Tag: Creative Makers

Laughing Owl Press: Personalizing art through letterpress printing

Andrea and Joe Lanich started Laughing Owl Press in a two-car garage in New Jersey, selling on Etsy. They have since traded in their jobs as an architect and engineer to move home and open a storefront in the Pennsylvania Wilds, counting themselves among the approximately 200 larger letterpress printers in the United States.

Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple: Producing one-of-a-kind sweet treats with maple syrup

Rachel Courtney is the owner of Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple. Her interest in maple production was piqued at a young age after having a positive and delectable experience hanging out with a local maple producer.

Wilds Cooperative members can sign up for PA Wilds Marketplace, Makers Market

You MAKE things in the PA Wilds. Here’s an opportunity to SELL them! The PA Wilds Makers Market is an online exhibitor event on November 4, which features products only found in the Pennsylvania Wilds on ShopThePAWilds.com.  Register by August 31 to participate!

From Construction to Woodturning: How Scott Gnan Found His Niche

After three decades in the construction field, Scott Gnan found his passion in a similar craft: woodturning.

WCO Creative Maker applications due by September 18 for 2023 Fall Jury Review 

Monday, September 18, 2023 is the deadline for artisans creative professionals to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Spring Jury Review. Basic Level Creative Makers are also eligible to be re-juried.

Explore PA Wilds made products, services, branded goods and local shops in the 2023 Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking for unique and authentic products from the Pennsylvania Wilds? Do you want to support local artists, makers and businesses in this beautiful 13-county region? Check out the 2023 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, a free digital resource that connects you to hundreds of creative entrepreneurs and their amazing offerings.

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest The finalists have been announced for the 2023 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest, in which local entrepreneurs will compete in a pitch contest for the chance to win $50,000 to develop their small business! In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and with funding…
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Artwork by Lynn Kibbe: Scratchboard artist intricately depicts animals, nature

After painting for 20 years, Lynn found her art in an online forum. She’s since been doing scratchboard art for about five years. 

Innovators invited to apply for 2023 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, chance to win $50,000

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. Applications due April 18, 2023.

WCO Creative Maker applications due by March 20 for 2023 Spring Jury Review 

Monday, March 20, 2023 is the deadline for artisans creative professionals to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Spring Jury Review. Basic Level Creative Makers are also eligible to be re-juried.