Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main St., Rutland
http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356
Oct 1-Nov 6: Politics: Political Cartoons and College Art. Featuring historical political cartoons from Jon Stewart’s collection and new cartoons by current artists. Nov 9-Dec 9: Surface Expressions. Featuring the fiber arts of Surface Design Association members. Nov 12-13: Rutland Garden Club presents a Standard Flower Show: Inspirations, 12-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Opening Dec 14: Celebration: 2016/2017 All-Member Exhibit.
Crowell Gallery at Moore Free Library
23 West St., Newfane
http://www.moorefreelibrary.wordpress.com, 802 365-7948
Sept 1-29: Susan Wilson and Anna Koloseike, works in clay. Oct 1-29: Richard Bergeron, landscapes in oil and pastel. Nov 1-30: Saxtons River Art Guild show. Opening reception Nov 5, 1-3p.
Gallery in the Woods
145 Main St, Brattleboro
Open daily 11a-5:30p, Sun 12-5p
http://www.galleryinthewoods.com, 802 257-4777
Now showing: Trained as a printmaker, Ayn Hanna creates richly drawn active surfaces, exploring drawing and mark-making, connecting the physical and spiritual. Her textile paintings include layers of fabric combined with thread “drawing” to develop texture and line. Now showing: Tribal art collected from the studios of Mexico’s internationally collected master craftsmen and -women.
151 Townshend Road, Grafton
10a-5p daily (Tuesday by chance)
http://www.gnsgrafton.com, 802 843-2465
Oct 1-31: James Urbaska Solo Show.
100 River St., Springfield, VT
802 885-3061, 802 258-3992, Mon-Fri 9a-5p
Oct 14-April 21: Signs of Life with Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. Opening reception Fri, Oct 14, 5p. The exhibition features the works of husband and wife team Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. Welsh’s collages are made of found materials from art magazines, art books, calendars, and end papers, which are glued with acid-free acrylic medium on birch or mahogany plywood panels that have been prepared with acrylic gesso. “My collages are depictions of what we all take for granted: houses, rooms and their contents. Viewing these scenes evokes memories and fantasies,” she says. Sandes’s paintings look like silk and feel like eggshell. “My glazes and washes are highly translucent. Light can pass through the pigment and bounce off of the white ground. That way the colors can glow,” he notes.
Hall Art Foundation
551 VT Route 106
802 952-1056, http://email@example.com
Thru Nov. Sat, Sun, Wed by appointment. Curated by American artist Joel Sternfeld, works from more than 50 artists are represented in Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, which includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and the world debut of Sternfeld’s video work, London Bridge (2016). In a world overwhelmed by human industry and development, Sternfeld demonstrates how contemporary artists can discover new beauties associated with nature, and in so doing, can invoke a new sense of the sublime. Appointments are available at 11a, 1p, and 3p.
45 Flat St., Suite 1, Brattleboro
Oct 7-30: In-Sight’s 18th Annual Photography Auction & Exhibition: In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program empower youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and to communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures.
281-299 Old W Church Road, Calais
http://www.kentscorner.org, 802 223-6613
Sept 10-Oct 9: The historic Kent Museum in Kent’s Corner, Calais hosts its annual Art at the Kent exhibition, Parables, filling the museum with the paintings, sculpture, and marionettes of Brattleboro-based artists Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes. Their paintings and sculptures evoke magical imagery from fairytales and folklore, the lives of saints, Buddhist parables, the archetypes of Jung and Freud, and many other mystical, folk, and fictional narratives.
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main St., Brattleboro
http://www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com, 802 251-8290
Thru Sept 18: Karen Kamenetzky, Hidden Agenda, hand-dyed fabric hangings, and Jackie Abrams, Elemental Vessels, non-traditional baskets and vessels. Sept 22-Oct 23: David and Michelle Holzapfel, Passaggio, unique wooden furniture and sculpture (David); turned and carved hardwood bowls, vases and vessels (Michelle). Opening Oct 27: Michele Ratté, extraordinary, sensuous 2D and sculptural 3D prints.
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
At Keene State College, Keene, NH
http://www.keene.edu/tsag, 603 358-2720
Thru-Dec 4: Seattle-Havana-Tehran Poster Exhibition. More than 60 recent contemporary arts- and culture-related posters survey contemporary popular culture and cutting-edge design. Thru Oct 20: InCiteful Clay: Contemporary Ceramics and Social Commentary. This selection of 27 ceramics looks at artists who have mustered an age-old medium to issue provocative critiques of current social and political inequities. Thru Oct 20: Artist in Residence: Katharina Rooney. The first in a series of artist-in-residence projects based at the Thorne, this exhibition will include existing pieces, studies for new works, and documentation of the artist’s process and interactions with community members.
Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St., Brattleboro
http://www.vcphoto.org, 802 251-6051
Thru-Oct 2: Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits. Gary Samson is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. His work is in private and public collections including the Currier Gallery of Art, the University of New Hampshire, and the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Oct 7-30: 18th Annual Photography Auction & Exhibition. Please join us as we welcome our next-door neighbors, the In-Sight Photography Project, to our gallery for October for their 18th Annual Photography Auction & Exhibition. Nov: Postage Required: A Mail-Art Exhibition. Features hundreds of postcards and unique mail-art pieces by photographers and artists from around the globe. Dec 2-30: Annual Members’ Holiday Exhibition.