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Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops - Amy Smith by Amy Smith
I am delighted to be participating again in the Smithsonian Craft Show, though in this online version for 2020. I am doing my best to share my handwoven scarves and wraps via photographs, but wish you could try them on, swoosh them around your shoulders, feel the drape, experiment with the colors. Thank you for coming to the show, for being willing to try this virtual version, and for supporting the Smithsonian and all the individual artists whose work you see throughout this online event. I am a handweaver designing and weaving fine wearables on the coast of Maine. My inspiration is the world around me. I pay attention. I study tides, shadows, twilight, then create patterns and color gradations to capture the flow of light all around me -- and wrap it around your shoulders. Do I ever succeed at translating these inspirations into textile? Of course not. And that’s all right. It’s a scarf; it’s not an ocean wave. I weave with skill, joy, and an open heart. My island studio has three non-computerized 8-shaft floor looms – simple yet sophisticated tools. I weave wearables exclusively in Tencel, an eco-friendly fiber made from wood pulp (primarily eucalyptus) in a closed-loop manufacturing process with low environmental impact. This strong fine yarn that has a natural luster and is a pleasure to weave. On my loom, I turn it into fabric with a marvelous hand, lovely drape, and enticing color play – a pleasure to wear. My pieces aim to be fascinating up close, to catch your eye, and look great from across a room, to catch someone else’s. All my designs are worn by any age, any gender. All the pieces are washable. They are light enough to wear in hot climates/seasons, yet soft for snuggling into in the cold. They can be worn as dramatic statements at grand events (or ZOOM meetings) and for everyday delight and comfort. Thanks again for coming to the show and if you’re ever in midcoast Maine, contact me for a studio visit. Or share the view at my windows on Instagram @amysmithbluefeetstudio I am one of 100 artists selected to be part of the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show, hosted this year on Bidsquare. To learn more and see the full list of participating artists, click here. Read more
Amy Smith



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Terms & Conditions

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2020 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer. Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale. 1. Sales Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final. 2. Billing and Payment Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, a 3% service charge, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars. 3. Collection of Property After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason. 4. Representations or Warranties Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale. 5. Information Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at 6. Time and Duration The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), October 13, 2020. The sale ends on October 25, 2020 at 11:55pm.