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!

9 Year Anniversary Party & August Art Auction Kick Off!

The Space Gallery’s 9th Anniversary Party!

August Art Auction Kicks Off on Thursday the 9th from 5-8pm


We’re celebrating turning 9 on the 9th! Let’s eat some cake.

‘…a hand in things to come.’ collage in silent auction by gallery director, Christy Mitchell

Join The Space Gallery on Thursday, August 9th from 5 – 8pm as we launch the return of our very first art exhibition 9 years ago…the August Art Auction. The silent art auction format allows you to place bids on your favorite works by a large cross section of talents from in and around Chittenden County. The bidding will continue in the gallery and 24/7 online at www.augustartauction.com through the closing reception and pre-party for Art Hop on Friday, August 24th at 8pm.

‘Last Ditch Effort at Assimilation: Skunk as Santa’, stoneware by Jennifer McCandless

Stay tuned for 5:00 on the 9th….no matter where you are in the world, if you have access to a computer, you may place your bids on some truly one-of-a-kind works of art. Sales of which benefit both the gallery and the participating artists. Silent auction bidding open online through 8pm on Friday, August 24th!

‘Northern Lights’ watercolor by Linda Di Sante

Thank you for 9 years of support, it has been a truly humbling experience working with such kind and creative people in our tight-knit community! Enjoy!

May 2018: ‘Space Gallery Members Exhibition’

Space Gallery: May Members Exhibition 2018

First Friday Art Walk May 4th

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, May 4th from 5 – 9pm

Exhibition Duration: May 4 – 26, 2018

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm


‘Theory of Relativity’ encaustic by Jessie Polk

The Space Gallery is built on ideals of being accessible; to artists
and viewers alike. For us, this means that you may show your artwork regardless of your age, medium, and experience in the arts. Everyone needs a first gallery exhibition and we have seen artists go on to New York City, Chicago, or stay right here in Vermont, fulfilling their dreams of becoming a full time artist and making a living at it. For all of May, Space Gallery Members showcase pieces of artwork that they are proud of, is new for them, or best exemplifies their specific style. This also serves as a pre-view of the artists work that we will be showing throughout the coming year.

‘She Could Not Sleep’ oil painting by Corrine Yonce

‘Just the Essentials’ photography by Lauren Mazzotta

For the viewer; accessibility to us means that someone may visit the
gallery who may not have been in a formal exhibition setting before
and ask any question and feel comfortable doing so. Artists may walk in as well with questions about how to show or price work, and receive advice or critiques on their portfolio. We take pride in showing artwork and will always do so professionally.

Anyone, anywhere may become a member of The Space Gallery. We look forward to working with you, and as always…..
Thank you for your support!

‘I Adore You Queen Mother of the New Galapagos’ by Andrew Prendimano

Full details and list of current artist members here.


‘May Membership Exhibition’
On View May 4 – 26, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

April 2018: ‘Home Works’ by Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce

Home Works

by Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce

April 6 – 28, 2018

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 – 9pm


In honor of the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and in remembrance of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, April is set aside as National Fair Housing Month.

2018 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law.

“Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again,” Johnson said
as he signed the bill. “It proclaims that fair housing for all, all
human beings who live in this country, is now part of the American way of life.”


 

‘Guy Salvomini, South Burlington Community Housing’ acrylic on masonite by Corrine Yonce

This April, The Space Gallery is honored to show the wonderful work of Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce who have created paintings of, with, and for the residents of Burlington Housing Authority.

‘Wharf Lane Community Painting’ with Kylie Dally

With the guidance of Kylie Dally, a series of nature paintings were created with residents of Wharf Lane Apartments in Burlington as a way to connect them with nature, art, and community. Utilizing plants sourced in the area, the work is to be permanently installed in their building this summer.

Residents wanted art, colorful walls, and to have some control over the appearance of their living environment, and with the financial assistance of a Burlington City Arts Community Fund Grant, the work has done just that.

‘Debra Pratt, Decker Towers’ acrylic on masonite by Corrine Yonce

Corrine Yonce’s series, ‘Voices of Home’ combines the audio narratives and painted portraits of affordable housing residents of Decker Towers and South Burlington Community Housing. The result is vibrant work that demonstrates the importance of safe, healthy, and affordable homes.

Yonce has received support for the project from Burlington City Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, Fair Housing Vermont, Curtis Lumber and worked in collaboration with Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. She is currently the artist in resident at New City Gallery on Church Street, Burlington.

