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Design a Tote Contest

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Create an original design or tagline for Community Energy Project‘s new reusable tote bags! Winners will receive a free bag featuring their design that’s filled with conservation materials. Your design should be square and should have enough resolution to print 9×9 clearly. The design should be family-friendly, and must be either black and white or two-color. Please email if you would like an electronic version of our logo. Community members, volunteers, and staff will vote on the designs. The winners will receive a tote filled with conservation materials with their design and tagline on it.

Please mail your submissions to: or bring to Sherrie Smith at 422 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211. Deadline: 3/31/09.

(Note: This opportunity was taken from the Regional Arts Commission web site.  collage and DIY Lounge are not responsible for any incorrect content related to this posting.)

Handmade Nation

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Feast your eyes on a fascinating indie craft documentary that will be playing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Show Times: Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 4, at 12 noon at the museum. Get your tickets now before they sell out.  Purchase tickets

Friday: Join director Faythe Levine for the Northwest premiere of Handmade Nation, the documentary companion to the book Handmade Nation. Tickets to the Northwest premiere include a Handmade Nation tote bag filled with crafty goodness. A brief Q&A with Levine will follow the screening. Doors open at 7 pm. Please enter at 720 NW Davis Street, 2nd Floor. ($25)

Saturday: Join director Faythe Levine for a screening of Handmade Nation. Doors open at 11:30 am. A free panel discussion with director Faythe Levine, Susan Beal, Jill Bliss, Kate Bingaman-Burt, and Garth Johnson will follow at 2 pm. Participate in a Crochet-a-thon with artist Mandy Greer from 4 to 6 pm. ($10)

Also, Sunday April 5th is Crafty Wonderland’s third birthday and the director of Handmade Nation, Faythe Levine, will be there signing copies of her book.  We hope to see you there!