Visual Arts

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild presents its annual Holiday Show, open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 6, in St. Johnsbury. Pictured is “Peace” by Mary Simpson.

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All galleries and museums require masks and social distancing unless otherwise indicated.

Exhibit streaming

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AR Market: “ARTE at AR,” through Jan. 16, featuring Vermont painters Juliana Cassino Fechter, Charles Ryerson and Gabriel Tempesta, Alimentari Roscini Market, 159 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069,

Studio Place Arts: “Celebrate!” through Dec. 29, wide variety of art and craft created by 80 SPA member artists, on all three floors; “Quick Changes at the Quick Change Gallery,” through Nov. 30, interactive installation by Jo John, SPA, 201 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. public hours, 2:30 to 4 p.m. private visits, Tuesday-Friday; noon to 2 p.m. public hours 2:30 to 4 p.m. private visits, Saturday; call to schedule 30 minute private visit.

Bellows Falls

Canal Street Gallery: “Art for All,” through Jan. 23, Seasonal group show features 154 original artworks from 25 local artists in 19 media, many $2-$100, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, 802-289-0104,


Bennington Museum: “Vermont Utopias: Imagining the Future,” through Dec. 28, 25 regional contemporary artists respond to: “What is your vision for the future of Vermont?”; “Our Voices, Our Streets: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski,” through Dec. 31, chronicling events in Bennington 2001-04; Scot Borofsky, through Dec. 31, “Gritty Streets to Green Mountains,” paintings by Brattleboro artist; “(re)Sounding,” through Dec. 31, bringing new life to old instruments; Grandma Moses, ongoing; “Bennington Modernism,” ongoing; “Gilded Age Vermont,” ongoing, wealth and prosperity come to Bennington, 75 Main St., Bennington, 802-447-1571,


Brandon Artists Guild: Holiday Gift Show, through Jan. 24, 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-70,” through Feb. 14, New York artists who absorbed the lessons of Abstract Expressionism yet remained dedicated to figurative painting; “Andy Yoder: Overboard,” through March 6, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990”; “Rachel Portesi: Hair Portraits,” through Feb. 14, tintype photographs of women; “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” through March 6, work of Colombian-born photographer and part-time Vermont resident Federico Pardo; “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions” through March 6, photographs of ice patterns from holes bored by ice fishermen; “Our Storied Landscape: Revealing the Brattleboro Words Trail,” through Feb. 14, drawings for a map by Cynthia Parker-Houghton, Union Station, Main Street (Route 5) and routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, 802-257-0124,

Vermont Center for Photography: 2020 annual Members Exhibition, through Dec. 20, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, 802-251-6051,


BCA Center: “Unprecedented?” through Jan. 30, explores the cultural impact of 2029 since the pandemic; “Clay Mohrman: Radiant Thought,” through Jan. 30, Vermont artist creates an installation in response to emotional processing and anxiety, Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, 802-865-7551,

UVM Fleming Museum: “Reckonings: Fleming,” through May 8, staff reflect on the collection and our current moment, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, 802-656-0750 (info: 656-2090),

Glens Falls, N.Y.

The Hyde Collection: “Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Paintings,” through Jan. 3; “J.S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer,” through Jan. 3, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y., 518-792-1761,


Highland Center: “A Critical Balance,” through Dec. 13, eight New England artists exhibit paintings of species that are listed as endangered, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro, 802-533-9075,


Bryan Memorial Gallery: “Gems and Giants 2020,” through Dec. 20, paintings small and large; “Legacy 2020,” through Dec. 20, new work by popular 2019 artists, 180 Main St., Jeffersonville, 802-644-5100,

Lebanon, N.H.

AVA Gallery: Annual Holiday Exhibition & Sale, Dec. 5-31; “All Shall Be Well Again,” Dec. 5-31, artwork from The Christmas Revels film, 1 Bank St., Lebanon, N.H., 603-448-3117,


Southern Vermont Arts Center: “Women Take Wilson,” extended trough Nov. 29, work by Adrien Broom, Patty Hudak and Chalice Mitchell, Wilson Museum; 2020 All Member Exhibition, through Jan. 31, art reflecting the theme of hope, Yester House, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, 802-362-1405,


Henry Sheldon Museum: “Sculpture Haven,” ongoing, new sculpture by Vermont artists Kat Clear, John Matuzs and Kate Pond, and more, Sheldon Museum Garden, 1 Park St., Middlebury, 802 388-2117, Hours: daylight.


The Front Gallery: “Alice Dodge: Wallflowers,” through Nov. 29, work counter-poses notions of craft with high culture, mass production with creative originality, and pattern with chaos, 6 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-552-0877, Hours (limited occupancy): 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: “The Preparatory Sketches of Thomas Waterman Wood,” through Dec. 24, some of the finest oil studies in the T.W. Wood Gallery’s collection, 35 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-3338, Call for viewing information.

Montpelier City Hall: “Thomas Waterman Wood: A Master Printmaker,” through Dec. 24, etchings from the T.W. Wood Gallery, City Hall Showcases, 39 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-9502,

Vermont History Museum: “WPA Prints from the T.W. Wood Gallery,” through Jan. 9, 37 prints by early and mid-20th century artists including Hazel Jackson, Vermont artist Ronald Slayton, and Raphael Soyer, Vermont Historical Society, 109 State St., Montpelier, 802-828-2291,

T.W. Wood Gallery: 125th Anniversary Celebration, through Dec. 24, “Thomas Waterman Wood and the Landscape,” Nuquist Gallery; “Realism and Narrative: The Paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood,” Wood Room; “Social Realism to Abstraction: Paintings of the WPA Collection,” 46 Barre St., Montpelier, 802-262-6035, Hours: free but by appointment only. Curator Phillip Robertson is offering guided tours. Reserve your spot online for Dec. 12 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Limit of eight guests per gallery tour.


River Arts: “Screentime,” through Jan. 15, group exhibition, part of the “2020 Vision: Seeing the World through Technology,” Folley Hall Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 802-888-1261, Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Chaffee Art Center: Annual Member Exhibit and Holiday Shoppe, through Jan. 8, 16 S. Main St., Rutland, 802-775-0356, Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment.

St. Johnsbury

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Annual Holiday Show, through Jan, 6, guest artisans and members show handmade wares, Back Room Gallery, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 802-748-0158, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Furchgott-Sourdiffe: Beth Pearson, through Nov. 28, “Missing Touch,” work by former Vermont abstract artist; work by Annelein Beukenkamp, Leslie Fry and Betsey Garand, 86 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-3848,


Helen Day Art Center: “Donna Ann McAdams: Performative Acts,” through Dec. 31, 45 photographs over the last 40 years documenting the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ’80s and ’90s, 90 Pond St., Stowe, 802-253-8358, Hours: by appointment only.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: “Looking Outward,” through Feb. 28, includes outdoor sculpture and banners as well as two video installations and poetry viewable from the outdoors, Altered Spaces Gallery, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 802-760-4634, Indoor hours: by appointment.

White River Junction

Two Rivers: “Pause,” beginning Dec. 1, artists reflect on this time of COVID-19 shutdown, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 N. Main St., Suite 160, White River Junction, 802-295-5901,

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