Monday, October 12, 2009

Box Social Holiday Sale!

Arrata Opera Centre

1315 7 Street SW

Free admission
Cash Only

Box Social is pleased to bring you the Holiday Edition of the
Calgary Artist's Market!

The Holiday Artists
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Papier Valise
Giulia Fatica
Christine Norman-Jewelry
Donna Rapp- Photography
Tweet Headwear- Knitted Wears
Laura Sharp-Ceramics
Do-Hee Sung-Ceramics
Amber Hebert-Fine, fine fashion
Serena Wells-Fabric friends and mittens!
The Bee Kingdom-Glass
Nicole Reiss-Handmade Printed Stationary & Textiles
Melissa Pederson-Jewelry
Jen Jacoby- Remix
Joanna Brown-Ceramics
Melvy Sanchez-Knitted Scarves & Hats
Kristi Woo-Urban Fashions
Karen Klassen-Textiles & Illustrations
Deborah McCance - Jewelry
Dawn Saunders Dahl-Mixed Media
Marcia Harris-Jewelry
Mindy Andrews-Ceramics
Colleen Rauscher-Mixed Media/Textiles & Collage
Aura May Carney- Ceramics
Occasional Bloom-Flowers Galore
Amy Victoria Wakefield-Photography
Aviv Fried's Bread...
perhaps the best you will ever have!

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This time around we have moved the event to
the beautiful Arrata Opera Centre that is house in a
beautiful church just off of 17th Avenue in Calgary's Beltline area.

If you would like to participate as an artist/vendor
please contact us at:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Huge Thanks!

A huge thanks to all of those who participated, attended, cheered on the return of the Calgary Artist's Market! For all intent and purposes it was a successful revival that was noted by all of our viewing audience.

For those of you who couldn't make it, these were the artists you missed!

Deborah McCance
Amber Hebert
Laura Sharp
Christine Norman
Joanna Brown
Jodi Sales
Nicole Rehill
Rivet Kitchen
Tara Griffiths
Donna Rapp
Amy Victoria Wakefield
Joey Stewart Kingwall
Aura Carney

For those of you who would like to attend the next Calgary Artist's Market, the next dates fall on December 19 and 20th...Only this time, the event will be held at the Arrata Opera Center in Calgary's Beltline area. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mariko Paterson and Catherine Hein are duly noted in Calgary's finest C-train Magazine! Box Social brings back the Calgary Artist's Market this September 19, 2009. Follow the link to the Artist's Market Blog for up to the date info..

In the mean time, dig that Metro out of your recylcling and check out Page 2...the Tuesday, August 11th edition.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yet another spectacular artist has joined the ranks of Box Social!

Paulette Michayluk of Calgary, Alberta has a number of her T-shirts and tote bags featuring an antique photographic transfer process on our site. In an effort to keep alive some of the tried traditions of photography, Paulette's work demonstrates a most fascinating fusion between old and new, historical and contemporary.

Of course, you can find out more information about Paulette, her practice and purchasing her work through Box Social!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Calgary Artist's Market Application Form!

Calgary Artist's Market
Box Social Application Form

Form Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Notification Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Due to an overwhelming amount of artist interest, we at Box Social have put together an Application Form for those who would like to sell their work and wares at the upcoming Calgary Artist's Market. As there are a limited number of tables available to us, we feel that the form will help us jury for the handmade quality, craftsmanship and reliability of product/objects that Box Social itself strives to represent.The table fee will remain unchanged from the previous market fee of $100 which is payable upon artist notification in late August.

Please note that this jury process will be repeated for each Calgary Artist's Market event and does not guarantee ongoing participation..better to be fair and square.

Fall Market Date:

September 19, 2009
Carpenter's Union Hall in Kensington
10:00am - 4:30pm
More information can be found at the
Calgary's Artist Market' Blog Page as the date draws nearer!
Please do Email us for an Application Form and return it to us by email by the date mentioned above !

Monday, June 29, 2009

Box Social at the Uppercase Gallery Project Room

Box Social emerges from its virtual gallery and online store presence to give you a face-to-face experience this upcoming First Thursday (July 2) in Uppercase Gallery's Project Room. Come meet owners and upstarts Catherine Hein
and Mariko Paterson in person and let them walk you through the website. Also, we will have a few select works by Box Social Artist's on display so that you may experience first-hand some of the great work being made in Western Canada today.

Located in Art Central's Artist Loop of studios located on the lower level, Box Social will also be available for your questions and queries in regards to the Calgary Artist's Market that they will be bringing back this September.


Artists featured in the Box Social/Uppercase Project Room

Tekoa Predika - Woodwork

Martin Tagseth - Ceramics

Scribble Product Design -

Accessories Extraordinaire

Kalika Bowlby - Ceramics

Elise Mullen- Painting

Reagan Cole McLean - Printmaking

Colleen Rauscher - Textiles/ Collage

Mariko Paterson - Ceramics

Of course you can find a few more artists who were just a little busy too exhibit this time 'round on our

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gillian Hillerud... Welcome Aboard!!

Gillian Hillerud is a jeweller practicing in the fine city of Calgary, Alberta whose work can be now be found on Box Social!

While many of her most graceful and delicate pieces start with the notion of line, space and balance, she then incorporates the important concepts of historical precedence, body adornment and personal story telling into each and every piece. Subtle are the messages, images, and feelings conveyed by her wide variety of works. All seem to touch a tangibly, intangible, but all at once "universal" sense of emotion we as humans share. Of her process and work Gillian comments, "Fabricating this work is about creativity through a sculptural object that acquires intimacy through its scale and relationship to the body."

Many pieces utilize the timeless material of sterling silver and then push its properties to their physical limits. Others are much more mixed media oriented and indeed scupltural in feeling as materials such as 14K gold, pearls, mylar, thread and even paper are worked into their amazingly dense beings.

Simply beautiful to look and at behold as objects unto themselves, the final test in any craft based art is to try it on for size. The ability to adorn, bring attention to and complement the most delicate of our body parts has been achieved most successfully by Gillian's works...well done and welcome to Box Social where such fantastic efforts deserve to be featured!

Please do follow the link to Gillian's work on our site:
More of her work can be also be founf through her own site: