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Today was the day that it all started.  Well, okay, the actual ‘work’ started on the new shop.  🙂  You can see in the photos below what the shop looks like now.  Rachael got herself busy on the red wall.  That will be the sewing wall, so picture a really long counter with a few base cabinets in there & about 4-5 sewing machines available to sew on.  Yummy huh?

Check out the wood beamed ceiling!  Isn’t that great?

The long wall on the right will be yellow.  I got the electrical stuff all taped off, so we can crank that out.

Moving is scheduled for Friday thru Sunday the 26t-28th!  Keep your fingers crossed that it all goes well.

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Well here she is in all her beauty!

‘Mother Earth’ by Jen Otey

She is 6 inches wide by 23 inches tall… 🙂 The auction starts today and will end on July 4th at 7 p.m. Fairbanks time…

We got the go ahead today, from artist Jen Otey, to auction off her original painting called ‘Mother Earth’…

So here is the skinny:

  • Auction will begin on Tuesday, June 17, 2008
  • Bidding will begin at $300
  • This will be a silent auction
  • All bids should be made at The Stash (located at 544 3rd Avenue)
  • Auction will end on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Photos coming tomorrow when I get to the shop!

Wahoo!  Laura called this evening to say today was the day!  The 2nd highest day in sales so far, the first being grand opening…  We are so excited, Jenny Day’s painting “Foxy” and some of Terry Glenndinings paintings sold!  From what I gather, they were interested in Jen Otey’s originals that are not for sale right now, so we will have to talk to her about getting more of her items to sell!

These types of days make us all so happy, not only will they help us make rent (important) but it helps to solidify the fact that The Stash and our concept of shop local, buy handmade is important to others as well.  Our goal of having a shop for a creative community is working, having a place where people can explore artistic mediums, take classes and shop is taking shape!  I love it.

Now we are tasked with filling the holes on the walls.  A part of me is sad though…  We all liked ‘Foxy’ so much, and I didn’t even get to say good bye!  🙂  But it is a good thing too!  Because it makes room for more wonderful art!  

(Fairbanks Artists are you out there???  We need your art!  Things are selling, and we need to fill up the walls.)

So what will be next?  Something large?  Color?  Black and White?  3 dimensional?  Options are endless in art.

Lastly we have our very first class at The Stash booked on Friday…  Jen Otey will be teaching a Touch Drawing class on August 16th!  So if you are interested in this please come and sign up, spots will be going fast and there is only room for 10!

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