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John A. Styer
The Lathe-meister
P. O. Box 250
North East, Md., 21901
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December, 2018 Edition

Welcome, from Lathe-meister Month!

        We've had Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, followed by a plethora of concocted associations to induce you to happily allocate some of your income to others, so why not Lathe-meister Month?  Let's start a movement!  I'm willing to kick off this endeavor by allocating some of my turned wood creations to those who are willing to participate, beginning tomorrow!
        That's right, the Hodgson Winter Boutique and Craft Fair begins tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 9 AM!  They have lots of knacks, and lots of knicks, and plenty of snacks, but they have no snicks.  To save you time, I'll be at space #48 in 'the mall' (large room just inside the front doors).
        The Delaware Art Museum's Winter Arts Festival is next weekend, Friday, Dec. 7 from noon to 8 PM, and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  This is a fundraiser for them, so a portion of every sale goes to the museum.  This is a juried show, meaning that there are no knick-knacks!  And I believe the entrance fee is waived both days.
        Back in September, Artsfest in Solomons Island, Maryland was postponed for a week with a pending hurricane.  I could not participate the following week because I was at Sunfest, in Ocean City, MD.  And so, I have added a make-up weekend in December.  Friday, the 14th, is the Pop-Up Shop, from 5 to 9 PM.  Saturday, the 15th, is the Maker's Market, which may include folks who 'grow their own'.  So this will be an interesting variation from the routine show.  You'll like one, or both of these events.

Dec. 1 - Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School Winter Boutique and Craft, Glasgow, DE, 9-4
Dec. 7-8 - Winter Arts Festival, Wilmington Delaware Art Museum, Friday, noon to 8 PM, and Saturday, 9AM - 4PM
Dec. 14 - Annmarie Garden Pop-Up Shop Solomon's Island, 5-9 PM
Dec. 15 - Annmarie Garden Maker's Market, Solomon's Island, 9AM - 2PM


        And here's a list of proposed shows already on my schedule for next year, so that you can coordinate with your schedule:


Jan. 10 - Chili Showcase, Michael's 8th Ave., Glen Burnie, MD, 4-8PM
Jan. 19-20 - Delmarva Art Expo, Convention Center, Ocean City, MD, 10-5 & 10-3.
Feb. 22-24 - Hockessin Art Show, 5-8, 10-5 & 10-4
Mar. 2-3 & 8-10 - Maryland Home & Garden Show, Timonium, MD, 10-8
May 2-5 - Springfest, Ocean City, MD, 10-8
Aug. 17-18 - Havre de Grace Art Show  10-8 & 10-5
Sept. 8 - Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival, 10-5
Sept. 21-22 - Artsfest, Solomons, MD10-5
Oct. 12-12 - Catoctin Colorfest, Thurmont, MD, 9-5
Nov. 2 - Patuxent Wildlife Festival, Laurel, MD, 9-3

        The Chili Showcase is sponsored  by MBX, which is a Maryland business network.  However, this event is open to ALL, so you are hereby invited.  Get all the details at  This will feature several restaurants competing for the best chili maker, and you get to vote!  They are also going to collect winter coats, so perhaps you can part with one.  It's an evening affair, from 4-8 PM, at Michael's Eighth Ave., 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie, MD
        You may recall that I participated in a North America Wildlife Art and Craft Show in Ocean City, MD in January several years ago.  That show ran its course, but the third weekend of January is still open for an event at the Convention Center.  The Delmarva Art Expo has acquired that venue for the weekend, and I am a participant.  So you are invited to a mid-winter getaway with me, 10-5 on Sat. and 10-3 on Sun.
        The Hockessin (Delaware) Art Show is once again scheduled for the last weekend of February.  This is a fundraiser for the Wilmington @ Western Railroad.  A portion of proceeds from every sale goes to support them.  During the show, you will have an opportunity to take a train ride!
        The first two weekends of March feature the Maryland Home & Garden Show, in Timonium, MD.  It runs Sat. & Sun. the first weekend, and all three days the second weekend.  We art-oriented artisans are located at the far left of the parking lot, in our own domain, away from the plants and animals.  I think there's a big sign on the building that says something appropriate, like "Crafts Building", or something like that.
        I'll give more details on other shows in a later epistle.  See you soon!

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister













Jan. 10 - Chili Showcase, Michael's 8th Ave., Glen Burnie, MD, 4-8PM

Jan. 19-20 - Delmarva Art Expo, Convention Center, Ocean City, MD, 10-5 & 10-3.

Feb. 22-24 - Hockessin Art Show, 5-8, 10-5 & 10-4

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