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How time flies! and the birds, too!

By camilla @ 1:52 pm

canvasbackHere is one of my favorites from 2006 – the Canvasback!


Occasionally, I like to remind people that artists’ work doesn’t hang around too long sometimes.  Jim Maas’ bird carvings are a good example.  On his WHAG page

the Great Horned Owl and the Merlin are SOLD. To take their place you will see
a beautiful hummingbird and the Sleepy Cignet.  If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait long to tell Jim, “I would like that piece!”


Last reminder! Any young Vermont photographers!

By camilla @ 10:23 am

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The Wooden Horse Arts Guild announces the 4th Photo Fun contest for young Vermont photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12. In October, WHAG will award First, Second and Third place cash prizes, as well as participant ribbons and certificates for entries in each of the two groupings

Free Preparatory Seminar

Entrants are invited to attend a free full-day seminar on Tuesday, July 21,which will be held at the Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. This seminar, taught by a professional photographer, will show participants how to properly use their cameras and apply creative techniques for taking photos of varied subjects. Although highly recommended, students are not required to attend the seminar in order to enter the contest.

To Register

Fill out the form below, cut along the dotted line and mail form to: WHAG/Photo Fun Contest, P.O. Box 502, North Troy, VT 05859, or email your information to

Deadline for Registration

July 1, 2015

Registrants will receive a packet of instructions and full contest information.


I would like to enter WHAG’s Photo Fun Contest and

______am interested in attending the seminar

______I will not be able to attend the seminar

Name_________________________________ Grade_________________


Email___________________________ My school______________________



By camilla @ 8:46 am

by Little USA Trips

I am sharing this miraculous story of a special place in Owatonna, Minnesota. My sister, again, has given us a piece of history for the enlightenment of everyone, especially the lovers of the Fine arts and historyimages.  If you are planning a trip to the Midwest, don’t miss a visit to the Owatonna Arts Center.


Another Special Event at Aqua Fest

By camilla @ 7:26 am

Heather BraultRoxanne Brault



On August 1st the Wooden Horse Arts Guild in conjunction with Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming Plein Air Painters to “Paint Newport” during the annual Aqua Fest celebration. The WHAG is pleased to also welcome back young artists Heather and Roxanne Brault to create YOUR portrait during the Aqua Fest.  Look for them at the Wooden Horse Arts Guild tent and spend a pleasant hour having YOUR portrait created (or that of your child or friend).  There is a small fee. Call 802-988-4300 if you have questions.

about Heather and Roxanne:

Twin sisters Heather and Roxanne Brault have been creating portraits together since their freshman year of high school ten years ago. They discovered their love for art at a very early age when they would draw ballerinas and design clothes for their paper dolls with their mother. Once they entered high school they began drawing portraits of their friends, and eventually turned the hobby into a business that continues to this day. Roxanne Brault went to college at SUNY Plattsburgh where she quickly made a name for herself as an up and coming artist in their graphic design program and as a member of the honors association. She transferred to Johnson State College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in 2013. Since then she has continued to perfect her skills, drawing portraits, designing posters, t-shirts, and displaying her work in local galleries. Heather Brault graduated Summa Cum Laude from Johnson State College in 2013 with a degree in Art Education. She taught art at Lake Region Union High School as a long term substitute during the fall of 2013. Since college Heather has continued to hone her skills  working with the portraiture business and has displayed her work in local galleries.


Photo Fun -2015 – an update!

By camilla @ 1:49 pm


kids taking picturesThe date and place for the seminar is Firm.   July, 21st, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  at the Hebard State Office Building in Newport.

We are very excited to be able to have this wonderful room in the State Office Building and be close the waterfront of Newport where you will be able to have many opportunities for your eyes to observe for photos.  There are many new changes in Newport and those of you who are transporting the budding photographers, will be able to enjoy the downtown Newport during the hours of the seminar.

There is room for 20 at the seminar and if you have not signed up for it or pre-registered, do it asap.  The seminar is not mandatory, but extremely useful for the kinds of photos we will be asking you to look for.

