February Exhibition: ‘All the Feels’

All the Feels

February 1 – 23, 2019

Opening Reception, First Friday, February 1

In Background; ‘Awe’ by Jeremy Goldberg

So how does that make you feel? Art has the ability to bring on strong emotions in the viewer. In Florence, Italy there have been so many known cases of visitors fainting due to the overwhelming concentration of extraordinary works of art, that there is even a name for it, the Stendhal or Florence syndrome. This February, The Space Gallery aims to strike you with a bit of cupid’s arrow causing a rapid heart rate, a sense of awe, and falling in love with works of art that express their feelings in a multitude of ways.

‘Triangle Boy’ oil on paper by Jessie Polk

 

Artists were encouraged to showcase work that was created with emotion, where the content of the piece itself exudes emotion, or if the goal of the piece was to elicit an emotional response in the viewer. See for yourself if you can interpret the original intention. In many cases, there is more than meets the eye, and it simply must be felt.

‘Rythmic Pathway’ acrylic on canvas by Nikki Laxar

Paired with an artist made Valentine’s Day Card Swap! Participants may register through February 1st for a mailbox, or help yourself to some supplies while visiting and make your own Valentine’s Card…inspired by the work in the exhibition!

Hi Valentine by Jake Rifken

Call to Artists: Valentine’s Day Card Swap!

 

Call to Artists:
‘Valentine’s Day Card Swap!’
at The Space Gallery


Seeking artists excited to give and receive Valentine’s Day cards! Did you have Valentine’s Day card exchanges at your grade school? This event aims to bring the sweet tradition back, but in an artist trading card type of way.

You will receive a ‘mailbox’ at The Space Gallery which you may decorate at our First Friday Art Walk, during open hours Feb 1 – 14, or by emailing an image for us to print. Depending on the number of participants, you will then be instructed to make between 10 – 25 cards that measure no more than 4″ x 6″.

All mediums welcome, from laser cut to hand lettered, from
collage to block printed and taped with candy, we want it
all…and you will get the same number back from a diverse
group of artists in time for Valentine’s Day!

Register for your mailbox here, $10 (subsidy available) by February 1st:

Valentine’s Day Card Swap Mailbox Registration-Registration now closed!

We look forward to sharing the love with you in February, see you soon!  xoxox -Space

‘Small Works’ Continues for January, 2019

Happy New Year from Space!

First Friday Art Walk January

‘Small Works’ Exhibition Continues!
Friday January 4th – Saturday 17th

‘It Was So Cold on Shelburne Bay Last Winter’, encaustic by Jessie Polk

Sevendays newspaper so aptly states about our continuing exhibition….

“You’ve put away the holiday decorations, dragged the tree to the curb and made a New Year’s resolution: to buy some art for yourself. At Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, a whole exhibit full of petite artworks by Vermont artists measure no more than 12 inches, yet come in a big variety of styles and mediums. Consider decorating all of your rooms.”  We couldn’t agree more!

‘Sailing Dory’, acrylic by Tim Neiley

Join us every First Friday Art Walk from 5-9pm for complimentary wine and refreshments as you decide which pieces to take home with you!

‘Moonlit Haybales I’, oil on panel by Paul McMillan

 

‘Small Works’ Holiday Exhibition: December + January

‘Small Works’

Holiday Exhibition at Space Gallery

First Friday Art Walk Receptions
December 7th 5-9pm &
January 4th 5-9pm

‘Meltdown I’ oil on panel by Paul McMillan

The annual ‘Small Works’ holiday exhibition features art pieces that are perfectly sized for gift giving or for any spot in your home or office that needs a special pop of color and life!

‘Crippled Sparkle’ mixed media by Ali Barritt

The Space Gallery showcases work from all artists working in any mediums in this show, as long as it fits in the criteria of 12″ or smaller in any direction before framing. Choosing from a large selection of works, we know you’ll find something you love, all while supporting the local art community!

License Plate Postcard Assemblages by Aaron Stein

 
Exhibition Duration: December 7 – January 17
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm

Brews by Shelley Walker

‘Small Works’ features 250 pieces by over 50 artists! There is something for everyone, enjoy and Happy New Year!

‘Cabin in the Woods’ linoleum cut by Kylie Dally

Call to All Artists: Small Works! Holiday Exhibition at Space Gallery

Call to Artists: Small Works!

Holiday Exhibition at The Space Gallery

All artists, working in any medium may display work in the annual Small Works exhibition…the only criteria is that the work measure 12″ or smaller in each direction (any framing excluded)!

