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By camilla @ 11:47 pm


MAC Center for the Arts and Four Seasons Garden Club will present their fifth annual Art in Bloom on Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26 at the MAC Center on Main Street, Newport, VT.

The Opening Reception to view the floral arrangements and artwork, photography and handcrafts takes place Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Don’t miss this popular event and enjoy refreshments while viewing floral arrangements on display.

Tickets are available at the MAC Center – or from  Garden Club members.  This event is a yearly fundraiser for both groups.

A Little History of ART IN BLOOM  (from Wikipedia).

The phrase Art In Bloom is often used as the title of various exhibits held annually in art museums. The exhibit is composed of traditional visual art pieces and corresponding flower arrangements done by local professional florists and garden club members.

The original exhibit was held in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1976, where it is held annually; other institutions hosting such displays include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Here is Art in Bloom at the Mac from 2012. Painting by Donna Jean in bloom-donna jean safford-penny thomas



By camilla @ 9:21 am

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It’s time for PHOTO FUN!!!

By camilla @ 8:17 am









The Golden DomeBeth,running on the hay by 5 yr. old brother. Photo Fun, 2008

2008 Photo Fun – “Beth, running on the hay” taken by her brother, Aiden                                                                              2013 Photo Fun -”The Golden Dome” by Abigail Ham

Young Photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12 are invited to enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest given by Wooden Horse Arts Guild. In order to enter, you must pre-register by emailing by August 1st, 2014. Include your name, address, grade and the camera you will use. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet which will include the entry application and information about the contest, the photo categories and the awards of cash, ribbons and certificates to be given in each Grade Group.  

To help you better understand photography and the use of your camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects, you will be invited to attend a free seminar –  date and time to be determined when all registrations have been received. The instructor of the seminar is Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography of Casco, Maine      (more about Robin Leavitt in next BLOG)


By camilla @ 5:39 am

Georgia Higley with her First Place painting “ART ON THE FENCE”

Celebrate Summer Fest  On August 9 in Jay Village on Route 242

 Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to Bring your Art to hang on the Fence


Paintings/drawings (oil,acrylic,watercolor,pencil,pastel) Photography, Mixed Media

(MUST be able to hang on the fence!)

All work must be wired and ready for hanging. All work must be original (no reproductions, copies or resale). Up to three (3) entries per person with fee for each entry. Each piece of work will be judged. 1st-$100.00, 2nd-$50.00, 3rd-$25.00.   And, People’s Choice! Profits will benefit the WHAG AND JAY FOCUS GROUP.

(Application is at

Deadline for entries August 1st.)

We’ll see you there!








Don’t Miss This! Something Different!

By camilla @ 4:36 pm

The Mac Center for the Arts is at it again!  Be sure to join in!  AQUA FEST, July 12, ON THE BOARDWALK in Newport, VT.  Mark your calendar!

Here it is! “Noah’s Song”!

By camilla @ 4:34 pm


My family and I have been enjoying this book, pictures and music! It really is for “every age”! The tune is sticking in my head and the pictures of Noah and all his animals are such fun.  Jerry Johnson has a way with rhymes, Adrien “Yellow” had a way with paints and colors and Jon Gailmor has a way with the “happiest” music!  This book and its CD are just about the best purchase I have made. Here’s the cover of “Noah’s Song”. More:


The Art of Climate Change-Call for Artists!

By camilla @ 4:13 pm


“The Art of Climate Change” is an exhibition of art work exploring this planetary crisis—what it is, how it affects us. We want artists to look into themselves, as artists do about any serious work they undertake, and allow themselves to be aware of how they feel and/or think about climate change; to consult their inner sensitivities and think about what they discover. And then “tell” us about this world wide crisis and their feelings about it through their art.

Post Oil Solutions, in partnership with the Arts Council of Windham County, is seeking artists to create paintings that explore climate change. Artists are asked to create a small sketch of your idea for a painting depicting your feelings about climate change. Along with this, please send 3 jpeg samples of your original artwork to show your style of creativity.

Post Oil Solutions, in partnership with the Arts Council of Windham County, is seeking artists to create paintings that explore climate change. Artists are asked to create a small sketch of your idea for a painting depicting your feelings about climate change. Along with this, please send 3 jpeg samples of your original artwork to show your style of creativity.

Artists chosen to create a work for this exhibit will be given a lightweight wooden panel 36” x 40” as backing for their work and a stipend of $175.00. Stipends of $175.00 will be awarded when finished work is delivered to Post Oil Solutions. Once the stipend is paid, the original work will become the property of Post Oil Solutions.  Post-Oil Solutions will have reproduction rights to the work for the purposes of exhibit publicity and indefinitely for use in its work to fight Climate Change.” However, if Post Oil were to sell or auction the paintings as a fund raising event, the artists would realize 40% of the sale; and whenever Post Oil exhibits the paintings, artists would be identified.


Two dimensional art works such as painting, collage, photography, printmaking, andmulti-media art are acceptable for the panels. Artists would be in charge of mounting, priming or adhering any work to the panels as well as adding wire for hanging on the back.


There is no deadline for entries. Send no more than 3 digital images of your work and one digital image of a sketch of your proposed artwork along with your name, address, email & phone to Tim Stevenson, & Susan Rosano,

ALL Digital Images must conform to the following guidelines-RGB color, 72 PPI resolution, JPEG format.

Susan E. Rosano, MA Mosaic and Mural Artist Master Teaching Artist Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Consultant & Educator

Phone: 860-301-9033    


Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

By camilla @ 6:02 am

June 29 – July 26, 2014
Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn, Route 100, Waitsfield, Vermont

The annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, with an anticipated attendance in excess of 2,000 visitors, is presented with the purpose of promoting the art of painting in watercolor.  It is juried by a panel of artists holding signature status in watercolor societies.  Paintings are selected to represent the diverse range of techniques, styles and artistic interpretations with the watercolor medium.

We are excited to see that Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Patricia Lipinski, has a wonderful watercolor of Jay Peak in this exhibit.  will lead you to the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition.


44 years!

By camilla @ 5:39 pm

Burklyn Arts Council is a private, not for profit, organization which strives to bring the arts to the school children of the Caledonia North Supervisory Union in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Council supports its arts programs by hosting two craft fairs each year. On July 5, 2014 take some time to visit the 44th annual Burklyn Summer Craft Fair (under the tents) at Bandstand Park in Lyndonville, VT.  See more –

Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Sharon Diner, will display her wonderful jewelry at the 44th annual Burklyn Summer Craft Fair.  Stop by and treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry!


The Golden Cage Opening Exhibit

By camilla @ 7:05 pm

The Newport Area Community Orchestra Wind Quintet will be on hand at the Opening of the GOLDEN CAGE Photographic Exhibit at the Mac Center for the Arts in Newport, VT  Friday, June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.  with light fare, wine and music by the Wind Quintet.
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