LVPGC 27th Holiday Marketplace Keeps the Holiday Shopping Local

Sep 26th, 2012

Allentown, PA – The 27th annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show will take place November 5 to 6, 2012, at the Swain School in Allentown, PA. The show will feature more than 40 local artisans associated with the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC) along with selected others, each offering handmade high quality art and fine craft that is made within the greater Lehigh Valley area. Artisans will be on hand to discuss their work as they offer jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, photography and a variety of art for sale. The show runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday November 5 and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, November 6. Admission is $3.

“We’re in our 27th year of showcasing the best in handmade gifts to the Lehigh Valley,” says showchair person Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning. “Our jurying process allows for only exceptional artisans from our local area to gather in one place so discerning customers can buy America’s best gifts for family and friends this holiday season.”

“We fit every budget and every need,” says Sears, citing works ranging from $5 handmade cards and wooden tops for kids turned on site, to finely crafted wooden bowls, gold and sterling silver jewelry, and hand-woven clothing.

Proceeds from admission go toward the LVPGC student award fund. A coupon for $1 off admission is available on the Guild’s website  at

LVPGC is a one of 14 local chapters of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. The Guild is a nonprofit organization founded in 1944 to encourage the practice of and nurture excellence in heritage and contemporary crafts. The Lehigh Valley Chapter supports artisans in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas through monthly meetings in Bethlehem, PA, grants, and the annual Holiday Marketplace. For more information see and


Among the artists featured in this year’s Marketplace are:

Buffy Albright, Quilling, Macungie, PA,

Margaret Almon and Wayne Stratz, Mosaic and Stained Glass, Lansdale, PA,

Jean Anthony, Fine Jewelry, Riegelsville, PA

Chuck and Linda Arkens, Woodworking, Hatfield, PA

Loretta Belac, Pottery, Quakertown, PA

Nuria Chicken, Fairies, Parkesburg, PA,

Joan Dunham, Theorem Painting, Glenside, PA

Carolee Fegley, Fiber, Zionsville, PA

Dave Fegley, Shaker Boxes, Zionsville, PA,

Mary Fritz, Polymer Clay Sculptures, Reading, PA

Paul Grecian, Photography, Quakertown, PA,

Trisa Haisma, Wooden Boxes and Functional Items, Philadelphia, PA,

Patricia Halsey, Jewelry, Paoli, PA

Jon & Susan Harrington, Fine Woodturning, Bethlehem, PA,

Jacqui Hartranft, Seat Weaving, Zionsville, PA

Carol Heisler, Quilts, East Norriton, PA,

Chris Hornaman, Photography, Allentown, PA,

Theresa Hutt, Stoneware Clay Jewelry and Ornaments, Boyertown, PA

Svetlana Howells, Jewelry, Allentown, PA,

Kimberly Klein, Fused Glass, Bethlehem, PA

Val Kobrin, Native American Style Flutes, Nazareth, PA,

E.J. Stephan Krall, Knitting, Catasauqua, PA

Deborah Powell Kramer, Stained Glass, Kempton, PA

Carolyn Lagler, Lampshades and Band Boxes, Zionsville, PA

Chris Murray, Wildfowl Sculptures in Wood, Phoenixville, PA,

Kim Ost Stramara, Sterling and 14K Jewelry, Orwigsburg, PA,

Aline Pepper, Felted Figures, Hangings and Purses, Dublin, PA

Ralph Pritsch, Woodcarving, Coopersburg, PA

Wilhelm Schmidt, Turned and Carved Wood, Allentown, PA

Jan Schmoyer , Handwoven Wearables, Breinigsville, PA

Brad Sears, Fine Woodturning, East Stroudsburg, PA,

Judith Snyder, Dried Flowers, Birdsboro, PA

Barbara Talijan, Off Loom Beadweaving, Bethlehem, PA,

Cynthia A. Underhill, Landscape Photography, Bethlehem PA,

Denise Wilz, Redware Pottery, Green Lane, PA,

Elysse & Joss Yocum, Sandblasted Glass, Allentown, PA,

Ed Youtz, Turned Wood, Emmaus, PA,