Sunday, November 23, 2014

*FINAL* Live Performance Schedule for the 2014 Bizarre Bazaar!

BIZ BAZ 2014 Live Performance Schedule

Friday, November 28th

Upstairs Stage:

5pm: Mark Roberts-Extended Bass Soloist

6pm: KT/DG- Indie, Flutey-Folk

7pm: Sugarfoot Detour – Folk Rock

8pm: Raghsidad Belly Dancers

Downstairs Stage:

5:15pm: Sean Mawhirter/ Finger Style Guitar Soloist

6:30pm: Tasha Haas and The Silos

7:30: Lana Haas and the Sonic Mystics/ (extended set)


Saturday, November 29th

Upstairs Stage:

9am: John Thompson- Accordian Soloist

10am: Walt Babbit- Singer Songwriter

11am: Deborah Pine and Mark Eldridge- Singer Songwriter

12:00: The Heebie Jeebies-Folk, Americana

1:15pm: Darrell Lea- Singer Songwriter

3:00pm: Barry Barnes and Earnest Zydeco-Accordian & Washboard

4:00pm: Zo and Glo - Rock/Jazz

Downstairs Stage:
9:15: Ardys Ramberg- Singer Songwriter

10:15: Fraoch- Celtic Band

11:30: Russ Kapp- Jazz Guitar Soloist

1:00: N’Umbs Up - Northumbrian Folk

2:15: Rick Frydman -Singer Songwriter

3:15: Desert Wind- Flute & Percussion

4:15: Michael Paul- Singer Songwriter

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Artist feature: Kathleen Hayward

Kathleen Hayward creates unique beaded jewelry and mixed media wind chimes using upcycled and found materials.

She became interested in "made objects" while working as an industrial photographer in the 1980s. Her passion evolved into the use of black and white photography and traditional lab development processes to capture man-made objects juxtaposed against a natural landscape setting.

Kathleen is still involved in photography but decided to pursue jewelry making in 1999. She uses her previous knowledge of free-flowing space and color to create new objects in the form of jewelry. She taught herself to create sterling silver jewelry and started adding beads to create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. This led to new ideas that included wind chimes constructed from silver plated tea service, driftwood, silverware, upcycled and found materials, and semi-precious stones and beads. Kathleen also uses spoon and fork handles left over from the construction of wind chimes to create new objects such as spoon rings and bracelets with detailed embellishments.

Kathleen does most of her work in her home studio and takes custom orders, offering one-on-one design services to meet the needs of her clients.

She has participated in the Bizarre Bazaar for eight years and more of her work can be found on her website.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Live performance schedule for the 2014 BizBaz!

One of the best elements of the show is the live performances that go on - musicians, dancers...lots of fun!  Check out our current list of performers set up for this year:

Friday, Nov 28th

Upstairs Stage:

5pm: Mark Roberts-Extended Bass Soloist
6pm: Megan Hurt and friends
7pm: Sugarfoot Detour – Folk Rock
8pm: Raghsidad Belly Dancers

Downstairs Stage:

5:15pm: Sean Mawhirter/ Finger Style Guitar Soloist
6:15pm:  Tasha Haas/ Singer Songwriter
7:30: Lana Haas and the Sonic Mystics/ (extended set)

Saturday, Nov 29th

Upstairs Stage:

9am: John Thompson- Accordian Soloist
10am:  Walt BabbitSinger Songwriter
11am:  Deborah Pine and Mark Eldridge- Singer Songwriter
12:00: The Heebie Jeebies-Folk, Americana
12:30pm: KT/DG IndieFlutey-Folk
1:30pm: Darrell LeaSinger Songwriter
3:00pm:  Barry Barnes and Earnest Zydeco
4:00pm: Zo,Glo, Fitz and BlackRock/Jazz

Downstairs Stage:

9:15: Ardys RambergSinger Songwriter
10:15: Fraoch-  Celtic
11:30: Russ Kapp-  Jazz Guitar Soloist
1:00: N’Umbs Up Northumbrian Folk
2:15: Rick Frydman -Singer Songwriter
3:15: Desert Wind- Flute & Percussion (extended set)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the 2014 BizBaz!

Enter to win one of four $25 gift certificates to spend at the 2014 Bizarre Bazaar! 

How to Enter:

Go to the BizBaz Facebook page and select "Giveaway" next to the photo albums at the top of the page (this only works in the desktop site, not on a mobile device), then follow the instructions - it's easy and fast!  You can enter up to two times by:

  1. Liking the Bizarre Bazaar Facebook page (required for entry)
  2. Leaving a comment on the BizBaz FB page to let us know your favorite aspect of the show!

Four winners will be chosen at random on November 2, 2014 and contacted via the email associated with the winner's Facebook account to work out the details.  Gift certificates can be mailed out to winners or picked up during the show by the winners, depending on time constraints.

Go enter!

BizBazBucks! Guidelines

· The only people restricted from winning the giveaway bucks are artists who participating in this year's event. Past artists, family members of current artists, friends of current artists…all eligible. 

· There will be four $25 BizBazBucks gift certificates available to win in the giveaway. One gift certificate per winner only.

