Saturday, June 25, 2011

summer sale ends sunday

Last night's opening reception was a fun event!

 Wine flowed, scrumptious appetizers were eaten,
 and lots of beautiful art went to new homes... 
and did I mention the appetizers? And the wine?
My son Matt and daughter Caitie and Art Camp sidekick Liz catered all the food,
 and wowed us with their culinary skills. 
(Awesome bird paintings by Chris McLaren)
 Here's some
 colorful and durable oven-safe dinnerware by Darris Dietz
 Jewelry by Holly Hestand, Chris McLaren and Kelly Boverman

groovy little garden faces by Dan Ennis

we still have a few baby quilts and tiny knitted socks by Kathy Kearns
and last, but definitely not least, ceramic birdhouses by Elisabeth Cook Sullivan.

We'll be open for one more day tomorrow from 10 am - 6pm
Camp Cactus Summer Sale
NE Brazee between 44th and 45th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

happy summer!

This weekend's summer sale at Camp Cactus
will have lots of gorgeous garden art
like these lifelike concrete leaves by artist Roberta Palmer.
This beautiful plaque can hang indoors or out.
Come check it out!
Opening Friday evening, June 24th • 6-9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, June 25th & 26th • 10 am - 6 pm
NE Brazee @ 45th Avenue, in Portland's Hollywood neighborhood.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

a little color to cheer you up!

Glass artist Kelly Boverman will be bringing her bright and cheery creations to the Summer Sale next weekend.

Kelly's fused glass garden ornaments will brighten up dark corners of your flower beds, and are great for adding a bit of playful color to your indoor potted plants.

And you can even brighten up your wardrobe with her fused glass pendants made in the same exhuberant color combos!

The Camp Cactus Summer Sale hours are:
 Friday, June 24th • 6pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 25th & 26th • 10am - 6 pm
we're located on NE Brazee, between 44th and 45th Avenues in Portland's Hollywood district. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

helping our community

Local craftswoman and nurse Kathy Kearns has been involved for years with  the Passage Quilt Project based at Providence Portland Medical Center. Volunteers like Kathy sew beautiful lap quilts from donated fabrics and materials. Chaplains then give these small quilts to dying patients, which provide comfort for the patient, family and caregivers. The quilts are then presented to the family as a gift of love, comfort and remembrance.

Kathy, in addition to volunteering to make quilts for the patients, has also made a few sweet baby quilts to sell at the Summer Sale here at Camp Cactus.

Kathy is donating all proceeds from the sale of these gorgeous quilts to the Passage Quilt Project for the purchase of supplies.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

art for your garden

The Camp Cactus Summer Sale is coming up soon! Here's a sneak preview of some fanciful art to decorate your garden:
Artist Michelle Gallagher will be bringing her whimsical ceramic Man in the Moon garden heads.

And when we're talking whimsy, we can't leave out potter Dan Ennis, whose crazy and colorful faces and plaques are a fixture on many NE Portland porches:

Monday, June 13, 2011

summer's almost here!

Camp Cactus Summer Sale
Cool stuff handmade by local artists

Preview evening: Friday June 24th 6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 25th & 26th
10:00am - 6:00 pm

NE Brazee at 45th Avenue in Portland

a few of our artists:

Pauline Dugas Tait
Matthew Brown
Chris McLaren
Stay tuned for more info on these wonderful artists!