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Home to Art by Heart Gallery & Studio | Cardinal Hollow Winery | Fox & Wolf Woodworking | Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque | Jason Diliberto Photography | Resident Artist Toni J. Wolf the Village Barn provides something for everyone.

Art enthusiasts, experience the works of regional artists featured in Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque's monthly art exhibitions. A gallery opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month during First Fridays.  During the weekend, many of the artists will be available to discuss their work, and at times offer demonstrations of painting, sculpting, printmaking, wood carving and more.  Please visit our Events page for further details.

Enjoy the "Gifts From Our Loving Husbands" museum exhibit, previewing in the center of the barn. A humorous collection of home makers' inventions given to loved ones to make home life "easier"  along with Skippack memorabilia.

Owners Harry and Sylvia Wolf welcome everyone to explore what's hidden under the roof of Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes!

Open 7 days a week (individual store hours may vary) 45 minutes west of Philadelphia, minutes from exit 31 off the PA Turnpike / NE Extension, convenient to other wonderful weekend day trips.

A destination for young and old, where memories and friendships have been made for  over 40 years!


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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SKIPPACK EVENTS | FIRST FRIDAY: Gallery Opening Featuring Artist - Eva Ramanuskas | NOV 4 - 27, 2016

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EVA RAMANUSKAS
Oils

About

“I was born and raised in Hungary. In 1965 I moved to the United States. 
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I always enjoyed art and I dreamed that someday I would paint. Finally in 1984 my dream came thru and I created my first painting. I never painted before and the painting was primitive but I loved it and I was hooked. I poured over art books, took workshops from prominent locally and nationally known artists, and I never stopped painting. A few years later I quit my career as an accountant to become a full time artist. 

Painting opened my eyes to the beauty of God’s creation and that is what I strive to reflect in my paintings. I enjoy painting portraits and capturing the very essence of each person. Still life gives me the opportunity to create beautiful compositions with fruit and flowers. Landscapes and cityscapes give me the opportunity to capture the memories of special places I visited in the past. Every painting gives me a unique challenge and fulfillment. 

I thank God for this wonderful gift.” – Eva Ramanuskas

Principle Medium(s):  Oils and Watercolors

Art Education:
"I am self-taught.  I always enjoyed art and I dreamed that someday I would paint.  In the beginning I poured over art books, took workshops with prominent locally and nationally known artists, and I never stopped painting."

Top 10 Juried / Invitational Shows:
Rittenhouse Fine Art Festival
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
Historic Yellow Springs Art Show
Daylesford Abbey Art Show
Immaculata University Art Show
Academy of Norte Dame De Namure
Phillips Mill Juried Art Exhibtion
Philadelhia Sketch Club
Doylestown Art Festival
New Hope Art Show
In addition to several various One-Person and group local shows

Awards:
Phillips Mill Juried Art Exhibtion
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
Cape May county Annual Fine Art Show
Lititz Outdoor Fine Arts Show

Membership:
Philadelphia Sketch Club
Mainline Art Center
Woodmere Art Museum


          Opening Reception:  November  4, 2016, 6 – 9pm (First Friday)
          Show Dates:  November 4 - 27, 2016

          For past, current, and future art exhibitions details, click here.

GREEN WOLF’S VILLAGE BARN SHOPPES
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 west skippack pike     skippack pa     19474
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Proud members of the
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
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CALL FOR FINE ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN

2017 Applications are now being accepted!
To apply, click here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SKIPPACK FIRST FRIDAY: Gallery Opening Featuring Artist - Susan Hart Thomer | OCT 1 - 30, 2016

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SUSAN HART THOMER
Watercolors

About

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“I have a BFA in fashion illustration from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and am a signature member of the following watercolor societies:  PWCS, PWS, BWS and AWS.  I have illustrated children’s books, have won various awards in local and national watercolor exhibitions and was recently featured in an 8-page article in American Artist Magazine.  I also belong to several art leagues and groups, and currently volunteer as newsletter editor for the Greater Norristown Art League.  I am represented in art galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.


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That is one part of my make-up as an artist.

Another part is the continuous appreciation and education of the art world.  Its source comes from personal experimentation, diversity of venues, commission work and most importantly from the community and family of my fellow artists that keep me refreshed, replenished, and energized.” – Susan Hart Thomer



Curriculum Vitae

Education: B.F.A., Fashion Illustration, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1970)

