Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Way We Work, National Archives Trunk Show

I am very excited to have been invited to this event at the National Archives. This will be my first ever show on the Mall in DC! I'll have a representation of my preserved botanical work that compliments their National Park collection. There won't be a huge display, I have a 3" space for my necklaces, earrings, rings, a few other one of a kind pieces.

You can find more information about the US National Archives here:


Inspired by New Deal arts projects, which put artists to work and promoted American art and culture during the Great Depression, “The Way We Work” trunk show will feature the work of contemporary artists for sale at affordable prices.

There is going to be a lunch hour film program in the National Archives' William G. McGowan Theater Friday, December 2 will highlight Works Progress Administration short subject films.

Support the work of today's American artisans and the mission and programs of The Foundation for the National Archives, while shopping for meaningful gifts this holiday season!

This Weekend, Too! Merry Mart

Merry Mart is a unique craft show featuring a diverse mix of art and craft from Baltimore and beyond. BEST's own Jen Menkhaus of The Littlest Bean and Allison Fomich of Tigerlillyshop helped to organize and run the event again this year!

This is a warm and fuzzy indoor show that showcases local Baltimore talent with unique handmade work. Shoppers will find one of a kind gifts, clothing, handbags, plushies, felt accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids toys, mixed media, amazing jewelry, and great art! If you are looking for unique items that will be remembered and appreciated for years to come, don’t miss this show. Shop local and expect to find great gifts at this handmade marketplace this holiday season!

You can find the vendor list and preview here:

As always, it will be held at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on December 4th, 2011, from 11am-5pm.

Holiday Heap 2011 this weekend!

Only 4 days until the CharCity Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap, and we can hardly wait!

This year's fair will have 60 of the best local and national crafters, as well as a yarn-spinning demonstration by Three Ravens and a raffle to win a huge basket full of goodies by supporting Arts Every Day! Check the CCCM blog to see vendor interviews and raffle basket sneak peeks.

GrrChe, a local food truck, will be outside for lunch and snacks.

Check out the vendors beforehand by visiting the vendor page. The show will be held on December 3rd, from 10am to 5pm inside St John's Church at 2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21218.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Emporium Collagia, Fells Point Indie-pendant Business

In the spirit of Small Business Saturday, I thought I would post about one of my favorite small shops in Historic Fells Point, Emporium Collagia. The owner is an artist with a distinct eye for the unique. She has been a fan of my electroformed pieces for a while and always has a nice array of necklaces to choose from! This holiday season, I am so very excited that she is offering her shoppers my new bronze collection!

Proprietor and Aritst Luana Kaufmann has a beautiful little shop at 1732 Thames Street along the waterfront strip in Fells Point. Her unique collage art prints are on display and for sale tucked in amongst an exquisite collection of hand picked interesting home goods and gifts from everywhere! Her store is a collage, in it's own right, it's always fun to see what new items she has to offer.

If you are looking for a special item, you can find a great selection in her tiny storefront. There are super fun surprises in every nook. I am happy to encourage you to support Luana and her eclectic adventure. Shop locally, pop in and see what special gift you leave with!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Urbanite and my Upholstery

I have been focusing a lot of building different parts of my businesses over the last year. You may have seen my red chair upholstery ad in Baltimore's free publication: Urbanite Magazine.

The studio is filling with furniture that needs to be redone. I'll be updating you on all of that stuff as new pieces come through the studio. I'll have lots of before and after shots to inspire!

Don't forget to connect with me on my Allison Fomich Upholstery page!
Stay tuned!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Calling all Friends and Fans!

In the spirit of the holiday I am thinking of all of my beloved friends, fans, and loyal customers over the years and I want to give back! I'll be doing some giveaways over the next few months and am excited to offer a peek into the studio more often with a newsletter that will be sent out every other month.

You can sign up for the behind the scenes newsletter by clicking here, just fill in the form and I'll send you a 10% off coupon to my Etsy shop!

