Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rob Hitzig at Brickels Gallery in Burlington

Rob Hitzig has a solo show at Brickels Gallery in Burlington through the month of August. The title of the show, Don't Tread On Me! Wood for Walls is inspired by the numerous people who, upon viewing Hitzig’s work, asked if he would "do" their floors. Though he has long struggled with how best to respond to this question, Hitzig says he likes “how my work challenges their perceptions of what art is and how a material like wood can be used.”

The opening reception is during the Burlington First Friday Art Walk, from 5 pm to 8 pm, August 3rd. The gallery also doubles as the studio of sculptor, John Brickels. Visitors are also welcome during his studio hours -- 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Brickels Gallery is located at 266 Pine Street in the Soda Plant in Burlington's South End Arts District.

Image: Fear Not, Fail Not, shellac on curly maple and cherry, 28 x 32 x 4", 2010

Artist-Inspired Benches in the Mad River Valley

Benches On Parade is a community-wide, public art project enthusiastically supported by the businesses and artists of the Mad River Valley.  This first-of-its-kind fundraiser for the Valley Arts Foundation has residents and visitors keeping their eyes open for a glimpse of the 18 benches on display around the Mad River Valley.  Benches were hand-crafted in the Valley by Turtle Creek Builders and then transformed by local artists.

"The Valley Arts Foundation's mission is to support the communities of the Mad River Valley by encouraging and promoting the participation in the arts. The most obvious way we do this is through the month-long Vermont Festival of the Arts during August.  As we approach the kickoff of the 15th anniversary of the Festival, the Valley Arts Foundation is excited to bring this new arts-awareness project to the Valley," said executive director, Karen Nevin. 

Artists were excited to get involved. "I volunteered to do a bench because in the old days, it was the locals who made everything happen," said local real estate agent and bench artist, Brooke Cunningham. "It took participation to make the fun things happen around the Valley, and … I think we all enjoyed being part of the creation as well. Times may have changed, but within the art community that participation spirit still lives." Cunningham's bench can be found on the porch outside of 4orty Bridge Boutique on Main Street in Waitsfield.

Bette Ann Libby and Carlyn Hass' bench Meet Me In the Garden is currently sitting on the front porch of the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Their use of the cubist style reveals a woman reclining in a garden.  "I have always appreciated the Valley Arts Foundation's support for me as an artist," said artist Carlyn Hass. "Bette Ann Libby and I felt that most people would do folk art that this valley is well known for. Since much of my painting is impressionistic we decided to introduce something very different as subject manner. As a result we chose something Picasso-esque.  The woman represents all different types of people -- thus the multi-colored split face!"

The benches were unveiled at the Warren Fourth of July Parade and have been placed at public locations around town. 

One additional bench, created by Gary Eckhart and Dotty Kyle, will be raffled off at the Taste of the Valley on Monday, August 6th.  It will be on display, along with several other benches at the Festival Community Picnic at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield on August 5th and again at The Taste. 

The Benches will be moved once during the summer.  All of the benches can be seen at our website:  Bids are being accepted online or by phone at 802-496-6682. Final bids must be made by 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31st.

The Vermont Festival of the Arts is a month-long celebration of the Arts in central Vermont.  Over 120 events are planned during 33 days.  To see the complete program of activities, follow the link at  For more information, call 802-496-6682 or

Images: Buckets 20 by Gary C. Eckhart, Meet Me in the Garden by Bette Ann Libby and Carlyn Hass

Call to Art Owners from Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces a Call to Art Owners, requesting the submission of privately owned fine art by deceased artists, for exhibition and sales in its galleries this fall.

Bryan Memorial Gallery will present Hidden Treasures, a juried exhibition of the artwork of deceased artists - privately owned - in an exhibition setting in November and December.    The exhibition will demonstrate the versatility and scope of artwork in private collections that individuals among us have owned, inherited, lived with and enjoyed, but for whatever reason, from which they have decided to move on. 

The exhibit will be juried by a panel of artists from artwork submitted on CD.  A complete prospectus is available at  Click on Information for Artists in the upper right corner of the home page, and click on Hidden Treasures for an application form, schedule and specifications. 

Original two dimensional paintings and some sculpture will be considered.  Artwork must be original.  Reproductions are not acceptable and artwork must be in good condition. 

Bryan Memorial Gallery is located at 180 Main Street in Jeffersonville, Vermont, and is open daily, 11 - 5.  For further information, write to or call 802-644-5100.

