The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc promotes arts and crafts in Onslow County and its surrounding areas. The CCAC Guild will accomplish this through education, social functions and events where artists are given a platform to exchange ideas, show their work, and market their craft.
Business Networking with Artists and Crafters (FREE)
Next session is Tuesday August 25th, 2015 from 6:30pm until 9pm.
Doors are open to the public and seminar is FREE to attend. Business Networking with Artists and Crafters is held the last Tuesday of Each Month at the Small Business Center at Coastal Carolina Community College in the Melton Skills Center. We begin with light refreshments at 6:30 pm and take the opportunity to visit with other artisans.
At the Monthly networking sessions participants will receive a Guild Newsletter and List of Area Events, Network with Artisans & Crafters, distribute your business cards, featured Presentations and Guest Speaker. Learn best practices and share secrets of success for effectively operating their arts and crafts business. Topics for each monthly session are carefully selected to enable participants to gain knowledge and experience. The unique monthly topic will center on one or more of the following: discussion of trends in marketing and showcasing art and craft products; best practices for networking; increasing sales; pricing products; exhibiting in art and craft shows and festivals; and website marketing.
This year's session dates are: 9/29, 10/27, 11/17 and 12/15.
Featured Artist of the Month
Heather Baldwin had a simple but elegant display of her latest creations. She gave us the progression of her products as she experimented and learned new techniques, enticing new customers to buy and inspiring her repeat customers to keep coming back. She answered many of really in depth questions, drawing on her experiences and knowledge, which benefited the brand new business owners and good reminder to the 'seasoned' owners.
Dee Clark gave us a lot to think about as a small business owners, who hackers find most desirable. She gave us scenarios that showed that in our booth or business or every day life activities are vulnerable, giving us simple solutions to protect ourselves and our business. The handout she provided is something to read over periodically so when we become so complacent and comfortable we can be brought back to the "Real" world, that if given a chance someone will get your information unlawfully.
Featured Artist of the Month
Jamie Dollahan does way cool fun and functional pieces with clay and vinyl and stained glass and.... Very talented fine artist and affordable.
Heather Baldwin presented the ins and outs along with valuable tips for selling in shops and at festivals. She provided information from her years of experience which included tips to maintain a productive booth in a shop, inventory control and staging tips for both the shop space as well as the event booth.
2nd Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Show and Upcycled Art Contest
Friday Dec 4th, Saturday Dec 5th, Sunday Dec 6th 2015
100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville NC
(Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex)
Mark your calendars for another fantastic event!
Vendors: Application will be mailed
approximately February 15, 2015.
To be a vendor at the 2nd Annual Winterfest in 2015,
please download and fill out this form and give it to Laura Voss or send it to:
P.O. Box 1044
Jacksonville, NC 28541
Donate items to CCACG!
The guild is currently looking for the following materials for their members and Art Camp children to make into art. Feel free to drop off any items at the monthly Networking Seminar at the college!
Please bring supplies to the next Business Networking session OR drop off at 30-Minute Muffler (next to the Daily News) on Bell Fork Rd.
- ~White Christmas Lights
- ~Brown Paper Lunch Bags
- ~Glow Sticks
- ~Ribbon- any color, any size
- ~Gallon Plastuc Jugs
- ~Wine Bottles
- ~Acrylic Paints- all colors, all types (metallic, pearl, etc)
- ~Used Ink Cartidges
- ~Felt- especially Burgundy and Brown
- ~Burlap Ribbon
- ~Metal Bells
- ~Boxes- round, square, rectangle
- ~Basket Reed
- ~Brown Cording
- ~DMC Floss- all colors, especially black, white, brown, burgundy, hunter green, flesh, grey, mustard
- ~Glue Sticks
- ~Yarn- all colors, especially white, burgundy and hunter green
- ~Googly Eyes
- ~Pom Poms
- ~Scrapbooking Paper- especially christmas themed, burgundy, hunter green, black, Silver
- ~MATT BOARD large to med size stay within the color theme. Many to create the town and train under the tree
- ~Fabric- all colors and prints, especially white
- ~Cross Stitch Needles- long and short
- ~Cross Stitch Fabric- especially 10’x10’ 32 count. Approx. 20 pieces( white)
- ~Plastic Canvas Grid- especially 7 mesh
- ~Dowels- especially ¼”