Our Projects (Governing Body Eligible)

The SAC Board of Directors recognizes the following as SAC projects or events. The approval makes the project leader eligible for a position on the SAC Governing Body for 2 years following the completion date of the project. (Listing is in order of completion dates) Participation in the Governing Body is at will. Projects can be approved before, during or after the fact and are documented in the SAC meeting minutes.

This page is constantly being updated.  
Click on links to take you to more information on each project.

Completed Projects
2018
  • 7-2018 Handcrafted Jewelry Show - project leader Heather Buczkowski
  • 7-2018 Sidewalk Chalk Day - project leader Rebecca Rupp
  • 6-2018 Plein Air Painting - project leader Leeza Mossey
  • 6-2018 Edwin M. Church Award for Young Writers - project leader Patricia Paxman
  • 5-2018 Memorial Day Bike Parade - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 5-2018 Emerging Artist Award 2018 - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved ______)
  • 5-2018 Maple City Candy Space Evaluation - project leader David Winchester (approved 4/2/2018)
  • 5-2018 Spring Handmade Craft Show - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved _____)
  • 5-2018 Swan Sculpture - project leader Michael Barkyoumb (Approved 5-7-2018)
  • 5-2018 Alcohol Ink Class - project leader Joanne Parah Reiter (Approved ______)
  • 4-2018 A Pop of Color Art Show - project leader Sophie Bea Nichols (Approved 5-7-2018)
  • 3-2018 Writer's Panel - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved ______)
  • 3-2018 Turning Your Hobby Into a Business presentation - project leader Brian Savage (Approved 4-2-2018)
  • 3-2018 Spring Watercolor Card Making Class - project leader Michael Barkyoumb (Approved 4-2-2018)
  • 3-2018 2018 Youth Art Show - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 4-2-2018)
  • 2-2018 Memoir Writing Workshop - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 4-2-2018)
  • 2-2018 Business of Art Series/Real Artist's Don't Starve - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 11/6/2017)
  • 1-2018 Ice Balls Art Installation - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved _______)
  • 1-2018 Dazzling Dames Art Installation - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 9/25/2017)
2017
  • 12-2017 SAC "Odd-casts" - project leader Katie Foster (Approved 11/6/2017)
  • 12-2017 Holiday Party & Ornament Exchange - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 11-2017 Yarn Bombing - project leader Alexandria Paxman (Approved 12-4-2017)
  • 11-2017 Dazzle Your Ugly Sweater Class - project leader Carol Dunphy (Approved 12-4-2017)
  • 11-2017 Ugly Sweater Contest - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 11-2017 3rd Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Show - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved ______)
  • 11-2017 Local Writer's Showcase - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 9/25/2017)  
  • 11-2017 Festival of Trees Entry by SAC - project leader Marie Speer (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 10-2017 Pin Swap & Artist Gathering - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 10/2017  Northwest Nightmares Entry - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 11-2017 UFO Crash Landing Art Installation - project leader Joanne Parah Reiter (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 11-2017 Swanton's Got Art Show & Sale - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved ______)
  • 9-2017 Swanton Arts Spectacular - project leader Darci Benoit (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 9-2017 Music Offerings at Swanton Arts Spectacular - project leader Chelsea Vanslette (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 9-2017 Pop Up / Pop In Gallery - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 9-2017 Establishing SAC Archives - project leader Faith Dubois (Approved ________)
  • 8-2017 Ice Cream Social/Artist Gathering - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved __________)
  • 8-2017 Decorated Bike Parade- project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved ________)
  • 8-2017 Glow Ride- project leader Roger Lindala (Approved ________)
  • 7-2017 Sidewalk Chalk Day (2017)- project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved __________)
  • 7-2017 Swanton Barn Quilt Challenge - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved _______)
  • 7-2017 Pinwheels in the Park (2017) - project leader Karen Fortin (Approved 9/20/2017)
  • 6-2017 Extended Thursday Art Program- project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 6-2017 Artist Gathering - project leader David Winchester (Approved __________)
  • 6-2017 NAEA Confrence Attendee- project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 6-2017 Creation of Publicity Protocol - project leader Nicole Draper (Approved 9/25/2017)
  • 5-2017 MakerSpace Grant & Project Lead - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2017 Artist Gathering - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved __________)
  • 5-2017 Video Poetry Event - project leader Elizabeth Malone (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 4-2017 Spring 2017 Arts & Craft Show -  project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 3-2017 Creation of the SAC Google Calendar- project leader Darci Benoit (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 3-2017 Spring Youth Art Show- project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 3-3017 Emerging Artist Award (2017) - project leader Ashley Bowen (Approved 10/10/2016
  • 1-2017 SAC Post-Holiday Artist Gathering - project leader Katie Foster (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 1-2017 Creation of stand-alone website for the Bring Back the Festival project - project leader Alexandria Paxman (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 1-2017 Creation of the Bring Back the Festival Facebook Page - project leader Chelsea Vanslette (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 1-2017 Bring Back the Festival Public Forum - project leader Scott Rheaume (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 1-2017 Christmas Carolers Art Installation - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 1/30/2017)
2016
  • 12-2016 SAC 501c3 Application - project leader Marie Speer (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 11-2016 Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 1/30/2017)
