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Book Signing on November 19th, 2016

Please join us on Saturday, November 19th at Fiddleheads to welcome two prominent Vermont Authors:
Catherine Holm & Tanya Sousa
Both have won numerous literary awards and will be on hand to discuss their works as well as sell and sign their books!
Both authors will be in-house from noon to 5 pm.

Creativity and connecting people with the idea that all living things deserve respect and kindness are the two most important threads running through New England author Tanya Sousa’s life. Her writing credits include the award-winning picture book, Life is a Bowl of Cherry Pits (Radiant Hen Publishing) and an environmental fiction novel, The Starling God (Forestry Press), which was on the shortlist in 2015 for the national Green Earth Book Awards. She also writes for magazines such as Vermont Magazine and Northern Woodlands Magazine and for anthologies such as the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. For more about Tanya and her work, visit her author page at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6206702.Tanya_Sousa

Award-winning author Catherine Holm lives in Norton, VT, and writes about the landscape, our ties to nature, and our bond with our feline animal companions. She is the author of the cat themed memoir Driving with Cats, literary short story collections Voice Lessons and My Heart is a Mountain, and the cat fantasy novel The Great Purr. She is a contributor to anthologies, and her short story "Sideways" (in the anthology Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes) won the Cat Writers' Association President's Award in 2016. Catherine is also a freelance writer, and she teaches yoga in Canaan. For more information about Catherine and her work, visit www.catherineholm.com. For directions, Fiddleheads can be reached at 603-237-9302.





Past In-Store Artisan Schedule

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 DATE  ARTISAN  DESCRIPTION

5/7/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Barbara Grant 
Zantangle 

 

Barbara became interested in Zentangle in March of 2010. As she explored this new art form, she began to realize its benefits of relaxation and providing an interesting, simple and portable creative outlet. In stride with her own philosophy of keeping things simple and desiring to share this form with other people, both in the local community and her business, Enchanted Acres,  Barbara decided to become certified to teach it. She completed the Zentangle Teacher Training Seminar taught by Zentangle’s founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, in October, 2010.

 

 

Zentangle is a relatively new art form that is fun and relaxing. With Zentangle, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It increases focus and creativity. This art form provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. It is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest. Zentangle provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitates a shift in focus and perspective. It has been known to relieve stress, assist with eye/hand coordination, team building and self-esteem. Barbara will also be offering workshops throughout the day, and all are encouraged to call 237-9302 for further information on times and cost. Maybe treat Mom or yourself to a class that will leave you feeling inspired!    
 

6/4/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Lana Gilcris
Needle Felting



Felted Moose


Lana will be bringing her unique art form of needle felting to Fiddleheads on Saturday, June 4th, and will be demonstrating her art form as well as have items for sale. Growing up on a 150 acre farm in Northern Vermont, Lana had opportunities to sketch the domestic and wild animals around her. The animals seem to come to life on the canvases she created, the eyes of the animals becoming windows to their virtual soul. She then turned to felting, using the barbed needle to poke into the felting, creating her whimsical creatures. Lana turns to her art for comfort in times of pain or stress and is constantly seeking new venues to learn and explore. Her art room overflows with acrylics, watercolors and oils. An antique trunk holds her precious needle-felting supplies. Lana also has interests in stained glass, wood-burning and basket making. This multi-talented artisan has had her work in many shops and galleries and has won several awards as well as being an artisan in residence at the Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. She enjoys her time spent there, sharing her talents with hotel guests. Lana currently resides in Northern New Hampshire and is pursuing her Bachelors degree in K-8 education.
7/30/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Pat Klinefelter
Painting Demo
Acrylics/Oils 

Windmill Wonder by Patricia Klinefelter
"Windmill Wonder"
  Patricia Klinefelter 
Patricia Klinefelter's watercolors, oils, pastels, ink and charcoal paintings capture various pastoral settings and scenes from the islands of coastal Georgia, the New England states and countries she has visited throughout the world. 

Ms. Klinefelter is a noted portrait and still life artist who has exhibited her works in Canada and the United States.  She has participated in individual, juried and non-juried art shows.  She has studied at the Mass College of Art and has taken a number of classes with noted artists (Peter Granucci, Tom Lynch, Chuck Parsons, and Ken Wallin) throughout the United States. 
 
