We are very honored to have received an Honorable Mention Award at the 2014 Art on the Island Art Fair on Sunday, June 1st in Fond du Lac! The award is given in honor of Eugene Noe, a 103-year-old oil on canvas artist who passed away earlier this year.
Art was a special part of Gene’s life and he embraced it with a passion. He joined the Fond du Lac Artist’s Association in 1968 and has painted hundreds of landscapes in oil which have been displayed throughout the Fond du Lac area and have won numerous awards and ribbons spanning six decades. He continued painting almost until his death.
We take great pride in knowing that our work is held in such high esteem and to receive this honor in Eugene’s name, knowing what an accomplished and passionate artist he was, is humbling.
This Saturday, June 7th is the 7th Annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair, to be held in St. Germain, Wisconsin! Hours are 9am to 3pm. The Art Fair is held in the park behind the Chamber of Commerce in St. Germain.
On Sunday, June 8th we’ll make another appearance at the Cheesetown Market Days in Plymouth. Held at the Fairgrounds, the hours are 9am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, June 14th marks our first appearance of 2014 at the Elkhart Lake Farmers and Artisan Market. This very popular open air market features flowers, produce, bakeries, and local crafters and artisans. Held in downtown Elkhart Lake, the market is open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. We’ll also be at the Market on Saturday, June 28th.
We’re so much more than cutting boards!
Once you buy a good quality cutting board, chances are you won’t be in the market for another cutting board for quite some time, unless of course, you wish to buy them for all of your friends and family! That’s why we have so many different items – to appeal to a wider audience, so to speak. If you’re not in the market for a cutting board, how about a spatula, or a bread tray, or a clipboard, etc.? At recent shows, we’ve had 42 different items! Forty-two! And we’re dreaming up new items all the time, so chances are, if you’ve seen us at a show recently, the next time you see us, we’ll have another new item. We get so many suggestions that it’s impossible to make all of them, but keep those ideas coming!
Last, but certainly not least…..have you oiled your cutting board and other wood items this week? Oiling helps keep them from absorbing too much moisture so your board won’t crack, split, etc. You can’t have too much oil, so keep on applying it. We sell both Butcher Block Oil and Cutting Board Conditioner; both of these are blended in our kitchen so we control what ingredients go into them. Both are $6 and can be purchased at a show, or by giving us a call or dropping us an e-mail.
Have a great June…..stop by for a visit at one of the shows!