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Our Huneck Art Preservation Journey Begins

November 4, 2020

FODM Board of Directors
Friend's of Dog Mountain's Board of Directors

One of the main tenets of our non-profit, Friends of Dog Mountain, has always been to preserve and protect the artistic contributions of Dog Mountain’s creator, Stephen Huneck. We believe deeply that Stephen's iconic artworks are culturally and historically significant and deserving of restoration, preservation, and cataloging.

With that said, we are so excited to announce that last month we officially began our Huneck art preservation journey!


Volunteer Day Volunteer Day

Our first step was one of relocation to help secure, conserve, and protect the thousands of original Huneck prints. A major endeavor, to be sure. Luckily our dedicated Board of Directors was up to the task!

Friends of Dog Mountain Board Member, Crosby Coughlin, had this to say:

"Recently the Board of Directors (BOD) gathered at Dog Mountain to consolidate the storage of woodcuts and prints to one of the areas in the upper level of the studio barn. The upper level is a better environment for the print storage and will allow easier access for study, conservation and educational purposes. The BOD sees the barn evolving into more of a role of stewardship and preservation.

The studio barn at Dog Mountain has not changed significantly from when it was active with Stephen and his team of assistants producing prints, sculptures and related objects. The lower level of the barn has about eight rooms that served as a production and storage space. While the lower level functioned well when it was a working studio, it is not an ideal location for long term storage for works of art. Our plan embraces a best practices approach to the conservation and storage of the Huneck legacy."


Volunteer Day Volunteer Day

After many long and sweaty hours, we are proud to say that we have successfully relocated the Huneck collection into a more conducive environment for art preservation. It was an amazing effort by our Board, and a great first step forward.

We will continue to update all of the Dog Mountain Pack as we traverse this Huneck art preservation journey together.

Want to lend a paw to our preservation, conservation, and restoration efforts? Please consider making a donation to Dog Mountain.

 

 

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winner!

October 31, 2020

 

Congratulations to Amy Carlton who won the grand prize valued at more than $1275!

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Virtual Fall Dog Party Raffle! Your support means the world to us. You all make Dog Mountain possible!

 

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

Enter the Raffle: Win an Original Woodcut & Luxury Inn Stay!

October 14, 2020

Enter the Raffle Enter the Raffle Enter the Raffle

 

Dog Mountain is holding a raffle drawing for an amazing grand prize valued at more than $1275!

The raffle drawing will take place on October 31st. All raffle proceeds go to support and sustain Dog Mountain. If not present, the winner will be notified by email. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets purchased!

The Winner Receives:

  • LUXURY RABBIT HILL INN STAY:

    Enjoy a luxury midweek, overnight, stay with a full gourmet breakfast at the Rabbit Hill Inn.

    Rated one of the 100 top hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Rabbit Hill Inn is lauded for not only its fine accommodations, but also its brilliant service, unparalleled warm hospitality, outstanding innovative cuisine, and comfortably relaxing environs, including a cozy full-service Irish-style pub. With glorious views of the White Mountains, this relaxing getaway is only 15 minutes from Dog Mountain.

    Stay in one of the seven Superior Rooms. Each is spacious and elegantly appointed and includes a working fireplace. In the morning, enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in their award-winning restaurant.

    Value: $285

  • "WHAT A BALL" ORIGINAL WOODCUT PRINT:

    The winner also takes home the Stephen Huneck signed and framed, original woodcut print: “What a Ball

    Woodcuts are original, handmade, limited edition, fine art numbered prints. All Stephen Huneck woodcut prints were made using Stephen's original hand-carved woodblocks and the printing press here on Dog Mountain. Each was printed during the artist's lifetime, under his supervision. Stephen loved woodcut prints because they retain the unique imprint of the texture and grain of the wood. He believed this brought a special energy to the art. All Stephen Huneck woodcuts are limited-quantity originals and a piece of American folk art history.

    Value: $990

  • SWEET TREATS PACKAGE:

    Local Vermont businesses, Makin Maple and Sweet Seasons have generously donated a gift package for the lucky winner!

    Value: $85

 

 

Thank you for your support! You make Dog Mountain possible!

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

Virtual Dog Contests!