Over the next few months, I also want to give a little shot in the 'ol arm to this little blog and my photos on my Flickr page, get better at connecting on Twitter and Tigerlillyshop Facebook AND on Allison Fomich Upholstery Faceboook. Yes it seems like a lot to do, but I miss my online community! Let's reconnect!

More galleries, gift shops, and brick-and-mortar stores are carrying my jewelry work. I feel like my hard work is taking me on a slow meandering successful road. I am feeling good about the upcoming season.

I hope to see many of you at my holiday craft shows, maybe we can even connect with a personal studio visit!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Art Under Glass 2011

This was my display in the Tropcial Greenhouse. My jewelry just looked right in there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rawlings Conservatory Exhibit, 3rd Annual Art Under Glass

Allison Fomich, BEST's own Tigerlillyshop will be dipping her toes back into the fine art world this weekend. Appropriately, it will happen in a place close to her heart, the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore.

This is the first time my Tigerlillyshop jewelry line will be exhibited in a fine art setting. I'll be a small part at the 3rd annual fine art exhibit showcasing some of Baltimore's most talented artists. I am very excited to be in a show with the likes of April Wood, John Ruppert, and Joyce Scott!

Visiting the Conservatory a few weeks ago, I met with some of the master garden staff. They generously gave me cuttings and snippets of specimen growing in the various rooms. I have been working on some pieces that are informed directly by the Conservatory's plants. The botanical garden has been a great place to be inspired. I can't wait to show these art pieces, a really new experience for the line!

11:00 am – 12:30pm - Brunch with artists and preview exhibition
$100 per person
reserved tickets

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Art exhibition and sale with refreshments
$30 per person in advance
$40 at the door

Patrons can buy tickets here.

Participating artists:
Gloria Askin • Lindsay Bolin • Loring Cornish • Mark Eisendrath • Kevin Fitzgerald • Allison Fomich • Edmond Hardy • Christine Neil • Joe Kabriel • Giselle Kolb • Barbara Z. Lipman • Ursula Marcum • Edmundo Ortega • Megan Schneebaum • Joyce Scott • Steve Stannard • Soledad Salame • John Ruppert • April Wood

Station North Art Festival, Baltimore with Babes

The other day, our wonderful school art teacher Ms. Laura Embereson, pulled me aside in the hall to tell me my daughter will have work on display at this event, and that there will be awards given out like a real art show! I had never heard of the event before, but it sounded intriguing, especially since our daughter's self portrait will be on display. The exhibit is called Aimed for Purpose, very appropriate for a student show.

Thinking back to my own childhood, this event sounds like similar exhibits I showed at. I am artist, who was once a child who enjoyed making art. I remember when my parents encouraged me and my talent, exposing me to events and exhibits like this. A child feels a great sense on accomplishment and pride when they see a piece of their own artwork in an exhibit, out there in the world. I can't wait to share this day with her!

Location : Across from Station North Thrift Store, 1400 Greenmount Ave.
Time: Saturday May 14th, 12-4pm

For more info: Adopt a Block Inc.

Station North Art Festival (SNAF) is a program that is run through Adopt-A-Block, Inc. that involves East Baltimore schools and school-aged children who submit artwork based on a pre-determined theme that is always positive and community based. We collect the artwork from individuals and teachers, it is judged by professional artists, and the top 3 students and top school are awarded several prizes.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Upholstery Update

Well, exciting news! We have decided to take our upholstery business to the next level! After much deliberation, we have decided to take out an ad in the Ubranite, one of Baltimore's free monthly magazines.

I think we will be reaching a broad audience across the city that appreciates handmade and supports local businesses. Hopefully the ad will make an impression. It is a small ad in the back, it will be in the "Marketplace" section. But I think we will have a striking graphic that will attract customers.

After 13 years of word-of-mouth business, we are ready to really push the business to grow. So, here we GO!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baltimore Bride Feature

My work was featured in Baltimore Bride this month! Super excited to be photographed among some of the most talented crafters in Baltimore.