Ms. Klinefelter is a member of the Glynn Art Association, the Jekyll Island Art Association, the International Artists Association, the Plein Air Painters of New Hampshire and St. Simons Island, Georgia, the Connecticut River Artisan Group, and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Pat will have her paintings for sale and will be demonstrating her painting styles.
8/26/2011

3:00 PM
to
8:00 PM

MOOSE
FESTIVAL

Scott McKibben
Woodworking

 
9/24/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Deb Sargent
Mandala's

 
10/22/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Judi Calhoun
JAC Art

Watercolor Demo



"Balsams Hotel"
Watercolor

Judi CalhounJudy discovered her talent at age 8, when her mother gave her an assignment to draw an ice skater, and to the amazement of her mother she accomplished the project with outstanding results.  It was not until she was 14 old when she sold her first painting that she began to take art seriously.

As an adult she switched to another medium, and embarked on a career in photography, selling many of her photos in the corporate world, and magazines such as San Diego Home and Garden.
11/19/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Daniel Duhaime
Native Bead Work

 
12/17/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Michele Johnsen
Acrylic Painting Demo
Michele JohnsenMichele is a visual artist and art educator currently teaching in the Colebrook Academy and Elementary Schools. Her journey into the visual arts have led her to explore a variety of mediums over the last 35 years. Printmaking, watercolor, calligraphy and colored pencil have all played a prominent role in many of her pieces. She currently works predominantly in acrylic paints, creating large canvases inspired by the powerful New Hampshire landscapes in which she resides.

Michele has an Associates Degree and Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Granite State College of New Hampshire.

Michele's works are currently at Fiddleheads and she will be demonstrating as well as selling various works of her art.

12/17/2011

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Linda Lomansney
Deedas Baskets

Deeda's Baskets
Basket Weaving Demo
 A native Vermonter, Linda comes from a traditional artisan family where weaving, sewing and painting were the norm. Enjoying all the diversity, she took a basket weaving class to add to her long list of abilities. Over the years, she has exhibited in art shows, sold her baskets at fairs, performed demonstrations and currently teaches classes. Linda makes most of her designs in the traditional style using reed in various sizes and colors. Most of her baskets are functional and all are unique as no two are ever alike. Linda will be on-hand to demonstrate her craft and will have many baskets for sale.


2010 In-Store Artisan Schedule

DATE  ARTISAN DESCRIPTION

7/17/2010

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Blake & Susan Wheeler
Tinsel Painting
 

8/27/2010

3:00 PM
to
8:00 PM

MOOSE
FESTIVAL

 

Marcia Wise
Soft Pastel Works
This frequent "artist in residence" at the Balsams Grand resort is a juried member of the Vermont and New Hampshire Pastel Society's.  Marcia has been fortunate to travel both within the US and abroad fMarcia Wiseinding inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings.  From her childhood in Warwick, Rhode Island she became fascinated with the painters on the shore of Galilee, RI and as she puts it "the smell of turpentine and ocean mist wasembeddedd in my mind forever."  Marcia has liberal degrees from Orange Coast College, California and Rhode Island Community College, RI.  Marcia will have works for sale and will be demonstrating her plein air techniques.
 
8/27/2010

3:00 PM
to
8:00 PM

MOOSE
FESTIVAL
Linda Lomansney
Deedas Baskets

Deeda's Baskets
Basket Weaving Demo
A native Vermonter, Linda comes from a traditional artisan family where weaving, sewing and painting were the norm. Enjoying all the diversity, she took a basket weaving class to add to her long list of abilities. Over the years, she has exhibited in art shows, sold her baskets at fairs, performed demonstrations and currently teaches classes. Linda makes most of her designs in the traditional style using reed in various sizes and colors. Most of her baskets are functional and all are unique as no two are ever alike. Linda will be on-hand to demonstrate her craft and will have many baskets for sale.
9/25/2010

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Kathy Lafrance
Nature's Visions Photography
Growing up, I was surrounded by a very creative family. My grandmother , my mom as well as an aunt possessed many talents and each indulged in creative pursuits. Over the years I realized that I had a more creative brain than an analytical one. 
                                                                                                  
