Saturday, January 26, 2013

MONTPELIER: Large-scale Drawings by Michele Laruiat

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Michele Lauriat  
Friday, February 1, 2013, from 4-8 pm during the Montpelier Artwalk  
Exhibition continues through February
Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main, Montpelier, VT

"Phil's Hill and other stories," large-scale drawings by Michele Laruiat.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SOUTH ROYALTON: Pastel artists Reeves, Rice, Wells, & van de Ven

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25 from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Show runs through April at BALE community space
35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton, VT

January 25 ‘Passion for Pastels’ Art Show and Reception at BALE

painting by Deb Rice
BALE (Building a Local Economy) hosts a pastel show of the work of four local artists; Kate Reeves, Deb Rice, Wendy Wells, and Monique van de Ven. Reeves, Rice and van de Ven have been part of a painting group called W.O.W, Women of Watercolor, for over five years. Wells recently retired from teaching art the Bethel Schools and now teaches an evening pastel class in Randolph, where Rice and van de Ven were inspired to have a showing of their work.

They have come together with with Reeves to offer a diverse and colorful show to support BALE, which is a community resource center for local economy initiatives in the White River Valley.

The opening reception is Friday, January 25 from 5-7 p.m. and the show will run thru April. The BALE community space is located at 35 South Windsor Street in South Royalton. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information, email or call 802-498-8438.

BALE – Building A Local Economy – is a community resource center for local economy initiatives in the White River Valley.

WOODSTOCK: Vermont Artisant Trunk Show - Feb 16 & 17

Poster by Hector Santos

Friday, January 18, 2013

ARTISTS CALL: S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Seeks "Large Works"

Turning Earth by Joy Huckins-Noss
Turning Earth by Joy Huckins-Noss
Call for Art: "Large Works" Group Show   
Curated by:

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 
The Soda Plant
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Submission Forms and details are here:

Deadline for entries: Ongoing, through January 2013, drop-off on an as-selected basis
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is curating an exhibit in The Soda Plant hallways for a three month exhibit through April, 2013. All artists are encouraged to submit work in any medium, the only requirement being that the piece measures a minimum of 3' in at least one direction. Wall space will be filled piece by piece, there are some walls with a width of 4' and others up to 20'. The height of the walls varies between 8 - 10' tall. You may submit up to 5 images at a time, selections will be notified through email.

Entry Fee: If your work is chosen for the "Large Works" exhibit, there will be a $20 entry fee to be dropped off with your work to cover exhibition costs. Only one submission fee will be charged per artist, regardless of how many pieces are chosen. Please keep this in mind when deciding to submit your work.
Drop Off Details:  Once work is selected, drop off location and times will be announced through email.
Pricing and Sales:  When pricing work, artists should keep in mind the commission structure; all sales made during the exhibit will go through The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery with a 70% commission going to the artist. Payments for artwork sold will be made to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.
Large Work Exhibition Dates:  February - April, 2013 
Reception Dates:  First Friday Art Walks Every Month, with open gallery hours Monday - Saturday

NORTHFIELD: Eighth Annual Northfield Art Show

by Pamela Druhen
Opening Reception: 
Friday, January 25, 2013, 7-9 pm

Art Show: 12 Noon-9 pm on Friday / 
10 am-7 pm on Saturday, and 
12-4 pm on Sunday

The Eighth Annual Northfield Art Show, sponsored by the Paine Mountain Arts Council, will be held January 25-27, 2013 at:
the Brown Public Library, 
93 South Main St, Northfield, Vt. 

Becky Merrilles, photo by Peggy Bingham

Artists who live or work in Northfield and surrounding towns will exhibit a variety of artwork including photography, paintings, pastels, fiber arts, blacksmithing, block prints, basketry and wood carving. This year’s show will be dedicated to renowned artist Becky Merrilees, longtime Northfield resident who died in November. Several of her works will be shown as part of the exhibit.

