Members Announcements 2014

Meet the Artist Series: Vermont Photographer and Graphic Designer, 
Susan Wacker-Donle
Photographing Falling Water

How to get a silky water effect.

I recently gave a talk about the techniques used for capturing a silky running water effect.       If you ever wanted to know how it is done, check out my blog, srwdesignotes, for my presentation outlining techniques to achieve this in your next photo outing.


Alice Sciore at EMMA

Vermont Photographer Susan R. Wacker at Fisk Farm

Proceeds from artwork sale to support the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust

Summer Sunday Afternoons

Sunday, July 20 1:00-5:00
Sunday, July 27 1:00-5:00

Come join us! Each Sunday afternoon in July and August, musical performances and art exhibits are presented in the old Horse and Carriage barn with afternoon tea and delicious cakes and scones available. It's all free except for the refreshments whose proceeds support the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust.

Historic Fisk Farm on Isle La Motte, Vermont overlooks Lake Champlain with magnificent views of lake, mountain and meadow.

To view Susan's work:

For more information:
Fisk Farm
3849 West Shore Road
Isle La Motte, Vermont 05463

(802) 928-3364
The Isle La Motte Preservation Trust Presents The Arts at Fisk Farm

                   Linda Fitch, Executive Director      Maurie Harrington, Art Director
Michael Waters, Music Director   Claire Durand, Music Coordinator

                                     ART, MUSIC, & TEA IN THE BARN AND GARDEN
Summer Sunday Afternoons 2104 Schedule

                                                     Resident Artists 
Maurie Harrington, watercolors
Ginger Johnson, crafts & paintings

Sunday, July 6th 1:00-5:00
Wendy Soliday, pastels
Nadamayi Shanti (Nicole Gilbert), opera & folk

Sunday, July 13 1:00-5:00
Wendy Soliday, pastels
Judith Chasnoff & Dick Staber, vocal duo with mandolin and guitar

Sunday, July 20 1:00-5:00
Harold Aksdal, watercolor w/ pen & ink
Susan Wacker-Donle, photographer
Barbara Sweetvocal, folk, broadway & all else

Sunday, July 27 1:00-5:00
Harold Aksdal, watercolor w/ pen & ink
Susan Wacker-Donle, photographer
Tin Penny (Larry and Beth Walton), folk, blues, ragtime and Americana

Sunday, August 3 1:00-5:00 
Maurie Harrington, watercolors
Jennifer Buckner, pottery, jewelry, stained glass
Potluck Singers, vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo 

Sunday, Aug 10 1:00-5:00
Maurie Harrington, watercolors
Jennifer Buckner, pottery, jewelry, stained glass
John & Marge Butterfield, folk, jazz, Caribbean, country, popular

Sunday, Aug 17 1:00-5:00
Barbara Pafume, watercolors
Cathy Tudhope with Little Island Blues, blues, rockabilly, country

Sunday, Aug 24 1:00-5:00
Barbara Pafume, watercolors 
Full Circle vocals, recorders, harp, guitar

Sunday, Aug 31 1:00-5:00
Jean Cannon, watercolors, acrylic
David Stearns, baskets & knotted tapestry
Towne Meeting, vocals, guitar, ukelele, mandolin, folk, country, acoustic rock

Fisk Farm  3849 West Shore Rd / Isle la Motte, VT/ 05463  802-928-3364

Edie Johnstone: New Work
This painting is 8” x 8” x 2” square—I have painted the 2” sides as well as the 8” x 8” surface.  The snow scene is titled “Winter”.

These are the ornaments of wood that my son cuts from tree branches, then I dry and sand them, drill a hole at the top for a string to hang them, and then paint them.   I sell them at Cabin Fever Gifts, Truly Unique, The Original General Store (Pittsfield) and the Pitt Stop (Pittsfield).

Maurie Harrington at the Compass Music Arts Center

Alice Sciore: Recent Commission
My recently completed commission of a home in N.H., from photo client submitted. 
The building and architecture were of course the star of the star of the show, but I had a great time with the landscape and surely the shadows.

Barbara McKenna: FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH MAY 11
An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday 
February 15th from 1:00-3:OOPM at our upstairs Gallery, 2363 Route 4, across from the base of Killington Road. 
Come meet the artists, and our Featured artist, Courtney J. Aslan, senior student at Killington Mountain School and other assemgled works by local students from Woodstock, Bridgewater and Killington. 
Open Daily from 9:30AM-5:30PM. For information call Sally Curtis at 802-422-3852. Free and open to the public, refreshments served.
Susan Wacker-Donle: Designotes / All things Art & Design

I have recently created a new blog on all things art and design. I will be reporting on Fashion, Architecture, Sculpture, Gallery Shows and more. Check out my new site.
Follow my new design blog at
Below is a recent post:

Plotting the Digital Design Future: Out of Hand / MAD

Susan R Wacker-Donle at designotes - 4 weeks ago
Out Of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital Museum of Arts and Design / New York City By Susan Wacker-Donle PHOTOS: Susan Wacker-Donle 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, CNC Machining Polyethylene Sculpture: Roxy Paine 3D printing and computer assisted production is state of the art for the 21st century three-dimensional world. New York City’s Museum of Arts and Design’s (MAD) show, “Out Of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital” explores the technologies of computer assisted art, design, fashion, and function. The viewer is presented with an array of visually                                                            
at the Sherburne Memorial Library, 

The Library is on River Road, Killington off Rt. 4 East
The SafeArt Teen Ensemble presents originanl performances using humor and hope to deepen our understanding of abuse and trauma. Teenagers express themselves through acting, music, dance and spoken word to boldly address challenging but pervasive issues. Discussion between audience and ensemble will follow. Free and open to the public, refreshments served.