Saturday, April 5, 2014

RUTLAND: Annual Juried Artist Exhibit at Chaffee Downtown

This Annual Exhibit features forty-two of Chaffee's Juried Artists.  Visitors will see watercolors, oils, pottery, sculptures of diverse mediums, mixed media and fiber art.

Alice Sciore * Ann McFarren * Betty Atwood * Carrie Pill * Christine Holzschuh * Christine Townsend   David Kutchukian * Denise Letendre Bach * Don Haynes * Eloise Biel * Graham Mears * Ian Crietz * Jon Levine * Joshua Rome * Karen Seward * Kate More * Katherine Langlands * Kathryn Wiegers * Kleng T Walker * Krista Cheney * Liliana Paradiso * Linda Durkee * Lowell Snowden Klock * Lynn D. Pratt * Mareva Millarc * Mary Alcantara * Mary Crowley * Mary Fran Lloyd * Melissa Kristiansen * Morgan Haynes * Nancy Neyerlin Pisano * Ori Goldberg * Paul Calter * Paulette Martell * Peter Huntoon * Rae Newell * Robert Gold * Robert Hooker * Rosalind Daniels * Steve Halford * Sue Carey * Susan Bayard Whiting *

Exhibit: March 7 to April 25, 2014
The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 5pm, at Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row from March 7th to April 25th, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014, 5 - 7 pm 
- watercolor demonstration by Peter Huntoon - refreshments and cheese.

BRATTLEBORO: BMAC Blooms with New Exhibits Opening March 15

Opening: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
Robert Kushner, “Indian Summer – Homage to Bonnard” (2000), oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, 6 x 18 feet, from “Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art”
Robert Kushner, “Indian Summer – Homage to Bonnard” (2000), oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, 6 x 18 feet

New England may be experiencing an old-fashioned, snow-filled winter, but spring is about to burst into bloom at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Saturday, March 15, when “Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art” fills four of the museum’s six galleries with vibrant work by 13 artists. Opening alongside “Flora” are “Out of the Shadows: Paintings by Jim Giddings” and “Water Studies, Brattleboro,” a site-specific installation by Jennifer Stock. All three new exhibits open to BMAC members at 11 a.m. and to the general public at 2 p.m.

“Given the incredible beauty and variety of flowers, it is not surprising to find representations of them by artists working in virtually every medium,” said BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams. “The artists chosen for this exhibit draw freely from established artistic conventions. They find inspiration in flowers themselves and in a host of generative sources, creating work that is deeply connected to aesthetic tradition yet uniquely fresh.”

“Water Studies, Brattleboro,” an audio-visual installation by Jennifer Stock
Those artists include Robert Kushner, whose 18-foot-wide painting, “Indian Summer – Homage to Bonnard,” anchors the north wall of the museum’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery, and Bobbi Angell, whose exquisite botanical illustrations share space in the Ticket Gallery with living orchids on loan from Brattleboro florist Windham Flowers. Janet Fish’s dazzling painted bouquets are complemented by Nan Montgomery’s minimalist renderings of lilies. Anne Morgan Spalter’s kaleidoscopic videos, displayed on large screens and on small, gem-like objects, create flower-like images from diverse source footage. Marta Bernbaum’s glass flowers and Floyd Elzinga’s steel leaves and pine cones add dimension to a visually rich, strikingly colorful exhibit.

Opening alongside “Flora” is “Out of the Shadows: Paintings by Jim Giddings.” From 1982 through 2013, Giddings worked as BMAC’s building manager and art handler, transporting, hanging, and focusing lights on the work of other artists, while continuing to maintain his own painting studio and exhibition schedule. “Out of the Shadows” reveals some of the transformations Giddings’s painting underwent during that time. “For me, painting is a path to discovery,” says Giddings. “When I begin a painting, I have no idea what will develop. My ideas change throughout the process; the process changes my ideas.”

Jim Giddings, “Disappearing Rocks” (1992), oil paintstick on paper, 23 x 34 inches

Rounding out the new exhibits is “Water Studies, Brattleboro,” a site-specific audio-visual installation by New York City–based artist Jennifer Stock. The work offers an abstracted portrait of Brattleboro through images of the Connecticut River and its tributary the Whetstone Brook. Flowing together just north of the museum, their combined topography and energy define the town. Stock made photographs, often of reflections in the waterways, and ambient field recordings at sites near the museum, which she assembled, together with synthesized music, to project an immersive composition that seeks to convey a unique sense of place.

