March 4th-March 17th, 2017
Twinfield High School Student Art Exhibit
The secondary art program at Twinfield Union School provides opportunities for students to participate in traditional art classes and independent experiences in a studio environment. Some of the art students create personalized learning experiences through the Renaissance program. No matter which path a student takes, art experiences at Twinfield emphasize visual problem solving, independent decision making, risk taking and creative and critical thinking. Students engage in self-reflection and critique to learn to convey artistic intent from creator to viewer. The exhibit includes photography, drawings and paintings.
Opening Reception Thursday, March 9th 5:00-7:00 pm
The Cat's Window by Joan Smith
March 21th - April 28th, 2017
Northern VT Art Association Member Show
The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in 1931 by Burlington, VT artist Harold Sykes Knight. Knight wanted himself and his fellow artists to have more opportunities to exhibit their work. One of the first members was the famous artist and illustrator Maxfield Parish. The NVAA currently has over 100 members and is open to any visual artist working in any medium, principally those living in the northern half of Vermont. The mission of the organization is "to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of creative art".
Opening Reception Thursday 3/23 5-7:00 PM
April 28th -May 26th, 2017
Pastel Society Show
May 27th June 30th, 2017
Professional Photographers Association
July 1-July 29th, 2017
Essex Art League Member Show
July 29th -September 2nd, 2017
Art Resource Association Member Show
Art Walk September 1st
September 6th - October 27, 2017
Paletteer's of Vermont Member Show
October 28th -December 30th, 2017
Local Artists Holiday Pop Up Art Shop
Past Exhibit Schedule
January 14th - March 3rd, 2017
Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Member Show
Opening Reception and Art Walk Presentation Friday 2/3 6:00 PM
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
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.
An Exhibition of New Deal Era Fine Art
September 20th through November 11, 2016
The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce a large exhibit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal art collection along with a satellite show at the Central VT Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, VT). The WPA exhibit dates are September 20th through November 11, 2016 with a celebratory opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm and a closing reception at the CVMC on Thursday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The Gallery's WPA exhibit will highlight many works from the outstanding collection of paintings and prints from the Gallery's collection which includes 90 pieces of artwork and more than 100 WPA era works including Vermont artists. Some of the artwork has not been exhibited in many years. The Gallery is the sole repository for the State of Vermont for the WPA artwork that employed many out of work artists across the United States during the Great Depression.
The WPA highlights social resistance art work from the 1930's and 1940's. This was a period of time in America's history where industrialization and economic development failed; leaving millions of Americans out of work and destitute. The period called the "Great Depression" was the deepest and longest lasting economic downturn of the Western Industrialized world. The WPA was developed to put Americans, including artists, back to work. The T.W. Wood Gallery's WPA collection spotlights a dramatic moment in American history as the nation struggled and sparked relief projects to help create a new economy. This was a convulsive time in American history and WPA artists were required to stay within their state and to portray local subjects, which offer a diverse portrail of life in the United States from this period. The Gallery will host a series of free lectures at the Gallery about the WPA.
1. Thursday, September 29th, 12:00-1:00 pm. The T.W. Wood Gallery and the Federal Art Collection with Artist and Educator Phillip Robertson - The history of the T.W. Wood Gallery and the acquisition of the Federal Art Collection of the Works Progress Administration.
2. Friday October 7 at 7:00 pm. Art During the 1930's and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with Art Historian Debbie Tait. Learn about the history of the WPA and its artists and the uniqueness of the program and the times the art depicted.
3. Friday October 21st. at 7:00 pm. Artists and the Works Progress Administration with Artist Billy Brauer. Learn about the WPA and its history and the imagery of the time. Billy will share an introduction of the history of the W.P.A and the imagery of the period. He will focus his presentation on his personal involvement as a print maker with the Associated American Artists Gallery and the WPA artists that he knew.
4. Thursday, November 3rd 7:00 pm. Devin Coleman, Vermont State Architectural Historian will discuss New Deal murals around the state and some New Deal buildings as well. ____________________________________________________________________________
For Artists Learn: How to inventory your work, set up an artistic director and clarify what you want.
For Artistic Executors and Heirs Learn: How to inventory the work, determine what to keep, sell or donate and how to exhibit the work. Workbook Included! At the T.W. Wood Gallery
46 Barre St.
Montpelier, VT (There is no charge for the workshop but space is limited. Preregistration in needed to attend!)
(Coffee, tea and snacks available from 8:30 AM on)
Tuesday July 19th - Friday September 16th
Opening Reception Thursday, July 21st 5:00-7:00 pm
running June 25-July 15 ______________________________________________________________________
May 14-July 15
Opening Reception Thursday May 19th 5:00-7:00 ______________________________________________________________________
running May 14-June 25
Tuesday May 3rd-Friday May 13th
Opening Reception Friday, May 6th 5:00-7:00 pm. Coordinates with Montpelier ArtWalk
Paintings by Cindy Griffith, Masks by Ellis Jacobson and Prints by Phillip Roberts
Friday March 18th - Friday April 30th.
Reception: Thursday April 14th 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 19th through Friday March12th
Opening reception Thursday, January 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
______________________________________________________________________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.