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Red, White and Blue – This Barn’s for YOU!

By camilla @ 3:06 pm

Mallory entered this photo for the April Photo Fun Challenge of BARNS.  It is near Memorial Weekend,  so this picture is certainly fitting.  She named it ‘Red, White and Blue – This barn’s for YOU’  The flag is large and wonderful beside the small barn. Mallory uses a Fuji Fine Pix S700 camera.

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Four Season’s Garden Club event!

By camilla @ 2:54 pm

The annual Perennial Plant Sale organized by the Four Season’s Garden Club will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Elks parking lot, Rt. 5, Derby. A wide variety of plants will be for sale. Garden club members will donate perennials for sun and shade, plus herbs, annuals, and house plants.  Look forward to their wonderful basket drawing! Four Seasons Garden Club at Labour of Love -2This is always an exciting event..I remember the first plants I purchased at the plant sale a few years ago. They are still thriving! So, mark your calendar! AND, Be there early! Remember the plants make ART IN YOUR GARDEN!

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A concert NOT to miss

By camilla @ 7:53 am

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The Burlington Chamber Orchestra’s Celebration of Youth Concert on Saturday, May 14th will feature Jacob Morton-Black’s In Memoriam, the winning composition from the 2016 Young Composer competition.

Jacob Morton-Black was a winner of the Fall/Winter 2013 round of the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship award helped to provide the opportunity for Jacob to learn all aspects of playing, composing and performing on the organ. We are very proud of this young man and his accomplishments. Jacob is working on an article for publication this semester. His next goal is a doctorate in musicology!  See more about Jacob Morton- Black   For Jacob’s music, click on the bar below his photo.

The Chamber Orchestra concert will also feature the 2016 winner of the Young Artist Solo Competition Tommy Bergeron, a 15 year old sophomore from Essex Junction who will perform Mozart’s Horn Concert No. 4, K 495. The Guest Conductor that evening will be Kayoko Dan from the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. For more information about this very special evening of music, go to Tickets are on sale now at   The concert is at UVM recital hall.


And, here are a couple more!

By camilla @ 6:55 pm

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A very cold morning in Vermont – “A Frosty Ride” Olivia – 11th grade – Ferrisburgh Olivia’s camera is a Canon Rebel T1




It’s Obvious!  This young lady has a sweet tooth!   “Begin everything with chocolate”   Sophia  – 10th grade – Glover

Sophia shoots with a Pentax K 10D


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From the March Challenge: “Branching Dreams” – Mei – 8th grade – Barre   -Camera-LG G4

Photo Fun Challenge News

By camilla @ 11:32 am

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The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Photo Fun Challenge- 2016  is off to a great start.  The First quarter with more than 100 photo images from 24 Homeschooled young photographers grades 5 thru 12  who live in 22 Vermont towns, are now in the hands of 6  local people who will choose the best from this Quarter.  At the end of 2016,  the Professional Photography Judges will step in to choose the final First, Second, Third, Honorable Mentions, etc. which will find their place on   The WHAG is pleased to announce that at the end of this year, we will create an 18 month calendar of the Photo Fun Challenge Photos. The free Seminar for this year’s Photo Fun will be held at the OLD STONE HOUSE in Brownington, VT.  Watch for more on this!

Above: “Chair on Ice” – Wren- 8th grade – Burlington (Sony-Nex6)                               “Winter Sky” =Mallory-5th grade – Hyde Park (Fuji Fine Pix S700

We hope you enjoy these previews of the Photos from the Photo Fun Kids!


By camilla @ 8:41 am

Here’s one more on this beautiful Sunny Sunday!  The First Quarter of the Photo Fun Challenges will soon be judged.  Photos from January, February and March are in, so we are looking forward to seeing the final choices for this quarter.

This one is from Uma, 6th grade, Newbury.  We are always looking forward to Uma’s entries. She puts much thought into her photos. For March (GREEN), she has entered  “Spring’s Grin”.   Here it is!      Uma’s camera is Nikon Coolpix S600


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Tree Hugger

By camilla @ 8:16 am

Brigid ArmbrustHere’s another for March – GREEN.      Brigid – 7th grade in White River Junction, entered this photo of her sister hugging a tree in the Appalachian Forest.   Notice the soft green of the branches behind the tree.  Brigid’s beautiful and thoughtful picture was taken with her Nikon D3200.


By camilla @ 7:57 am

The Photo Fun Challenge for March was GREEN!  Here is Schuyler’s entry called “Smoothie”.  (St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast)   Schuyler is a 7th grader from Charlotte.  His IPHONE CAMERA is probably always with him!Smoothie-Schuyler Holmes -resized=700




This scary guy is “Lurking Predator”! Joseph – 10th grade in Wheelock likes his Nikon Coolpix. His Mom says he likes to search for ‘unusual’ images.  I love this dragon! Reminds me of a Fairy Tale.

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An artist with many talents

By camilla @ 6:48 am

d16-2-43birchesToday I want to share with you the talent of one of the past members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. Stan Phaneuf is a superlative photographer (former equine event photographer).  He and his lovely wife now live in the southern part of Vermont where Stan has found a new ART. Visit him at


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By camilla @ 6:04 pm

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