Friday, August 31, 2012

MONTPELIER: Ted Zilius at Local 64

An exhibit of works by Ted Zilius, Painting or Collage opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, September 7 from 6:00-7:00PM at Local 64.

There aren’t too many artists who can reflect some of the materials, techniques, and energy of the late Robert Rauschenberg in an authentic voice. Ted Zilius has got to be one of them.A designer and homebuilder who has worked in Vermont for many years, Mr Zilius produced a series of “collage paintings” on wood panel during the late 1990’s. These works, on view at Local 64, reflect an engagement with the world as much as his media.

“I look at art. I read about art. I wonder what it is. What makes it Art? I imitate, I copy, I try many styles, many ways. I paint, I draw, I construct.” Mr Zilius has said about his work. This pushing and pulling, stretching and asking - a highly dynamic inquiry - is reflected in all of Ted’s work. Working a range of materials - paper, paint, rubber cement, tin cans - with equally diverse tools - a squeegie, brush, stencils, a hammer - Ted has produced a body of work that is as visually arresting as it is technically  well-executed.

In describing his work, Ted states, “I make pieces that include many things for the viewer to react to: color, image, words, and anything else that comes to mind, or even happens accidentally, without forethought. It’s after a piece is completed that it starts to make sense, to create its own story, to tell me what it’s about.”

Local 64 is a coworking hub and creativity incubator in downtown Montpelier with a mission to serve as a platform for presentation and discussion around the arts, culture, and technology in Central Vermont. Learn more at

Image: Detail of a work by Ted Zilius

BRATTLEBORO: Hidden in the Hills - Kafka Gardens

Hidden in the Hills: Kafka Gardens
September 2, Sunday, 2 p.m.

If you're not a member of the Brattleboro Museum of Art (BMAC), now would be a good reason to join. (There are hundreds of others when you see the long list of reciprocal museums you can visit).

I'll just leave it at this: This is a rare chance to see this landmark stone work, "Archer's Pavilion," by Mastercraftsman Dan Snow.

Images of Dan Snow’s Archer’s Pavilion courtesy of Michaela Medina / The Gardener’s Eden
Images of Dan Snow’s Archer’s Pavilion courtesy of Michaela Medina / The Gardener’s Eden
Hidden in the Hills introduces BMAC members to unusual artist studios, collections, and residences “hidden” throughout the tri-state region surrounding Brattleboro. On September 2, BMAC members are invited to visit the gardens of Ernest and Barbara Kafka, which feature stonework by Dan Snow, including Archer’s Pavilion. A best-selling cookbook author and winner of the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, Barbara Kafka maintains an extensive kitchen garden, which will also be open for viewing.

Admission: Free, open to BMAC members only. Not a member? Click here.
For directions: call 802-257-0124, ext. 101 or email

Images of Dan Snow’s Archer’s Pavilion courtesy of Michaela Medina / The Gardener’s Eden

JERICHO: Barn Paint Out - CALL TO ARTISTS - September 15 Deadline

New! Extended deadline: September 15

Artists are invited to participate in a Barn Paint Out, which will culminate with an art exhibit at the Jericho Town Hall from October 8 – December 28, 2012.Artists may create paintings anytime between now through September 2012.  The subject of each painting must include a Vermont barn

The Porter Farm, Cambridge 11 x 14 Oil,  2012, by Janet Bonneau

Deadline to participate: September 15
Artists' Reception: October 13, 1 - 4 p.m.
Exhibit: October 8 - December 28, 2012
Jericho Town Hall
Jericho, Vt.

Exhibit space is limited so no more than one piece per artist, please. CD submission packet must be received no later than September 15. For more information contact:

Janet Bonneau

MONTPELIER: Lynn Newcomb at the Supreme Court

and Steel:
Works by Lynn Newcomb 

September 6 - October 31

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7, 5-7 PM

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Image: Span (detail), hand-forged steel, 2009

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WOODSTOCK, VT: Sculpture Fest 2012 Opens on September 1st, 4 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2012 
BYO Picnic Reception: 4-7pm
509 Prosper Road
Woodstock, VT

Directions to Prosper Road

This year's theme is "Living Art." Artists siting new work for SF 2012 include: Lynn Newcomb, Herb Ferris, John Bieling, Fitzhugh Karol, Suzi Sullivan, David Ernster, Charlet Davenport, Colin McMullan.

