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Is this a scholarship for YOU?

By camilla @ 5:44 pm




Art isn’t just a throw-away class…it’s a subject that can lead to a meaningful career for creative students and it comes in many forms.  If you  have true talent,  and the ability to express a passion for your medium of choice in each project you take on…. Maybe you are doing that already? Well then, you’re already on your way toward a successful future doing something you love. Might as well get a little financial aid to help you along!

Art scholarships run the gamut from drawing to painting to photography to design and even include art of the culinary, musical and literary varieties. The purpose of the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund is to provide funding for any of the above and to enable youth and adults to enhance their personal growth and education in the areas of music, arts and crafts.

Applications are accepted from Vermont residents from ages 16 and up to participate in education in the arts, workshops, lessons, equipment, supplies. Current round of  up to $500.00 will be closed to applicants on Dec. 1st, 2017.

Here is where you will find stories of the winners and the Scholarship application!

We look forward to receiving your scholarship application!  Here is where to find it:


By camilla @ 11:13 am



By camilla @ 12:48 pm

cash in hand


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The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the Fall round of up to $500.00 will be accepted beginning October 1st, 2017. The round will be closed to applicants on December 1st., 2017.


Art isn’t just a throw-away class and neither is the study of crafts…they are  subjects that can lead to a meaningful career for creative students, whether a highschooler or a Mom who has the ability to take on a project and wants to go further. If you have talent, and the ability to express a passion for your medium of choice in each project you take on, well, you’re doing something you love. Might as well get a little financial aid to help you along!

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild offers their Arts Education scholarships to help with funds for drawing, painting, photography, design, and even  music and literary arts. Our scholarships are specific to those who live in Vermont and are ages 16 through those older adults who want to continue their artistic talent.

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.   Applications and all information are at:



By camilla @ 10:11 am

A photographic journey  with Steve Malshuk       photo: TWO HAPPY CHILDREN!





Two Happy Children 3433The MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, Newport ,VT    will host an extraordinary photography exhibit entitled The People of Chhattisgarh, India’s Crown Jewels.  Opening reception is Friday, October 6 from 5-7 pm in our downstairs gallery with a special presentation by photographer, Steve Malshuk at 5:30 pm.  The exhibit will run October 7 – November 4, 2017 and is free and open to the public.

World renowned photographer, Steve Malshuk, returns to MAC after another photographic journey, this time to India, where he visited Chhattisgarh – one of central India’s larger states.  The exhibit has already been seen on the west coast, but as a member of MAC and an Orleans native, we are very pleased to present his work again; a complete contrast to last season’s exhibit detailing his AntarcticJourney.

For more information, visit or call 802-334-1966.


Visiting Ann

By camilla @ 4:42 pm

A few years ago, Ann Young became one of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Sponsors:  We are grateful to Ann –  her sponsorship is helping artists and craftsmen of many ages to go forward in their travels to help them become an artist. Thank you, Ann!

Since I am a little bit of a home-bodynow, I took the time to browse Ann’s “Blogspot”  ….. It’s All About Color – Nature, People and  Paintings….”   Her paintings are unique and interesting and unforgettable.   I guess that one of the reasons I am so taken with her art is that she never stops studying and learning….Her work is always fresh and different!  I love Ann’s Blogspot, especially when she begins a new painting – here’s the one she is beginning now:Ann Young

Visit Ann’s website…You’ll see where her work is shown, paintings and more. These are two of my favorites!

AND THEY SHALL INHERIT   -below                                                                   TAPAS NIGHT Ann Young

Ann Young-And They Shall Inherit


What’s happening??!!!

By camilla @ 10:28 am

Ken Michelli, director of the Newport Area Community Orchestra, sends you a message:

Do you play any of these instruments?: Violin, viola, string bass, clarinet, oboe, French horn and trombone!   The orchestra has openings for each of them!  If you play any, or know anyone who plays any of them, please join and invite them to join with the orchestra…..At the very least, give them a try.  Two concerts a year, Fall and Spring! Keep the orchestra growing!

Ken Michelli (Music Director, Executive Director)

Newport Area Community Orchestra
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WOW! Don’t Miss This!

By camilla @ 4:46 pm



another very lovely Art in Bloom!

By camilla @ 3:19 pm

This arrangement for Art in Bloom should definitely be seen!   Judy Kavanaugh is known for her gardens and her knowledge of gardens.  She chose the lovely digitally created painting by John Selmer.  Here it is…..Click!Judy Kavanaugh - John Selmer - resized

The rest of Art in Bloom!

By camilla @ 8:57 am

Don’t forget to click on the picture to enlarge! Unless noted, the arrangements are by members of the Four Seasons Garden Club and the art is by a Mac member.

I hope you enjoyed the first group of Art in Bloom!  Here are the rest.  Top: Carol Bailey   (photo-Rob Boskind)

Left: Mac members-Diane LaPlante – Laura Breisacher’s fused glass  /   Right: Sue Rhodes  (photo-Katherine Whittaker)

Lower center: Mac members-Kathy Aiken –  photo-Rob Boskind)


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Kathy Aiken - Rob Boskind-photograph


Diane LaPlant - resize                                                        Sue Rhodes-Katherine Whittaker-resized


Saving the Waters – Saving the land !

By camilla @ 11:10 am

The MAC Center for the Arts and the Memphremagog Watershed Association will host an art exhibit featuring farms and waters of the Memphremagog Watershed. Resident artists and visiting artists at all levels are painting at many sites around the Northeast Kingdom through the NEK Plein Air painting group to document today’s landscapes that contribute to tomorrow’s history. Painting sites include views of local waters and views of soil and water conservation practices at four farms that are working with the Orleans County Conservation District.

This exciting art project includes highlighting strip cropping and grassed waterway in corn fields, grazing and laneways in pastures, and Riparian Forest buffers,watershed image-1 watershed image - 2 images-watershed conservation practices that reduce soil erosion by water; increase infiltration and available soil water; and improve habitat, water quality, visual quality of the landscape and farm community relations. Strip cropping is arranged on cropland across the general slope so that equal widths of grass strips are alternated with annually tilled cropped strip. Grassed waterways are generally planted to perennial grass in annual crop fields and are constructed to convey runoff from low spots where concentrated flow areas where ephemeral and gully erosion control is needed. Artists and community members will learn about these local field based conservation efforts and all the participating farmers will receive a framed print of one of the paintings.

To become a member, an artist simply needs to join our group at to receive notices of our planned paint-out meetups. For more information about the exhibit, visit  and please join us at 158 Main Street Newport on Friday September 9th from 5 – 7 pm for our opening reception. The exhibit will run from September 9th through the 30th.  This is a FREE event and open to the public.
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