Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Montpelier Watershed Artists
The last bunch of artists I’d like to give exposure to for Vermont’s upcoming Open Studio Weekend are the Montpelier Watershed Artists. This is my home crew – if I were participating, I’d be working with this great group of folks to get the word out.
The Montpelier Watershed Artists are offering 11 artist studios/galleries with exhibits and demonstrations of demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, sculpting, weaving, photography, rug hooking, and more.
I’ll be referring to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the Vermont Studio Tour Guide 2009. There are several ways to get your hands on a map:
- Pick up a copy at Artisans Hand Craft Gallery at the intersection of State and Main Streets in Montpelier
- Print out a full copy
- View detailed maps by county on the Vermont Crafts Council website
Here’s the rundown of who’s who in the Montpelier Watershed Artists (click on the links to learn more about specific artists):
- #213 – Carrie Rouillard/San Souci Studios: Original wearable paper mache masks
- #219 – Elaine Rossi/Under Fire:Stoneware Pottery
- #220 – Alan Paschell: Figurative Clay Sculpture
- #221 – Stephanie Krauss/Green Mountain Hooked Rugs: Traditional Hooked Rugs
- #222 – Janice Walrafen/Art Tiles: Ceramic Tiles, Sculptures, Puppet Theatre
- #223 – Annie Tiberio Cameron: Fine Art Nature Photography
- #224 – Karen Henderson: Handwoven Collage, Dyed Landscapes and Jim Gallagher: Sculptural Rock Masks
- #225 – Lochlin Smith: Sculptural Art Jewelry, Mixed Metals
- #226 – The Cheshire Cat/Lucy Ferrada: Handpainted Clothing and Shoes
- #227 – T. W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center
- #228 – Montpelier Mud/Michael Sullivan: Collective Pottery Studio & Gallery
Luckily, these studios are close to each other either. You can visit quite a few studios within a short period of time.