Image: Luigi Lucioni, Vermont Farm

Vanessa Dimoff at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe

Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee presents jewelery by metal smith Vanessa Dimoff. The show is from Friday August 10th to September 10th. Opening reception is Friday August 10th from 4-6pm.

Artist Statement:
By the time I was five I’d lived in Madrid, Spain; Orange County, California; in the city of La Paz, Bolivia; and in the small town of Fayetteville, New York. After spending the better part of my childhood upstate, at thirteen my family relocated to El Escorial, a community an hour northwest of Madrid, and then to Fuengirola, a beach town on the Southern coast of Spain, where I lived until my mid-twenties. Such a nomadic upbringing led me to identify with the gypsy culture I encountered in Fuengirola and provided a rich mix of regional and cultural influences that would later become the underpinnings of my work as an artist.

It seems only fitting, then, that my first Metalsmithing class took place in the center of a bull-ring in Estepona, Spain. Not only is my work heavily influenced by the gypsy and flamenco aesthetics found in the arena, but it also attempts to strike the balance of powerful delicacy typified by the movements of both toreador and bull. By coupling bold, circular forms with natural textures, I try to achieve a soft heft that evokes both strength and femininity.

It is this tension that Dragneva, my current collection of fine art jewelry, explores. The collection is named after my strong-willed Bulgarian grandmother, who inspired  the necklaces, reminiscent of an armored breast plate of a woman warrior and more as seen in her line.

The second line, Mar, consists of rings and cuffs cast from shells, inspired by living a big part of my life by the sea in Spain, while pieces in the next line are marked by the idiosyncratic yet familiar lines and shapes found in the old-growth forests of upstate New York. Using the impressions of sugar maple and beech bark, I rely on the natural lines of the wood to design and texturize cuffs, rings, and earrings she states. The last line is the sentiment and energy I picked up from Barcelona in the two years that I resided there.

The gallery is located at 144 Main St, Stowe. Contact 802-279-4239 for more information or visit the artist’s website .

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Seeking Art Zine Coverage of 2012 Art Hop

This year’s Art Hop will be held on September 7-8, 2012.

We would like to cover Art Hop more extensively this year, and are seeking people who are willing to take a section of the Art Hop Map, take photos, and write about what they experience. Ideally, four people would step forward to provide coverage (visiting all the venues, writing something thoughtful about many of them, and sending photos that identify the things you write about). Have a look at the map below (from 2011, but it should be similar this year) and email if you’d like to adopt and take responsibility for one of the sections.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CALLS TO ARTISTS at Studio Place Arts in Barre

Studio Place Arts (SPA) is inviting proposals for solo and small group shows in 2013 (see SPA website
for more information).

We'll be discussing group exhibit options for the main floor gallery in 2013 soon.  Let us know if you've got an interesting show idea that you'd enjoy seeing at SPA.

Inviting 2013 Solo Proposals
SPA uses its second and third floor spaces for solo and small group shows. We encourage artists to submit a proposal to SPA for consideration for such a show.
Deadline:  August 1, 2012

Rock Solid
Show Dates:  September 25 - October 27, 2012
This annual show showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artisans.  While the emphasis is sculptural works, the show includes a small number of 2-D works that depict the beautiful qualities of stone. 
Deadline: August 10, 2012

CELEBRATE - SPA Annual Holiday Season Show
Member artists of SPA are invited to share a grouping of their work for a major retail show during the holiday gift-giving season - our Annual Members Show called "Celebrate."  A beautiful, diverse selection of fine art and crafts will be displayed creatively on all 3 floors of the SPA building. 

Mark Your Calendar and Help us plan for our Annual Members Show. Exhibit Dates:  Nov. 14-Dec. 28, 2012 Contact SPA by October 12, 2012, if you are interested in showing a selection of your work in the show.  The opening reception for the show will be on Sat., Nov. 17, 4-6 PM. 
Deadline:  October 12, 2012

Image: Photograph by Jack Rowell

Sunday, July 22, 2012

First Friday Art Walk in Poultney

Come celebrate the arts in Poltney!
The public is invited to join the arts community for the FIRST “First Friday” Art Walk, August 3rd, 4-7 p.m.

Local artists Ruth Hamilton, Julianne McCarthy, Matt Solon, Dick and Nancy Weis, Kerry O. Furlani and Brian May and will be opening their studios to the public for viewing paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, letter carving, letterpress & printmaking (finished work and work in progress). ALL community artists, art groups, musicians, performers and area businesses are welcomed to participate in this event to celebrate the vitality and diversity of the arts in the Poultney community.