“Flora” will remain on view through June 22, while “Out of the Shadows” and “Water Studies, Brattleboro” will close May 4. In connection with these new exhibits, BMAC will present a number of related events, including artist talks by Bobbi Angell, Tom Fels, Jim Giddings, and Anne Morgan Spalter; a guided wildflower walk at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center; a tour of the famed North Hill Garden in Readsboro, Vermont; an orchid care workshop; a lecture on the status of Vermont’s bumblebees; and much more. For information on these and other events planned for the coming months, visit

The museum’s exhibits and gift shop are open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11–5; Friday 11–7; and Saturday 10–5. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children under 6 are admitted free of charge. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. 

For more information call 802-257-0124 or visit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MONTPELIER: Diane Donovan "In and Out the Kingdom"

Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery presents In and Out the Kingdom, a collection of works by Diane Donovan (St. Johnsbury) in the Vermont vernacular that juxtaposes familiar scenes with stark realities.

Opening reception: April 4, 2014,  4 to 7:00 p.m. 
On exhibit through April 30, 2014.

Diane Donovan - Artist Statement
The Kingdom. An earthy place of stark realities. In summer an overwhelming riot of green, in winter a bleak hibernal outpost. As a transplant from the Boston area many years ago, where I rode  the trolleys to high school, was nurtured by museums, galleries, the state university, and the artistic ambience of a city, I found that here in the Kingdom, by losing that identity, I also lost the filter of emotional history of my roots as a daughter of immigrants and shop owners. And so the Kingdom, more than anything else, was a portal to discovery for me as a painter. I discovered that, in this wild place that often misses the mark, where upward mobility isn't always the prize, I understood the place: it is a celebration of "just enough."

Art connects us with the world beyond the senses, and it is with an encounter with nature that artistic expression often finds its greatest resonanace. To me the landscape is not just the natural world but human activity that changes and puts its stamp on it. We are the landscape as well.

I was influenced by American Impressionism that flowered on Cape Cod where I made portraits in the summer in the 70's. Beyond painting the light, I see a composition like a puzzle, weaving the main idea into elements that fit into one another and whose pieces eventually fall in place. Color and glazes are ways to adjust the pieces to fit right.

Spotlight Gallery
Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street
Montpelier, VT

The Spotlight Gallery is open to the public and located in the corridor and conference room of our offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 31, 2014

STOWE: Andrea Lilienthal - installation at Helen Day

Through April 20, 2014
Helen Day Art Center

Andrea Lilienthal is a Brooklyn-based mixed media sculptor. Her use of materials derives from nature, then becomes transformed - long brightly painted branches propped against a wall, striped trees with their roots still in tact, and pussy willow buds suspended in space resembling a swarm of bees. Her solo exhibition in the East Gallery will be a site-specific  installation of her newest work, "Roundabout."

Helen Day Art Center
5 School St.
PO Box 411
Stowe, VT 05672

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday.
12pm - 5pm, and by appointment.
Gallery entrance is FREE. Donations are accepted

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MONTPELIER: Art Walk - April 2014

April 4, 2014 from 4 to 8 pm
Art Walk Guides are available at participating locations downtown.
For full list, see Montpelier Alive / Montpelier Art Walk

Monday, March 24, 2014

MORRISVILLE: Harlan Mack at River Arts

Harlan Mack "Draughts for Every passing Game"
March 13 - April 25, 2014
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT
"It's You" by Harlan Mack

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present  "Draughts for Every Passing Game," current work by Harlan Mack, March 13 - April 25, 2014 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville.

Harlan Mack’s recent work," Draughts for Every Passing Game," generates an apocalyptic narrative “on the efforts of the Spirit of Death in the pursuit of a retirement.” The exhibit consists mainly of drawings on tar paper “that act like paintings” and steel sculptures “that act like drawings.” Mack has developed an unconventional approach to mixed media, working primarily with acrylic, gesso and solvents on tarpaper.

