Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 1 – Feb 24, 2014
The Hudson Valley Shepherd
NEWSLETTER OF THE DCSWGA
PRODUCERS OF THE NYS SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL
Feb. 24, 2014 – IN THIS ISSUE…
- We’re hosting the NYS Sheep Symposium March 15, 2014
- New Vendor Application available for 2014 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival
- Art Contest Winners Decided
- Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl in March – map your tour!
- Festival Workshop Instructor Applications
- 2013 Scholarship Winner!
DCSWGA Hosts 2014 NY State Sheep Symposium
Blaine and Gretchen Burnett of Salt Point, NY and other Education Committee members have planned a symposium for March 15, 2014. This day of education is FREE for those 18 yrs old and younger and could be called our premiere educational event focusing in depth on sheep. All the details are at our website. Register and pay online or walk-in register.
Want to be a vendor at the largest and growing fiber arts festival in the Northeast?
VENDOR APPLICATIONS for New Vendors AVAILABLE NOW
The Festival seeks new vendors who offer something it doesn’t already have. Unique fiber artisans, services for the trade, fresh ideas and offerings. All open to apply. Current 2013 Vendor List available to search. You cannot be considered for vending unless you have formally applied. Applications kept on file. Get your 2014 Vendor Application (pdf), read the 2014 Vendor Contract (pdf) and read the complete instructions. Deadline: February 28, 2014
Art Contest Winners Decided
The winner of the award is Clare Margaret of Harrisburg, PA.
My life in art started with traditional figurative drawing & portrait painting at the Art Students League, NY and textile design at Brixton College, London.
I work on anything that involves paper. My tools are paper, paint, glue, x-acto knife, & loads of blades.
My original images are drawn & cut by hand from one to many sheets of paper in a primitive method without the use of modern technology. Each work is one of a kind. My inspiration is the visual simplicity of nature. It is, when all is said & done, a wonderful world.“
Second Place: Kat Cappillino
Results from both the popular voting and final judging were extremely close. We encourage everyone to stay tuned for next year’s Art Contest announcement, which should come forth later this month.
Congratulations and thank you to all who participated.
Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl – March 29-30, 2014
Want to teach at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival?
The Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association Scholarship helps our Hudson Valley youth further their education with a preference to those pursuing a field of study related to agriculture, although any major may be considered. Only studies at undergraduate, fully accredited two or four-year colleges, universities or technical schools are acceptable. Clayton Stephens was awarded the $1000 for 2013.
“I graduated from Pine Plains High School in June of 2013 where I was a member of the Junior Varsity Basketball Team and the FFA Chapter. My FFA career allowed me many leadership opportunities one of which was to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. on two separate occasions. I have received many proficiency awards through FFA one being the Sheep Proficiency Award. I am representing Pine Plains FFA this year at the National FFA Convention to compete in the Job Interview contest.
I currently attend Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa Oklahoma, where I am studying Animal Science with plans to turn it into an Ag Leadership Degree.” READ COMPLETE PROFILE >>
The 2014 Scholarship Application is online.
Need to plan better? Try using our new Regional Calendar.
Our Association’s Google Calendar address is: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=nysheepandwool%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
Want to see an event on the calendar? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading,
Ad-Hoc Newsletter Editor