Monthly Archives: January 2014

Painted Chair Contest


Enter the Painted Chair Contest & win a $100.00 Prize!

Let your hidden talents come alive with this contest — paint one of your own chairs, or let us supply one. The contest will be judged by local artists.

How to Enter

Download a contest entry form here, or you may pick up a contest sheet at the Alfred Shaker Museum at 118 Shaker Hill Road (Opening for the season in mid-May, open Wed. & Sat. 1-4 PM), OR call 490-5709.

If you supply your own chair, the entry fee is $5.00. FASM will supply a chair for you for an entry fee of $10.00.

The deadline to enter is July 31, 2014.

Completed chairs must be ready to be on display between August 16 and the contest judging date, which is September 6.

The winner will be announced at the museum on Saturday, Sept 6 at 2 PM (immediately after judging). The winner must be willing to leave the chair on display at the museum until it closes for the season in mid-November.

2014 Workshops at the Alfred Shaker Museum

FASM will be offering the following workshops in the 2014 season:

Date/Time Workshop Cost
June 13
7:00 PM
Strawberry Moon Women’s Drumming Circle $10.00 at the door
June 21
10 AM until done
Basket Making Class with Martha Chessie Details are TBA
October 18
10 AM – 2 PM
Learn needle-felting techniques with Beva. Make a wool needle-felted turkey, just in time for the upcoming holidays! Materials cost: $15. More details to follow at a later date.

For more information about the workshops, see our Events & Workshops page.

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709.

Student Essay Contest Reminder

Don’t forget! The deadline to enter the 2013-2014 FASM Student Essay Contest is March 1, 2014.

For more information about essay topics and contest rules, visit our Events and Workshops page. The page also contains a downloadable version of the contest flyer that you can print for your own use.

2014 Workshops Coming Soon!

Watch this page for the Alfred Shaker Museum’s 2014 workshops! Dates/times and project costs will be published as soon as they’re official.

Some of the proposed workshops include: needle felting, drum circle, and basket making.

Museum Hours:

Museum Hours: 1 PM – 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and by appointment.

Closing for the season on November 11.

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

We are dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome in our building.

Become a Friend of the Alfred Shaker Museum!

FASM meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Alfred Shaker Museum. The public is invited to our meetings (unless announced otherwise).

We welcome new members! To join FASM, see our Become a Friend page.

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