Wendy Rosen at the Washington Glass School with a tour group from the World Craft Council in 2011. The North American branch of the World Crafts Council (WCCNA) along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America sent representatives here to participate in the business seminars held as part of the Buyers Market of American Craft that was held at Baltimore's Convention Center in 2011.
In a tight primary race, US House candidate Wendy Rosen led opponent John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots. The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Wendy Rosen advocates the “Made in America” movement. For 30 years she has advocated American Made products. Through her company, The Rosen Group, and The American Made Alliance, her writings, interviews and workshops have fueled consumer interest and political awareness of American-made products.
Wendy Rosen’s company, The Rosen Group was founded in 1981 and provides American artisans and producers with guidance in starting and growing their micro-enterprise businesses from a local to a national and international marketplace. Each year The Rosen Group produces the only trade show in the country devoted to American Made products, The Buyer's Market.
The Arts Business Institute was founded by Wendy in 2004. ABI's mission is to partner with guilds, vocational schools and university art programs to educate artists about sustainable and practical business practices for creative entrepreneurs. More than 6,000 artists have been trained in dozens of workshops throughout the US and Canada.
Wendy is the publisher of AmericanStyle magazine and Niche Magazine - that features fine craft, art festivals, gallery shows and museum events.
Way back in 2006, American Style Magazine writer Lee Lawrence wrote a fascinating article about the Washington Glass School artists - "Filling Glass With Meaning"
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