The Schedule for Winter Arts

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We have a  schedule for the day for Winter Arts! This schedule, as always, is subject to change and we will adjust it for activities as they change.  For any questions, please contact winterarts@calafia.org.

Schedule of the day:

8:00 am- Doors open
8:30 am- Open for set-up: Competitor and Display set up is open
10:00 am- Opening Court and Welcome to Winter Arts
11:00 am- Opening performances and Morning Classes open
12:00 am- Dancing- Performance by European Dance Guild, followed by Open Populace Dancing; Sausage Competition

1:00 pm- Lunch provided by Don Avenel- $8
2:00-3:30 pm- Bardic Competition and Afternoon Classes
3:30 pm- Court
5:00 pm- Off site

Lunch (There will be 50 lunches available; cost is $8)

cold peas in vinaigrette
cold asparagus tips in orange vinaigrette

vegan Chickpea soup
chicken and fennel soup

cheese stuffed beef roulades
turkey and currant meatballs
baked eggplant with herbs and garlic
fried crookneck squash with hazelnut basil sauce

raisin custard tarts
pumpkin ricotta tarts
vegan and gluten free apple, almond, and pine nut tarts

Happening during the event:

**Our yearly fundraiser! We are accepting donations for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. For a wish list, please visit http://www.animalcenter.org/donate/goods.aspx. We are having a friendly little competition to see if the Cat People or Dog People are more generous! The most donations for Cats or Dogs, will have an extra bag of food donated to their respective species!

**It’s time to turn in the very last design for the Calafia Scrapbook Quilt Competition! There will be a display of all of the past winners and the populace will be able to vote on the last piece, picked up at Leif Erickson, before they are all whisked away to become a beautiful quilt.

**The Provisioner’s Guild is hosting a Sausage Competition!

The details are as follows:

There will be a sausage competition at Winter Arts on Dec. 5th, hosted by the Provisioners guild. If you are interested in competing, please bring 3 to 4 links or patties along with your recipe to the event and sign up with Christoffer Decshel (I’ll mostly be in or near the kitchen). The “lysts” will close 15 minutes after the opening announcements. When you sign up, you will be told when you will be alloted space to prepare your entry. There is only one entry allowed per person. There are no requirements as far as size, casing, or variety. Your goal is simply to put your best sausage forward.

Your judges are Baron Guy (Michael Bilderback) , Parlane of Glenord (Maxwell Adam Diamond), and a mystery judge recruited by the Baron (honestly, I just forgot who it was).

Winter Arts is coming, December 5th, 2015

 

bodl_douce93_roll163b_frame14b Greetings, good Gentles. Barony of Calafia’s Winter Arts is coming, December 5, 2015. Winter Arts is a wonderful opportunity to see all that the artisans and creators of the fair Barony of Calafia have been toiling over for the past year. This event is also when we will choose our Baronial Arts Champion, Children’s Arts Champion, and the Baronial Bardic Champion!

Join the Barony of Calafia to celebrate artistry and friendship at Winter Arts! It’s the Yuletide season and we will be bringing the warmth of the holiday to our annual arts event. Our event is indoors, so the populace may don their most festive revel attire! We will be holding Yule themed activities alongside the Arts and Bardic activities and competitions, and the Provisioners Guild will be hosting a sausage competition (details to TBA)! The guilds of Calafia will also be setting up displays.

Interested in competing for the Arts Champion or Children’s Arts Champion of Calafia? The Calafia Arts Champion is a compilation of all period appropriate works completed in 2015 by one individual. The Children’s Arts Champion is the competition for the younger folks in our Barony. Anyone ages 16 and under can compete for the Children’s Champion.

DSC07718.ARWGlass displayPlease contact Lady Grainne ingen Tomais at winterarts@calafia.org to reserve arts display or competition space. The deadline for reserving space in any of the Competitions is November 30th. You must have a reservation to compete.

Planning on competing to be Bard of Calafia? Each bard will be asked to present two pieces of their choosing. In keeping with the theme of the day’s event, one piece shall be on the theme of Yule Traditions. The second piece is performer’s choice. If you wish to compete this year, please submit a letter of intent including your society name, and the name and performance times of your pieces before December 1st, 2015 to bardofcalafia@calafia.org for scheduling purposes.

Lunch will be provided by Don Avenel. Pricing and menu will be announced. (Red and purple drinks are not allowed on site).image

There will be no merchants at this site.

