Important message regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 global crisis: Artistic Artifacts wants to thank our loyal customers for their support during these very trying times. Until it is safe to do so, most of our in-store classes and events are cancelled, as are all travel events as listed here. Artistic Artifacts participated in the 2020 Quilters Trek (formerly known as Row by Row) and hosts its own in-store events: visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information.
2020 Artistic Artifacts Events
Join Artistic Artifacts/Batik Tambal at the following events (additional dates and events may be posted). You may also bring Artistic Artifacts creator Judy Gula to your location to teach or lecture!
- Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival
Celebrate the 30th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival,
the largest quilt show on the East Coast!
February 27–March 1, 2020
Hampton Roads Convention Center
| Hampton, Virginia
- 3rd Annual Needlework Emporium
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Women’s Club of Bethesda, MD
- Quilter's Unlimited 47th Annual Quilt Show
QU Goes to the Zoo
May 29 –31, 2020
Dulles Expo Center | Chantilly, VA
Artistic Artifacts is proud to represent BERNINA at this year’s QU show — plan to stop by our booth and try out our variety of sewing machines and take advantage of our special deals!
- Artistic Artifacts in Italy — Join us in historic Ischia di Castro!
September 6–13, 2020
• Mixed media and stitching classes each morning with Judy Gula & Liz Kettle of Textile Evolution
• Guided tours and excursions each afternoon!
Details on this year’s creative cultural opportunity will be available soon »
- Quilters’ Quest — stay tuned for a new 2020 brand and model
October 9-12, 2020
- Quilt Market Houston
October 24-26, 2020
George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, TX
(Market is a credentialed trade show, not open to the general public)
Learn more about wholesale opportunities with Artistic Artifacts/Batik Tambal
- Art & Soul Ocean City
October 26-29, 2020
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort & Condominiums
Ocean City, MD
Art & Soul Retreats
If you love to take mixed-media art classes, but aren’t convenient to our location in Alexandria, VA, consider attending one of the three Art & Soul retreats held each year across the U.S. Artistic Artifacts is proud to be a sponsor of this event and is the on-site “store” for the Ocean City, MD location!
2020 Venues & Dates for Art & Soul:
For more information on this wonderful art retreat and to register, visit the Art & Soul website and select your desired venue. Visit the Art & Soul blog for beautiful photographs, profiles of Art & Soul instructors, registration/discount news, and much more — visit it often!
Held since 1999, these retreats are designed to stimulate your creative energy and give you an opportunity to explore new and exciting artistic ideas. No matter what your level of artistic experience, Art & Soul’s talented instructors will take you under their wing and make your creative spirit soar!
Choose from dozens of workshops in collage, assemblage, jewelry, fiber arts, journaling, painting, art dolls, sculpture, altered books and so much more. For most venues, a classroom is dedicated to sewing and fully equipped with machines, so no more worrying about trying to travel with a sewing machine.
Founder of Art & Soul, Glenny Moir, says “We love Judy for her tireless dedication to our creative adventurers, and of course for her awesome selection of hand dyed vintage linens and trims, coins, keys, beads, buttons, charms, metal, paper & fiber collage kits, vintage and new game pieces, surface design supplies, embellishments, craft tools and supplies, books, magazines inks, paints, rubber stamps and sooooo much more. So if you forget something, need something, or just have to have something... she’s got it!”
Purchasing Supplies for Art & Soul Workshops:
Please read your Art & Soul workshop descriptions carefully: when a separate kit fee is listed, it is payable directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop (Artistic Artifacts does not handle these kits or transactions). Artistic Artifacts, the on-site “store” for Art & Soul Ocean City, sells many of these supplies, as well as one of a kind mixed media items. Preorder your desired supplies and tools from our online store and they can be picked up on site in Ocean City when you arrive for Art & Soul, saving you packing space! (Of course you may also shop in advance from us for the Portland and Colorado Springs events!) Contact us if you have any questions.
Virtually all workshops will require you to bring additional specified supplies (e.g., paint, gel medium) and basic art tools (e.g., scissors, brushes, etc. — see below for a basic list) to class.
The following is a list of recommended “basic” supplies for any Art & Soul workshop; while you may not use all of them, you are prepared for many circumstances.
- note book and pen; pencil and eraser, pencil sharpener
- 12" metal ruler
- exacto knife and extra blades
- cutting mat
- bone folder
- extension cord/power strip
- glue stick
- paint brushes
- awl or needle tool
- small pliers
- basic ink pads
- needle and thread
- tape: regular and double-stick
- portable table lamp
- hand wipes
- paper towels