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By camilla @ 9:43 am

How would you like to wander in these woods? Here’s a wonderful photo from Abigail Ham – 8th grade, of Sheffield, VT.  Here’s a judge’s comment: “This is a beautiful shot of backlit trees. Very dramatic camera angle and beautiful use of light.”  I wouldn’t mind hanging this one on my wall!Abigail Ham_Trees(Enhanced)-resized - 400

Textured effects!

By camilla @ 9:29 am

I just wonder how many of you know what this is.   The Photo Fun 2014 entries were interesting and varied. The young photographers from different areas of Vermont showed the judges “what I see in my camera lense”.  Ruby Stearns from Wolcott, VT. Titled her entry “Vampire Free”.  She has a ribbon for “Textured Effects.”    Can you guess now?

Textured Effects_Ruby Stearns_8th_Vampire Free-resize


Ribbons ! Certificates !

By camilla @ 2:50 pm

ribbon and certificate display

This image of Ribbons and Certificates shows the 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards (they will include $50.00-first; $25.00-second and $15.00-third prizes) for the 5th through 8th and 9th through 12 of the Photo Fun Kids!

More and more crafts

By camilla @ 2:23 pm

Hollandeer Farm, with Diane in attendance, is at the National Life Recreation Assoc. Craft Fair in Montpelier this weekend. She will be at the Dailey Memorial Library next Saturday, November 15 and Island Pond at the Brighton elementary school on the 22nd.

Punky  is a semi-retired electrical contractor and deer farmer. “Punky” and Diane proudly raise Red Deer at their Hollandeer Farm where the primary product is the finest farm raised venison harvested from Red Deer.  Punky carves one-of-a-kind keepsakes and jewelry from the antlers of their red deer!mapleleaf0907-- resize

Looking for great craft shows?

By camilla @ 11:26 am


Jim Maas will be showing many of his wonderful carved birds at the

Fine Furnishings Show in Providence RI this weekend, November 7 -9. Sounds terrific! Here’s the link:  www.finefurnishingsshows.com3 inches of tupelo-resized 400

Hutch and Ricka will be at the National Life Recreation Association in Montpelier this weekend also.  Don’t miss out on leather and wood!

November 7 and 8 and on November 15, be sure to visit them at the Dailey Memorial Library – 23rd Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair.

Now, skip to Friday, December 5 and visit the Wooden Horse Arts Guild to see the Fine arts and crafts of the WHAG members with their ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE at 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center. More later on the Blog.


Photo Fun – 2014 – Winners

By camilla @ 8:16 pm
Morning Glories - 1st Katherine Ham

Morning Glories – 1st Katherine Ham – 12th grade

Fruitful Day - 3rd - Victoria Rose

Fruitful Day -
3rd – Victoria Rose – 10th grade

Dragon on my Shirt - 2nd Linden Griffith - 6th grade -

Dragon on my Shirt – 2nd
Linden Griffith – 6th grade

Heaven's Gate - 3rd - Destee Hash - 5th grade

Heaven’s Gate – 3rd – Destee Hash – 5th grade

The Waiting is over! The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Photo Fun 2014 for Young Photographers in Vermont has come to an end and judging has taken place.   23 young photographers entered the Photo Fun 2014 Contest with a total of 70 photos!  In August, the WHAG promoted the contest by offering a one day Seminar for the entrants. This gave a wonderful start to the contest for the young

Dog Running - 2nd -Rowan Schatz-10th grade

Dog Running – 2nd -Rowan Schatz-10th grade

photographers, as they learned much about taking pictures from a professional photographer, Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography of Casco, ME.  Today I can share with you the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners (grades 9-12 and grades 5-8)

Water Hill Cemetery - 1st -Gabriel Schatz -8th grade

Water Hill Cemetery – 1st -Gabriel Schatz -8th grade

of the Photo Fun 2014 Wooden Horse Arts Guild Contest.  Tomorrow I will share with you some of the Category Winners.






Shopping? Don’t forget to support the Wooden Horse Arts Guild

By camilla @ 6:26 pm

Amazon Smile is ready to help you to help the Scholarship Fund of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.  If you’re ready to shop, just click this link:



By camilla @ 4:56 pm

Artists Studio messThe Art House Gallery on Craftsbury Common, Vermont is calling all artists to submit work for exhibition in the Gallery at Brown Library and the Trustees Room Gallery at Sterling College in 2014 and 2015. The Art House is seeking two dimensional works which reflect a curiosity, admiration, or connection to the natural world. For complete information and details visit or call 802-586-2200.  . Deadline for submission is October 25, 2014.


Just another reminder!

By camilla @ 5:56 pm

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announced the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund.   Applications for the Fall round of up to $300.00 are being accepted until November 1, 2014.  Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award.

scholarships logoOne of the ways the Guild fulfills its 501©3 mission is through the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. The fund is named for a founding member and current president who continues to be dedicated to supporting creative development in the arts. We encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts and to date have given 10 scholarships in these fields.

If you are in need of help to continue classes in your music, art, writing, then read this:

The fund provides cash awards to enable Vermont residents ages 14 and over to enhance their growth and education in the arts and is supported by donations from members, the general public and fund raising events conducted by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. The Guild appreciates and welcomes donations to help continue this important work and expand scholarship monies for Vermonters interested in continuing their artistic development. Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.  Donations can be sent to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502  North Troy, VT. 05859.  Donations can also be made through PayPal.  Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at

See you at the SHOW! = “FALL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW”

By camilla @ 8:48 am


scarf for blogThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild is looking forward to a great weekend of Arts and Crafts with the members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. On Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12, the WHAG will be at the DEGRE Auction House Route 100 in Westfield, Vt. This is an “all member” show at which you will meet artists, bowl turners, quilters and wood workers. You will see wonderful needle felted paintings, silk scarves, jewelry (including a Guest Jewelry Artist from Florida), Antler carvings, stained glass, multi media art, pottery and much more. Young Jake Swanson will show you how he creates an animal with his chain saw.

On Saturday, from 11 to 2 The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is pleased to introduce  new local author, Henry F. Stocek of Troy, who will be signing his book, “Queen of the Valley – The Days of XYZ”  .

Hank will be on hand to talk about the attack of the Deep River Savings Bank in Deep River, CT in Dec. 1899, and his historical dramatization, based on a true tale of a little Connecticut town which experienced the traumatic event at the time when McKinley was in the White House. Even today people leave coins and flowers on the robber’s grave.  Henry Stocek is a born story-teller. You will enjoy meeting Hank and hearing about his first literary work.

While you’re out and about be sure to visit Whag member, Leona White, who will be at her Gallery and Studio at 146 White Road, Irasburg, VT. Don’t miss a visit with Leona and her gallery of many paintings of wonderful places. Leona’s gallery is only 19 minutes from the show. Look for the Wooden Horse Arts Guild sign on Route 14 at White 3

We’ll see you at the Show! 10 am to 4 pm!Wildflower

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