Once again, Northern is providing you, the consumer, with a premiere hyperlocal shopping opportunity that will empower you to find all of your perfect holiday gifts in one convenient location. Vendor’s table fees support Northern|the Olympia All Ages Project.
This year, we are featuring these fine vendors:
Antiquated Future (Joshua Amberson and Chask’e Lindgren)
An online store, pop-up shop, zine distro, and record label run out of Portland, Or. and Olympia, Wa.
Bar Francis (Michael Elvin)
Serving the finest espresso, espresso with milk, coffee and other beverages
Birdie’s Variety (Lois Maffeo)
Gift sets of vintage cookware, wool blankets, and assorted useful stuff.
Blissful Wunders Confectionery Chocolats (Brother Bliss)
Hand rolled chocolate truffles, dairy, vegan, diabetic friendly, gluten free and wheat free.
Clay Morton & Abby Kelso
Tons of vintage kids clothes, both gently used and deadstock, and some hand picked vintage outerwear for the adults.
Community Print and Friends
Letterpress and other fine printing from the Community Print collective and friends. Also available at this table: the Olympia Postcard Project, featuring lovely Olympia art postcards from some of your favorite area artists. The profits from these postcard portfolios go directly to Northern|the Olympia All Ages Project.
Hercules Farm (Faith Hagenhofer)
Selling many things fiber, wool in particular: Thurston County grown yarns (some handspun), lamb skins, as well as various lamb’s fleeces.
Lots of indie art and designer goods (new and gently used,) vintage clothing and collectibles, and who knows what else. come by and see!
Kim Murillo and Alex DeCecco
Linens and table napkins made from adorable and/or vintage fabric.
Kitschlandia (Sandy Yannone)
Kitschlandia will have Santa Sandy sporting vintage kitsch items from the 50s and 60s, including Xmas, Snoopy, vintage games and toys, holiday cards, and other oddities that make great gifts for all in your kitsch tribe! Very reasonable prices. Kitschlandia also has a booth at Finders Keepers in downtown Olympia, next to Orca Books on 4th Ave.
Kitten Mittens (Jen Gay)
Warm your paws:free your claws! Kitten Mittens are fingerless mittens crafted from re-purposed sweaters, vintage trims and buttons. A portion of proceeds will be donated to P.A.W.S. All Kitten Mittens are handmade by Jen Gay in Seattle.
Mercy Me Designs and BCharmer Designs (Colleen MacDonald and Suzanne Wenner)
Mercy Me online store: http://www.mercymedesigns.etsy.com
Mercy Me Facebook: https://www.facebook.co/pages/Mercy-Me-Designs/179895218778873
BCharmer online store: http://www.bcharmer.etsy.com
BCharmer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BCharmer-Design/107302310333
Mercy Me Designs is owned and operatedBy Suzanne Wenner and Colleen MacDonald. They offer clothing and accessories made from fine, sustainably sourced textiles and are especially proud of their hand-dyed merino wool jersey clothing line. Check out the Facebook page for sneak peeks of new designs and announcements for upcoming events.
BCharmer Designs is owned and operated by Colleen MacDonald. She offers handmade, functional accessories for the stylish tomboy. She makes messenger bags, wallets, headbands and more!
Pollygon (Polly Ceccanti)
Polly Ceccanti hand prints beautiful notecards inspired by the natural world and the community she lives in. She also makes envelopes and notebooks out of re-used maps and books, and publishes a zine called Quiet Club.
Records from local collectors, curated by Hayes of Perennial Records.
Roseroot Herbes is an Olympia-based Community Supported Apothecary. We are a collectively owned and operated business, cultivating most of our herbs on our small local farm and supplementing our apothecary with the wildcrafted medicinals of our rich bioregion. We offer seasonal CSA shares to the Olympia community and each purchased share directly supports the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic. We will be selling Northwest grown, crafted and inspired sundries. This will include a variety of botanical offerings: winter gift baskets, herbal remedies, living terrariums, custom totes and more!
