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A Big Thank You.
Susie Caron (c) 4/28/21
As you can see from this photo, I am happy and grateful. You helped make the re-opened Vermont Maple Festival and the Sappy Art Show a success and me too! Here's the good news.
Success of the Vermont Maple Festival
The Vermont Maple Festival and The Maple Themed Sappy Art Show and Photo Contest successfully re-opened this year, 2021. Whew! After such a looooong year it was fun to get back to even a mini resemblance to life pre-Covid. Because of good weather, masks on and social distancing St. Albans restaurants opened for sidewalk dining. Maple Donuts and take out menus abounded. And there was more.
Success of the Sappy Art Show.
The Village Frame Shoppe, St. Albans Vermont, once again hosted two contest categories of Maple Themed Art: Paintings and Photographs. These exhibited in the giant front window of the store for all to see. Professional judging for awards and voting by customers and those attending the festival, were completed by 4/25/21 and the results are in. I am so excited, and grateful for your part.
Sappy Art Show Success
Two of my paintings received awards. Maple Rain (above right) received an Honorable Mention. My painting, Maple Horses Watch (above left) received the ‘Best In Show’ award. In addition, it received the most customer and fan votes to win the “People’s Choice” Award! What a wonderful endorsement from you! Thank you! I treasure your support, encouragement and I could not have done this without you.
Here is a list of the Maple Themed paintings and winners for the Sappy Art Show:
Best of Show: Maple Horses Watch, Susie Caron
1st Place: Sugarhouse Road - Charlotte Parot
2nd Place: Spring Fever - Fred Johnson
3rd Place: Sugaring - Nicole Gadouas
People Honorable Mention: Sugarmakers - Charlotte Parot
Scenic Honorable Mention: Maple Rain - Susie Caron
Process Honorable Mention: A Good Year's Work - Claire Payne
Peoples Choice: Maple Horses Watch, Susie Caron
Here is the viewable and clickable list of Maple themed Paintings and Artists.
Thank you for reading and for being part of making this re-opening successful. I enjoy the awards, but you made it special.
Here is a list of winners for the Maple Themed Amateur Photo Contest:
Best of Show: Every Drop Counts - Jessica Sweeney
1st Place: A Leaf Waffle with Vermont Maple - Michelle McNall
2nd Place: Who Needs a Bucket - Jessica Sweeney
3rd Place: Contemporary Spout - Barbara Tenney
Scenic Honorable Mention: Waiting - Carolyn Lewis
People Honorable Mention: Not Ready Yet - Tammy Menard
Process Honorable Mention: Sweet Success - Tammy Menard
Process Using Maple: Maple Meringues - Barbara Tenney
Peoples Choice: Vermont Babies - Gene Ann Kinney
If you'd like to see the Maple Themed photographs click here:
To learn more about the Vermont Maple Festival and the Sappy Art Show,
or perhaps how to enter or participate? Click on these links:
Fun for You in the 2021 Vermont Maple Festival & ‘Sappy Art Show’.
Susie Caron © 4/21/21
It didn’t happen last year, but it’s back up for 2021 and you’re invited!
First A Little History
In 2011 The Village Frame Shoppe began hosting the Sappy Art Show for artists and photographers, in conjunction with events in the Vermont Maple Festival, St. Albans,VT. Like many Vermont venues and activities in the year 2020 both were cancelled, due to Covid-19, for the health and safety of all.
And Now Good News!
This year, 2021 the Maple Festival is open again and The Village Frame Shoppe scheduled the Sappy Art Show to begin April 21, 2021 – May 6, 2021. This delights photographers and fine artists, like me, because once again we enjoy the opportunity to display Maple Themed Art for customers and art lovers.
Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to participate and entered 2 of my Maple Themed Paintings. You can see them here- Maple Horses Watch above and Maple Rain just below. I included three others near the bottom of this article which I'd entered in previous years, before Covid.
Here’s Some Fun for You!
Now you have an opportunity, no matter where you live, to participate. Beginning this year, you can vote online for your favorite in each of three Maple Themed Categories: 1. Fine Art Paintings, 2. Photographs, 3. St. Albans Window Displays. The winner in each category will be awarded a “People’s Choice Award.”
Voting is fun and besides you can see some great Maple Themed art, photography and window displays.
Vote Today because Voting Closes Saturday, April 24,2021 at Midnight.
These 3 links take you to each individual category.
If you prefer to vote for one in each of three categories, here’s the link for that.
PEOPLES CHOICE | VT Maple Festival
Do You Want To Know More About These and 2021 April 21-May 6, 2021 Schedule of Events.
Maple Festival events:
About The Sappy Art Show:
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Susie Caron, acrylic artist, creates realistic paintings of pets, animals, and selected scenes. Her love of and experience with many pets and farm animals throughout her life, enables her to capture the unique feeling and expression of each subject. In her commission pet and livestock portraits, Susie also works with each customer to discover and then reveal the personality and special bond between pet and human.
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