A second site is open this year at King Farm. Click here for Directions to King Farm.

About the Sculpture Fest Directors:
Director Charlet Davenport has worked as an artist in Vermont since 1963. Currently her work in ceramic sculpture is influenced by many years of acting as Director of Sculpture Fest. Initially her ourdoor art installations were created on fibre glass mesh and installed in public spaces (St. Gaudens Historic National Park, The Rotunda at Dartmouth College Hopkins Center, the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, the bank of the Hoosic River on Williams College Campus, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI, the TW Wood Art Center and a variety of other public and semi-public spaces.)

Peter Davenport, Co-Director of Sculpture Fest, is the one-man landscape force. Along with his duties as curator of the exhibition he aids artists in installing work, clearing sites, creating the signage, keeping everything clear for visitors as well as caring for the grounds throughout the exhibition time.

Both Davenports agree that land belongs to all of us and welcome the guests who come to Sculpture Fest each year.                        

EAST HARDWICK: Marjorie Kramer and Chelsea Spear at the Whitewater Gallery

Opening: Sunday, September 2,  4 to 7 pm
Show runs through Columbus Day weekend
Sundays only or by appointment

Marjorie Kramer and Chelsea Spear are two friends more than a generation apart who are showing at the Whitewater Gallery in East Hardwick. Vermont is full of unique art venues and this is one of them. In a small old mill town off the beaten track, gallerist James Teuscher has created a pretty space for art - only open on Sundays or by appointment -- a great destination on these beautiful late summer afternoons.
Lemons From The Blue Donkey, 2012, 4"x4", oil on linoleum - Chelsea Spear
Both Marjorie Kramer and Chelsea Spear's work springs from perception but both sometimes work from imagination. They both love visible touch and color, and in relating their art directly to their day to day lives. They met in Johnson, Vermont.
Self Portrait in Straw Hat, 2012, 18"x14", o/c - Marjorie Kramer
White Water Gallery
5 River Street
East Hardwick, Vt.
Gallery Hours: Sundays, 11-3 pm or by appointment
Next to the gallery is Teuscher's Antique Auto Enclave.

Images: courtesy of Marjorie Kramer and Chelsea Spear

BURLINGTON: Bidding Ends at S.P.A.C.E. with a Party!

August Art Auction
Closing Reception: Friday, August 31 from 5 – 9pm
The annual ‘August Art Auction’ closes with a party to end the bidding on over 40 works of art this Friday evening at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. You can view, bid, and vote on the artwork directly online at: or in the gallery until 8pm. Absentee bids may be placed online or they can manage your highest bid for you by emailing your interest to: 
The artist who wins the ‘People’s Choice’ election will receive a solo exhibition of their work in The Backspace Gallery during August of 2013. Vote at the auction homepage or in the gallery.

It's been 3 years since S.P.A.C.E. first opened their doors to the public. Images of those first months in 2009 will be on display, along with artwork for the silent auction.

Additional artist prizes include gift certificates to Black Horse Fine Art Supply and Artists' Mediums.

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Saturday
11 am-4 pm
Bidding ends with a party: Friday, August 31, 5-9 pm (bidding ends at 8!)

TUNBRIDGE: Anne Schaller - Paintings 2012

Anne Schaller: Paintings 2012, a show by Northfield, Vt., artist Anne Schaller, will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library.

