Located in the Bissonette Rooms of the Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Meet other local artists and check out award winning art work. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention ribbon winners will be able to have their pictures taken with their artwork(s). Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, August 27th, 6:00pm.
Featured Artist 2014
We are pleased to announce Shanley Triggs of Milton, VT as the 2014 Champlain Valley Fair Featured Artist.
Shanley, a native Vermonter, grew up on a dairy farm in the Champlain Valley town of Milton, Vermont. After studying English at nearby Trinity College of Vermont, she became a school teacher. She was introduced to watercolor painting through a class at the Community College of Vermont. Through this class and others, especially those taught by the late Vermont painter Barbara Smail, she discovered that the challenge and process of creating a painting was something she truly enjoyed and has since devoted over two decades to the medium.
Scenes of her native Vermont, images of favorite flowers, as well as paintings featuring her mother's china tea cups seem to especially resonate with people.
In 2006, Shanley was one of twelve "On the Grounds Artists" at the Shelburne Museum and was awarded an Artist Development grant by the Vermont Council on the Arts the following year. For five years. Shanley was a juried artist at the Burlington City Artists Market and thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday morning tradition in Burlington's City Hall Park.
Shanley is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, the Vermont Handcrafters, and the Milton Artists Guild. She teaches watercolor classes when her schedule permits as she is a strong advocate of the healing power of art and is a great supporter of the arts!