Thursday, February 26, 2009

Summer Show

Well it looks like word is spreading like wild fire about this summers UCU show. We can't wait and are really excited for this new addition. We ask you from the bottom of our hearts to be patient with us. We are working on the details for the show, revising the application so that it is simpler for you all to use and hashing out the details. We aim to please and want to make sure we are good to go before we start accepting applications. So we do not have applications up YET but will soon. Check back often and as soon as we do we will also gladly let you all know. Until then, please hold your questions. We have been bombarded with emails, as soon as we know, you will too. Thank you! We love you.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bending the media to your will: How to get free publicity for your business

What do journalists look for in a publicity pitch? What makes us hit delete faster than you can say, “I’ve got a great story idea for you…” And where the heck do you find these elusive journalists anyway? Veteran freelance writer, author, and blogger Michelle Goodman offers tips on writing an irresistible media pitch and talks about tools you can use to put your business in front of hundreds of lead-hungry reporters, producers, and bloggers. For those of you not yet blogging or taking advantage of social media tools like Twitter, she’ll discuss how to position yourself as an expert online so that reporters start seeking you out.

Michelle Goodman is a freelance writer and author of My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire and The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube, both published by Seal Press. She writes a weekly career column for ABC News and blogs about work/life balance at Nine to Thrive for the Seattle Times. Her articles and essays about alternative careers, personal finance, and human mating rituals have been published by the New York Times, CNN, Salon, BUST, Bitch, The Bark, Yahoo! HotJobs, PayScale, AOL, and many more. In her seventeen years as a full-time freelancer, she’s had the opportunity to promote computer games, marital aids, dog pajamas, home colonics, and just about anything else that can be sold. She lives in Seattle with her eighty-pound lapdog, Buddy. For more scoop on the freelance life, visit Michelle’s blog at

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is just the beginning.

Crafty followed by Comedy - First Thursday Event

Urban Craft Uprising and the Comedy Underground are teaming up to bring you the Art of Comedy. When the Comedy Underground decided to open it's doors to local artists who use humor and beguiling sensibilities in their work, they called on Urban Craft Uprising, organizers of the largest indie craft show in the Pacific Northwest. A dozen indie crafters and artists will be vending their goods (apparel, jewelry, toys, art, kid's stuff, etc.) in the Comedy Underground lobby located at 109 S. Washington St. (at Occidental), followed by a full night of comedians bringing the funny. Please join us for our first curated event, March 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm - all part of the First Thursday events in Pioneer Square. Come for the Crafty, stay for the Comedy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Friday at Schmancy

This Friday at Schmancy we have a new show going up with some amazing artists. They are Betsy Walton, Jenna Colby, Jen Corace and Sohalia Adela. For a little teaser we have a piece here by Betsy Walton. The show is from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Hope to see some friendly faces then. We will have a preview going up at noon on Friday here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An alternative to Etsy

You can have both or try something new. It sounds like a good deal too! Look here

Spend Valentines Day in Ballard

Opening Reception: Feb. 14th, 6-9 pm
show runs through March 13
Blowing Sands Gallery
5801 14th Ave NW Seattle, 98109
(for directions go to and click on the picture of the gallery).

This show is multi- layered in meaning as it asks the viewer to explore each artist’s expression of the notion of friends and connections, while also noticing the common symbols and themes that appear as a group. The artists come from all over the country, and most do not know each other except for an affiliation to artist Rebecca DeVere. “ I always wonder what common imagery and symbolism will be in all of the artist’s work, and the commentary that makes on our current culture”, says DeVere. The power in a group show such as this is in the greater meaning revealed unknowingly by the artists. -Lisa Lamoreaux

Complete artist list:
Joan Belsky Barkin Mary Brisson Dorothy Bonneau Chris Crites
Dianne Culhane Ronald Dahl Rebecca DeVere Barbara DePirro
Merrily Dicks Ursula Dodge Justin Fisher Liz Gamberg
Anne Horton Tonia Kleim Lisa Lamoreaux Sara Lanzillotta
Kelly Lyles Amanda Mason Annabelle Jacobsen Donna Porter
Andrea Savar Debbie Savar Brian scott Jackie Shapiro
Kim Shine Elly Smith Mary Vandamme Sue Zell

Monday, February 9, 2009

Adorn Jewelry featured by Etsy

One of our favorite vendors, Amy Mueller, aka Adorn Jewelry, is the current Featured Seller on Etsy!

Here's a shot of her booth at Urban Craft Uprising 2008, shared with her amazingly talented sister Jenny of Orange Peel Enamel, pictured on the right. (Photo courtesy of Jenny's flickr pool!)

Check out Amy's interview here, and her shop here.