Valley Artisans Market is open seven day a week through New Year’s. Come in and see our Christmas tree decorated with ornaments as well as all our lovely handmade work that makes great gifts for family, teachers, hostesses, secret Santa exchanges, Yankee swap parties and all your other gift-giving needs.
Our very own Carol Law Conklin was recently featured on PBS explaining her batik art. Learn about her process and see her work in her studio: https://www.pbs.org/video/batik-cbk3go
We are looking for painters specializing in watercolor as well as jewelry makers who are silver smiths. If you are interested in becoming a working member, please consider joining our friendly bunch of artists! There are no monthly fees for membership, you don’t have to rent space and we keep just 25 percent commission on work sold. For more information, look at our membership application.
Congrats to member Peggy Gray who received a Small Business Excellence Award from the Small Business Administration and the Women’s Business Center of New York State on May 7!
Our hibernation is over and we are open more for the spring. Our regular hours are now Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Come in and meet the artists who sell the work you see and man the cash register. We can’t wait to tell you about our process and our art!
Easter is coming! Are you ready? We have Pysanky eggs, beautiful handwoven baskets, tiny pillows with embroidered bunnies on them and greeting cards featuring Easter images. We hope you will stop in and see everything we have to make all of your holidays handmade!
Congratulations to member Peggy Gray for her feature in Her Life magazine! Peggy has been a member of Valley Artisans since 2014. She creates one-of-a kind garments, combining different types of fabrics to create entirely new fabrics and textures. Come see her work, always available at Valley Artisans but also through her website.
We are very sad to announce that Virginia McNeice, 82, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Jini was a prolific and regionally-renowned landscape artist who drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the countryside she loved. Her work is in private collections, regional galleries, local hospitals and businesses. Jini’s art moved many people and even inspired some to begin their own artistic journey. Her artist friends valued her knowledge and insight, as she welcomed them into her studio and her life. As celebrated as she was in the art world, Jini accepted accolades with humility and grace. A quotation on her studio wall reads, “It’s the process, not the product.” She was one of the founding members of the Valley Artisans’ Market and the Village Store Coop in Cambridge. Jini enjoyed being a vital member of the Cambridge community, Hubbard Hall, Battenkill Chorale, and the Agricultural Stewardship Association. Her calendar was always full.
FIRE AND ICE. That’s the focus of our theme show this year, scheduled in August. Interested artists are invited to submit works portraying their interpretation of fire and ice in any media. Watch this page for more info on when to submit your work. We look forward to seeing your creations!
After a long break to clean, paint, mop and dust – plus upgrade some lighting and repair some leaks from many hard Northeast winters – we are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Come and see new work, meet new members and experience a fresher, brighter VAM!