Monday, February 22, 2010

Artisans Gallery Team

From top: ring by Markhed, vest by LoveandKnit, pottery by oneblackbird, clock by PaulaArt,   painting by StudioZen.

As the snowstorms raged and birds clung to our feeders like jewels of life outlined by white death, I dreamed into existence the Artisans Gallery Team on Etsy, in partnership with the talented and intelligent MerrittHyde. Okay... maybe it wasn't quite that simple or graceful, and yes, it took hours and days of endless lists and secretarial prowess (which I possess in scarcity) but in the end I see a team of extreme talent and professionalism that exceeds my original vision. If you visit the team blog or search the team tag, agteam, you will see what I mean!

We are a juried team of artisans of distinction, vetted by peers for excellence in design, skill, presentation, integrity, and customer service. Our team will offer buyers an online experience akin to shopping in a gallery by creating a marketplace of high quality, exceptionally skilled artisans. As an international team, with volunteer translators, we are a network aligned to promote the goals of the Handmade Revolution, to connect and support each other across language and geographic barriers, and to recognize and encourage professional standards and unique artistic voices.

I hope that you will sense, as I do, the individual artistic voice of each member, and find joy in discovering the members of our team.

18 comments:

  1. bravo! happy to be included in your juried list of artisans lee and i look forward to being part of your vision!

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  2. Oh thank you so much for feauturing with my gypsy vest as a team member! I'm so happy and proud to be a part of Artisan Gallery Team!
    LoveandKnit

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  3. how lovely to be included in such a talented group of artists!

    xo
    Marie from Markhed

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  4. Thank you so much for including my painting. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team and everyday I am astounded by the talent of these amazing artisans.

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  5. This is the best-looking team ever :)
    Great job!!
    (StarBags)

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  6. This is such a great team, thanks so much Lee and Merritt for forming it!

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  7. These are all stunning pieces, Lee.
    Wonderful colllection and all the best on the joint venture.
    Beautiful works.

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  8. Lee thank you so much for forming with merritt this wonderful group of artists , i'm so proud to be icluded in.

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  9. I am so proud to be part of this Team and
    really looking forward,
    I got this feeling,
    we all will go really far Together!

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  10. I am so happy to be part of this team with great artists.Everything looks very good.Thank you for your effort!

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  11. Woohoo Lee! So glad to be a part of this team and am continued to be amazed by the wonderful talent of all involved!

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  12. Thank you, Lee! So happy to be part of this team!!

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  13. This team is amazing... so happy to be here!!! Lee you have a way with this blogging thing!!! ~Renee

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  14. Your team is full of such amazing artists. I can just sit and watch the images roll by on the Artisans Gallery blog.

    You and Merrit have created something really special here.

    Good luck!

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  15. Love this team and feel honored to be part of it!

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  17. 要保持更新呦,加油!!!期待你的新文章!!! ........................................

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