"I have worked on these paintings over a long period of time, bringing them along together, reaching their completion in 2012. They also serve to inform my current work, and I have loved them like children. Their presence has graced my home, especially having "The Pilgrimage," a large 4x5 foot visual porthole depicting a journey from interior space to vast landscape. They are of a group born of the silence at the end of a town road in Vermont. The message of the six narrative paintings in the "Healing the Earth and Thus Ourselves" series is to "Walk in Balance on the Earth." Now is the time of Earth changes. The old seasonal patterns are changing and so are we. Inspired by Sun Bear and his medicine tribe, the paintings depict and predict my stream of consciousness concerning the Earth Mother. It's a feminine thing." - Anne Schaller

 Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7-9 pm.
Tunbridge Public Library

The library is located on Route 110 in Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. On exhibit September 7 through November 2, 2012.

BIO: Anne Schaller, a native of Louisville, Ky., who lives in Northfield, Vt., has been painting and teaching for over 40 years. She has taught at Ball State University and Norwich University. With Kandinsky as her mentor and the elemental as her playing field, her primary desire and personal challenge as an artist has always been to realize a spiritual content or response in painting. The other predominant theme has been the exploration of a complete and abiding fascination with color. For the last 10 years, Schaller has augmented her color studies by making mosaics from tiles, blown glass and broken china.

Tunbridge Public Library
The library’s hours are: 

Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. 
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.

Images by Anne Schaller: Top Left - Earth Changes #5, Bottom Right - The Pilgrimage

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RANDOLPH: Caroline Tavelli-Abar exhibits new works at Korongo Gallery

Exhibit: August 31 through October 12, 2012
Opening: Friday August 31, 5 to 7pm

Korongo Gallery
18 Merchants Row, Randolph, VT

The show features Caroline Tavelli-Abar's sailing images, all new works done in watercolor on folded paper. Caroline's work covers a wide range from poetry to abstraction, landscapes to figurative, music drawings to still lives; her repertoire is as inspiring as it is varied.

Blue and Green Sails, watercolor on folded paper, framed 24 x 23 3/4"

Take Sail, watercolor on folded paper, framed 16 x 15 3/4"

Artist Statement: “These sailing images are about freedom, form, and taking sail. They are inspired in part by Origami. I had been folding Peace Cranes and I began wondering what the pattern was like on the inside of the crane. So one day I unfolded one of the cranes and found the folds created a beautiful abstract image. I wondered what it would be like to fold and paint and refold the cranes. Out of that experiment emerged this body of work, and during the process I was reminded of the Provincetown white line woodcuts of the 1920 where the paper was pushed so hard into the groves of the woodblock it became relief. Here the body of work was done between 2011 and 2012 by first gently creasing the medium weight paper in various diagonals. Once the drawing was completed in the raised lines, watercolor was used in various color patterns between the folds.”  - Caroline Tavelli-Abar

All images provided courtesy of Caroline Tavelli-Abar.

WAITSFIELD: 15th Annual Big Red Barn Art Show

Two and three dimensional fine art by more than thirty Valley artists, including Gary Eckhart, Candy Barr, Bette Ann Libby, Julie Purlinton, and Connie Van Heuven.  Work includes paintings, etchings, monoprints and sculpture. Revisit the exhibit throughout the month as new pieces are added.

15th Annual Big Red Barn Art Show
Closing: Sunday, September 2, 9 pm
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday / 12 Noon – 9 pm

Lareau Farm Inn
48 Lareau Road, Waitsfield
Contact: Dotty Kyle / 802-496-4789

Gondolas by Candy Barr

Majestic 17 x 29, Gary Eckhart

Dinghy, charcoal - by Candy Barr
Blue and Gold, 18.5 x 23.5, by Gary Eckhart

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WINOOSKI: Waterscapes by Anne Cummings

Drop in Friday evening, August 31 from 5 to 7 for the closing reception of  Wastescapes, at the Block Gallery in Winooski,  The Block Gallery is at the top of the roundabout in the old brick Winooski Block building.  This show includes many recent pieces of recycled, repurposed, reinvented eco-art completed during Anne Cummings' studio time this summer as part of the Winooski Redstone Pop-Up Artist Studios.  A new series the artist is especially excited about, represented by a self-portrait in the show, is what she is calling "carbon footprint portraits."  Save your non-recycleable 'garbage' for a few weeks and send it to her with a photo of yourself that you'd like to be remembered by, and she'll create your very own carbon footprint portrait! (Price negotiable depending on size.)

