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Your Story is Art !

By camilla @ 2:20 pm

ART ON THE WALLS stained glass ribbon

FRANKLIN, VT–Your Story Is Art took place at Haston Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Stained glass artist, KarenScheffler, invited guests to experience and inspire her as they directed her next art piece. There were refreshments, good company, and an art giveaway.   A fun evening at the Haston Library in Franklin, VT.!

Here is more about the Haston Library….a small library in a small town with lots going on!  Many kudos to this “people friendly” Library~


How to learn a new craft – CALL NOW

By camilla @ 6:30 am

Here’s what’s going on at the

OLD STONE HOUSE Heritage Craft Week July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11

 Paper Cut Art 101 – Carolyn Guest     Mon., July 6 1pm – 3pm   Cost $25 or $20 for members

 Rug Braiding – Mary Ragno   Mon. July 6, Tues. July 7, & Sun. July 12     Cost $75 for 3 session course, plus a $17 Supply fee


 Knit a Stash Yarn Scarf – Diana Foster Tues. July 7, & Wed. July 8 1pm – 4pm     Cost $10 or $5 for members.

 Wooden Handle Making – Sam Perron  Wed. July 8 1pm – 5pm Cost $35or $30 for members,   material fee $10

 Basket Making, Grandma’s Basket– Carolyn Starr  Wed. July 8 10am – 2pm     Cost $25 or $20 for members, material fee $26

 Rug Hooking – Carolyn Buttolph    Thurs. July 9, Fri. July 10, & Sat. July 11 9am – 4pm     Cost $55 or $45 for members, material fee $20


TRY THIS – Bring your muscles!

 Stonewall Building – Charles MacMartin    Sat. July 11 9am – 4pm       Cost $100 or $80 for members

 Beginning Blacksmith – Lynn Lang, Courtney Mead, Wyatt Mosele   Sat. July 11 & Sun. July 12 9am – 5pm       Cost $150 or $125 for members, Material Fee $25


 Pre-registration Required five days in advance of class:   (or – CALL NOW) (event registration) or call : 802-754-2022


A Happy Birthday for Phyllis

By camilla @ 7:58 am

File0267- traveling with wildflowers- resizeToday, Saturday, July 4, is Phyllis Hammond’s Birthday! As it happens, Phyllis is convalescing ‘out of state’ from a fall earlier this year. We, of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, miss her very much. If you wish to send her a “happy birthday” message, click on and we will pass your Happy Birthday wishes on to Phyllis.

Phyllis’ paintings are very much loved by many people.  Her latest book ‘ICELAND’ pictures wonderful paintings of that special place.Iceland by PJHammond - cover-500


Her “Traveling with Wildflowers” is treasured by hundreds.





By camilla @ 7:37 pm

jazz bandThe Kingdom Dixie Jazz Band will help you kick-off the Summer Season on Sunday, July 19th at 4 p.m.

The Place is  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,  44 Second Street, Newport, VT






  Get your tickets in advance at

This is our Summer Fundraiser. Tickets are $10

 During intermission we will be serving up Homemade Pie and Ice Cream
                                                                                                                    Kingdom Dixie Jazz Band

The Seminar is filled!

By camilla @ 8:24 am

The Photo Fun – 2015 Seminar is filled!taking picture of flowers

Lots of excitement ahead for the young photographers at the Seminar in Newport at the Emory A. Hebard State Office Building. Our sponsor for this event is Representative Mark Higley.

Seminar instructor is Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography, Casco, ME.


However, Don’t be left out! Young Vermont Photographers – grades 5-12 (home schoolers welcome) may enter the CONTEST!  To receive the rules, just email your name, address, grade to  by July 20, 2015.

Another kind of Art! King Arthur!

By camilla @ 7:45 am



King Arthur Flour Scone Contest!

Here’s another kind of art!  All you people out there who love to bake, how about showing off at Jay Fest on August 8th with YOUR best Scones!  Here’s the scoop with lots of prizes:

Rules  –

  • Bake 8 Scones – Sweet or Savory 4 for judging, 4  to be sold at Tag Sale Fundraiser Bring entries to Jay Town Hall on August 8th between 8 & 10am,  in 2 non-returnable disposable containers, include recipe
  • You will be given a number for each entry.
  • No limit to number of separate entries per person, no entry fee, open to everyone, not just Jay residents
  • Categories:  Adult, Youth 15 & under
  • Scones may be made from scratch using King Arthur Flour or a King Arthur Scone Mix .   Staple proof of purchase to recipe, 10 extra points for homemade
  • Judging based on: 50 points Taste 25 points for Creativity 25 points for Presentation   10 points added if homemade, not a mix    
  • 10 points deducted if no recipe included
  • If using nuts, please make this clear on recipe card
  • Judging begins 11 am at Jay Town Hall, Winners announced at 1 pm at Jay Town Hall

King Arthur Flour will be providing prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each Category Adult & Youth

All information and more about Jay Fest at

Another Murder?? Who? Who? Who?

By camilla @ 6:00 am


Since “The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat…”   is on the book shelves, Elaine Magalis is asking for help in writing her next book in the Green Mountain Series.

Here’s the Contest!

Who should be murdered in the Old Stone House Museum, and how?  If your idea is selected, you will be credited in print in the book and receive a free first copy.

Submit your Name, address, email and idea by July 31 to: or click the email on  Get acquainted with the 1st books here also!

So far, Elaine is surprised by how many of you are harboring such murderous thoughts!



Plein Air Everywhere!

By camilla @ 5:23 am

arts & crafts

Well known PleinAir painter and teacher George Van Hook will give a 2-day PleinAir  oil painting workshop in Sandgate, VT (just west of Arlington) on Friday July 31 and Saturday, August 1. The cost for the workshop is $250. To enroll, or for more information, contact the workshop organizer, Mallory Rich, at 802-375-2940 or

Here’s a You Tube with George Van Hook and ‘How to paint Impressionism’.


How time flies! and the birds, too!

By camilla @ 1:52 pm

canvasbackHere is one of my favorites from 2006 – the Canvasback!


Occasionally, I like to remind people that artists’ work doesn’t hang around too long sometimes.  Jim Maas’ bird carvings are a good example.  On his WHAG page

the Great Horned Owl and the Merlin are SOLD. To take their place you will see
a beautiful hummingbird and the Sleepy Cignet.  If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait long to tell Jim, “I would like that piece!”


Last reminder! Any young Vermont photographers!

By camilla @ 10:23 am

happy face-camera

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild announces the 4th Photo Fun contest for young Vermont photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12. In October, WHAG will award First, Second and Third place cash prizes, as well as participant ribbons and certificates for entries in each of the two groupings

Free Preparatory Seminar

Entrants are invited to attend a free full-day seminar on Tuesday, July 21,which will be held at the Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. This seminar, taught by a professional photographer, will show participants how to properly use their cameras and apply creative techniques for taking photos of varied subjects. Although highly recommended, students are not required to attend the seminar in order to enter the contest.

To Register

Fill out the form below, cut along the dotted line and mail form to: WHAG/Photo Fun Contest, P.O. Box 502, North Troy, VT 05859, or email your information to

Deadline for Registration

July 1, 2015

Registrants will receive a packet of instructions and full contest information.


I would like to enter WHAG’s Photo Fun Contest and

______am interested in attending the seminar

______I will not be able to attend the seminar

Name_________________________________ Grade_________________


Email___________________________ My school______________________
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