No pre-registration required! This exhibition is not juried, simply show up during drop off hours with your ready to hang artwork, an inventory sheet and an entry fee of $5 per piece. You may show between 1 and 10 pieces! See specifics below.

Email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com with questions or to inquire on shipping work into the show!

Drop Off Dates: Open 1 hour Later Than Normal Hours:

Thursday, November 29th from 12-6pm
Friday, November 30th from 12-6pm
Saturday, December 1st from 12-6pm

Special Drop Off Time Outside Normal Gallery Hours:

Monday, December 3rd from 3-6pm
Tuesday, December 4th from 6-7pm
Wednesday, December 5th from 6-7pm

Last Drop Off! Thursday, December 6th from 12-2pm


What to Bring:

  • Your talented self! No matter if you’ve shown 10 times or 0 times, we are happy to show your work and assist with pricing questions.
  • Your artwork! Bring 1 – 10 pieces that are ready to hang on a wall or a pedestal. Ready to hang means that the work can easily go on one nail or a hook. Please add wire or a sawtooth hanger when possible.
  • An inventory sheet! Clearly write your name and contact info, followed by the title, medium, and price of each piece you are dropping off. Please write your name and title on the back of each piece so we can match the two up. We will handle all the labeling and sales. Artists will receive 60% commission of their set prices.
  • Small entry fee! There is a $5 entry fee per piece submitted, everything will show and we do all the installation! Members to the gallery receive one entry free. If your work is priced under $40 inquire on a discounted entry fee.
  • That’s it! The gallery will handle everything else, along with two public art receptions!

Exhibition Duration: December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019

First Friday Art Walk Receptions: 
Friday, December 7th from 5-9pm
Friday, January 4th from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours:
Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm
and by appointment

Invite your friends and fans and enjoy free wine and refreshments, while we host the perfect chance for viewers to purchase artwork sized for gift giving or for keeping anyplace in the home or office!

 

We look forward to representing your work, see you soon!

November: ‘Note to Self’ An Installation by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’

A Site Specific Conceptual Exhibition and Solo Show by Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell

November 2 – December 1, 2018
First Friday Art Walk: November 2, 5-10pm


‘Note to Self’ handwriting in astroturf by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ is a response to the call from a series of solo exhibitions by the artist, Christy Mitchell, that have taken place each year during the month of November at The Space Gallery in Burlington, Vermont, of which she also serves as the Director.

Mitchell’s site specific installations often integrate the memory of a past generation through the use of era based artifacts. She uses these symbols to communicate a way of living in relation to how she is feeling in the current moment.

‘Capable’ mixed media by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ feels as if you’ve walked into the artists home and noticed their notes on scrap paper or messages written in the condensation on shower doors that were never intended to be read by anyone but the author herself, though in fact the outside discovery was completely intentional.

‘fake it ’till you make it’ etched handwriting in glass, shadow on wall by Christy Mitchell

Immerse yourself while walking along the astroturf covered floors through a dreamlike installation…into the artists’ musings on what is real, what have we been faking along the way, and how do we really feel about it all now?

Visit ‘Note to Self’ at The Space Gallery any Thursday -Saturday from 12-5pm through December 1st, 2018.

October Exhibition: ‘Dark Matter’ at The Space Gallery

‘Dark Matter’

October 5 – 27, 2018
Opening Reception: October 5th, 5-9pm
Open Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm


‘Self Portrait with Bolo’ oil on panel by Paul McMillan

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is honored to host our 10th annual ‘dark arts’ exhibition this October with the second edition of ‘Dark Matter’, juried and curated by gallery director, Christy Mitchell.

‘Sexual Terrorism War Against Women, Accountability Playing Cards’ by Toni-Lee Sangastiano

This group exhibition asked artists to express how they interpret personal views of the known and unknown world through artworks that are not always cheery and light, albeit still aesthetically pleasing. It went so much deeper than that with thought provoking work taking hard looks in regards to our current political climate, race relations, toxic masculinity, domestic terrorism, and the United States’ place in the world.

‘Out in the Cold’, collage by Ryan Geary

We also looked for beauty in the darkness; that you may find in decay, in death that leads to rebirth, and in diving into your own soul to attempt to answer the difficult questions and grow from it. How do positivity, truth, and humor play into this learning and/or unlearning? The attempt is to cause the viewer to think, to appreciate, to take a step back, in horror…or in awe.

‘Punished By The Gods: Narcissus’ ink, dye, colored pencil on illustration board by Andrew Prendimano

Exhibition Duration:
October 5 – 27, 2018

Opening First Friday Art Walk: October 5th from 5-9pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
Open Hours: Thurs-Sat 12-5pm
Send inquiries to spacegalleryvt@gmail.com