Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Junk Bonanza Peeps: Part 1!

Junk Bonanza loves to see smiles on the face of its happy attendees!
JB is the place for peeps!
Whether they're carting their peeps...
...or hugging them, Bonanazans love to see each other as much as the great junk!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fabulous Booths of Bonanza, Part 2!

 More great booth setups from our amazing Junk Bonanza vendors!
 Enjoy the visual feast!
You can find the first installment here!
 Without further adieu, some more booths for you:

More great shots to come!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Great Stuff, Again!

 Pure junking goodness abounds at the Bonanza!
 We've got a ton of great shots for you, today and in coming days and weeks!
 Please enjoy your visual tour!

More great junk to come! Want to get in on the action? The show goes on today at Canterbury Park until 5 p.m.!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Fabulous Booths of Bonanza: Part 1!

 We love the fabulous eye our Junk Bonanza vendors bring to their booths!
 Take a look at some of what we shot before the Thursday open!
 We'll be sharing more in coming days!

More great junk to come!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Twas the Night Before Bonanza...

A reprised and revised poem from the Bonanza archives!
(Can you find the new stanza?!)

Twas the night before Bonanza;/
Throughout Canterbury Park,/
Hustle and bustle continued/
Well into the dark!/

When finally, the Ki Shop was totally stuffed/
The masking-taped floors were polished and buffed/
Vendors were finished with gilding their spots/
The building stood silent, awaiting the lots/

Of Early Bird shoppers, and then all the masses/
Of vintage love-lovers, brandishing passes/
To enter this heaven, the World Series of Junk!/
Then leave oh-so-happy with it all stuffed in their trunks!

A new Expo Center replaces "the tent"/
With amenities including a "ladies" and "gents"!/
Joining the great Bloody Mary's you'll find at the bar/
is the "Happy Junker" sangria in a cool Mason Jar!/

We can't wait to see you! It's all oh-so heady/
Annie Sloan Unfolded stands at the ready/
To pass on some tips re: amazing Chalk Paint®! /
The Bonanza is rocking' (sedate it just ain't!)

Fabulous vendors! Even more fabulous swag!/
And three days to enjoy it, lest your energy lag!/
So get ready to shop and to smile and to laugh/
And Happy Bonanza from the entire JB staff!


Art of Junk Contest: The Winners!

The numbers are in! We've got winners in the Art of Junk contest!
The judges were unanimous in praising the work of these amazing 11 finalists!
Don't miss our gallery on the 2nd floor of the Main Building!
*1st, $500 Carter Averbeck of Omforme Design
"Walk-Sit Chair"
It is amazingly comfortable!
*2nd, $350 Suzanne Theisfeld of Objects & Art
"Metal Dress"
Difficult to believe this is tin when you look at how it flows!
*3rd, $150 Lee Anderson of Histories
"Victory Dance Hall Sign"
It's got moving parts, a light and plays boogie-woogie!
The Junk Bonanza sends its thanks to all of the amazing artists -- in no particular order -- who created these wow-worthy pieces!
* Ben Mueller of A Vintage Parcel
"The Heart of the City"

 Terry Kerr, independent
"Soldier Boy Lamp"
 *Rick Murphy of Rick's Sculptures
"Bennington the Dog"
 Mike-Janet Brown of Treasures and Trash
 "Gas Pump Cabinet"
 *Paul Larson of Limited Primitives
"On the Handlebars"
Sara Smith of s.a.r.a.
Gretchen Morrison and Becky Schuster of Eclectic 887

"Alvin, Ethel and Elmer"
*Mary Andersen of Vintage Pixie
"Radiant Miss Bella"
The gallery is so large, we have to look at it in one...
...three shots!  

Our panel of judges loved your work!
Each fab piece was judged in the overall categories of originality, craftsmanship, materials and overall impression of the piece, with several sub points. The judging scale was 1 to 5 in each category, 
Thanks to our judges: Barbra Nei, Lisa Roberts, Bruno Bornzstein, Alicia Lacy, Tim Luke and Scott McGlasson.
Do visit the Art of Junk gallery at the Bonanza to check out these amazing entries! The photos don't do them justice.
We hope you'll be seeing lots of these stickers when you do!
Vive le junk!