This year’s Bedlam Farm Open House is going to be different from past years. I’m still working out the details but we’re thinking of having more artists demonstrating their work and encouraging online sales instead of me selling their art out of my studio.
You’ll see some of the artist form the last Open House, I’ve left pictures of their work and links to their websites and Esty shops below. We’ll have some new artists too.
We will continue to have poetry readings and all the fun farm stuff, Sheep herding and shearing. Visits with the donkeys and dogs. And the Sister’s of the Shawl will be back too. Maybe I’ll even dance a slow dance with them next year.
We may also be changing the weekend to a one day event and doing it on a weekend other than Columbus Day Weekend.
I’ll be updating the information on my blog and on this page too.
This is a video of the Sister’s of the Shawl dancing in October 2018 at the Bedlam Farm Open House.
You can buy Mary Kellogg’s new book from Connie at Battenkill Books, . It’s $10. I hope to have Mary Kellogg Jackie Thorne and Amy Herring and Carol Conklin back next year reading their poetry.
Here’s some of the artists who I hope to have back to our new Open House next Fall….
Batik artist, Carol Law Conklin has become a regular in my School House Gallery.
Carols makes her work available in many different forms. She reproduces her original Batiks onto so many different items, as well as selling the originals, there’s a way for almost anyone to own and enjoy a piece of Carol’s art.
I hope to have Suzy Fatzinger spinning her wool again.
Some of Suzy’s wool comes from her own goats and bunnies, but she’s always experimenting and combining wool from many sources. She’s making shawls for the Open House as I write this.
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.
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. Click here for a link to her Etsy Shop.
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. Sara will have a new calendar next year. You can see all her work on her website Sara Kelly Graphics and Design.
Rachel Barlow has become a regular at the Bedlam Farm Open House too. Both her writing and painting and drawing is alway honest and meaningful and beautifully done. You can see more of Rachel’s work on her blog Picking My Battles.
I hope Kitty Farnham will be back next year demonstrating how she makes her original drawings…
And I’ll be there too.
Bedlam Farm is located 5 minutes north of the Town of Cambridge at 2502 State Route 22 Cambridge NY 12816. You can email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
While you’re here, visit the town of Cambridge NY, just 5 minutes away there are some special things going on in town. You can visit Connie and Marilyn at Battenkill Books You can stop into the Round House Cafe for breakfast, lunch or coffee and baked goods. And don’t miss Heather at the bead shop, Over the Moon Beads, where she sell her wonderfully colorful socks and other magical things. There’s also a new brewery in town. The Argyle Brewery is in the old Train Depot building on Main Street.
You can visit The Valley Artisan’s Market right on Main Street (In the Hubbard Hall Building).
Also visit Jacks Out Back Antiques and the other Antique shops in the same building. You can also have breakfast or lunch at Country Girls Diner and dinner at Salvano’s on Main Street and get good food and snacks at the Cambridge Co-op. It’s all within a few blocks, easy walking.
There’s plenty of places to stay nearby from B&B’s to hotels.
Here’s some of them.
51 South Park St
Off Route 22
Cambridge NY 12816
1847 Guest House
The Laughing Rabbit
60 Dickensen Road
Buskirk, New York 12028
(Dot and David will take good care of you)
Hopkins House Farm B&B
Hopkins House Farm
6603 State Route 22
Salem, NY 12865
(Say hi to Charlie and Aggie,
the Inn Keepers, for me)
72 Redgate Lane
Shushan, NY 12873
(518) 854 – 7350
Black Creek Farm House Inn
1084 Country Rte 30
Salem, NY 12865
Eddington House Inn
White Oak House
5 Eddy Road
Buskirk, NY 12028
All the camp grounds have rustic cabins and or yurts
to stay in as well as camping.