WFCR (New England Public Radio) • A conversation with Linda Post • October 10, 2014 Looking Back At Twenty Years Of The Paradise City Arts Festival -- 'Fall foliage is nearing its peak in much of western Massachusetts.
That could mean more weekend tourists in the area, something the organizers of the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton are banking on.
The arts and crafts fair is celebrating its twentieth year this weekend. Linda Post speaks with Henry Epp about how the event, and the art, has changed over the last two decades.'
WWLP Channel 22 News aired live from the Festival • October 13, 2013 (video, updated) Paradise City Arts Festival begins in Northampton by David McKay
-- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) - Large crowds helped welcome the Paradise City Arts Festival back to Northampton for its 3 day Columbus Day weekend run...'
WGGB (ABC40) aired live from the Festival • October 11, 2013 (video) Paradise City Art Festival at Three County Fairgrounds -- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Paradise City Art Festival is in town for Columbus day weekend.'
Radio Podcast aired on both WRSI & WHMP • October 10, 2013 James Kitchen at Days End and at Paradise City by Monte
-- 'One of the Valley's premier sculptors on the human condition and on Paradise City Arts Festival...'
Springfield Republican, MassLive.com • October 9, 2013 Paradise City Arts Festival begins 3-day run on Saturday by Keith O'Connor
-- 'For the past six years, the award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival = which opens its doors on Saturday and runs through Columbus Day - has held a themed 'show-within-a-show' enjoyed by visitors and exhibitors alike.'
masslive.com • October 9, 2013 5 Great Reasons to Attend Paradise City Arts Festival by Lee Chambers
-- 'The Paradise City Arts Festival unfolds at the Three County Fairgrounds
October 12-14 and offers something for everyone. Whether you're a
devotee of the arts or a curious browser, there are exhibits that will delight you....'
Bostonglobe.com, Travel: Here, There, and Everywhere • September 28, 2013 ARTS FESTIVAL IN NORTHAMPTON by Necee Regis
-- 'Need plans for Columbus Day weekend? For live jazz, festive dining, arts galore, and more, head to the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton for the Paradise City Arts Festival....'
The Crafts Report • February 2013 Paradise City's Marlborough Show Celebrates 15 Years Show Enters 2013 as one of America's Top 10 Arts and Crafts Fairs - by Dennis Piotrowski
-- 'Drawing artists from California to Colorado and
every state in New England, Paradise City has become a destination for imaginative home furnishings.
...the show is a go-to source for designers and a shopper's paradise for homeowners...
35 booths showing 2-dimensional art and 20 sculptors provided a variety of
original art. The event also attracted some of the nation's finest jewelers and designers of wearable art,
with custom work a specialty.
The Boston Globe, Magazine section, November 11, 2012 '5 things to do in and around Boston this week' -- 'Get an early jump on your holiday shopping, or pick up one-of-a-kind trinkets for yourself, at the Paradise City show in Marlborough.'
WGGB Channel 40 - Springfield, MA, October 6, 2012 Out of the Ordinary at the Paradise City Arts Festival -- 'NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) –The crowd looks on in amazement, treated to something
they've never seen before at Northampton’s Paradise City Arts Festival, live glass blowing.'
Proclamation • City of Northampton, October 2012 American Craft Week, October 5-14
-- The City of Northampton Massachusetts officially recognizes American Craft Week, Paradise City and the 'creative economy'.
The Crafts Report, July 2012 Just Being Practical - Functional Artists Flourish at Paradise City -- 'Over the years, Jo, Ken and Sam have been participating
in Paradise City shows (www.paradisecityarts.com) with great success. They have
each developed a loyal following of collectors/buyers who anticipate their new designs...'
Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 24, 2012 Paradise City Arts Festival Returns to Northampton for Memorial Day Weekend by Steve Pfarrer
-- 'Elizabeth Ryan will bring her detailed jewelry there for the first time.
Edith Hunsberger will take her luminous paintings to her familiar booth.
And Kurt Meyer will return for the first time in years,
this time with not just his tiles, boxes and other ornamental wood designs but his new line of handmade furniture...'
AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, February 27, 2012 'AmericanStyle Announces the 2012 Top 10 Arts Festivals, Ranked by Readers' -- 'Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the eighth time among
the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, once again as the #3 art fair in America...
'Paradise City's Marlborough, Massachusetts show has jumped in at the #6 place in 2012... it has been highly acclaimed for its
extraordinary quality, selection and diversity by the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and the New York Times.'
Metrowest Daily News • 30 Local Boston Newspapers, March 17, 2012 Treasures from the Paradise Festival by Chris Bergeron, WickedLocalArts
-- 'Marlborough - Since jobs will be the big issue in the coming elections, here's your chance to support local artisans by treating yourself to a hand-dyed felt hat,
stylish wooden eyeglass frames or maybe a sculpted mahogany keepsake box...' Read full article on wickedlocal.com
Boston Globe • boston.com, March 15, 2012 Events: the week ahead by Milva Didomizio, Globe Staff
-- 'Wild and wonderful PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL. Both form and function are celebrated
at this event featuring 175 national artists... the show offers something for everyone. This year's special exhibit 'Wild Things!' focuses on animals in art and design...'