Image: Climate Change -- Snappled, Twisted, and  SunKist Sunset Over the Redenbacher Mountains, 18 x 24", 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

JERICHO CENTER: L. Michael Labiak - watercolor and oil landscapes

Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho Center, Vt., presents Painter of Light, featuring new watercolor and oil landscapes of the New England area by plein air painter, L. Michael Labiak.

Artist Reception: Sunday, September 2, 2012, 1-4 pm
Exhibit runs through October 7, 2012

A plein air artist, Labiak paints to capture changing light and nature's unpredictability in an expressive form on canvas. He has exhibited in galleries in Canada and the United States.

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Rd.
Jericho, VT 05465
Contact: 802-899-3211
Gallery Hours: 10am - 3pm, Thursday-Sunday, or by appointment

Sunday, August 26, 2012

RUTLAND: Art "Can" Do It - A canned food sculpture contest to benefit local food banks

Application deadline: September 1, 2012
Setup: November 6-8, 2012

Art "Can" Do It - A canned food sculpture contest to benefit local food banks. Using canned foods, 5 builders from a team of designers and planners will construct a sculpture to later be donated to local food banks. The participating teams are responsible for acquiring their own supply of canned goods - collecting monetary or material donations are permissible. Judging will be held on Saturday November 10th, 2012 including awards for Best Meal, Best Use of Label, Juror's Choice and People's Choice.

courtesy of Canstruction
courtesy of Canstruction
For a full list of rules and an application, visit the Chaffee Art Center's web site or click here. Community Viewing: November 9-11, 2012

Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main Street
PO Box 1447
Rutland, VT 05701

Saturday, August 25, 2012

STOWE / Vermont: A Place Apart, New works by Charlie Hunter and Susan Abbott

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: August 25, 6pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery talk by Tom Slayton, editor-emeritus of Vermont Life Magazine
Exhibit runs: August 25-October 13, 2012

The work of two distinctly different painters brings to life the forgotten, overlooked and subtly beautiful scenes of Vermont’s captivating landscape in “Vermont: A Place Apart,” with new works by Charlie Hunter
and Susan Abbott. These painters are celebrated for their ability to capture the striking mood and evocative strength of the landscape.

Hunter's paintings capture a surprising beauty in the worn and faded corners of Vermont. He forces the viewer to consider the purpose or life behind each image. Using a muted color palette, Hunter creates a
subtle yet evocative depiction of the rural Vermont landscape.

Farmall, 48' x 48," oil on canvas - Charlie Hunter


Abbott combines the classical with the contemporary to create a unique approach to landscape painting. She uses vibrant color to capture aging outbuildings, old trucks and tractors, small town store fronts, and
village fairs. These qualities combine in her work for a fresh and moving vision of the venerable Vermont landscape.

Walking Up from the River, 24" x 24", oil on linen panel - Susan Abbott

This show continues West Branch Gallery’s nine year reputation for exhibiting outstanding works by contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. By showing two artists who approach a similar subject in
decidedly different ways, “Vermont: A Place Apart” invites viewers to reflect on how they come to understand and relate to the familiar scenes that depict life in Vermont.

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
17 Towne Farm Lane
Stowe, Vermont

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am-6 pm and by appointment

BURLINGTON: Lorraine Reynolds and Beth Gilmore at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

Lorraine Reynolds and Beth Gilmore
American Gothic
September 7 – September 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled American Gothic, featuring mixed media work by Vermont artist Lorraine Reynolds, and Beth Gilmore from Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibition opens with a special reception during Art Hop, Friday, September 7, 2012, 5-8pm (featuring live jazz beginning at 5:30pm), and runs through the month of September.

Lorraine Reynolds and Beth Gilmore’s American Gothic bridges the distance between past and present, north and south. Reynolds and Gilmore have assembled mixed media work using alternative printmaking and painting processes that speak to the viewer thorough nostalgia and memory, melding a collective past and visions of haunted tales.