Photography had been an interest for many years before I found myself with a fun, digital camera that accompanied me on a sailing trip to Tahiti. I was soon captivated by the visions of all the lush, tropical landscapes created by the flora that my eye and my camera captured. A passion for photographing flowers emerged.   More specifically, getting in as close as possible to the intricacies of the parts that make up a flower through macro photography; the parts that go unnoticed by the average eye.
Since that first camera, I have been gifted with a Nikon D90 from my husband, as well as a photo-printer. With the skills and creative interest I have gained through the years, I have begun to incorporate my photography into other craft ideas other than framed pieces. This includes greeting cards, paperweights, and more recently, combining my sewing skills with photography to create pillows and wall hangings. My future dreams are to acquire more equipment to allow me to get even closer and personal with the flowers. And, to further educate myself on ways to enhance my digital images in an appealing fashion by learning after camera software approaches. I don’t ever want to take for granted the present of our environment that each day gives us.

10/23/2010

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Lucy Golden
 Lucy Golden Jewelry

Metal Smithing


 Lucy Golden Pallet & Brush Earrings

Pallet & Brush Earrings

 
Stop by to see Lucy's latest Fiddlehead Earring Design!
 
Lucy GoldenLucy Sogn Golden comes from a long line of makers. Her fore-parents made things out of necessary frugality, as they farmed the prairies in America's heartland. Life has gotten easier. Lucy now makes things for fun, and for sale, too.

Lucy lives and makes jewelry in a cottage where Robert Frost used to seek refuge and solitude, at the literal end of 'the road less traveled'. Her home and studio are nestled on a picturesque farm which overlooks the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From there she is able to explore and express her love of the natural world and the lighter side of life through her jewelry. She hand-crafts her work in sterling silver and brass, at times incorporating color with paint and other doo-dads. Her jewelry is light, often colorful, and fun to wear.

Lucy first started making jewelry in high school. Later, while earning a degree at Brown University, she took additional metals classes at The Rhode Island School of Design. After jewelry work experience in NYC and NH, she went out on her own. She is a Juried Member of The League of NH Craftsmen and has participated in their Sunapee Fair every August for the past 15 years. Her jewelry can be found at Fiddleheads, in League of NH Craftsmen stores as well as other locations nationally.

Lucy will be demonstrating her jewelery and metal smithing talents and will have many earring styles available for purchase. 

11/20/2010

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Michele Johnsen
Book Art Design

Blue Moon

Michele JohnsenMichele is a visual artist and art educator currently teaching in the Colebrook Academy and Elementary Schools. Her journey into the visual arts have led her to explore a variety of mediums over the last 35 years. Printmaking, watercolor, calligraphy and colored pencil have all played a prominent role in many of her pieces. She currently works predominantly in acrylic paints, creating large canvases inspired by the powerful New Hampshire landscapes in which she resides.

Michele has an Associates Degree and Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Granite State College of New Hampshire.

Michele's works are currently at Fiddleheads and she will be demonstrating as well as selling various designs of intriguing book art.


 
2009 In-Store Artisan Schedule
 DATE  ARTISAN  DESCRIPTION

4/25/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Val Mahnke
Paper Artist

Birthday Card by Val
 
Val has been creating hand-stamped one-of-a-kind cards for over 12 years. The results are professional quality works of art and sentiment.  Each card from inspiration to completion takes Val between one to three hours to create.  Val will be on hand to share her knowledge and demonstrate her card making techniques.  She will also have completed cards for purchase.  Anyone who wishes to create their own card for Mother's Day or any other special occasion can do so on-site with supplies available from Val and receive great tips on card making while doing so! Fiddleheads carries Val's cards and she has designs for all types of occasions and holidays.
6/13/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

John Loper
Native American Flute
Live Performance

John Loper - "Wasichu - Earth Born Spirit"

John Loper is considered by many to be one of the premier players of primitive instruments in the country. His unique style and ability has earned him the respect of kindred spirits everywhere. Performing both traditional songs as well as his own compositions, John shares his exceptional talent for blending contemporary and primitive sounds with audiences from around the world.  John will be performing in-house throughout the day. Fiddleheads has John's CD's available for purchase.

Purchase John's CD "Wasichu" (
click here).
7/11/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Pat Klinefelter
Painting Demo 


Windmill Wonder by Patricia Klinefelter
"Windmill Wonder"
 Patricia Klinefelter 
Patricia Klinefelter's watercolors, oils, pastels, ink and charcoal paintings capture various pastoral settings and scenes from the islands of coastal Georgia, the New England states and countries she has visited throughout the world. 

