Institute article on Artists in the Country
(Eden Institute's campers are the recipients of monies raised)
for our review from Sunshine Artists Magazine
Excerpts from artists
- "....it was a great
success as far as I'm concerned. My sales were better than
expected, my work seemed to be greatly appreciated by the
people attending the show, the other artists were just
wonderful company and most of all, the staff (especially
your two wonderful daughters) were just delightful!! I was
able to take breaks and have a volunteer cover my booth, and
everyone was in such good spirits. That attitude made it
different from any other show I've done in the past. It was
for a great cause, it was obvious that an awful lot of hard
work went into the show, and attitude of the entire event
was just inspiring! Thank you for the
"I have told
everyone who has asked me about the show how wonderful it
was......to me, the combination of the beautiful setting,
the camaraderie of the other artists, the helpfulness of all
of you that were staffing it, and the caliber of the people
who attended, combined to make it a beautiful weekend."
- "We enjoyed the show very
much. Since it was the first time for me I learned a lot.
The best part was the people, of course. I dare say Artists
in the Country is the best show in Northeast CT, maybe
in all of CT."
- "wonderful weekend,
fantastic job.. I'd give it a 10!"
- "we had a good time!! The
most important thing is that we learned many things. Thank
you so much. We appreciate you and all staff."
- "fantastic and beautiful
site for a show"
- "The kids' art was
- "I wanted to thank you
for the wonderful show you put on. The quality of the work
around me made the show doubly enjoyable."
- "The show was fabulous!! You
did an unbelievable amount of work, and it showed! Every
detail was considered and taken care of and the quality of the
work was excellent."
- "Without a doubt, this was the
best prepared and promoted show I have been in (6 years in the
- "I felt very well taken care
of as an artist. Felt well taken care of and informed."
- In response to student pieces
of the show, "Added a wonderful dimension to the show. Good
idea, it was fun meeting the students and they seemed to love
the show. It looked great! "
- "One of the nicest shows I
have done in 5 years of outdoor shows."
- "This show had spirit and
soul. Thank you all"
- "Thanks for all of your hard
work. Thanks for a wonderful opportunity to show our work in
such a special place. Ya done good!"
- I thought it was great, well
run show, and should be an annual event."
- "Great Job Volunteers. All
your volunteers, so helpful and friendly"
- "Quality very good-please keep
this up, nice mix of artisans, staff was great-all seemed well
- "First of all, I just want you
to know that I did exhibit at the Roseland Cottage show in
October. People there were just raving about your show, in
fact many people came to that show to find artists that had
exhibited the week before at your place! I heard so many good
things about the variety, the attendance and the promotion of
it all... Congratulations, job well done!"
- "What a week-end! You are
incredible and what you accomplished was incredible!"
Excerpts from guests
- "It seemed
fantastic! Everybody was having a great time and the artists
- "What a wonderful festival you
- "This was a fine and
daring adventure. I loved sharing it with you and family
- "The show was
great. I bought the nicest wooden bowl too. The kids art was
- "Well Done! This was a really
well organized show that did not falter once, right down
to all the little details."
- "Congratulations! What a
wonderful event you held! ...... Everything was organized
perfectly, everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time,
the weather was fantastic ...."
- "Ann, I just want to take
a moment to let you know what a professional, wonderful
occasion you created. It felt right, and worth