Mockingbird Handprints Holiday Market

The Brick at Blue Star

December 6, 2014 4:00 pm - December 7, 2014 12:00 am

<p><span class="fsl">The exceptional artists and artisans who come together for the annual 2-day #MockingbirdHolidayMarket will be displaying their hip and spirited holiday gifts in the large, loft-like the Brick Marketplace space at Blue Star Arts Complex this year on First Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. <br /> <br /> This year&rsquo;s Mockingbird Holiday Market will include more artists, more one-of-a-kind choices &ndash; but local collectors of artful objects will recognize many of the names, such as potter Diana Kersey, jeweler Laura Qui&ntilde;ones, ceramic sculptor Mary Fischer, photo manipulator Stephani Job Spears, and textile artist Clare Watters. <br /> <br /> And of course, they&rsquo;ll recognize San Antonio artists Jane Bishop and Paula Cox, the propri<span class="text_exposed_show">etors of Mockingbird Hand Prints and the guiding lights of the holiday event, who will also offer recent works in their singular textile and printmaking styles. The two artists recently returned from three weeks in India, so their many San Antonio collectors will also have an opportunity to hear tales of their journey and see some of their exotic finds. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;This is the third year for the holiday market,&rdquo; says Jane Bishop. &ldquo;The first year a dozen local artists came together for the event; this year nearly 30 artists will take part, including four from the Austin area.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The confirmed 2014 artists are:<br /> Kari Stringer’s Fat Cat Jewelry<br /> Lorena Angulo &ndash; jewelry<br /> Ashley Bailey &ndash;paper/book art<br /> Jane Bishop &ndash; textiles &amp; furniture <br /> Beth Callaghan &ndash; fibers &amp; recycled art<br /> Kass Carrell &ndash; textiles <br /> Shawn Corder &ndash; metals <br /> Paula Cox &ndash; prints &amp; paper <br /> Jennifer Datchuk &amp; Ryan Takaba &ndash; ceramics<br /> Curry Dunckel &ndash; fibers <br /> Elena Eidelberg &ndash; ceramics <br /> Petra Eubanks &ndash; jewelry art <br /> Mary Fischer &ndash; sculptural ceramics<br /> Nancy Germond &ndash; ceramics <br /> Charles Haile &ndash; ceramics<br /> Dale Jenssen &ndash; metals<br /> Amy Jones &ndash; fiber sculpture<br /> Diana Kersey &ndash; ceramics<br /> Marcia Loew &ndash; painting/photography<br /> Priscilla Martinez &ndash; jewelry <br /> Katie Pell &amp; Bygoe Zubiate &ndash; mixed media <br /> Linda Perez &ndash; ceramics <br /> Laura Qui&ntilde;ones &ndash; jewelry<br /> Rainey &ndash; paintings <br /> Susan Rodriguez &ndash; ceramics<br /> Ann Shea-Smith &amp; Carol Dotin &ndash; jewelry <br /> Stefani Job Spears &ndash; printmaking/painting<br /> Kathleen Trenchard &ndash; cut paper<br /> Clare Watters &ndash; upcycled antique textiles <br /> <br /> The impetus behind the Holiday Market is to create a space for independent artists to come together, collectively, and show their work, says Bishop. &ldquo;They are truly small business entrepreneurs! Since Mockingbird Handprints has been open in Blue Star, we&rsquo;ve gotten to know working artists who are the best at what they do, and they&rsquo;re the ones who will be at this year&rsquo;s expanded Mockingbird Holiday Market &ndash; along with local favorites. They&rsquo;ll offer grass roots home d&eacute;cor, sophisticated ceramics, playful jewelry, recycled metals &ndash; in all price ranges.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> A few of the new artists this year include Elena Eidelberg from Austin, with upcycled and altered vintage bone china; local metalsmith and jeweler Dale Jenssen, whose dramatic wall sconces illuminate many San Antonio homes; and Priscilla Martinez, whose artisan jewelry uses semi-precious stones and natural materials like lace and leather.</span></span></p>