fbIn 2009, with an eye toward expanding its showcase of Vermont artists, the Guild doubled its retail space and added a gallery room called The Backroom Gallery for special exhibits. We invite Vermont’s most talented artists and crafts folk to exhibit their work in one-person or collaborative shows. These special shows are publicized and reported in area newspapers, websites, community calendars and via the Guild’s vast email and postal mailing lists. We host Artist receptions with a fine selection of food and drink to welcome the public to the newest exhibit.  Gallery shows run for approximately 6 weeks.

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild

Announces an exciting New Exhibit

FIBER:  NO Boundaries

Planets at Play

                       Planets At Play

 

 Judy B. Dales:  QUILTS

Opossum Felt

Amanda Weisenfeld:  FELT

Colonnade

 

Delsie Hoyt:  BRAID

April 17 to June 1, 2019

A Little about the artists:

               Judy  B. Dales has influenced fellow quilters around the world, through exhibitions in solo and group shows, instructional books, her works included in many books, as well as spreading her love of her craft in workshops and teaching seminars.  Judy writes in her artist statement:  “The techniques and materials I have chosen to work with influence, and sometimes restrict, my artistic choices.  I consider these limitations a challenge to both my creativity and skill . . . These ensure that each image is distilled to its purest form, stylized but still recognizable.”

              Delsie Hoyt has shown her braided rugs and hangings in Folk Life and Crafts Exhibitions as well as in workshops as an instructor through the country.  Delsie writes “I was inspired by the complex artistry of my Great-Grandmother, Annette “Nettie” Nelson, drew out of this simple craft over a centruy ago.  Nettie’s unique braided “Pinwheel” was a major break with rug-making conventions of her time.”   Delsie continues this daring work beyond the ordinary in her unique designs stepping beyond the margins we expect in braiding with pastoral landscapes, architectural passages and swirling galaxies.

              Amanda Weisenfeld calls herself a “Traditional rolling, pounding, soapy water hand felter.”  She has turned what started as a functional felt art into a story telling genre, featuring gnomes, ravens, foxes, porcupines and all kinds of creatures including the Scandinavian Tomten, playing among the animals.  She also transforms these fantasies into fanciful lamps, storybook wall hangings, placemats, dolls, ball and cards.  Amanda state, “I started out as a biology major, morphed into Environmental studies, and end up finding my forever home in felt art.”  

 

  (The Back Room Gallery is Open M-Sat from 10:30 - 5:30)

Coming June 5th

 More than Fish to Fry 

Rachel love Narwhale

Wild Wet Watery Wonders

 Art of Rachel  Laundon 

 

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For more information about the Backroom Gallery shows please contact James M Frase-White, Back Room Gallery Curator at 802-748-0158 or – email c/o the Guild:  nekguild@gmail.com (ATTN: James) or at his home email; jimfw420@gmail.com