  • 10-2016 Creation of SAC Face Hole boards - project leader David Winchester (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2016 Swanee: Vengeance Takes Flight Northwest Nightmares Entry- project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2016 Swanee Stars Reception & Premiere - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2016 Halloween in the Park Photo Booth- project leader Sara Hayes (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2016 Haunted Ballroom Halloween in the Park Art Installation - project leader Anita Michele Parah (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 9-2016 Creation of Swanton Writer's Group- project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 9-2016 MakerSpace Maintenance- project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2016 Book Butchering Program/Classes - project leader Tonya Johnson (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2016 Thumbprint Art at National Night Out - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2016 Bitter Losses Film Premiere and EAA Fundraiser - project leader Sam Caswell (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2016 Sidewalk Chalk Day (2016)  - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2016 Barn Quilt Challenge (2016)  - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2016 Salon Elixir / Canada Street Art Wall  - project leader Jessica Pelkey (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2016 Historical Society Art Show  - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2016 NAHS Representative  - project leader Mikayla Magnant (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2016 Swanton PD Patch Challenge  - project leader Joanne Parah Reiter (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2016 Video Classes  - project leader Katie Foster (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2016 Artist's Gatherings  - project leader Michael Barkyoumb (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2016 Emerging Artist Award  - project leader Anita Michele Parah (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2016 TP Roll Flower Pop Up Art  - project leader Sara Hayes (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2016 Pinwheel Art Installation (2016)  - project leader Anita Michele Parah (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2016 Artist's Uncorked Established  - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 4-2016 MVU Art Wall  - project leader Scott Rheaume (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 4-2016 Spring Youth Art Show (2016) - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 4-2016 Open Studio - project leader Sara Hayes (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 3-2016 Mobile display walls for art shows  - project leader David Winchester (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 3-2016 SEP Community Celebration Art Show - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 1-2016 Turning Your Hobby Into A Business training - project leader Brian Savage (Approved 10/10/2016)
2015
  • 12-2015 Hay Bale Pop Up Art - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 12-2015 Crafternoons / It Only Hurts When I Craft classes - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 11-2015 Creation of SAC bank accounts - project leader Marie Speer  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 11-2015 Christmas Art Show & Sale - project leader Lenore Pepe  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 11-2015 Barn Quilt Paint & Sip - project leader Marie Speer  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 11-2015 Installation of Art Walls - project leader Scott Rheaume  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2015 Tyler Greeno Fund Logo Challenge- project leader Judy Paxman  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2015 Swan transformations Pop Up Art (duck & witch) - project leader Judy Paxman  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 10-2015 Milk Jug Ghost Halloween display - project leader Judy Paxman  (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 9-2015 Swanton PD Patch Display - project leader Joanne Parah Reiter (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 9-2015 Etsy Class - project leader Katie Foster (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2015 Swanton Recreation Drive in Movie Night - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2015 Creation of SAC social media presence (website, YouTube, Trello discussion board, Cincopa online gallery, Tockify calendar) - project leader Alexandria Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 8-2015 Art Journaling Workshop- project leader Faith Dubois (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2015 Sidewalk Chalk Day (2015) - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2015 Barn Quilt Challenge (2015) - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2015 Art Show at Substance Abuse Task Force Meeting- project leader Lenore Pepe (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 6-2015 Maple City Mural- project leader Scott Rheaume (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 7-2015 Art Sale at the Car Show - project leader Lenore Pepe (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2015 Creation of SAC Bylaws - project leader Kris Daignault (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 5-2015 Pinwheels in the Park Art Installation (2015) - project leader Anita Michele Parah (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 4-2015 Set up & creation of SAC Facebook - project leader Rebecca Rupp (Approved 10/10/2016)
  • 2-2015 Swanton's Got Balls Art Installation - project leader Judy Paxman (Approved 10/10/2016)
Projects in process & Future Projects 
  • Armageddon Gold (Community Movie) - project leader Emmet Mathieu
  • Emotion Speaks Art Show - project leader Nicole Gadouas
  • Swanee 3: Feathers of Fury - project leader Judy Paxman
  • Corrina Thurston Workshop Series - project leader TBD
  • Apocalyptic Comedy Movie - project leader Emmet Mathieu 
  • Art Journaling Group - project leader Judy Paxman
  • Edwin M. Church Award for Local Writers - project leader Patricia Paxman
  • "7 Deadly Sins" Art Show - project leader Tonya Caswell
  • Swanton Arts Spectacular - project leader Darci Benoit
  • Music offerings at the Spectacular - project leader Scott Martell
  • Photo contest at the Spectacular - project leader Christina Forcier
  • Activities at the Spectacular - project leader Christina Forcier
  • Books & Beyond 2018 - project leader Rebecca Rupp (approved 4/2/2018)
  • Writer's Group (2018)- project leader Rebecca Rupp
  • SAC Archives - project leader Melinda Connolly (Approved 11/6/2017)
  • History of the SAC Video - project leader Roger Lindala (Approved as eligible 3/20/2017)
  • KarmaArt - project leader Faith Dubois (Approved as eligible _________)
  • Vermont Creative Network Representative - project leader Nicole Gadouas (Approved as eligible _______)
  • 11-2018 Handmade Holiday Craft Show - project leader Heather Buczkowski (Approved as project eligible 12-4-2017)