October 1, 2020

Virtual Dog Contests

 

Each spring, summer, and fall, the Dog Mountain grounds come alive as scores of visitors enjoy music, food, laughter, and games during one our beloved Dog Parties. Hundreds of dogs run the fields, swim the ponds, explore the trails, play with friends, and compete in the unforgettable Dog Contests. These joyful events are truly like no other!

2020 has also been a YEAR like no other. The worldwide pandemic has altered the daily lives of every person on this planet. It has certainly been an unprecedented and challenging year for Dog Mountain. This year, for the first time ever, Dog Mountain has had to cancel all three of our scheduled Dog Parties. Although we are devastated not to see all of the Dog Mountain Pack Members in person, your safety is always our number one priority.

As we traverse this new normal, we have to adapt, innovate, and perhaps even find ways to extend a little of that Dog Party magic on a virtual level...

Which leads us to an exciting announcement. For the first time ever, Dog Mountain's Dog Contests have gone virtual!

 

Best Pet/Person Lookalike Contest Button Best Pet Halloween Costume Contest Button Best Dog Trick Contest Button
ENTER | VOTE ENTER | VOTE ENTER | VOTE

 

With three online categories to choose from, enter and/or vote in one, two, or all three!

The contests run until October 17, 2020 at 12:30pm ET. You can vote for each contest once daily. The winners will take home a certificate, prize, bragging rights, and will be featured in an upcoming newsletter!

Dog Mountain Forever!

 

Thank you for your support! You make Dog Mountain possible!

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

GRAND REOPENING - Saturday, May 23rd!

May 21, 2020

Dog Chapel during Dog Party

 

Dog Mountain Plans to Keep You Safe - Now that Vermont is slowly opening back up, so too is Dog Mountain! And, what better time? The weather has been beautiful and we're looking forward to seeing the Dog Mountain Pack again!

We're happy to announce that Stephen Huneck Gallery, the Dog Chapel, and the Dog Mountain grounds will officially reopen Saturday, May 23rd.

 

Dog Chapel and Stephen Huneck Gallery

 

In order to keep Dog Mountain staff and visitors safe during this time, we have implemented some additional rules. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. The new rules are as follows:

Stephen Huneck Gallery:

  • 8-Person Max: As required by the state of Vermont, a maximum of eight customers are allowed inside the Gallery at any one time.
  • Masks Are Required: Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times when inside the Gallery.
  • Keep 6 Feet of Distance: Please stay six feet away from other people when inside the Gallery.
  • No Dogs Allowed Inside: For the safety of pooches and people, dogs need to remain outdoors at this time.
  • Bathroom For Customer Use Only: We will have portalets on the grounds for your usage.

Dog Chapel:

  • 3-Person Max: As required by the state of Vermont, a maximum of three people are allowed inside the Dog Chapel at any one time.
  • Masks Are Required: Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times when inside the Dog Chapel.
  • Keep 6 Feet of Distance: Please stay six feet away from other people when inside the Dog Chapel.
  • No Dogs Allowed Inside: For the safety of pups and people, dogs need to remain outside at this time.

Dog Mountain Grounds:

  • Masks Are Recommended: Masks covering the nose and mouth are recommended when near other people.
  • Keep 6 Feet of Distance: Please stay six feet away from other people whenever possible.
  • Consider Leashing Your Dog: To help maintain social distancing, we encourage you to leash your dog at this time.
  • Keep Dog Mountain Clean: Please pick up after yourself and your dog.

We know these new rules might feel slightly awkward at first, but all we want is to keep you and staff safe while you enjoy everything Dog Mountain has to offer. With your help and cooperation, we know this will be a smooth transition. See you soon at Dog Mountain!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support during this trying time. With your help we know Dog Mountain will make it through 2020. Dog Mountain Forever!

 

Thank you for your support! You make Dog Mountain possible!

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

2020 - Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Dog Chapel in Difficult Times

May 8, 2020

Inside the Dog Chapel

 

2020 - what a year it has been so far. Just a few months ago, few of us could have imagined where we find ourselves today. 2020 was intended to be a year of historic celebration for Dog Mountain. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stephen Huneck’s greatest and most personal artwork, the Dog Chapel. But, in these harrowing times, it can be difficult to feel celebratory. It’s hard to balance the sadness and fear we feel at Dog Mountain with what should have been a year of great joy. Stephen and Gwen Huneck As we navigate this “new normal,” we at Dog Mountain have had to do a lot of soul-searching on how best to move forward. We’ve thought a lot about the Dog Chapel, what it meant to Stephen and Gwen, what it means to us, and, most importantly, what it means to all of you. And we’ve come to a heartwarming realization: the world needs places like the Dog Chapel now more than ever! Though these are difficult times for Dog Mountain and for us all, we’ve chosen to move forward with a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dog Chapel.