Lorraine Reynolds: Artist Lorraine Reynolds’ mixed media assemblages are a collection of “glimmering prizes”. Assembled in old boxes, frames and books, found objects find unity and a common voice in her hands. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of lost and forgotten things but through Lorraine’s creative touch find life again. Lorraine’s gift is in sifting through these disparate objects, finding the compatible bits and pieces of others’ lives and weaving their faint and ancient energies together until they sing in one voice. Her assemblages not only speak to the sadness of these lost and forgotten things, but they remind us that their owners have been lost and forgotten as well.

Over the past several years, Lorraine Reynolds has displayed her work in various group shows throughout the state of Vermont. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Lorraine Reynolds is a costume and technical designer by day and mixed media artist by night. A Vermont transplant for over 20 years she lives in Williston, VT with her husband, her two sons and her enormously affectionate German Shorthair Pointer. Lorraine is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Visual Arts at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of the 2011 Art Hop People’s Choice Award.

Beth Gilmore: Beth Gilmore is a Nashville, Tennessee native with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts through Vermont College’s Low-Residency MFA program. Additionally, she is an artist-in-residence at the Nashville Downtown Presbyterian Church. Beth also dresses up as various antebellum figures for her job at the historic Belmont Mansion, which inspired the work seen in this exhibition. She is the owner and curator of the Twist Art Gallery.

Images: Above, Lorraine Reynolds; Below, Beth Gilmore

BURLINGTON: Wylie Sofia Garcia at Living and Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont

Dazzle Camouflage
Wylie Sofia Garcia
September 3- 28, 2012
University of Vermont, Living and Learning Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
Opening Reception, September 6, 2012 5:30-8:30, starting with a brief introduction by the artist.

About the Show:

Dazzle Camouflage is a metaphor for negative and positive spatial relationships relative to the female body.  Inspired by the old military camouflage paint scheme used on old World War I war ships, complex geometric patterned paint schemes are used with the intention to draw attention to an object while simultaneously obscuring it.  Dazzle Camouflage becomes an imprint of unpredictability on the surface of an object, in this case, the surface of femininity.  Using contrasting colors, interference paint as well as interrupting and intersecting patterns and lines, the silhouette of the female figure is obvious, but intentional details become difficult to decipher as the form changes according to view.  This shifting perspective and focus is intended to act as a larger metaphor related to the tangibility and vulnerability of feminine presence, power and mystique.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON: Paul Gruhler at The Brown Library at Sterling College

Collages and Works on Paper
by Paul Gruhler

September 5 - October 5

The public is invited to an opening of, Collages and Works on Paper on September 5, from 5-6:30 pm at The Brown Library at Sterling College, Craftsbury Common Vermont.

Gruhler has widely exhibited his paintings, but this is the first time the artist's collages will be exhibited.

Image: Janus Series 2011 #53 Collage, 22 x 22"

BENNINGTON: Richard Kime at the Bennington Museum

Signs of the Times: Original Designs by Richard Kime

On view through September 30 in the Regional Artists Gallery at the Bennington Museum is Signs of the Times: Original Designs by Richard Kime. Visit the Bennington Museum on Thursday, August 30 and Thursday, September 20 from 10 am to 1 pm and meet the artist as he works on some creative projects in the lobby.  He will be available to speak with visitors at these times.

Kime took an early interest in art with private lessons in drawing and painting.  He later attended Miami Dade Jr. College and Florida State University where he majored in Fine Art.  Upon graduation Kime settled in Wilmington, Vermont where he has been self- employed as an artist and sign painter since 1972.  This exhibition features a selection of hand-carved and painted low relief plaques executed in cherry and hard rock maple from 1973-1979, a sign commissioned for a local inn created in 1981, and few shadowbox painted wood collages, in rock maple, cherry burl and ash, executed between 1996 and 1998.