Harlan Mack is a sculptor and painter from Washington, Vermont. Mack has a studio at the Vermont Studio Center, where he works as the Sculpture Technician.  He graduated in late 2012 from the Masters of Fine Arts program at Johnson State College, facilitated by the Vermont Studio Center.


The Gallery at River Arts is located on the second floor at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT.  Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. For off hours, please call River Arts: 802-888-1261.  Admission is free. For more information, call or visit their website at

JERICHO CENTER: Julie A. Davis, Fiona Cooper Fenwick and Jane Neroni at Gruppe

Landscape Perspectives, a new exhibition at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, encompasses the works of three Vermont oil painters, Julie A. Davis, Fiona Cooper Fenwick and Jane Neroni. The show will hang March 6 through April 20.

On Sunday, April 6 from 2 pm -3 pm, the artists will present a talk at the gallery about "The Informed Palette: Three Personal Journeys with color." In this presentation each artists will discuss their individual palette and how these palettes have evolved over time.

For more info, contact:

"Matchbox" by Julie A. Davis
Julie A. Davis is a largely self taught artist using oils in the tradition of New England Masters including Emile Gruppe, John Carlson and William Metcalf. She is a prolific plein air painter known for her versatility and individual expression.

"Passing of Time" by Fiona Cooper Fenwick

Fiona Cooper Fenwick's paintings capture the elements of the New England landscape in an impressionistic interpretation of an on-site experience. She often hones these works in a studio setting.


"The Farm Between" (in Cambridge, VT) by Jane Neroni 

Jane Neroni is both artist and teacher of art , currently teaching at UVM. She enjoys crafting a painting from the visual structure of the landscape and then exploring "the possibility for design and composition, the rhythms of implied lines, the drama of values. I build color on that structure and use it to create a feeling of place and time".

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Rd.
Jericho Center, VT

Gallery hours: 
Thursday through Sunday
10 am - 3pm or by appointment
Contact: 802-899-3211

JERICHO CENTER: Call to Artists for 4th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival

4th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival
Purpose: To Celebrate, Nurture and Enhance the Visibility of Our Art Community 
Call to Artists:

It’s that time again! We’re excited to announce the 4th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival, and look forward to your joining the fun. Come paint outdoors and enjoy the fellowship of other artists of all levels and experience, both established and emerging, in a variety of beautiful and visually stimulating locales. The Festival will be held rain or shine.

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Where: Festival headquarters: the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, 22 Barber Farm Rd, Jericho Center, VT. Painting sites to be announced.
Registration: $20.00

The work created on Saturday will be exhibited at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery from July 20 to August 10, 2014, with an opening reception on Sunday, July 20, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

For information and registration materials contact:
 Barbara Greene at or (802) 899-2974.

Festival Organizers: Emilie G. Alexander Barbara L. Greene Jane S. Morgan

WOODSTOCK: Call to Artists "MUD (season) 2014" at ArtisTree

MUD (season) 2014

Call to Vermont & New Hampshire Artists
Application deadline: March 29th, 2014
hint: those aren't UFO's
hint: those aren't UFO's

ArtisTree will be accepting artwork for their upcoming "MUD (season) 2014" exhibition opening April 4, 2014. See their Website for more information.
Submissions may be dropped off to the gallery on Wed March 26 from 11am-8pm, and Thurs - Sat March 27-29 during the hours of 11-4.
Eligibility:  This show is open to artists working in Vermont & New Hampshire.
Deadline: March 29th, 2014
1206 Route 12
281 Barnard Road (e911)
Mount Tom Building
Woodstock, VT 05091

MORRISVILLE: "Portraits" Exhibit | Learning Together

River Arts "Portraits" Exhibit
March 12 - April 29, 2014

Learning Together participants with their work
On exhibit at:
Morrisville Post Office
16 Portland Street
Morrisville, VT

River Arts is pleased to present "Portraits," an exhibit of photography, drawings and paintings created by young women from the Learning Together Programs, part of  a collaboration between River Arts and the Lamoille Family Center. The exhibit will be on display at the Morrisville Post Office, March 12 - April 29, 2014.

