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Katie Parrish: The Rebel Painter

Each 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 »

Published Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 in Press Releases.

Reserve Your 2015 Premier Numbers Today

Premier 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.

Published Friday, January 30th, 2015 in Press Releases.

The Legend & Lore of Pére Noël

Although 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.

Published Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in Chalkware.

The Legend & Lore of Christkindl

Vaillancourt 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.

Published Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in Chalkware.

The Legend & Lore of Zwarte Piet

In 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 »

Published Thursday, December 18th, 2014 in Chalkware.

A Season To Celebrate

Our decorating theme this year features vignettes of celebrations for Christmas and the winter season. A Vintage Christmas with popcorn and cranberry garlands, Santas in warm mellow colors, and “antiqued” ornaments remind us of Christmas long ago. We are ready for a Santa party for kids of all ages. Our table is set in shades Read More »

Published Monday, November 3rd, 2014 in Retail Gallery.

The 2014 Decoration Process

The Vaillancourt retail experience is brought together by the exquisitely decorated gallery. Guests from around the country visit us during the Christmas season not just for items to make their homes and offices more festive, but also for inspiration to get them into the spirit of the holiday season. Each year—especially since moving into the Read More »

Published Saturday, November 1st, 2014 in Retail Gallery.