Solid Home Life (Lindsay Schief)
Solid Home Life’s products include “High Jumps”- Crocheted/knit suspenders in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes. Also available, “Warm Shapes”- These baskets contain one-of-a-kind collections of carefully chosen domestic items from second-hand sources and are complemented by matching handmade items. Designed to enhance the quiet times of beverage/snack enjoyment, these delightful arrangements make a thoughtful gift for the homebody, the lone wolf, or the stylish camper.
Space Diamond Jewelry (Meg Sovik-Stanley)
Space Diamond jewelry designs are made with a vision of simplicity; combining antique and new pieces alike to compliment one another; joining both time and space to jewelry pieces. The result is in each piece, simple yet bold designs which are each unique. Most all pieces used are antique and not one piece is exactly the same.
Sweet Candy Distro and Press (Sage Adderley)
Sage Adderley will be tabling with a wide selection of zines, books, and magical handmade items!
Tea Toast Threads (Ricky Rodriguez)
Caps for sale! Wool caps and other apparel to keep you and your friends toastea.
Twisted Twigster (Ramon Averett)
Wood and metal pieces, lovingly hand crafted in the beautiful, wet, and green Pacific Northwest. Working with natural materials makes the process very organic and makes each item one of a kind. The wood is always from sustainable sources, whether that be windfall, annual pruning, storm pruning, certified tree farms or found wood. Metalworks are bought secondhand and usually at the end of their life in the form they are in. Finishing products are always environmentally friendly, effective and beautiful.
Wild Human Designs (Ashley Celandine)
Wild Human Designs offers a myriad of creations for all creatures! New this year are hand-sewn journals and orgonite. Journals are created with fine paper and many are hand stamped with interesting designs. Orgonite is capable of many functions, but quite simply is a positive energy generator! Also available are great deals on lovingly crafted jewelry.
Heavens to Betsy, what a show this will be!
Carolyn Mark & the New Best Friends (BC)
Carolyn Mark of the Corn Sisters and the Vinaigrettes visits our town with her latest great lineup. Rejoice!
Judson Claiborne (Olympia/Chicago)
“Confessional, powerful songwriting and a beautiful, natural production…” -Rob Peoni, recordgeeks.com
Benny Sidelinger (Olympia)
“Don’t call it a one-man-band.”
Historian (Anchorage, AK)
“”Imagine if Nick Cave and Win Butler stepped into one of Jeff Goldblum’s telepods and formed a whole new human being. The music that this ButlerCave would begin to make would sound a lot like the bizarre and beautiful sounds of Historian…” -Nick Johnston – Boston Phoenix
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Artist lecture: Johanna Drucker
Wednesday December 11, 11:30-1:00
Lecture Hall 1 at Evergreen
Johanna Drucker's books & visual projects will be exhibited in the Evergreen Gallery during winter quarter. Artist, writer, typographic poet and scholar-critic Johanna Drucker is widely known for her contributions to contemporary art theory and history, as well as her prolific output as a creative artist. Throughout her career she has helped shape the field of artists’ books, visual poetics, and digital aesthetics in dialogue with the arts and critical issues. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art and, lately, digital aesthetics. Drucker is internationally renowned for her book art, which touches on a variety of themes, especially “the exploration of the conventions of narrative prose and the devices by which it orders, sequences, and manipulates events according to its own logic” as well as “the use of experimental typography to expand the possibilities of prose beyond the linear format of traditional presentation.”
Selected Druckworks, at the Evergreen Gallery, surveys Drucker’s books, graphic art and visual projects, revealing key insights into the artist’s development over the course of four decades. It is a smaller version of Drucker’s 40-year retrospective exhibition, Druckworks, which is currently touring the country.
Drucker’s work has been exhibited at universities, libraries, galleries, and museums throughout the world, including Museum of Arts and Design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Yale University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Art Institute of Chicago, University of the Arts (Philadelphia), and Parsons School of Design. Google Plus One Facebook Like