Founded in 1895, the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, Vermont houses a large permanent collection of artwork. In addition to the works of T.W. Wood and many of his artistic colleagues and contemporaries, we are also the repository for Vermont's portion of the Federal WPA collection.
Our mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to central Vermont. We currently have about thirty-six pieces from the Collection on view at the State House.
A lively center for all the Arts, we provide a venue for musical performances, a Summer Art Camp and a variety of lectures.
Rooms are available for rent for your event, presentation, meeting, or class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 262-6035 for further information. See the"Rent the Wood" and "In the Gallery" pages for a few images.
For a link to the historic 1913 catalog of works in the Wood Collection, click here .
What's On in the Wood Gallery
"The European Masters"
Master Copies, Original Work, and Watercolors
by T. W. Wood and Others
.Michael Strauss - Watercolors and Oils
November 15th - January 2017
Opening Reception and ArtWalk presentation Friday December 2nd, 5:00-8:00 pm
A new exhibit "Making Thought Visible" of Vermont artist Michael Strauss's work be shown and available for sale at the Gallery from November 15th, 2016 through January 13th. Michael paints in watercolor, oils, acrylic and pastel & ink and teaches art classes. Michaels paintings are priced at affordable levels and 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the paintings will go to the Gallery.
An opening reception for "Making Thought Visible" is set for Friday December 2nd as part of Montpelier's Art Walk. The evening will begin with music of the Tuesday Woodwind Quintet: Denise Ricker, flute; Ed Linton, clarinet; Kris Hammer, oboe; Lucy Wollaeger, bassoon; Doug Burnham, French horn from 4:30-6:00 pm. A presentation and discussion with Professor Emeritus Michael Strauss and a poetry reading with Professor Tony Magistrale will begin at 6:00 pm about their collaborative work. The presentation and discussion will include the role of visual thinking in observation, reflection, exploration and creation. The value of drawing in solving problems and creating paintings will be considered. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission fee.
Michael began his artistic life drawing the crystals, shells, plants and insects he collected from around his home and from the landscape he explored along the coast and in the Sierras. Michael continues to draw, paint and take photographs of the things that interest him most, the people and places here in Vermont and in his travels around the world.
Michael's paintings from the last decade are brightly colored compositions, mainly in acrylic or pastel and ink with an occasional use of watercolor. His subjects are a mix of natural and constructed forms focusing mainly on landscape and still life. He considers drawing and painting a form of visual reasoning, a powerful and provocative way of learning about the world.
Holiday Pop Up Art Shop The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Bare Street in Montpelier
Announces its annual Holiday Pop Up Gift Shop highlighting local Vermont artists work. The gift shop will open beginning at the Tuesday 11/29/16 through Saturday through 12/24/16. Support the Gallery and local Vermont artists while getting your holiday gift shopping done! Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm.
Local Vermont artists work will include: Phyllis Chase, T-shirts, note cards, prints, coasters, and paintings; Anne Davis - Anne Made cards, prints and notepads in fun colors and images of animals.; Cindy Griffith, striking pastel prints and originals; David Kaczynski/Khaos Jewelry, Beautifully unique contemporary jewelry and accessories inspired from nature and contemporary art forms; Barbara Leber, Barbara's fun and original "Cheap Art' includes paintings and cards; Phillip Robertson, Prints inspired by the natural landscape; Joan Smith , Original art prints and cards and Janice Walrafen, Handmade beautiful colorful pottery tiles.
In addition to the special exhibits, works from the TW Wood Permanent Collection and the Works Progress Administration Collection will also be showing . The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm and by appointment.
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For further information, please call 802-262-6035.
|Many thanks to the Vermont Arts Council
for their continued support