"Portraits" is the culmination of work produced in a portraiture workshop led by artist Kelly Holt at the River Arts Center. Participants studied the work of visual artists Cindy Sherman, David Hockney, Annie Liebovitz, Milton Avery, Andy Warhol, Alice Neel and others to inform their exploration of self-identity through various media.

The Learning Together Program operates through the Lamoille Family Center as an alternative educational school providing academic support, parenting skills and childcare for teen girls.River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located in Morrisville, VT.  For more information, contact:

River Arts

Saturday, March 8, 2014

MILTON: Milton Artists Guild "Ice Storm" Photo Exhibit

Reception March 13, 2014, 5-7pm
Free, Public invited. 
Info: 802-893-7860.

"ICE STORM, DECEMBER 2013," a Milton Artists' Guild photography exhibit featuring Walt and Bev Keating's "The Ice Eagle" will be on display at the new Community Gallery in the Municipal building and the Milton Public Library during March and April.

View the icy beauty and glistening contrasts caught on camera by Milton Artists' Guild members. Reception 
March 13, 2014, 5-7pm. Free, Public invited. Info: 893-7860.

Friday, March 7, 2014

BRATTLEBORO: Photos by Myles Danaher, Robert F. George, Joshua Farr at Catherine Dianich Gallery

BARRE: W. David Powell "Print on Demand" Talk at SPA

Spice up your week by attending a SPA Art Lunchtime Talk (SALT).  Bring your own lunch; hot tea available.  Call or email to reserve your space.

Print on Demand
W. David Powell
Tues., March 11
Learn more about Print on Demand as a medium for promoting, archiving and creating new artwork.  David will discuss the ways that he has used publishers like Lulu and Blurb to make catalogs, portfolios and an artist book.  He will bring examples and discuss how to prepare files and more.
Members: Free/Non-members $20

W. David Powell is an artist and educator who lives in Underhill Center, Vermont. After many years of using the computer as his main tool for artistic creation, he has now returned to old school cut and paste collage. He still relies on the computer as a tool in his artistic production as well as a means of creating catalogs and artist's books.  []

Studio Place Arts
201 N Main Street
Barre, VT  05641
(802) 479-7069

Saturday, January 18, 2014

MORRISVILLE: Kelly Holt mixed media paintings at River Arts

Dancing Barefoot by Kelly Holt
Kelly Holt - "Where"
January 9 - March 9, 2014

River Arts Center
Morrisville, VT

River Arts is pleased to present "Where", a series of mixed media paintings by Kelly Holt, January 9 - March 9, at the River Arts Center in Morrisville.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The exhibit "Where" features mixed media work by artist Kelly Holt. Holt uses questions and musings on Paul Gauguin’s painting "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" as a reference point for the exhibition. Addressing how turbulence changes direction in a planned path, Holt's work asks the viewer to question "How did I get here?" and "Do we ever know where we are going?" Layering her surfaces on panel with acrylic, oil paint, graphite, oil pastel and patches of Japanese Kozo papers,  Holt builds the ground up, rolls over it, and scrapes into the images - leaving traces of history in the process.  Drawings question the human form through a lens of construction, proportion and fragmentation.

Kelly Holt is a Vermont artist currently exhibiting in galleries throughout New England. Holt has been involved in children's art programs, summer camps, and research on the creative process, teaching at the Portland Museum of Art, the Helen Day Art Center,  the Vermont Studio Center and River Arts.  A native of the Boston area, Holt received her BA from Boston College, studying studio art with a concentration in painting, as well as English Literature. She received her master's degree in Art Education at Johnson State College, where she completed research, thesis and studio work on art and identity.

The Common Space Gallery is located at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street in Morrisville, VT.

The Gallery at River Arts
River Arts Center, 2nd Floor
74 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 
Admission is free.

For off hours, please call River Arts:

RANDOLPH: Vermont Printmakers Exhibit at Chandler Gallery

18 Vermont Printmakers 
Jeannie Podolak
Chandler Gallery
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, January 18
4-6 pm / artist talk at 5 pm
exhibit continues through Sunday, March 5, 2014

The work of eighteen Vermont printmakers comprises Chandler Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Making an Impression”. The public is warmly invited to a free opening reception in Randolph on Saturday January 18 from 4-6 PM, with an artist talk at 5 PM. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Carol MacDonald
The artists represent communities that stretch from Chittenden County and the Northeast Kingdom to southern Vermont. Their wide-ranging work is inspired by the natural world; reflections on cyclical tendencies and life cycles; patterns and symmetry in the natural world; reflections on aging; and the history of art and sacred geometry.