Snowy Wood, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, Ruth Hamilton
A Priori, acrylic on panel, 48 x 24 inches, Richard Weis

Butterfly You Make Me Cry, slate-quartzite, 11 x 3 x 2 1/2 inches, Kerry O. Furlani

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Catherine M. Elliott at Galleria Fine Arte in Stowe

Featured Artist, Catherine M. Elliott will exhibit Flower Impressions at  Galleria Fine Arte, 6 Sunset Street in Stowe from July 13 to August 29.

Catherine M. Elliott is one of the world's leading practitioners of Contemporary Impressionism, a style that applies the techniques of Impressionist masters like Claude Monet to the modern American landscape.

Elliott's canvases overflow with flowers, capturing the beauty of winding gardens, vine-covered arches and scenic paths that wind through the Connecticut countryside. Like the Impressionists, Elliott explores the mysterious connection between color and light, invoking a wide palette of colors to capture the distinctive light  and beauty of New England. Elliott's work has been included in a number of distinguished private and public art collections. Over the years, her work has appeared on greeting cards, holiday cards and catalogue covers.

Viiu Niiler & Terry J. Allen at Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier


Transformations: Paintings and Photographs

July 5  – August 31at the Supreme Court in Montpelier.

Viiu Niiler shows landscape paintings of Hawaii, and Terry J. Allen exhibits photographs from a number of series, including images taken from her photographs that are tiled to create quilt-like images.

The juxtaposition of these two artists’ work, mounted on opposite sides of the large lobby space, is wonderfully done.

Images: Top, Viiu Niiler; Bottom, Terry J. Allen

CALL TO ARTISTS: 5th Annual Amateur Photography Contest at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland

The Chaffee Art Center is announcing its 5th Annual Amateur Photography Contest. The theme of this year's contest is "Portraits...". Anyone of any age may submit up to three photos to the contest, with at least one guaranteed to be in the exhibit. Photos must be 8 inches by 10 inches, and must be unframed and unmatted, originals are preferred.

Each photo must be accompanied by an entry form. Entry forms can be found at the Chaffee Art Center, the Rutland Free Library, the Coffee Exchange, Cafe Terra, and Phototec. Entry forms may also be found online at All ages are welcome. Popular choice and grand prizes are awarded, including an award for best interpretation of the theme.

Photos are due by Wednesday, September 19, and may be dropped off or mailed to the Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT. Photos will be exhibited at the Chaffee Art Center October 5 through November 3. People's choice voting will take place October 5 through 12, 2012. An opening and awards reception will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 4-7 pm.

The 5th Annual Amateur Photograph Contest and Exhibit is sponsored by Phototec. Visit Phototec to print your photos, or for any digital or analog photography needs. Phototec is located at 110 Woodstock Ave in Rutland.

Pilar at the SEABA Gallery in Burlington

SEABA is pleased to present the works of Pilar at the SEABA Gallery from August 3rd to the 31st.  These works that are described by Pilar as "sculpture for the wall," are all inclusive, encompassing technical skill as well as creative expression.  Presented and curated by SEABA.

Pilar’s Artist Statement:
At first, you feel that this artwork is deceptively familiar, like you are removing a filmy curtain to unveil a misty world that is almost recognizable.  These works seem to be on the verge of a distant edge of your memory.  Perhaps they are reminiscent of some tribal relics.  These were not created by any earthly tribe.  However, like many works of interest, these creations derive a great deal of their power from the juxtaposition of the everyday acquaintance with eerily alien terrain.

Looking at Pilar's work, one can imagine seeing the archaeological ruins of some alternate past; mythic, totemic and sacred.  This is the visual language of these pieces.  These are personal talismans for giant, ancient gods.  There was widespread belief in the distant past of beings that inhabited every part of the forest: the trees, the water, and the air.  Like these former deities, these works have their own souls.  You can sometimes see their very faces.  They are at once familiar and yet unrecognized.  They are all around us, but not easily detected. 

According to Einstein, matter and energy are equivalent and either can be freely converted to the other.  Antoine Lavoisier was the first to clearly state that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but simply converted.  The metal or matter at the heart of this work seeks movement or energy to determine its form.  Movement, as it converts from solid to liquid, from unwieldy to malleable.  Moving metal is about technique and process; it is about using energy or fire and heat to convert matter into its final form.  This art gains its voice from that form.

