Located in South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood, this month-long event features over 25 local artists’ handmade creations, two silent auctions and a $200 raffle prize.
This is a go-to destination for your holiday shopping list! Support your local artisans as well as a good cause.
WHEN: November 29th – December 24th
OPEN: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm (Christmas Eve from 9:00am – 11:00am)
EXTENDED HOURS: OPEN UNTIL 7PM ON FRIDAY 11/29, THURSDAY 12/5 AND FRIDAY 12/13
CAMP SUNSHINE SILENT AUCTION
1st Auction: kicks off 11/29 and will close on 12/1
2nd Auction: kicks off 12/13 and will close on 12/15
HAPPY HOUR AT CHAYA’S 5-7pm
Join Chaya for refreshments Friday 11/29, Thursday 12/5 and Friday 12/13. Open late, come for a drink and enjoy some shopping.
A multi-disciplinary animal artist, Carol Santora is a contemporary expressionist painter, with an emphasis on
texture and semi-abstract style. She is best known for her horse paintings and equine art in acrylic (and vivid
color animal portraits in pastel).
I make modern vintage jewelry using dead stock vintage materials, primarily vintage lucite.
I design and produce bags, wallets, purses, bracelets, valet trays and other accessory items from leather,
canvas and other textiles, as well as some basic apparel items. I am inspired by music, fashion, nature, and
human life and have been working in this area for about 6 years.
I create torch fired enameled jewelry.
I strive to bring happiness and joy into daily living. Color in general makes us happy, it engulfs the space and
washes joy over us. We walk into a joyful happy space and feel it. We smile and relax and feel at home or
feel we want to spend some time there. Color nurtures us, we feel it in our soul.
Photos of vehicles and a few cityscapes printed on aluminum. There are also photos of the Maine coast and
nature printed on paper and matted.
Oceansize Arts is the manifestation of a dream once told by my father, in which a Rogue Wave of Creativity carried him headfirst into the shore; there he lay, belly-up and gasping, laughing wildly at the brilliance of the moment.
I make bracelets and earrings out of leather, cork, and mixed metals. I love to combine various colors, textures, patterns and sizes of leather and cork to create styles that are unique and individual.
I use native botanicals, leaves and flower petals, from the local area to print on silk. The silk must be treated first in order for the print to transfer.
Underwater photography featuring Maine on high quality aluminum for hanging on the wall.
My mixed media collage paintings on birch plywood combine discarded maps, books and paper ephemera with acrylic and oil painting. The found images and texts are recontextualized to create new narratives. The collage elements are layered with images from nature, dreams and memories.
I make handmade, functional pottery made for every day living. I’m inspired by nature and my love of Maine. Mugs, bowls and other useful items for home, bath and kitchens are my specialty.
Growing up in Maine, with its abundant natural resources and beauty, has had a significant influence on my creativity and inspiration. I make all of my own papers to convey a sensitivity and detail of nature that cannot be obtained by other methods. I hand harvest natural elements such as flowers and seeds to add texture, color, and design to my papers.
My drawings are of energy, of feelings and emotions. They flow through me and onto the paper as do the colors and forms they represent. They come from a place of spirit and love. My art is mostly abstract but often times ends up with goddess or Native American overtones. Little creatures may appear as well.
I make one-of-a-kind collage greeting cards and journals with recycled books, maps, music, postage stamps, coins and found objects. My work is whimsical and accessible. Inspiration comes from a pattern in handmade paper or an image on a stamp or a stone found on a walk.
My work consists of decorative and functional glass, including platters, plates, bowls and vases. My creative process involves designing, cutting, layering, fusing, grinding, slumping and sandblasting each piece.
I make rayon/silk burnout velvet scarves, that are warm and gorgeous. Make wonderful gifts. I make lotions with organic essential oils. Lavender and Lily of the Valley. I also make self designed jewelry with pearls, lamp work glass beads, and quality findings. My work is original, feminine, inspired by beauty and color.
Mixed media has given me a freedom that paint alone never could. This freedom has allowed me to explore my emotions and how the relate to the outside world while still being able to work in abstraction.
Mary Lou Fathke
Mussel shell ornaments and plant-based silk scarves.