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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vermont artists in PMA Craft Show

Two Vermont SDA Members will soon be exhibiting their work at the 

36th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show !!!
November 8 - 11, 2012

Karen Henderson of Montpelier will be showing her ephemeral landscape inspired wall pieces in Booth #506. 


(above image: 'Almost Twilight' by Karen Henderson. 12"w x 12"h)

Jackie Abrams of Brattleboro will be showing her contemporary baskets in Booth #319, as well as co-exhibiting with her collaborator, glass artist Josh Bernbaum in Booth #321.

(above left: 'A Woman of Consequence' by Jackie Abrams, and right: Glass Sculpture by Josh Bernbaum and Basket by Jackie Abrams)
This premier show and sale of contemporary craft, includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 1,300 applicants. British and Irish artists will also be featured. All work is for sale.

Show Dates / Hours:
Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 8th & 9th :11am - 9pm
Sat. Nov.10th : 10am - 6pm
Sun. Nov.11th : 10am - 5pm

Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall "F", 12th and Arch Streets, Center City Philadelphia

For all info on tickets and other show details visit:

Hot off the Presses!

Deanna Shapiro of Ferrisburgh has just published her second book ~ Congratulations, Deanna!

Her book "The Place You Live In: A Multigenerational Immigrant Story" is  about her father's immigrant family in prose and accessible poetry. 

It follows her family from Eastern Europe to the tenements of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the Bronx and Catskill Mountains and takes place from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It includes the culture, religion, customs, rituals, music, and food of the time.  The cover of the new book features a print of one of Deanna's painted & stitched collage pieces. 
Her earlier book, "Conversations at the Nursing Home: A Mother, A Daughter and Alzheimer's" is about her mother's last fourteen months living at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehab in Middlebury, VT while she was suffering from dementia. It also includes her relationship with her mother, and how it changed for the better over time. The format is poetry--accessible poetry, which is what Deanna believes in.

Both books can be ordered from her website: or directly from Amazon, B&N, and by ebook.
Deanna Shapiro will be showing three pieces of her mixed media art work at the 
Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theatre for their Fifth Annual Exhibit of Original Works by Local Artists.

(above image: Joined by Deanna Shapiro)

The show runs November 16 - December 31, 2012

Jackson Gallery
Town Hall Theatre
68 S. Pleasant St.  
Middlebury, VT 05753
802) 388-1436


New Fiber Arts Fund at CERF+

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, based in Montpelier, VT, has announced that Harmony Weavers Guild is spearheading an initiative to start a Fiber Arts Fund at CERF+. 

Thanks to an anonymous donor, any donation made to the Fiber Arts Fund will be matched until the $2,000 necessary to create the fund is reached. 

With another big hurricane on the way, it's important to remember the many non-profit organizations who help so much in the aftermath.  CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists.

To make a contribution to the Fiber Arts Fund at CERF+ donate online and include “Fiber Arts Fund” in your note as you complete your donation, or include “Fiber Arts Fund” in the memo field of a check made out to CERF+ and mail it to PO Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05601.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

AVA Gallery Art Center

Affinity: Cyndy Barbone, Deborah Frazee Carlson,
Fuyuko Matsubara and Bhakti Ziek

October 19 – November 16, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 1, 5:30pm
Rebecca Lawrence Gallery 
Entry and Clifford B. West Gallery


Kiranada Sterling Benjamin – Moon Ascending:
Japanese Rozome Batik
 Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 20, 1:30pm
E.N. Wennberg Gallery and Gallery 3

Barbara Bartlett – The Art of Tea II
 Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 15, 5:30pm
E.N. Wennberg Gallery and Gallery 3

11 Bank Street Lebanon, NH 03766
www. 603.448.3117 
  Gallery Hours:
Tues–Sat, 11am-5pm • Thurs until 7pm
and by appointment

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Open Studio at Dianne Shullenberger Gallery

Vermont Craft Council's

2nd Annual

Fall Open Studio Tour - 2012

Saturday/Sunday Oct. 6 & 7, 10am-5pm


228 Nashville Rd. Jericho, Vt. 899-4993

"Red Branch" by Dianne Shullenberger (Colored Pencil)

Also Featuring Local Artist Diana D. Dunn's Colored Pencils
& Watercolor Paintings of Birds (

22 Barber Farm Road, Jericho

MAPS & display of 16 participating area artists