Saturday, November 24, 2012

Poor Artists Sale to be Dec. 1 in Calumet

These raku-fired tiles by Leslie Sotala were among many beautiful handcrafted items for sale at the 2011 Poor Artists Sale. The work of more than 60 artists will be exhibited for sale at the 36th annual Poor Artists Sale next Saturday, Dec. 1, in the CLK Gym in Calumet. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- The 36th annual Poor Artists Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet.

Ceramic artists Dennis and Leslie Sotala with the display of their ceramic art at the 2011 Poor Artists Sale.

The Poor Artists Sale is hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit for the Community Arts Center in Hancock. This year’s sale offers the work of more than 60 artists. Shoppers will find handmade jewelry and pottery, holiday wreaths, ornaments, baskets, wood art, glass, fiber arts, photography and much more.

At the 2011 Poor Artists Sale, fiber artist Andrea Puzakulich of Distant Drum Designs  displays unique clothing she designs and creates.

Shop and visit with friends in a relaxing, social atmosphere, renew your Arts Council membership (or join for the first time) and enjoy homemade treats at the hospitality table.

During last year's Poor Artists Sale, wood craftsman Mike Gage has help at his booth from his wife, Debbie Mues -- art teacher and artist -- and Debbie's granddaughter Sonora.

For more information stop by the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock or call 482-2333.

More photos from the 2011 Poor Artists Sale:

Colleen Carroll, ceramic and glass artist, a graduate of Finlandia University's International School of Art and Design, who has also directed the Community Arts Center's summer arts camp, sells her creations at the 2011 Poor Artists Sale.

Kristi Mills of Big Bay traveled quite a distance to exhibit her decorations made of birch bark and other natural materials at last year's Poor Artists Sale in Calumet.

Becky Weeks, fiber artist and creator of vintage clothing, models one of her unique hats at the 2011 Poor Artist Sale.

Jane Nordberg offers her colorful handcrafted bags for sale at the 2011 Poor Artists Sale.

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