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The Orchestra!

By camilla @ 8:36 am

This is a great way to spend a part of your Sunday!

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Like Junque?

By camilla @ 7:45 am

Here’s a Benefit you’ll like!   See you on April Fool’s Day!Junque du Jour Sale - (MAC for the Arts) resized-500


2017 Waterbury Arts Fest – Revitalizing Waterbury!

By camilla @ 9:40 pm

waterbury The Waterbury Arts Fest (WAF)! WAF has been held in historic, downtown Waterbury, Vermont for the past sixteen years.

Each year artist work includes fine art painting, pottery, fiber art, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture as well as food and wellness products. Many artists conduct demonstrations throughout the day. There is a stage located at the center of the festival with performances staggered throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm. Musicians include students from the local high school, dancers from Green Mountain Performing Arts, magicians and other family-friendly acts.

The mission of the Waterbury Arts Fest is to celebrate artists and their work.

contact WAF Event Coordinator, Meg Schultz at  and help Revitalize WATERBURY!challenge-1


Toe-Tapping!! at the GOODRICH!

By camilla @ 3:59 pm

Country musicdancingGoodrich Memorial Library invites you to a Valentine Celebration featuring the toe-tapping music of the Friends & Drifters on Friday February 17th at 7:00 PM.

Friends & Drifters Valentine’s Day Celebration
Join us for an evening of music and refreshments in a cozy cafe-style setting. Donation upon entry would be much appreciated. (All profits benefit the Goodrich Memorial Library.)


By camilla @ 9:57 am
Every year about this time, we expect an invitation from Byron Carr for the ARTIST’S GETAWAY WEEKEND AT THE BARTLETT INN in the WHITE MTS. of New Hampshire. If you have visited the White Mts., then you know how very beautiful they are….for painters (or photographers) the area is a treasure. If you have never visited the White Mts. then click below for wonderful photos of the many painting locations  and you owe yourself an ART-cation!  We love it and so will you!
May 18-21, 2017
This is not a workshop, just for painting. 
For photos of a few of the many painting locations in the area,
The Bartlett Inn is the best location I have found to have a long weekend for artists to roam the countryside and paint on location.  Nick and Miriam are great artist friendly hosts for the four days.  It is centrally located to most of the White Mountains and their varied scenery.  Expansive mountain views, rocks and waterfalls, ponds and streams, farms and fields, and the Conway Rail Station are a short drive away. 
All skill levels are invited.  Artists from around New England and even some from NY City have gathered here twice a year for 10 years.  After Nick and Miriam prepare a great breakfast we are off to paint.  There is no other schedule because dealing with artists is like herding cats.  Some paint in groups, some alone.  I do a demonstration painting for those interested.  Sat. evening we have pizza delivered and check out all our paintings.
Price varies per room but all are special rates for artists.

Restrictions: Subject to availability. Price includes 3 nights accommodation, yummy country breakfast daily and Friday/Saturday Art Sessions as per above.
For more information:          1 603 746 3370


Get ready to enter!

By camilla @ 10:37 am

scholarships logoThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the Spring round of up to $500.00 will be accepted beginning March 1st, 2017. The round will be closed to applicants on May 1st., 2017.



Art isn’t just a throw-away class and neither is the study of crafts…they are  subjects that can lead to a meaningful career for creative students, whether a highschooler or a Mom who has the ability to take on a project and wants to go further. If you have talent, and the ability to express a passion for your medium of choice in each project you take on, well, you’re doing something you love. Might as well get a little financial aid to help you along!

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild offers their Camilla Mead Arts Education scholarships to help with funds for drawing to painting to photography to design, and even  music and literary arts. Our scholarships are specific to those who live in Vermont and are ages 16 through those older adults who want to continue their artistic talent.

Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.   Applications and all information are at:  You will also see the recipients of some of our scholarships.











By camilla @ 7:28 pm

20150214_0272-collector's fair 20150214_0277 resizedThe Collectors’ Fair, the ULTIMATE SHOW AND TELL, will once again be held at the Orleans Elementary School gym in Orleans, VT on Sunday, Feb. 12 – 9 am to 2 pm!

Free Admission – Lunch and Snacks!  Come and see:  Your favorite insulators, glass works, cards, antiques, Star Wars. vintage Lionel TRAINS ……You’ll have a great time and be sure to bring the kids! They’ll love to run the trains.

Organized by the Old Stone House Museum and happily sponsored by Parkview Garage and E.M. Brown & Son.

See you There!20150214_0231trains-collector-small


The Trains! Whimsical sculptures and drawings by Newport’s Manfred Rieder

By camilla @ 9:11 am

If you like trains and everything about them, don’t miss this showing!

Most of Manfred’s sculptures are based on rail plates that are 70 to 90 years old and were collected in the Eastern Townships and in the Newport to Richford area. “My little pieces have been created in memory of those who rode on them over a very long time.” Don’t miss the opening party!manfredposter


Enotes: January 2017- Masterworks from VSO

By camilla @ 9:01 am
SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2017                                              violin on music
Poetry and music join forces as we showcase our remarkable concertmaster, and delve into Beethoven’s penultimate symphony. The opening piece is by American composer Christopher Theofanidis (“theo-fun-nee-dees) (b.1967), who based Dreamtime Ancestors on the Australian aboriginal idea that everyone is connected through our “dreamtime ancestors” of the past, present, and future.
The VSO concertmaster, Katherine Winterstein, will take us through her interpretation of American composer Samuel Barber’s iconic violin concerto. Katherine performs on a remarkable and historic instrument, made in 1774, over a hundred years before Beethoven was even born. The program closes with Beethoven’s relentlessly cheerful eighth symphony, a masterpiece that often gets overshadowed by the more famous seventh and ninth symphonies.
This is a program not to miss! More information?


Don’t Forget the dates!

By camilla @ 11:51 am

The invitation, in its entirety!  If you are a photographer, you will love this!

 NEK Camera Club:

Join us for a three day photography workshop with internationally traveled photographer Neal Parent.
January 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2017 We will be beginning our guided photo-tour at Lake Memphremagog Waterfront in Newport, Vermont.

Lodging is available at the Derby Four Seasons Inn and Suite
Or Google: Newport City Motel, Newport VT. Contact info. 802-334-6558
(Lodging is not included in workshop fees)

Neal will 0come to us from Belfast ME and guide us in taking those unique and special photos that are part of everyday living in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Please visit his website to catch a glimpse of his recent tours.
and check out his gallery as well.
You will also find Neal on Facebook.

We are excited about his plan to join us here in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Kingdom was identified as National Geographic Geo-Tourism Landmark. You can check out this website for more information on the NEK.

While weather may be a factor in some of our plans it also will offer us great opportunities at the end of January. Some of our stops will include the local culture such as a photo shoot inside Currier’s Quality Market where we find a local country store that includes everything one needs as well as a 948 pound moose along with many other wildlife that have been preserved and are on display.

We hope to spend a bit of time out on South Bay with the ice fishing shanties and capture an essence of more than a hobby but an economic way of winter life.…/31324807/ice-fishing-for-a-good-cause

The ice castle on Lake Memphremagog will be another photo op.

St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Newport is a history lesson in visuals.

You will feel like you are inside a corner of Versailles, France.
Built in 1903 ….The pews and kneelers are original, but have been renovated and refurbished. All of the paintings on the walls and ceilings were done by a local artist, a Mr. N. O. Rochon, who obtained permission to recreate the works of French artist Tissaud.

A visit to the Haskell Free Library on the Canadian Border will provide an architectural opportunity as well. Inside the library you can take each other’s pictures with one foot in the USA and the other in Canada.

These are highlights and not all of what we will see and capture.

Sleigh ride, fiddling, country dinner, and more.

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