Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions.
In review for updates in 2016

Visual Arts in
Vermont . . . . . . CT . . . MA . . . ME . . . NH . . . RI . . . VT . . . NE

Prominent sources for art news and calendar events are listed in addition to art museums, professional schools, arts organizations, associations and centers. This directory suggests the wealth of visual arts experiences and resources in Vermont. Note that it is not a complete list! Search online for anything of interest that is not included here.

NOTE: ** Indicates a year 2015 addition to the list



News
Be sure to explore area Colleges and Universities for publications and join them and the museums, artists, galleries and the many arts institutions and associations in Vermont and the New England Region on social networks for updates on their resources, projects and events.

Vermont Arts Council and Calendar and its Arts Directory . . . . . Subscribe to: Monthly ArtMail & Timely ArtAlerts


Vermont Studio Center's Visiting Artists (Select a Year) . . . . . Central Vermont Arts Guide & Community Events Calendar . . . . . Search Events and Attractions by Region and Town . . . . . New England Foundation for the Arts Events . . . . . NemaNews [New England Museum Association]. . . . . Vermont Newspapers . . . . . Art New England . . . . . artscope - New England's Culture Magazine & Blog . . . . . American Craft Council Calendar [By State]. . . . . New England Woodcarvers Newsletter . . . . . Very Special Arts of Vermont . . . . . New England Entertainment Digest . . . . . New England Artisans Guild . . . . The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - NE. . . . . Center for New England Culture - [University of New Hampshire] . . . . . Creative Ground - (New England Foundation for the Arts - Spotlights the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states)



Featured

Artist Retreats / Vermont Including: Art and Conservation Stewardship Artist-in-Residency Program of the K2 Family Foundation / a residency at the Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT, open to established artists whose work demonstrates an engagement with environmental issues . . . . The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Inc., West Rutland with 2-month residencies year round . . . . Kokoro Studio Retreat Center in Castleton for visual and literary arts.

Vermont Studio Center - "The Vermont Studio Center is a nonprofit, year-round, international creative community, serving 600 artists and writers from across the country and around the world in the open, nurturing, supportive work environment of VSC's award-winning 30-building campus" . . . . . . . Certificate Program in Sustainable Building and Design - "For 25 years Yestermorrow has been teaching ways to reduce global and local ecological impacts by creating environmentally responsive and sustainable architecture. Our new Certificate in Sustainable Design and Construction provides students with a solid grounding in sustainable design principles, along with hands-on experience in the design/build process." - (Yestermorrow Design/Build School) . . . . . . . Central Vermont Cultural Opportunities - (pdf) - "Central Vermont is a region alive with arts organizations. Of the approximately 200 Vennont arts organizations registered with the Vennont Council on the Arts, over 40 make their home in Central Vermont, and more than half of these are based in Montpelier. Because these numbers reflect only organizations such as theater and dance companies, art galleries, and musical groups, they do not encompass the myriad individual artists, artisans, perfonners, and crafts people who make Montpelier, and the other communities of Central Vennont, their home. . . . " . . . . . . . Visit Our Sculpture Garden - "Works by 7 Vermont Artists. The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services invite the public to visit a new exhibit of outdoor sculpture. The Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden is located at 134-136 State Street in Montpelier, next door to the Capitol Region Visitors Center and is fully accessible. It offers a wonderful place to picnic or just for quiet reflection." - - - - -

Vermont Crafts Council Artisans by Region, in: Eastern Vermont - North Central Vermont - Southern Vermont - Western Vermont- The Vermont Crafts Council provides artisans opportunities to share their work. View the Work of some of Vermont's Artisans and visit their Web Sites. - - - - - 'Asahel Powers - (1813-1846). "Born in Springfield, Vermont, he was an itinerant folk portraitist who traveled across the country from Vermont to Illinois, leaving portraits in many communities. Little is known about his early life, except that he began painting at about age 18 and traveled in the Northeast states. His early work was on wood panels, but by the 1830s, when he was traveling farther, he switched to canvas for ease of portability. He was not skilled with modeling the figure, and often hands are drooping and seem deformed. His figures invariably had still-life props and rich, detailed clothing. Towards the end of his life, he lived in Olney, Illinois where he died, likely in 1846 . . . "



