Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Artist Feature: Celia Smith

Celia Smith works with acrylic paints on canvas, paper and linen.  She has been painting for at least 40 years and started with watercolors when she was very young.

When possible, Celia paints outside "en plein air".  When the weather is not cooperative, she paints in her studio using sketches of nature and people for inspiration.  She has been participating in the Bizarre Bazaar for many years and remembers when it was just a small group of artists. 

Celia has done portraits of individuals and families, which she refers to as "Portraits of the Soul" because they involve much more than physical features. She has also done large pieces and will take custom orders.  More of her work can be found on her website and on her Facebook page. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Etsy items from BizBaz artists

Just a sampling from some of the artists who will be at the Bizarre Bazaar at the Lawrence Arts Center on November 25 and 26--there will be over 145 artists there this year!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Live performances schedule for the 2011 Bizarre Bazaar

One of the things that makes the BizBaz such a unique, fun event is the live entertainment.  This year we will have two stages for live performances...one on the ground floor outside the gallery and one in the basement by the kitchen.  Several musicians will be selling CDs and we will have a tip jar out for them as well.

Want to know who is performing and when?  Here is the amazing lineup! 

Biz Baz Music Schedule 2011

Friday Nov. 25th   - Upstairs Stage

5-5:45:   Les Cerises
6-6:45:  Tasha Haas / Rebecca McAnulla
7-7:45:  Gloria Roach /Alonzo Beardshear
8-8:45:  Maria Anthony and Megan Hurt

Saturday Nov. 26th – Upstairs Stage

9-9:45:  Mojo National
10-10:45: Ardys Ramberg and Walt Babbit
11-11:45:  Cindy Novelo
12-12:45:  Raghsidad Belly Dancers
1-1:45:  Heebie Jeebies
2-2:45:  Lana Marie Haas
3-3:45: Barry Barnes
4-5:  Vera, Chuck and Dave

Saturday Nov. 26th – Downstairs Stage

9:15-10:  Savage Junkie’
10:15-11:  Natalie Cox
11:15-12:  Deborah Pine/Mark Eldridge
12:15-1:  Joe Bickford Trio
1:15-2:  Michael Paul
2:15-3:  Mike Corrigan and friends
3:15-4:  Darrell Lea
4:15-5:  Byron James 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BizBazBucks giveaway details!

It's time to enter the giveaway for BizBazBucks on the Facebook page! 

We will be giving away four gift certificates for $25 each to spend at this year's event.  Entries will be accepted until midnight on November 18th, 2011.

Entry is simple:  Like the BizBaz Facebook page and fill out the entry form.  Winners will be notified via email.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Announcing BizBazBucks!

Wouldn't it be great to get some extra holiday shopping money to spend at this year's BizBaz?

And even better...all you have to do is show some support to the artists and event you already love?

Entry is simple:  Like the BizBaz Facebook page and fill out the entry form (quick, I promise!), then sit back and wait for the winners to be announced.  Not on Facebook?  This is the reason to finally give in and sign up!

Watch the BizBaz Facebook page for details!