Ms. Klinefelter is a noted portrait and still life artist who has exhibited her works in Canada and the United States.  She has participated in individual, juried and non-juried art shows.  She has studied at the Mass College of Art and has taken a number of classes with noted artists (Peter Granucci, Tom Lynch, Chuck Parsons, and Ken Wallin) throughout the United States. 
 
Ms. Klinefelter is a member of the Glynn Art Association, the Jekyll Island Art Association, the International Artists Association, the Plein Air Painters of New Hampshire and St. Simons Island, Georgia, the Connecticut River Artisan Group, and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Pat will have her paintings for sale and will be demonstrating her painting styles.
 
8/15/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Francine Bigney
Frannie's Photography


Kiwanis Park
"Kiwanis Park"

Fran was drawn to photography while searching for a fresh perspective and creative outlet as a respite during a long and cold North Country winter. With an affinity toward natural and landscape photography, the elusive beauty of Nature that surrounds her here in the Great North Woods continually humbles her. She tries to capture its essence or rather as she sees it through her mind’s eye. The same enthusiasm & commitment that Fran brought to her 16 years in business and community health, she lends to her “fresh perspective” photography! Fran will have her photos for sale and will be available for assistance on new shooting techniques and compositions.
8/28/2009

2:00 PM
to
7:00 PM

Monty Montplaisir
 Canard Decoys

Hand Carved Decoys


 

Wood Duck Drake

Monty developed an interest in decoy carving from his passion for duck hunting. As an avid water-fowler, since 1966, he has strived to always have a “better decoy spread.” It was this obsession that prompted his interest in learning how to carve his own decoys. Today, Monty is a self-taught carver who is spending his retirement carving a few birds and teaching his grandsons how to enjoy the simple pleasures that the shooting sports, fly fishing and water fowling can provide.

Monty will be in Fiddleheads with carvings in various stages of completion.  He will be available to share his vast knowledge of birds and carving with you.  Monty's duck decoys are available for purchase in Fiddleheads currently, and he will have additional decoys with him.
9/12/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Leo Mailhot
Photography

Poore Farm
"Poore Farm"

Leo MailhotA native of the Great North Woods, Leo realized his love of photography in his early teens with a "Polaroid Swinger" camera that he purchased with money earned from his paper route.  Moving into the Millennium with the invention of digital photography and at home cropping and printing has enabled Leo to enhance and share his artistic abilities. 

After some time away, Leo returned home in 1990.  He is employed at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel and resides in Colebrook, NH where he also enjoys his other passion of restoring his 135-year old Victorian home. Fiddleheads currently offers Leo's work and he will have additional photography for sale. Leo will be available to demonstrate photo mounting techniques.
9/26/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Judy Howcroft
Wilderness Light Photography

Summer Rhapsody #3
"Summer Rhapsody #3"
Judy spent most of her life living in the southern, coastal areas of New Hampshire before moving north in the late 90’s. She has an Associates Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of NH.

Her photography appears in numerous magazines and trade journals, instructional books and brochures and has been exhibited at different times, mainly throughout New Judy Howcraft PhotoHampshire.  She has found in The Great North Woods a real natural wealth.  The wildlife, trees, storms and seasons are gifts she feels restores our sense of divinity and unites us with the nature of all things.

Her creative vision, conscious or unconscious, is something that provides for her inspiration and a freedom of expression.  She believes that seeking new landscapes is as important as seeing familiar landscapes with new eyes. Judy will be available to answer questions about her work and Judy will have her many of her photos available for purchase.
10/10/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
 Judi Calhoun
JAC Art

Painting Demo



"Balsams Hotel"
Watercolor

Judi CalhounJudy discovered her talent at age 8, when her mother gave her an assignment to draw an ice skater, and to the amazement of her mother she accomplished the project with outstanding results.  It was not until she was 14 old when she sold her first painting that she began to take art seriously.

As an adult she switched to another medium, and embarked on a career in photography, selling many of her photos in the corporate world, and magazines such as San Diego Home and Garden.

Currently she is working on illustrating children's books and teaching art through workshops.  Judi moved back east to be closer to nature and return to her first love, New Hampshire.  She is often called upon to do portrait work, and other assignments.  Her work has been displayed in several businesses and local Galleries.

