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squam lakes rockywold deephaven dining room

squam lakes rockywold deephaven dining room

Squam Art Workshops is an annual, four-day arts retreat whose mission is to offer an inspiring and supportive environment that will nurture creative individuals so that they might produce inspiring original work that both celebrates and expands the imagination. In particular, SAW has been created to support people from all walks of life, not necessarily those who make their living as an artist. It is a chance for people who do not have the opportunity to pursue art full-time to develop and expand this important aspect of their life.

SAW welcomes writers, visual artists, photographers, printmakers, mixed-media artists from all parts of the United States and abroad. As of July 2008, over 100 people from 27 different states and 2 Canadian provinces are coming to this lovely corner of New Hampshire. Part of the allure of SAW is that it couples a quiet retreat of extraordinary natural beauty with the opportunity to share and learn from exceptional teachers and fellow attendees. Some highlights of the evening activities include:
~ Grace Bonney of design*sponge will be our guest speaker on Wednesday night.
~ Bonfire Wednesday night will have live music from NYC singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke
~ Thursday night will feature a discussion/seminar called “Taking Flight into the Creative Life: an inspiring panel discussion” led by artists Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough
~ On Friday night, book launch party for Santa Monica artist Christine Mason Miller will launch her new book Ordinary Sparkling Moments.
In particular, there is a Vendor Night on Saturday, September 13 in Sandwich, NH where artists (many of whom have been featured in magazines, books and on websites and sell their work in galleries and on Etsy) will be selling their beautiful handmade work in the following categories: paintings and prints, bags and purses, books and zines, ceramics and pottery, vintage dolls, jewelry, knitting, music, needlecraft and hooked rugs, and paper goods. Information on all aspects of the event are at the website SAW.

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