The earlier low relief panels, which comprise the majority of this exhibition, reflect Kime’s interest in art history (Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Madonna), the graphic possibilities of maps (Vermont, Great Lakes and Mediterranean Sea), the cultural atmosphere of rural Vermont in the 1970s (Maris, Vermont, Mr. Zig-Zag, and Cabin), and the skills and consummate craftsmanship the artist gained as a professional sign maker. In many ways Kime’s work extends the tradition of early nineteenth century American folk art, similar to the largely anonymous makers of tavern signs from that period which extended into the late twentieth century.

Kime is currently engaged in the design and production of a line of ceramic cookware designs slip cast from hand carved plaster molds. If you are interested in learning more about the artist's work or discussing the possibility of personalized commissions you can contact the artist at

The Bennington Museum, located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), Bennington has the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world as well as the largest collection of 19th century Bennington pottery.  In the other nine galleries, the museum presents a 1924 Wasp Touring Car, one of only twenty produced, military artifacts, one of the earliest ‘stars and stripes’ in existence, fine and decorative arts and more.   On view through October 30, Rockwell Kent's "Egypt": Shadow and Light in Vermont, the first exhibit to focus on Kent’s life and work in Vermont, 1919-1925.  The museum is open every day July through October, 10 am to 5 pm.  Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students over 18.  Admission is never charged for younger students or to visit the museum shop.  Visit the museum’s website or call 802-447-1571 for more information.

Images: Richard Kime holding his hand-carved rock maple plaque Van Gogh's Sunflowers; Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Spades, 1975,  Hand-carved and painted rock maple

Friday, August 24, 2012

BRATTLEBORO, VT: "Off the Books: Jesseca Ferguson, Robert Flynt, Medora Hebert"

Work by Robert Flynt

September 2012 exhibit at:
Vermont Center for Photography
Opening: Friday, September 7th at 5:30

"Off the Books:  Jesseca Ferguson, Robert Flynt, and Medora Hebert." Heightened interest in books as  objects of reverence has risen exponentially as technology threatens to make them obsolete. The work of three well-known photographers who use the book in some form will be explored at VCP. Jesseca Ferguson produces intimate books using pinhole photography, Robert Flynt uses illustrations from old books to create evocative figural images, and classic portraits of authors by Medora Hebert will be featured in an exhibition that explores the book.

The Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Two Horses - book (2012) pinhole photo by Ferguson
Writer Annie Proulx by Medora Hebert

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CHESTER: "The Uncommon Thread" - 8 Contemporary New England Fiber Artists

Contemporary quilts and fiber wall art by 8 of this region’s most talented fiber artists. Come and enjoy the creative use of fiber as  each artist brings their unique technique in which they quilt, weave and sew using a variety materials.

Featuring works by: Judy B. Dales, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Sandy Gregg, Karen Henderson, Karen Kamenetzky, Wen Redmond, and Susan Wei.

The Uncommon Thread: Contemporary New England Fiber Artists 
Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts (VTica)
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25, 5:30pm - 8pm

Exhibit Dates: August 25 - October 21, 2012
Gallery Talk with Karen Kamenetzky: September 15, 7pm

Left - "Perseverance," by Karen Henderson, 21”w x 37”h

"Fault Lines 2," by Marilyn Gillis,  22.5" x 40"

VTica is a non-profit Gallery-Museum-School dedicated to supporting the innovative contemporary artist, creating an inviting space to engage the community through diverse thought-provoking art works and events.

Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts
15 Depot Street
Chester, VT 05144
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 11am - 6pm

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RUTLAND: Chaffee's "Annual Full House" Features 5 Local Artists

The Full House Exhibit is an annual show of selected juried members of the Chaffee Art Center. Each artist is allotted one gallery within the building to feature a complete body of work. The five artists selected for featured exhibits include: Christine Holzchuh, Mareva Millarc, Kitty O'Hara, Meta Strick, Chikako Suginome   

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25, 4-7 pm
Music by Elizabeth Hinterberger
Hors d'eouvres & wine.

Exhibit runs: August 24 through September 29.

