PhoenixJury

phoenix art & craft fair jury

Meet the jurors for our Phoenix Spring 2016 Fair!


Rachel Malloy, Owner of Bunky Boutique

Q: Tell us a little about yourself & your background in the arts & crafts world:

My name is Rachel Malloy and I own Bunky Boutique, a neighborhood shop that has been a Phoenix staple since 2007. Bunky specializes in blending well known lines along with local and indie designers and artisans. I live in downtown Phoenix, love spending time with my husband, enjoy reading, exercising, coffee shops, drinking tea, writing and traveling. The ocean waves on a cold day make me feel alive and the energy of cities makes me feel connected to all of humanity.

 Q: What/who is your biggest inspiration?

My Uncle Tim has been my biggest inspiration since I was a child. He taught me that if I can dream it, I have the capacity to fulfill that dream. He was an incredibly talented dancer and choreographer and he will always inspire me to walk through the fears that come with being vulnerable and taking creative chances.

Q: How did you get into your position in the arts & crafts world?   

As a shop owner, my job is to curate a collection of products that are innovative and unique. I have had the honor to develop relationships and partnerships with local artisans and see their growth and the growth of the arts and crafts world in Phoenix as a whole. 

Q: Tell us about a few favorites of yours: Weekend activity? Food? Color? Animal?

Favorite weekend activity - drinking tea and reading the NY Times with my husband Jim

Favorite color - burnt sienna

Favorite animal - kitties

Favorite Broadway show - Hamilton the Musical

Favorite people - my team Bunky family: Lauren, RC, and Ashley

Q: What do you love most about the handmade movement?

The people I have met and have had the privilege to work with!  They are hard working and have just the right combination of grit and vulnerability to stick with their passions. I admire anyone that has a vision and knows that one of the most important things to creating a peaceful world is to do the thing that makes you feel joy!  

Q: What is most important feature in an artist’s application for you?  

Authenticity. Being a buyer for the past 8 1/2 years has given me a keen eye for knowing when someone's creation is authentic to their vision and self.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in being a part of the Jackalope Arts jury?

I'm looking forward to seeing beauty and art from a whole new perspective and to get inspired by the bold creativity of the Phoenix arts and crafts community.

Q: Where can we find out more about you?

http://www.bunkyboutique.com/about/

https://www.instagram.com/bunkyboutique/

https://www.facebook.com/visitphoenix/videos/10153754105704717/


Lindsay Viker, Founder of Couture in the Suburbs

Q: Tell us a little about yourself & your background in the arts & crafts world:
I’ve been blogging for years now about fashion in Arizona, and have recently expanded into the local art and culture scenes as well. I’m constantly inspired by all the artisans that emerge from Arizona, and have a true passion for sharing their craft with the world through Couture in the Suburbs.

Q: What/who is your biggest inspiration?
Creators are my source of inspiration. I love people who can create something out of nothing which is why I have equal appreciation for artist’s and entrepreneurs.

Q: How did you get into your position in the arts & crafts world?
I began Couture in the Suburbs when I was in college as a way to discover the local fashion industry around me. With the recent expansion into art, I hope to make Couture in the Suburbs the single online destination for learning more about the local industry here in Arizona.

It’s a self-appointed position, but I get validation every day through the audience that comes and enjoys the content my team and I feature on the website.

Q: Tell us about a few favorites of yours: 
Favorite food: Oregano’s pizza
Favorite color: black
Favorite drink: sugar-free vanilla latte
Favorite local destination: Phoenix Art Museum

Q: What do you love most about the handmade movement?
The passion from the artisan that can be felt in every product they create.

Q: What is most important feature in an artist’s application for you?
The process they use to create the piece. I like to know what is going into the product that makes it so special. I think the story is a great selling point for customers as well!

Q: What are you most looking forward to in being a part of the Jackalope Arts jury?
Finding more local artisans to inspire me, and hopefully feature on Couture in the Suburbs!

Q: Where can we find out more about you?

CoutureintheSuburbs.com