Ninth Annual Northfield Art Show April 25-27, 2014

2014 ART SHOW POSTER_edited-1-1Paine Mountain Arts Council will present the 9th Annual Northfield Art Show Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27th at Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 South Main Street.  This free exhibit is open to the public and features paintings, fiber art, photography, pastels, wood carving, and basketry by 17 artists from Northfield and surrounding towns.  Meet the artists at a reception, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Gallery hours are:  Friday 12 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.  Participating artists include:  William Barnard, Roy Butler,  Madonna Commo, Pamela Druhen, Barbara Geysalaers, John Hoag, Phyllis Higgins, Curtis Higley, Robin LaHue, Jeneane Lunn, Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams, Ruth Sabol, Betty Shelley, Jackie Smith, Joyce Smykal, Isabel Weinger Nielsen, and Tamara Wight.   For more information,  or call 485-9650.


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Arioso Notturno Concert – March 29, 2014


Dear Friends,

We wanted to invite you to a very special concert next Saturday, March 29th in Northfield for Paine Mountain Arts at 7:30 at the United Church right in the middle of town.  Our chamber ensemble Arioso returns with a delightful program called “Notturno“: Elizabeth Reidviola; Alison Cerutti, piano; and Linda Radtke, alto.  Besides the lovely songs by Brahms , impromptus by Chopin, and Beethoven‘s Notturno, we have four, yes four!, new pieces by Vermont composers, two of which are world premieres, and three of which are women composers, for Women’s History Month:
      The Scree Dragon by Lydia Busler-Blais (Montpelier)
      Mother to Son by Patricia Julien (Burlington)
      Romance by Jacob Morton-Black (Colchester)
      Kyrie by Kathy Wonson Eddy (Braintree)

Arioso is committed to presenting work by contemporary composers at each of our programs, and this year is a real feast! We have been enjoying getting through late winter by working together on these pieces for Arioso’s 5th program, and hope to see you at the concert! Admission is by suggested donation of $12. For more information call 802-485-6924.


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9th Annual Northfield Art Show April 25-27, 2014

The Paine Mountain Arts Council will sponsor the 9th Annual Northfield Art Show, to be held April 25-27, 2014 in the Community Room, Brown Public Library, 93 South Main St, Northfield.

We have decided to move the show to April rather than having it in January, as in previous years, to allow participation for those who are away during the winter. The show is open to all artists who live and/or work  in Northfield, Northfield Falls, Roxbury, Brookfield and Berlin. It is not juried.

All entries must be original (i.e., no kits, paint-by-number, copies, etc.) 2 or 3-dimensional art work in the following categories:  oils and acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencil, pulled prints, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics and photography.  Work must not have been previously shown in the Northfield Art Show. The committee reserves the right to refuse work deemed to be inappropriate.

A Call to Artists will be announced approximatley six weeks before the show. If you are interested in exhibiting or would like to help with set-up, hanging the artwork, and/or hosting, please contact:

Pamela Druhen,, 485-9650

Isabel Weinger Nielsen,, 485-8910

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Spring 2013 Update


The Paine Mountain Arts Council’s mission is to support a mix of artistic programming in the Northfield Community. We are looking for your ideas for programs and events to sponsor during the coming year. Do you have any suggestions for concerts, theatrical performances or art workshops? Would you like to serve on the PMAC Board, be a committee chair, or volunteer your time? We would love to hear from you!

This season, PMAC has sponsored all or part of the following:                                  

·         Jon Gailmor, master teacher and musician, for a multi-day residency in the Northfield Schools

·         Labor Day Weekend performance by the Panhandler’s Steel Drum Band

·         Gray Building Artists grant

·         Eighth Annual Northfield Art Show

·         Kayla Streibe (Northfield High School), participation in chorus at Carnegie Hall

·         Encore Arioso Primavera concert

·         Front Porch Forum contribution

·         Summer on the Common performances during the Northfield Farmers’ Market

 For more information, please contact one of our board members: 

Isabel Weinger Nielsen, Chair,, 485-8910

Mary Granai Corrigan, Secretary / Treasurer,, 485-7076

 Maggie Cook, Pamela & Claude Druhen (485-9650), Jim Jones, David Ward (279-4270)

 The Paine Mountain Arts Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Contributions may be mailed to PMAC, c/o Corrigan, PO Box 151, Northfield Falls, VT  05664.


