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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

February 2018: ‘HUSK’ – Artwork on Parasitic Relationships

HUSK

Artwork on Parasitic Relationships

February 2 – 24, 2018

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

‘Me Too’ (detail) – by Beth Robinson and Annika Rundberg


The host/parasite relationship in nature is a strange, fascinating one. There are many reasons why this relationship exists, including population control, boosting immune response, aiding decomposition and supporting the food web. While most parasites do not kill their hosts, what compels those that do? In our culture, the word “parasite” has a decidedly negative connotation. Though literal parasites are seeking only to live, parasite/host relationships present between humans result in toxic power dynamics, financial instability, breakdowns of bodies and minds, and loss of benefit to both parties over time. The work in this exhibition was made to explore parasitic relationships in all their forms. Where do we get the energy we need to sustain ourselves? Are those sources sustainable or part of a system that ultimately depletes us? This group of female artists met over the course of six months to discuss their interpretations of the show concept. Each artist is exploring the theme from her own unique perspective. The work includes depictions of parasites in nature in addition to examinations of family dynamics, childbirth, beauty, sexuality, and dysfunctional relationships in the context of parasitism.


Participating Artists:
Beth Robinson
Annika Rundberg
Athena Kafantaris
Sarah Vogelsang
Martha Hull
Jenn LeBlanc
Lynne Reed
Alex Swaisgood
Janine Fleri


HUSK at The Space Gallery
February 2 – 24, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thurs – Sat from 12 – 5pm

‘Small Works’ Holiday Exhibition at Space Gallery

Small Works

Annual Holiday Exhibition

December 1 – January 20

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, December 1 from 5 – 9pm

‘Snowed In’ mixed media collage by Ashley Roark

Artists of all ages, working in any medium were invited to bring artwork to The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery that was perfectly sized for gift giving or for that sweet spot in your own home or office….12″ or smaller in each direction…and they delivered!

Join us on First Friday and through the holidays to peruse hundreds of affordable creative offerings. The perfect opportunity to collect and give work by various artists. Enjoy and see you soon!


Additional First Friday Opening:
January 5th, 2018 from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours for Public Viewing/Shopping:
Thursdays – Saturdays from 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!

Current Exhibition, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ by Christy Mitchell & 100th Show at Space!

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’

Annual Solo Exhibition by Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell

It’s The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 100th Month of Continuous Shows!

Exhibition Duration: November 3 – 25, 2017

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ photography series by Christy Mitchell taken by Luke Awtry

Each November, The Space Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell, recounts her past year with a conceptual solo exhibition in the form of an autobiographical installation using various media. The work is presented in such a way that the viewer may also see themselves in the story line, identifying with broader concepts of social interaction, relationships, and human or cultural experiences.

Manipulated Vintage Rotary Phones by Christy Mitchell

Following 2016’s ‘IRL’, a story about finding love in the digital age, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ is a telling of just how arduous dating ‘in real life’ can be. Modern terms such as ‘ghosting’ reference the tired game of waiting by the phone for someone who may never call. Mitchell uses vintage rotary phones, collage, photography, and set design in a palette which compliment a mid-century era noir film aesthetic, a thriller in fact, asking who done it?

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ photography series by Christy Mitchell taken by Luke Awtry

There is an ever present power flow within the context of the ritual of dating. The one with the power to shoot someone down, the one who takes that power back by denying the dominance of the other….who is holding the gun? …or sent that last message?

The Space Gallery Main Entrance to ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ by Christy Mitchell

Visit All Month Long During Open Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm

Main Exhibition Area at Space Gallery, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ Installation by Christy Mitchell

October 2017 Exhibition, ‘Dark Matter’

Dark Matter

A Juried Dark Arts Exhibition
October 6 – 28, 2017

‘En Route III’, oil on wood panel, by Lydia Gatzow

Opening Reception First Friday Art Walk
October 6th from 5-9pm

‘Dark Matter’, in a scientific sense, has never been directly observed; however, its existence would explain a number of otherwise puzzling astronomical observations. We’ve asked artists to consider how existence and puzzling realities…and fantasies, play in to their own work and interpretation of the universe.

‘Monday Vibes’,
acrylic, latex, mixed media on slate by Jackie Bishop

Do you feel that we may be in the new ‘dark ages’ with regards to our environment or political climate? The work in this exhibition asks you, the viewer as well, to consider the broader ideas of the human and cultural experience.

‘When Silence is Betrayal’, pigment ink framed print by Matt Larson $150 (100% of artist’s proceeds to Black Lives Matter Vermont)

This exhibition is extraordinary! We are looking forward to showing you. See you on First Friday Art Walk and all month long!

The Space Gallery Open Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-5pm
October 6 – 28, 2017