The Blue Moon
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  VOL. 12  NO. 6

November/December 2005
In This Issue
bullet The Arts and Hurricane Relief Efforts
bullet On the National Front
bullet Arts Council News
bullet Around Kentucky
bullet Craft Marketing News
bullet Focus on Folklife
bullet Arts in Education
bullet Resources and Reports
bullet Quotable Quote
bullet Hot Dates

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Craft Marketing News

Craft Market Program Juries New Entries into Mentor Program

At the 2005 Kentucky Craft Marketing Program (KCMP) annual jury session, twelve entries were selected into the mentor program. As a result, nine new craftspeople have been accepted through the mentor program as juried participants. Two additional participants are pending.

Jurors scored entries in three categories: design, technique, and originality or authenticity. An applicant whose score fell within a few points below the qualifying score was paired with a juried participant mentor who assisted the applicant in understanding how to bring his/her work to the standards required by KCMP. After successfully completing the mentor program, these applicants have been accepted into the juried program and granted all the benefits of a KCMP juried participant without having to wait an additional year to rejury.

Juried members have the opportunity to participate in wholesale and retail venues such as the New York International Gift Fair, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the Governor's Derby Breakfast, product development opportunities, and other state initiatives. Participants may also use the "Kentucky Crafted" trademark, such as hangtags, stickers, etc. New members are listed below by county.

New members are listed below by county.

Brenda Plaster
Spool & Bobbin Quilting
207 Lick Skillet Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Barren County
Linda Burgard / Geraldine S. Poppy
Poppy Patch Quiltery
161 Jim Cole Road
Park City, KY 42160

Thomas R. Williams
ap Gwilym--Thomas R. Williams
286 Ruddles Mill Rd.
Paris, KY 40361

Bullitt County
Travis Kelley
TK and Sons
11218 Hwy 44 E
Mount Washington, KY 40047

Fayette County
William Cook
Fairwynds Turnings
3605 Burning Tree Lane
Lexington, KY 40509

C.J. Pressma / Mary Dennis Kannapell
Rosewood Studio
1405 Rosewood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Sharon Major
Frog Hollow Creations
5400 Pueblo Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207

Madison County
Robin Cooke
Misty Mountain Top, Inc.
207 Autumn Ct.
Berea, KY 40403

Wayne County
William Brumm
RR 1 Box 374B
Monticello, KY 42633


Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm TRADE ONLY
Saturday, March 4, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm OPEN TO PUBLIC
Sunday, March 5, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm OPEN TO PUBLIC

The Market will move back to South Wing B

Market registration deadline was October 3, 2005 for eligible exhibitors. If you are interested in participating and want to be placed on the waiting list for booth space, please contact Connie Hicks at 502/564-8110 ext. 484 or e-mail:

Craft Marketing Program Recognized at the 2005 New York Gift Fair

Kentucky Craft Marketing Program staff share a big smile after receiving national recognition at the New York International Gift Show. From left: Gerri Combs, Connie Hicks, Vallorie Henderson, Nancy Atcher, Fran Redmon.
Kentucky Craft Marketing Program staff share a big smile after receiving national recognition at the New York International Gift Show. From left: Gerri Combs, Connie Hicks, Vallorie Henderson, Nancy Atcher, Fran Redmon.

The Kentucky Craft Marketing Program was one of 17 charter exhibitors recognized at the 2005 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), August 13-17, as part of a 20th anniversary celebration for the Handmade Division.

George Little Management LLC, coordinator of the fair, organized a series of celebratory activities connected with this milestone event that spotlighted the Handmade Division's history and the outstanding contributions of its participants, which includes the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program (KCMP). Festivities included a retrospective display showcasing archival materials and images that spanned the last 20 years, an anniversary reception recognizing the division's charter exhibitors, an evening event at the Museum of Arts & Design and special recognition during the Gifts and Decorative Accessories Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony.

Fran Redmon, program director of KCMP, and several of her staff were in New York to receive the special award, along with Gerri Combs, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. "This is an honor for our program, for Kentucky, and for the many talented artisans who live and work there," said Ms. Redmon upon receiving the commemorative medallion at the reception.

The New York International Gift Fair is one of the largest wholesale trade shows in the country. The semi-annual event currently features 2,800 exhibitors showing over 6,000 product lines. The fair is held at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City, and occupies over 650,000 square feet of exhibition space. Over 43,000 buyers attend the fair from more than 60 countries. Five individual craft businesses are represented in KCMP's booth, while six other Kentucky businesses have their own booths elsewhere in the fair.

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