Christine Holzschuh, a painter from Mendon,Vt., will exhibit 32 minature paintings, all under 9"x9." She has two groups of work on exhibit: "Gallery Viewers" tells the story of how we look at art, and "Memories" is a snapshot of places, experiences, sounds and tastes that help us recall a feeling.

miniature oil (under 9"x 9") - Christine Holzschuh

Kitty O'Hara (Woodstock, Vt.) will be exhibiting a group of paintings, which offer a reflection of beauty in everyday life.

Mareva Millarc (Middletown Springs, Vt.) will be exhibiting her abstract expressionist paintings. The passion the artist experiences in the creation of each piece is conveyed in her work.
"Whimsical" (oil) - Mareva Millarc
Meta Strick (Sheldon, Vt.) is a mixed media artist Her work portrays images of women of indeterminate ages, engaged in - or connected to - aspects of exploration. Primarily fabricated of carved and painted wood, Strick's pieces also make use of found objects and off-beat elements.
"Persistent-Dream," 8x5, wood-mixed-media - Meta Strick
Chikako Suginome (Mount Holly, Vt.) will exhibit contemporary artwork, including sculpture, influenced by Japanese traditional art Kakejiku (black-ink scrolls) and Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement).

Featured artists are selected each year in March by the Chaffee Art Center Art Committee for a featured show in the following year. Artists interested in being featured at the Chaffee Art Center may find out more information about applying for juried membership online at The Chaffee Art Center.

Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main Street
PO Box 1447
Rutland, VT 05701

Monday, August 20, 2012

Burlington, Vt: Deadline (TODAY)! S.P.A.C.E. Call for Art: "20 Mediums" Group Show

Curated by The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery for The Soda Plant Hallways
Deadline for entries: Monday, August 20, 2012

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is curating the hallways of The Soda Plant for Art Hop this year. They want to see prime examples of artwork created with 2-D, 3-D, and digital methods.

A group of work will be shown in each of the 20 Mediums that are selected in honor of the 20th Annual Art Hop.  Art Hop Weekend will take place on September 7, 8, and 9, 2012.

Click here for full details and the submission form.

Located in The Soda Plant, in Burlington, Vt., The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is home to 15 artist studios and two main galleries. The galleries hosts rotating shows on a monthly basis, with an opening reception every First Friday of the month from 5-9pm.

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery for The Soda Plant Hallways
266 Pine Street
Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, VT. "Face Time: Contemporary Portraits by Kate Longmaid"

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
The Gallery at Burlington College
Exhibit continues through September 18, 2012

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9am - 7pm

"Face Time: Contemporary Portraits" - Kate Longmaid: Artist Statement
"Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, I explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen. Working in the alla prima tradition, I paint largely from life, seeking to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and emotional depth in my portraits. From the privileged position of witnessing the other, I seek to convey the unique presence of each subject as well as our shared humanity."

inner landscape: summer, 24" x 40" (diptych), oil on canvas

inner landscape: winter, 24" x 40" (diptych), oil on canvas

Kate Longmaid’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums on the East Coast and in Canada and are held in private collections throughout the U.S. Longmaid was featured in the Women to Watch 2010 exhibition "Body of Work: New Perspectives on Figure Painting” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. This biennial series showcases emerging and underrepresented women artists in the United States and abroad. Longmaid was also featured in the traveling exhibition, “Women to Watch 2010: Contemporary Figurative Painting,” curated by the Vermont Committee of the NMWA.

The Gallery at Burlington College
351 North Avenue, 2nd Floor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
ph: 802-923-2333

All images by Kate Longmaid

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lyndonville, VT: The Catamount Fiberistas @ Caledonia County Fair

“Art Spa: Recycle, Rejuvenate, Reuse, & Relax!”
Friday, August 24th, 3-6 pm
Floral Hall, Caledonia County Fair

Take me to the Fair! That's where the lights are shining and where, this year, the Catamount Fiberistas (aka Catamount Arts’ Fiber Arts Group) will host an interactive event, “Art Spa: recycle, rejuvenate, reuse, & relax!” at the Caledonia County Fair.

