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Silent Auction supports Cancer Foundation

Silent auction supports the pediatric cancer foundation, One Mission.

Participate in a silent auction at our February show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. When you do you will support  American-made artists and kids and their families through cancer.

Here are the details:

Learn more about One Mission at

Market Square’s wholesale show in Valley Forge/Oaks, Pennsylvania will run […]

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Artist Demo: Pewter making.

Preserving the tradition of pewter making.

Makers of pewter, Thomas and Patricia Hooper of Missouri, established ASL Foundry in 1995. With a love of pewter making, they create tableware, household and personal items with original designs inspired by tradition, mythology and folklore.

Artisan demonstration.

The Hooper’s will demonstrate their fine craft of pewter making at 11 a.m. on […]

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Artist Demo: Furniture, hand-painted.

Hand-painted furniture by Dan and Marlene Coble.

Artist, Dan Coble will demonstrate painting his unique, early-American style furniture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Market Square Shows in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

The artistry of Dan and Marlene Coble.

Dan Coble and his wife, Marlene, have been making one-of-a-kind paintings on antique, vintage and […]

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Artist Demo: Stenciled Floor Cloths

History-inspired floor cloths by New England stencil artist.

New Hampshire stencil artist Michele Hollick will demonstrate her talent and skill of history-inspired stenciled floor cloths at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 6th during Market Square Shows at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Stenciling pattern on a floor cloth from the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, […]

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Artist Demo: Finely-Crafted Pottery

Techniques and creative inspirations of SJ Pottery.

Sue Skinner and Joe Jostes of SJ Pottery will demonstrate the making of their unique pottery at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 6th during Market Square Shows at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Their limited production studio in Salesville, Arkansas is dedicated to aesthetics, craftsmanship and function of each piece […]

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Color of the Year – 2017

What color will be popular this coming year — 2017?

This quick guide will help you to see the top selections of various paint companies from the past few months. 

PPG – Violet Verbena

For starters, PPG immerses you in their process of narrowing the field to only one color for the year.


Sherwin Williams – Poised Taupe

“Earthen brown […]

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Artist Demo: Vintage Holiday Ensembles

Artist creates nostalgic holiday ensembles.

Christopher James of Christopher’s Creative Designs will demonstrate his unique talent of creating vintage holiday ensembles at 2 p.m. on June 14 during Market Square Wholesale Shows at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Host of the television show “Just Imagine with Christopher” and author of two best-selling books, Christopher will give buyers […]

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Artist Demo: Handmade Folk Art Dolls

Learn the art and history of making dolls.

Denise McQuinn of McQuinna’s Cupboard will share the rich history of folk art dolls and demonstrate her craft of doll making at 2 p.m. on June 13 during Market Square Wholesale Shows at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Handmade folk art dolls by McQuinna’s Cupboard.

Denise and […]

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Pottery Demo: Clay Sculptor and Potter

Pottery with a new twist on tradition.

Maine native Richard Johnson creates unique wheel thrown pottery jugs and clay sculptures adorned with clever faces and folk art embellishments where no two are alike. He will demonstrate his work on Monday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Market Square Shows in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Johnson and his wife operate […]

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Artist Demonstration: Weaving by Loomination

Weaving with a minimalist look and vintage touch.

Leanne Tremblay of Loomination will demonstrate weaving her handmade textiles at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Market Square Shows in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Hand woven modern textiles by Loomination.

“Our work is inspired by traditional weave patterns and antique textiles,” says Leanne, who is the […]

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