Read full article on boston.com
Paradise City Press Release, October 2011 Google Taps Paradise City Furniture Artist -- 'Google, the internet powerhouse, has selected the Modernist chairs of a Massachusetts artist to
adorn their new corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA.'
Channel 22 News, 'MassAppeal' • October 6, 2011 Paradise City Arts Festival 2011 by Ashley Kohl
-- Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art.'
AmericanStyle Magazine, February 2011 'Fairest of Them All' by Jennifer Clary
-- 'The Paradise City Arts Festival aims to show the work of the nation's
very best craftsmen and artists. And year after year, AmericanStyle readers agree...'
AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, February 28, 2011 'AmericanStyle Announces Top 10 Arts Festivals, Ranked by Readers' -- 'Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the seventh
time among the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, this year as the #3 art fair in America.'
Rainy Day Magazine, December 2010 Rainy Day Destinations (online 'zine)
-- 'With Thanksgiving over, the Holiday shopping season has officially started. We got an early
jump when we spent a day at the Paradise City Arts Festival....this
festival features works at a level of artistry and craftsmanship much higher than the typical fair...'
Read full article on rainydaymagazine.com
boston.com • Globe-trotting, October 2010 Paradise City Returns to Northampton by Kimberly Sherman
-- 'Paradise City Arts Festival is a nationally recognized show of art, fine crafts, music and food...'
AmericanStyle Magazine, February 2010 2010 Essential Guide to Fairs and Festivals by Claire Patterson Blome
-- 'Our readers weighed in on their favorite shows in AmericanStyle's sixth annual
Top 10 Fairs and Festivals competition, and the results are in...' Paradise City is #3! • spr10amstyle-top10.pdf (550k)
Press Release: AmericanStyle Magazine, February 24, 2010 Paradise City Arts Festival in 'Top Five for the Sixth Time -- 'Baltimore, MD -...Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts secured its place for the sixth time among the Top Ten Arts Festivals nationwide, this year as the #3 art fair in America...'
Crafts Report, February 2010 Regional Profile • 'Experimental Creativity' by Linda Post
-- 'This issue highlights the art of
jewelry design, and it seemed a natural step to talk with several jewelers, specifically those in the large craft scene of New England...'
The Boston Globe and boston.com Travel Desk, November 17, 2009 The jewel in the crown of craft shows posted by Kimberly Sherman
-- 'Shoppers beware. Paradise City 'is back in Marlboro, Mass., this weekend...'
Boston Globe Magazine, September 2009 Artsiest Foliage Weekend -- 'New England is famous for its fall color...The best way to take in the vibrant landscape is to seek out a new adventure.'
Crafts Report, February 2009 Craft Scene • Paradise City Arts Festival -- 'Paradise City Arts Festival was founded in 1995 by a painter and fiber artist with ambitious visions...'
The Artful Mind, August 2008 Celebrating Art with Linda and Geoffrey Post by Kerry O'Keefe
-- An interview with Linda and Geoffrey Post about their lives as artists, business owners and administrators of Paradise City, and their life as a couple in the midst of it all.
Commonwealth Journal Podcast, May 2008 Radio Interview with Linda and Geoffrey Post with Janis Pryor
-- 'Janis Pryor converses with Founding Directors Linda and Geoffrey Post about the history of Paradise City, its philosophy and more...'
(15 minutes, 9MB MP3, play below, or right click link to save)
KYW1060 'Philly Scene' Podcast, April 2008 Radio Interview with Linda Post with Karin Phillips
-- 'Friday March 30, KYW community affairs reporter Karin Phillips toured [Paradise City Philadelphia] at the Armory in University City before its opening with show founder Linda Post.'
(25MB MP3, play below, or right click link to save)
AmericanStyle, February 2008 Issue
AmericanStyle 2008 Essential Guide to Fairs & Festivals Paradise, and More...
-- '...Paradise City Arts Festivals have finally broken through to the 2008 top spot. The consistent AmericanStyle
reader favorite is known for introducing new, frequently offbeat, artists...' --by Claire Patterson
americanstyle_feature.pdf (16mb, high speed connection recommended)
AmericanStyle Press Release, December 14, 2007 Paradise City Arts Festivals Climbs to the Top AmericanStyle Readers Reveal America's Favorite Art Fairs & Festivals -- 'Baltimore, Md. (December 14, 2007) - After two years in second place, the Paradise City Arts Festivals
have earned the top spot in AmericanStyle magazine's 2008 Top 10 Fairs & Festivals readers' poll....' --by Daniel Waldman
Paradise City Press Release, July 1, 2007 Good Night and Good Luck! -- Northampton, MA - July 1, 2007 - Hundreds of Murrow Society members and friends of WGBY, Public Television for western New England,
attended the 2nd Annual Paradise City Arts Festival preview event...'
