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By camilla @ 1:12 pm

Morgan Covered BridgeSlide3-resizeIt’s that time again! The FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW (formerly known as the Village Art Show in North Troy) presented by The Wooden Horse Arts Guild.  On Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, drive around to enjoy the foliage and stop in at DEGRE AUCTION HOUSE on Route 100 in Westfield, VT.  The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will be there with many of their very FINE artists and craftsmen.  (and a few guests)  The Holidays will be here sooner than we think, so do your shopping on the Columbus Day Weekend with the Wooden Horse Arts Guild! Paintings, Leather, Wood, Quilting, Jewelry, Baskets, Stained Glass, Pottery, Carvings, Collage, those wonderful needle felted Paintings and More!  You’re sure to find that perfect gift! This from a shopper: “I love to shop at a Wooden Horse Arts Guild show! I know that I will ALWAYS find quality!” The show is free and handicapped accessible – restrooms, too. Give yourself a treat!  See on October 11 & 12 from 10 am to 4 pm!   letter opener WHAG - Sign -300-Dan09      300 necklace  Imperial Peruvian coca bag Breeze_print 18x10_$752deer0907 resize-400pitcherImg_0101Nash-horse-300Josys acrylic's and bird houses 012 quilt for blogPassport WalletFlowers-1-resize-400 (1)


Three Fine Artists

By camilla @ 4:41 pm

Spring FlowersGeorgia - tarpaper   resizeWooden Horse Arts Guild fine art artists are displaying several pieces of their their work at the Derby Community Bank during the months of September and October.  When you visit the Bank, take a few minutes to browse the paintings of these three fineartists.   RuthGenco -  GeorgiaHigley - LeonaWhite                                                                                                               newport, vt  8-2013 Goodrich Library on the left

Vermont Furniture and Wood Festival!

By camilla @ 1:44 pm

Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Jim Maas, is showing his wonderful birds at the Vermont Furniture and Wood Festival on Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28  Union Arena (Woodstock High School Grounds) Route 4~ Woodstock, VT

There will be entertainment for all at the Festival. Live music, local food, Vermont furniture & wood products for sale, and demonstrations from the areas most talented woodworkers.  Take a wonderful foliage ride to Woodstock and visit the Festival, too!  Here’s one of Jim’s birds. “Life-sized Chickadee”Jim Maas-Life sized Chickadee-resize-800


The Community Orchestra!

By camilla @ 10:19 am

fluteThe Newport Area Community Orchestra news is updated weekly!  If you are interested in playing with this up and coming young orchestra, take a look at

The director, Ken Michelli would be happy to visit with you about the orchestra and its performances. Contact Ken:

Here are a few performances on the calendar.  Don’t miss them!

October 19, 2014 – NACO Expanded Piano Sextet at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (4:00 pm)
October 24, 2014 – NACO Expanded Piano Sextet at Stanstead College (10:45 am)
November 1, 2013 – NACO Fall Concert (Goodrich Memorial Library) (1:00 pm)



By camilla @ 12:13 pm


This is the season of Arts and Crafts Shows!  Several Wooden Horse Arts Guild members take full advantage of this to exhibit their art and their craft. Here are where some are going to be during September and October:

Ruth Genco, Georgia Higley,  Pat Lipinski, Fred Wilson will be exhibiting at MAC Center for the Arts, Main Street, Newport, Vt. with the Vermont Watercolor Society Show starting Friday. Sept. 12 through October 3, 2014.

Phyllis Hammond will be at the Arts and  Crafts show  at the Newport Fall Festival at the Gateway in Newport on Saturday, Sept. 20 and at the Woodstock Art Show on  Oct.11 and12. She will be exhibiting her art and her very popular books about wildflowers, Alaska and Iceland.

Bud Varkala, photographer, will be at the Country Craft Show at Morse Farm in Montpelier, September 13 and the Burke Fall Festival on September 27.  Also, October 5 at Danville Autumn on the Green. Bud will also show his photography at the Woodstock Art Show  on October 11 and 12.

Hutch and Ricka will be at – Country Craft Fair being held at the Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works  On Saturday, September 13.  Wood Works and Tooled Leather.  Also,  the Newport Fall Festival at the Gateway Center on Saturday, September 20 and the Burke Fall Festival at Burke, VT.  on Saturday, September 27.  They will be at Burke Mountain with Burkeober Fest  on Saturday, October 4.

HOLLANDEER FARM will also be at the Country Craft Fair at the Morse Farm in Montpelier on Saturday, September 13 and the Burke Fall Festival on Saturday, September 27.  Don’t miss the carvings created from their red deer antlers.  They have added many new pieces.

