2018 Art Show

This past April 13th and 14th, C.cada held it’s 7th Annual Art at Cornerstone Church in Winchendon, Massachusetts.  With over 200 art, music and writing pieces from 26 different artists, the show was a tremendous success.  Over 300 guests visited over the 2-day period–some to observe, some to buy and some to win art items in the popular Chinese Auction.

The art work was judged by two independent judges–with the following artists earning awards:


1st Place: Isabella Dixson (Seascape with Gulls)

2nd Place: Ken Knowlton (Dragon’s Breath)

3rd Place: Ken Knowlton (Phantasmagoriaville)


1st Place: Darryl Gagne (North End)

2nd Place: Betty Knowlton (Deep Seas)

3rd Place: Steven Hackett (Perkins Cove)


!st Place: Lisa Johnson (Family)

2nd Place: Greta Chirco (Doll)

3rd Place: Isabella Dixson (Pottery)


1st Place: Bella Lewiston (Snowman/Black Trees)

2nd Place: Xavier Robertson (Personal Name)

3rd Place: Tommy Maciorowski (Abstract Wedding Gift)

Congratulations to all for helping to make this show a success.  We look forward to having each of you join us next year.

C.cada 2016 Art Show

This past Friday and Saturday, C.cada (Cornerstone Christian Artist Day Apart) held its 6th Annual Art Show, featuring all types of art, poetry, music, a themed competition and several workshops.  The show was well-attended each day and many pieces were sold or won at our Chinese auction.  Many thanks to all who participated and helped make it a success.

C.cada 2016 Art Show Prize Winners

People’s Choice Individual Piece of Art

Wendy Brouillet

Open Art Show Body of Work

1st Prize: Betty Knowlton

2nd Prize: Ken Knowlton

3rd Prize: Ray Parker

Theme Competition: “What Will the Future Hold?”

Art: 6-11 years old

1st Prize: Evangeline Bellofatto

2nd Prize: Matthew Bellofatto

Art: Adult

1st Prize: Wendy Brouillet

2nd Prize: Lisa Johnson

Poetry: Adult

1st Prize: Debra Hutchins

2nd Prize: Kenneth R. Soar

Adult Coloring: Debby Maciorowski

Children Puzzle Making: Julianna McCrillis

Art Show 2015

We held our 5th annual art show this past October.  We added our first car show to the Saturday portion of the 2-day event.  Over 250 visitors had the chance to enjoy and purchase the various art pieces,  Christmas crafts, and Chinese auction items.  The two days also featured special music and drama vignettes.  On Saturday we offered workshops on various types of art.  Some of the highlights are show below.

New blog site

In an effort to share more personal stories about family, friends, sports, art, music, Christianity and devotions, we will be posting as kens fireside chat from now on. I’m hoping that all of you will follow and re-friend me at this new name. Artist Day Apart will remain as the CCADA art group website, complete with artwork and calendar information.  The new site will be kensfiresidechat.com.  I can be reached at kensfiresidechat@gmail.com

Lost in the Cost

My wife and I are in the process of doing some renovations on our house.  I’m getting a little too old and creaky to do things like climbing up on the roof, so we are looking for a construction company to come in and do the work.  We’ll probably get more than one estimate.  When we get it, we will have to decide whether the work is worth the price.  But, if the work is important enough to us, we have to be careful not to get lost in the cost.  If we wait until later, there may be more damage to the house, the amount of work will increase, and so will the overall cost.  So sometimes it pays to spend your money wisely and just get the work done.

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