From Hartford Courant CAL, May 24, 2007 An Arts and Crafts Paradise... 'Paradise' Found by Korky Vann
-- 'Artists and attendees refer to it as an 'elite' craft event.
AmericanStyle magazine has named it one of the top five craft shows in the country....'
From KEY to Philadelphia, March 26, 2007 'Jewel of Craft Shows' Moves to the City by Marc Kaplan
-- 'This is not your typical art show. It is not another
gallery opening its doors ........This is a
fair - a juried fair of fine and functional art.'
Paradise City Press Release, February 23, 2007 GSCVB Names 2007 Spotlight Award Recipients -- 'Pioneer Valley, MA - February 23, 2007 - The Howdy Awards Committee of the Greater
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) has selected Geoffrey and Linda Post,....'
From the Boston Globe, November 16 2006 Fine and Finer Art by Denise Taylor, Arts Columnist
-- '....visitors to the Paradise City Arts Festival tend
to wander the aisles in awe of the visual banquet before them....'
WGBY Press Release, April 2006 PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVALS ARTWORKS AIR ON WGBY; ONLINE AUCTION OF
DONATED ITEMS TO BENEFIT PUBLIC TV STATION by Charley Rose
-- 'Superior handcrafted works by America's top artisans can be seen on WGBY, public television for
western New England, beginning Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. when 'WGBY Presents The
Paradise City Collection...'
AmericanStyle Magazine Press Release, October 2005 AmericanStyle Magazine Readers Name 2005 Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals by Daniel Waldman
-- 'Baltimore, MD -- October 25, 2005 -- 'AmericanStyle magazine announced the results of its second annual Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals readers' poll today.....
2. Paradise City Arts Festivals...' • 2005top10.pdf (100k)
Springfield Republican, October 15, 2005 Dressed Up For a Cause
-- 'Guests dressed to the nines Oct. 6 at a black tie/black bra event at the Hotel Northampton. The event was 'Kick Off Your Bra!'
and served as a benefit for the Breast Form Fund and a kickoff for the Paradise City Arts Festival.
The fund provides uninsured and underinsured women post-mastectomy prostheses and bras...' koyb-repub.pdf (1.7mb, used with permission)
Yankee Magazine, October 2005 New England's Finest ('New England Today' section) by Lucille Rines
-- 'On Columbus Day weekend, the Paradise City Arts Festival in
Northampton, Massachusetts, brings together artists of all kinds to
exhibit their work. Here are some of our favorites...'
c05yankee.pdf (450k, used with permission)
WGBY Press Release, June 2005 Paradise City Partnership Raises Over $21,000 for WGBY by Melinda Rose
-- ''Springfield, MA -- Thanks to the generosity of Founding Directors Geoffrey and Linda Post
and many Paradise City Arts Festival participating artisans,
the festival held May 28, 29 and 30 raised $21,543 to benefit WGBY...' • wgby-pcafpressrelease.pdf (90k)
The Crafts Report, April 2005 10 People to Watch in American Craft
by Stephen Davis, Bernadette Finnerty and Heather Skelly --
'....TCR wanted to focus on those individuals
who show promise of becoming future leaders and pioneers in the industry....
Geoffrey and Linda Post have enjoyed creating, collecting and promoting crafts for 30 years.
They are the founding directors of Paradise City Arts Festivals, a venture they began in 1995
...' • 05apr_craftsreport.pdf (2mb, used with permission)
Home and Design, March 2005 Looking Ahead section -- Paradise City Valley Forge listing in this monthly home decorating magazine, a supplement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, includes substantial color images...
American Style Magazine, October 2004 Festivus Maximus - American Style readers cast their votes for the country's top art fairs and festivals by Karol V. Menzie
-- '5. ...Two artists, Linda and Geoffrey Post, founded a festival 10 years ago in Northampton, Mass., as an edgier kind of show to mix the "functional with the fine."...'
Crafts Business Magazine, July 2004 Finding an Oasis at Paradise City by Monique Holloway --
'On an unseasonably cold, wintry April weekend in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, those in-the-know
could find sanctuary at the second annual Paradise City Arts Festival...'
Business West, October 2003 Making of a Masterpiece by George O'Brien -- 'The Paradise City Arts Festival has become a twice-a-year tradition in Northampton drawing 20,000 people from across New England and beyond...
But the name Paradise City has also become a successful brand....' pcaf-businesswest.pdf (2.5mb)
Arts Media, Sept. 2003 Posts Hold Up Paradise by Leon Nigrosh -- 'Paradise City. The name alone conjures visions of beauty filled with wonderful things to taste see and hear....'