· The gift certificates given away in this promotion are valid for the 2014 Bizarre Bazaar only. If for some reason it isn’t used during this event, it is no longer valid and has no cash value.

· Each winning gift certificate is redeemable at one vendor only. Multiple purchases from one vendor are allowed and it can be used with other forms of payment if the total purchase exceeds $25. There will be no change given based solely on a purchase with the gift certificate; if the purchase is for $16 and the $25 gift certificate is used to pay for it, no change will be given.

* Not every vendor is required to participate.  Winners intending to use the BizBazBucks at a particular vendor will need to inquire as to whether or not they accept them.

*A Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, October 13, 2014

Artist Feature: Chelsea McKee

Chelsea McKee is a glass artist specializing in lampwork glass beads and jewelry. She works from a studio located in the back of the Rivendell Bookstore in downtown Abilene, KS. Chelsea has been doing lampwork for about six years, creating a wide variety of pieces ranging from individual beads and pendants to finished sets of jewelry.

Chelsea enjoys working with glass because it gives a great range of color and form to work with. This will be her first year at the BizBaz, and she's excited to share her work.

More of Chelsea's work can be found online in her Etsy shop or on Facebook

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Artist Feature: Bill Collins

Bill Collins works with sterling silver, gold, and precious stones.  He began making jewelry in junior high and started winning awards in high school (including a national award!).  He graduated from KU in the metalsmithing department and went to work as a designer in Carmel Valley, CA. 

Bill eventually started his own business, creating pieces in a studio from start to finish.  Some of his creations include prairie inspired pieces and this will be his third year at the BizBaz. Find Bill's work online on Etsy or Facebook.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 BizBaz Artists!

We have 120 artists registered for the show this year with a variety of handcrafted work.  It will be a great mix of all sorts of artwork in fiber, metal, glass, ceramics and much more!  

Wondering what fabulous things you'll find at this year's show?  Check out the list of 2014 artists and the work they've decided to bring this year on our website.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 BizBaz Artwork

The artwork for the 2014 BizBaz has been selected!  Congratulations to Jeannette Bryant, the artist who created this image.

Watch for this image to appear on tshirts and posters as the show draws closer....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Bizarre Bazaar registration forms have gone out!

Registrations have been sent out and should be arriving in the mail in the next couple of days!

A few things to think about when you get that registration form in the mail:
  • Remember, this part of our process is snail mail only.  We don't take any registrations online.  
  • We do start a wait list with all of the artists who don't get into the show so that as spaces open up for various reasons there are still opportunities to participate.
  • Artists will be notified about participation by the end of July.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Want to be a BizBaz Artist?

The Bizarre Bazaar is a non juried show with a "first received, first in" registration philosophy.  If you're an artist who is interested in participating this fall, you can download the "get on the list" form from the BizBaz website here.  Mail that in and we will put you on the mailing list so you get a registration form when they go out. 

A few FAQs regarding registration:
  • Why don't you offer online registration?
    • Snail mail registration keeps the process fair for everyone.  The show fills up very quickly and this helps keep the emphasis on local artwork.  
  • Why can't I just email you or send you my address through the Facebook page?
    • Requiring people to use the "get on the list" form keeps our mailing list from exploding - the effort it takes to download the form and mail it in tends to keep anyone not truly interested from following through.  If you don't submit the "get on the list" form, you won't be added to the mailing list.
  • When do registration forms go out? 
    • Registrations usually go out around the beginning of June.  Announcements will be posted on the blog, FB, and Twitter.
  •  What is expected of participating artists?
    • You can read all about how the show works by downloading the "Artist Expectations" form on the website.
  • What if I mail in a registration form but I don't get into the show?
    • Once the show spots are filled, checks are returned to artists who don't get a booth.  But we do keep a waiting list and move people into the show if possible.  Payment is due if and when a spot opens up. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 Call for Artwork!

Call For Artwork
2014 Bizarre Bazaar
Are you interested in creating artwork for the 2014Bizarre Bazaar?
Artwork used for Posters, Postcards, Social Network and Print Ads and T-shirts?

8.5” by 11” (vertical), Black & White, Remember that artwork will be printed on t-shirts so fine detail does not happen very easily.

Important information to include:
Bizarre Bazaar 2014
Friday, November 28th  5pm to 9pm and
Saturday, November 29th  9am to 5pm
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire

Other information you might want to include:
The one art show you never want to miss
Make a day of it! Come have Lunch, Unique & Unusual Art, Music, Bake Sale
Over 100 Artists

What you get if your entry is chosen:
Your art hung all over town, a pre-booked booth space for 2014 BizBaz, a free t-shirt with your artwork on the front and a chance to see your art on people everywhere!

Entries received by May 3, 2014
Mail a copy of your entry to:
Bizarre Bazaar  P.O. Box 3195 Lawrence, Kansas  66046

Please include your name, phone number and email contact information.

***Winning entry will be selected by the Bizarre Bazaar Committee.  If your artwork is chosen, we will then request a good copy for production.  Please note that we reserve the right to make minor changes (with your input and permission) for the purposes of readability and printing.***