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Welcome to our Secret Santa-ing group. Names were drawn on Dec. 6. What to do next:

  1. Open that email and you'll find out who you will be sending your gift to. 
  2. Go to that person's link on and leave them a message. If there is not a mailing address ask them to add it to their page. Send a cheery greeting.
  3. Decide on a gift. This is not about $$. It is about sharing your creativity, your art, some cool object that is handmade. Baking cookies is fine too. It's about community. 
  4. Put your package in the mail by December 17. 
  5. Leave comments below if you have questions AND post your gifts with photos if you can. There will be a prize for the most creative response. A highly respected juror will choose the winner.

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Happy holidays to all my friends in Art Fair Land!

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Everyone who signed up has been sent an email that looks like this:

Hi Connie Mettler,

The draw for Art Fair Insiders 7th Annual Secret Santa has taken place! Check to see your drawn name and their wish list using the link below.

Prevent double gifts by checking off the gifts you'd like to give. The person who created the wish list won't see the check marks and you can do that for all wish lists in your group.

Check your drawn name

Have Fun!

Be sure to click on "Check your drawn name" to find your partner.

As an artist I want something that is handmade, something that represents "art" and I don't mean cookies.... Just trying to be honest. I didn't think it was even a question I should ask.

Hoping this works.  Here is my picture from Oscar which arrived yesterday.  It’s beautiful.  Oscar is it a print of a photo or a print of a painting.  My family is debating!!


Lovely ~

Oh my land-your gift is absolutely breath-takingly beautiful! Okay, what is Oscar’s last name? would love to visit his site....

Ann Marie, this is his page.

His photos are exceptional.  The way the light hits that flower is stunning.

My Secret Santa is Don Hyson of Illinois. He said the top part wood is yellowheart, and the bottom is spalted maple. They are more beautiful in person than they are in the picture.

The wood grain looks like imagery ~ Very Cool ~

Very nice!

Thanks for posting, Roxy.


Don, I put on my Instagram, and it already has a bunch of likes.

Really beautiful ... jealous!


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