April: ‘Form/Function’ a Vermont Woodworking School Alumni Exhibition!

‘Form/Function’

A Vermont Woodworking School Alumni Exhibition

April 5 – 27, 2019

First Friday Opening Reception, April 5th from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours through April: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

Glow Lamp by Towards Nightfall

Continuing in the long tradition of woodworking and craft culture in
the Northeast, ‘Form/Function’ features the works of emerging fine
furniture makers in Vermont. The makers each look to infuse beauty and
artistry into the objects that we live and interact with everyday,
looking past pure utilitarianism to craft pieces truly worth sharing
our spaces with.

Crook, chair by Jamie Herman

All the exhibitors were trained at the Vermont Woodworking School in
Fairfax and are members of the newly-formed Collective working out of
a cooperative shop in the school’s historic red barn. The members
represent four emerging furniture businesses, each one bringing a
distinct style and design aesthetic while staying true to the
time-tested methods of traditional wooden joinery and construction
techniques.

Intrepid, case by Valor Woodworking

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“Form/Function” features contemporary, handcrafted furniture from members of The Collective at the Vermont Woodworking School. The exhibit showcases modern takes on traditional wooden furniture forms,
blurring the line between art and function. Works by emerging local design/build companies Eleven Wood Design, Jamie Herman Studio Furniture, Towards Nightfall, and Valor Woodworks. Selections of photography featured by fellow woodworker, Eli Rosenblum-Stephens.

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

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

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 10th South End Art Hop!

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 10th South End Art Hop!

Friday, September 7th marks our 10th year of Representing the South End Arts District during the largest Art Event of the Year!

‘Sewing Pairs’ mixed media on paper, on panel by Scott André Campbell

Annual Group Exhibition of Studio Artists, Gallery Members, and the Local Creative Community

South End Art Hop: September 7 – 29, 2018

Friday, September 7 from 5pm – midnight
Saturday, September 8 from 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 9 from 11am – 5pm

Open Gallery Hours all month: Thurs-Sat 12 – 5pm

‘Teeth Dreams’ still of 30 minute intuitive collaborative performance outside The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 9/7 & 9/8 at 9pm​

The Space Gallery takes over The Soda Plant every year in September to welcome members of the creative community to showcase their unique work to a crowd of thousands for the South End Art Hop. The three day event will host 7+ artist vendors inside and out, performance art Friday and Saturday night at 9pm, food trucks, sculptures, and pop-up espresso/wine/and boutique cocktail bar in the newest part of The Soda Plant building welcoming our new neighbors… and we’re curating the art! 13 studio artists that surround the gallery open their doors to the public so you can see where they make their work year-round. The gallery exhibition featuring 70+ artists is open all month long as well and you can expect artwork of every medium from fiber arts, ink on paper, collage, book arts, metal sculpture, photography, to classic works on canvas. The diverse range of talents is on display to show off the best of the local art scene…and just about everything is for sale. Enjoy!

‘Meet Mario’ acrylic on canvas by Dierdra Michelle


Participating Weekend Art Vendors:

Gabriele Baumann, kiln formed glass
Kristin Richland, acrylic, watercolor, ink
Jon Testa of ‘Mean Folk’, patches, pins, sarcastic garbage Jess Polanshek, illustration, pen & watercolor
Nikki Laxar, whimsical watercolors and inklings
Megan Rose, paper cranes, jewelry, wire tree sculptures
Instant Art Shop, featuring Kolaj and Vermont Art Guide
Norman LaRock, recycled metal sculpture

Participating Year-Round Studio Artists:
Frank DeAngelis, acrylic, oil, digital photography
Tim Neiley, oil & acrylic
Chris Dunwoody, photography, collage, painting
Alex Costantino, ceramic, painting, sculpture
Longina Smolinski, acrylic, monoprints, jewelry
Blake Larsen, acrylic paintings & opaque watercolors
Jake Rifken, wire sculpture 
Jeff Bruno, painting, graphite, charcoal
Trav Fryer, multi/mixed media
John Berkey, painting, photography, mixed media
Andrea Currie, wooden sculptures, painting, illustration
Mark Eliot Schwabe, steampunk wearable art, dollar door
Christy Mitchell, collage, mixed media assemblage
Participating Gallery Artists All Month Long:
Louella Richer, acrylic, watercolor
Corrine Yonce, acrylic, oil paintings
Matt Larson, painted/printed paper collage
Tinka Martell, mixed media paintings
Orah Moore, collage
David Russell, acrylic
Robert Waldo Brunelle JR, acrylic 
Martha Hull, cute + deadly drawings and paintings
Brendan Bush, acrylic
Tina Logan, oil, gouache, acrylic
Todd Logan, papier-maché sculpture & wall hangings
Danielle Jatlow, ink on paper
Lauren Mazzotta, photography
Kara Torres, acrylic, mixed media, textiles
T. Kirby Bloom, acrylic on layered wood shapes
Stephen Sharon, abstract expressionist acrylic
Meili Stokes, gouache
Mary Jo Krolewski, fiber sculpture 
Nikki McCulloch, acrylic, oil pastel
Howard Center Arts Collective, mixed media
Champlain College Art Gallery, digital & mixed media group show
Lisa Fowler, wood, metal, & fiber sculptures
Kylie Dally, linoleum block prints
Janet Bonneau, oil 
Ali Barritt, mixed media assemblages
Dorsey Hogg, altered books
Teeth Dreams, multi media sound performance by Wylie Garcia, Adam DeMassi and Andrew Marlfox 
Andrew Prendimano, pen & ink, markers, dyes, colored pencils
Jessie Polk, encaustic, 3-D pen, mixed media
Sharon Webster, mixed media assemblages
Marian Willmott, oil paintings
Jane Ann Kantor, mixed media, metallic acrylic on panel
Katie Harrington, acrylic, ink, natural fiber
Travis Alford, acrylic painting 
Dierdra Michelle, acrylic
Anna May Sisk, mixed media
Barbee Hauzinger, collage
Matt Morris, acrylic painting, illustration
Will Patlove, acrylic sculptural paintings
Danny LeFrancois, mixed media
Tyler Jackson, acrylic
Scott André Campbell, mixed media on paper, on panel
Alaina Hall, acrylic, mixed media
Stephen Zeigfinger, acrylic, mixed media
Jesse Miles Snyder, acrylic
George Stampul, pen & ink
Elisa Freeman, colored pencil, mixed media
Jme Wheeler, digital paintings & prints
Hilary Glass, pen & ink illustration and prints
Eric Eickmann, urethane, acylic on canvas and panel
Frank DeAngelis, acrylic, oil, digital photography 
Longina Smolinski, acrylic, monoprints, jewelry 
Claire Stoner, ceramic 

