Saturday, June 27, 2009

it's official...

i just received my early american life magazine....directory of traditional american crafts 2009 - hang tags...i was thrilled when i began to tear open the large envelope knowing goodies were inside...


beautiful magazines, hang tags, and a letter of acknowledgement into this elite group of american artists...




if you hadn't read my earlier blog about the directory, i'm happy to add some information about this license that i can proudly claim for a year...






the directory of traditional american crafts is where you need to go shopping if you are looking for top notch crafts - for these artists have been accepted through a tremendous judging process by...oh, just let them explain it:




"The Directory of Traditional American Crafts is an honor bestowed on a handful of artisans who work in traditional media, styles, and crafts, an award that singles out their work as the best now produced in America today. Each year a jury of museum curators, collectors, and other authorities selects the work of the top traditional crafters working in America to be honors and listed in the Directory, which appears in Early American Life magazine."




"An artist who has been selected for the Directory has had his or her work thoroughly evaluated by a panel of experts. They have graded the artist's work as showing a mastery of the chosen craft, a mastery that represents the top of its individual field and may even be suitable for museum display."




"This jurying assures you not only of the top-notch skill involved in making the work but also its historic integrity. The work included in the Directory is either an accurate reproduction of historic work or an original interpretation of a historic style that is entirely consistent with its historic roots. But to assure this high-quality work is not mistaken for an actual antique, the Directory requires all work to be hallmarked."



boy, that was much easier, and they certainly said it better! but this is a great site for you to go to and find some artists work that you might want to collect...this is the art that will passed down through your family for many generations...so whether you are looking for fine furniture, baskets, floor coverings and decor, this is the place you can go and be assured that you are receiving the finest quality available from american artists...




here is their link: early american life directory - (and the next time you receive a game board from me you will notice it proudly wearing it's new tag!)


to see more of my work, click this link: www.dallisongameboards.com





1 comment:

AnneWitt1 said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved honor, Diane.

What exciting plans do you have for your July 15 birthday?

Anne