Pilar's work has a presence and depth that owes its existence at least partially to this fabricated ancient provenance and partially to the painstaking technical skill displayed in her respect for her chosen media.  She has studied metal arts and fine arts including jewelry making and sculpture. These works that are described by Pilar as "sculpture for the wall," are all inclusive, encompassing technical skill as well as creative expression. This body of work transfers the precious quality of jewelry into the sculptural realm.      

Image: Photo by Clement Yonkers

Alison Bechdel's "Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For" at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington

Alison Bechdel's Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For runs Friday, August 3 through Saturday, October 27, with an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 5:30 to 8 pm.

The Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center is excited to present an exhibition of Bolton artist Alison Bechdel’s artwork that spans her career (so far!). The exhibit features work from Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006), and her recently-published graphic novel, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.

Bechdel started drawing a monthly single-panel cartoon called Dykes To Watch Out For in 1983. This single panel evolved into an ongoing comic strip that was syndicated until 2008, when she made the difficult decision to end the comic strip. Bechdel admits that though it was not easy to let the popular comic strip go, it freed her to follow her new passion: writing about her own life. As she writes, “Actually, this may not be a new passion, just a less disguised version of the old one. Dykes To Watch Out For was an attempt to create a reflection of lesbians in general. My work as a graphic memoirist is an attempt to create a reflection of myself.”

Bechdel’s 2006 work Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was deemed Best Book of the Year by TIME magazine. Not best graphic book—best book! This spring she published a second memoir, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.

In Bechdel’s artist statement, she includes “a small disclaimer” stating that she always feels a little ambivalent about exhibiting her cartoon artwork because she is afraid it will disappoint people, mostly because the viewer is looking at her original drawings and not the “final” published product. It is a fortunate moment in that we actually get the opportunity to see just that, the process!

Gail Salzman Exhibits at Bent Northrop Library in Fairfield

Fairfield’s Gail Salzman will be the featured artist this summer in the town’s Bent Northrop Memorial Library. The exhibit, Undercurrents, June 13 – August 12, presents a series of works on paper exploring energy and movement in the natural world, or “what lies beneath the surface.” Salzman is primarily a painter working in oils; her work has been exhibited widely for over 25 years. This exhibit showcases work from 2001, a time when her art was undergoing a thematic  transition from figurative to her now distinctive abstract mode. She completed the “monotype/collage” series by creating many different prints on a large etching press, and then combining them into new images. The work was supported in part by the VT Arts Endowment Fund in 2000.

BNM Library, 164 Park St in Fairfield, hosted a reception for the artist on Thursday July 19, 6-7:30pm, when Gail gave an informal talk about her work and creative process at 7pm.

Library hours are Mon 2:30-5, Tues 2:30-8, Wed 9-5, Thurs 2:30-8, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1.

Image:  Undercurrent, by Gail Salzman

Caspian Arts Studio Tour and Art Raffle in Greensboro

Caspian Arts invites you to attend the first annual  
Caspian Arts Studio Tour and Art Raffle
Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The tour, running from 10 to 5,  features 20 artists’ studios  in the Greensboro/Hardwick/Craftsbury area. View  unique art, speak with the artists and see special demonstrations that provide insight into the creative process.  Map and information at the Grange Hall in Greensboro.

 Each studio visit earns the participants a ticket that will be entered into a raffle featuring the artwork donated by the twenty participating CA artists. Raffle will take place at the Wine and Cheese Gala, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall, Greensboro. This is an unprecedented chance to own a beautiful piece of art.

Contact for info: Judy Dales, 802-533-7733

Chaffee Art Center launches Artist in Residence Program in Rutland

The Chaffee Art Center has launched an Artist in Residence program with artist Cesar Persi Narvaez Machicao from Lima, Peru. Persi comes to us through connections with the Carving Studio in West Rutland. He is interested in developing community art projects and has had similar residencies in Massachusetts and South Carolina. Support for the program has been provided by Barbara and Bill Carris, and Chaffee Board Member Erin Shimp.

Artist-in-residence programs exist to invite artists and creative people to spend time in new environments. These programs provide a time for reflection, research, presentation or production for an artist. They also allow artists to explore their practice within another community environment, meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture. The Chaffee Art Center is developing the artist-in-residence program as a means of engaging the community in new and creative ways and introducing new ideas. The program will focus on developing community art projects.

