Vermont’s Open Studio Weekend is 1 1/2 weeks away.
Yep, you heard that right!
This year is the debut of the first (and hopefully annual) Foliage Vermont Open Studio Weekend!
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.
And as you can see in the image at right, the studios in the heart of Vermont form a sweet little heart.
Central Vermont has a lot to offer this October – exhibits and demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, sculpting, weaving, painting, photography, illustration, and more.
I’ll be referring to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the Vermont Foliage Studio Tour 2011 Guide. 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):
- #124: Vermont Floorcloths and Fiber Arts/Sandy Ducharme: Handpainted canvas rugs, hooked wool rugs
- #125: Fred Varney: Stained glass panels, lamps
- #126: Blackthorne Forge/Steven Bronstein: Functional and sculptural, contemporary ironwork
- #127: Kent Museum at Historic Kent’s Corner: Multiple craft artists showing and demonstrating at this historic museum in conjunction with the Calais Foliage Festival, silent auction to benefit CERF+
- #128: Adamant Community Art Center: Paintings, papier-mache, jewelry
- #129: Hunger Mountain Arts/Ira Sollace & Cindy Griffith: Pastel, painting, fiber sculpture
- #130: Seminary Art Center/Mame McKee: Clay, studio art, workshops, demonstrations, classes
- #130: N3 Pottery/Shannon Morrison: Wheel thrown functional pottery, with sgraffito
- #131: YeloDog Design/Sarah-Lee Terrat: Color-filled, humorous, murals and illustrations
- #132: Jeremy Ayers Pottery: Colorful, high-fire, stoneware, pottery for daily use
- #133: Ann’s Weavery/Ann Lovald: Looms, rugs, yarns, weaving instruction
- #134: Montpelier Mud/Michael Sullivan: Functional pottery
- #135: Annie Tiberio Cameron Photography: Photography, botanicals, abstracts, nature, wilderness
- #136: Linda Berg Maney: Colorful, interesting, abstract paintings
- #136: Missy Storrow: Expressionist watercolor paintings, photographs
- #137: Art Resource Association: Central Vermont artists, paintings, sculpture
- #138: Thistle Hill Pottery/Jennifer Boyer: Functional stoneware pottery
- #139: Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
I created the map below to help you plan your travels. Depending on your route, you should double-check for any road closures that are still in effect due to Irene. The State of Vermont created this awesome map that has the most up-to-date information on road closures.