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      073. Patti Walters Wells. "The two CCM Santa Monica shows are the highlights of my year. The energy is always high, and the shoppers are so appreciative of the artists' creations. I'm looking forward to the Pasadena show in November. Do follow us there for more fun, and be sure to come to the last Santa Monica Civic Auditorium June show. (Hint: Click through to the show website for free passes.)

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    Wonderful holiday shopping at the Pasadena Convention Center this November. Print out this image and bring with you for two free admissions.

    Already 30 years in Santa Monica and now Pasadena? Several of the exhibitors were in that original show in 1986 and will showcasing their new work. Join us June 5-7, Pasadena Convention Center. Exhibit Hall, 300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA, 91101.

    Driving directions and parking lots near the Exhibit Halls at the Pasadena Convention Center. More information at (310)285-3655 and our website,

    30 year celebration this coming June. Join us!

    Jewelry by Glenn Dizon will be featured at the next Contemporary Crafts Market at the Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall, October 31-November 2, 2014. See you there! (Photo by George Post.)

    Pasadena is the new home of the Contemporary Crafts Market and June 20-22, 2014 marks our 29th season. We look forward to seeing you there!

    The Santa Monica Civic is closed for renovations. The Contemporary Crafts Market is moving to the Pasadena Convention Center with our first event in this fine new facility on November 1, 2 & 3, 2013. See you there!

    June 7, 8 & 9 could be the last Contemporary Crafts Market at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Print this postcard and bring for two free admissions ($16 value). It is going to be a great weekend with excellent weather, wonderful crafts, tasty food, and a fond farewell after 28 years of shows in Santa Monica.

    148. Jeffrey and Katrina Seaton. "Our polished wood boxes make excellent corporate gifts, are perfect for protecting your personal treasures, or are just special to admire on your coffee table. It will be our last trip to the last Santa Monica show of the Contemporary Crafts Market and we look forward to seeing you there. Passes at .

    See you at the show!

    147. URU Clothing: Wonderful, one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed clothing; as unique & original as you are. Flattering, original designs; beautiful, natural, washable fabrics (mainly silks). OS, XL & Plus sizes, too! Look stunning; feel comfortable! Featured in the large tent at the Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, June 7-9 and at . Click through to print free passes.

    240 artists showcased by the Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, June 7-9. Click here to print out your free passes.

    146. Susan Eastman's collection of wearable art scarves and wraps are handmade. A mixed media artist, Eastman incorporates numerous influences--from street art to graphic design to nature--expressed through techniques such as hand dyeing, painting, block printing, collage, and free motion sewing. Eastman currently lives and works in a converted warehouse loft in Oakland, CA. She will showcase yer work in Santa Monica, June 7-9 at the Civic Auditorium and at

    145. Jo Ann Page specializes in fine American skins in the time honored tradition of European craftsmanship. Full leather linings and suede lined shoulder straps are details you simply will not find in any but the most coveted leathers. Trained in the art of leather on the island of Ibiza, Jo Ann Page upholds a time honored tradition with attention to every detail, personally, by hand. Featured at the Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market, June 7-9 and www.joannpageleat... .

    144. Bob Darchi: “It all started with a dream. I was making art using beads. A few days later I was with a good friend. Out of the blue she tells me that she had the strangest similar dream about me. This must be a message from the spirits, so I tried beading. This happened 15 years ago and I have loved being able to create necklaces that are unique. Eventually it morphed into baskets like the one above. Now I happily bead necklaces, baskets and wall hangings.”

    143. AnyaSF is a line of clothing for women and men of fun, stretchy, comfortable and colorful fabrics. The tops are made from different knit fabrics like soft woolens, light silks or stretch cottons in various colors and prints. The models fit wonderfully and there are skirts and pants to compliment the tops. "I hope you enjoy wearing the clothes as much as I enjoyed creating them." Anja Broenink, featured in Santa Monica, June 7-9 and .

    142. Joyce Aysta: "I make origami architecture (pop-up) greeting cards. My Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Just for Fun series have no message and come in boxed assortments that make great gifts. My Christmas and Judaica cards celebrate the Holidays. I can personalize them with your name and special message. My cards are representational, rectilinear and monochromatic, while my new sculpture is abstract, curved and colorful. Come and see this June." www.liveyourdream....

    Two free passes. Easy. Click on this image to enlarge, print, bring to the show and present at the gate. $16 value.

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    141. Baxter Moerman Jewelry. This necklace features 504 carats of chunky faceted aqua marine and a hand engraved clasp from our engraved collection. The engraved collection shows off the art of hand engraving with a modern twist. Each piece, a unique work of art, is designed with a pattern in mind, then attentively engraved by hand, one line at a time. Featured in Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium, June 7-9. www.baxtermoerman...

    140. Ava Austin: "The FaCuff is a wristband composed entirely out of my own formula of acrylic paint that I call FaPaint. The Metal FaCuff is The FaCuff on copper; in essence it is a fancier sturdier version of The FaCuff and consists of two main components copper and FaPaint. Some Metal Facuffs are also embellished with tiny marbles, precious and semi-precious stones, along with different types of gold and silver."

    139. Suellen Fowler: "I consider myself to be a colorist. I have been influenced by painters such as Turner and Whistler, and the Impressionists. I deeply love Klee for his beautiful use of color, and the tenderness and whimsicality expressed in his paintings." Fowler has developed an instantly recognizable style. More than any other aspect of her work, she is known for the exquisite palette of colored cane, every piece of which she mixes and hand pulls herself. www.ContemporaryC...

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    138. Adam Neeley has been honored ten times as "Best in Show" or "First Place" artist at national art shows from Beverly Hills to Miami. He will be showcasing his work at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Contemporary Crafts Market, June 7-9. Passes at www.ContemporaryC...

    137. Eric Silva's work reflects his individual artistic viewpoint that combines both natural and industrial materials in a small, thoughtfully constructed space, and that highlights the often-overlooked details found in daily life. He believes in the simplicity and integrity of the materials themselves, and for those who own his work, Eric affirms that a unique bond is forged between artist and owner.