Members of the "Catamount Fiberistas" will be on hand in Floral Hall at the Caledonia County Fairgrounds to offer several “make and take” art-making projects. All activities will repurpose a variety of recycled materials. Participants can help crochet a huge bag from recycled grocery bags; create bags from old sweaters, t-shirts, and quilts; and create an art work with unraveled yarn.

Catamount Arts’ Fiber Arts Group
Or: 802-748-2600

Saturday, August 18, 2012

ROCHESTER, VT: BigBike Show: RECEPTION Saturday, August 25

BigTown Gallery presents a 2D & 3D multi-media & multi-staged exhibition of sculpture, painting, printmaking & drawing in dedication to the bicycle & Green Mountain Bikes. There will be a video installation and a selection of vintage bikes and bamboo bicycles on loan to the exhibition.
Saturday, August 25, 4 -7 pm
BigTown BigBike Show
Through September 30, 2012

April Surgent, engraved glass, 14"x10"x2"
Taliah Lempert, screen print on paper, 15"x22"

Jennifer Davis, acrylic & graphite on panel, 16"x12"

Virginia Beahan, chromogenic print, 20"x24"
The exhibit will feature the following artists and organizations:

Virgina Beahan, Photography / Varujan Boghosian, Sculpture /
Stefan Bumbeck, Video &Painting / Jennifer Davis, Painting /
Leslie Fry, Drawing / Marcy Hermansader, Drawing /
Daniel Ladd, Sculpture / Emma Powell, Photography /
Studio Tractor & Peter Kirkiles, Sculpture / Nancy Taplin, Paintng /

Deborah Bohnert, Photography& Painting / Felix De La Concha, Painting /
Anda Dubinskis, Painting / Bunny Harvey, Painting / Zak Hinderyckx, Bike Builder /
 Edward Koren, Prints / Taliah Lempert, Painting / Charles Spurrier, Painting /
April Surgent, Glass / Fulvio Testa, Sculpture

Green Mountain Bikes 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration 

August 24-26, 2012
See Web site for various activities and more information

BigTown Gallery
99 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hyde Park, VT: Margo Russell & Trudy Lakus

Week-End show  by independent artists Margo Russell and Trudy Lakus. Works of imagination, color and interest.

"Watchful Eyes," acrylic, 20" diameter, by Margo Russell

Saturday & Sunday
August 18 & 19
9 am to 6 pm
The Garage
243 Redwood Drive
Hyde Park, VT

(see sign for Sterling View; off Rt. 15 between Hyde Park and Johnson)
Contact: 802-851-8196

CALL for DARK ART: "The Art of Horror" Group Show

Deadline for online entries: Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
2011 work by Kenrick Howell
Entry Fee:  $15 if your work is selected for the show.

The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries are seeking artwork for their Halloween show that best defines the "art of horror." Chosen artwork will represent the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of blood letting, and that special something inside a depraved mind. Artwork should be thematically appropriate and must display a reasonable degree of skill and ability. We will accept 2-D, 3-D, and Photography.

Submission Guidelines:
 - Open to all Vermont artists at least 18 years old.
 - All entries must be for sale.
 - Up to five entries allowed per artist.
 - Work must be suitable for a PG-13 audience.

Opening Reception:
First Friday, October 5, 2012
Visit the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery website for more info and to submit your entries.

Dissected Self (2011) by Matt Morris

Nosferatu (2011) by Matthew Sylvester

All images from 2011 Dark Art exhibit.

BRATTLEBORO, VT: Tonight! Open Your Portfolio... C'mon.

VCP Open Portfolio Night
Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 6-8pm
Vermont Center for Photography
Free. Open to the public.

VCP hosts Open Portfolio Night every third Thursday of the month. These sessions provide an opportunity for community members and photographers alike to show their works in progress, share resources and ideas, and offer support. So grab that old portfolio you’ve had lying around for years and bring it in for some feedback and exposure! Or perhaps you’re in the midst of a current series and need some critique or constructive feedback. Either way, we’d love to see your work and have an evening dedicated to talking about photography!  This event is free and open to the public.

Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: 802-251-6051