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In the Studio with Mary Bryan. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding, the Bryan Memorial Gallery will be hosting an exhibition entitled “In the Studio with Mary Bryan” in memory of the late founder Alden Bryan’s wife Mary. The exhibition of 100 paintings includes watercolors, oils, collages and egg tempera paintings, painted over a 30-year period in Vermont, Massachusetts, Alaska, the Southwest, England and the Caribbean. Opening May 2 and running through September.  Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville.  Information: or 644-5100.

Call to Artists. Established and emerging artists are invited to submit one or two pieces in any medium on the theme “The Warm Seasons” for a show to be hung in the Jericho Town Hall from May through August 2014. The show is non-juried and you don’t have to live in Jericho, but the subject of all work submitted must have some connection to the town of Jericho. Deadline for registration will be April 15, 2014. For information and registration forms: 899-2974 or

Sand Mandala Painting. Over a period of one week, two Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery will meticulously create a sand mandala of the Buddha of Compassion in the UVM Fleming Art Museum’s Marble Court. Upon completion, the sand mandala will be cast into a body of water, in a gesture that symbolizes the impermanence of existence and the ideal of non-attachment to the material world. The public can watch the construction of the mandala during museum hours and is invited to join us for the dismantling of the mandala in the Marble Court on April 16, at 5 p.m. April 9-16. Information: 656-0750.

FOFA 2014 Call to Artists. For almost three decades the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrated the visual art of Vermont residents with a juried exhibition and art in the windows of participating businesses on and near the Church Street Marketplace.  The juried exhibition is currently hosted by Main Street Landing and is installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery in Historic Union in Burlington. The juried exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts and cash prizes are awarded. An additional cash prize is presented to an artist for the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award. This prize is judged and awarded by the Art’s Alive Board of Directors.  Deadline for application is Monday, April 14.  An application and more details can be found at

Call to Artists.  Think square! Established and emerging artists who live and/or work in the Chittenden East Supervisory Union school district are invited to submit one or two pieces interpreting the square in any medium and in any size.  Exhibit to be hung in the Jericho Town Hall from September through December 2014.  Deadline for registration will be Aug. 15. Contact: or 899-2974.






“Re-Envisioned.” Artist Dianne Shullenberger’s fabric collages and colored pencil drawings never fail to amaze her audience.  She begins a fabric piece with large blocks of color in the background, working toward finer detail, applying smaller pieces one at a time with a hatpin, strategically placing them in the composition.  Manipulation of the fabric by wrinkling, coiling, and pulling threads results in landscape and flora and fauna works that are truly like paintings in every way.  Shullenberger’s other works are colored pencil drawings on black paper, resulting in luminous pastel-like textures, yet with finer detail.  These unique media produce works of incredible and exquisite beauty. Photo id required for admission.  The Governor’s Gallery in the Pavilion Building in Montpelier. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact State Curator David Schutz at 828-5657 or

Fourth Annual Vermont High School Student Photography Exhibit. This exhibition presents a selection of images by students attending Vermont high schools. Bringing together a collection of individual visual voices, these photographs reveal the excitement of an unfolding future as it celebrates life and its many visible and intangible idiosyncrasies. Runs through April 30. Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction.  Information: 777-3686.

“Ice Storm, December 2013.” A Milton Artists’ Guild photography exhibit featuring Walt and Bev Keating’s “The Ice Eagle.” The exhibit will be on display at the new Community Gallery in the Municipal building and the Milton Public Library.  Through April 30. View the icy beauty and glistening contrasts caught on camera by Milton Artists’ Guild members. Info: 893-7860.

Landscape Perspectives, a new exhibition at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, encompasses the works of three Vermont oil painters, Julie A. Davis, Fiona Cooper Fenwick and Jane Neroni.  The show will hang through April 20.

Essex Art League Exhibitions.  Feast your eyes on beautiful oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastels and mixed media artwork created by Essex Art League members.  On display and for sale at the following locations:  Phoenix Books in the Essex Outlet Mall, The Essex Town Offices and a new gallery space at the Unsworth Law Offices.  New work will rotate regularly.  Information:

Work in Progress. Frog Hollow welcomes the Vermont Woodworking School into the gallery for a month long exhibit titled “Work in Progress,” a show of current work by the new collective of craftsmen at the Vermont Woodworking School.  Craftsmen at the Vermont Woodworking School collective are incubating new businesses strongly rooted in the tradition of creating quality, handmade pieces.  Their work varies from objects for everyday use to artistic creations. Come see the artisans work at Frog Hollow on the Marketplace in Burlington. Runs Through April 29.

 “The Hunting Lodge.” Catherine Hall’s latest exhibit brings haunting and subversive hunting trophies of animals and humans with antlers, using 3-D prints, plaster, resin, encaustic and real horns. The works in this exhibition were inspired by a purchase artist Catherine Hall made last year at an antique shop. The purchase was of two small wood plaques from the Black Forest region of Germany, hand carved with oak leaves and acorns upon which were mounted partial skulls and antlers of some kind of small deer. Catherine’s plaster trophies refer to such displays in hunting lodges and museums, with macabre substitutions and combinations like human and animal heads wearing antlers or horns. This brings up new associations in the contemporary usage of the word “trophy” as in “trophy wife” or “trophy child”. Though often amusing on the surface, these forms may bring a darker interpretation associated not only with conspicuous display but also with emotions of anger and sorrow resulting from violence and death. Vintage Inspired, Burlington.  Through April 30.  Information: 355-5418.

 “Abstract Terrains.” Exhibited in the Vermont Metro Gallery, the new commercial gallery space at The BCA Center on Church Street in Burlington.  “Abstract Terrains” features work by Tom Cullins, Elizabeth Nelson, Gary Hall, and Johanne Yordan. The collection of work challenges the conventions of traditional landscapes. Each artist’s personal and emotional connection with the natural world is conveyed through their distinctive exploration of the boundaries between realism and abstraction. This exhibition runs through May 18.

Supercool Glass.  This new exhibition that highlights aesthetic and technological trends of glassmaking at the Pizzagalli Center at Shelburne Museum.  Supercool Glass juxtaposes 19th century objects from Shelburne Museum’s collections with contemporary works by more than a dozen glass artists whose works either reference, evoke or depart from the past. Exhibit runs through May 26. Visit for more information.

ANONYMOUS: Contemporary Tibetan Art. Anonymous seeks to explore the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art.  Fleming Museum, East Gallery, Burlington. Runs through June 23. Contact: 656-2090.

“John Bisbee: New Blooms.” Contemporary sculpture by artist John Bisbee featuring works that are created out of 12-inch bright common nails that are wrought individually and then welded together for the finished form. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum, Shelburne. The exhibition runs through May 26. Info:

“Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults.” Oil portraits of emerging adults are seldom painted in our culture, which relies instead on the more immediate results of photography and video. Yet the moments in which young adults develop their ideas, fully realize their selves, and claim their voices beg for the sustained examination that detailed oil paintings demand. This body of work by artist Kate Gridely honors this transition with life-sized oil portraits and oral portraits of seventeen emerging adults. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington. The exhibit runs through April 24. Contact: 652-4505.

 “Eat: The Social Life of Food.” Exploration of the relationship between people and food through objects, photographs, paintings and writings. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington. Runs through May 18. Contact: 656-2090.