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Encore Arioso Primavera! March 10 at 4 pm, Northfield

Arioso_2013Encore Arioso Primavera!  Central Vermont’s acclaimed chamber music ensemble returns for their fifth series with music for piano, voice, viola, and clarinet. On this spring concert, Arioso offers the Fairy Tales by Robert Schumann,  Four Poems for Voice, Viola, and Piano by Charles Martin Loeffler Op.5,  plus two works by Vermont composers, Some Lonesome Valley, a trio for clarinet, viola, and piano by Erik Nielsen; and two new works by Kathy Wonson Eddy.  It is the mission of Arioso to highlight new works by contemporary Vermont composers.  The concert will be at the United Church in Northfield on Sunday, March 10, at 4PM, sponsored by the Paine Mountain Arts Council. All are welcome! A donation of $12 is suggested but not required.  For more information call 485-6924 or email

The members of Arioso, all Vermont professional musicians, are: Elizabeth Reid, viola;  Alison Cerutti, piano;  Linda Radtke, mezzo-soprano; and Elisabeth LeBlanc, clarinet. The group was formed in 2008, and debuted in May 2009, sponsored by the Paine Mountain Arts Council in Northfield and Cathedral Arts in Burlington.

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Northfield Art Show Jan 25-27, 2013

Opening Reception:  Friday, January 25, 2013, from 7-9 pm Art Show: 12 Noon-9 pm on Friday /  10 am-7 pm on Saturday / 12-4 pm on Sunday

The Eighth Annual Northfield Art Show, sponsored by the Paine Mountain Arts Council, will be held January 25-27, 2013 at the Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 South Main St, Northfield, VT

This year’s show will be dedicated to renowned artist Becky Merrilees, longtime Northfield resident who died in November. Several of her works will be shown as part of the exhibit. Artists who live or work in Northfield and surrounding towns will exhibit a variety of artwork including photography, paintings, pastels, fiber arts,  block prints, basketry and wood carving.

Artists scheduled to exhibit include: Bill Barnard, Roy Butler, Sherri Campbell, Frances Sikola Chevalier, Tom Clifford, Madonna Commo, Pamela Druhen, Edward Epstein, Erin Evans, Phyllis Greenway, Phyllis Higgins, Lloyd Klinger, John Knox, Joe LaTulippe, James Lund, Jeneanne Lunn, Isabel Weinger Nielsen, Gene Parent, Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams, Jackie Smith and Tamara Wight.  

The event is free and the public is invited. For more information please contact: Pamela Druhen at 802-485-9650, or Isabel Weinger Nielsen at 802-485-8910,

Frances Sikola Chevalier, Deborah Zuaro & Judith Stallings-Ward at the Seventh Annual Northfield Art Show, Background artwork by Fran Chevalier & Robin LaHue. Photo by Isabel Weinger Nielsen

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Studio Space Available in Northfield, VT


Shared studio in historic Gray Building Schoolhouse on Main Street  


For more information or to visit the studio,

call Kathy 802-485-8387 or Tammy 802-276-3173.

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Paine Mountain Arts Council, founded in January 2005, provides a venue for professional and amateur artists to exhibit their creativity in a variety of genres. Some of the events that PMAC has  recently sponsored:

-The 6th and 7th Annual Northfield Art show with approx 30 participating artists and over 200 guests each year

-Springtime concerts by Arioso in 2011 and “April in Paris” by the Cerutti-Reid Duo with Karen Kevra in 2012

-Three Very Open Rehearsals by Scrag Mountain Music (Evan Premo, Mary Bonhag and friends) in a home setting

-Scrag Mountain Music’s program in the Northfield elementary, middle and high schools in February, April and June

-The Winter Warmth Project, chaired by Pamela Druhen, to provide quilts for every flood victim in Vermont, handmade by volunteers across the USA.

-Purchase of cameras for the Teen Center in Northfield (Boys & Girls Club) for photography projects in the community.

– Northfield Labor Day Observances entertainment.


Please contact a member of our Board of Directors for more information:

Isabel Weinger Nielsen, Chair, 802-485-8910,

Mary Granai Corrigan, Secretary/Treasurer, 802-485-7076,

Claude Druhen & Pamela Druhen, 802-485-9650,

Jim Jones

David Ward, 802-279-4270,

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