Exhibitor Spotlight: Julie Hammer

Oct 23, 2019, 12:31 PM

We're excited to have Julie Hammer joining us at this year's Holiday Boutique. Julie is an artist who specializes in creating custom artwork for clients, especially portraits and home portraits. She primarily paints with watercolor and acrylic, but also works in other media, including pen & ink, pencil, colored pencil, digital art and graphic design.

Before you see her at booth #538 get a sneak peek at what she's bringing to the show in our brief interview below. 

Q. Describe your products.
A. I am an artist from Lawrence, Kansas. My original watercolor & acrylic paintings are available as unframed or framed matted prints, stretched canvas prints, and art blocks. Many of my images are also available as packaged note cards and greeting cards. I have also created wood plank signs and ornaments featuring my original artwork. Each of my designs are available in different sizes with various options. My themes include Collegiate, Christmas, Floral, Landscape, Still Life and Home Portraits. My various products are perfect for your home decor and make great gifts! Check out my website to see my current artwork and read my blog! When you subscribe to my mailing list, you will receive a 20% off discount coupon for your first order! Here's a list of my various products: • Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings • Unframed & Framed Matted Prints • Stretched Canvas Prints • Art Blocks • Note Cards & Greeting Cards • Wood Plank Signs with Original Artwork • Holiday Signs & Ornaments with Original Artwork

Q. What are your best tips for the holiday season?
A. Keep first things first and don't allow the pressures of the season to stress you out! Family & faith are more important than having the perfect holiday!

Q. What are your featured items this season?
A. I have a new line of original art wood plank signs and holiday ornaments! All of my products feature my original artwork!

Q. What’s your best holiday shopping advice?A. Start early! I love it when I happen upon a perfect item for a loved one, and can tuck it away until the special holiday!

Q. What’s your favorite part about being in this holiday show?
A. This is my first time to exhibit in the KC Holiday Boutique, and I am super excited to be a part of this show! I have exhibited my artwork in Art and Craft shows for many years, but this will be a first for this type of show. I am so excited to connect with new people and share my artwork with them!

Q. What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
A. The Holiday 

Q. Is there anything else you think folks should know about your business?

A. I have loved artwork all my life! My mom was an artist and art teacher, so I grew to love the creative process from an early age. I pursued my love for art, receiving an art degree in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas in 1983. A few years later, I shifted my emphasis from design to painting. Through my paintings, I attempt to capture my interest in family life and the beauty of God's creation. I like to use bright colors, pay attention to detail and incorporate scriptures and sayings into some of my pieces. I enjoy meeting people and find that I grow as a person and as an artist as I gain insights through connection with new people!

The Holiday Boutique is coming to the Overland Park Convention Center November 14-17, 2019. With hundreds of vendors, Julie Hammer, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list. Buy your tickets online and SAVE $2