As you know, “to help in the understanding of photography and the use of the camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects”  the FREE seminar is offered.   We saw, in the Photo Fun 2014, the real value of students learning during a specialized seminar. Their photos tell the story!   Photo Fun-2015  for application.

Packets will be mailed as soon as your application is received.

Looking forward to another great Photo Fun!!!

An important reminder! Michael Arnowitt at the piano! Sunday, June 28 4 p.m.

By camilla @ 5:39 am


After returning from a two week concert tour in Korea, well known Vermont Pianist Michael Arnowitt will perform for the Now Playing Newport Music Series at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street, Newport. He will present a Concert of the last three Beethoven piano sonatas. The program is on Sunday, June 28th beginning at 4 pm and will be followed by a reception for the artist. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance, online at http://



Painting Plein Air in Barton, VT. Try it out!! Saturday, June 27 at 9 a.m.

By camilla @ 2:15 pm

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Donna Walsh invites any and all of those who are interested in painting out- of-doors to join her and friends at Donna’s Roaring Brook Studio, 1414 Roaring Brook Rd, Barton, VT for her first paint-out!  You’ll discuss places you’d like to paint and get to know one another.  Learn the tricks of painting in Plein Air!  “The brook is really roaring right now so it would be wonderful to paint, or we could go to another local spot that begs to be painted.” If you need directions or more information call Donna at 561-499-3046

Donna is interested in motivating the many artists of the Northeast Kingdom to join in the Plein Air/Aqua Fest event on August 1st at the Waterfront in Newport, VT.

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An artist for all seasons – Donna Jean Safford

By camilla @ 7:31 am

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OLD STONE HOUSE Heritage Craft Week July 6-12, 2015

By camilla @ 6:27 pm

paper design-2Paper Cut Art 101 – Carolyn Guest

Mon., July 6 1pm – 3pm   Cost $25 or $20 for members

Rug Braiding – Mary Ragno

Mon. July 6, Tues. July 7, & Sun. July 12     Cost $75 for 3 session course, plus a $17 Supply fee.

Knit a Stash Yarn Scarf – Diana Foster

Tues. July 7, & Wed. July 8 1pm – 4pm     Cost $10 or $5 for members.

Wooden Handle Making – Sam Perron

Wed. July 8 1pm – 5pm Cost $35or $30 for members,   material fee $10

Basket Making, Grandma’s Basket– Carolyn Starr

Wed. July 8 10am – 2pm     Cost $25 or $20 for members, material fee $26

Rug Hooking – Carolyn Buttolph

Thurs. July 9, Fri. July 10, & Sat. July 11 9am – 4pm     Cost $55 or $45 for members, material fee $20

Stonewall Building – Charles MacMartin

Sat. July 11 9am – 4pm       Cost $100 or $80 for members

Beginning Blacksmith – Lynn Lang, Courtney Mead, Wyatt Moseley

Sat. July 11 & Sun. July 12 9am – 5pm       Cost $150 or $125 for members, Material Fee $25


Pre-registration Required five days in advance of class: (event registration) or call : 802-754-2022

Old Stone House Museum     109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT 05860


ART ON THE FENCE Don’t Miss This!

By camilla @ 11:26 am

fenceThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild is an organization dedicated to educating, informing and encouraging artists and emerging artists to display their work on the web and special events of interest to the general public.

On August 8, 2015, the Jay Focus Group will bring the Annual Jay Fest to Downtown Jay,VT  There are many purveyors of interesting and useful items at this event….plus food, music, parade and more, including the North Country Swingers demonstrating the Square Dance! Don’t miss the “old-fashioned cow plop” (win $$$)

In the midst of the this very fun Summer Day Event, is the tent with ART ON THE FENCE !  Any artist (or photographer) is welcome to participate and bring their talent to the public’s notice! The Wooden Horse Arts Guild welcomes all artists to exhibit their art on the fence.  Artists may offer their work for sale and there is no commission fee charged by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.

Help us FILL the fence!  The goal is 75 wonderful pieces of art!

Find the application at or email   Deadline for entries is August 1st.
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