Selected Exhibitions
2016 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 American Watercolor Society, New York, NY
2014 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Harrisburg Art Museum, PA
2014 Murals: Meadowood Retirement Center, PA, and the Town of Collegeville, PA
2013 (2003, 2011) American Watercolor Society, New York, NY, Signature status
2013, 2011 Murals for 2 locations of the Norriton Fire Station 61, East Norriton, PA
2012 Mural for the Einstein Medical Arts Building, East Norriton, PA
2012-2014 “Embrace Open Space,” Montgomery County Community College
2011 Solo Show, Artman, Ambler, PA
2011, 2007 Solo Show, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA
2010, 2006 Philadelphia Water Color Society’s International Anniversary Exhibition
2010 Berks Art Alliance 33rd Open Annual Art Exhibition, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
2010 “Refresh,” Exhibit, Borealis Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2010, 2009 Chestnut Hill Gallery, 4-Person Show, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Solo Show, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007, 2005 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, NY
2006 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 27th Annual Juried Exhibit, Scranton, PA
2006 Transparent Watercolor Society of America 30th Annual Exhibition,
Kankakee County Museum, IL
2005, 2003 Art of the State Annual Juried Exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2005 "Multiples: Am I Repeating Myself," Moore College of Art & Design Alumnae Exhibition,
Philadelphia, PA

Selected Awards
2016 1st Place Watercolor, Mill Grove Art Show, Audubon, PA
2016 Honorable Mention, Courting Art, Montgomery Bar Association, MCCC, Blue Bell, PA
2014 3rd Prize (?), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Harrisburg, PA
2013 Honorable Mention, Artists Equity, Widener University
2012 “Take A Seat,” Adirondack chairs at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA
2011 PWCS International Anniversary Show, PWCS Board of Directors Award
2011 Award for Winter Scene, Scenes of the Schuylkill, MCCC, Pottstown, PA
2009, 2nd Prize, Watercolor, NPAA at Hill School, Pottstown, PA
2008 2nd Prize, PWCS Members' Show, Wallingford, PA
2007 Award in Memory of Linda Slaughter for Watercolor, 78th Annual Art Exh., Phillips' Mill, PA
2007 Best of Show, North Penn Art Alliance, Lansdale, PA
2007 Award of Merit, PWCS Members' Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2007 Herman Tolz Award, Artists Equity 58th Anniversary Members' Juried Exhibition
2006 “Ab-zoo-lutely,” Chestnut Hill Public art display, sponsor: The Rotary Club, Chestnut Hill, PA
2006 Camilla Award, PWS Annual Exhibition
2005 Jack Richeson Award, TWSA, Kankakee County Museum, IL
2004 Winsor & Newton Award for Excellence in Watercolor, Artists Equity Exhibit, Berman Mus., PA
2003 "Party Animule," Miles of Mules public art display, sponsor: Knobs 'n Knockers, Peddler's Village, PA
2002 Emily Hooper Payne Award, PWS Annual Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA

Publications
2016 Article in Montco magazine, by John Cella
2015 Finalist in Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition
2010-Present, Illustrator of the Historic Society of Southeastern District Calendar
2012 Artwork selected for the cover of Financial Today publication, November issue
2010 Featured Artist, American Artist’s Watercolor Magazine, Summer Issue
2006 Featured Artist, Lifestyle Magazine, April 2006
2006 Finalist in Artist's Magazine Annual Competition
2006 "Best of Pennsylvania, 2005" Book, 1st Place and Honorable Mention Awards
2000 Created cover artwork and featured artist, Montgomery County Life Town and Country Living.
1989 Illustrated Mother Teresa's Someday and A Red Rose For Frania, children's books by Claire Jordan Mohan. A copy of A Red Rose for Frania is housed in the Vatican Library in Rome given to Pope John Paul II.

Chair/Board Positions
2014 Currently Newsletter Editor, American Watercolor Society
2014, Co-Chair, Students Art Show, Braemer Medical Building, East Norriton, PA
2012-2013, Co-Chair of bi-annual art shows at Braemer Medical Building, East Norriton, PA
2009-2012, Newsletter Editor, Greater Norristown Art League, Norristown, PA
2000-2007 Membership Chair, Newsletter Editor (2000-2004), PWCS
1999-2003 GNAL Vice President, Chairman of Ways & Means, Chairman of Publicity

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Memberships
American Watercolor Society (AWS)
Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS)
Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS)
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS)
Philadelphia Tri State-Artists Equity
Greater Norristown Art League
North Penn Arts Alliance
Perkiomen Valley Art Center
Oreland Art Center


          Opening Reception:  October 7, 2016, 6 – 9pm (First Friday)
          Show Dates:  October 1 - 30, 2016

          For past, current, and future art exhibitions details, click here.

GREEN WOLF’S VILLAGE BARN SHOPPES
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 west skippack pike     skippack pa     19474
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Proud members of the
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
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CALL FOR FINE ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN

2017 Applications are now being accepted!
To apply, click here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

44th Annual Skippack Days Arts and Crafts Festival: OCT 1st and 2nd (Rain or Shine)



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Skippack Days Arts and Crafts Festival, one of Greater Philadelphia's most anticipated fall festivals of the year, is held annually during the first weekend in October now celebrates its 44th year.

Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes, one of several Skippack Village proprietors who participate in the collaboration and production of this event, welcomes visitors young and old for a weekend of cultural arts and fall crafts. From handmade jewelry to crafted furniture and d├ęcor, stop out and meet artisans from the surrounding region who will be exhibiting their one-of-a-kind creations at select locations within this picturesque village, conveniently located in central Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes, one of the original founders of Skippack Days Arts and Crafts Festival in 1972, has been known for specializing in local fine arts and fine crafts and is proud to be hosting to the following exhibiting artisans during this years festival:

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 Merle Rosenberg Slyhoff - Ceramics
PA Guild of Craftsmen Juried Craftsman


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Emily Carp - Fine Photography

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Jessica Reed - Glass Gardens
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Jessica Russell - Hand-Block Printed Apparel


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 Staci Bourne - Hand-Blended Spices


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DEMONSTRATOR John Barrett - Shaker Furniture
PA Guild of Craftsmen Juried Craftsman


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 Stan Okuniewski - Handmade Artisan Soaps


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David Kline - Handcrafted Walking Sticks



  Emily Pisano  - Handmade Designer Leather Accessories
PA Guild of Craftsmen Juried Craftsman


Carrie Adkins-Ali - Gourmet Maple Syrup


 Janet Reimund - Fine Silver Jewelry


Nick Perna - Hand-Blended Artisan Honey


Valley Forge Tourism Information


LIVE MUSIC (Saturday)
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LIVE MUSIC (Sunday)
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  Toni J. Wolf - Impressionist Artist / Sculptor




Jason Diliberto - Fine Photography



Julie Diliberto - Antiques and Collectibles 


This and Much More Throughout the Village!

Free Admission
Ample Parking

HOURS:  Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 6pm (Rain or Shine)


"Shop Small and Support Your Local Fine Artist and Fine Craftsmen."

skippack days arts and crafts festival rain date and weather related announcements
Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes reserves the right to cancel activities at our location due to severe or dangerous weather. Severe weather includes dangerously heavy wind, lightning, or any other weather condition that would jeopardize safety for vendors or customers.  In the event of cancellation, notification will be posted on website.


GREEN WOLF’S VILLAGE BARN SHOPPES
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 west skippack pike     skippack pa     19474
GreenWolfsVillageBarn.com

Proud members of the
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
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To learn about the one of the co-founders of Skippack Days Arts and Crafts Festival, click here.




CALL FOR FINE ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN

2017 Applications are now being accepted!
To apply, click here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

SKIPPACK FIRST FRIDAY: North Penn Arts Alliance Gallery Opening Featuring Artist - Eva Ramanuskas

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Exhibiting Artist

Eva Ramanuskas

“I was born and raised in Hungary. In 1965 I moved to the United States. 

I always enjoyed art and I dreamed that someday I would paint. Finally in 1984 my dream came thru and I created my first painting. I never painted before and the painting was primitive but I loved it and I was hooked. I poured over art books, took workshops from prominent locally and nationally known artists, and I never stopped painting. A few years later I quit my career as an accountant to become a full time artist. 

Painting opened my eyes to the beauty of God’s creation and that is what I strive to reflect in my paintings. I enjoy painting portraits and capturing the very essence of each person. Still life gives me the opportunity to create beautiful compositions with fruit and flowers. Landscapes and cityscapes give me the opportunity to capture the memories of special places I visited in the past. Every painting gives me a unique challenge and fulfillment. 

Through the years I exhibited in many juried shows and won numerous awards. My paintings can be found in many private and public collections, among them: North Penn Chamber, Lansdale Library, Lower Gwynedd Township, Biblical Theological Seminary and Temple University. 

I thank God for this wonderful gift.” – Eva Ramanuskas

About the Show


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In the East Village of Skippack
4010 west skippack pike     skippack pa     19474

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SKIPPACK FIRST FRIDAY: North Penn Arts Alliance Gallery Opening Featuring Artist - Gay Brunt Miller

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Exhibiting Artist

Gay Brunt Miller 
I think of myself as an “accidental artist,” as my art has really developed only within the past several years, beginning with the encouragement of my spiritual director while on silent retreat weekends.

My primary art form is called a mandala--a meditative art form within in a circle. It is a way of engaging and expressing a different part of my being—less cognitive and word-driven and more intuitive and emotive. Some are very personal, expressing my deepest feelings. Others are pure relaxation and a creative outlet.

With roots in ancient Buddhist and Hindu practices, mandalas are also widely incorporated into Christian art. Many stained glass windows in churches incorporate mandalas.

Beginning with a compass, I draw the large outer circle. Most often I find myself staring at the circle for some time until I get a sense of what that particular mandala “wants to be” and what colors I am drawn to use. Rarely do I begin with a specific design in mind. Rather, the design emerges a step at a time. I think I am often as surprised as anyone by the finished product. I work with markers, ink, and in some cases, pencil (primarily used for shading effects).

Recently I have begun incorporating more Zentangle® patterns into my mandalas (known as Zendalas) as well as creating other Zentangle® inspired art (not necessarily in a circle).

I hope you enjoy my art…as much as I enjoy making it! – Gay Brunt Miller

About the Show


GREEN WOLF’S VILLAGE BARN SHOPPES
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 west skippack pike     skippack pa     19474

Proud members of the
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board

Follow First Fridays in Skippack Village on Facebook and Twitter.