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, September 2nd, 6:00pm.
Featured Artist 2015
We are pleased to announce Martha Ohliger of Fairfield,VT as the 2015 Champlain Valley Fair's Featured Artist.
Martha was born and raised in St. Albans. She works in traditional oils in a realistic manner. Her still life paintings of ordinary household goods are a reflection of the family values and integrity that are the essence of Vermont. Martha "uses paint sparingly which sometimes gives the appearance of watercolor... I like the smooth look which emphasizes the glass and metal surfaces of my favorite subjects. The small size makes viewing them a personal, intimate experience, like photographs from a family album."
Martha has painted nearly her entire life and taken art classes whenever the opportunity arose. She is a member of the Essex Art League, Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA), Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery and the Bryan Memorial Gallery. Past art awards include the Harold Knight Award for Oils at the 2007 NVAA June Juried Show and Best in Show at last year's Champlain Valley Fair. Martha has exhibited at the Fair for many years and her art works are always fascinating!