Guilford artists prepare for 15th annual Holiday Studio Sale

GUILFORD — Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, the studio of Carol Schnabel will again be filled with fine art and scrumptious treats.

In what has become an annual tradition, Guilford artists gather to show their work and meet with friends and neighbors. This year's group includes Nancy Detra, John Dimick, Vicki Houghton, Lois Pancake, Susan Rosano, and Carol Schnabel.

Detra, a founding member of this annual holiday event, recently retired from teaching and is devoting her time to children's book writing and illustrating and plein air painting. One of her books will be available for sale, along with landscape paintings.

Dimick, a former teacher and long-distance runner, has put away his running shoes and picked up his paintbrushes. He works in watercolors and oils and will have paintings in both mediums for sale.

Houghton spends her days managing the Windham Center kitchen and her free time drumming and making beautiful beaded jewelry. She will have necklaces and earrings available in a wide variety of shapes and colors.

Pancake is a nature photographer who recently had her work included in a show of Vermont Life Artists at the Hotel Vermont in Burlington. She will be selling cards, calendars and books. Together, Lois and Nancy have also created naturally decorated grapevine wreaths suitable for the holidays.

New to Guilford and to this group, Rosano is an artist of murals and mosaics. She uses a variety of unconventional materials in her work. Her murals grace the walls of schools, hospitals, libraries, and museums around New England. She will be selling small mosaics, notecards, and jewelry.

Schnabel sells her weaving in fine craft stores throughout New England. She will be featuring scarves and shawls made out of bamboo, tencel, and chenille.

Also available: handwoven journals and cotton placemats.

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