The show features many styles of printmaking, including monotypes, etchings, collagraphs, and relief prints. Some work includes combinations of various techniques. In addition to framed work for sale, many of the artists will also be offering more affordable prints from limited editions.


Marian Wilmott
Exhibiting artists include: Jeanne Amato (South Royalton), Bobbi Angell (Marlboro), Brian Cohen (Westminster), Victoria Herzberg (Sharon), Judith Lampe (Enfield, NH), Erika Lawlor Schmidt (Pawlet), Carol MacDonald (Colchester), Tinka Martell (Fairfax), Grace Nelson (Jericho), Helen O’Donnell (Putney), Jeannie Podolak (Chittenden), Phillip Robertson (East Hardwick), Sue Schiller (Norwich), Daryl Storrs (Huntington), Marilyn Syme (South Royalton), Sheryl Trainor (Quechee), Marian Wilmott (Hinesburg), and Mary Wright (Wilmington).

Chandler Gallery member and art teacher Janet Cathey has curated the exhibit. “I am delighted with the quality and variety represented by this work. We are fortunate to live in a state that provides such a creative environment for area artists.”

Workshop: On Sunday February 9 from 1-3 pm Cathey will offer a workshop for adults using relief printmaking to make cards. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.Participants will transfer a drawing to soft-cut foam and use carving tools to incise the design. The cards will be printed using non-toxic water-based inks. A $15 workshop fee covers all materials, including envelopes. Interested people are asked to call Janet at 802-730-6992 to register.

Gallery visitors are invited to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recital in Chandler Music Hall at 7:30 PM that evening. The internationally acclaimed artist is performing a benefit concert for Chandler’s Steinway concert grand. Featured work includes J.S.Bach’s Two-part Inventions, George Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik, and the Vermont premiere of Nico Muhly’s “You Can’t Get There From Here.”

The exhibit will be open for public viewing through Sunday March 9 during intermission at Chandler performances or during regular Gallery hours; 3-5 on Friday and noon to 2 PM on weekends. The Gallery is also open by special appointment by calling 802-728-9878.

For more information, contact: Becky McMeekin, 802-728-987

Gallery Hours for Winter 2014

Friday 3-6 PM and Saturday & Sunday Noon-3 PM

Friday, January 17, 2014

BURLINGTON: Parade - A Collaboration by Riki Moss and Janet Van Fleet

PARADE: A Collaborative Installation
On Exhibit at the Living/Learning Gallery at UVM 
January 13 - February 7, 2013
Gallery Reception and Artist Talk, Thursday, January 23, 5:30 PM

See the Parade! Vermont sculptors Janet Van Fleet and Riki Moss are exhibiting  work exploring the motif of Parade  in the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont from January 13 - February 7, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 PM.

Both artists use natural, found and/or  recycled materials to create human, animal, and hybrid creatures, presenting these figures in ways that suggest migration through time and space. The exhibit offers Moss and Van Fleet the opportunity to mingle and integrate their work in new ways to expand on ideas about species loss, resource sharing, extinction, ethnicity, and the big questions of life and death.  Riki Moss says, “I’m thinking about life forms looping through time, like on a conveyer belt, gently rearranging.  Stop the frame and there we are, meeting the gaze of the viewer, the person who wants to know, and raising the question, 'so what is it we’re supposed to be doing with our time spent together on this strange green planet? '"

Riki Moss's process uses abaca paper and other plant materials to create hybrid or chimerical creatures with tremendous energy and movement, while Van Fleet's wood and found object figures are more rigid and self-contained. "The installation is like a dance party, with each of my wooden creatures finding a paper partner with which it connected, often in wonderfully evocative pairings that suggest play, dance, love, and solidarity," says Van Fleet.
The sculptors first worked together in 2010, creating and mounting work for the On the Planet exhibition in Nagoya, Japan in conjunction with UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP10) and in 2012 in Mutual Gaze, one of the exhibits in the 2012 Winooski Pop-Up Gallery District. More recently they each mounted work from their Parade series in June, 2013 in an exhibit organized by Vermont in Montpelier.

