Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Central VT Artists
Vermont’s Open Studio Weekend is 1 1/2 weeks away. Time to start cleaning the studio.
Ugh. Any volunteers?
If you’re planning on visiting my studio (and you totally should!), you can visit other great artists within a 20ish minute drive of here. This year, Vermont Hand Crafters has a hub location at Vermont College and is hosting seven artists.
This adds up to a total of 24 artists participating in the central Vermont area (we represent!). Artists are offering exhibits and demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, sculpting, weaving, painting, 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 2011. 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 (they’re an official Regional Information Center)
- Print out a full copy
- View a detailed map of Washington County on the Vermont Crafts Council website
Here’s the rundown of who’s who (click on the links to learn more about specific artists):
- #205 – Sans Souci Studios/Carrie Rouillard: Original wearable paper mache masks
- #206 – L. Koehler Pottery/Leslie Koehler: Majolica glazed terracotta earthenware
- #207 – Blackthorne Forge/Steven Bronstein: Functional, sculptural, contemporary ironwork
- #208 – Fred Varney: Stained glass panels, lamps
- #209– Vermont Floorcloths and Fiber Arts/Sandy Ducharme: Handpainted canvas rugs, hooked wool rugs
- #209 – Adirondack Furniture/Richard Ducharme: Outdoor furniture, chairs and gliders
- #210 – Stephanie Krauss/Green Mountain Hooked Rugs: Traditional hand hooked rugs
- #211 – Thistle Hill Pottery/Jennifer Boyer: Functional stoneware pottery
- #212 – Art Tiles – Janice Walrafen: Handmade tiles, murals, sculptures
- #213 – Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
- #214 – Frank Woods: Landscape, figurative painting, mixed media
- #214 – Pete Talbot: Illustration, cartoons, comics, cute monsters
- #215 – Vermont Hand Crafters: Hub site
- Annie’s Dolls – Ann Moody: Handmade dolls
- Bob & Deb’s Sugarhouse – Robert Weaver & Deb Salzarulo: Handcrafted wood musical instruments, mosaic ornaments, and larger wall pieces
- Jeri Canfield: Traditional patchwork and machine applique bed quilts, wall art, and kitchen accessories
- Oodles and Cadoodles – Virginia Kerrigan: Pillows, blankets, and home accessories made out of recycled fabrics
- Stacie Mincher Designs: Brooches, barrettes, pendants and earrings, covered with recycled zipper designs
- Khaos Designs – David Kaczynski: Contemporary jewelry and accessories inspired from nature and contemporary art forms
- Simply Rustic – JoAnn Flanagan: Sculptured bowls, baskets, and boxes
- #216 – Hunger Mountain Arts/Ira Sollace & Cindy Griffith: Pastel, painting, fiber sculpture
- #217 – Jayne Shoup: Pastel paintings, landscapes, florals
- #218 – Ann’s Weavery – Ann Lovald: Looms, rugs, yarns, weaving instruction
- #219 – Montpelier Mud – Michael Sullivan: Functional pottery
I created the map below to help you plan your travels. Because the studios are so close to each other, you can visit quite a few of them within a short period of time.