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Timothy Barry

Timothy Barry

Tim Barry is a self taught painter, working in acrylics, pastels and oils. His paintings depict his appreciation and joy of nature and the tranquility of painting these scenes on canvas, expecially the remembered scenes of Vermont. Tim also enjoys painting lighthouses, ships and birds. The chickadee is his favorite...the brave little bird that stays through the long, cold winter.

Mary Alice Brenner

Mary Alice Brenner

I am beginning to realize how much pure work art is. I have been painting seriously since retirement and taking lessons to improve my technique and I now know I have a long way to go. It is a joy to paint and I am so encouraged by my fellow artists and artistic children and grandchildren. I also appreciate comments received from those who view my work and am gratified when I sell some of my paintings.

My watercolor paintings have been shown with the Wooden Horse Arts Guild and...

Carleen Cote

Carleen Cote

Carleen Cote was born in Canada and moved to Vermont in 1963. Carleen has loved cloth and sewing since she was a child. She tells of searching for materials to put together and choosing exciting colors and patterns. Carleen began quilting when her two children were young and decided to begin her business of Crafted Quilt items when she retired from the Newport Comcast Cable company. "I love doing what I do with the fabrics. I love shopping for the materials. I love sharing this avocation...

Sharon Diner

Sharon Diner

Sharon's venture into making polymer clay jewelry began in 2004.
A career working in the fashion industry in Montreal gave her an appreciation of ‘wearable art’ . The versatility of working with polymer clay allows her to make brilliantly colored, one of a kind jewelry to wear, enhancing any garment.
Using the clay as her focus, she complements the colors with the use of crystals, metals and gemstones.
Sharon's jewelry may be seen at Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Newport,...

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald of Hyde Park, VT has been “turning wood” for only two years since he fully retired from a “nine to five” life.  Mike likes to experiment with many different woods, including Spalted Maple.  (This writer loves this wood for its “map-like” design.)  Mike’s other favorites are Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Butternut and Sugar Maple.  Mike takes advanced classes in woodturning from Nick Rosato, who works with chunks of wood, and has taught Michael that “One of the exciting aspects...

Ruth Genco

Ruth Genco

Ruth Gerhart Genco was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and studied art in various venues in that city. She married Rev. John Genco in 1957 and moved to Randolph, Vermont where they pastored two churches until 1970 and then moved to Derby, Vermont where they pastored the Derby United Church and the Morgan United church until 1991. They took a short retirement. They now pastor the Lowell Congregational Church in Lowell, Vermont. Ruth and John are the parents of three children and the...

P.J. Hammond

P.J. Hammond

P.J. Hammond resides on the Canadian border in Newport, Vermont. In 1990 she was invited to have a one-woman exhibition in Iceland, after having gone there to paint on two previous occasions. Her paintings have since been exhibited in Quebec, Canada, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Texas, North Dakota and Vermont. The exhibition in Red Deer was of her Icelandic work shown in connection with an Icelandic Symposium, as was her Icelandic Show in North Dakota in 2001.

During this period, Mrs....

Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart is a self-taught artist who paints in oils. Her main interests lie with subjects having to do with the sea, islands and flowers. She has painted with Southern artists Marian Mellon Goodyear, Arleene Rosenberry, and Jennifer Kassing-Bradley,-all well-known artists in the Beaufort, South Carolina area.

Ellen spends her time with her husband and three cats between Hartland, VT., and St. Helena Island, SC. Her hobby is gardening in her daylily gardens. She has shown her art in...

Steffi Heuss

Steffi Heuss

Steffi Heuss has crafted fine silver jewelry in her studio in Irasburg, Vermont since 1967. Steffi was born in Berlin, Germany and studied goldsmithing in Germany from 1959 - 1964. She has owned her own shop, "Silver and Crafts" since 1971 in Irasburg. Her work can be seen in shops throughout Vermont and New England.

Georgia Higley

Georgia Higley

Georgia Higley is a self-taught Vermont water color artist, formerly from Guilford, now residing in Lowell, Vt.  She previously organized and exhibited at the Exhibition of Guilford Artists sponsored by the Guilford Historical Society.  Her sketches were also published in the Historical Society’s 1991 publication of “Guildford Sketches”.

