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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.

Through December 31, 2015: Outsider Art Inside

works by 9 GRACE artists

GRACE began in 1975 at the St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center. Don Sunseri, a newly transplanted artist working at the Center provided art materials, encouragement, and a supportive environment, letting residents explore on their own. As a result, they produced a stream of beautiful, often biographical art works. The art was later organized into slide lectures and publications. Since that time hundreds of exhibits have traveled to galleries, museums, and art centers, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Today, GRACE has blossomed into a small, non-profit organization which now has a staff of five and runs more than 500 workshops annually. GRACE brings weekly artmaking workshops to the places where people live and work: nursing homes, mental health centers, senior meal sites, adult day centers, and artists' homes.

Artists represented in this show are Gayleen Aiken, Joel Bertelson, Larry Bissonnette, Ken Bridges, Merrill Densmore, Lawrence Fogg, T.J. Goodrich, Dot Kibbee, and James Nace.

more about the exhibit
GRACE website

Exhibiting Your Work

We currently have an open call to artists interested in exhibiting their work in 2016.

If you are chosen for exhibition you will receive a detailed floor plan and special instructions for hanging your work to be fully accessible. Work 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. Exhibit should fill both spaces.

Past Exhibits

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