The Living/Learning Center Gallery is open Monday - Friday  from 1:00- 8:30 pm and Saturdays 12:30 - 4:30. It is located in the Living/Learning Commons Building right by the Fireplace Lounge. Parking is across Main Street in the UVM Jeffords parking lot (free after 3:30 PM. Use the pedestrian crossing signal at Main Street/University Heights. For more information, contact Joan Watson, , (802) 656-4150.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

RUTLAND: Annual "Full House Exhibit" at Chaffee Downtown

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January 10 to February 28, 2014
Tuesday - Friday 12 pm-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Chaffee Downtown
75 Merchants Row, Rutland
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 10, 5-7 pm
Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music!

Full House Exhibit features five regional artists and their diverse works.

  • Peter Lundberg is a world renowned sculptor exhibiting his work around the world as well as our back yard.  His sculptures are made from metal, stone, and concrete to form "a landscape of very primitive things, rudimentary elements of life".
  • Skip Martin is rarely an arm’s reach from his camera bag, ready to capture the fleeting moments, never to be seen again.  He has had a life long appreciation for the astounding beauty that the natural world creates, capturing its wonders through his lens.
  • Joshua Rome made his way to Japan at the age of 21 and ended up spending three decades studying and creating art.  A great body of his work was done in rural mountains of Japan an hour from Kyoto, where he captured the landscapes of a society in transition.  He has done over eighty five solo shows both in Japan and across the United States.
  • Brigitte Rutenberg defines herself as a “paper quilter”.  Drawing on small stamp-sized piece of vellum paper and then attaching them one by one, collectively fitting together to form into her intended design.
  • Claemar Walker is a painter who has experimented with many paint mediums, most recently creating her own pigments from coffee grounds.  This monochromatic medium matched with her vision and skill provides a bold and soft elegance to her artwork.
Contact: Chaffee Art Center/Chaffee Downtown
Phone: 802.775.0062

Monday, January 6, 2014

BRATTLEBORO: Fugitive Identity at Cynthia-Reeves (Pop-up) Gallery


BRATTLEBORO: "So Little Time" photography exhibit at Dianich Gallery

So Little Time...

MONTPELIER: Kim Ward & Terri Knee at Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery

"Shared Landscape” Multi-media and Photography
December 29 – January 31, 2014

Green Bean Visual Art Gallery @ Capitol Grounds
Montpelier, VT

by Kim Ward
Kim Ward, a multimedia artist and Terri Kneen, a photographer combine similar visions through their individualized varied compositions in the exhibit “Shared Landscape.” Kim’s images depict iconic figures and events occupying both inner & outer landscapes.  She has included her initial sketches juxtaposed with her completed projects as a glimpse into the inner workings an artist undertakes. 
Finesse - photo by Terri Kneen
Terri Kneen captures unexpected “treasures” in her not-so wild nature photographs.  She records small moments in the large world that surrounds her “walks.”

ESSEX JCT: Darkroom Gallery - LOVE - Call for Submissions

   Shadow Kiss © Joe DiMaggio

Love. Hearts Entwined. Unrequited. Moonstruck. Star-crossed.

DEADLINE: January 8, 2014 Midnight EST  
Jurors: Joe DiMaggio & JoAnne Kalish

Passion. Yearning. Aphrodite. Fire. True. Sweethearts. Romance. Honey. Desire. Flame. Flirt. Tenderness. Heartbreak. Flowers. Roses. Enamored. Dear. Destiny. Cupid. Smitten. Holding hands. Forget-me-nots. Crush. Amour. Petals. Lovesick. Sweets. Trust. Wild. Dance. Cherish. Corny. Nude. Courtship. Fate. Lovesick. Beloved. Fall in. Dates. Eros. Poetry. Devotion. Admirers. Connection. Whisper. Beau. Doves. Love Letters. Red. Flame. Darling. Longing. Infatuation. Daydreams. Sentimental. Raw. Embraces. Adoring. X's & O's. Secrets. Bouquets. Lovebirds. Lips. Butterflies. A-flutter. Friendship. Chocolate. Lips. Betrothed. Affection. Gift. Suitors. Woo. Kiss. Budding. Tears. Bare. Heartthrob. Fondness. Wings. Float. Envelope. Pair. Crazy. Endearment. Charmed. Amorous. Lovers.

