News and Events


New Leaders in 2017

Five new leaders have been certified to date in 2017:
Jessica Booth, Jessica Porter, Ana Alpande, Susan Hedge, Diane Doiron

Three new students have begun training recently.

Weaving a Life provided graduate training with a Certified Leader working with parents of children with Autism spectrum disorders

June 3-4: Fiber Frolic

Fiber gathering at the Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine

July 1-31: "Wearable Art", Leverett Crafts & Arts

Exhibition of mask "Xi Wang Mu" in international group show at the Leverett Arts Center, Leverett, Massachusetts

July 23: Puckerbrush Festival - Primitive Skills

Taught spinning on a rock, also weaving on a loom made of sticks from an old beaver lodge.

 September 8: Fiber College

Annual week of classes and workshops in fiber craft and art

 September 21-24: Common Ground Fair

Wednesday Spinners Tent - Masks at the Exhibit Table


Sept 22-25: Common Ground Fair

Wednesday Spinners Tent - Masks at the Exhibit Table

Sept 9-11: Fiber College

Arts booth at the Fiber College, Searsport, Maine

Aug 14-30: Acadia — The Land as Teacher

Group exhibit at The Gallery Within at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Brooksville, Maine

July 29-31: MDI Directions Show

Maine Crafts Guild juried member exhibit, Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, Bar Harbor, Maine

July 1-14: Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery

Membership exhibit "Chasing a Running Stream"

June 5: Reversing Falls Sanctuary

Final steps in the EarthLoom "Letting Go" ceremony at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville, Maine

June: Wilson Museum

"A Personal Mythology" exhibition at this historic museum of art and craft from all over the world

May 30: EarthLoom at The Gatherings

An EarthLoom was featured at opening celebration of the new Surry Community Center known as The Gatherings

May 1-31: Riverview Gallery

Exhibit of masks "A Personal Mythology" at Riverview Gallery, Ellsworth Library, Ellsworth, Maine

Feb-March: Gallery 142

Featured in a group exhibit of the Wednesday Spinners at Gallery 142, Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine



September Maine Arts Commission Project Grant

Susan received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission in support of a traveling exhibition

March 14-16  Masks of Courage

A solo exhibition of masks in association with the Blue Hill Concert Association's concert series

January 30-February 10  Encoded Conversations

A group exhibition of artists from the Blue Hill Peninsula, at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary gallery, Brooksville, Maine.


December 12-13  Harbor House Christmas Festival

A folksy Christmas event that always draws an interesting audience.

November 21-23  The Gifted Hand

The Gifted Hand is an annual juried invitational art and craft exhibition. This year it was held at Lookout Point, a beautiful rustic-luxury resort in Northport, Maine, near Camden.

October 23-26 GALA: Greater Appalachian Lama & Alpaca Association

Susan Barrett Merrill will be a presenter at the GALA show in Portland, Maine October 23-26, 2014


Artist in Residence, Sarasota, Florida

Susan Barrett Merrill was Artist In Residence at the Carriage House Gallery, Saori Weaver SRQ, Towles Court Artist Colony, Sarasota, Florida. November and December, 2013

Feature Article in Sarasota Herald Tribune


May-June 2014 Husson University: White Gallery

Travelers Series, new masks by Susan Barrett Merrill. May-June 2014

July 2013 Hutton Gallery

EarthLoom and Masks by Susan Barrett Merrill were on exhibition at the Hutton Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine. July 2013