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December 2013

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Offers 2013 Holiday Sales Show

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, will present the 2013 Holiday Sales Show, on view at the Douglas-Reed House, from Dec. 6 - 18, 2013.

This popular Sales Show will feature more than 40 vendors with fabulous, one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your list, even the most difficult to buy for. Set in the Center’s historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted or homemade items. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community Bank, and shopping bags will be provided by Chili’s of Camden.

Be sure to check out the City of Camden’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6, at 6pm in front of City Hall. Enjoy music and singing while sipping hot chocolate as Mayor Anthony Scully kicks off the holiday season with a family friendly event. Then stroll on over to the Douglas-Reed for some light refreshments and the Holiday Sales Show special “sneak preview” from 5:30-7pm. The 2013 Holiday Sales Show will continue daily through Dec. 18. Regular shopping hours are 10:30am-6pm, Mon.-Sat., and 1:30 to 6pm on Sunday.

“Coordinating the artists for the Holiday House gives me the opportunity to meet people I might not have met otherwise. Meeting people with varied interests and different backgrounds has made me appreciate how much our community has to offer,’’ said Debra Gregory, Sales Show Curator.

This year’s vendors include:

FOOD VENDORS: Bell Honey - honey, beeswax candles and ornaments; Cornwallis Tea House - fine tea blends; Bonnie’s Biscuits - specialty dog biscuits; Dianne and Benoit Gilbert - specialty hot sauces; Faithful Foods - dip mixes; Happy Memories Fudge - handmade confections; Iron Brew Coffee - various coffee flavors; and Sallie’s Greatest Jams - herbal fruit jams (one of Oprah’s favorite things!).

WOOD & GOURD ARTISTS: E.J. Ham - utensils, bird sculptures; Chuck Klemme - bird houses, ornaments; Derek Napper - wine bottle stoppers, wine bottle holders, writing pens; Margaret Bass - gourd ornaments, sculptures; and Linda Kincaid - gourd jewelry, boxes, bowls, sculptures.

POTTERY: Debra Gregory, Carly Horton, and Anne Schultz.

CHILDREN’S ITEMS: Beverly Eggert; Emma Keene Kids - children’s knitted hats, scarves, toys; and Mitsi Paquette, Handmade Creations by Mitsi—stuffed toys.

FIBER: Bald Moose Studio - woven and felted scarves, wallets, eye glass cases, lamp work, jewelry; Alison DiRocco - tote bags, quilted lap blankets, ornaments; Joyce Dixon - aprons; and Astrid Pederson - knitted items

GLASS: Foundry G, Mike Gann and Laurie Brown - hand-blown glassware; Harvee Kranz - hand painted glassware; Kathy Redner - stained glass, mosaics; and Sue Shrader - fused glass jewelry, plates.

JEWLERY: Delores Moore, Benira Sutphin. and Amy Tucker.

ADDITIONAL ARTISTS: Susan Ciotti - painted windows, wooden signs, recipe tiles, ornaments; Sallie Cupsted - accessories and gifts; Geri DeSousa - photography notecards and prints; Martha Felder - polymer clay ornaments, plant sticks; Lakeland Basket Guild - hand woven baskets; Dot Goodwin - embossed pictures; Heyward Haltiwanger - iron work; Sherrill Hill - wooden frames, metal magnet boards, stained glass, jewelry; Susan Moore - Moravian stars; Travis Ogden - Crystal pendants, pendulums and wands; Kay Polk - notecards; Valerie Puntillo- marble cheese boards; Becky Ratz - handmade soaps, lotions, candles; and Ellen Vaughan - ornaments, jewelry.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or visit (www.fineartscenter.org).


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