40th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair October 1, 2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Favorite Returning Artisan – Suzanne Aberg
Most Original Work – Joey Battaglia
Best in Show – Patrice Hatcher
Best Artisanship – Jennifer Misseri
Favorite New Artisan – Jessica Haefs
Award of Excellence in Fiber – Kimberly Conner
Award of Excellence in Wood – Michael Corvello
Award of Excellence in Jewelry – Meg Farinsky
Award of Excellence – Michele Kriticos
Award of Excellence in Painting – Tom Galasinski
Award of Excellence in Mixed Media – Laura Sinisgallo


Wethersfield Historical Society would like to express our thanks to all the vendors, artists, artisans, crafters, and patrons who braved the dire weather forecast to participate in the 40th Anniversary Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 1. While there was a fair bit of rain during the morning setup, the skies were dry for the remainder of the event, and off in the distance, there were occasional glimpses of actual blue sky.

Congratulations are also due to the award-winning participants pictured in the slide-show above:

Favorite Returning Artist – Suzanne Aberg, MudJoy Pottery
Most Original Work – Joey Battaglia, Joey Batts
Best in Show – Patrice Hatcher, Patrice Hatcher Photography (Paper Goods)
Best Artisanship – Jennifer Misseri, Connecticut Valley Baskets
Favorite New Artisan – Jessica Haefs, White Sage Candles
Award of Excellence in Fiber – Kimberly Conner, Knitted Creations by Bovine Design
Award of Excellence in Wood – Michael Corvello,  Sawdust LTD
Award of Excellence in Jewelry – Meg Farinsky, Concrete Daisy Art Co.
Award of Excellence – Michele Kriticos, MCK Original Designs, LLC
Award of Excellence in Painting – Tom Galasinski, Tom Galasinski, Fine Artist
Award of Excellence in Mixed Media – Laura Sinisgallo, Timeflies by Lauralie

Aspiring Exhibitors

If you are interested in participating next year (2023), please review the criteria below. There will be a link to an on-line application form here on this page beginning in the Spring of 2023.

  • Artwork must be handmade, skillfully created, and produced by or under the direction of the artist.
  • Artists may show work only in categories in which they were accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work that is not represented in submitted jury images.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work by other artists.
  • If selected artists elect to share their booth space with another artist, the guest artist must submit their own application and be approved prior to participating.
  • Imported items and mass-produced work is not allowed—no exceptions. This policy will be strictly enforced this year.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Artists must personally attend their exhibits throughout the OW Arts & Crafts Fair.
  • Artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards.
  • The Wethersfield Historical Society reserves the right to remove any artist from the present or future fairs for breach of the written participation rules, the laws of the State of Connecticut, or for disruptive/abusive behavior. Please remember that the 40th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair is a juried event and that submitting an application does not guarantee a spot at the fair.

Participating Crafters and Vendors 2022

MudJoy Pottery
GMB Designs
JDB Creations
Prairie Blossom Silver
Olde Village Pens
Knitted Creations by Bovine Design
Fox & Gem
Vintage October 31st
Crafted to a T
Yarn Addiction Arts
Of Coins & Crystals
Round Hill Alpacas, LLC
Blue Hearts Glass
Lil’ Jewels
RK Designs
Pink Daffodil Jewelry
Oh, Fudge! And More, LLC
Baubles for Madels
Sugarbee Candle
Khonda African Arts
Sedona Sun Catchers
Global Odyssey Design
The Greener Gift
Eileen Originals
Pink Petticoats
JOY Robes
Cutting Boards by Dave
Treehugger Creations
Sky Blue Designs
Richfield Farm
Debbye Rosen Pottery
Violet’s Corner Store
One by One Florals
Timeflies by Lauralie
Kristin’s Creations
Novaclavi Design
MineHill Woodworks
Muddy Paws Barkery
The Stained Glass Stitcher
Foxglove Soap Company
Timbercraft Designs
IHZ Abstracts
Crunchy Diva Designs
Roy Wrenn
Sullivan and Wallace Dry Goods
Magpie’s Miscellany
Oh D’Luxe Candle Company
Creations by Liz. S.
Bird House Bungalows
Nesha Nectarista’s
Le Gnomes Best
Connecticut Valley Baskets
Karen’s Creations
Burlap and Bows
The Bling Stop
Mountain Grove Jewelry
Country Cottage Creations
Sassy Black Yarns
Patrice Hatcher Photography (Paper Goods)
Nancy’s Attic
Tom Galasinski, Fine Artist
Wild Carrot Cordage
Gaffron-Hargrove Art
Balalalu Pottery
Essential Elements
Pyrate Kydd Designs
Mount Cornwall Bindery
Concrete Daisy Art Co.
Sawdust LTD
The Crunchy Crafters
Connie Bombaci
Blissful Art Creations, LLC
Jeffrey Blazejovsky
Joey Batts
Dog and Hen LLC
dana A Designs
The Cat’s Meow Mosaics & More
Copper Beech Crafters
MCK Original Designs, LLC
White Sage Candles
Take Note Originals
Connecticut Valley Baskets
MSD Design
Wolf’s Wood Works