Never too early
The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.
"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.
Artists are expected to be in attendance.
"Discerning patrons get a chance to really talk with the artists and find out the story behind each piece of art," says Sears.
The show includes fine jewelry, hand-woven clothing, handmade pottery, turned-wood vessels, holiday ornaments and cards.
Proceeds fund the guild's Student Awards Program, which honors local high school students who excel in fine arts and craftsmanship.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is available at the school.
WDIY 88.1, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is show sponsor.
This year's marketplace includes the following from the Lehigh Valley Press circulation areas:
Richard Boyko, Northampton: relief-carving on wood, slate and ostrich egg shells;
Virginia Ellen, Whitehall: clay;
Jon and Susan Harrington, Bethlehem: lathe-turned wooden bowls;
E. J. Krall, Macungie: knitted items;
Deborah Kramer, Kempton: glass;
Carlene Morrow, Allentown: glass;
Ralph Pritsch, Coopersburg: hand- and power-carved wood;
Jan Schmoyer, Breinigsville: handwoven wearables;
Hedge Sefcovic, Emmaus: soaps and toiletries;
Barbara Talijan, Bethlehem: off-loom bead-weaving;
Loretta Tryon, Coopersburg: jewelry, precious metalwork;
John Walsh, Allentown: graphite pencil drawing;
Denise Wilz, Macungie: Pennsylvania redware pottery; and
Ed Youtz, Emmaus: functional and decorative lathe-turned wood.