The project for the 2012 residency is a mural on the back of the Opera House building, in downtown Rutland. The project is a collaboration between the Creative Economy, the Carving Studio, and the Chaffee Art Center. Sponsors of the project include Vermont Country Store, Foley Properties, and Sherwin-Williams Paint. Narvaez has created a design with input from building owner, Mark Foley, Jr. The design starts from 10 feet off the ground, incorporates the building’s windows and will cover the entire wall. All work is being done from a lift. Local artist Brian Sylvester will be assisting Narvaez on most days. Volunteers are being recruited to stay on the ground to run errands, answer questions and help as needed. There is also a need for lunches for the artists and a bicycle to help Persi get around town. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating can contact the Chaffee Art Center at (802) 775-0356.

Image: Study for Mural, Persi Narvaez

W. David Powell and Christopher Wilson at Korongo Gallery in Randolph

July 20—August 31, 2012
Vernissage / reception: Friday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Korongo Gallery, 18 Merchants Row, Randolph VT 05060

W David Powell
DISCRETE UTILITY & Other Anomalies
Collages, altered 19th Century photograph and prints

Christopher Wilson
Movement and Emotion
Bronze and clay sculptures
Christopher will work on a clay sculpture during the opening

David went to the University of Georgia where he received a BFA in Drawing and Painting.
After graduating he lived in London and Ibiza, showing at the Sigi Krauss Gallery, in both group exhibitions and a solo show. Returning to the states he formed Wonder Graphics in Athens, Georgia, and did design work for the recording industry.

A subsequent move to Vermont led to the formation of Porcupine Graphix, more design work and continued showing of his art, which became increasingly digitally based after the advent of the first macs in the mid 80's.

Powell is now Associate Professor of Art at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, New York and splits his time between Plattsburgh and Burlington, Vermont. “My works," he says, "make no pretense of being explications of rational theories of mind and body or energy conservation and distribution. They are simply visual meditations that bring sometimes debased and debunked theories of both modern and archaic science into conjunction with various other images of our mortal existence to encourage a new look at our assumptions about science and a materialist representation of reality.”
Christopher’s passion for sculpting begin at age thirteen while taking his first instruction from Milton Kramer at a local Springfield Ohio Arts Center. Then went in the Air Force as a dental laboratory technician. Art sculpture molding is a very similar process to dental casts of the human mouth. After later graduating from the Ohio State College of Dentistry, Christopher began his career in professional dentistry. He then decided to start sculpting again in 2005. Many of his skills and influences have been interwoven between that of a sculptor artist and a dentist. The more he pursued sculpting, the better his dentistry became.

He first began working with sculptor Jerry Williams in Vermont, whose mentoring developed a discipline needed to achieve his desired results. He pursued several courses in sculpture taught by great sculptors such as Bruno Luchessi, Lincoln Fox, and Richard McDonald. Correspondingly, an invaluable principal in anatomy was Andrew Cawrse.

"What would please me the most is if you were to see my work and have it consume your dinner conversation." -- Christopher Wilson.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Artist talk: Ted Zilius at River Arts Center, Morrisville

Local Artist Ted Zilius will give an artist talk at the River Arts Center in Morrisville, VT, Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free.

Zilius' retrospective exhibit, on display at the Gallery at River Arts through August 10, encompasses seventy years of work and reveals Zilius' development as an artist.  The exhibit, which begins with childhood drawings, moves into early realist painting, and finishes up with his distinctive collage/paintings, many done during his various sessions at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. 

Born Tadas Zilevicius in 1938, he spent his childhood in the Lithuanian countryside during World War II.  His early drawings reflect this experience, and include soldiers on horseback, airplanes dropping bombs, farmhouses, and trees.  His family fled the country when he was five, living in the Displaced Persons Camps in Germany until they arrived in America in 1949.  After serving in the U.S. Navy, Zilius studied under Ad Reinhart at Brooklyn College, attended the Pratt Institute of Art, and studied design with Milton Glaser and Henry Wolf at the School of Visual Arts.  Ted's interests in design led him to work in the design office of Charles and Ray Eames, though his painting continued, inspired by the work of Willem DeKooning and Franz Kline.  Zilius' art soon took another turn, influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, the Op Art movement and Mark Rothko, and set him on a course towards minimal, hard-edge painting.

