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Learn to Mat your paintings! It’s FREE!

By camilla @ 6:57 am

Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Mary Brenner, will teach a free class in Newport, VT. on how to mat your paintings. Here is her invitation.

This should fill up fast!  Call now!

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By camilla @ 10:52 am

Each year the art dept at North Country High School participates in a program that receives pictures of children in orphanages in different parts of the world. These photos are recreated into portraits of the children and returned to them. This gives the child something personal to keep and cherish.  Artist in America also raise moneys which are sent along with the child’s photo so when the children are 18 and enter the world on their own they have some financial help to get started.

Contact Natalie Guillette, the ART teacher at North Country, if you are interested in this program. Victoria has participated during her years with the Art Department.  Here are some images of the finished portraits.  Miako looks ecstatic!  What a special gift!

(Below) Victoria Rose, Wooden Horse Arts Guild Intern, at work with pencil art of her cat!



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Captain Cook’s Hawaii???!

By camilla @ 6:38 am

The Photo Fun 2016 Kids may enter pictures from ANYWHERE in this yearly Challenge.  Ambiana Glavin – 5th grade – Worcester – visited Hawaii and was attracted to the fruits.  Here is one of her entries for January “Fruit a-Ripening”.    YUM!

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Cerulean Flight – February – Photo Fun

By camilla @ 6:26 am

Mei Dwyer- 8th grade- Barre      Cerulean Flight   –  This is a lovely photo with the blue, blue sky and the bird finding a branch.  February!CeruleanFlight -Mei resized 900


Now Playing Newport Benefit Concert – April 10, 2016

By camilla @ 1:32 pm


The Now Playing Newport Music Series will present a Benefit Concert by the Newport Area Community Orchestra on Sunday,April 10th, beginning at 3 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Second Street, Newport. The Orchestra, under the direction of Ken Michelli has been an avid supporter of the Series by presenting several programs by its members each year, including its Annual Member Recital in December. The Orchestra, founded in 2011, is community-based serving the Northeast Kingdom and surrounding communities and is dedicated to quality performances in settings that provide educational and cultural relationships between musicians and audience.

 This program will present some of the best of classical compositions from both members and friends of the Orchestra. Participating is Steven Tatum, bassoon; Howie Arzt, Clarinet; Mark Violette, piano; Paula Hansen Graveline, flute; Thurmond Knight, cello; Lee Story, piano; Chris Maginnis, clarinet; Heather Webster, flute; Chris Nicotera, harp; Anne Steinberg, flute; Steven Tatum, oboe; David Harrison, vocalist;, Megan Carpenter, french horn; Rachel Keck, viola; Kevin Emerson, trumpet; David Killam, piano; Jim McKimm, organ, and Iain McHarg, bagpipe. The program will conclude by a haunting, yet majestic “Highland Cathedral” with flute, bagpipe, and organ. For the complete program, visit the Series website at

 The program will open with                            Prologue

                                                           Tuba Tune by Lang – Jim Mckimm, Organ


Refreshments will be served during the intermission.







The Race is On! Another Photo Fun entry!

By camilla @ 8:18 am

Emma Boisvert, 5th grade in Milton, entered this “action” photo.  Looks like great fun for the kids and Emma.

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Another January Challenge – The Black River

By camilla @ 8:34 am

Suki Allen, 7th grade in Windsor, VT , must always have her Kindle Fire HD8 with her to see the world around her.

Here is her “Winter River”  taken at Rte 103, Amsden-Cuttingsville Area, Black River.   (You’ll have to wait til later to see her other January entries.) Thanks so much,Suki.


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Washing away the old!

By camilla @ 8:18 am

Washing Away the Old-Joseph  resized 900Joseph Grant a 10th grader in Wheelock, VT.  viewed another piece of January & winter, but sitting in the car during a car wash.  How many of us have thought about this? After a bout with pneumonia, Joseph was concerned about getting his January challenge entered. He’s well now and here is ONE of his January challenges:”Washing away the old”

Thanks, Joseph!

See This! Challenges for January Photo Fun

By camilla @ 7:53 am

 Anthony Dicovitsky – 6th grade of Monkton, VT. chose “A NEW DAY” for his January challenge. His camera is Digital Pentax. Looks like a nice day for walkling in the woods, with the birds chirping in the trees.  Thank you, Anthony!



SPRING Scholarship round extended!

By camilla @ 3:16 pm

stacked moneyThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces that  Applications for the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund of up to $500.00 deadline have been extended to May 1, 2016  Winning applicants will be notified by May 15, 2016. Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. 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.  Awards are paid directly to the activity, provider or scholarship recipient upon presentation of appropriate documentation. See more at
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