Vaillancourt Folk Art http://valfa.com Nobody can tell when a tradition begins... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:55:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Steve Martin presents Noah’s Ark: The Legend, The Lore, The CATastrophehttp://valfa.com/2015/steve-martin-presents-noahs-ark-the-legend-the-lore-the-catastrophe/ http://valfa.com/2015/steve-martin-presents-noahs-ark-the-legend-the-lore-the-catastrophe/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:08:48 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6393 Steve MartinSteve Martin joins us for the 2015 Lecture Series at Collector's Weekend to talk about Noah’s Ark: The Legend, The Lore, The CATastrophe.

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Katie Parrish: The Rebel Painterhttp://valfa.com/2015/katie-parrish-the-rebel-painter/ http://valfa.com/2015/katie-parrish-the-rebel-painter/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:27:33 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6378 Katie BlauerEach year, Vaillancourt Folk Art is proud to offer different lectures during Collector’s Weekend. This year, as we celebrate our 20th Annual Collector’s Weekend, it is only fitting that we celebrate you: the collector. Our first lecture series speaker has never missed a Collector’s Weekend Painting Workshop since attending the first when she was just 14-years old. Her work has Read More »

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The Legend & Lore of Pére Noëlhttp://valfa.com/2015/the-legend-lore-of-pere-noel/ http://valfa.com/2015/the-legend-lore-of-pere-noel/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:02:40 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6375 Pere NoelAlthough Pére Noël was originally depicted wearing a long robe with a wicker basket, he is now dressed similarly in fashion as the American Santa Claus.

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Reserve Your 2015 Premier Numbers Todayhttp://valfa.com/2015/reserve-premier-numbers/ http://valfa.com/2015/reserve-premier-numbers/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:51:46 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6356 Premier Numbers 2015Premier Number Weekend will begin Friday, March 6th at 5:00pm through Sunday. Judi will be on hand signing the 2015 Chalkware line Friday and Saturday.

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In Memory of Vaughn Rawson of The Whimsical Whittlerhttp://valfa.com/2015/in-memory-of-vaughn-rawson-of-the-whimsical-whittler/ http://valfa.com/2015/in-memory-of-vaughn-rawson-of-the-whimsical-whittler/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:30:54 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6341 Vaughn Rawson during a 2002 appearance at Vaillancourt Folk ArtThe Vaillancourt family is sad to note the passing of Vaughn Rawson. Vaughn and his wife, Stephanie, were the team of artists that formed The Whimsical Whittler. The carvings created by this wonderful couple have been featured in our gallery for over 20 years and cherished by collectors around the country. In addition to creating beautiful Read More »

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The Legend & Lore of Christkindlhttp://valfa.com/2015/the-legend-lore-of-christkindl/ http://valfa.com/2015/the-legend-lore-of-christkindl/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:09:52 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6292 ChristkindlVaillancourt Folk Art is proud to create a chalkware piece dedicated to the legend and lore of Christkindl; the gift giver, introduced in the 16th century.

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Collector’s Weekend 2015: Registration Now Openhttp://valfa.com/2014/collectors-weekend-registration-now-open-2/ http://valfa.com/2014/collectors-weekend-registration-now-open-2/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:36:08 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6284 Header_Square_Wide-CW2015You can now register for the 20th Annual Collector's Weekend which will take place at our Sutton studios on Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26th!

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Merry Christmas & Thank Youhttp://valfa.com/2014/merry-christmas-thank-you/ http://valfa.com/2014/merry-christmas-thank-you/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:59:23 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6275 A Vaillancourt Adlib Christmas CarolFirst off, thank you. As we conclude our 30th year of producing Christmas in America, we count our blessings each and every day because of you. We work, throughout the year, to create the most beautiful products that we can imagine and hope to have them in the homes of people that love them. To Read More »

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The Legend & Lore of Zwarte Piethttp://valfa.com/2014/the-legend-lore-of-zwarte-piet/ http://valfa.com/2014/the-legend-lore-of-zwarte-piet/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:26:58 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6261 Zwarte PietIn Holland, Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) is the assistant to Sinter Klaas and is part of the annual feast of St. Nicholas on Sinterklaasavond, the evening of December 5th. Zwarte Piet is dressed in an elaborate Renaissance costume and traditional believed to be a Moor from Spain. Other stories give his origin as a slave Read More »

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Greetings from the Danubehttp://valfa.com/2014/greetings-from-the-danube/ http://valfa.com/2014/greetings-from-the-danube/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:59:26 +0000 http://valfa.com/?p=6254 Vaillancourt Folk Art's 30th Anniversary European Christmas Markets CruiseGreetings from Melk, Austria! Vaillancourt Folk Art's 30th Anniversary Cruise down the Danube touring Europe's finest Christmas Markets is well underway.

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