What being a chicken or rooster can do for you…
Just   Us   Chickens   is   a   co-op   that   has   been   in   Kittery   for eleven    years.    Over    those    years,    friends    have    been made,    money    has    been    made,    and    best    of    all,    this gallery   has   provided   an   attractive   storefront,   open   six days   a   week,   staffed   by   a   member,   run   by   members and    kept    aesthetically    pleasing    to    the    public    by    a talented merchandiser. At    JUC    we    have    two    levels    of    membership    and    two levels   of   commissions   from   sales.   A   full   member   works the   desk   4   half   day   shifts   per   month.   Commission   rate is    75%    and    a    full    member    is    expected    to    attend monthly   organization   meetings   and   take   on   a   job   in the      management.      (housekeeping,      publicity,      tech services,   event   coordinator,   all   the   usual   to   help   run   an organization.    )    A    part-time    member    does    not    work, receives   a   60%   commission,   is   encouraged   to   attend   an annual   meeting   and   attend   occasional   show   openings for   guest   artists.   ALL   members   pay   $20   a   month   dues that   helps   defray   the   costs   of   rent,   utilities,   supplies, advertising, fixtures, accountants and social media.
Being   part   of   this   team   exposes   everyone   to   new ideas   and   connections   that   extends   the   knowledge and     opportunities     for     individual     artists     in     the art/craft   world.   New   work   is   subject   to   a   jury   that insures      quality      and      individualism      in      product diversity.   For   many   of   us,   it   has   been   shows   and fairs,    using    the    co-op    as    a    backup    for    income. Others   prefer   the   day   to   day   of   having   a   gallery   for very   little   financial   input   and   do   a   few   shows   where they   get   customer   feedback.   It   works   both   ways.   If you   are   looking   to   connect   with   fellow   artists   and be   part   of   the   team,   come   in   and   speak   with   our members. We are always looking for new talent. JUC    is    an    LLC,    files    a    tax    return    every    year,    and provides   artists   with   all   the   paperwork   needed   for the   Internal   Revenue   Service   if   commissions   exceed $600.
The Artists
Ann Soto Jewelry - Beaded annsoto@gmail.com
Ashley Heffron Fused Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Fabric Boxes heffron.ashley@gmail.com
Barrie Munro Hand-carved & Painted Shorebirds, Cheeseboards w/ oil finish, Serving Boards w/ moisture resistant finish. lbmunro@aol.com
Bob Boudreau Scratchboard Art Scratchboard Prints & Notecards scratchboards@yahoo.com www.bobgoudreau.com https://fineartamerica.com/artists/robert+goudreau
Cindy Sauve Doll Clothes, Painted Rock Houses, Tea Bag Folding & Pressed Flower Cards rcmsauve@aol.com www.workshopbythefire.com/
Elaine Goodwin Fused Glass Jewelry elaine.joy@comcast.net
Ellen Minnehan Knitted Animals esksem@gmail.com
Ellie Kirkpatrick EBK Designs Hand Painted Canvas Bailing buckets & Small Paintings ellie@ebkdesigns.com www.ebkdesigns.com
Jane Ansaldo-Church When Nature Speaks Art Photographer, Sea life creations such as Wreaths, Collage, Angels and Fish using natural materials J.ansaldo@comcast.net
Linda Ruksznis Fabric Artist, American Girl Sized Doll Clothing (18”) lruksznis@comcast.net
Lindy Morgan Felted Birdhouses Vases, and other Items lhorton155@gmail.com
Marianne Janik Callie b. Jewelry marjanik@msn.com http://www.callib.com/about.html
Martha LaFleur Embellished Boxes & Art Pins created with found and repurposed objects as well as original design work mlafleur45@gmail.com
Mary Carter Basket weaver & Fabric Bags mjcarter.me@gmail.com
Nancy Donovan Author of children’s books: Oscar the Herring Gull & Marissa the Forest Spirit Beachtreeatthec@comcast.net
Nancy Frick Textile Artist nancyfrick@comcast.net
Nodrog Alpacas Alpaca Mens & Women's Wear info@nodrogfarms.com www.nodrogfarms.com
Pat DeGrandpre - Deg Designs Multimedia Artist working with Driftwood, Painted Pottery, Abstract Basketry and Knitted hats pdeg@comcast.net
Rachael Schilling Payne Alpaca Mens & Womens Clothing  rschillingpayne@gmail.com www.facebook.com/rachael.schillingpayne
Sarah Butler Hand Knit & Felted Baby Booties, Scarves, Toys, and other items. butlerws@yahoo.com
Sharon Sevland Soy Massage Candles, Body Scrubs, Beard Balm info@dewcandles.com
Sofia Selden Shibori Silk and Woolen Scarves selden45@yahoo.com www.joyoussilks.com
Susan Bates Hand formed and forged sterling silver, bronze, copper and aluminum jewelry and wire wrapped sea glass susanb3000@gmail.com
Wolfgang Ertl Paintings in Pastel, Oil and Acrylics woertl@comcast.net www.wolfgangertlart.com
info@justuschickens.net 156A State Road, Kittery ME 03904 207-439-4209 Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30 pm
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Just Us Chickens Gallery is an artist co-op where all the unique art work, crafts, and cards have been locally hand made.
Christina Perri Leather Jewelry mcp6360@aol.com