Artisans & Authors Marketplace

What is Marketplace?

The Reunions Artisans & Authors Marketplace is an opportunity for Reedies in the food, beverage, craft, and literary industries to showcase and sell their work to the Reed community. Guests can taste wine and spirits; sample food from local Reedie-owned establishments; purchase jewelry, cosmetics, and crafts; and get an autograph from their favorite Reedie author. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building.

We do our best to make the event accessible to all Reedie entrepreneurs, particularly those who are just starting their careers or trying a new venture. Unlike other markets and fairs, Reunions Marketplace vendors are not asked to pay for table space, and we provide most set-up needs (such as tables and linens). We are anticipating about 400 attendees. We want to make Marketplace more successful and accessible than ever before, so this event is on us—no entry fee for attendees.

For Purveyors: Things to Know

Kiki Hawley ’16, the 2017 Reunions Assistant, is your contact person for all Marketplace questions and concerns. She can be reached at or 503/517-7865.

To do before June 10

  • Register for Reunions! You can do that here. General registration is free.
  • Sign up to be a purveyor here, if you have not already done so. Please make sure to include a cell phone number so that we can contact you the day of the event if need be.
  • If selling alcohol, look out for an email from Kiki regarding OLCC permits.
  • Make your product! If you are providing free samples, please bring as much as you are comfortable with. It’s okay if you run out before 3:30 p.m.
  • If you need to process credit cards on a smartphone or tablet, please note that cell phone service may be inconsistent in the Performing Arts Building; however, you should have reliable access to WiFi. An ATM is available in the basement of the Gray Campus Center across from the bookstore.

Day-of Timeline

  • 12 p.m.–1 p.m.: Vendors arrive and set up*
  • 1:30–3:30 p.m.: Marketplace is open!
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Vendors pack up

* Parking is available in the West lot. Vendors are encouraged to utilize the 15-minute parking outside the west entrance of the Performing Arts Building to drop off supplies.

A map of table locations will be available here closer to the event date, when most purveyors have signed up.

Who Will be There

(Keep checking back; we will update this page as more folks sign up!)

Peter Abrahams ’77
Woodcrafts (bowls, utensils, and small sculptures)

Cherie Atiyeh ’79: Cherie Renae Studios
Books, cards, and prints

Stephanie Banka ’97: ila blu
Handmade jewelry

Lucy Bellwood ’12
Comics, Graphic Novels, Prints, Postcards, and Book Arts

Bradley Blickenstaff ’11: Rainy Day Mushrooms
Fresh cultivated oyster and lion's mane mushrooms; backyard king stropharia grow kits

Elly Blue ’05: Microcosm Publishing
Books and zines

Priscilla Carlson ’78: AFEW Reflections
Hand-crafted photo greeting cards, prints, matted prints

Amber Michelle Cooke ’92
Greeting card designer and author of What the Faeries Left Behind, Defense Mechanisms, and Night of the Victorian Dead, Book One: Welcome to Romero Park

Kimberly Damio '10: Portland Black Lipstick Co
Natural cosmetics, both modern and historically inspired; body care; perfumes

Anne Marie DeStafano ’92: Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Samples from the summer cocktail menu

Arini Esarey ’05
Nature-based art: custom, hand-crafted books, portfolios, papers, and enclosures. Archival book and paper conservation.

Claire Rudy Foster ’04

Author of I’ve Never Done This Before

Michael Gibbons ’84: Papa Haydn East
Portland-famous desserts, including one made exclusively for this event. All proceeds to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Andrea Glaser ’07
Illustrations and original prints

Irene Hartzell ’60: Kids Like Learning LLC
Author of A Wizard’s Guide to Study Skills

Georgia Kirkpatrick ’08: Sylvania
Clothing, accessories, and home goods in original prints

Christian Lee ’07: The Rambler
Signature cocktails

Helen Lessick ’76
Canopy: On Helen Lessick's Trees, a catalog exploring the artist's recent works with the lives and times of trees; essay by Victoria Ellison, Reed '78

Scott MacLeod ’85: World University and School
Author of Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin

Jehnee Rains ’93: Suzette Crêperie and Bar
Fresh mint chip ice cream sandwiches, gingersnap and local rhubarb sorbet sandwiches; and sweet crêpes made to order with lemon curd or Oregon hazelnut-chocolate spread, topped with fresh strawberries

Claire Ramey ’13: Ramey Wine Cellars
Wines by Ramey and Sidebar

Elise Roberts ’99: Enlightened Bugs
Greeting cards and photo prints of Oregon bees

Joseph Robertson ’07: Coffee Lovers Magazine
Fresh-brewed coffee, the magazine, and Coffee Lovers merchandise

Mai Lon Ross ’85: Sweet Day Cotton Candy
Organic and custom flavored cotton candy

Michael Schein ’76
Author of Just Deceits: A Historical Courtroom Mystery, Bones Beneath Our Feet: A Historical Novel of Puget Sound, John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away, and A.B. Bard's The Killer Poet's Guide to Immortality