‘Within’ acrylic painting by Longina Smolinksi

For purchases and inquiries email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com or text an image of your favorite piece to get information on the artist or purchasing the work to (802) 578-2512.

 

Art Hop Call to Artists: Registration Open Until Full

Call to Artists:
South End Art Hop

2018 Space Gallery and Soda Plant September Exhibition

Registration Open All Summer Until Full


South End Art Hop 2018 will take place September 7 – 9th this year and we can’t wait to show your work!

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is always thrilled to host exhibitions where every artist who applies may showcase pieces that they are proud of or exemplifies their specific style! Any artist, of any age, working in any medium may show work and fill up their own dedicated wall space a minimum of 3-4′ wide by 8′ tall.

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Dorsey Hogg, ‘Words Can Be Unruly’, altered art book shown at Art Hop 2017

The South End Art Hop is THE best time to get your art out to the public. At The Space Gallery, we host thousands of visitors over the three day event and keep the work open to the public for the entire month of September! The Space Gallery and The Soda Plant hallways fill up, nearly floor to ceiling, with the best local artwork for sale. Last year, we sold at least one piece by one out of every two artists that chose to show on our walls!

Randy Ross, ‘#1’ enamel on panel shown at Art Hop 2017

You may also decide to become an annual gallery member when you register for Art Hop, discounted from $45 to $40 and it includes discounts on future group exhibition fees, inclusion in the annual May Members Show, advice or art critiques by appointment during gallery hours, ability to pitch group or solo shows, promotion on our website and in social media as applicable, and invites to various creative opportunities. Enjoy and keep up the great work!

Barbee Hauzinger, ‘Ascending Mt. Apolonikdt’ collage shown at Art Hop 2017

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Email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com anytime with questions, thanks!

Current Gallery Member Artwork

March 2018: ‘In The Moment’ collage work by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell

In The Moment

Collage Work by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell

March 2 – 31, 2018

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd from 5 – 9pm

Collage by Barbee Hauzinger – ‘In Search of the Waganauts’

Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell have much in common; females in their thirties creating collage artwork…though their styles range from minimalism to conceptual, crossing a wide spectrum of time and eras with their materials and visual media.

Collage by Ashley Roark – ‘Balances’

Ashley Roark sees paper as a place holder for memories. These assemblages create a language through the layering and manipulation of materials. Roark uses inspiration from typography to create form, space and movement. Her work utilizes vintage paper, acrylic paint, gouache, graphite, and wax. This new series illustrates Roark’s current experimentation with an expanded color palette, adding new elements of pale pink and sienna to her traditionally muted tones.

Collage by Barbee Hauzinger – ‘LIFE Magazine September 14, 1962’

Barbee Hauzinger uses collage as a way to actualize a landscape, a scene, and a place in time that could never be captured through her other creative passion, photography, exclusively with paper from vintage books and magazines.

In her ‘Where You’d Want to Be Series’, Hauzinger creates familiar yet curious scenes; snapshots that exude a sense of strange sense of nostalgia for the viewer.  The landscapes themselves are beautiful; star studded skies, ethereal heavenly bodies, pristine wildernesses. Yet there is something eerie and off about them, like these places may just be too good to be true.

The second series, ‘Age of Ads’ goes about dissecting and exploring American consumerism and commercialism through the use of ads from a single piece of print material. The piece featured above from this series uses only one magazine, LIFE Magazine September 14, 1962, dissecting the moment in time to one message; utopia can be created if you just buy the correct products.

Collage by Christy Mitchell – ‘Traffic Jam Uptown’ (detail)

Christy Mitchell creates a sense of nostalgia in her collages through the use of color and imagery printed in magazines from the late 40’s – early 70’s, though the artist herself never lived in those decades. Her choice of settings and the people depicted appear as if in a scene or a still of an imagined movie. Utilizing media from those specific eras, the content was ‘of the moment’ in those years, though when placed in fresh compositions the work takes on a new life, commenting on broader implications of our current place within society and with each other. The work is at times comforting, as though you could just go back ‘there’, paired with a voice in the back of your head, asking, ‘are you sure that you want to?’

In The Moment
On View March 2 – 31, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm