Artistic Artifacts participates in The Row by Row Experience each summer! Learn more about the Row by Row Experience, a fun in-person shop hop, which takes place throughout the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe!

Find Artistic Artifacts at these 2018 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! Check our calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Look for Artistic Artifacts on a show floor near you!
  • Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival
    February 22–25, 2018
    Hampton Roads Convention Center | Hampton, Virginia
  • 2018 North Carolina Quilt Symposium
    May 31 – June 2, 2018
    University North Carolina-Asheville | Asheville, NC
  • Quilter's Unlimited 45th Annual Quilt Show — Just Piece It!
    June 1–3, 2018
    Dulles Expo Center | Chantilly, VA
  • Quilt Odyssey
    July 19–22 2018
    Hershey Lodge & Convention Center | Hershey, PA
  • 36th Asheville Quilt Show
    September 28- 30, 2018
    WNC Agricultural Center (Davis Event Center Pavilion) | Asheville, NC
  • Art & Soul Virginia Beach
    October 1–6, 2018
    Virginia Beach Resort Hotel | Virginia Beach, VA
  • Quilt Market Houston
    (Market is a credentialed trade show, not open to the general public)
              Learn more about wholesale opportunities with Artistic Artifacts/Batik Tambal
    November 3–5, 2018
    George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, TX

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 sponsr and the on-site “store” for Virginia Beach VA location of this creative event!

2018 Venues & Dates for Art & Soul:

Highland Fling, the 2018 theme for Art & Soul -- logo designed by Leslie Brier
  • Portland, OR, Sheraton Airport Hotel
    February 11–18, 2018
  • Colorado Springs, Hotel Elegante —
    May 29–June 3, 2018
  • Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia Beach Resort Hotel
    October 1–6, 2018

For more information on this wonderful art retreat and to register, visit the Art & Soul website and select your desired venue. Glenny Moir’s blog also includes beautiful photographs of upcoming classes, profiles of Art & Soul instructors, registration and discount news, and much more — visit it often!

The Art & Soul theme for 2018 is “Highland Fling” and the beautiful, intricate crest-style logo was created by mixed media artist and graphic designer Leslie Brier, a frequent instructor at both Artistic Artifacts and Art & Soul. Use the inspiration generated by this theme for your ATCs and other trades, themed clothing, ephemera, etc. to bring along to your Art & Soul creative retreat.

Held since 1999, these retreats are designed to stimulate your creative energy and give you an opportunity to explore new and exciting artistic ideas. 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. 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!

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 the Virginia Beach Art & Soul venues, 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 Virginia Beach 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.) to class. View list of recommended “basic” supplies for any Art & Soul workshop »