Read about this and oooohhhh... so much more.
How to enter the call:

TUNBRIDGE: Photographer Alec Frost solo exhibit

The solo show “Houses, Barns and Bridges of Tunbridge” by Tunbridge, Vt., photographer Alec Frost will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from January 17 to March 17, 2014.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 19, from 2-4 p.m. Tunbridge Historical Society President Euclid Farnham is to speak about several of the photographs. The public is invited.
Falls Hill Road, Bortugno Farm - photograph by Alec Frost

Alec Frost is a retired architect with a longtime interest in traditional houses and barns. He and his wife have been part-time residents of Tunbridge for more than forty years. Alec's renovations of old buildings reflect his interest in retaining the integrity of those structures in the course of change and modernization. Alec holds a degree in architecture from Columbia University. He worked for many years in the Hartford, Conn., area as a partner in the firm of Moore and Salsbury, designing institutional buildings such as libraries, hospitals and schools as well as residences. Upon the retirement of his partners he continued in his own firm for many years.

Alec's early photographic work included portraits particularly of children and landscapes, working mostly in black and white with favorite Leica and Rolleiflex cameras and developing his own film. As he moved to digital cameras he maintained his direct approach, relying on his trained eye. He does not work with programs such as Photoshop. His photos of barns have been included in “Historic Barns of Connecticut,” a registry assembled by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation as testimony to those structures as farms go out of business and building disappear due to disuse and neglect. In recent years the historical societies of both Tunbridge and Cornwall, Conn., have issued calendars of his photos of houses, barns and bridges.

Cilley Bridge 1883, photo by Alec Frost
Tunbridge Public Library - Location | Directions | Contact
The Tunbridge Public Library is located on 289 Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BRANDON: Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau at Brandon Artists Guild

Through September 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St. 
Brandon, VT

The Brandon Artists Guild is happy to present Fiber and Photography / Biklen and Bilodeau.
Copper Sky by Douglas Biklen

Douglas Biklen
The surprising fact about the art of Douglas Biklen, is that his serene abstract pictures are actually photographs. Bold blown up textural details, enhanced by vibrant color, create Biklen’s distinct style. Mystery surrounds the actual sources of the subject matter, yet the results are intriguing, with minimalist expertise. “Fields of Rain”, “Beach Bubbles Under Water”, and “Television Art” are meant to evoke scenes in the natural world, using the camera to “construct images grounded in the lines, colors, and distortions of the physical”. His passion for photography began in his early childhood with an early medium format Kodak camera. Biklen now leads a diverse life as a filmmaker, producer, director, college administrator, and art photographer who enjoys the Orwell countryside and Vermont ski mountains.
Biklen is Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University. He spends much of each summer and many weekends throughout the year in Orwell, VT.

Morning Sky by Doug Biklen

Textural detail from work by Althea Bilodeau
Althea Bilodeau
Felted wool and silk are combined in the clothing and accessories created by Althea Bilodeau, a third generation fiber artist. In her unique pieces, her hand dyed silk fabrics and wool fiber are joined together by hand into non-woven fabric using her own interpretation of an ancient wet felting technique. the result is light and flowing contemporary felt garments, which are deceptively durable. American Fashion Designer Chris Benz has recently featured her fabrics in several fashion collections. 
Bilodeau is currently co-president of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. She resides in North Chittenden, Vermont.
Detail from a fiber art work by Althea Bilodeau
The show runs through Sept. 3, 2013
The BrandonArtists Guild
7 Center St.
Brandon, Vermont
Open every day, 10am to 5pm

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BURLINGTON: July with Sophia Berard, Donna Bourne, and others at S.P.A.C.E. | Backspace | Studio 266 | Soda Plant


In the S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries.......................