‘Warf Lane Community Painting’ with Kylie Dally

‘Home Works’
On View April 6 – 28, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

Call to Artists: ‘Small Works’ Holiday Exhibition

Call to Artists: Small Works

Annual Holiday Exhibition at Space


The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery hosts an exhibition each year where every piece gets in! Any artist, of any age, working in any medium may show work. The only criteria is that the artwork must measure 12″ or smaller in every direction before framing or mounting. Everything shows!

Artists may exhibit up to 10 pieces. You make it, choose it, price it, and bring it on down. Entry fee is $5 /per piece, cash preferred. (Check or charge details upon drop off).


What you do:
-Choose a selection of 1 – 10 pieces that fit the size criteria and is ready to hang on a wall or be shown on a pedestal.
-Create an inventory list that includes the title, medium, and price (as applicable, noting each artist receives a commission of 60% of set price for sales, paid within 30 days of the exhibition closing) of each work, along with your name, address, and contact info. No forms to fill out online, just make sure it’s typed or legible!
-Bring it along with the entry fee to The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery during the following drop off times…
and we will take care of the rest!!


Drop Off for Small Works:
Starts: Thursday, November 16th –
Ends: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

PICK YOUR DROP OFF TIMES AS THESE ARE FIRM:
Thurs – Sat
, Nov 16 – 18 from 12-5pm
Wed, Nov 22 from 4 – 7pm
(Closed Thanksgiving)
Fri, Nov 24 from 12 – 6pm
Sat, Nov 25 from 12 – 5pm
Mon, Nov 27 from 4 – 7pm
Tues, Nov 28 from 11 – 1pm & 6 – 7pm
Wed, Nov 29 from 11 – 1pm & 6 – 7pm
Thurs, Nov 30 from 11 – 1pm
then done! No more submissions will be accepted.

Note: If you need to inquire about details on drop off or mailing your work to the gallery, contact us at spacegalleryvt@gmail.com

First Small Works, 2009 at The Space Gallery, Adam DeVarney sold every one!

First Friday Opening Receptions:
December 1st, 2017 from 5-9pm
January 5th, 2018 from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours for Public Viewing/Shopping:
Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm
Additional Holiday Hours Tbd

Exhibition Duration: December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018


Enjoy! This is a wonderful way for you to dive into showing your work to the public for the first time or for the 50th! You will be in great company and The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is thrilled to have you!

June 2017 Exhibition – Peter Richards

Solo Exhibitions for First Friday Art Walk!

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2 from 5 – 9pm
Exhibition Duration: June 2 – July 1, 2017

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery:
‘A Hair in the Stars and Grass’
by Peter Richards

Peter Richards – ‘If I Remember Those Seas Out of Kenai’

The Backspace Gallery:
‘Character Witness’
by Alex Costantino

Alex Costantino – ‘Resilience’

A pair of prolific studio members of The Backspace Gallery, Peter Richards and Alex Costantino, launch exciting solo exhibitions to kick off this June’s First Friday Art Walk!
With the loss of our auxiliary gallery, The Backspace, in June, this will be our last First Friday Art Reception in there…so don’t miss it!
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‘A Hair in the Stars and Grass’
Peter Richards
June 2 – July 1, 2017

In this new work I want each piece to tell a story, but with only the aura of a story and perhaps its setting doing the telling. I enjoy reading stories and so I’m interested in the ways stories evoke, transport, and enlist the reader into adventures built more out of atmosphere, tone, and voice, than what is ostensibly narrative. While events in life are important, I find it curious, and perhaps it stands as a rule—a great novel is great always despite it’s story. So I look in this new work to explore the question— outside of figure, what are some of the utilities a painting enjoys for creating realities that are at once habitable, intimate, and convincing, I’m also curious about the activity that exists somewhere in the overlap between viewing a painting and reading a text. I like to populate my paintings (suggestively) with what might be perceived as purely imaginary letters, and from alphabets and languages that are equally imagined. Imagined, but are they real? and if so, what are the semiotic, aesthetic, and spatial consequences when such lettering presents itself as not only imaginary, but also biological in form, and sentient in disposition? For me the question occurs simultaneous with the painting becoming embryonic in its outcome, and perhaps even still astral yet in the stage and mode it presents itself to the viewer. And as much as I want my painting to each one tell the particular story of how it came into being, it’s also true I wish for the viewer’s attention to absorb into the painting as one of its happily imagined, and living constituents.

Peter Richards – ‘The Slips’

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‘Character Witness’
Alex Costantino
May 27 – June 3, 2017

Although these are images riddled and defined by abstraction, still they are images of human beings experiencing change, life, transformation. They are meant at once to be paintings- objects concerned with their own materiality and the manner of their creation- as well as communions of artist and subject. What makes them portraits is, as much as anything, that they are not the human beings they represent.

