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Focus Group for the Self-Employed: $100 for one hour of your time

February 21st, 2014

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Intuit Inc. is interested in talking to self-employed individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area about their expense tracking. Whether you consider yourself a contractor, solo-preneur, freelancer, or small business owner, we want to hear from you!  You do not need to have any experience with Intuit products to participate.

Interested individuals should fill out this short form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JAzY5VJnGaeZJTRD1sENluEpMnQFDdiav0InurQcVMg/viewform

Select respondents will be invited to participate in a one-hour session at one of Intuit’s downtown offices. All participants will be paid a $100 Visa gift card for their participation. The meeting date and time will be based on your availability.

Cherry Blossom Vendors – Spring 2013

April 8th, 2013

See vendors for weekend of 13-14

See vendors for weekend of 20-21

Vendors for the weekend of the 13-14

Ana Apple

Bluebird Designs

Candy Deco

Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press

Creative Playware

Dandy

Elemetal Jewelry

Glitterlimes

gneiss wood

Jumbo Jibbles

Korrupt Label

Lucy & Mabel

Paperflavor

Paradise Rose Shop

Princess Punk

Shannyblewog Designs

The Enchanted Square

Unpossible Cuts

Vendors for the weekend of the 20-21

ABamber

Adorn by Anastasia

Beautiful Jean

Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press

Buluchu

C Rose Designs

Everyday Love/Nidhi Chanani

Flimflammery

Glitter Disaster

Glitterlimes

IMPRESSED by nature

Kira

Le Petit Hat Company

LolitaPop

Paradise Rose Shop

Raw Elements Jewelry LLC

Sparrow and Sundry

Susan’s Sweet Squees

theByrd

The Little Red House

Whooz?

Thank you Maker Faire Jury

March 26th, 2013

Every show we ask people from our indie community to help jury our shows. We do not use any paid staff for this process.  This year we are honored to have the following individuals volunteer their time :

Even Howard

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Even Howard lives to foster creative success among fellow artists and makers. She brings experience as an educator, gallery director, and entrepreneur to creative collaborations and her own crochet jewelry line. “I am forever indebted to my high school art instructor, Mark Sullivan, who taught me that even (or especially) the greatest artists must possess the capacity to manage the complex business of art or, even better, build a network of support for every facet of life around art-making. I found I have a talent for that and am happy to share it and grow it so that more of us can do what we love and love what we do.” Even currently volunteers as Co-Captain of the San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Team in support of a nearly 900 member community united by love of handmade and vintage while continuing to design and create wearable crochet art.

Even’s Web Shop: www.nadene.etsy.com 

Katy Kristin Bowen 

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My name is Katy Kristin, I live by the ocean near San Francisco, and I’ve always made things.

I found a little “Book About Me” I made in school when I was seven, and in it I wrote, “When I grow up, I want to be an artist.”

I remember my dad teaching me how to sew from one of those little hotel room sewing kits. I had found it in a drawer and asked him how you use it. I was pretty little, but that was one of those super important life moments for me. I started sewing all kinds of stuffed animals.

I majored in Fine Art at UCLA, and I spent many years doing claymation and special effects miniatures for film and tv. But I always came back to making the things I loved- toys, dolls, whimsical jewelry and illustrations.

So I started my art and craft business. Now I get to do what I love everyday. If Pippi Longstocking grew up and had a favorite shop, I hope Katy Kristin would be it!

Also, one day I hope to live in a treehouse, a really BIG treehouse.

Katy’s Website:  www.katykristin.com

 

Bazaar Bizness: Our List For Bay Area Creative Entrepreneurs

February 21st, 2013

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2012 Vendor Business Panel at Makeshift Society in San Francisco, Ca 

San Francisco Bazaar has been hosting business and networking events for our participating vendors. We collaborate with local businesses and organizations to bring resources to our vendors and professional development for budding entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve just hatched a business plan or are a veteran crafter we would like to support your dream of building a sustainable business.  This year we would like to extend that offer to everyone in our community! If you would like to hear the news about upcoming business workshops, networking events and relevant news for creative business owners consider joining our new “Bazaar Bizness Series” list. Click the link below to add yourself to our Constant Contact newsletter list.

Sign Up For Bazaar Bizness Through Constant Contact

Congratulations to our Holiday Raffle Winners

January 26th, 2013

Thank you to everyone who contributed or entered our fundraising raffle for the arts! San Francisco Bazaar SF donates funds to organizations around the SF Bay Area that support art and art education to locals. This year the funds went directly to support:

SCRAP SF

SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California. SCRAP breathes new life into old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons of materials heading to landfill every year.

