painted chair contest

Painted Chair Contest Winner!


Congratulations to Sharon Wood of Smithfield, ME, for her winning entry in the Alfred Shaker Museum’s Painted Chair Contest! Sharon won a prize of $100.00. Her chair will be on display in the Museum until the Museum closes for the season in November.

Come see all of the beautiful contest entries in the Museum next weekend at the Shaker Hill Apple Festival!

Contest judges Lucille Hussey of Alfred, Linda Migneault of Alfred, and Sandy Howe of Cornish

Contest judges Lucille Hussey of Alfred, Linda Migneault of Alfred, and Sandy Howe of Cornish

New Season Starts May 17

The 2014 season will open on May 17 at 1 PM with an exhibit titled “Hands to Work, Hearts to God,” a well-known Shaker expression. Each year, FASM develops a new exhibit with items from its collection and with occasional borrowed Shaker artifacts. Museum Curator Linda Aaskov supervises the displays.

Also premiering on Opening Day 2014 is the historical video Simple Gifts: the Shaker Community of Alfred, Maine. Read more about the video and view the trailer here.

On the opening weekend, FASM will also present the prizes to the winners of our Student Essay Contest, now in its fourth year.

FASM is also holding a Painted Chair Contest for patrons who want to try their hands at the decorative arts. The rules and entry forms are located on the Painted Chair Contest page.

FASM has scheduled its annual dinner meeting for Wednesday, June 11, at the Massabesic Lions Den. The meal will be catered.

FASM extends a welcome to all interested in the museum. The group meets once a month on the second Wednesday, at 7 PM.

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.

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.

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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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