News and Upcoming Shows

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ART FAIR - Sudbury Art Association - JUNE 10, 2023

on June 1st, 2023
by Yvette

My next event is the Sudbury Art Association's Art Fair on June 10th at 29 Hudson Road in Sudbury (MA).  Over 30 artists will be at this outdoor event, along with the fabulous businesses nearby to grab a meal or drink.  I will have a lot of new pieces to share, and I am happy to announce that my son Kai will be joining me with the art he creates by welding my steel scraps together.  We really hope to see you there :)

May Day with Babacool Arts & Friends!

on April 25th, 2023
by Yvette

Please come celebrate Spring with us! I am opening my studio and grounds to share my new art inspired by the changes of the season, and I have invited a few friends to join me:

Andrea Akerib - Functional Pottery,

Kate Connolly - Acrylic and watercolor paintings and cards

Holly Lauer - Functional & Artistic Pottery,

Kellie-Jean Price - Wood Burning, Mixed Media

My ART BARN is full of whimsical new pieces, and my gardens are starting to bloom...all awaiting to greet happy visitors!

Happy May Day- We would love to see you!


                10 AM - 3PM


                 218 SUGAR ROAD, BOLTON MA 01740

                Look for the signs!



2023 Calendar of Events

on April 3rd, 2023
by Yvette

Here are my events for this year!

MAY 6 (10am - 3pm) - MAY DAY WITH BABACOOL ARTS & FRIENDS.  I've invited a few artist friends to join me for an open studio/celebration of spring in my Art Barn & on my grounds.  218 Sugar Road, Bolton (MA).

JUNE 11 (10am - 4pm) - SUDBURY ART ASSOCIATION'S SPRING ART FAIR - Thirty plus artists (including myself) will be selling our artwork in Sudbury Town Center - 29 Hudson Road, Sudbury (MA).

SEPT 30 (10-4)/OCT 1 (12-4) - BOLTON & HARVARD OPEN STUDIOS - I will be opening my Art Barn & Grounds to the public as part of our 5th Annual two-town wide open studios event.  218 Sugar Road, Bolton (MA).



STORES my artwork is in:

KNOTTY PINE DESIGN (Hudson, MA) - I have a booth which I update monthly in this fun, eclectic store.

AVENUE C DESIGN (Framingham, MA) - A wonderful home & art store in a charming venue at Eastleigh Dairy Farm.  

CENTRAL MASS GARDEN CENTER (Lunenburg, MA) - my favorite garden center!  I have some larger pieces here, including my art car, Bird Love Betty.

DECORDOVA SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM GIFT SHOP (Lincoln, MA) - with a focus on sculpture, both this venue and their shop are fabulous (a great place to walk around outside among large sculptures).

FIVE CROWS (Natick, MA) - Local artists fill this store with a wide variety of styles and unique pieces.  Worth a visit!

HUDSON ART & FRAMING  (Hudson , MA) - a wonderful art store located on the roundabout in lovely Hudson.

KITCHEN SINK (Bolton & Groton, MA) - fantastic candles, home, bath & body store that has a wonderful selection of art from local artists and artisans.


Steampunk Tree & Birds - The Dirigible Brewery

on February 18th, 2023

I just installed my first steampunk tree at the Dirigible Brewery in Littleton (MA)...if you enjoy good beer (or they have nice selection of flavor shots for seltzers if you prefer) it's worth a visit!

Upcoming Holiday Shows!

on November 1st, 2022
by Yvette

I have two large Holiday Shows this year...

BOLTON ARTISANS GUILD & FRIENDS HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE - Here at my studio/grounds at 218 Sugar Road in Bolton on NOVEMBER 19 (10am - 2pm) - raindate November 20th.  Come out to visit with your local friendly artists - all of us will be showing and selling our latest works in a festive holiday show with a toasty fire to warm up by.  We'd love to see you!

SUDBURY ART ASSOCIATION'S HOLIDAY MARKET - Once again i will have a booth at the pop-up SAA Holiday Market!  This year it will be open every day Nov. 11 - Dec. 24 (10am - 6pm...Thursdays until 8pm) and in the TJMaxx Plaza in Sudbury - just a couple doors down from TJMaxx.  Over 30 artists are participating!