Museums

Bennington Museum - [Bennington] . . . . . Billings Farm & Museum - [Woodstock] . . . . . Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - [Brattleboro] . . . . . Bread & Puppet Theater Museum - [Glover] . . . . . Cornish Colony Museum - [Windsor] . . . . . Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium - [St. Johnsbury] . . . . . Fleming Museum - [University of Vermont, Burlington] . . . . . Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - [Vergennes] . . . . . Middlebury College Museum of Art - [Middlebury] . . . . . Norman Rockwell Museum - [Rutland] . . . . . Shelburne Museum - [Shelburne] . . . . . St. Johnsbury Athenaeum - [St. Johnsbury] . . . . . Vermont Historical Society - "The Vermont Historical Society is the only organization in Vermont that collects artifacts, books, and documents that reflect the entire history of the state, including every geographical area and every chronological period. We preserve the history that makes Vermont a special place to live, work, and visit" . . . . . Vermont Marble - [Proctor] . . . . .



Professional Art Schools and Art Departments

University of Vermont Art Department - [Burlington] . . . . . Bennington College Visual and Performing Arts - [Bennington] . . . . . Art New England / MassArt Summer Workshops at Bennington College - [Massachusetts College of Art's Continuing Education Program] . . . . . Carving Studio & Sculpture Center - [West Rutland] . . . . . Castleton State College - [Castleton] . . . . . Frog Hollow Craft Schools - [Burlington, Middlebury, Manchester] . . . . . Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts - [Plainfield] . . . . . Green Mountain College Visual and Performing Arts - [Poultney] . . . . . Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education - [Townshend] . . . . . Johnson State College - [Johnson] . . . . . Vermont Studio Center - [Johnson] . . . . . Middlebury College Art Department - [Middlebury] . . . . . Norwich University - Architecture and Art [Northfield] . . . . . The Putney School Summer Programs - Visual and Performing Arts Workshops . . . . . . Saint Michael's College - [Colchester] . . . . . Vermont College of Fine Art - [Montpelier] . . . . . Vermont Independent School of the Arts - [Sharon] . . . . . Yestermorrow Design / Build School - [Warren] . . . . .



Art Organizations

Vermont Arts Council - [Montpelier] . . . . . "The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life." Advocacy, Partnerships, Publications, Awards, Grants, Arts Directory.

Vermont Studio Tour Map - Open Studio Weekend - "More than 100 Vermont craftspeople open their doors to the public during this state-wide event held each Memorial Day weekend. Visitors see the skill and process that goes into the production of quality crafts and are welcome to purchase the finished product. maps to the studios of participating artisans are available." - (Vermont Crafts Council)

Vermont Council on the Humanities - [Morrisville] . . . . . "The Council's mission in Vermont is to achieve a fully literate society, to strengthen the humanities in the educational system and in the discussion of public issues, and to foster an appreciation of the richness and diversity of our cultural heritages."

Division for Historic Preservation - [Montpelier] . . . . . "The Division for Historic Preservation is the public agency designated to be the advocate for historic and prehistoric properties in Vermont. The state has a rich heritage of historic resources, ranging from 10,000-year-old Native American sites to rambling 19th century farm complexes, to railroad-spawned villages of the 1870s, to gleaming streamlined diners built to serve auto-borne patrons of the 1930s. Each of these buildings, structures, and sites is important for what it can tell us about our history."

Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing - [Montpelier] . . . . .

All Arts Council of Franklin County - [Highgate] . . . . . "Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and members, these pages can be a growing, transforming, kaleidoscope of art, design, and art news. You can expect the appearance and layout to change regularly as digital artists, web designers, musicians and other members of the AAC hammer together pictures and code. Ever wonder what arts or cultural resources are available in Franklin County?"

Artisans' Hand - [Montpelier] . . . . . "Artisans Hand was founded in November, 1978, as a Christmas outlet for area artisans. Proving too successful in its first months to fold, Artisans Hand has continued, expanded, and refined itself. Now located in the center of Montpelier, the gallery is still cooperatively owned and run by area artisans, some the same who founded the store 24 years ago. The cooperative is proud of its teamwork and its commitment to selecting and displaying top quality contemporary Vermont craft work. Each month new work is juried by the board."

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - [Brattleboro] . . . . . "A private, non-profit organization founded in 1972, BMAC is a non-collecting museum which produces frequently changing exhibitions of current art. Educational programs are available for children, teachers and adult learners. Special events pepper the calendar. The Museum Shop carries wonderful items to complete a visit. An annual theme provides a structure and a focus for all Museum activities. The theme for 2004 is Exploring Place."