Heart On Tracks by Jackie Smith

Artists scheduled to exhibit include:  
Bill Barnard, Roy Butler, Sherri Campbell, Jerry Carruba, Frances Sikola Chevalier, Tom Clifford, Madonna Commo, Pamela Druhen, Edward Epstein, Erin Evans, Phyllis Greenway, Phyllis Higgins, Lloyd Klinger, John Knox, Joe LaTulippe, James Lund, Jeneanne Lund, Isabel Weinger Nielsen, Gene Parent, Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams, Jackie Smith and Tamara Wight. 

The event is free and the public is invited.
For more information please contact:
Pamela Druhen at 802-485-9650, or
Isabel Weinger Nielsen at 802-485-8910,

Meowdonna by Isabel Weinger Nielsen

Images:  Photo of Becky Merrilles by Peggy Bingham

(Right) Photo of 2012 Art Show with Frances Sikola Chevalier, Deborah Zuaro and Judith Stallings-Ward.
Background artwork by Fran Chevalier and Robin LaHue - photo by Isabel Weinger Nielsen

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BRATTLEBORO: A Review of "3 Cases and a Carry-on"

"3 Cases and a Carry-On"
Dianich Gallery
December 21-29, 2012

A Review by Arlene Distler

On December 18, 2013, two very large duffel bags on wheels made their way to Heathrow airport for a trip "across the pond." One weighed the maximum, the other was a few pounds overweight, but both got by baggage check-in thanks to a distracted clerk. The bags were filled with paintings and other art works padded with bubble wrap and clothing packed for the cold weather. This was not a heist.

The artwork making its way to its ultimate destination – the Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, Vt.  – was the collective contribution of 16 artists based in London, UK, who have formed "The Chelsea Collective," for the Chelsea College of Art where all the artists met as graduate students a few years back.

The show was mounted for exhibition in Brattleboro from December 21 through the 29th. Then it was all packed up again and carted back to the UK.

The show, called, logically enough, "3 Cases and a Carry-on," (who knew it could all fit into 2 cases!) is slated to travel to the hometowns of all the artists involved. Besides several towns in England, that also means a trip Portugal, S. Korea, China, Poland, and back to the United States in Chicago and San Francisco.

Black and Blue, by Liz Elton, giclée print
The Brattleboro show featured an amazing range of artistic pursuits. So many different directions in fact, it was almost a sampling of how many ways there are to be an artist in today's very diverse art world. Work ranged from installation (Sarah Pager's Breathing Boxes, two large boxes with an aluminum membrane that mechanically inhales and exhales, all the while exuding a faint sigh) to oil paint on board (Eun Sook Choi's mysterious a sheet of paper) and from the quirky sculptures of Lana Locke's bronze cast and painted banana to the laser-cut paper "shadow box" ("Wartime Pastorale") by Aaron Distler.

Wartime Pastorale by Aaron Distler, laser-cut paper

Besides the above mentioned works, among my personal favorites were Maria Sasetti's graphite drawings divided into tile-size squares, and Will Teather's series of narrative acrylic paintings that come with their own newspaper front-page story.

The Remarkable Disappearing Maudeline Spacks series by Will Teather, acrylic on canvas 

An ambitious undertaking, the artists have all pledged new work for each show. The Lisbon show is planned to be an all-performance art event, thanks to the woman who will be its host, Isabel Pina Ferreira, whose work in Brattleboro was a series of six elegant collages of varying geometric shapes.

Malgorzata Kosak's piece in Brattleboro involved listening to a story on headphones with instructions on scratching a British lottery ticket (there were 20 provided), and hearing the "why and wherefore," having to do with a Gypsy fortune-teller telling her a windfall was coming her way but she would not have a hand in it. (Ms. Kosak almost made back what she spent on the tickets). It was absolutely delightful to be sitting in the quiet of the gallery and suddenly hear a listener come out with a hearty chuckle.

