Happy Holidays Virtual Artisan Market

We'll miss seeing you in person this year as you browse our creations, however we decided during these uncertain times, in an effort to protect everyone's health, to go virtual as many other markets have done. Read our artisan bios and check out our artisan spaces pages . Each of us is responsible for our own sales and deliveries. You can contact us through the contact form on this site or at our links provided on each artisan spaces page. 817 Arts Alliance has provided in person holiday shopping experiences annually in downtown Arlington since 2011 along with other occasional artisan made events in the DFW area such as a couple of Fall Gallery Night events at BRIT in Fort Worth. Please support local artisans through this online event this year and help keep the creativity flowing while snagging unique gifts for the people on your shopping list.

unplain jane studio - Amy J. Schultz

Amy J. Schultz is an artist, writer and award-winning photographer who owns unplain jane studio, a creative studio based in Texas. Amy has over twenty-five years’ experience in a variety of creative endeavors.

As an artist, Amy regularly shows her fine art photography at juried exhibitions and art festivals. Her commissioned pieces have been collected both nationally and internationally, and she was one of the two dozen artists chosen to create pieces for the Star of Texas public art project in Arlington, Texas.

As a strategic communications expert, her collaboration with clients has resulted in a wide-range of commercial deliverables including marketing campaign development and execution; commercial, event and portrait photography; editorial content including feature stories, blogging, executive communication and grant writing; and digital campaign development. Clients range from corporations, educational institutions and entrepreneurs to non-profits and individuals.

In 2019, Amy was named the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, Texas. In that role, she debuted a multi-media exhibition entitled MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition. MUMENTOUS is both an artistic and sociological exploration of a deeply rooted and unique Texas high school tradition: the exchange of large “corsages” at homecoming football games. Amy employed a variety of creative mediums to tell a compelling story of the driving forces behind the practice, including her original photography, narrative, audio, video, digital and a community-driven installation of over 90 mums and garters. The collection, which debuted at the Museum in Fall 2019, is currently available through the Museum as a traveling exhibition.

Amy is currently working on a companion book to MUMENTOUS as well as City Spotlight, a new series of digital photography highlighting architectural iconography in North Texas.

For more examples of my work and where you can purchase it, please visit my artisan space.