Donations of quality re-usable materials such as textiles, buttons, paper, craft and office supplies, plastics, and wood are collected from businesses, institutions, and individuals then sorted and made available to teachers, parents, artists, and organizations.

The community depends on SCRAP as the place to find all manner of materials for educational programs, creative projects, and their classrooms. By offering low cost supplies, creative reuse workshops, volunteer opportunities, educational field trips,art exhibitions, and more SCRAP gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn and pass on the value of creative reuse.

TURNING HEADS: SWEET DREAMS COOPERATIVE 

 

Sweet Dreams  exposes and trains local youth in the key aspects of operating a small business, using cooperative principles, and facilitating real-world experiences in entrepreneurship.  Meeting weekly, year round members participate in all aspects of Sweet Dreams including: product design, creation and packaging, material and production inventory, bookkeeping,  marketing, and sales. Members have created a business plan, produced a commercial, blog, participated in sales events and public presentations, and conducted market research interviews.  While learning the skills needed to operate a small business, these young female entrepreneurs are successfully marketing their products to yoga studios, boutiques and retail stores in San Francisco as well as on the internet.  Lastly, all members share the profits equally. Sweet Dreams is a project of Turning Heads Project’s Sewing and Fashion Design Program.

THE DJ PROJECT

 

The DJ Project is an arts entrepreneurship, prevention, and employment program built on a hip-hop foundation. It uses music to engage young adults, giving them opportunities to develop in a context familiar to them. Through applied entrepreneurship, audio production, DJing, breakdancing, job readiness training and community service, The DJ Project model is a creative learning experience for the hip-hop generation. The DJ project is a division of the non-profit orgnaization Horizons Unlimited.

Congratulations to RAFFLE winners:

Jen B. of Benicia, CA

Amy P. of Sacramento, CA

Michelle R. of San Francisco, CA

Kelly W. of San Francisco, CA

James H. of San Francisco, CA

Lauren V. of San Francisco, CA

Jane L. of San Francisco, CA

Jack K. of Oakland, CA

Monica of San Francisco, CA

Kate B. of San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bazaar Raffle – Holiday 2012

December 2nd, 2012

The Raffle is amazing this year! Thank you so much to all the vendors who donated!

PRIZE 1
Prize 1

Tickle and smash , BCB Designs , Pretty Snake , String Piglet, Bug Under Glass, Bow and Sparrow, Tessa Kemp, Natalie McKean

Also prize 1

PRIZE 2
Prize 2
3 fish studios, Rose la Mer, Woolbuddy, Pretty Snake, Unpossible Cuts,Villan accessories, Meghan gupta, Beijo brasil, Beastwares

PRIZE 3
Prize 3
Etch Your Heart out, Pretty Fun, Lemonade Handmade, Recover your thoughts, Rosie’s Meats, Enchanted Squirrel, Juilia Lucy, Sunflower poppy, Pepple and fire,

PRIZE 4
Prize 4
Hats and Threads,Woolbuddy, The crafty store, Mocha studios, Jack designs,
Compass rose design, Dorklandia, Bird mafia, Creative ninja, You special rascal, Laura Begley

PRIZE 5
Prize 5
Frogworks,Fish designs ,Emberglass,Slainte bags, Nidhi Chanhi, BUG Under glass,Binary Winter,Feather light, Dragon’s Treasure,Small Gunn

PRIZE 6
Prize 6
Saint and olive, .retool., The heated Napkin, Twisted sunshine designs, Jumbo jibbles, Waite Chase Designs, Art History Nerd

PRIZE 7
Raffle prize 7 San Francisco Bazaar 2012
Blockhead press, Why Girls Go Astray, Sora, Impressed by nature, roman ruby, Mosaic designs by Wenia m-square press,san fran sign co

PRIZE 8
Prize 8
Fluff engine,Body by M,Sora,t-we,kim turner, Natalie mckean, Sunset shutterbug,

PRIZE 9
Prize 9

Seaside press, Blue ribbon salvage
Foreign Spell – niki baker, Tutta cow press,Zelma rose,
Tiny stripes,Enchanted squirrel,Evelyn x,Bedrock pillow,Mothership hackermoms,
Rukus,Pop candy,L Ross designs,

Also prize 9

PRIZE 10
Prize 10

Katy Atchison,Unicorn crafts ,
Blue ribbon salvage , Lanyapi designs, pan’s garden,
miso handmade, nisey knits,

Workshops and Makers at San Francisco Bazaar

November 18th, 2012

Ladies & Gents, Step right up, It’s a Fun House for the DIY inclined! We’re offering a ton of  interactive stations including…

Workshop. will be hosting killer make and takes including LIVE ORNAMENTS, SILK SCREENED WRAPPING PAPER and MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUMS

100 Acts of Sewing is the project of fiber artist Sonya Philip, which through exhibits and workshops aims to increase awareness of how clothes are made and promote the accessibility of SEWING. Visit Sonya and watch her create one of her dresses on site.