The story of the Dog Chapel is one of adversity, perseverance, and hope. Initially conceived of after Stephen faced a near-death experience and awoke from a months-long coma, Stephen spent the next several years enduring physical, creative, emotional, and financial hardship in order to turn his Dog Chapel dream into a reality. Finally, in 2000, the Dog Chapel was introduced to the world as a symbol of peace, love, and remembrance. In the 20 years since, it has been transformed into a living piece of communal art and history, ever-evolving with each new note and photo pinned to the overflowing walls. The Chapel has become a unique and moving physical embodiment of the unending love people have to give. In these times especially, places like the Dog Chapel deserve to be celebrated and cherished.

Just as the Dog Chapel is constantly evolving, so must our plans for 2020. Although we can no longer say with certainty what form our 20th anniversary celebration will take, we want to invite you to join us on this commemorative journey! We already have lots of exciting things planned. To start, we’re proud to introduce our new 2020 anniversary commemorative dog tags. These tags are limited-edition collector’s items and are a great way to show both your love for the Dog Chapel and support for Dog Mountain!

2020 Dog Tags

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support during this trying time. With your help we know Dog Mountain will make it through 2020. Dog Mountain Forever!

 

 

Thank you for your support! You make Dog Mountain possible!

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


 

April 2020 COVID-19 Update For The Dog Mountain Pack:

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Announcement #2

 


 

An Important COVID-19 Update For The Dog Mountain Pack:

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Announcement

 


 

Puppy Love Party & Win a Luxury Treehouse Stay!

February 3, 2020

Puppy Love Party poster 2020

Puppy Love Party

Friday, February 14th
12pm-3pm
@ Stephen Huneck Gallery

Celebrate love with Dog Mountain and your dog this Valentine's Day!

  • Valentine's Day cupcakes & pupcakes!
  • Storewide sales and discounts!
  • Puppy Love Raffle with a grand prize worth $550+
  • Doggy snuggles and kisses for all!

 

 

Puppy Love Raffle Valued at: $550+

Luxury Treehouse Outside Luxury Treehouse Living Room
Luxury Treehouse bedroom Love is Give and Take print

 

RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCED: Congratulations, Jan Stuart!

Dog Mountain is holding a raffle for an amazing grand prize worth more than $550! Get 5 raffle tickets for $20!

The raffle drawing will take place at our Puppy Love Party at Stephen Huneck Gallery on February 14th. If not present, the winner will be notified by email. All raffle proceeds go to support Dog Mountain. No limit to the number of raffle tickets purchased!

The Winner Receives:

  1. LUXURY TREEHOUSE STAY:

    Bring your dog, see a show, and stay in a treehouse! Enjoy a one-night stay during the Summer 2020 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain in the Outpost Luxury Treehouse.

    The Outpost Treehouse is a beautifully handcrafted retreat, nestled amongst the evergreens atop Spaulding Mtn and located 0.5 mile from Dog Mountain and 3 miles from the historic Town of St. Johnsbury, in the heart of Vermont’s North East Kingdom. The Outpost Treehouse has designer finishes and an eclectic mix of antique rustic alpine lodge decor. Located in a magnificent setting among the treetops, it looks out over Alerin Farm cattle pastures, private ski trails, and Green Mountain View’s.

    Sleeps 6 (1 king, 2 queens), gas fireplace, full kitchen & bath, outdoor bar, covered porch, and fire pits. Dogs are welcome. Perfect for a summer getaway!

    Value: $430-$450

  2. "LOVE IS GIVE AND TAKE" FRAMED PRINT:

    The winner also takes home one of Stephen Huneck’s most beloved prints: “Love is Give and Take”. The print is framed using UV glass and the highest quality conservation materials to preserve and protect it from discoloration and damage. Stephen was inspired to create this image while watching his dogs play with a piece of rope. Like any successful relationship, dogs understand the importance of give and take: generosity and flexibility.

    Value: $129

 

 

Thank you for your support! You make Dog Mountain possible!

With love and gratitude,

The Dog Mountain Pack

 


Dog Mountain is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit.