2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

Britt is best known for her watercolor paintings of animals. She was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland by artist parents. She earned a BA from St. Johns College, Annapolis and certificate in fine art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. After living in Miami and teaching at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, she moved to Frostburg, Maryland in 2014 where she lives with her husband and son. She draws inspiration from storybooks, fairy tales, and real life. She paints pet and people portraits by commission. She is developing a show for the Frostburg Arts Walk on April 29, 2017. She loves to knit, and her show will be at the Frostburg Fiber Depot. Her current series may be seen on Instagram (@silkeybritt).

2017 Cover Art Competition Winner Britt Silkey

Honorable Mention

 

 

Clare Workneh

Ellicott City, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Fordyce

Elkton, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Victoria Savka

Scottsville, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Lynn Zwiebach

Pasadena, MD

 

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest 2023!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, and felting classes on January 28 and 29.

Registration opens November 19.

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Thank you to our wonderful instructors - Maggie Casey. Jillian Moreno, Esther Rodgers, Kira Dulaney, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and Kristen Walsh - for teaching virtually for our second annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest. Thank you, too, Angela Muller, for your fabulous and informative lecture. And a resounding thank you to all the participants (and class assistants) that made Winterfest a success!See you at the live 50th annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 6 & 7. The class listings for that should be posted in the next week or so. Registration will open on February 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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