Call to Artists! South End Art Hop Registration at Space Gallery!

Call to Artists:

South End Art Hop Registration at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery

Open to the Public All Summer Long, Until Full!

Register now through July 4th for guaranteed inclusion in the Art Hop print guide!

Artwork by Tina Logan at 2018 Art Hop

The South End Art Hop is a three day arts festival the weekend after Labor Day, falling on September 6, 7, & 8th this year. Register Now!

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 measuring a minimum of 4′ wide by 8′ tall in the gallery and Soda Plant hallways. Visit the registration form for more details.

Artwork by Dierdra Michelle at 2018 Art Hop

The South End Art Hop is THE best time to get your art out to a large audience! 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. South End Art Hop Registration

Artwork by Nikki McCulloch at 2018 Art Hop

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! South End Art Hop Registration is Live Until Full!

Artwork by Tim Neiley at 2018 Art Hop

Registration to display artwork at The Space Gallery includes your name under our site listing in the SEABA print guide. You may also register with SEABA for other showing opportunities, as their programming is separate.

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

June 2019: ‘Bound to Happen’ An Exhibition by the Book Arts Guild

‘Bound to Happen’

An Exhibition by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

June 7 – 29, 2019

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk June 7th from 5-9pm
Gallery Open Hours: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Rebecca Boardman

‘Bound to Happen’ features artwork from members of the Book Arts Guild
of Vermont. Using the book as a format or as material, artists use the
interaction of concept, structure, materials, and content to create a
kind of happening or experience for the reader. The exhibit includes a
wide range of techniques and subject matter ranging from repurposed
books turned into sculptural shapes to miniature woven paper
structures.

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Marcia Vogler

The mission of the B.A.G. is to promote public awareness of book and
paper arts, increase learning opportunities, and create a supportive
and welcoming environment for members and friends. Monthly meetings
feature hands-on projects, demonstrations, lectures and discussions on
a wide variety of topics. Enjoy the exhibition for the month of June!

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Elissa Campbell

May 2019: Space Gallery Members Exhibition!

May Members Exhibition

May 3 – 25, 2019

First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd 5-9pm

‘Good Luck’, markers, colored pencils, charcoal pencils by Amanda Brunell

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery turns 10 this year! Thank you for 10 years of support!

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 level. This means that
someone may visit the gallery who has not been in a formal exhibition
setting and ask any question and feel comfortable doing so. We take
pride in showing artists work and will always do so professionally!

‘Uninhabited Islands’, acrylic on canvas by Alexander Costantino

For all of May, over 40 Space Gallery Members showcase nearly 100 pieces of
artwork that they are proud of, is new for them, or best exemplifies
their specific style. This group will form the pool of artists that
will be represented in exhibitions throughout the coming year, enjoy!

‘Wolves Who See the Underworld’, gouache by Meili Stokes

 

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

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!

‘Avalon’ Closing Reception + Artist Talk by Alex Costantino

‘Avalon’ by Alex Costantino

First Friday Artwalk, August 3rd

Closing Reception from 5-8pm

Artist Talk at 7pm


‘East Island Tracts’, 3-D landscape installation by Alex Costantino

‘Avalon’
Landscape Installations by Alex Costantino
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE! Check out this unique exhibition for the first time or visit again to hear the talented Alex Costantino speak about the work, material, process, and concept behind ‘Avalon’, August 3rd at 7pm.
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In the better half of the 21st century, in the middle of a glacier-carved lake in the hilly north edge of a certain green, mountainous state, there is an island village called Avalon. It exists after scarcity, with a peculiar continuity to its past as a lumber milling center and a summertime retreat for farther-flung wealth. Avalon is a portrait of a particular rural future, one in which the questions of life in the outer edges of a wealthy, deeply unequal society have been answered in unexpected ways.

 

The world of Avalon is partially one of technological post scarcity, with much of the challenge of keeping everyone housed and clothed solved by careful and efficient extraction of the means of keeping all people housed, clothed, and fed using technologies most analogous to contemporary rapid prototyping, made democratically cheap and ubiquitous, but also changes in society, locally and throughout this global future, of more free and more equal distribution not only of the technology at issue, but the knowledge and means to use it. It hasn’t meant that there are no clerks, or farmers, or teachers on Avalon, but that none of them really want for anything.

The project of Avalon comes from a desire to see a future for the world we live in, one not mired in dystopias that warn us against our worst possible todays without pointing toward the better world that is indeed possible. It’s particularly pressed on by a desire to see a future that isn’t characterized by the bleeding edge of the technologically and culturally possible we see in most speculative fiction, one centered on the great cosmopolitan global cities or interplanetary frontiers, but one that can be envisioned in the small, aging towns, the remote and currently-shrinking places that have and likely will be receiving the future’s distribution second and third-hand.

 

‘Lighthouse Island’, three dimensional landscape installation by Alex Costantino