Neena Gratton, a new member of the WHAG, has her photographs on display at the Derby Dailey Memorial Library

Look for Fred Wilson’s work at the Derby Line Village Inn, LaPierre’s Home Decorating and Long Meadow Farms.

Cheryl Grundon, Potter, is a new member of the WHAG and will display her craft with the Wooden Horse Arts Guild on October 11 & 12 at the Degre Auction House.     Cheryl will also be at the CVU High School Craft show on October 18.  This is an annual event at the Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg with lots of enjoyment and crafts for everyone!

Georgia Higley, Ruth Genco and Leona White have paintings on display at the Community Bank, Derby, for the months of September and October.

We hope you visit one or all of these events and say HELLO to the artists and crafters who are bringing their best to all of YOU!

 On Saturday & Sunday, October 11 and 12 – Don’t Miss  the Wooden Horse Arts Guild FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW will be at Degre Auction House Westfield with painters, crafters, pottery, photography, baskets, wood bowls, toys, leather and quilting, jewelry.  A great show – no admission – handicapped accessible!


Do You Know About the Scholarship Fund?

By camilla @ 8:51 am

scholarships logoThe current Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund round, with up to $300.00, will end on November 1st,2014.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a nonprofit charitable organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations to the Wooden Horse Arts Guild are fully tax deductible. One of the many ways we fulfill our mission is through our Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. The fund is supported by members, donations and fund-raising events. About:

The fund provides scholarships to enable Vermont residents, ages 14 and up to enhance their growth and education in the arts.  Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, workshops, private or group lessons, performances, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies. We have granted 12 scholarships to date. Please help us continue this important work by making a donation to the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund.

All donations are gratefully received and you will receive a letter of acknowledgment and recognition.


A Call to Watercolor Artists! ENTER!

By camilla @ 8:24 pm

VWS-Poster2014_smAre YOU a Watercolorist?  Then, here is the place for you!

Each year the MAC Center for the Arts and the Vermont Watercolor Society team up for their Fall Watercolor Show.  The Fall 2014  “It Happens in Vermont” will be presented Sept. 12 thru October 3 at the MAC Center for the Arts at 158 Main Street, Newport, VT. This is an exciting display of watercolor paintings.  Don’t miss being a part of it!

It’s not too late to enter up to 4 of your paintings which depict “It Happens in Vermont”.  Each piece should be appropriately framed and wired for gallery hanging.  There are NO Entry Fees!

Contact Ann at 802-334-6509 or Pat at 802-988-4714  or  Find the  information and application at





Another Little USA Trip

By camilla @ 6:49 am

Charlotte Schuld -Once in awhile I like to share with you one of my sister’s “little USA Trips” .  Heidi searches for places and people whom some of us may never see or meet.  Yesterday she told us about a wonderful Minnesota (my home state) artist.  She truly captures the beauty of Minnesota and the World.  Charlotte has a terrific newsletter which new (and established) artists will very much like.

I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do. The image shown is Charlotte’s “Supermoon over Stillwater”  (acrylic on canvas)   -  Stillwater is in Minnesota!


Baskets and Mushrooms

By camilla @ 8:24 pm

New WHAG members:  Here are Fabienne Clément and Nathalie Clément , sisters, and their wonderful baskets. Be sure to visit with them at the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Village Arts and Crafts Show on October 11 and 12  at the Degre Auction House in Westfield, VT.  We’ll look forward to seeing you there!Two Sisters in One Basket (2)-RESIZE-CROP-500

New WHAG member, Dan Rickert, A man who knows  how to treat the wonderful woods around us.Dan RickertDsc_2917-001-resize-400Dan Rickert-resize


By camilla @ 2:37 pm

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild, as a part of our mentoring program, occasionally presents opportunities for youth to display and sell their works at WHAG shows and are promoted on our website. We have chosen a  young lady who shows great promise in her variety of art.  Victoria Blais is now a youth member of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.  Victoria will participate in events and be available to help with set-ups and encouragement to other young artists and craftsmen while learning about the many arts created by the members of the WHAG.  See this young lady on the BLOG page of the Art on the Fence. (You’ll have to scroll down…the date was August 9)  She received a 2nd place and the coveted “People’s Choice” awards.  Victoria took part in the Photo Fun Seminar on Tuesday, August 19. The images shown are Victoria and Mom taking a few minutes out while the students were on their photo-shooting walk around North Troy. VT. and  Victoria (on left) with new friends from around Vermont at the Photo Fun seminar.Victoria with new friend at Photo Fun

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