Green Mountain Woodcarvers October 2022 Carve-In

Hands of older, light-skinned person. The left hand is wearing a Kevlar carving glove and holding a partially-carved piece of wood. The right hand is holding a carving knife and is carving the wood.

Stop in to watch a wood carver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum for one of their monthly meetings!

At the Carve-In, carvers talk and work on a variety of woodcarving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/

Artist Reception for “Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function”

Monoprint art: A black feather, vertical on a yellow-gold background, with a red-shading-to-charcoal spiral of other feathers overlaying it. "Feather Spiral" © 1997 by Carol MacDonald and shown by permission.

What happens when you mix art, playfulness, and insights from birds? Creativity influenced by feather color and pattern, frills and function! From bower birds to city pigeons, feathers come in thousands of sizes and colors, fantastic shapes, in different seasons, and for many reasons. Artists, photographers and poets illustrate, incorporate, and delight in the many kinds, colors, and shapes of feathers.

Explore the art and meet some of our artists, poets, writers, and photographers. You are welcome to come early to the Museum and stay for the reception; come at the time of the reception; or just drop in part way through!

Included with Museum admission, donations welcome. Please register. If we know how many people are coming , we can have enough refreshments, chairs, and so on.


Although the art is indoors, the reception will be generally outdoors, weather permitting.

Read more about the show at https://birdsofvermont.org/2021/12/02/call-to-artists-fine-feathers/

Image: “Feather Spiral”: monoprint © 1997 by Carol MacDonald

Fine Feathers, at play with structure and function | 2022 community art show

collage of polaroid photos of submissions to Fine Feathers art show

Our 2022 art show, Fine Feathers, features over 70 works, chosen from over 250 submissions from artists, photographers, and poets. Each piece is inspired by birds and their feathers. The creators are influenced by feather colors, shapes, patterns, and functions. Through illustration, painting, textile, collage, photography, sculpture, and the written word, these creative expressions are as varied as the feathered creatures they depict. Continue reading “Fine Feathers, at play with structure and function | 2022 community art show”

Green Mountain Woodcarvers May 2022 Carve-In

Hands of older, light-skinned person. The left hand is wearing a Kevlar carving glove and holding a partially-carved piece of wood. The right hand is holding a carving knife and is carving the wood.

Stop in to watch a wood carver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum!

At the Carve-In, carvers talk and work on a variety of woodcarving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/

Deadline for submissions to Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function

Today’s the day! Submit artworks in any media, by new or returning artists, of any age, to our Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function 2022 art show before midnight!

Submit up to 3 pieces by using our online form at https://tinyurl.com/bovm-fine-feathers or by sending no more than three (3) files to museum@birdsofvermont.org. Please put “Submission for Fine Feathers art show from [Your Name]” as the email subject. File types accepted are .jpg (visual art); .mp3, .mp4 (music/video); .pdf (e.g., stories, poems). If you do not have email, you may send up to three prints to the Museum, attention: Fine Feathers art show. We require contact information and a description of work (media, artwork size, when made, etc.).

Entries are due by Monday, March 21, 2022.

Continue reading “Deadline for submissions to Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function

Handwork and Happiness (February)

9 crocheted owls in a small pile

Gather with a few fellow handcrafters at the Museum this winter. Bring your own project:  woodcarving, knitting, sketchbook, quilting, poems-in-progress, field notebook, crochet, etc. Cider, coffee and good company provided.

Max: 9 people • waitlist available
Suggested donation: $5 – $10
Pre-registration required. Call (802) 434-2167 or register online now:

making a felted owl: Work In Process 2 (wrapping soft gray wool around wool body; work is on a plastic-protect foam pad to protect needles and work surface) The center bird is a White-breasted Nuthatch crocheted by E. Spinney nature journaling and sketching materials

 

Handwork and Happiness (January)

J. Malone led a group of Girl Questers in making an entire exhibit of felted birds.

Gather with a few fellow handcrafters at the Museum this winter. Bring your own project: woodcarving, knitting, sketchbook, quilting, poems-in-progress, field notebook, crochet, etc. Tea, coffee and good company provided.

Suggested donation: $5 towards heat
Max 9 each session (may change based on COVID-19 cases in Vermont)
Pre-registration required.


Come in February too!

child making leaf-rubbing hands of an old man carving a small bird from wood Needle felted owls by M. Barnes and K. Talmage. Wool, less than 2" tall.

 

Handwork and Happiness (December)

Gather with a few fellow handcrafters at the Museum this winter. Bring your own project:  woodcarving, knitting, sketchbook, quilting, poems-in-progress, field notebook, crochet, etc. Cider, coffee and good company provided.

Max: 9 people • waitlist available
Suggested donation: $5 – $10
Pre-registration required.




We’ll probably be doing this again. We’re looking at
Jan 9 or 23
February TBD

E. Talmage repurposes old books into paper sculptures, like this birdhouse from an old Audubon encyclopedia. many paint brushes child making leaf-rubbing

 

Call to Artists: Fine Feathers

Fine Feathers:
at play with structure and function

What happens when you mix art, playfulness, and insights from birds? Creativity influenced by feather color and pattern, frills and function! From bower birds to city pigeons, feathers come in thousands of sizes and colors, fantastic shapes, in different seasons, and for many reasons. Which of these emerge in your art? We want to know!
Continue reading “Call to Artists: Fine Feathers”

Handwork and Happiness (November)

9 crocheted owls in a small pile

Gather with a few fellow handcrafters at the Museum this winter. Bring your own project:  woodcarving, knitting, sketchbook, quilting, poems-in-progress, field notebook, crochet, etc. Cider, coffee and good company provided.

Max: 9 people • waitlist available
Suggested donation: $5 – $10
Pre-registration required


We’ll probably be doing this more than once. We’re looking at
Dec 12
Jan 9 or 23
February TBD

making a felted owl: Work In Process 2 (wrapping soft gray wool around wool body; work is on a plastic-protect foam pad to protect needles and work surface) nature journaling and sketching materials E. Talmage repurposes old books into paper sculptures, like this birdhouse from an old Audubon encyclopedia.