.com).

In addition to original reporting, illustrations and opinion, the Almanack aggregates daily the most interesting news from around the park as well as articles from outside the Blue Line that affect life here. It's a good jumping-off place on the Web for all things Adirondack.

Future plans for Adirondack Almanack include a redesign and additional contributors in departments more closely focused on outdoor sports, environmental policy, history and culture, entertainment and events, and politics in the Adirondack region.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
12:48 pm
Studiomate needed!
Wouldn't it be nice to have a little space just to be creative... A place just for you?
Lucky for you!
We're looking for a studio-mate.

The studio's on the third floor of The Shirt Factory, which, in case you don't know, is a converted old shirt factory in Glens Falls at the corner of Cooper and Lawrence Streets. It's a community on the up-and-up, full of respected and professional artists, shops and galleries.

Right now, it's Larissa Cardone (teaching children's classes and "sprucing" up furniture), Cindy Gorman (master metalsmith), Mitzi Miller (making awesome oil paintings) and me, Kate E. Austin (mixed media artist).

- There's 1200 square feet of room total, and you'd get your very own chunk of that.
- Lots of light, high ceilings, and just a really gorgeous space.
- There's a Shirt Factory Association, and open houses happen on a regular basis -- plus there's an option for group advertising, if you like. Good way to get your name out there.
- There's a sink right there, we have a fridge and a microwave you can use, and a quite fetching green couch. The bathroom's close by, in the hallway.
- You can paint your walls any color you choose (and we're working together on a co-op gallery/shop idea, which you'd be welcome to get in on).
- You can get in to do your thing any time you want.
- You can keep and do whatever you want there (as long as it's not stinky, dead or illegal).
- Your new built-in studiomates are pretty awesome.
- It's great for artists, crafters, musicians, or people in need of some storage space.
- It's $120 a month, lease until December, plus security deposit.

Interested? Drop a line, we'll talk. I have pictures, or can give you a tour.
kate@kateaustin.net or (518) 353-2121.
Monday, November 24th, 2008
8:48 am
Monday, October 27th, 2008
8:34 pm
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
12:19 am
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
12:42 pm
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
9:45 am
Colors of Fall Festivals - Vendors and volunteers needed!

...is running their annual Colors of Fall Festival this year on Saturday, September 20th in Crandall Park.

We're looking for volunteers to help out on the day of the Festival - showing vendors where their booths are, facepainting, running the spin art machines, and just generally helping out.

What's in it for you? Free coffee and donuts in the morning, live entertainment, and a fun day in the park feeling like you accomplished something with your Saturday!

Let me know if you're interested. Kate@aephemera.net

Also, we're still accepting applications for vendors! If you are artsy or crafty, or if you know somebody who is, check out the link below. It's the most reasonably priced art and craft fair I've ever heard of, and you'll almost certainly come out with a profit.

More info on Colors of Fall, and vendor applications here:
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
10:37 pm
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
1:45 pm
Call to Artists! (Upstate NY Opportunities)
The North Country Arts Center is organizing an Open Studios Tour throughout the North Country - all over, from Glens Falls to Warrensburg to Salem to.... wherever you are! This will be going on in August. More details are here.

Also, we're accepting applications for our 10th annual Colors of Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. If you'd like to be a member, check out the information on this page and download an application. It takes place in September and is the most affordable booth fee I've ever seen.
Monday, April 28th, 2008
12:17 pm
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
8:20 am
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
8:57 am
Monday, January 21st, 2008
10:07 am
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
1:44 pm
Monday, January 14th, 2008
6:26 pm
Class in Glens Falls
Are you an artist?
Would you like to start selling your art?
Perhaps you'd like to enroll in a class!
Friday, December 7th, 2007
2:34 pm
Buy handmade this season!
I'm an artist living in Upstate New York, and I've got an online etsy shop located at http://aephemera.etsy.com where I sell my work. Artwork is a thoughtful and personal gift, and I do have prints as well as originals in all genres, in all price ranges. I have mainly watercolors, mixed media, and experimental media. Buying handmade this season is a wonderful way to support people, rather than corporations, and it's always nice to be able to talk to the person who created something! I have custom listings as well. I hope you check my shop out!

Some of my artwork beneath the cut - be sure to check the shop out for more!Collapse )

While I'm plugging handmade small businesses, crafters, and artists in my local area, I ought to also mention some friends of mine. I can personally vouch for the superior quality and care in each of their products, and I see each of them at least once a week! Check out:

- Janet Nolin of ButterflyGrace Creations, my neighbor and friend who makes beautiful handmade journals and address books - she can also do custom books. She also sells handmade cards and photography here.
- Crooked Spoke Press (or Dan and "Fang" as I know them!), my boyfriend's neighbors who create hilarious tongue-in-cheek greeting cards (yes, and Christmas cards!) in their garage on an 100-year-old letterpress.
- SensibiliTeas, a loose tea shop run by a friend of mine, Donnalynn Milford, in the same building as my studio. I've given tea as a gift on so many occasions, and I'm hooked on it myself! She's got biodynamic, fair trade, and single estate teas too, and knows where each tea is made and how.
- The Candy Thief, my studiomate Casey's "Handmade Fancies For Funky and Fearless Females" - funky and feathery felt headbands, totes, handbags, pins, and neck coverings.
- Laura Neadle's cute animal shopping bag holders, great gifts for animal lovers. Laura's my teacher and also has a studio in the same building as I do. She also is an artist and has artwork for sale.
- Zack Zoll is another studiomate of mine and has photography and prints of his artwork available.
- Judy Olson Photography, a friend of mine who makes awesome hand-assembled calendars of her photographs and also does digital manipulations.

Happy Holiday Shopping!
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
10:18 am
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
11:16 am
Studio-Warming party!
The Escape Artists (Casey the Candy Thief, Zack Zoll, Heidi Price and Kate E. Austin) cordially invite you to check out their rad new studio at The Shirt Factory! All are invited!

This is a fancy-times art reception as well, so get your little black dress and/or tux out and let's do this up all posh-like. (Or come as you are, if you're not the dressy sort.)

Friday, November 2nd
7:30 pm
The Shirt Factory, Third Floor

Get in touch if you need directions. RSVP on MySpace or just show up! See you there!
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
12:21 am
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
2:44 pm
Kate E. Austin Art News!
Hello all! Some of you probably already know this stuff from my MySpace bulletins, but I thought it couldn't hurt to throw an email out there as well. There are a bunch of upcoming events - I thought I'd send out a little update!

TODAY, 9/20
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You know that show up at Rock Hill Bakehouse? I'm having a second reception today. There's a big downtown celebration happening today too, with free ice cream and street musicians (read about it here: http://tinyurl.com/yrmx57). The reception will take place at Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe at 19 Exchange Street in Glens Falls from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. I'll be plein air painting outside on the street as part of the celebration, and inside there will be refreshments, with Cory Avon (http://www.myspace.com/yrocnova) playing guitar inside, live. It would be really wonderful if you could make it!

TODAY, 9/20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

My absolute favourite thing about Glens Falls has been the Open Mic nights at Rock Hill, hosted by local celeb CE Skidmore (http://www.myspace.com/ceskidmore), the Post Star's Ornery Hipster (http://tinyurl.com/23flba). It's been a wonderful community of musicians, poets, comedians and people who just love Open Mics. She's leaving, sadly, and tonight will be the last one with her as host. Cory Avon will be hosting after tonight. If you've never seen this wonderful group that CE's created, you should come out tonight to catch it before it's gone. It just won't be the same without her.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This Saturday is the North Country Arts Center Colors of Fall Festival! There will be many booths with fine artists, crafters, artisans, jewelers, gourmet foods, and more! Among them will be The Candy Thief (http://thecandythief.etsy.com), Zack Zoll (http://www.zzoll.com), Judy Olson (http://www.judyolsonphotography.com), UpStArt (http://www.myspace.com/upstartartforum), and Crooked Spoke Press (http://www.crookedspokepress.com). There will also be live music! It's gonna be great. Here's the schedule:
11:00 AM - Cory Avon
12:00 PM - Dan Higgins
1:00 PM - Nate (aka G-Bad)
2:00 PM - Tim Pohl
3:00 PM - CE Skidmore

SUNDAY, 9/23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

My teacher and colleague Laura Neadle (formerly Laura Walsh) has her first one-woman show at the Salem Gardenworks! More details and a preview of her works in the show are available on her website, http://www.lauraneadle.com. I've seen the work and it's really striking - you'll want to catch this show. Let me know if you want to carpool!


Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe will be starting to have live music every Saturday night, starting at 7:30 PM in November. Cory Avon is the contact person - if you know musicians who are interested in playing out, get in touch at rockhillgigs@yahoo.com. Check out the MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/rockhillgigs. The current lineup is this:
11/10 - CE Skidmore
11/17 - M&J Acoustic (Megan Houde and Joe Carroll)
11/24 - Scott Hannay
12/1 - Dan Higgins
12/15 - Flakjacket
12/22 - Eric Hamell Trio


I'll be moving into my studio with The Candy Thief, Zack Zoll, and Heidi Price. I'll be getting some classes/groups together. It's pretty much a definite that I'll be offering a bookmaking class with Janet of ButterflyGrace Creations (http://delfinodigrazia.etsy.com) as the instructor. If you're interested, let me know! Details still need to be ironed out. If you're interested in knitting, crocheting, t-shirt modification, spray-paint "screenprinting", tea parties, art parties, anything (more here: http://albany.craigslist.org/ats/416451947.html) - please be in touch! I can't offer a class if I don't know you're interested!

As always, there's more info on http://www.aephemera.net! Thanks for reading this whole long thing. I appreciate your attention! Hope to see you tonight!

Kate E. Austin
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