Georgia studied Japanese Brush Painting with Marty Fiedler and has attended workshops given by Frank Webb, AWS and Zoltan Zsabo, AWS.

The...

Hutch and Ricka - Leather

Hutch and Ricka - Leather

I began working with leather over fifty years ago. One of the first things I made was a small clutch for my mother – now my granddaughter has it.

I was born in southern Vermont and joined the US Navy right out of high school. I made custom items for my shipmates to give to their families while we were at sea – thirteen years of my twenty-six in the US Navy. I really started to expand my knowledge and proficiency in the early 80’s – I was an electronics instructor in northern...

Hutch and Ricka – Wood

Hutch and Ricka – Wood

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working with wood – from building forts from scrap lumber from around the house to fixing up the playhouse with wood which floated down the river.

When we moved from North Central Mass to Southern NH; my first day of school I was told I could take woodshop instead of Home Economics – which was a rarity in the early 70’s. Three years later I earned the “Golden Hammer” award for excellence in woodshop (above all the ‘boys’).

In the...

Patricia Lipinski

Patricia Lipinski

Through the years my husband and I have enjoyed art. We purchased our first painting together when we were just 21 years old. We still have that painting today. After a busy life in business and working as a Registered Nurse and raising a family, we settled here in the Northeast Kingdom.

The beauty of Vermont has been my inspiration to paint . At the great age of 65 I started my adventure in painting. Watercolors flow freely like the hills and valleys of Vermont and it is with this...

Richard & Vera Long

Richard & Vera Long

Richard and Vera Long, moved to the Northeast Kingdom, Holland, VT, on October 3, 2003 and were overwhelmed by its beauty and serenity.
We were both born in Cambridge, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, but always shared a love for the mountains, colder weather and snow.
After graduation, Richard joined the Navy and we were married one year later. He became a brick mason, a Chesapeake Bay Waterman and farmed raising hay for mushroom plants in Pennsylvania. We also...

Jim Maas

Jim Maas

Jim Maas, a retired Orthopedic Surgeon, moved to Vermont in 1978 to begin his Professional career and raise a family in the lifestyle of the Northeast Kingdom. Over the years, as a hobby, Jim dabbled in many different mediums before discovering the art of fine bird carving. Initially he tried whittling, however, after attending a seminar with Master Carver Floyd Scholz became hooked on power carving. The three dimensional aspect of bird carving appealed to his artistic sensibilities and his...

Elaine Magalis

Elaine Magalis

Elaine Magalis is one of those creative people turned “cozy mystery writer” who shows up almost everywhere today. “The Body in the Butter Churn” and “The Organist who Wore Gloves” are already well-read by many followers. Elaine was born in Denver, Co. and grew up in San Francisco. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy at San Francisco State, followed by a Master’s Degree in Religious Thought at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. After a stint at teaching at the College level,...

Camilla Mead

Camilla Mead

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er years of raising a family, directing church choral and Handbell choirs on Cape Cod, I "discovered" the art of making porcelain dolls.  Today my reproduction antique dolls and others are sold coast to coast.  I continue to make dolls in my small studio in North Troy, pouring the molds and carefully recreating new dolls from start to the last stitch in the clothing.

I continue to occasionally make dolls in my small studio in North Troy, pouring the molds and...

Bonnie Nash

Bonnie Nash

My adventure creating art from fiber first began when we sheared alpacas that we raised on our farm in the Northeast kingdom of Vermont. It was impossible to resist handling their soft, luxurious fleeces. As I began the journey of creating art with alpaca fiber my visionary spirit directed me to work with all types of fibers including silk, soy and other natural plant and animal fibers. To execute one-of-a-kind artwork I integrate these various fibers using wet, dry, and needle felting...

Chris Nicotera

Chris Nicotera

I have been playing the guitar for 40 years and the Celtic harp for almost two decades. After teaching music in public elementary schools, for close to 30 years, I retired to teach guitar and Celtic harp in my own studio and the surrounding area. Music has been my focus for many years and I hold an Associates’ degree in Jazz performance, a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Music Education. After taking the Hospice volunteer training course I have played my harp for many...

