The 24th annual NICHE Awards competition promotes excellence in American craft.
While economists predict solid gains by summer, gallery owners express cautious optimism mixed with realistic expectations for the year ahead.
We’re always working ahead of the calendar here at NICHE magazine. As we go to press, retailers are still in the thick of holiday sales and marketing, but we’ve already got one foot in 2013 and another in spring. The good news, from the small business news grapevine, is that 2013 is going to be a pretty good year.
From curvy wooden, wall-hung vases to zippy colored coat racks to punchy clocks that tell time as they see it, the kicky products from the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Working Class Studio combine form and function in an ever-expanding mix of original stationery and home decor lines.
A platinum “Lava” ring by James Currens, of J.W. Currens Inc. in New York, featuring a 12.99-carat ruby cabochon accented with marquise-cut diamonds in a diamond-encrusted frame took both Best of Show and Classical awards in the 29th edition of the AGTA Spectrum Awards.
A listing of upcoming wholesale trade shows.
Craft books tend to be serious about their subject, be it studio glass, beaded jewelry, or medieval manuscripts , but not this one: It’s designed to make you laugh out loud.
Every medium has its trends, from fashion to home design to food, and art is no exception, according to Chris Bates, owner of Art Post Gallery on Chicago’s North Shore. She’s identified five trends that are gaining traction.