St. Lawrence River Rustic Show: Applications now being accepted!

Hey all you artisans, carpenters, painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, and metalworkers!

The St. Lawrence River Rustic Show is slated for Aug. 6-8, 2010, and showcases the work of artisans who create with natural materials; and fine artists who capture natural landscapes and scenes. All work presented at the event is original and one-of-a-kind! The event, sponsored by Redwood's own Creations in Wood, will be held at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay.

This year's theme is "From the Mountain and the River". All makers of rustic furniture, sculpture, skiffs/canoes, art, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, and home and cabin decor reflecting this theme are encouraged to book a space at the show.
 For this year's event, there is an additional "Mermaid Challenge" for rustic show participants. All creators attending the event are encouraged to create a 3-D piece inspired by mermaids. The winner gets a free space at next year's show! Get more information on that challenge here.

Sign-up forms for the rustic show are available here. Better Farm has accommodations available for attending artists—please contact us at

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.