Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

Necklaces made by Resident Artist, Eun Ju LeeNovember 27 (Black Friday) – December 23, 2020

Monday, 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
*Times are subject to change. Please check the Programs and Events Calendar before your visit.

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. Every item for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list. A percentage of sales supports SSM’s community-generated programming.

Keeping Guests and Staff Safe
The safety of the museum’s patrons and staff is of the utmost importance. Due to COVID-19, the number of guests allowed in the building will be limited to reflect the Montgomery County guidelines. Guests must hand sanitize upon entry. Social distancing and masks are required.  Guests who feel sick or unwell should reschedule their visit.  The Ladson Library and resident artist studios will remain closed.

Fridays 2:00 – 8:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 pm stop by for fresh baked goods from Sumaq, a veteran-owned bakery.


  1. Ochsenuagen Kekse (Ox Eyes) – Original German Recipe
  2. Christstollen – Original German Recipe
  3. Apple Strudel – Original German Recipe
  4. Apple Empanadas – Original Peruvian Recipe
  5. Einfach Kekse (Simple Cookies) – Original German Recipe
  6. Chocolate Bonbons – Original Peruvian Recipe

Resident Artists
Eun Ju Lee – Silversmithing-Jewelry
Sue Garten – Enamel
Julie Smith – Acrylic, Mixed Media Collage
Paula Clegget – Paintings
Karen Blynn – Pottery
Pamela Reid – Pottery
Robin Ziek – Pottery
Belinda Russel – Paintings
Patricia Kessler – Paintings, Textiles & Natural Dyes

Featured Artists
Lauren Kingsland – Quilting
Phil Valencia – Hand Blown Glass
Victor Almeida – Hand Blown Glass
Beth Heiler – Ornaments
Matt Szychowski – Illustrated Prints
Jennifer Hamilton – Pottery
Gabi Mendick – Vintage Clothes
Demi Euribe – Jewelry, bags & candles
A. Claire Vision Photography – Prints & Cards
Harold Ginsburg – Handmade Wooden Toys
Heather McCaw Kerley – Collages, Embroidery
Infinity Hearts Gifts – Candles and Gifts

Local Authors
Alyscia Cunningham –  I Am More Than My Hair and Feminine Transitions: A Photography Celebration of Natural Beauty
Michael V.M. Stein – The Quest for Legendary Beer
J. David Wonderling – Living History of the Civil War
Karen Yaffe Lottes & Dorothy PughIn Search of Maryland Ghosts Montgomery County
Dr. Hattie N. WashingtonDriven to Succeed & Aunt Hattie’s Cookbook
Fleming, Forston, Pointer & Withers – From Acorn to Mighty Oak It Can Be Done