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.

March Exhibition: ‘On The Dotted Line’ Solo Show by Ashley Roark

‘On The Dotted Line’

Solo Exhibition by Ashley Roark

March 1 – 30, 2019
Open Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

Unique 12 color palette created exclusively by Ashley Roark for a show filled with screenprinting, collage, painting, installation, and video!

‘Making it Work’ monoprint collage by Ashley Roark

Ashley Roark’s signature style of creating collaged assemblages in minimalist color palettes has translated nicely to screen printing in her latest series of works! Roark sought out to learn the screen printing technique as a way to broaden her knowledge of processes, with the goal of finding a new way of mark-making in her own hand. Translating her distinct art language into a new medium has opened up a world of unique possibilities through monoprinting.

‘Place Mark’ ink, charcoal, graphite by Ashley Roark

Each piece is created through gestural movements with ink, she likens to dancing, that are then pulled through a screen. Later the work is curated and cut into shapes that find their final form in collage. In addition to collage, ‘On the Dotted Line’ features expressive paintings and unique sculpture by Ashley Roark that will solidify the artists style to the viewer, in a cohesive new body of work.

‘All Dolled Up’ monoprint collage by Ashley Roark

Enjoy and see you soon!

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

 

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.

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.

 

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!