ARFS & CRAFT!!
ARFS & CRAFT 2016!!!!!
April 21 - 23, 2016
We can't believe it! Arfs & Craft returns for our 20th annual benefit for the Prison Pet Partnership Program at the Women’s Correctional Institute at Purdy and the Gig Harbor based Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. Each year our silent auction of handmade dog bowls raises funds and friends for these two nonprofit organizations and the very special canines that they serve. Last year was once again a record year - thanks to all the great folks who donated fabulous bowls, and the equally fabulous folks who bought them.
As always, the focus is Pet Dishes. Functional. Fanciful. Fun. Fabulous. The choice is yours. Every year entries range from practical put-'em-on-the-kitchen-floor dog bowls to exquisite and artsy works of fancy. Yes, we do feature kitty bowls as well and some folks even make human bowls for pet owners! The Art Stop is an equal opportunity gallery.
For the 20th year, the traditional (and of course highly coveted) Silver Biscuit Award, hand-crafted of sterling silver by Tacoma artist Joan Joachims, will be awarded to the artist whose bowl is voted People's Choice/Best of Show. In addition, a panel of celebrity judges will select The Pick of the Litter and The Metsli Cup for Emerging Artists from our wide array of always amazing artists.
Arfs & Crafts opens Thursday, April 21st, during the Thursday Art mingle. As always, we will have service dogs as our guests and fortune cookies with doggy themes. Tacoma artist Lynne Farren has again created a wonderful new image for our poster and post card. Bowls will be sold at silent auction through Saturday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m.
Suggestions from the ART STOP
Please give this some thought and let us know by March 1st if you plan to enter a bowl. If the ART STOP can provide any more information on the event or the organizations it benefits, please give us a call or click on the website links above. We urge you to name and sign your bowl and provide a suggested retail price.
You can contact the event administrators of ARFS & CRAFT, Phyllis Harrison, Gwen Kohl & Vanniesha Camper-Pitts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ART STOP is located in downtown Tacoma at 940 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Bowls are due at The Art Stop on or before April 9, 2016
Please click on the album below and view some of the pottery from Arfs and Craft events of years past.