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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!


on September 2nd, 2021
by Yvette

i am very excited to announce that I have a "booth" at Knotty Pine Design & Consigment in Hudson, MA (43 Broad St, Hudson, MA 01749)!  I love the space - a beautiful old warehouse called "The Landing,"  which has a lot of new, up and coming businesses in the large space. Knotty Pine is a lovely store on the 2nd floor - it has a wonderful mix of vintage wares and art.  Please visit and look for my booth!  The other businesses at The Landing are quite wonderful, as well...I would recommend going into the stained glass artist's gallery on the first floor, and have a healthy, tasty bite at Good Earth Holistic Kitchen.


EMERGENCE - Sculpture walk at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, Harvard MA

on July 28th, 2021
by Yvette

I would like to invite you to the opening reception of Emergence, the 2021 outdoor sculpture exhibit on August 1st, 1-5 pm at Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio in Harvard, MA. The reception is free and open to the public. I have a grouping of my art pieces as part of this sculpture walk...look for them on the magical trail through this beautiful property...

If you can't make it this Sunday, Emergence will continue to be open Thursdays-Sundays; 11-4 pm through October 4th. Walk the trails around the pond and through the woods and enjoy more than 40 outdoor sculptures by artists from all over New England. The self-guided tour takes about an hour. Adults $10; Seniors $8; and children under 12 are free. Please note that dogs/pets are not allowed.

More info can be found at


on June 5th, 2021
by Yvette

I have a few things going on this summer that I wanted to share.
Next Saturday, June 12th I will have a tent at the only art fair I will be at this summer...come and see me and 40 other fabulous artists!:
SPRING INTO ART!  The Sudbury Art Association (SAA) is hosting a late-spring art fair
Date:  Saturday, June 12th - Rain-date Sunday June 13
Time:  10am - 4pm
Location:  SAA Member Rozsi Moser's yard at 341 Lincoln Road, Sudbury MA
OLD FROG POND FARM & STUDIO Sculpture Walk - I am excited to announce that I will have an outdoor public sculpture in the 15th annual Sculpture Walk at the Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, MA (not far from my studio!).  The sculpture walk is available to experience from August 1 - October 9 (and check out their amazing farmstand too!).   ​If you haven't visited here, I would highly recommend it.  It's the only organic apple orchard in Massachusetts, and their sculpture walk on a trail through their woods is a magical experience.  I'm so happy to be a part of it!
Finally, for the rest of the summer I will be working on my OLD CAR PROJECT.  I'm also very excited about's been a dream of mine to cut a design into an old vehicle that has been retired, while keeping the lovely lines of the vehicle completely intact (and save it from the crusher in the process).  The universe answered my wish and provided me with a beauty!  I will be posting my progress later this summer on social media - look up "Babacool Arts" on Instagram and Facebook and follow me to see how it goes!  Or see it in person at one of my studio events this fall!

MOTHER'S DAY EVENT at Babacool Arts Studio & Grounds & other plans :)

on March 6th, 2021
by Yvette

I am so happy to announce that I will be in several events coming up soon!  COVID considerations (CDC recommendations) will be taken in account at all events:

May 8, 2021 - MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND (SATURDAY) at Babacool Arts & Grounds (218 Sugar Road, Bolton MA), 10am - 3pm.  I've invited other artists to join me - please see link above for a full listing of participating artists and additional details.

June 12, 2021 - SUDBURY ART ASSOCIATION'S "SPRING INTO ART" FEST - 341 Lincoln Road, Sudbury, 10am - 4pm. More info coming soon at

SAVE THE DATE! 2021 Bolton & Harvard Open Studios is now scheduled for October 2 - 3, 2021.

SAA Holiday Market & Cancelled BAG Event

on November 7th, 2020
by Yvette

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce that the Bolton Artisan's Guild Holiday Show & Sale, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at my studio & grounds, is canceled.  It was a hard decision...but the town of Bolton is currently listed as "Red" - high risk for spreading the Coronavirus, and it seems irresponsible to risk it.  

On a brighter note, the Sudbury Art Association's Holiday Market is still happening!  We're at the same place as last year (29 Hudson Road - look for our signs!), and we're following all recommended social distancing requirements.  We even have Tuesday currently set aside for people to make appointments and have the store to themselves (with only one artist present to check them out).  Find all the details here:

Also note that while I do have a "booth" set up inside the market (yay!  I'm on the first floor this year!), I also have pieces of art at my studio that I can bring to the market for pickup.  These items are listed under the "SAA Holiday Market" tab under the "Art" tab above.  If you see something you'd like to purchase, please contact me directly at, and we can arrange the sale (either pickup at my studio in Bolton or at the SAA Holiday Market in Sudbury).  

Happy Holidays everyone, and stay safe!


Holiday Plans 2020!

on October 15th, 2020
by Yvette

Assuming we're all good with COVID in the area, this is my schedule over the next few months.  Both events have masks and social distancing required so everyone can feel safe. 

The Sudbury Art Association's Holiday Market - We are so excited to be back at 29 Hudson Road in Sudbury. We have 19 In-Store artists this year PLUS 10 Online Artists for a record 29 this year including 7 new participants. We're opening November 13th and have many open days planned through Dec. 24th. Click on the link above for more details and our open days schedule!

Bolton Artisans Guild & Friends Holiday Show & Sale - right here at my own studio and grounds (218 Sugar Road, Bolton MA). November 14th, 11am - 3pm. Multiple local artists will be scattered in tents throughout the grounds in a European-style Holiday Market! We hope to have enjoy a festive afternoon, support your local artists, while finding unique holiday gifts!


NEWS - September 2020

on September 8th, 2020
by Yvette

I have 3 big announcements for this September!

ONE - I will have three different installations in Maynard Artpace's "Metal-ity" show!  It's outside, so you can swing by anytime...the grand opening is Sept. 19th (and my installations will be in place by then).  There is a wide variety of metal art as part of this show...from new metal art student's to long-time sculptors.  Go with open eyes and hearts...I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!  Free to the public.

TWO - I have three panels up for display at Old Frog Pond Sculpture Walk ( )  My installation is titled "Forest Hearts" and consists of three steel panels in the trees...look for them in the wooded part of the walk.  $10 admission.. it's so beautiful to walk around the pond and woods and be charmed by all the sculpture throughout, it's well-worth the price!

THREE - I am opening my studio as part of the upcoming 3rd Annual Bolton & Harvard Open Studios!  Come and see me - 218 Sugar Road, Bolton MA - on Sept. 26, 10am - 4pm (Raindate Sept 27).  I would love to see you, and I will have a lot of new art to sell for your patio, garden and/or home.  I will also be hosting a few other artists...and you can see some of the things I've been working on around my yard during this crazy COVID year!  More details about the artists participating in this event (and their locations) can be found at:  We really would love to see you...we're emphasizing social distancing safety so everyone enjoys themselves.