Boarding All Rows will be showing attendees how to design and carve a LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT. Take home a special linocut print to remember the San Francisco Bazaar. (Sunday December 2nd ONLY)

Ever marvel at all those lovely letterpress cards and printe at the show? Make sure you visit the San Francisco Center for the Book booth as they demonstate BOOK BINDING and LETTERPRESS

Make adorable MATCHBOX BOOKS with the ladies of Creative Bug

GoGo Craft will show you how to turn a boring, stretched-out old tee with some hardware store washers into a fabulous MOD BRACELET (Saturday December 1st ONLY)

Magnolia Photobooth will be there with their classic PHOTOBOOTH for you to record your memories of our exciting event

Join Rock Paper Scissors Collective as they teach you how to make your own SILK SCREENED SHIRTS

Feeling Competitive? SCRAP will be hosting a BUILD YOUR OWN BIRDHOUSE challenge at their booths! Win prizes and make a sweet birdhouse from upcycled art supplies

Make some POSTAGE THEMED ART with the San Francisco Correspondence Co-op at their Creation Station!

Check out a book at the San Francisco Public Library’s BOOKMOBILE, which is parked right outside our entrance

Join the CHAIN MAIL GANG at The Crucible‘s booth, where they’ll show you how to make some awesome jewelry from this ancient craft!

Tom Foolery will be in the DIY Fun House with their whimsical San Francisco Bazaar themed OPEN-AIR PHOTOBOOTH

Sweet Dreams and Turning Heads will be teaching attendees how to make fleece Tooth Fairy Pillows for children. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult.

When you’ve finished your shopping, eating, and crafting, take your silk screened wrapping paper over to the San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition’s DIY WRAPPING STATION

These workshops and MORE, will be for FREE TO ATTENDEES. Consider showing some love to the folks in the DIY Fun House by shopping or donating at their booths. Most are run by San Francisco non-profits who do good things for our local youth and art community!

Holiday 2012 Nonprofit Organizations and Makers

November 11th, 2012

 

100 Acts of Sewing

About Face

Boarding All Rows

Center for the Book

Creative Bug

Creativity Explored

Fabmo

Go Go Craft

Magbooth

Mothership Hackermoms

Paul Nosa

Rock Paper Scissors Collective

SCRAP

SF Correspondence Co-op

SF Quilters Guild

SF Youth Employment Coalition

SFPL – Bookmobile

SF Zoo

The Crucible

The DJ Project

Tom Foolery

Turning Heads

Workshop SF

 

Find out more about our WORKSHOPs & DEMOs Here

Don’t forget to visit our Craft Vendors!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Gallery

November 9th, 2012

 

.retool.

