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Introducing Jake’s Moose

By camilla @ 7:18 pm

Jake Swanson has branched out from his wonderful bears (Mom’s and Babes). He will have some of his critters at the HOT SUMMER SHOW on Saturday, August 22, BUT, he has added the lovely LOON and now, MOOSE!  Wait til you see!  Here’s his first one:   Looks great, doesn’t he?

Jake's moose


Need a Fan? Ladies, come and get one

By camilla @ 7:45 am


The HOT SUMMER SHOW! Saturday-Aug. 22 – 10 am

By camilla @ 6:49 am

Image Serenity - Melissa Dopp for Art on the Fence- 700HOT? SUMMER? RAIN?  We have been enjoying all sorts of weather this summer of 2015, so, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild decided to put on a HOT SUMMER SHOW to make everyone feel COOL!  Where should this be?  We chose the Newport American Legion Post #21 on Veteran’s Ave.  Newport, VT.  Across from Prouty Beach and Lake Memphremagog – That should be COOL!

Followers of Arts and Crafts will enjoy seeing some of the WHAG’s members and others who are new to the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.  Hutch & Ricka will be there, as will Ruth Genco with her award winning paintings. Have you seen the polymer jewelry of Sharon Diner lately? Well, Sharon and her jewelry will be there, along with Theresa LaGoy’s beautiful woven scarves and the ART DOLLS of Melinda Wood! Of course, the quiltings of Carleen Cote – don’t miss them!

There’s more….If you missed Art on the Fence, we will be showing a few of the artist’s works from that event. In fact, ART will also be there!

There will be Wooden Horse Arts Guild signs leading you to the Legion – Watch for them. 

SATURDAY, August 22, 10am to 4pm    SEE YOU THERE!


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By camilla @ 8:04 am

This year OLD STONE HOUSE DAY will be held on Bennington Battle Day, August 16. On Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm the OSH will celebrate its biggest event of the year! Its roots in the FIRST Orleans County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Picnic in 1915!        Be There and take part in the festivities!11864799_10153515766381870_2223955289216302687_o

By camilla @ 7:55 am

orchestra-colorsThe Klimowski-Matthews Ensemble quartet (now known as FREVO)

will be playing summer concerts beginning Sunday, August 16.

The schedule:

United Church of Barton,   Glover Rd., Barton    Sunday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Grace Church,   215 Pleasant St., Sheldon               Friday, August 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Jericho Congregational Church,   331 Browns Trace Rd., Jericho Center        Friday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m.

About FREVO:

Bonnie Thurber Klimowski, cello

Steven Klimowski, clarinet

Wendy Greenwald Matthews, flute

Peter Matthews, classical guitar


Four musicians – two married couples play an eclectic sampling of chamber music for flute, clarinet, cello and classical guitar including original arrangements and music from jazz, Latin, classical and the newly composed. A concert that is sure to please young and old alike. Compositions by Gismonti, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Gnattalli, Lennon and McCartney, and including a world premiere by Peter Matthews.


CALLING for ARTISTS and Fine Crafters

By camilla @ 8:09 am

09      300 necklace jewelry The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites established or emerging artists and/or crafters with a unique craft or your own creative Jewelry to show their art  at our “A HOT SUMMER SHOW” on Saturday, August 22 at the Newport American Legion Post #21on Veterans Ave. Newport, VT.  This is a one day show with the WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD. .

Call 988-4300 or email  with an image and description of your work.  If you like us at this show, you may want to join us for our VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS on October 10-11 at the Degre Auction House in Westfield, VT.  We are looking for artist/painters in any medium, Jewelry (no bead stringing), small furniture. Our show visitors have been asking for MORE ART!  FINE CRAFTS!  Call soon!  Remember: “A HOT SUMMER SHOW” and/or the “VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS” !  Call Now!scarf for blogfurniture images4WX6BV4EpotteryArtist easel clip artA farm in Orleans,Vt- Blog resize



By camilla @ 10:53 am

There were many happy people enjoying the Jay SummerFest on Saturday, August 8th. The weather cooperated, the Parade was great fun, (I’ll never get over loving the fire engines,) the food tasted terrific, the lemonade was outstanding, and the Vendors had wonderful displays. The King Arthur Scone contest went off without a hitch. I am told that next year’s contest will be just as great! (a little secret – Coffee cake!) The Jay Focus group and their helpers deserve loads of KUDOS! If you see any of them around, tell them “THANKS! We had a great day!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

15 artists and photographers entered 30 paintings in various mediums and 4 photos. Each were critiqued by our own wonderful Patricia Sanders (who SEES what many of us don’t). And, then, the First, Second, Third and an Honorable Mention were chosen. Here they are:

First award: “Meade Hill Farm” a watercolor by Ruth Genco, Derby, VT.  Ruth Genco-First-resize-crop-700

Second award: “Winter Cabin” an acrylic painting by Louella Buckles, Brownington,VT (a newcomer to us!)Louella Buckles -Second

Third award: a small, lovely painting by Ruth Genco, Derby, VTRuth Genco-Third-resize-700

Honorable Mention: Some years ago Leona White had the opportunity to go to Rome, and returned, ready to paint the wonderful sites she saw. This painting, ROME STREET, certainly makes me want to see Rome in person. This is a very large painting. Click to enlarge.  Leona will receive a beautiful pale blue ribbon.A street in Rome at night- crop


Congratulations to these artists!!  You make the Wooden Horse Arts Guild proud!~

More images of ART ON THE FENCE will appear on the BLOG during the next week.

Rosettes and awards are from Hodges Awards


Eric’s Gardens

By camilla @ 12:35 pm

The Day we were waiting for has come and gone! August 8 at the Jay Summerfest was a glorious day. All went smoothly and the ART ON THE FENCE numbered 34 paintings and photos from area artists and photograhers. Here is the People’s Choice – The Painting is called ‘NORTH TROY’ , painted by North Troy resident, Rene Desautels. Rene has painted the corner home (and the homes and streets adjacent to that place we all call “Eric’s gardens”.



(First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention on the next Blog!)

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8th Annual JAY SUMMERFEST! Saturday, August 8

By camilla @ 7:10 am

Tomorrow, August 8, is the day we have been waiting for!  The Jay Summer Fest, at the foot of Jay Peak and in the center of JAY, VT.  See what’s going on here:

And, during this fun day, be introduced to ART..(a member of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild).He will be standing beside the Fence.  Artists and photographers from around the region will have their works hanging on the Fence.  Look them over carefully and choose your favorite.  Put your vote in the People’s Choice box!  Some artists have their work for sale on this special day and hope you will choose theirs!Art on the fence image-2

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS!      Art was created by Melissa Dopp and Courtney Mead



By camilla @ 10:02 am
FARM TO BALLET-2The Farm To Ballet Project is the inaugural production by a group of local ballet dancers whose goal is to bring ballet to the beautiful vistas of Vermont.
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