Friday, August 19, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Fifth Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Grafton

The vintage village of Grafton, Vermont will once again provide the backdrop for the fifth annual Exhibition at Grafton, a select juried art event of original works by noted professional artists from the East Coast. The exhibit, which is open to the public free of charge, will be held August 26 through September 7. A special reception to preview the works and to celebrate awards to artists will be held at The Old Tavern Inn on Saturday, August 27 at 6 p.m. This event is also open to the public.

Grafton, cited by USA Today as one of the most beautiful towns in the U.S. and by the Boston Globe as an art lovers stopover, is the ideal setting for the serious artist to display his/her talent. The historic town of 600 already has four galleries.

Exhibition at Grafton 2011 will feature a selection of top artists’ work in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media as well as sculptures in various media. The sponsors of the Exhibition -- The Old Tavern at Grafton Inn and the Hunter Gallery of Fine Art -- will provide their facilities to display the works from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily during the show. Art displayed will be for sale.

The juried collection of work will be judged by two returning Vermont-based judges: Janie Cohen, Museum Director of the Fleming Museum in Burlington and Jamie Franklin, Curator at the Bennington Museum. One best in show award and four merit awards will be given during the show.

More details on the show can be found online at or by calling 802-843-144

Image: Robert Carsten, Self-Portrait on Recycled Glass, pastel