The slate of artists also included: Joe Race (UK), Rebecca Byrne (USA), Mu Tian (China), Jeeti Singh (USA), Anne-Marie James (UK), and Ian Royce Warner (UK).

The enterprise is the idea of Aaron Distler (yes, we are related) and Will Teather whose intention for the show was to literally "bring it all back home," and by so doing acknowledge the roots of each artist's work. It would also be a way to get the work out of the insularity of the urban art world, to "scatter the seeds" and embrace the unknowable consequences. It would seem to be all about cross-fertilization. Inevitably it is also an exercise in creative problem-solving and logistics. And finally, why wait for elusive fame and fortune before having your work travel abroad? It is the idea of "self-publishing" carried to extreme and into the realm of visual arts.

In the process, it has given Brattleboro, a place we like to think of as a creative haven itself, a breath of creative fresh air and a hit of big-world esthetics.

Arlene Distler writes on the arts for local and regional publications. She is based in Brattleboro, Vt.

BURLINGTON: Karla Wozniak paintings & lecture at UVM

Magic Mountain
The Colburn Gallery at UVM

Exhibit: Jan. 14 -Feb. 1, 2013
Artist Talk: Wed., Jan. 30,
at 5:30 pm in Williams 301

Karla Wozniak’'s paintings and works on paper show us the back roads and any-places of the American landscape. Here, the collision of suburban sprawl with the natural world, and the romance of the great American road trip with its shabbier realities, finds its painted equivalent. Wozniak’s audacious color (from harmonic sunsets to toxic sludge and plastic) and playfully rigorous surface structures (from weighty tectonic shapes to light, transparent veils of paint) unfold with all the raucousness of a strip mall development at the edge of a national park. 

For the last eight years, Wozniak has taken a boots-on-the-ground approach to making her work that recalls the photographs of William Eggleston and Robert Adams. With a relentless desire to travel, Wozniak collects snapshots of the passing landscape from the window of her moving Subaru. These images, with their chance croppings and matter-of-fact style, become catalysts for the paintings that archive not one specific moment in today’s landscape, but a broader sense of our time and place.

Images: by Karla Wozniak

Top: Vista, East Tennessee / 2012
Oil on panel / 35 x 35 inches

Bottom: Kingston Pike Arby's, Knoxville / 2011 / Oil on panel / 22 x 24 inches


This event is made possible by the Colburn Visiting Artist and Exhibitions Committee, with additional support from the Mollie Ruprecht Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund.

MONTPELIER: Anne Unangst, Cindy Griffith, & Marcia Hill at Guv's Gallery. P.S. Bring photo ID

In the Eye of the Beholder - Artists:  Anne Unangst, Cindy Griffith and Marcia Hill

Governor's Office Gallery
Pavilion Office Building, 5th Floor
109 State Street, Montpelier, VT

RECEPTION:  January 29th, from 3 - 5 PM at the Governor's Office.
Refreshments will be provided.  Open to the public.

ON EXHIBIT: January - March, 2013 / Monday - Friday; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please NOTE:  Attendees must have a photo i.d. to enter the Pavilion Building.

Local artists Anne Unangst, Cindy Griffith, and Marcia Hill are exhibiting at the Vermont Governor's Gallery January through March, 2013.  Here is a statement about the exhibit:

Have you ever wondered what makes for artistic vision? In “Eye of the Beholder,” every scene in the show is painted by three local artists. Cindy Griffith, Anne Unangst, and Marcia Hill are all fairly representational artists, but each has a unique way of approaching a painting. In this show, there is a small photo of each landscape shown with the three paintings done by each artist that it inspired. It’s an interesting way to see how beauty is truly in the “eye of the beholder.”


WILMINGTON: Gallery Wright Expands in 2013

Gallery Wright, Wilmington’s signature gallery for New England Fine Art is expanding into three new locations. After 11 years at 7 North Main Street, Gallery Wright is moving its primary gallery into a larger more expansive space. Formerly the home of Snow Mountain Jewelry, this new space is located on the western edge of Wilmington Village. Gallery Wright can be found in the charming yellow building next door to The Vermont Bowl Company and John McLeod LTD. This move places Gallery Wright out of the flood plain and harms way, as well as, allowing for many new exciting opportunities.

 The second location is a new satellite space located at the impressive Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. Gallery Wright is thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary endeavor. Don't miss your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this impressive new adventure being brought to the green mountains of Southern Vermont. While you are contemplating your membership options, relax in the wonderful airy space of the Membership Center currently accented with paintings by two of Gallery Wright’s beloved artists, Andy Newman and Ken Dorros. These paintings of rural landscapes and barns would make wonderful additions to your new Haystack home. Visit for more information.

The third is also a new satellite space which is located at the majestic White House Inn, 178 Route 9 East in Wilmington. Under the direction of Head Chef Aaron Mitchell-Patrick and Kat Matos, the farm to table dining experience at the White House Inn is extraordinary. Kat and Aaron are the perfect hosts for this stunning 1915 Victorian mansion on the hill. While staying and dining at the White House Inn, enjoy artist Pam Murphy’s provocative and elegant paintings which now grace this stately Inn.
Visit for more information.

Gallery Wright, under the direction of Mary Therese Wright has long been a destination for artists and art lovers near and far. Wright's keen eye for exceptionally crafted Fine Art has earned the gallery its well deserved reputation as a must see for collectors of new emerging and mid career New England artists. As gallery director, a State of Vermont Teaching Artist, printmaker and creative community organizer, Mary Therese Wright is launching exciting new creative opportunities in her new spaces. Moving the Fine Art space is only the first step in this intriguing new venture.

To stay connected to the amazing happenings of this gallery, please register at for email newsletter updates and follow them on their blog at

The new Gallery Wright space will be open for business at 103 West Main starting February 2nd, Thursdays through Mondays 11-6. 

Until then, you can still find Gallery Wright at 7 North Main, Friday through Monday from 11-6 and reached by phone at 802-464-9922.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

MONTPELIER: Amy Lee's photographs "NYC 1998 - 2012”

Currently on Exhibit at Green Bean Visual Art Gallery @ Capitol Grounds

American Flag, Coney Island by Amy Lee

Reception: Friday, February 1, 2013 
during Montpelier Art Walk 
(Artist will not be present)

Exhibit continues through February 2nd, 2013
Green Bean Visual Art Gallery 

@ Capitol Grounds, Montpelier, VT

The photographs on exhibit at Green Bean Visual Art Gallery in January were taken in Manhattan between 1998 and 2012 by Montpelier resident Amy Lee.

Central Park Tunnel by Amy Lee 

Men at Work on Mott Street by Amy Lee
For more information visit:
Fans-of-Green-Bean-Visual-Arts-Gallery on Facebook
or email:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

BURLINGTON: Jane Ann Kantor at Daily Planet

Fly by Jane Ann Kantor
Painter Jane Ann Kantor is back at it - this time at The Daily Planet.

On exhibit from from January 1 through the end of March, 2013. New paintings (including those posted here) on exhibit.

Date of the artist reception TBA.
In the meantime, you can drink or eat and look at the art.

Bar opens daily at 4pm
Dinner served daily:

Sun-Thurs, 4-9 pm
Fri & Sat, 4-10 pm

Contact: 802.862.9647

Directions & Parking:
The Daily Planet is conveniently located on Center St. just one block East of the Church Street Marketplace between College and Bank Streets.

Park on the street for free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday, or take advantage of 2 hours of free parking at any public garage (the largest one is 1/2 block away on Bank Street).

Consider Flight by Jane Ann Kantor

MANCHESTER CENTER: Paintings by Katherine Buchmayr

Equinox Village and the Greater Manchester Arts Council present the work of artist Katherine Buchmayr.

Reception: Thurs., January 17, 2013  - 5:30 pm with live music & hors d'oeuvres
Exhibit continues until Monday, February 18

Buchmayr seeks to capture the serenity of the Green Mountains, the warmth of the sunshine, coolness of shadows and reflections of light in her joyful paintings.

Enjoy an evening of art, live music and hors d’oeuvres co-hosted by Equinox Village and the Greater Manchester Arts Council at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Equinox Village. The exhibit, titled Here & There, is free and open to the public. Call Ashley at (802) 362-4061 to R.S.V.P.

Buchmayr has been sketching and painting since she was a child and has taken numerous art and craft courses over the years. When Buchmayr moved back to Vermont full time in 2000, she started taking painting classes at the Southern Vermont Arts Center working in acrylics and oils. A love of Vermont and New England and a fascination with light are what inspire her paintings. Buchmayr is well-known for her Dorset landscapes and enjoys painting both farm animals and pets.

Buchmayr has had solo exhibitions at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Dorset Library, Dorset Then and Now, Northshire Medical Center and the Village Fare, and has also exhibited at the Spiral Press Café and the Stratton Arts Festival.

The exhibit at Equinox Village will remain on display from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily until Monday, February 18, 2013.

Equinox Village is a vibrant independent living community situated on eleven pristine acres in the heart of the Green Mountains’ rich cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Greater Manchester Arts Council, Inc., a regional arts organization, is committed to engaging community in creative partnerships that enhance life-style and long-term economic stability.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Brenon Jowett

Equinox Village
49 Maple Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-4061

Friday, January 11, 2013

WAITSFIELD: 12 Fiber Artists "Intertwined"

Marilyn Gillis - "Inner Conversations 3"
January 7 through March 9, 2013
Curator: Pam Druhen
The Festival Gallery

Waitsfield, VT

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont presents “Intertwined,” a collection of new work from 12 of Vermont’s premier fiber artists from January 7 through March 9.  The creations that make up “Intertwined” are rooted in time tested materials and techniques and are informed by the 21st Century.  The cumulative work of 24 hands, years of experience and expertise in the fiber medium, and unlimited imagination, this special exhibit takes Sculptural Knitting, Weaving, Knotting, Fabric Collage, Quilting, Felting and Basketry to new levels.

Northfield fiber artist and “threadpainter” Pam Druhen has curated this exhibit for the Valley Arts Foundation.  “ ‘Intertwined’ is a curator’s dream, and in many ways it is also an artist’s dream,” says, Pam Druhen. “As an artist it is always an adventure to go to the next level, to push through where we have been and enter uncertain territory.  Creating work that is a result of that exploration and exhibiting it is exciting and daunting all at once.  “Intertwined” is a body of work which represents that exploration.”

Karen Henderson - "Reverie"

Rae Harrell - " The Solution" - mixed media on board
Twelve fiber artists from Vermont are represented, each with their own unique style and technique.  Their works interpret subject matter as diverse as landscapes, still life and florals, while sculptural pieces range from baskets, hats and abstract creations.  The artists are: Marsha Chase, Pam Druhen, Elizabeth Fram, Christine Fries, Marilyn Gillis, Rae Harrell, Karen Henderson, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Rachel Kahn,Dianne Shullenberger, David Stearns and Tamara Wight.

“The works literally jump off the walls at you,” says Karen Nevin, Executive Director. “We are excited to be presenting this extraordinary show that reveals fiber in a completely different light. A basket is twisted with paper or wire, a weaving looks like a pastel painting or seed pearl snowflakes fall upon a thread-painted Round Barn.  There is even a sailboat rising from the pages of a book as if on a roiling sea!  Each artist has used fiber in traditional ways to reveal unconventional themes, or conversely used untraditional “fibers” to create something very recognizable.”

