Our favorite time of the year is quickly approaching with the 20th installment of Art For the Cash Poor coming up June 1st! Join us at our Kickoff celebration May 30th with food, entertainment, and amazing arts and crafts. Come have a great time while also supporting InLiquid, the AIDS Fund, and dope Philadelphia-based artists!
Here are this year’s Kickoff vendors you don’t want to miss out on selling work all under $199 that everyone coming to the Kickoff has early access to!
1. Jean Broden Art
“I want my paintings to give viewers pause, to help them see what they may have overlooked in their own travels. To realize there’s beauty in the ordinary.” – Broden
Jean Broden is a Philly based teacher and artist working with oil on canvas. Her small original oil paintings provide snapshots of the old, forgotten, and unnoticed bringing attention and appreciation to the overlooked places and things we see every day. Her work honors and memorializes Philadelphia and all of its nooks and crannies and parts that we take for granted.
2. Caitlin Davis Ceramics
Prepare for those cold winter nights made for hot beverages and soups and visit Caitlin Davis Ceramics! Caitlin Davis is a Philadelphia native potter. Her wheel thrown and hand built ceramics are made with the intention of being grounding and comforting to hold. Most of her work is functional pots for the kitchen, with the addition of jewelry and jewelry display pieces. Those at the Kickoff Celebration will also be the first to see and have access to Davis’s new line of wood-fired ceramics.
3. Kelly Dzioba
Based in Philadelphia, textile artist Kelly Dzioba creates sculptural objects and two-dimensional works inspired by the structure, tactile experience, and visual language of textiles. Her work is a juxtaposition of the high-art aesthetic of minimalism and op-art and the the lowbrow aesthetic kitsch decor. All of her work is mounted and easily hung and she will be selling smaller and affordable pieces. Her work has been exhibited and celebrated in the US and internationally at Allens Lane Art Center, the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, MA as well as the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea.
4. Forge & Finish
“For those who revel in the culture of handmade”
Forge & Finish is a women-owned and operated fashion accessory brand based in Philadelphia. They handcraft affordable modern metal jewelry pieces from sterling silver, brass, bronze, and gold fill jewelry ranging from $10 to $200.
5. Jen McCleary Art & Design
Jen McCleary work as a freelance fine artist and graphic designer specializing in mixed-media, digital collage, and book cover design, illustration, and layout based in Philadelphia. Her work is rich, dynamic, and robust and at the Kickoff celebration, she will be offering her original mixed media art, mixed media and digital collage prints, jewelry, and kintsugi/decoupage bowls.
6. Laura K. Murdoch Fine Art
Based in South Philadelphia, Laura K. Murdoch draws inspiration from her travels, childhood memories, and folk patterns to create woodcut and linocut prints all hand-carved and printed in her studio. Her currently her work focuses on themes of wildlife and the environment and ranges from $5 greeting cards to $150 large woodcut prints. Be sure to swing by!
7. Patrick Michael Accessories
Do you hate matching anything?
With Patrick Michael Accessories, you never need to worry. Patrick Michael creates one of a kind handcrafted handbags, wallets, and wine carriers. Each piece is handcrafted from discontinued fabrics from mills around the world. No two are exactly alike.
8. Selah Jewelry Design
Philly based duo, Selah Jewelry Design, is a husband and wife team. Their jewelry is a fusion of their artistic visions from North and South America. With their roots in ancient Colombian techniques, each piece they make has an unmistakable artisanal quality, unique and one of a kind.
All their jewelry is entirely handmade in their workshop in Philly and they use a combination of precious, semi-precious and locally sourced materials. They hand make 95% of their chains by hand and all their earring hook stock.
This Kickoff is a very unique opportunity to engage with and buy from these truly amazing and diverse group of artists! We hope to see you there on May 30th!