Zilius moved to Vermont in 1971, taking a hiatus of 15 years to homestead, raise his two children, and write about ecological and environmental issues.  Ted continued designing, building houses and creating one-of-a-kind furniture and cabinets, which he continues to work on today.  After a brief partnership designing and building "art furniture", which was shown in Baltimore at the American Crafts Council annual exhibit, Ted went to the Vermont Studio Center in the mid '80's.  Here, he became interested in doing art again, revisiting the Vermont Studio Center numerous times over the years to develop his own collage/painting style.  

Ted’s work has been shown at the Fleming Museum, Stratton Arts Festival, Quimby Gallery at Lyndon State College, The Stowe Art Gallery, Helen Day Art Center, Union Station, and the Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, the South End Art Hop, Dibden Gallery at Johnson State College, Mary Bryan Gallery, and at the Red Mill Gallery at the Vermont Studio Center.  A work consisting of fourteen pieces, “Fourteen Stations of the Cross” is hung every Lenten season at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Princeton, New Jersey.

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

15th Annual North Bennington Art Park in North Bennington

Join us for the Opening Party of the 15th Annual North Bennington Art Park July 21st from 4 pm. to 8pm. The event is free and open to the public. There will be music, refreshments and especially the best Art exhibition in New England this summer.

The Art Park is located on the grounds around the North Bennington Post Office and Train Station including Welling Town House and the Aldrich property next door.

This year we are exhibiting sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media artwork from 65 local and regional artists.  The Art Park is an invitational exhibition and each artist selects his or her entry. All the artists invited have professional experience and many are nationally known.
There will be a performance piece by Glenn Campbell of West Rutland and local sculptor Fred Brownstein who joins Glenn to create an event combining poured metal and flaming figurative sculpture. Artists returning to exhibit outdoor sculpture include Willard Boepple,  Joe Chichirillo, Matthew Perry, and sculptors from Salem Art Works .  The Train Station Gallery will be open this year only through August 19th.. Gallery hours will be Thursdays and Fridays 4pm to 7 pm. Saturdays from 1pm. and Sundays 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  We encourage everyone to visit the Galley exhibition that will contain works by Pat Adams, Kevin Bubriski, Susie Cronin, Ann Pibal, Leslie Parke, John Recco, Barbara Sussman , and Elaine Witten among the 37 entries exhibited.

Image: Glenn Campbell - bronze casting demonstration 2011 Art Park

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's Time to Pass the Torch

Perhaps you’ve noticed that it’s been awhile since we’ve updated
Vermont Art Zine.

That’s because it's time for Janet Van Fleet and Marc Awodey - founders of Vermont Art Zine - to move on to other projects and devote less time to Vermont Art Zine. It's been great to work with all the artists and venues we've promoted over the last three years. We've also been fortunate enough to work with some Vermont artists and writers to create the original content we've posted.

We've always been an all-volunteer organization, perhaps suggesting by example that a lot can be done for the art community by just having a good idea and running with it – regardless of its practicality! We’ve been getting from 300 to 500 hits per day (not counting our log-ons to the site), so there’s a real audience for information about the visual arts in the state.

So does this mean Vermont Art Zine is dead? Well... maybe not. We'd rather pass the torch, and have been hearing from some people that there may be energy and interest to keep it going, or even tweak the idea and move forward. If you are interested in being part of that conversation (which may bring people together for a face-to-face meeting toward the end of the month), get in touch with Janet at or Marc at . We think this is a great opportunity for any collective, group, or band of friends to have an impact on the Vermont visual art scene, and will keep you updated here about developments.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Milton Artists' Guild at The Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery in St. Albans

The Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery is currently featuring artwork by members of the Milton Artists' Guild, a diversified group of artists and artisans working in all types of media.Milton Artists' Guild was formed in 1988 by Lorinda Henry, Kathleen Redman and Lorraine Manley in Milton, Vermont, with a mission of sharing their creative endeavors with other artists and artisans. 

Artists participating in this show include; Christine Porter, Ann Allen, Pilar Paulsen, Lorraine Manley, Adam Wimble, Jane Morgan, Mary Ann Duffy Godin , Gisela Alpert, Ann Bissonette, Jennifer Pierstorff, Karen Day-Vath, Mary Reed, and Deni Bergne.

The Milton Artists'Guild  Exhibit will be on display July 3-28.  The gallery will host a reception on July 20, from 6-8 PM with refreshments served.  The reception is open to the public.

For more information please contact the gallery by calling (802) 524-3699 or email Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery, 72 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT

Images: Top to Bottom: Artwork by Adam Wimble, Mary Ann Duffy Godin