The techniques of each artist are tried and true, honed after hours of practice and years of working with them.  Each stands alone as an artist yet is intertwined in their exploration of fiber as a medium.  They are rooted in the traditions of fiber, yet each artist has gone far beyond the utilitarian concepts originated and commonly accepted as part of the medium.  The artists of “Intertwined” have entered a world which walks a fine line between what history names as fiber, what is perceived by the public to be fiber and the innovative materials and techniques available now.  The medium continues to grow and change as new work is created.  There are as many layers to this body of work as there are in each artist’s individual personality.

“Let the work speak to you.” said Gary Eckhart, President of the Valley Arts Foundation, which runs the Festival Gallery.  “Let the excitement and innovation catch you by surprise.  This is fiber at its best!”

Tamara Wight - "Three"
“Intertwined” will run through March 9th at  
The Festival Gallery, located at #2 Village Square next to the Tempest Book Store. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10-4 pm and Saturdays from 10-3:30 pm.  For more information call 802-496-6682 or go to

Photos included are:

Marilyn Gillis - "Inner Conversations 3" (detail) - 

paint, print, dye, silk paper, felt
Karen Henderson - "Reverie" - 
hand woven linen, cotton chenille, silk, cotton gauze, dye painting, shibori and hand stitching.
Rae Harrell - " The Solution" - mixed media on board
Tamara Wight - "Three" - Wood, reed, copper, rice paper, watercolor

UPPER VALLEY: Vermont Water Color Society at DHMC

Opening reception: January 17, 4:30-6 pm
January 17 - March 2, 2013
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments served.

New England Patterns - 27 x 39 - watermedia - Jeanne Maguire Thieme
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)
Chilcott Lounge, Level 4,
Rubin Building
Lebanon, N.H.
(603) 650-6187

The Show will continue to run until March 2, 2013.

This non-juried show by current members of the Vermont Watercolor Society includes original works of art painted with water-soluble media that reconstitutes with water: (transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor pencil, watercolor sticks & watercolor inks).

A gallery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Image: New England Patterns by Jeanne Maguire Thieme

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BURLINGTON: "Watercolor Gone Wild" at UVM

Kathleen Berry Bergeron - Sunflower Surprise
The Vermont Watercolor Society Burlington/St Albans Hub presents a show and sale, "Watercolor Gone Wild," at UVM's Davis Center, 4th floor, Burlington.
Dec 10, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013.

Image: Kathleen Berry Bergeron - Sunflower Surprise

MORRISVILLE: Abstract Paintings by Lisa Forster Beach

Opening Reception February 7, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit runs: February 7 - March 25, 2013
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present an exhibit of abstract paintings by Lisa Forster Beach, NWS, VWS February 7 March 25 at the River Arts Center in Morrisville.  There will be an opening reception on February 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  In conjunction with the exhibit, Beach will lead a one session painting design workshop Saturday, February 9, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the River Arts Center, pre-registration is required. 

Lisa Forster Beach is an award winning artist living in Stowe, Vermont. She is widely recognized for her drawings, as well as her acrylic and watercolor paintings. Represented in this body of work, are Beach's responses to her environment, experiences, impressions, and perceptions, both seen and felt.  Beach builds up many layers of transparent paint in her paintings, the layers relating conceptually to the layers present in the Earth, body, and consciousness.

In addition to many solo shows, Beach's work has been accepted in numerous group and national exhibitions.  She was honored with signature membership in  the National Watercolor Society in 1986.  Her background includes a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology, a BS degree in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and study with many master painters.  She is acclaimed for her teaching, which includes watercolor workshops, internationally, nationally, and regionally, art museum classes, college courses, public school, Elderhostel, and classes in her Stowe Hollow Studio.

