Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You're Invited.....

Caspian Arts is an organization of artists from the area surrounding Caspian Lake in Greensboro, Vermont. Formed under the umbrella of the Vermont Crafts Council, members of Caspian Arts aim to support each other and encourage creative endeavors, market and promote their work, and join with others in the area to create a lively and enticing art scene.
Judy B. Dales
PO Box 166 Greensboro VT 05841

Monday, July 29, 2013

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair starts this weekend!

The Annual Craftsmen's Fair is a great place to shop for gifts that your loved ones will truly appreciate and treasure. And, hey, why not treat yourself to a piece of fine craft! Visit to see a list of participating craftspeople and to buy tickets!

Michele O'Neil Kincaid is at Booth 708
Wen Redmond has a booth as well
Special note for families: For visitors who want to enjoy an hour or two visiting the booths without their young children in tow, onsite child care is available for only $3 an hour in our Family Pavilion - and this is no ordinary child care center. Children will be engaged with art projects and other art activities and will make creations of their own to take with them. In addition, the Mount Sunapee Resort Adventure Center will be open offering outdoor family adventures such as canopy zip lining, a treetop obstacle course, miniature golf, and more.

Special Evening Hours:  On Friday, August 9, the Fair will stay open two hours later until 7 pm and admission is half price ($5) after 4 pm. Immediately following, enjoy a summer party and spectacular mountain views on the deck of the Sunapee Lodge until 9 pm. So come join the party!! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

ME/NH/VT September SAQA Event!

Hello, hello, hello,
Yes. It is time again for another FABULOUS Maine Event. As usual, we will be kicking off the weekend with a wine and cheese reception (included with registration) at the Captain A. V. Nichols Inn. Afterwards, You can eat at the Inn either in their restaurant  or the Tapas bar or another place of your choosing. This year we have some great workshops starting Saturday with Mary Ann Gallagher who will be leading us in creating a tie-dyed  mandala (eight-pointed star).  Lunch will be provided by the Inn again and the cost is included in the registration fee. At 1 we have Michele O'Neil Kincaid working with Paverpol. You will be making a 'Leaf Bowl' or some small garden art pieces. This will be a "must-do" workshop. At 3 our own Sarah Ann Smith will be demonstrating either thread painting or another machine skill. The evening banquet will be at the Inn and be paid by you. Afterward we will have our much anticipated SHOW AND TELL!!! Sunday morning we have a variety of short demonstrations by Lois Hooper (working with sheers), Sandra Betts ( using markers and alcohol on silk) and Sarah Carpenter, Peggy Lovejoy and Julie Weaver (Using Photoshop in artwork).

So now I need your help. Please email your intention on being there, IF you will be joining us for the Saturday night Banquet and IF you have dietary restrictions. Also if you have any questions about the event, how to get to Searsport or where to stay  When I talked to Brenda, she was still holding a few rooms. She will hold them until mid-August and then will release them to the general public. So if you would like to stay at this historic Inn and enjoy the amazing breakfasts that come with the room, please contact her as soon as possible. 548-1104.

So, until then, I hope to see you all again this year for another wonderful, fun, cozy, and exciting Maine Event!!!!!

P.S. The registration fee for the entire event which includes the wine and cheese reception and the Saturday lunch is still $25.. and can be paid when you arrive at the Maine Event. There will be someone with a list of registered people to collect money and check you off as paid.
Please remember dietary restrictions in your replies!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Look for this in the August/September issue of Quilting Arts Magazine

"Eat Your Peas II" 
by Sandy Gregg

  • Artist Q & A: Sandy Gregg - Martha Sielman
  • Gallery: Quilt National '13 - Inspiring quilts from world-renowned artists


  • What a Difference the Background Makes - Sarah Ann Smith

Monday, July 8, 2013

Infinity Art Quilts

2013 Honorable Mention
Infinity Art Quilts
Wen Redmond's is bottom right

Saturday, July 6, 2013

ME/NH/VT 2013 SAQA Auction contributors

Thank you for representing our region in the annual SAQA Auction!
Sandy Gregg  (7 Yr donor)

Wen Redmond  (7 Yr donor)
Lois Wilby Hooper (3 Yr donor)
Michele O'Neil Kincaid (1st Yr donor)
Kathy Angel Lee  (6 Yr donor)
Denise Linet  (6 Yr donor)
Marya Lowe  (5 Yr donor)
Stephanye Schuyler  (2 Yr donor)
Nelda Warkentin  (6 Yr donor)
Susan Wei  (3 Yr donor)
Elizabeth Fram  (2 Yr donor)

Jodi Scaltreto  (3 Yr donor)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wen Redmond to be included 31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

Two works to be included in
31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts
The Lincolin Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins,Colorado

july 9-september 2 , 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Hampshire Biennial Budget Includes Increase for the Arts

NH State Council on the Arts- State Budget News
JULY 1, 2013: GOOD NEWS!

The state appropriation for the Department of Cultural Resources--and the NH State Council on the Arts--has passed with modest increases in the FY14 and FY15 budgets. The increases initially proposed in the Governor's budget were lowered somewhat in the House, but the House recommendation was retained by the Senate and included in the final State Budget, as follows:

State appropriation for FY15 for the Division of the Arts is listed as: $381,824
This is down a bit from the Governor's budget figure of: $405,629
(Baseline: FY13 funding to the Arts Division was: $341,377)

During a difficult budget year, we are gratified that the Governor and the Legislature recognized the importance of the arts. The support and involvement of the arts community across the state enabled us to raise the visibility of the arts at a crucial hearing early in the session, when we soundly defeated an attempt to strip all funding for the State Arts Council. During the budget session, your investment in advocacy-especially through your NHCFA membership--allowed us to retain our lobbying firm, Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, which greatly helped to carry the message to the Statehouse that the arts are vital for New Hampshire.
Thank you all!