If you live in the area or anywhere within driving distance to Oracle, I recommend a trip to the Oracle Gifts and Art Market (formerly Art on American Avenue). Fifteen of us got together this year and rented an empty shop (formerly the Green Javalina, for Oracle readers), jockeyed for position in the store and voila, we’re ready for shoppers. Out of temporary chaos came a nice display of a range of arts and crafts from just a few dollars to way more. Talent and creativity are certainly not lacking in Oracle. We opened the day after Thanksgiving, but alas, I’m very behind on my blog posts in general, so you missed a few days of shopping. But never fear, we’ll be open through December 23. Here’s the information:

2011-Holiday Market, Oracle
The hours are listed here. Note: there’s a party on December 3-everyone’s invited

One of the things that I’ve been busy doing besides making a series of books, teaching workshops and working on paintings is schlepping artwork hither and thither to shows and sales. My last blog post was about the Open Studios Tour in Tucson. It happened a few weeks ago. Wouldn’t you know that there was a major rainstorm that weekend! It probably slowed traffic somewhat, but we still had a nice turnout at the Drawing Studio.

I took two small paintings to Tucson yesterday for the upcoming Poco a Poco show at the Raices Taller 222 Gallery. This show opens on December 3 and runs through January 7. The gallery is open from 1 – 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. I won’t be able to be at the opening because the big party for the Holiday Gifts and Art Market will be happening the same evening. Oh, it’s located at 218 E. 6th Street in Tucson’s Historic Warehouse District. Jim has three wonderful photographs in this show, by the way.

My next goal for the day–paint, paint, paint.