Friday, October 31, 2008

Meet Matthew Porter and win a calendar!

Meet Matthew Porter. Leave a comment here with your contact info for your chance to win a calendar! UCU- When did you start your business?
MP- December of 2002.
UCU- What is your favorite craft supply?
MP- Wood. All my paintings are done on wood so I head out to Home Depot about once a month and stock up!
UCU- Where do you sell your work?
MP- Bluebottle Art Gallery in Capitol Hill, I co -own the gallery with my wife.
Frank and Dunya in Fremont
Fancy in Belltown
LunarBoy Gallery in Astoria
The kids stuff at: Clover, Bootyland, Pop Tots, Retroactive Kids, Happy Planet Toys
A bunch of web sites and I also participate in group shows. I have one in LA in December and 1 in Florida in November.
My web sites as well - &
UCU- What is your favorite part of doing big shows such as UCU?
MP- Getting to see how people react to my work. I sell mostly through stores so I don't very often get to see the direct reaction from my customers. Also it is great to talk to other vendors and get that community feel.
UCU- Most anticipated "hot item" at your booth this year?
MP- Monkey World 2009 Wall Calendar. Each month features a different scene in Monkey World and it also comes with a cute coloring calendar for the kiddies or maybe just keep it for yourself! [gallery]

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