The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Paint by Number Contest is at a close with only 5 great entries – pictured here. We hope that our interest in bringing back this “beginning of the art world” for many people, will happen again and you will be one of those to find that you are “an artist”!
One entry did not make the deadline. She writes:”I took on more than I could handle! Soooo many tiny numbers. The work that I did complete I enjoyed. I learned a ton though, and will look at painting differently from now on. Thank you to Vincent VanGogh and his Sunflowers Series. Thank you to WHAG for suggesting such an interesting project.”
(Thank you,. Susan!)
See more: http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/paintbynumber/index.
Critiques and Judging were done by Pat Sanders, Visual Arts Instructor at North Country Union High School.
First place – “Wolf in Hiding” by Josy Shurtleff Second Place – “Horses by the stream” - by Leona White Third Place – “The Last Supper” by Jackie LaPierre #4 entered: “A Time Well-Spent” by Camilla Mead #5 entered: “Adirondack Evening” by Josy Shurtleff
PLEASE add this to your list of things to do: Go to this MVP projects site and vote for us! We are trying to win a grant to purchase snowshoes for our community’s use at the JCRC!!!! The Jay Community Recreational Centre, main entrance Cross Rd, Jay, VT is open to all area residents & visitors free of charge for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, walking, running. Read more about the JCRC on www.jayvt.com
VOTE EVERY DAY until January 27. Enlist your fiends, neighbors, co-workers, family. Post to facebook, twitter…
Support the Jay Focus Group in their many Community efforts!
Dec. 16 Muddy Waters Open House An invitation from Diana Poulin, Potter. Don’t miss it! Sounds like fun!
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to their ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE on December 6 from 10-4 at 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center. This is a one day only event to see or purchase works of the talented artists and craftsmen of the WHAG . Don’t miss FOOD AS ART which benefits the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. A reminder: The deadline of the current Scholarship round is Dec. 15.
The 50-50 Scholarship Raffle will be drawn at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased up to 3 p.m.at the Sale.
Last Monday my friend took me to visit the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street in St. Johnsbury, VT. I am ashamed to say that, as many years as I have lived here, I did not know about this wonderful place! The Library and building is wondrous and the Gallery of Fine Art took my breath away! We will be going back very soon as we could not possibly see it all in the few hours we were there. We will learn more about the history of how and why the Athenaeum exists in St. Johnsbury. You can learn about this wonderful place, too. http://www.stjathenaeum.org .
There’s snow on the ground and the air is crisp. Seems like Thanksgiving to me! We hope that YOU have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Jim Maas, has forwarded his finished Snowy Egret. Please see more views of this sculpture on Jim’s website: www.birdsinwood.com where you will also see the following completed pieces: woodland chickadee, northern flicker and the latest blue bird carving. Jim is currently working on a commissioned snow bunting piece, a reddish egret and a macaw.
If you are looking for “that perfect Christmas gift” for “that very special person”, don’t hesitate to call Jim Maas! I’m sure he can help you pick out a wonderful carved bird.
A reunion/reorganizing meeting for “Connections!” will be held on Thurs. Dec 5th in the private room at Wayne’s Snack Bar, 1688 Vermont 105, Newport, VT 05855. The meeting will begin at 5PM with a social hour, dinner is optional – ordering off the menu. Betsy Sylvester and Ruth Duckless will talk a bit about how “Connections!” began. Past members are encouraged to share their stories of their connection with “Connections!”
For those who are not familiar with “Connections!”, here is a thumbnail description: “Connections!” started in 2001 as a group which would be a venue for networking between women and existing services within the community. “Connections!” offered various events to any interested women as a way to share information, resources and support to each other. The group has been inactive for a few years, but is now in the process of reorganizing to help women face the challenges in the many roles women play – mom, caregiver, community volunteer or jobs.
If you plan to attend this reunion/reorganizing meeting OR for more information, email Ruth Duckless – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at this Youtube. (Steve Maas’ new short film ). It is very funny (but true) and we certainly enjoyed it! Steve received a nice award at the Vermont Film Festival.
You are invited to 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center for the ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE presented by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. This is a fun display and sale of some of the arts and crafts created by the talented artists and craftsmen of the WHAG. Our FOOD AS ART table benefits the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Also, this is your last chance to win 1/2 of the 50-50 Raffle! ONE DAY ONLY – Friday, December 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. (directions: 1 mile from the center of Newport Center, VT – look for the WHAG signs!) See You There!!