Every portrait is a fiction, just as every painting is simultaneously an engagement with a subject and, in itself, an inert object. Whether full scale nudes or merely a pair of hands, these paintings are meant to capture some measure of an individual- some measure of the subjects’ emotional residue, of their physical presence, of their life lived apart from being a subject. And because these paintings depict people through varied ages and stages of life, these pictures communicate that transition. Each one is being, and becoming.

Alex Costantino – ‘Domenica’

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Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105, Burlington, VT
See you soon, enjoy!

‘Art of Winter’ – February 3 – April 1, 2017

‘Art of Winter’
February 3rd – April 1, 2017

First Friday Art Reception: March 3rd, 5-9PM

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Themes in the exhibition include representations of the landscape and flora in winter, renderings of ice on Lake Champlain, changes to natural landmarks, storytelling through painting, representations of space and time, abstract and psychological ideas about winter, and winter as sculpture.

Perseverance, acrylic, by Tomomi Ueda

Perseverance, acrylic, by Tomomi Ueda

The exhibition is curated by The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery director Christy Mitchell and Ric Kasini Kadour, editor and publisher of the Vermont Art Guide. “Art of Winter” exists in two forms: A physical exhibition of artwork by 26 artists will be on display at SPACE Gallery, along with an exhibition in print with artwork by 19 artists is included in Vermont Art Guide #3.

Artists include: Alex Costantino, Ashley Roark, Christy Mitchell, Stella Ehrich, Doris Bergeron, Frankie D. (DeAngelis), Tomomi Ueda, Sherri Rigby, Elaine Ittleman, Carol Crosby, Linda Di Sante, Kate Longmaid, Karyn Neubauer, Shona Sladyk, Jan Fowler, Julie Davis, Lorraine C Manley, Nitya Brighenti, June Campbell, Sharon Webster, Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Linda Van Cooper, Martha Hull, Robert Waldo Brunelle JR, Samantha M. Eckert, and Shalvah Herzberg.
December, collage and thread, by Erika Lawlor Schmidt

December, collage and thread, by Erika Lawlor Schmidt


About Art of Winter
The snowflake photographer Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) wrote, “The farm folks, up in this north country, dread the winter; but I was supremely happy, from the day of the first snowfall-which usually came in November-until the last one, which sometimes came as late as May.” At some point in the 20th century, winter in Vermont stopped being a thing of dread, when one dug in and hoped food supplies would last, the well wouldn’t freeze, and nature would be merciful. It was probably sometime in the 1930’s, when Dartmouth ski coach Wallace “Bunny” Bertram tied a tow rope to a Model-T Ford engine and started pulling skiers up a hill on Gilbert’s Farm in Woodstock. Winter started being a time of wonder, pleasure, and frolic.
Artists paint the world around them and it should be no surprise that winter is a frequent theme for Vermont artists. This exhibition is a survey of such artworks. Vermont has a long, rich tradition of painting the landscape. En plein air and in the studio artists forage the state for scenes to reproduce on canvas and board. Many of the works are representations of the land. Cartooning and storytelling also plays a role in Vermont art and artworks that engage these traditions are also present. We find artists engaging the psychology of winter in artwork that trades on mood, memory, and representations of the psyche.

“Art of Winter” is an opportunity for viewers to consider the role this season plays in our lives. One cannot ignore winter. It demands our attention. It forces us to dress differently, to spend resources heating our homes, and to develop an outlook, a personal philosophy, that will get us through until the ice melts, air warms, and life springs from the ground.

Sumac in Moonlight, oil on gesso board, by Shona Sladyk

Sumac in Moonlight, oil on gesso board, by Shona Sladyk


About The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
S.P.A.C.E stands for Supportive Places for Artists and the Creative Economy. Formerly the Soda Plant Artist Collective Environment, S.P.A.C.E has a mission to create an accessible venue for showing, viewing, and making artwork by the public in Vermont and beyond. By combining creative endeavors with industrial reuse, S.P.A.C.E contributes to the economic revitalization of the industrial South End of Burlington – and beyond!
About Vermont Art Guide
Vermont Art Guide is a quarterly, printed magazine about contemporary art in Vermont. We offer a curated list of places to see art and publish profiles on artists, art venues, and public art. Each issue is a celebration of the state’s great art scene. Vermont Art Guide is a project of Kasini House. www.vermontartguide.com