The Bedlam Farm Open House 2018

Bee Cup with lid By Sarah Davis

The Bedlam Farm Open House is Saturday and Sunday October 6-7  from 11am-4pm on  Columbus Day Weekend.

I’m just realizing that’s not so far away.  So I want to let you know about some of the things that will be going on and the artists that will be showing and selling their work in my School House Gallery.

Some of the artists are you’ll recognize and others are here for the first time.

Cups by Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a local artist who makes mostly ceramic cups.  But she also grows and sells flowers and gathers greens to make wreathes from them for the holidays.  She sells all her work locally.  All that she does can be seen in the original designs she creates with her ceramics.

By Abrah Griggs

Abrah Griggs  know insects.  She’s captures them and their personalities in her drawings.  She’s a wonderful artist with a great sense of humor.  You can see more of her work on her blog In My Nature.

Carol Law Conklin pulling one of her new Batiks from the dye bucket

Carol Law Conklin has become a regular at the Bedlam Farm Open House.  It’s this time of year that she’s outside, dying her batiks that she’s always creating.  She sells her originals but also reproduces them on all kinds of functional art.  This years she’s been having them made in to lots of different kinds of clothes, including leggings, dresses and tank tops.  You can see all her work on her blog Amity Farm Batik. 

By Sara Kelly

Once again I’ll have original paintings and prints by Sara Kelly.  Her work, often based on nature is down to earth and mystical at the same time.  Sara is also a graphic designer and helps me and Jon create our business cards and post cards.  You can see all her work on her website Sara Kelly Graphics and Design.

Suzy’s Shawl

Suzy Fatzinger has had her beautiful hand spun and knit gloves and shawls in the past few Open Houses.  She’ll be back again this year with some of her shawls.  Reminiscent of sea shells and paper wasp nests, Suzy’s latest shawls are also filled with soft textures.

Jane McMillen’s soft scripture pin cushions

I’ve had Jane Mcmillien’s wondrous  soft sculptures in the Bedlam Farm Open House since they first started over six years ago.  Jane’s pincushions come in all kinds of shapes, objects, fruits and animals.  She working on some new ones right now and as soon as I get some pictures I’ll post them on my blog.  You can read all about Jane McMillen and her work on her blog Little House Home Arts. 

I don’t have a photo of Paula Bogden’s work yet, but I will soon.  She’s another artist in the Open House. She’s a wonderful photographer and collage artist.

I’ll also have some of  my work at the Open House.

Along with the art, there will be Bellydancing once again a the Open House.  And, as usual Jon will be herding sheep with Red and Fate (kinda).   There will be Sheep Shearing with our new shearer Liz Lewis. And poetry readings and new poetry books by Mary Kellogg and Jackie Thorne.

I’ll have more information and times for the different events as we get closer to the Open House.  You can check for updates, motel information and other details  on my Events Page.



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