Painter Orientation at CW2014

It’s the 30th anniversary of Vaillancourt Folk Art and the 19th Annual Collector’s Weekend, so it is fitting that this year the format has been revamped to accommodate record groups looking to celebrate with us! Unlike past years, we’ve moved the painting workshops into Blaxton Hall—this helps keep large groups together and creates an environment more suitable for the painting experience! In addition, the Museum has been reconfigured to be home to both the Painting Workshop Orientation and the Saturday lectures. The intimate setting is certain to put all attendees in the spirit of the weekend.




The Full 2014 Schedule

Whether a serious collector, casual shopper, or simply a Christmas enthusiast, join us for this year’s Collector’s Weekend here in Sutton. Learn to paint your own Vaillancourt Chalkware Santa under the guidance of our artists, attend the holiday Lecture series with professionals within the industry, be entertained with the Friday evening opening where we introduce premier numbers of exclusive pieces, and enjoy the highly anticipated Collector’s Dinner!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dale LePage

  1. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 1 (Sold Out)
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:30am. Workshop includes lunch.
  2. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Friday Evening at Vaillancourts: Dale LePage ($10 for non-painting workshop participants)
    Three time Entertainer of the Year Dale LePage will be joining us to start the Collector’s Weekend off on the right note with a performance in Blaxton Hall from 6pm until 7pm!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  1. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 2 (Sold Out)
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:30am. Workshop includes lunch.
  2. 10:00am – 11:00am
    Lecture Series 1: Scott Erb & Donna Dufault (Erb Photography): Photographing Christmas
  3. 11:00am – 12:00am
    Lecture Series 2: Jeannie Hebert: Chocolate from Moulds
  4. 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Lecture Series 3: Tess Rosch (Publisher, Early American Life)
  5. 7:30pm
    Annual Reception and Dinner! (Reservations Required — Reception starts at 6:30)
    What some call the highlight of the weekend, the annual dinner has become a popular event for collectors both serious or casual and  young or old. Dine with those who share a passion for Christmas and Vaillancourt Chalkware and have the opportunity to be chosen to design your own Santa for the following year’s Collector’s Weekend! For 2014, we will be celebrating the weekend at Old Stubridge Village’s Bullard Tavern. Enjoy the historical setting of this spectacular venue.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

  1. 9:00am – 10:00am
    Collector’s Breakfast Buffet for participants of Painting Workshop – (Reservations Required)
  2. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 3(Reservations Required)
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:30am. Workshop includes lunch.

Stay at the location of the Annual Dinner

Enjoy staying at historic Old Sturbridge Village’s newly refurbished Inn! Each of the rooms at the Old Sturbridge Inn is unique, offering charm and comfort, as well as 21st-century amenities. The Inn is offering a discounted rate and is a convenient walk from our Annual Dinner, which will be at Bullard TavernDirections (23miles, 38minutes)

Looking back at past Collector’s Weekends

  1. CW2019
  2. CW2018
  3. CW2017
  4. CW2016
  5. CW2015
  6. CW2014
  7. CW2013
  8. CW2012
  9. CW2011
  10. CW2010
  11. CW2009
  12. CW2008