Thursday, February 28, 2013

CALL TO ARTISTS: New City Galerie in Burlington accepting submissions

DEADLINE: Monday, March 18

ECOLOGIES: Featuring Brian Collier

New City Galerie is accepting submissions for its April show centered around environmental and ecological education and justice. All media are accepted. In particular, we are looking for pieces that highlight the problems and opportunities that urbanization creates for ecological development. We are especially interested in work focused on local issues here in Vermont, but we are open to national or international projects as well.

Our centerpiece exhibit with Brian Collier draws attention to the mini- habitats that can spring up even in the midst of large scale urban or suburban development. His purpose is to show the tenacity and resilience of native animal and plant life to survive and thrive when even small pockets of earth are allowed to go wild in our midst.


Submit artwork by Monday, March 18th. We will finalize our selection by Tuesday, March 19th.

There are two ways to submit artwork:
1. send digital images of your artwork directly to OR
2. share larger files (e.g., audio/video recordings) with using Dropbox or Google Drive.

If you have problems submitting artwork, questions, etc., please contact us at
For the full press release, click here:

And for more about New City Galerie, click here:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BURLINGTON: Art Walk | First Friday, March 1, 2013

Preview of March’s First Friday Art Walk
40 Venues. All organized geographically by Art Map Burlington. Kudos, as usual! 

Who can resist a preview of First Friday Art Walk? Take a tour and plan your rounds - be strategic so you can cover more territory. Or work it around your favorite watering holes.

see Willow Bascom’s “World Folk Art” (image above) at Pine Street Deli



Exhibit: July 26th - September 7, 2013
Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2013
Art Using books as a material/format
This juried show looks to explore this idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point.

The broad theme of “UNBOUND~VOL III” encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a “book” is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore these ideas of “the book” and all the ways artists use its format as a stepping off point or as a material to explore new ideas. Cash Prizes.

Submissions must be postmarked by mail or emailed by June 15, 2013 with $30 entry fee. This show is open to artists 18 and older working in New England and New York. Open to all 2D and 3D, installation, and assemblage artists.

Visit or call 802-457-3500 for more information.

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery
1206 VT Route 12, Mount Tom Building
Woodstock, VT 05091
802.457.3500 (P) 802.457.1115 (F)

MONTPELIER: "Liberata" by Sanam Erfani at Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery

March 1-31, 2013 
Reception: Saturday, March 2, from 4–6 p.m. 

Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to exhibit Sanam Erfani’s “Liberata.” This collection of work invokes the ephemeral inspiration life offers us each day. Sanam’s photographs are a collection of digital imagery and photography mixed with various mediums: cardboard, ink, pens, and colored pens.

“Liberata” is the freedom that arrives from expression through heartfelt drawings and raw intimate portrait photography.

Please join us for an opening reception on March 2nd from 4-6pm. On view through March 2013.

"Liberata” March 1-31, 2013
Green Bean Visual Art Gallery @ Capitol Grounds
Montpelier, VT

For more information visit: 'Fans of Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery' on facebook

Images by Sanam Erfani: FlowerChild (top left), Wooster (middle, left), and Hearts in Atlantis (middle, right), Vibrata (bottom, left).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CALL TO ARTISTS: Hartness Library at VTC seeks artists

The Hartness Library is seeking artists. The Hartness Library is located at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. We have a small gallery space available and are interested in featuring the work of Vermont artists. We are currently looking for exhibits to begin in August 2013 and after.

Artists wishing to exhibit their work in the gallery should submit examples of their work in either of the following ways:
Hartness Library
Email to or mail a cd or flash drive to:

Hartness Library
Vermont Technical College
1 Main Street
Randolph Center, VT  05061

Policies of the Hartness Library Gallery: (more detailed policies will be sent upon request)

1. Four weeks prior to the opening of an exhibition, the lender/artist must submit an artist’s statement, resume and two images for publicity purposes.

2. Two weeks prior to the opening, the lender/artist must submit a list of titles and estimated dollar value of the item(s) to be displayed (see the Exhibition List form). All paperwork must be filed prior to the arrival of the item(s) of art. A title submitted with an excessive value may be excluded from the exhibition at the discretion of the Library Director.

3. The artist is responsible for installation unless otherwise arranged and agreed upon. All artwork must be hung by wire from the steel hanging rack. Artwork or signage may not be taped to walls or wood surfaces. If tape is needed for labels, it must be of the removable variety. The gallery must be left in the condition it was found in. 

4. The library will handle the following publicity for the exhibitions; write press releases for the local newspaper, produce and post flyers for the campus community, post an announcement on the college’s website and information will be published in campus media materials. Announcements and information concerning upcoming exhibits will be sent to the local media and to the appropriate community calendars or gallery listings. A personal postcard or invitation is the responsibility of the individual lender/artist.

5. Opening events are encouraged, but not required.

For more information, please contact the library at: or 802-728-1237

RANDOLPH: “Memories of Unconscious Nothing” By Lit Tyler

February 10 - May 31, 2013 

 Our current exhibit, “Memories of Unconscious Nothing," features the photographs of Montpelier artist Lit Tyler. His work will be on display at the Hartness Library through May 31, 2013.

Lit Tyler is the Director of Institutional Research at Vermont Technical College and has been with the college since 2008. Born in the bone-chilling arctic winds of Franz Joseph Land, Lit Tyler came to New York as a stowaway on a large commercial liner in 1909. Quickly finding success in the world of professional wrestling, he is, perhaps, better known by his alias, world renowned lucha-libre wrestler El Berzerko Fantastico. For more information and to view more of Lit’s photos, please visit his website at:

 For directions or more information, please contact us at:
802-728-1237 or

The Hartness Library is located at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. We have a small gallery space available and are interested in featuring the work of Vermont artists. We are currently looking for exhibits to begin in August 2013 and after.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CHESTER: VT ICA Presents "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"

This is a must-see film. Vermont ICA presents films followed by a discussion with conversationalist John Bliss.

WINOOSKI: Heron Dance Wild Nature Art Gallery Opens

Opening: Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.
Heron Dance Wild Nature Art Gallery

Music for the grand opening will be performed by The Hardscrabble Hounds and Helen Hummel. Food and refreshments will be available.

The opening exhibit will feature Roderick MacIver’s original watercolors and acrylic ink paintings of wild nature. Rod lives in a cabin deep in the Adirondack woods and is focused on creatively expressing gratitude for the gift of life and the beauty and mystery of the natural world. His paintings are inspired by his life in the woods.

“I’ve traveled a lot in my life, mostly along the fringes of our culture, mostly in the woods and on wild waters,” said Roderick MacIver. “Heron Dance is about what I’ve learned and what I still search for. The new gallery opens a public window into my artwork and books.”

Located at 45 Main Street, Winooski, VT (on the central traffic circle, look for the large flag near the door), the new gallery has large white walls reaching up to 24ft high ceilings. Floor to ceiling western facing windows soak the gallery in the afternoon sunlight. In Winooski's revitalized downtown, about a mile from downtown Burlington.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

RUTLAND: Brian Sylvester, Johanne Durocher Yordan, Richard Weis, & Katherine Langlands

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5-8 pm
Chaffee Downtown Art Center
75 Merchant's Row (across from Three Tomatoes)
Rutland, VT

Juried Chaffee Artists Members exhibit featuring a select group of artists. This year Chaffee is excited to announce Brian Sylvester, Johanne Durocher Yordan, Richard Weis, and Katherine Langlands as featured artists.

Exhibit Continues to March 23, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CRAFTSBURY COMMON: Call to Artists in Vermont!

Call to Artists from The Art House!


The Art House is calling all artists who would like to show in our gallery in 2013!!

Artists wishing to exhibit their work in the gallery should submit:
  * Five to eight works in digital format
  * JPEG, TIFF, Photoshop, and PDF formats are acceptable
  * Images should be high resolution and clearly show the artist's work
  * A list of titles, medium, and size for each piece

How to Submit
Submissions may be made by:
  * Email to
  * Mail a cd or thumb drive to The Art House, PO Box 85, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
  * Drop the digital portfolio off at The Art House at 1376 North Craftsbury Road, 
on weekdays 8 am - 2 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm

Deadline for submission is February 15, 2013.

Criteria for exhibiting in the gallery:
  * The Artist's primary residence must be in Vermont
  * The work must be submitted by the artist, not by a friend or agent
  * The artwork must be original or a fine art reproduction
  * All artwork must be ready to exhibit and have a hanging apparatus on the back
  * Sculpture may be considered, but it must be able to be exhibited in the gallery
  * Artists must be able to be present for the opening and are strongly encouraged to make a First Friday Art Talk presentation at their opening about their body of work


The Art House Gallery, Studio & School
1146 North Craftsbury Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
(802) 586-2545

Open Hours:
Friday and Saturday 10:30 - 3:30 pm
Always by appointment
Classes as scheduled

Please email with questions about this call to artists.

Monday, February 4, 2013

PLAINFIELD: Central Vermont Arts - Open Meeting!

Taking Shape!

February 9, 2013

Pratt Well at 
Goddard College
Central Vermont Arts is hosting an open annual meeting and invites you to join us!
Annual Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Pratt Well at Goddard College

CVA is interested in providing studio, gallery and performance space for local, national and international artists through the eventual use of the three Design Buildings on the Goddard College Campus and the Plainfield Town Hall / Opera House.
We hope you will join us on February 9th to explore shaping CVA by becoming part of this growing arts organization.  
For more information please contact Janice Lloyd or Meg Hammond

Our Mission
To provide an unique infrastructure for enriching the local economy through community engagement and intentional, lifelong learning with a holistic, creative edge that supports appreciation and incubation of the arts. 

TUNBRIDGE: "American Wilderness and Habitats," by artist Joan Hoffmann

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, from 2-4 p.m. 
The public is invited.  

Tunbridge by Joan Hoffmann
American Wilderness and Habitats: Oils and Watercolors,
a solo show by Royalton, Vt., artist Joan Hoffmann, will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from January 28, 2013 until 
March 22, 2013.

Tunbridge Public Library
289 Route 110
Tunbridge, VT
Contact librarian Jean Wolfe at
802-889-9404 for more information. Directions and library hours
are below.

Joan Hoffmann's Artist's Statement:
I'm a wilderness landscape oil painter, advocate and adventurer in the American West. My impressionistic landscapes in oil and watercolor reflect a life in the landscape. I work to preserve the landscape I paint.

World's Fair Grounds by Joan Hoffmann

Joan Hoffmann's Bio:
I'm a native Californian and in the early 1960's, I began backpacking and outdoor painting. I have been an advocate and activist for wilderness. I through-hiked five hundred miles of the Colorado Trail in 1999 for my fiftieth birthday. In 2000, I walked across California from Pt Reyes to Squaw Valley-the Discovery Trail, painting habitats. I rafted and painted two hundred forty miles on the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2006, 2009. I lecture on History of American Landscape Painting, National Parks and Public Lands. I celebrated with an art show in Steamboat Springs, CO, “Forty years Painting Routt County.”

I teach Painting Classes and Mentor Experienced Painters in reaching their goals and career choices; AVA in Lebanon, NH, Pt Reyes Seashore Field Institute in CA and Plein Air Painting in the Red Desert, Wyoming Wilderness Assoc., Studio South Royalton, Vermont

Tunbridge Public Library
289 Route 110
Tunbridge, VT
Contact librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.

Directions: The library is in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14.

Hours: 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.

KILLINGTON: Paedra Bramhall “A Searching Mind: The Many Transitions of Paedra"

Opening Reception: February 15, 2013 at Killington Arts Guild, 4-7 pm
Come and meet the artist Paedra Bramhall at the opening reception.

Paedra Bramhall's 2011 exhibit at AVA Gallery
A retrospective of 43 years of Creating Art  
Transfigured Collages. Ink Paintings.
Sculpture in Bronze and in Hand-Blown Glass.
Blown Art Glass.

Feb.10 through May 12, 2013 - Killington Arts Guild New Gallery Show “A Searching Mind: The Many Transitions of Paedra” the First Retrospective exhibition of Transfigured Collages, Ink Paintings, Sculpture in Bronze and in Hand-Blown Glass and Blown Glass Interiors by Paedra Bramhall. 

Daily from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Killington Arts Guild
2363 Route 4

Killington, VT 05751

Directions: upstairs Gallery at Base Camp Outfitters/Cabin Fever Gifts o
Route 4, across from the base of the Killington Road
Killington VT. 
For information call Sally Curtis at 802-422-3852.

Free and open to the public.

To contact Paedra directly: or call: 802-672-5141

WHITE RIVER JCT: February Free Printmaking Demos at TRPS

At Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction
Throughout the month of February! Free Demos on Wednesday & Saturdays!

Lois Beatty working on a monotype

What is printmaking?

We'll show you!
With our new exhibit, Print and Process, a behind-the-scenes look at prints by TRPS artist members. Show runs February 1 through Wednesday, February 27, 2013 
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st, 5-8pm.
Also throughout the month TRPS artist members will demonstrate a variety of printmaking techniques. Please drop in for one of these free demos!
Saturday demos, 11am-12pm
2/2 Woodblock relief: Lili Mayor 
2/9 Monotype: Lois Beatty 
3/2 Collagraph: Sheryl Trainor
Wednesday demos, 11am-12pm
2/6 Drypoint on plexiglas: Nancy Wightman 
2/13 Chine collĂ©: Rachel Gross 
2/20 3-D Printing, constructing with prints: Sue Schiller 
2/27 Soft ground etching: Rachel Gross 
3/6 Solarplate printing: Sheri Hancock-Tomek
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio
85 N Main St #160
White River Junction, Vermont 05001

BURLINGTON: Hal Mayfield "Subversive.." at Amy Tarrant Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8 from 5:30 - 8 pm
Mark Your Calendar: Special Event on First Friday, April 5 at 6:30 pm