Reedie Artisans & Authors Marketplace

What is Marketplace?

The Reunions Reedie 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 9 from 12—3 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 individuals attending. We want to make Marketplace more successful and accessible than ever before, so this event is open to all registered Reunions attendees.

For Purveyors: Things to Know

The Reunions Assistant, is your contact person for all Marketplace questions and concerns. Please call 503/517-7865 to get in touch.

To do before June 9

  • Register for Reunions! You can do that here. General registration is free.
  • Sign up to be a purveyor here; the deadline is May 10. 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 Sabrina 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 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, we anticipate that you'll have reliable access to WiFi. There is an ATM is available in the basement of the Gray Campus Center across from the bookstore.

Saturday, June 9, Timeline

  • 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Vendors arrive and set up*
  • 12—3 p.m.: Marketplace is open!
  • 3—4 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.

Last Year's Alumni Purveyors

Dave Baxter ’87: Glass by Dave
Unique, hand-made stained and fused glass pieces

Don Berg '12: Attitutor Services
Author of Most Schools Won't Fit and Education Can ONLY Be Offered

Elly Blue ’05: Microcosm Publishing
Books and zines about empowerment

Mai Lon Brosseau '85: Sweet Day
Fresh, gourmet, organic cotton candy

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

Grace Covill-Grennan '14: Fieldmouse Fiber
Hand spun yarn and hand dyed wool roving

Kimberly Damio '10: Portland Black Lipstick Co
Natural cosmetics, body care, perfumes

John Daniel '70
Author of several titles, including Gifted and Winter Creek

Arini Esarey '05
Nature-based art, custom hand-bound books (unique and limited editions), and book repairs

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

Carol Fredrick ’83: Stone Griffon Vineyard
Wine. Awesome wine.

Amelia Hard '67: artist's hand studio
Affordable hand-fabricated earrings and pendants in brass, copper, and aluminum

Aria Joughin '13

Maya Kini '00: Maya Kini Jewelry
Jewelry, made by hand in 18k gold, silver and raw stones

Georgia Kirkpatrick '08: Silvania
Hand-made clothing, accessories, and home goods featuring original screenprints from 1950s Peru

John Laursen ’67: The Northwest Photography Archive
Author of Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957

Scott MacLeod '85: Academic Press at World University and School
Author of Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry and Naked Harbin Ethnography

Gary Rogowski '72: Director of the Northwest Woodworking Studio
Author of Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction

Beth Sanders '80: The Draft and The Vietnam Generation
Documentary about men who faced being drafted to fight a war they opposed

Steven Z Schwartz '88: Meantimes Press

Author of Zen Odyssey and The Boy Who Cried Wolf's Art of Sight

Dawn Seymour '80: Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design
Knitwear and accessories, yarn, reflective yarn

Theressa Silver '93: ArgentGal Designs
Knitting patterns

Susan Sokol Blosser, MAT '67
Author of Gracious & Ruthless and The Vineyard Years: A Memoir with Recipes

Gay Walker '69: Wildwood Graphics
Artist's books