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

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

For off hours, please call River Arts:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHESTER: Artist Talk by Johanne Durocher Yordan at VT ICA

WRJ: Winter Workshops in Printmaking at TRPS

Sign up now for one of our winter workshops. Call 802-295-5901 or email
Resolve to make art in 2013!
American Express - Etching 12" x 24" by Brian Cohen
Solarplate Printing with Sheri Tomek
Friday, January 11, 10 am–4 pm
$95 plus $25 materials fee. Beginners to advanced.
A solarplate is a light-sensitized, steel-backed polymer used as an alternative to hazardous techniques. It is a simple, safe, and fast approach to etching and relief printing without using grounds, acids, or solvents. It is exposed with UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. We can work on transparencies with opaque materials, or scan and manipulate photographs or artwork, then print on transparencies. Next, the plate is exposed, developed, and printed. We will experiment with a variety of printing techniques.
Monotype Madness with Lois Beatty
Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20, 10 am–4 pm
$195 plus $20 materials fee. Beginners to advanced.
Monotypes can help dispel the gloom of a northern New England winter. This is a direct and unfussy entrée to printmaking, with special appeal to painters. Loosen up with bright, light colors and a variety of textures. Using multiple, thin, Plexiglas plates, you can try out different color and mark combinations, and experiement with layering your imagery.
Printing with Found Imagery with Rachel Gross
Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 10 am–4 pm
$195 plus $25 materials fee. Beginners to advanced.
In this workshop we will explore various “lo-fi” transfer techniques for incorporating found imagery in prints. Techniques to be covered include solvent transfers, paper litho, and transfer etchings. These techniques lend themselves to montage, collage and layering. No experience necessary.
Monotypes for Kids with Patty Castellini
Saturday class: February 23, 10 am–4 pm
$95 plus $20 materials fee. Ages 10 to 15. No experience necessary.
Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints that can be a lot of fun! Students will work on Plexiglas plates, rolling and drawing into water-based inks, using stencils, plant material, and other textures. Your imagination is the limit!
Basic Etching with Brian Cohen
Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, 10 am–4 pm
$195 plus $20 materials fee. Beginners to advanced.
This course will guide students in creating interpretative and expressive artwork in intaglio printmaking. We will review the basic processes of preparing a plate and using acids safely and will explore line work in hard ground, the oldest acid etching technique. We’ll explore the role of line in developing an image, including building up a sense of light from cross-hatching, and repeated marks in the ground. Each plate will be completed in two states, enhancing the image through the application of a second ground. Participants will complete an edition of prints, emphasizing a variety of approaches including selective wiping.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio supports working artists in their exploration of both traditional and experimental printmaking. Through workshops, lectures and exhibits, we encourage interest in the art and history of the fine arts print - for the general public as well as for artists.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio
85 North Main Street, Suite 160
White River Junction, VT 05001

Saturday, January 5, 2013

GRAFTON: Group Show at Gallery North Star

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Exhibit runs: December 8, 2012 through January 21, 2013

by Stefan Pastuhov
Gallery North Star presents "Winter Whites," a group show featuring over 20 artists celebrating the beauty of the season.

The gallery will be showcasing oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels along with collage and mixed media works. Styles range from the contemporary impressionism of Craig Mooney and the abstract realism of Paul Stone to the photorealism of Robert Steinem; from the bold collage works of Mariella Bisson to the tranquil luminescent canvases of James Urbaska; from the plein aire New England oils of Stefan Pastuhov to the expressive pastels of Robert Carsten.

by Mariella Bisson

Gallery North Star, located in historic Grafton, Vermont, is dedicated to presenting a diverse selection of work by Vermont's and New England's finest artists in a unique setting.

"Road Through The Village, Winter", by Susan Abbott (oil on linen/panel, 24"x36")
Gallery North Star
151 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
For more information:
(802) 843- 2465

ESSEX JCT: Rare Earth, a juried exhibit at Darkroom Gallery

Rare Earth

Artists' Reception: January 13 at 4:30 pm
Exhibition:  January 10 - February 3, 2012

Darkroom Gallery
12 Main Street, Essex Jct., VT

Juror: William Neill

Juror's Choice: "Antarctica Portal" by Paul M. Murray

Juror's Statement: The photography submitted for the Rare Earth competition was a pleasure to review. The work as a whole showed a strong sensitivity to the wondrous qualities of our planet. The styles of capture and post-processing varied greatly, some straightforward in technique, and other highly interpretive. I appreciate any technique that communicates both the emotion of the artist and a sense of place. My initial editing removed photographs that I felt had technical issues, whether in composition, exposure or post-processing. I also focused intently on how I felt the image fit the theme of Rare Earth.