Burlington City Arts - [Burlington] . . . . . "Burlington City Arts strives to bring awareness of arts and culture into the City's neighborhood, schools, parks and senior centers. Its mission is to sustain and enhance the cultural life of the greater Burlington community, by organizing and sponsoring cultural events and programs and forming partnership with other organizations, which carry out community arts events and add to the city's public art. City Arts transformed the historic Ethan Allan Engine Company Number Four into the Firehouse Center for Visual Arts. Beside ongoing exhibitions the Firehouse Gallery offers life drawing classes, art tours for students of all ages and Summer Arts, a four-week-long children's summer art camp. Burlington City Arts also awards Community Arts Project Grants (CAPS) to a variety of artists and community organizations, such as painting programs for seniors, site specific environmental art projects and an internet band guide showcasing local musicians. In addition, City Arts sponsors and supports an ar-ray of Burlington's festivals, events and programs, such as the Battery Park Free Summer Concert Se-ries, the Burlington Stage and Screen Awards Din-ner, the Discover Jazz Festival, the Vermont Sym-phony Orchestra (VSO) Symphony Kids program and the Head Start Arts program."

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center - [West Rutland] . . . . . "The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is an educational organization dedicated to the creation and presentation of sculpture. Our studio environment integrates instructional workshops and residencies to foster sculptural investigation and cultural exchange. Our unique location among the abandoned marble quarries allows us to draw inspiration from the past while developing a vision for the future. From the tense drama of splitting a large block of marble to the fiery excitement of pouring molten metal to quiet, introspective modeling in clay, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center offers a wide variety of workshops to engage diverse artistic temperaments. The heart of our program, however, is the generous exchange between people from around the world."

Creative Ground / New England Cultural Database - (New England Foundation for the Arts)"The New England Cultural Database (NECD) is an online data warehouse containing financial, demographic, geographic, and other related information about businesses, cultural organizations and individual artists in New England. It provides a searchable, comprehensive tool to the New England state arts agencies, members of the cultural community, industry groups, researchers, and the general public. Building on NEFA's previous work in Cultural Mapping, all information in the database is geographically coded to allow searches by location and support a variety of analyses based on geographic area. The NECD currently houses over 18,000 records. Unfolding in stages throughout 2004 - 2006, the NECD will eventually represent all of New England's creative economy, by expanding to hold a comprehensive set of records that includes for-profit creative industry businesses, nonprofit cultural organizations, and individual artists. A system of tiered admittance will provide varying levels of access to the information contained in the database.

Frog Hollow - [Burlington, Middlebury, Manchester] . . . . . "Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center a non-profit visual arts organization, recognizes the intrinsic value of the arts and the impact they have on our human experience. Our mission is to develop and strengthen the vibrant connection to the creation, appreciation and support of fine Vermont craft through education, sales, and exhibition. Classes at the Frog Hollow Craft Schools range from Tadpole Art for little ones to classes for all ages, including glass blowing and jewelry making. Frog Hollow currently represents over 250 juried Vermont artisans, with galleries in Burlington, Middlebury and Manchester, and craft schools in Middlebury and Manchester, Vermont. Each gallery produces four to six special exhibits each year that represent local and national artisans. We invite you to experience the wonderful world of Vermont Craft on our website and at our galleries and craft schools. Thanks for your interest in our organization!"

Gallery at the Vault - [Springfiled] . . . . . "Believing that economic development could be fostered on many fronts and that visual projects could change perceptions, Nina Jamison, a folk artist and Springfield resident along with Alison Wallace, a Reading artist and gallery owner, proceeded to install local artists work in the vacant windows. The response from both the artists and the town was encouraging. Three months into the project Springfield Savings & Loan was contacted in order to gain additional financial support and to further expand and install even more art in empty windows. Up to this point Alison and Nina, both collectors, (pack-rats) of junktique, had used their respective basements as a source of decorative backgrounds and props. Morale was beginning to improve and an atmosphere more conducive to economic recovery had been initiated. Improved infrastructure projects and new streetlights greatly helped this emerging new energy progress."

Gallery Walk - [Brattleboro] . . . . . "Founded in 1995 - Gallery Walk qualifies as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization through its association with the Arts Council of Windham County. Exhibits and Events. Map.

Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education - [Townshend] . . . . . "The Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the processes of artistic creation and their integration into school and society. Central to our mission is The Hall Farm, a 221-acre retreat in Townshend, Vermont that provides an environment for artists, educators, and students to investigate, collaborate, and create. Programs for Artists - Direct support for working artists is provided through summer residencies at The Hall Farm, where they can devote sustained attention to creative endeavors. Residencies are offered at no cost for all types of artists at all stages of their careers. Fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, painters, performers, composers, photographers, sculptors, and other artists may apply. Residencies range from one week to one month and never overlap with other programming." - Residencies, Workshops for School Teachers, Education Outreach.

Historic New England . . . . . "The oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country (Formerly known as SPNEA, The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) . . . . A museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and an appreciation for its preservation . . . . Founded in 1910 to protect New England's cultural and architectural heritage, SPNEA is an internationally known museum and national leader in preservation, research, and innovative programming. SPNEA is headquartered in Boston, with museums located throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island."

In-Sight Photography Project, Inc. - [Brattleboro] . . . . . "The In-Sight Photography Project was conceived by Bill Ledger and John Willis when they were distracted by a large number of teenagers hanging around aimlessly in downtown Brattleboro and by the police who were moving them along for loitering. This scene was so distressing that they decided to teach a free course for these youths. The plan was to offer a one-time, one-month class during the summer break for area youth. Encouraged by an outpouring of community support, John and Bill built a gang darkroom and teaching facility at the Brattleboro Teen Center (now known as the Boys and Girls Club) and the one-month course quickly blossomed into a year-round program. . . . . In-Sight now offers photography courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels for students ages 11 to 18, and has had over 900 participants. Additionally, the IRS recognizes the project as a not-for-profit corporation, and public awareness of the benefits the organization provides to area youth is growing at an ever-increasing rate."

Mad River Valley Crafts Fair - [Kenyon's Field ~ Rte 100 ~ Waitsfield]

Montpelier Gallery Walk - First Fridays - "The Montpelier Gallery Walk was initiated to increase the promotion of and access to the artists, their studios, and gallery spaces in and around Montpelier's downtown. Offered on the first Friday of each month, the gallery walk is becoming increasingly popular and is among the many initiatives to strengthen and grow Montpelier's arts community."

The Mud Studio - [Middlesex] . . . . "Clay gallery and education center."

New England Foundation for the Arts - "We creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and audiences, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's creative sector."

Northeast Bastket Makers - "Northeast Basketmakers Guild was founded in 1985 by a group of five Connecticut basketmakers. Since then, the organization has grown to include hundreds of artists. Members are predominantly from the northeastern United States, but now include artists from around the world. The mission of Northeast Basketmakers Guild is to further the art of basketry by nurturing the development of new basketmakers, while celebrating and supporting accomplished basketmakers. Workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, basket sales, member conferences, scholarships, fundraisers, open weave events and the publication of a newsletter are included in the activities of the Guild throughout the year."

Northeast Kingdom Arts Council in Hardwick - [Hardwick] . . . . . "The Northeast Kingdom Arts Council, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in the historic Hardwick Town House. NeKArt's mission is to provide both educational and entertaining programming to the residents of the Northeast Kingdom and surrounding areas while preserving and maintaining the Hardwick Town House."

Northern Vermont Artists Association - [Essex Junction] . . . . . "Annual June show open to all members of the Northern Vermont Artist Association. Show is juried by a mixture of artists, college professionals and other individuals. The show will be held at the Mary Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville in 1997 and 1998. Approximately 60 artists work in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, stone, and metal."

Pentangle Council on the Arts - [Woodstock] . . . . . "For twenty years Pentangle has been bringing the highest quality music, theatre, dance, and art to the Upper Valley of Vermont. Every year Pentangle presents a fresh combination of talent - artists from across the nation, around the world, and remarkable Vermont artists from right in our own backyard . . . . Through its highly acclaimed and widely imitated Arts-in-Education program, Pentangle serves more than a thousand students by placing artists in residence in local public schools." Live Performancs, Movie Schedule, Arts in Education

The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project - (RAMP) is located in southeastern Vermont in the village of Bellows Falls, one of the five villages that comprise the township of Rockingham. RAMP is a missionary for the arts in the region. Through projects and partnerships, RAMP strives to: Develop awareness of the arts; Create vitality in the community with the arts; and Demonstrate that the arts can favorably impact the local economy. For the last three years, RAMP has furthered this mission by planting seeds that are now sprouting. It's exciting to see the potential of this fabulous community coming to fruition on so many fronts. RAMP looks forward to the future--working together on a range of projects."

