Friday, March 28, 2008

Kate E. Austin March Newsletter

Kate E. Austin Newsletter

March 27th, 2008


First things first - Hopefully this isn't coming across as spam. You may have signed up at an art show or event for the newsletter, or perhaps I know you in person or came across your business card and added you to the list. I'll be mailing a newsletter periodically, whenever there’s news to be shared! If at any time you wish to be removed from the newsletter mailing list, reply to this e-mail or write to with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.


w I’ve launched a new shop on etsy called Ivy Teakettle, where I am selling funky chainmaille jewelry and eco-friendly bags made of “plarn” (plastic yarn upcycled from shopping bags – see my blog for a tutorial!). I’m having so much fun making these items! I’m working on getting some of my work into local shops, so keep an eye out for my work when you’re shopping around town!

w I’ve also established regular studio hours – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Of course, my many meetings often conflict with this, so there are exceptions. I’ve got a Google calendar (also on my website under “News”) to keep everyone updated with my schedule, though. Feel free to stop by during studio hours to see what’s new!

w I continue to be busy with North Country Arts Center. We are currently looking for artists and crafters who are interested in our Colors of Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. Be in touch with me or visit for an application!

w I’m also available for custom artwork, custom chainmaille pieces, and web design. See artist Laura Neadle’s website for an example of my work.

w My art blog is still updated weekly, as is the Idiotic Idioms cartoon blog – be sure and bookmark them!


I’m booked right up for 2008! Here’s the list of upcoming events. Keep in mind that I will have some new pieces for each show, so try to make it to all of them so you don’t miss anything!

Kate E. Austin Solo Show at Lake Sunapee Bank

Location: Lake Sunapee Bank, 1995 Route 4, Killington, Vermont

Date: NOW – April 13th 2008

Final Friday Shirt Factory Open House

The last Friday of every month will be an Open House at The Shirt Factory. Stop by to see the studios of artists, painters, potters, stained glass artists, felters, jewelers, fabric artists, pastel artists, woodworkers, and more! There are also shops open – a tea shop, an art supply shop, and a quilting shop, to name a few.

Location: Studio #307, The Shirt Factory, Corner of Cooper & Lawrence Streets, Glens Falls, New York

Dates: Friday, March 28th, 2008

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Kate E. Austin Solo Show at Rock Hill Bakehouse

Location: Rock Hill Bakehouse, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, New York

Date: April 20thJune 14th 2008

Reception: Thursday, May 15th 2008

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Kate E. Austin Solo Show at City Hall Gallery

Location: 42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, New York

Date: July 2008

Reception: Thursday, July 17th 2008

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Kate E. Austin Solo Show at Ridge Street Coffee Co.

Location: Ridge Street Coffee Co., 1 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, New York

Date: August 2008

Reception: Thursday, August 15th 2008

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Kate E. Austin Solo Show at The Glen at Hiland Meadows

Location: 39 Longview Drive, Queensbury, New York

Date: October 2008

Reception: Thursday, October 16th 2008

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm


To register for a class, please be in touch with me

at 353-2121 or

More information can be found at

Class sizes are limited, so reserve your seat early!

All classes take place at the studio, located at The Shirt Factory, Suite #307 (Third Floor), Corner of Lawrence and Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, New York

How to sell your art or craft online

Date: Saturday, April 12th 2008

Saturday, May 17th 2008

Saturday, June 21st 2008

Time: 10:00 am

Fee: $20

This beginner’s class is for the artist or crafter who is finally ready to part with some of their work. We will cover everything you need to know to start up your own online business, including which websites to use, how to use them, describing your work, shipping, shop policies, promoting, networking, and more.

Introduction to Chainmaille

Date: Saturday, April 19th 2008

Saturday, May 24th 2008

Saturday, June 28th 2008

Time: 10:00 am

Fee: $20 Class fee

$25 Materials fee

Learn the basics of chainmaille – how to make rings, where to purchase supplies, and how to put together a stunning matching bracelet and ring in your choice of colors! All materials are included in this class, and you will leave with a gorgeous piece of jewelry you have made yourself! Students are asked to bring two sets of pliers and to reserve their seat by April 5th.

Bookbinding class with Janet Nolin

Date: Saturday, April 26th 2008

(Keep current on the website for May and June dates!)

Time: 10:00 am

Fee: $20 Class fee

$25 Materials fee

All materials are included in this class! Walk in with nothing, walk out with a beautiful handmade journal and all the skills and information you need to make more! Class is led by Janet Nolin of ButterflyGrace Creations.


Hope to see you at one of the classes or upcoming shows!

Please keep the following sites bookmarked as they’re all updated at least weekly: – My website – My online store for my artwork – My online store for jewelry and bags – My blog – Goofy cartoons, updated every Monday




JudyOlson said...

Thanks for sending the newsletter, I linked your blog on mine at I love your handbags.

tangled stitch said...

Love your work and found you through the oh so talented Judy. Wonderfully whimsical.

Kate E. Austin said...

Thank you!