NOTE THAT THE 2017 FAIR HAS PASSED – HERE IS SOME INFO FROM THE EVENT
The League’s Fair Committee is launching a special program to capture the essence of the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair: a Fair T-shirt featuring the design of one of our talented juried members. Folk artist Jim Lambert’s colorful and whimsical designs were selected to be reproduced onto two new, one-of-a-kind T-shirts for this year’s Fair. One T-shirt design is of a bright, beautiful sun, which sells for $30; the other is of birds feasting on a watermelon, which sells for $20. These T-shirts are available for purchase during the Fair at the Info Tent. Please note that the 2017 Fair T shirts are a special Fair promotion and no member discounts apply.
Enter the Raffle to Win Jim Lambert’s Handcrafted Sun
#Here comes the sun – Jim Lambert’s version, that is! The handcrafted sun that inspired the T-shirt design will be the raffle prize at this year’s Fair. Stop by the Info Tent to see it in all its glory and enter the raffle to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Proceeds from the raffle support the League’s Annual Fund.
About the Maker
Jim, juried in multi-media, creates colorful, one-of-a-kind classical and traditional free -standing and wall figures using found and cast-off materials. He believes in the old saying, “waste not, want not,” making art out of scrap pieces of wood, sticks, and used wire. He develops design ideas and then searches for the appropriate objects to incorporate into his work. “Sometimes I’ll be walking in the woods and I see a stick and I’ll think, ’Hey, that looks like a leg or a tail,” he explained.
This year will be Jim’s 11th time participating in the Fair. He sells his folk art year-round at the League’s Fine Craft Galleries located statewide. Jim’s work has also appeared in national magazines such as Country Collectibles, Country Living, and Early American Homes, and in 2004, New Hampshire Magazine chose his work as “Best Folk Art” in their Best of New Hampshire Edition. He has exhibited in the Museum of Folk Art (in NYC) and his work is in the private collections of former President Bill Clinton, the Vatican, Bloomingdales, and numerous others.