Sculptfest at the Carving Studio - [West Rutland] . . . . . "An annual event held for the last six years, presents large-scale, outdoor installations. An invited curator selects up to ten artists to respond to the post-industrial landscape surrounding the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. The Studio works with Gawet Marble and Granite Company to accommodate individual artistic visions." - Get the pdf of 'Call to Artists' for the Sculptfest (September / October each year)

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities - ""The oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country . . . . A museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and an appreciation for its preservation . . . . Founded in 1910 to protect New England's cultural and architectural heritage, SPNEA is an internationally known museum and national leader in preservation, research, and innovative programming. SPNEA is headquartered in Boston, with museums located throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island." - Changing to: Historic New England

Southern Vermont Art Center - [Manchester]. . . . . "In the summer of 1929, five local artists banded together to display their works at the Dorset Town Hall. They were known as the Dorset Painters, and drew their inspiration from the mountains, meadows, hills and valleys of Southern Vermont, much as the Hudson River and Adirondacks "schools" of artists had done many decades earlier. The popularity of the Dorset Painters' annual August sale grew, and their association gained strength. In 1933 they incorporated as a non-profit organization, under the name Southern Vermont Artists, Inc. with 26 founding members. Since then, the group has flourished, and currently has more than 1600 members."

Stratton Art Festival - [Stratton Mountain] . . . . "Large, annual juried show in Sept/Oct with numerous art forms, including painting, sculpture, glass, metal, stone, and ceramics. The event also incorporates an extensive education program for children."

Studio Place Arts - [Barre] . . . . . "Studio Place Arts, Inc., affectionately known as "SPA", is a three-story community center for the visual arts in downtown Barre, Vermont. It is a fully-deductible, non-profit (50l(c)(3)) corporation devoted to creating broad community access to the visual arts. This means that professional artists, craftspeople, hobbyists, students, and visitors can come together as a community of peers in a climate of respect, creative excitement, and productive work. SPA is committed to downtown revitalization, to making the visual arts accessible to people from all walks of life, and to welcoming creative ideas for programming from all interested community members.

Tip Top Media and Arts Building - [White River Junction] . . . . . "The Tip Top Media and Arts Building houses 40 artists, creative businesses and healing practices in downtown White River Junction complimented by a cafe and bookstore. Semi-annual open houses showcase artist work. . . . . The building is open to the public."

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio - [White River Junction] . . . . . "Two Rivers Printmaking Studio supports working artists� exploration of printmaking media, and builds interest in the art and history of the print through workshops, seminars, lectures, and exhibitions. TRPS is a non-profit organization offering membership to artists and amateurs who are interested in learning and exploring new and traditional forms of printmaking. TRPS presents ongoing classes, workshops, lectures, field trips, and exhibitions in the art of the print, led by accomplished professionals and scholars in historical, contemporary and technical areas of printmaking. The studio is located in the Tip Top Building in White River Junction, Vermont, conveniently located to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. TRPS recognizes the expressive power of all printmaking media and offers relief, intaglio, stone and plate lithography, monotype, and serigraphy printmaking as well as their photographic adjuncts. The studio is a collegial, creative, and experimental environment, with excellent facilities."

T. W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center - [Montpelier]. . . . "The gallery was founded by Thomas Waterman Wood, president of the National Academy of Design from 1891 to 1899. The collections include 550 paintings by Wood and his contemporaries, including Asher Durand, J. G. Brown, William Beard, and Frederick Church. Art of the 1920s and 1930s include works by Joseph Stella, Reginald Marsh, and Raphael Soyer. The gallery also hosts 8 temporary exhibits each year, and one gallery is devoted to exhibits of Vermont artists. Activities include an annual juried show, concerts, lectures, and art classes for adults and children." [VMGA]

Vermont Arts Exchange - [Bennington] . . . . "Since 1992, Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) has been operating a community school of the arts and has developed an excellent track record of pioneering high quality arts education programs for area youth and their families in southern Vermont�s rural and underserved areas. From VAE�s headquarters at the Sage St. Mill, to low income housing sites and schools, VAE provides high quality multi-disciplinary arts classes including music, dance, and the visual arts for people of all ages and incomes. VAE�s educational programs include mentoring and community service opportunities for area youth as well as the opportunity to work with artists in classes that provide sequential learning."

Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center - [West Rutland] . . . . . "Creative and energetic staff, a dynamic hands-on Board of trustees and a host of helpful volunteers make the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center a continuing success. Intern and work-study personnel assist to ensure a high quality learning experience through our workshop season."

Vermont Center for Photography - [Brattleboro] . . . . . "In 1999 photographer Eric Slayton founded the Flat Street Studio and Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont as a space for adult photography instruction and gallery exhibition. Flat Street Gallery became a non-profit organization in 2001, and has since restructured under the name Vermont Center for Photography (VCP.) The Center is now an integral part of downtown Brattleboro's vibrant art scene and is a popular stop on its monthly Gallery Walk, celebrated as one of the best art venues in Vermont. In addition to hosting a new feature exhibit each month with an average of 200 visitors on opening night, VCP offers ongoing workshops, professional darkroom rental, exhibiting artist talks, and monthly portfolio critiques, among other regularly scheduled events. The relocation of the In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro's highly acclaimed youth-oriented photo program, to the space next door, helps make VCP an even greater force for promoting the art and craft of photography in southern Vermont."

Vermont Crafts Council - [Montpelier] . . . . "Vermont is home to some of the finest crafts people in the country. It has more artisans and artists per capita than any other state. The unusual beauty of Vermont's countryside and the solitude and peace found here nurture the creative spirit. Vermont's community of 1500 professional crafts people includes quilters, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, metal workers, weavers, and glassblowers." Includes: Vermont Artisans by Media

Vermont Festival of the Arts - [Mad River Valley] . . . . "A month long celebration of the arts in August in the towns and villages of the Mad River Valley and beyond. There is something for every interest, including music, performing arts, visual arts, cultural history tours, outdoor events, workshops, demonstrations, and culinary delights. Lodging packages available. Call 800-517-4247 for complete schedule of events. Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley." [Central Vermont Arts Guide]

Vermont Folklife Center - [Middlebury] . . . . "The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region. Through ongoing field research, a multimedia archive and an apprenticeship program, we document and conserve cultural heritage which could easily be lost; through exhibits, media, publication and educational projects, we bring recognition to the skills, talents and traditions of Vermonters, past and present. The Center has made preservation of the spoken word the core of its endeavors, and the VFC archive now comprises over 3,800 taped interviews, which have been transcribed and electronically indexed."

Vermont Quilt Festival - [Northfield] . . . . "New England's largest annual quilt event features exhibits of antique and new quilts, classes, lectures, sales and appraisals. The three-day festival takes place the third full weekend in July on the norwich University campus in Northfield." [Central Vermont Arts Guide]

Vermont Pastel Society - [Colchester] . . . . . "The Vermont Pastel Society (VPS) was founded in 1999 by artist Sean Dye of St. George, Vt., to foster connections among pastelists throughout Vermont and surrounding states. VPS is an inclusive society open to beginning as well as experienced pastel artists. All pastel artists are welcome to join whether they work with oil, dry or soft pastels. Current members come from all areas of Vermont as well as New Hampshire and Massachusetts. VPS is a growing (46+ members) all-volunteer organization that depends on individual members to implement its goals, among these, are sponsoring exhibits for VPS members and providing."

Vermont Studio Center - [Johnson] . . . . . "Founded in 1984 to support the making of art as the communication of spirit through form, the Vermont Studio Center is a nonprofit, year-round, international creative community, serving 600 artists and writers from across the country and around the world in the open, nurturing, supportive work environment of VSC's award-winning 30-building campus. As the country's largest artists' community, the 75 artists and writers participating each month in 4 - 12 week independent studio Residencies, are selected to represent an intentional mix of mediums, cultures, experience, and ages. In addition, the Studio Center provides the resource of 7 distinguished Visiting Artists / Writers per month, each spending a working week at VSC, presenting their own work, and being available to Residents for optional individual studio visits and writing conferences."

Arts Council of Windham County - [Brattleboro]

YesterMorrow Design / Build School - [Warren] . . . . . "Since 1980, Yestermorrow has been one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Specializing in residential design, ecologically-sound construction, fine woodworking and architectural craft, our 1-day to 2-week hands-on courses are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional."






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