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Friday, July 25, 2014

Caspian Arts Studio Tour

July 29, 2014
Tuesday, 10am -5pm

Visitors are also invited to the:

Tour's End Party

Highland Lodge
1608 Craftsbury Road
Greensboro, VT

Drawing for Art Certificates, $300, $200, $100.

Map, list of all Artists, and other info HERE

Caspian Arts is an organization of artists from the area surrounding Caspian Lake in Greensboro, Vermont.

It's members include painters,sculptors, photographers, fiber artists, and multi-media artists as well as those who work in wood, metal, clay, paper and other traditional craft media

Spend the day and discover the lively and enticing art scene in the beautiful region of the Northeast Kingdom!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Collect and Connect: Creating Visual Journals

Jackie Abrams will be teaching an upcoming workshop:

Collect and Connect: Creating Visual Journals
Tuesday, September 9 – Friday, September 12, 2014

at the All Souls Unitarian Church
in West Brattleboro, Vermont

This is an experimental class, investigating both materials and techniques, and exploring the ways in which they can be assembled and combined.

Participants will construct with crocheting, coiling, twining, netting (looping), wrapping, stitching, random weave, and plaiting. Fabrics, sticks, shells, stones, seedpods, wires, metal pieces, plastic bags, and grasses are only some of the materials that may be incorporated. 

Jackie says: "This is your class. You can focus on completing one or more pieces, for the wall or tabletop, or create daily “samplers” that may or may not be put together into a larger piece. The possibilities are limited only by your interest and imagination!"

Workshop fee: $300 for all four days.
Contact: Jackie Abrams
802•257•2688  •

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fiberart International 2013

Fiberart International 2013 is a benchmark exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiberart. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
is the 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. - See more at:

Exhibit runs through October 26, 2014

American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854

Museum Hours:
Wednesdays - Sundays: 10am - 5pm

American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-441-0400 - See more at:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-441-0400 - See more at:

Monday, July 14, 2014

'Stone & Silk' Exhibit

(image: artwork by Althea Bilodeau)

Chaffee Art Center 
July 25 - September 12, 2014

Opening Reception:Friday, July 25th, 5-7pm

View the works of five artists who create their artwork in the mediums of silk or stone, including: B. Amore, Althea Bilodeau, Karen Henderson, Eric David Laxman, and Florin Strejac 

Chaffee Downtown
75 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0356 

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Friday: noon to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Inside Out Studio at Antiques & Uniques Festival

Montpelier member Karen Henderson will have her  
Inside Out Studio creations at the:

44th Annual Antiques & Uniques Festival
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Craftsbury Common, VT

10am - 4pm

Rain or Shine
and Free for All!
*parking fee supports Craftsbury Fire Dept.

Join her to see over 100 antiques dealers, vermont crafters (yay!), farmers' market & book sale, with a silent auction, and Live Folk Music, to enjoy along with Local Fare BBQ (with local vegan & veggie options)

There's Something for Everyone!

Karen's Inside Out Studio creations are very different than her fiber wall art pieces...but they are a fun way for her to express a different side of her personality! 
(and also a chance for her to use some techniques she loves that don't make their way into her wall art...)

They are hand-dyed and hand block-printed t-shirts for women and men, and onesies for babies. She also hand-prints the designs onto festive flags & greeting cards! 
All the designs are garden inspired (veggie and fruit themes)

Small Expressions 2014

July 12 - October 4, 2014

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Small Expressions is an international juried exhibition that features high quality, contemporary fiber art, sponsored annually by the Handweavers Guild of America.

Small Expressions 2014 is featured at the Fuller Craft Museum in conjunction with HGA's Convergence® 2014 Providence international fiber art conference July 14 - 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Gerhardt Knodel, renowned textile artist, long time faculty member of Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Honorary Fellow of the American Crafts Council, juried the exhibition. 

From more than 200 entries, Knodel chose 35 pieces featuring work by these artists:
Brigitte Amarger, Seine Port, France; Janet Austin, E. Greenwich, RI; Nicki Bair and Larry Russel, Pacific Palisades, CA; Paula Becker, Tiverton, RI; Julie Blackstone, Shawnee, OK; Danielle Bodine, Clinton, WA; Xia Gao, Okemos, MI; Jayne Gaskins, Fernandina Beach, FL; Barbara Heller, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Dora Hsiung, Newton Centre, MA; Rebecca Jensen, Peacham, VT; Marty Jonas, Benicia, CA; Jean Poythress Koon, Morattico, VA; Sasha de Koninck, Santa Monica, CA; Maria Kovacs, Livermore, ME; Saberah Malik, Warwick, RI; Arlene McGonagle, Providence, RI; Christine Motley, San Francisco, CA; Lesley Nishigawara, Buena Park, CA; Carol Outram, Hudson, QC, Canada; Michael Radyk, Kutztown, PA; Sally Raskoff, Woodland Hills, CA; Rebecca Reeves, Upper Black Eddy, PA; Michael Rohde, Westlake Village, CA; Lois Russell, Boston, MA; Sally Shore, Locust Valley, NY; Melanie Siegel, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada; Rebecca Smith, San Diego, CA; Jeanne Steiner, Colorado Springs, CO; Claire Taylor, Seattle, WA; Peggy Wiedemann, Huntington Beach, CA; Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, IA

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday - Sunday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

'In Our Element - Expressions in Color and Texture'

Our current VT SDA members' group show 
'In Our Element - Expressions in Color and Texture' 

is still on exhibit until this Sunday, June 13th!

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Road
Jericho, VT 05465

Gallery Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 10am -3pm, or by appointment

The show features the artwork of:
Gretchen Alexander, Cynthia Bowler, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Judy B. Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis,  Catherine Hall, Rae Harrell, Karen Henderson, Marya Lowe, Almuth Palinkas, Deanna Shapiro, Barbara Sherrington, and Dianne Shullenberger.

Hope you can make it out this week to see it! 

If not, here are some photos from the Artists' Reception held last month when the show first opened:

It's a great show in a really beautiful venue!
We feel really fortunate as a group to have had this opportunity to share our talents and show the wide variety of media & techniques we all work with.

it seems as if fiber, textiles, and mixed media have been getting some attention here in Vermont! I'm glad our group can be part of that -- it's such a rich and wonderful area of the arts with endless possibilities....