Jennifer Ranz

Jennifer Ranz

I love using my hands and working with a variety of materials for creative expression. I live in a quiet, peaceful, unspoiled part of Vermont and am nourished daily by the visual surroundings. My love for this beautiful area inspires my artwork in ceramics and painting. I have been working with clay for nearly 40 years and enjoy transforming it into a variety of shapes that become sometimes decorative, whimsical but almost always functional. Each ceramic piece is completely handmade by me; the...

Harold Rowlee

Harold Rowlee

What started out as a joke for his wife, daughter, granddaughter and daughter-n-law, has turned into an artistic ability Harold never knew he had. He made earrings for all of his girls for Christmas a couple of years ago and everyone loved them. Once he semi-retired from his “day job”, Harold started carving more jewelry pieces and then tried his hand at carving figures out of the many antlers we have collected over the years from our red deer herd. No animal is harmed in the harvesting of...

Josy Shurtleff

Josy Shurtleff

Josephine Shurtleff (likes to be called Josy), and her husband, Wes, live in Barton, Vt. where they are renovating the Old Barton Golf Club as their year round home. Josy, formerly of Massachusetts, is a multi-talented artist of oils, watercolors and pencil drawings, and more recently the making of porcelain dolls. “I studied the art of oils and watercolors under the tutelage of Fox Run Studios in Mattapoisett, MA. I love to draw and paint, and make porcelain dolls, cloth dolls, rabbits AND...

John W. Stevens

John W. Stevens

John W. Stevens is a widely published author.  His conservative views are a result of his life experiences. John served his country in the United States Air Force and in civilian life as an advisor to the President’s Office of Science and Technology, and for 15 years as
Chairman of the Tri-County Selective Service Board. 

At the state level he served Vermont as a member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Energy, as Director of the Conservation Society of Southern...

Sydney Stevens

Sydney Stevens

As a mixed media artist and compulsive collector, there’s nothing I like more than spending time in my studio creating art and "communing with my stuff." That process resulted in the design of several lines of one-of-a-kind note and gift cards. Each card begins with papers I paint by hand and embellish with international postage stamps, vintage ephemera, found objects, bindis, crystals, glitter, ribbon and roses. All are unique and most are suitable for framing.

Recently I’ve begun...

Francis L. Varkala

Francis L. Varkala

Graduate of : 
Fairleigh Dickinson University  1974  BS (Business Management)

 US Navy veteran- aircrewman (ASW) and electronic technician

A native of South Jersey, I moved to Vermont with my wife Elizabeth in 2004. Although I have had many artistic pursuits in life, including painting, lapidary, woodworking, and stained glass, photography has always been my passion.   While in New Jersey, I participated in hundreds of art shows from Long Beach Island to Cape May,...

Nicole Warner

Nicole Warner

Nicole was born in Indiana and moved to Vermont in 2006. She lives in Derby with her husband Dave, a native Vermonter, and their two children Allison and Ajay. Her love of painting came early in life and she has spent her life developing her unique style. She paints in oils and acrylics and uses soft colors, tones and textures in a way that creates "light" and "air" and a certain depth that draws the eye, tells a story and invokes a memory. Nicole's fascination with colors and the movement...

Leona White

Leona White

Leona White is a "REAL" Vermonter. She was born and grew up in Newport Center, Vt. Has spent time in Rome, Germany, New Brunswick, and Victoria, Canada.
Along the way to becoming an artist, she was a baker, a parent and grandparent. She lives with her husband in Irasburg, Vermont. Leona began painting at age 53, teaching herself and then taking a few classes from CCV.
She first showed her paintings at the Flying Goose gallery and has shown her work several times with the Wooden Horse...

Frederick Wilson

Frederick Wilson

I was born and grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts. After high school I enlisted in the Marines. After my service time I earned degrees in business management and several certifications while pursuing a 40+ year career in computer technology and business management. In 1987 I spotted a fellow painting “Plein Air”  (painting in the open air).  I stopped and talked to him and he invited me to paint with him. I have been at it ever since, learning and working in a variety of mediums. Other than...


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