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Spotlight Gallery

In-house Exhibits by Vermont Visual Artists

The Arts Council's gallery is open to the public and located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. Exhibits generally run for a two-month period. There are times when the conference room is not available, but the corridor exhibit is always open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

painting of cow

Current Exhibit

A View to the Souls of Animals

Paintings by Caryn King showing through February 29, 2016

Artist Statement

I have always been involved with art. A ceramic artist, designer, art teacher—eventually painted my first painting; a rooster. Quickly, painting became a passion that combined with my love of animals to become my full-time career.

My paintings begin through the lens of a camera, as my models usually don’t stand still for too long. Back in the studio my goal isn’t to make a painted copy, but to express my love of each animal. The feathers of a chicken, the wool of a sheep, the floppy ears of a pig, are some examples of the remarkable visual elements that I strive to enhance in order to capture the viewer’s attention and ultimately their emotional response, hopefully coming away with more of an appreciation of each animal’s individuality and spirit.

Opening reception 4-7 p.m February 5

More about the artist and this show
Caryn King's website

Exhibiting Your Work

The next call to artists will open in the last quarter of 2016.

Artists chosen for exhibition receive a detailed floor plan and special instructions for hanging work to be fully accessible. Art is displayed in two spaces in the building: the conference room and the main corridor. The work hangs from a picture rail; approximately 20 average size paintings (or other two-dimensional media) can be hung. The exhibit should fill both spaces.

Past Exhibits

Works by GRACE artists

Nancy Tomczak

Hannah Morris

Jonathan VanTassel

Nick Neddo

Bhakti Ziek

Tony Conner

Art Costa

Piper Strong

Diane Donovan

Jeff Clarke

Alexis Kyriak

Janet Fredericks

Robert Gold