REJUVENATION: ANNUAL SUMMER GROUP EXHIBIT

June 28 – August 13

Our 22nd annual Summer group show features a great selection of artists!

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Reception:  June 28, 6-­8 p.m.

We are excited to partner with award winning Lincoln Peak Vineyard to offer a special chance for you to try their newly released 2012 wines while surrounded by great art!  Wine tastings, wine by the glass, and by the bottle available.

Jeri EisenbergThis year’s show features Hudson Valley based photographer Jeri Lynn Eisenberg, whose work focuses on the natural beauty of ordinary scenes near her home.  “It is, rather, the common wooded landscape of my day to day life that captures my attention.”  Of her method, she says, “The very soft­focused, painterly images are printed digitally on Japanese Kozo paper, with the barest hint of color in certain values, reminiscent of traditional split­toned photographs. The large­scale prints are infused with encaustic medium, making the delicate paper at once both more translucent and better able to stand on its own.

REJUVENATION will also include the work of artists Elizabeth Allen, Annelein Beukenkamp, Annemie Curlin, Thomas Dunne, Janet Fredericks, Carolyn Enz Hack, Philip Hagopian, Catherine Hall, Kate Hartley, David Hurwitz, David Maille, Beth Pearson, Kevin Ruelle, Lynn Rupe, Gowri Savoor, Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe, and Frank Woods.  Samples of their work are featured in the slideshow below.

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REJUVENATION runs from June 28th to August 13th with an opening reception on June 28th from 6-­8 pm. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Road, Shelburne, VT.

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Parallels: Recent work by Dick and Nancy Weis | May 24 – June 25 | Opening reception May 31st from 6-8 pm

intentArtists Dick and Nancy Weis of Castleton, VT each have their own inspiration, style and medium, but this upcoming show puts their work side by side and invites viewers to make connections.  The couple formed Otherweis Limited in 1974 as an umbrella for their various art activities, including their studio work in painting, drawing, printmaking, fibers, handmade paper and installation, as well as their work as artist-educators. With graduate training at American University and George Washington University as a foundation, they have exhibited and taught in many locations throughout the United States and abroad.

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Richard Weis has an affinity for the land that is rooted in his Northern Minnesota origins where the family’s hunting, logging, and seasonal work was a matter of survival.

Nancy Weis has worked in encaustic painting, handmade paper, fiber and other media over the years. She is particularly interested in elements of culture that are common to many different societies. “Nearly every non-technological society has used similar natural objects (feathers, stones, bones, twigs) for decoration. Circles, spirals, and handprints have been universally used as symbols, but their meanings and purposes vary. There seems to be a common visual language that leads us to similarities in what we recognize as purposeful and meaningful”. she says.

Her encaustic assemblages are attempts to call on that universal language to create emotional response or ritual space. The work does not intend to be read literally or to explore any particular culture, but rather to make ordinary objects particular and important, making them into a symbolic language.

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STONES &: RECENT WORK BY JOHN DOUGLAS

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John Douglas studied a little art and architecture briefly at Harvard, served in the U.S. Army, and moved to Vermont in the early 1960′s. He worked as a documentary filmmaker both independently and with the Newsreel media collective. After 10 years in NYC he came back to VT in the mid-80′s and began to work exclusively in computer graphic imaging (CGI): 3D modeling, animation and digital prints.

His critically regarded and academically respected film work of the 1960′s pursued the political conflicts of the era, reaching from Civil Rights in Mississippi to the War in North Vietnam. His early 1970′s prize-winning epic narrative “Milestones”, a collaboration with the late Robert Kramer, examined what had become of the hopes, dreams and passion of the American counterculture.

Today, after his Homeland Security Collection, Douglas still seeks political and social change, though his art is primarily of virtual landscapes. The beauty of our planet shows him the eternal possibilities of hope and evolution coexisting with the potential destruction of human life. Rocks, stones and boulders communicate inertial energies and suggest an alternative planetary intelligence. Douglas contemplates that their wisdom might well be staggering to fully comprehend. What do stones think? What do trees see? What does water truly reflect?

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Linda Hampton Smith

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New to the Gallery

a beautiful cherry wood, chairside table crafted by Dick Walters of ShelburneDSCF8776 DSCF8777

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Antique Frame Restoration Project

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Here is a glimpse of a few steps in this frame’s conservation and restoration process. Click the first image to enlarge and to progress through the restoration.

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Recent Paintings by Brian Sweetland

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October 26-November 27, 2012

Brian Sweetland lives and works in Pawlet, Vermont. He travels the state
painting outdoors year round in the company of his beloved dogs. “Brian
Sweetland’s oil paintings of rural Vermont…have the immediacy of the
Impressionist tradition, and there’s an underlying compositional
architecture that is careful and deliberate and enduring. His subjects are
the threatened landscape, that which is bound to disappear, and he is
adept at capturing both its substance and its essence. Pastoral Vermont is
depicted lovingly, but not sentimentally…”.
Brian Sweetland was born in Wheaton, Minnesota in 1952 and was raised in
Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Ohio. In 1977, his sketches caught the
attention of Dean Fausett, a prominent portrait, landscape and mural
painter, and Sweetland was invited to Vermont to continue his studies. A
grant from the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Values in the
Fine Arts helped Sweetland begin his apprenticeship. His first major
exhibit was held in 1980 in Middleburg, VA, and since then he has shown at
many galleries in Vermont, New York, Alabama, and Massachusetts, where he
has exhibited at the Copley Society and, in 1988, at the St. Botolph Club.
His work is found in the permanent collection of the Southern Vermont Art
Center and in many private collections around the world.

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