Site: Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Directions: Take Interstate 5 to Encinitas Boulevard exit and go east about 1.4 miles
Right at the light for Balour Drive for a long block
Left on Oakcrest Park Drive
Community Center will be on the left

Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. We must be offsite by then.

Site member fee is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 10-16, children 9 and younger are guests of the Barony; a $5 surcharge is in effect for non-members. Checks may be payable to SCA Inc., Barony of Calafia.

Steward: Lady Euginia in rau∂a
Arts Displays/Competition Coordinator: Lady Grainne ingen Tomais
Bardic Performance/ Competition Coordinator: Lady Isolde de Fetherestan

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact winterarts@calafia.org

Arts and Sciences Point at Summergate Annniversary

Lady Grainne working on her loom.

Lady Grainne working on her loom.

Summergate Anniversary and Longsword Tournament is this Saturday, April 25th at the beautiful Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside (Buddy Todd Park, 3000 Mesa Drive at Parnassus Circle, Oceanside 92054). Calafia’s Arts and Sciences Point is extending an invitation for the populace to come relax under the shade of the Arts pavilion; whether you have a project in the works, or just want to hang with other Arts & Sciences minded people, come on by!

Besides bringing any largesse you have for Their Excellencies to Arts and Sciences Point on Saturday, don’t forget to bring your looms as we are also hosting a Cardweaving Solar on Saturday! Weavers of any skill are invited to warp up and join us for a day of weaving! This isn’t just for card weavers; if you have a loom, bring it! Curious about card weaving and always wanted to try it? We will have a few loaners on site for folks to try their hand.

We are postponing the Quilt Competition we were planning on hosting at Summergate until after Potrero. This will give everyone more time to finish their pieces at their leisure and enjoy the lead up and flurry of activity before War! We will resume the rest of the competitions after May.

Yours in Service,

Lady Euginia in rauða

Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences, Calafia

 

Lady Grainne ingen Tomais

Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences, Calafia

Arts and Sciences Point at St. Artemas Anniversary

Greetings Calafia! We have a couple of Arts and Science announcements for St. Artemas Anniversary, which will be here Saturday, April 4th.

We will be collecting largesse for Baron Guy and Baroness Murrien at Arts and Sciences Point, at both St. Artemas Anniversary and Summergate Anniversary, this month. While at St. Artemas, we will also be holding the next Scrapbook Quilt Competition.

Quite a few of the beehive designs were picked up at St. Isidore Anniversary, so we should see quite a wonderful assortment of embroideries come back for the competition! Please remember that if you picked up a hand drawn design, this is an official competition entry and we are looking forward to seeing your piece returned. It doesn’t matter if you are attempting embroidery for the first time, or this was your 1,000th piece, your embroidery could be chosen for the Scrapbook Quilt of Calafia!

When you arrive at St. Artemas Anniversary, come find Arts and Sciences Point to turn in your finished St. Isidore design. You will be signed in and the voting via People’s Choice will begin approximately 30 minutes after court. If you have any questions, please contact arts@calafia.org.

Until St. Artemas Anniversary, Happy Stitching!

Yours In Service,

Lady Euginia in rauða

Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences, Calafia

 

Lady Grainne ingen Tomais

Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences, Calafia

Arts Competitions at Potrero War!

Greetings Caid! Arts and Sciences Point at Potrero War (May 21 to May 25th, 2015) will be hosting some fun competitions this year: The Persona Timeline Project and The Embroidered Illumination Competition.

The Persona Timeline Project is a competition to present an item from your persona’s personal timeline, i.e. something he or she would have used and owned.. You may enter this under the Fact (documentation) or Fable (fabricated origin) category. For rules and information on this competition, go to http://www.potrerowar.org/events/personacomp.html.

The Embroidered Illumination Competition is for an artisan to take traditional medieval illumination and remake it into an embroidered illumination. This can be on anything from a square of cloth to a finished garment. For rules and information on this competition, go to http://www.potrerowar.org/events/embroiderycomp.html.

For questions regarding the competitions, please contact arts@potrerowar.org.

See you at Potrero War!

Lady Euginia in rauða
Arts and Sciences Steward, Potrero War

Lady Grainne Ingen Tomais
Isolde de Fetherstan
THL Dagny Starkaðrdottir
Deptuty Arts and Sciences Stewards, Potrero War