SEMINAR: Holiday Market Vending: Tips & Tricks for Success

Sharpen your holiday vending and marketing skills. Listen to our small business and retail experts share their tips and tricks on how to make the most of your time and money at table selling events. You will leave with resources in hand for holiday craft market vending.

Gain insight on how to:

  • Build your Holiday Booth: Including what to bring, before show prep, set up dos + don’ts. 
  • Sell your products: Prepare with pricing your work, selling tips
  • Craft a Winning Application: Including application dos + don’ts.
  • Follow up with leads: Prepare with how to travel to shows out of town

We will wrap up the evening up with a panel discussion.

Meet Your Presenters


Crafty Wonderland:

Cathy Zwicker and Torie Nguyen started Crafty Wonderland in April of 2006 as a monthly craft sale at Doug Fir Lounge. The event quickly gained popularity with both shoppers and vendors, and has grown to a twice-yearly market featuring 250+ artists from all over the country selling their own handmade work in a 60,000 sq. ft. hall at the Oregon Convention Center. The holiday art + craft market brings in upwards of 20,000 shoppers over two days. Crafty Wonderland also has a retail shop in downtown Portland that features handmade work from 200+ Portland area artists. Cathy and Torie are both crafters themselves and experienced craft show sellers as well!




Meet your Panel

Jenny Tiffany of Automatte and Jenny Tiffany Illustration and Design

Jenny  is a freelance illustrator & designer living in Portland, OR. Her greatest source of inspiration comes from vintage ephemera and nature. She shares her home with her wife, 2 cats, and 9 chickens. She is  also co-owner of housewares company Robot Candy established in 2002.

  Ryan and Lucy Berkley of Berkley Illustration

 Ryan and Lucy Berkley, are a husband and wife art and business team from Portland, Oregon. Ryan is a self-taught illustrator best known for his detailed drawings of sophisticated animals in addition to his pop culture and comic-book influenced art. Lucy manages the business aspects of our operation as well as doing all photography and writing the stories that accompany our animal characters. She is also a master list-maker and brainstormer.

They started selling their signature animal prints on in 2007 and we’ve been developing our animal collection while expanding our client base ever since. Their clients have included Nike, Etsy, Land of Nod, Wired Magazine, Patagonia, Urban Outfitters, Discovery Channel, Rizzoli Publishing, Marriott, and Audubon.

Jenn Hill of Chet and Dot

Jenn runs Chet and Dot and co-owns Robot Candy. She lives in Portland with her little family, a sweet kitty and 5 silly chickens. You can find her at and

Event Details

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    Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR
    43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR

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