In the later half of my decision-making process, I found it very difficult to narrow down to the required number as I became attached to many more photographs than made the final selections. All of the images were viewed many times over many days of studying the submissions.

Being a landscape photographer myself for 38 years, I was very pleased to see the range of ideas and emotion expressed in the submissions about this Earth. All of them showed a deeply felt value for, and connection to, the land. The high degree of creativity in how photographers are approaching the genre stylistically was encouraging, as was that I saw very few clichés. Whether your photographs made the final cut or not, please continue to photograph and share your work, stay connected with nature and aware of our impact on the landscape so that our children’s children will live on a healthier Earth.

William Neill
Ahwahnee, California

Darkroom Gallery
12 Main St.
Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
Open Every Day (11:00-16:00)
802) 777-FOTO ; (802) 777-3686

For a full list of honorable mention photographs:

CALL For Submissions: Darkroom Gallery


DEADLINE January 9th 2013 Midnight EST
 Juror: Seth Resnick

There is infinite potential for an exhibition such as this, which crosses subject, theme, and genre; we are equally enthusiastic to see realism and abstraction, and the not-so-gray areas that balance between. There is also limitless possibility for your choice of color story: every hue, tint, and shade applies, where it is used to characterize, describe, communicate and celebrate your subject or concept.

From The Darkroom Gallery: 

 All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image and People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.  We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.

See the Darkroom Gallery's Web site for more details:


Drama on Luce Hill - pastel
Exhibit: January 6 through February 3, 2013
Three Mountain Café

"Seen in Vermont," shows the essence of four seasons in plein air paintings of oil and pastel by the Vermont artist Jan Ghiringhelli.

Ghiringhelli captures fresh local subjects of field and stream generally found off the beaten path.

Sept 1st Yellow Light - pastel

After Heavy Rain - pastel
About the artist
Jan Ghiringhelli is a plein air painter working in multiple elements of pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. She currently has memberships in the Vermont Pastel Society, the Art Resource Association, Studio Place Arts, the Northern Vermont Art Association, and is a member of the Bryan Gallery. For additional images and information about her work, contact:
Vermont Pastel Society


Three Mountain Café
107 Mad River Green
(off Route 100)
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Open Weekdays: 7 am to 5 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: till 2 pm

RUTLAND: Rainbow Cattle Co. Exhibit at Chaffee

Grand Opening 
& Exhibit: 
January 11, 2013, 5-7pm
at the Chaffee Art Center's new downtown location at:
75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT.
See below for more details.

The Chaffee Art Center is announcing its new exhibit AND new downtown location!  Join us for our grand opening reception January 11, 2013 from 5-7pm at our new downtown Chaffee located at 75 Merchants Row in Rutland, VT.

Our new show entitled Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co. features gorgeous black & white photographs taken of drag queens during their preperation for performances. For two years photographer Evie Lovett captured an intimate view of this transformation, spending countless hours backstage at this rural gay bar in Dummerston, VT, just north of Brattleboro. This exhibit also features audio excerpts from interviews conducted by Greg Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center and Evie herself. Let your hair down and come enjoy a great show of stunning photographs and outrageous creativity!

The show was organized by the Vermont Folklife Center and made possible by a grant from the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and in collaboration with RU12? and Outright Vermont. It will travel to all fourteen counties of Vermont - do not miss this exciting show at Chaffee Downtown!

The show will be on exhibit January 11 - February 9, 2013.
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