"I believe art is a learned process.  Of course some are born with the gift, but others can learn to draw and paint with correct motivation and skilled training.  I believe in encouraging people to pursue their dreams without limits." - Judi Calhoun
Judi will have her paintings for sale and will be available for questions regarding her work while demonstrating her painting styles. 
 10/24/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

Linda Lomansney

Basket Weaving Demo

Deeda's Baskets
A native Vermonter, Linda comes from a traditional artisan family where weaving, sewing and painting were the norm. Enjoying all the diversity, she took a basket weaving class to add to her long list of abilities. Over the years, she has exhibited in art shows, sold her baskets at fairs, performed demonstrations and currently teaches classes. Linda makes most of her designs in the traditional style using reed in various sizes and colors. Most of her baskets are functional and all are unique as no two are ever alike. Linda will be on-hand to demonstrate her craft and will have many baskets for sale.
11/7/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

NH OPEN DOORS EVENT


Michele Johnsen
Painting Demo

Blue Moon
"Blue Moon"
Acrylic on Canvas
New Hampshire Open Doors Event

 
Michele JohnsenMichele is a visual artist and art educator currently teaching in the Colebrook Academy and Elementary Schools. Her journey into the visual arts have led her to explore a variety of mediums over the last 35 years. Printmaking, watercolor, calligraphy and colored pencil have all played a prominent role in many of her pieces. She currently works predominantly in acrylic paints, creating large canvases inspired by the powerful New Hampshire landscapes in which she resides.
 
 
 

Michele has an Associates Degree and Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Granite State College of New Hampshire.

Michele's works are currently at Fiddleheads and she will have many additional paintings for sale. She will be demonstrating her painting techniques and styles.

 

 

11/7/2009

10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM

NH OPEN DOORS EVENT


Lana Gilcris
Felted Sculptures
 New Hampshire Open Doors Event
 11/8/2009

10:00 AM
to
3:00 PM


NH OPEN DOORS EVENT
 Laura Hermance
Jewelry Making

  New Hampshire Open Doors Event

Laura was five years old when she received her first beading kit. She spent hours making necklaces and bracelets from the brightly colored beads. She was introduced to beading again as a teenager when she entered a bead shop and simply could not tear herself away. She knew she was hooked! Teaching herself and making items as gifts for family, she realized she did not have the tools she needed to go further. A Great Uncle saw her potential and gave her $100.00 to buy what she needed to develop her talent. Sadly, her kind Uncle succumbed to cancer and she never had the chance to properly thank him for what he had done.

She began buying the finest materials and made enough inventory to bring to Fiddleheads. She was juried and accepted and her jewelry making adventure took off!

Being a college student with a lot going on, beading is a great way to de-stress. When she is not working, going to school or beading, Laura enjoys time spent with family and friends. They are the ones who cheer her on and keep her going; both in life and in crafts. 
 

11/8/2009

10:00 AM
to
3:00 PM

NH OPEN DOORS EVENT


Rhonda Besaw
Wabanaki Beadwork

Wabanaki Beadwork Bag
"Two Flowers and Two Leaves"
Beaded Purse

Native American Beadwork
 
 New Hampshire Open Doors Event

A descendant of Eastern and Western Abenaki, Ronda's ancestors have lived inRhonda Besaw southern Quebec, northern New Hampshire (where she resides), and all along the Connecticut River Valley for hundreds of years. Most days, you can find Rhonda doing beadwork, either working on traditional items, such as regalia, or contemporary jewelry items or wampum weaving. 

Rhonda's works are created in the traditional Wabanaki style.  The Wabanaki people include the tribes historically located in the Northeastern United States, Quebec and the Maritimes: the Penobscot, the Passamaquoddy, the Malecite, the Mi'kmaq and the Abenaki. The number of beadworkers who currently choose to work in a traditional Wabanaki style are very limited.  Rhonda has chosen to work in this style to, "honor those who have gone before me, and give to those in the future. Doing such beadwork, is an expression of our survival."

Rhonda's works re sold at pow wows throughout the Eastern States (North and South), museum shops, at various art shows and at Fiddleheads. Rhonda is a member of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH.  Some of Rhonda's beadwork items were part of the 2005-2006 exhibit entitled "Pathways-Evolution in American Indian Material Culture" at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

 
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