Simpleton Sideways, Sophia Berard
Simpleton Sideways, embroidery work by Sophia Berard

The Current Rout, by Sophia Berard

July 5 - 27

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5 – 9 pm

"The Current Rout’, by Sophia Berard, is an installation consisting of embroidery, sculpture and spatial commentary based in observations and notions of our collective experience.
Revisiting ‘The Route of Et Al’, which explored the awareness of others and attendance of different paths within a manipulated space, Berard brings many elements, simultaneously intact and transformed to The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries this July.
The S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Galleries
266 Pine Street, Suite 105 & 106
Burlington, VT 05401
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 11 - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 - 5pm

In The Soda Plant...........................................................

The Bear (The Gathering), by Jess Polanshek
The Bear (The Gathering), by Jess Polanshek

Artistic Insights

June 7 - August 17

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5 - 9 pm

Artistic Insights' is the inaugural members' exhibition at The Soda Plant featuring work by Vermont artists. Selections of their work are highlighted to speak of the creative process and specific mediums used by each unique individual.
The Soda Plant
266 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday from 12 - 5pm

Across Pine @ Studio 266................................................

Approaching Shore  by D. Bourne
Approaching Shore, oil paintings by Donna Bourne

From California to Vermont

July 1 - 30

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5 from 5:30 - 8 pm

From California to Vermont is a compilation of Donna Bourne's oil landscape paintings and compositions taken from a variety of series painted over 30 years in California and introducing some new Vermont inspired pieces.
Studio 266
266 S. Champlain St.
(behind New England Floor Covering)
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
Additional Gallery Hours: By Appointment
                             open hours now include Saturdays & Sundays from 12 - 5pm!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WAITSFIELD: Green Mt. Watercolor Exhibition at Lareau Farm

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn
Waitsfield, VT
Through July 28, 2013

“High Wall” by Robert O’Brien (Perkinsville, Vt.)
The 2nd Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, June 30th. Everyone is invited to view this spectacular new show on exhibit in the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn, home of American Flatbread. The paintings were selected from entries received from around the country. Three jurors chose 72 paintings from 37 artists, which show a broad range of styles and techniques that are possible with the watercolor medium. The work runs the gamut from abstract to photo-realism.

“As curator, I’ve dreamed of bringing a watercolor exhibition to the Valley for a long time,” said Gary Eckhart, watercolor artist and President of the Valley Arts Foundation. “This is our first step in a five-year process to create a nationally recognized show that brings the highest quality artwork from around the country to the Mad River Valley. This is a good start, with paintings from Vermont, New York, Illinois and Georgia on display.” The concept of a major exhibition originated in March 2012 when the Valley Arts Foundation hosted a watercolor show by eight regional artists at the Festival Gallery.

“Cast of Thousands” by Peter Huntoon (Middletown Springs, Vt.)

Watercolor paintings, long considered the lesser medium to oil paintings are now highly desired by collectors and museums. Refinements in pigments have created a brilliance and depth in colors that are as striking and permanent as those in the oil medium. Watercolor is used “to transform mundane, everyday scenes into beautiful works of art,” says Robert O’Brien, internationally recognized watercolor artist. Mr. O’Brien’s work emphasizes ordinary images that are transformed through the interplay of light and shadow. 

Jeanne Carbonetti, from Chester, Vermont is the Juror of Awards and is internationally recognized as a watercolor artist and author of six books on painting. Over $1,000 in prize money and merchandise will be awarded ranging from $100 to $500, including Best of Show, sponsored by the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Other awards include the President’s Award, the Board of Director’s Award, the Moosewalk Studios and Gallery Award, the Nancy and Jess Mobley Award and the Big Red Barn Art Show Award.  Holbein Artists Materials has contributed a merchandise award. In addition, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award.

A new concept for competitive shows, the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition includes a Small Works Show. Participating artists have been given the opportunity to show an additional, smaller painting in a side gallery. The paintings are priced and sized for the beginning collector or for anyone who wishes to own a beautiful piece of art.

The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition would not exist without the tremendous support of our corporate partner, Lareau Farm, home of American Flatbread and a generous grant from the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Marketing-Events Fund.   

The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition is located at the Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont and is open Thursdays through Sundays from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.  For more information go to or contact the Valley Arts Foundation at 802-496-6682 /

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Images: (Top) “High Wall” by Robert O’Brien, Perkinsville, Vermont
(Bottom) “Cast of Thousands” by Peter Huntoon, Middletown Springs, Vermont