11:11 enterprises

Bless

Aiko Designs

AlbinoSquid Art

Alchemilla

Amos Goldbaum

Amy Wing Designs

Ana Apple Designs

Andrea Mercado

Animal Instincts Apparel

Argoz

Art and Allegory

As Wood As It Gets

Atelier

Ayu Tomikawa ART

BC2 Designs

Beastwares

Bijoux Belle

Beijo Brasil

Binary Winter/Cody Vrosh

bird mafia

Bird of Virtue

Black Lotus

Bles

Blockhead Press

Blue Ribbon Salvage

Blushie

Body by M

Branch of Life

bo/bo : bohemian bourgeois

Bow & Sparrow Bakery

Brookie’s Bath

brookery

Brown Pigeon

Bug Under Glass

Bugs And Monsters

Buluchu

Bunny Butt Apothecary

By Nieves Natural Body Care

C Westbrook Designs

Candy Deco

Clandestine Press

Compass Rose Design

Continental Knitwear

Creative Ninja

Crows Cloth

Cuddlefish Press

Daily San Franciscan

Dandy

Dandy Lion Press

Design des Troy

Doggy Detail

dorklandia

Doubleparlour

Dragon’s Treasure

Dreamboat Dresses

Drywell Art

Embergrass Jewelry

Emma SanCartier Illustrations

Enchanted Squirrel

Estu Jewelry

Etch Your Heart Out

EvelynX

Ezme Designs

Faerywhere

Feather Light

Feral Empire

field day

fiftyseven-thirtythree

Fluff Engine

Foamy Wader

Folia Design SF

Frances Marin

Frogworks feathers

Gangs of San Francisco

Geekest Link

Glitter Disaster

Gooseberry Press

Granny Panty Designs

Hahns T’s

HAPPYcardboards

Hats and Threads

haunted house of projects

Hilary Williams

Ilee Papergoods

IMPRESSED by nature

Industrial Fairytale

infinitus designs

ink.paper.plate

Intwined

Jakc designs

Jen Oaks Illustration

JFish Designs

Joie Studio Design & Letterpress

Julia Lucey’s Printshop

Jumbo Jibbles

K.M. Knits

Karen Luk Illustration

Katy Kristin

Katzi Designs and Jeynreyn

Kelso Doesnt Dance

KIM TURNER Crafted Art

Kira K Designs

kitchen Ink

Knitted Wit

Korrupt Label

L. Ross Designs

Lady Alamo

Lanyapi Designs

Laurel Begley Ceramics

Le Petit Elefant

Le Petit Hat Company

lemonade handmade jewelry

Lil’ fishy

Linda Donohue Fine Art

The Little Red House

Love and Luck

LOVE NAIL TREE

LUCKY 8 LETTERPRESS

Lulu Deux Millinery

M-square Press

Mac Cutting Boards

Maggie Hurley ~ Whimsy & Whatnot

Magnote Corporation

MAHOOHOO

make pie not war

Mama’s Little Babies

Mangosteen Jewelry

Mantrastyle

Martin Hsu Illustrations

Mary Weather

Maureen Shields

Mission Threads

Mi Vida Creations

Miso Handmade

Mochi Studios

Monkey + Seal

Moore Artworks

Motormouthpress

mr.deadfish

Mr.Funky

Mr.Mito

Neiko Ng Illustration

Neon Sprinkles Studio

Nidhi Chanani Illustration

NinaMade

NiseyKnits

OodleBaDoodle

Ofina

Oopis Nein

Our House Vintage & Design

Pan’s Garden Yarns

Philanthropic Panda

PineBlossoms

Poppyhearts

Pretty Baby Millinery

Pretty Fun

Pretty Snake

Recover Your Thoughts

Ritsuko Hirai

Roman Ruby Botanicals

Rosie’s Meats

Rowdy Baubles

RUKUS

Rusty Noodle Studios

SanFranSignCo.

Sarah Barsness Design

Seaside Press

Secession Art & Design

Sequoia Beauty

SF Etsy

SFHQ

shapes & colors textiles

Sincere Sheep

Skincare by Feleciai

Slainte Bags

Small Gunns

Small Threads

Sora Designs

Squishy Monsters

String Piglet

Studio M.M.E.

Sunflower Poppy

Sunshine and Succulents

SuperSugarRayRay

Sweater Heads

T- We Tea

Tangleweeds

Taxil Hoax

Tessa Kemp Jewelry

theByrd

The Girl and Rhino

The Heated

the poetry store

The Poster List

The Recoverie

The Scarf Moment

SouLighting

The Weekend Store

There There

Thorsson & Associates Workshop

Tiger Munson Tigrefino Projects

tiny sparks design

Tomoko Maruyama

TrilbyMade

Tutta Lou Press

Twine and Tape

Twisted Sunshine Designs

Unicorn Crafts

UsagiTeam

Unpossible Cuts

VAM Pottery

Villain Accessories

Vinyl Frontier

Vivi Kids

Waite Chase Design

Why Girls Go Astray

Wood Thumb

Wolf&Bear Workshop

woolbuddy

Zelma Rose Vintage Inspired Curiosities

Z. E Pangborn – Art of…

3 Fish Studios

M-Square Press

WORLD of JAS

Sweet Dreams Project

Food Vendors

Bay Area Bee Company

Double Dutch Sweets

Madecasse

p.o.p. candy co.

Socola Chocolatier

Saint & Olive

Kika’s Treats

Oaktown Jerk

CocoTutti Confections

Sweet Lauren Cakes

Milton & Small

Nosh This

Little Shop Artisan Box

NerdWallet Seeking Business Owners Feedback

October 18th, 2012

NerdWallet is seeking user testers for our new Indie Coupon Tool which helps indie online retailers share coupons, boost online presence and advertise for free. They need feedback on how to make it better and more useful to store owners like you! Each test shouldn’t take any longer than 30 minutes, and they will take place in person, in their office in SOMA (San Francisco). NerdWallet will pay you $50 per test, and will also provide snacks and drinks. Please contact Rita at rita@nerdwallet.com if you are interested in being a user tester. Thank you very much in advance for your participation.

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