Don't forget - I also have a booth at Knotty Pine Design in Hudson (MA), and art in the following fabulous stores:  Avenue C at Eastleigh Farm (Framingham), deCordova Sculpture Museum Gift Shop (Lincoln), Five Crows (Natick), Hudson Art & Framing (Hudson) and the Nashoba Valley Winery (Bolton).


on September 26th, 2022
by Yvette

Come see me this coming weekend - October 1 (10-4) and 2 (12-4)...I'm opening my Art Barn and Grounds to the public for the 5th Annual Bolton & Harvard Open Studios weekend!  My address is 218 Sugar Road, Bolton (MA) - follow the signs :)  I have guest artists Kelliejean Price (woodburning) and Rona Balco (mixed media) well as my son who has discovered welding.  Hope to see you!

A Wild Road Trip

on September 6th, 2022
by Yvette

I'm happy to annouce that my car, Bird Love Betty, is currently on display at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio (in Harvard, MA) as part of the Wondrous Creatures exhibit!  I am collaborating with artist Anne Eder - she has created an amazing creature driver for her, and our collaboration is titled "A Wild Road Trip."  Picture shown is by Anne Eder.

Details of the show:

“Wondrous Creatures”
Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio’s 16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
September 8 - October 9, 2022
Opening Reception Sunday, September 11; 1 - 4 pm
Free and open to all! Donations welcome!

Exhibit Hours Thursdays - Sundays; 11 - 4 pm
Maps & tickets at the farmstand.

Mother's Day Art Fair 2022

on February 5th, 2022
by Yvette


Bolton Town Common from 10am - 3pm on Saturday, May 7, 2022.


Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with us!  The Bolton Artisans Guild has invited artists from Bolton and our surrounding communities to show and sell hand-made, original art at the Bolton Town Common.  Come enjoy the day with us and see what beautiful surprises your local art community can create!


We are now recruiting artists for this event!


Details for participating artists:


  • $30 booth fee (to be used on advertising).

  • Artists would be required to be fully set up by 10am in their assigned location

  • Artists have to provide their own set-up/display (10x10 tents are encouraged, but not required)

  • At this point, we are not sure if any food will be available for purchase, so plan on bringing your own food and water.

  • Port-a-potties will be available for artists and public use

  • After unloading your set-up, we request that you park off the premises before setting up.  The Bolton Common parking lot is small and will be reserved for our customers.  Locations of parking lots close by will be sent to you before the event for easy parking.

  • We ask that you help us advertise!  Social media graphics will be provided for you to share.  If you have an email list, please let your fans know (and if you don’t have an email list, this is a great event to start one!).  


Please contact me via email for additional questions or to sign up!  Thank you!



on October 31st, 2021
by Yvette


November 20th (11am - 3pm) - rain date Nov. 21

@Babacool Arts Studio & Grounds, 218 Sugar Road, Bolton MA

Friends and others who find online-holiday shopping soul-crushing: Come and shop for one-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces for the people on your list while supporting friendly local artists. This year, there are works in pottery, metal, jewelry, wood, fiber, mixed media, holiday ornaments, paintings, books, fun oddities, a few last minute creative surprises, and a warm bonfire--all on the magical grounds of Babacool Arts Studio (218 Sugar Road, Bolton).



Jill Adamy - Mixed Media

Suzy Becker - Author, Illustrator, Mixed Media

Rona Balco - Wood carving, Mixed Media, Painting

Margaret Chiarelli - Moon Calendars

Glenn Church - Ofgraveconcern - historical mixed media

Christine Faucher - Jewelry

Holly Lauer - Pottery

Yvette Monstad - Sculpture in Metal and Mixed Media

Rozsi Moser - Paintings, Mixed Media, Fun Oddities

Kelli-Jean Price - ​Woodburning

Maggie Smith - Autographed Children’s Books, Hand Printed Cards, Art Prints, Ornaments

Chris Sterling - Fiber Arts


OPEN STUDIO! October 2 (10-4) & October 3 (12-4)

on September 22nd, 2021
by Yvette

Babacool Arts & Grounds will be open to the public the weekend of Oct. 2 (10am - 4pm) and Oct. 3 (12pm - 4pm) - all part of the 4th Annual Bolton & Harvard Open Studios.  Please come by and see what I've been up to!  I also just completed my art car project, the "BIRD LOVE" Mobile!  It will be on display at the event.  Hope to see you!