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 our 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, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Exhibiting through October 31: Tony Conner

Artist Statement — An Artist’s Journey Through The Seasons

This exhibit includes a series of work mostly focused on the effect of seasonal weather on the landscape. Nearly all of them are paintings done “en plein air” and are direct, immediate expressions of moments in time. 

There are a number of things that may attract me to a particular moment or scene - the pattern of individual objects, contrasts of color, value, or intensity and, most of all, the particular quality of light. 

My senses are very in tune with time as it passes through the cycle of seasons and how particular moments in time are reflected in the character of the landscape.  Times of transition - especially those that occur as one season changes to another – are especially captivating, since the landscape reflects the transition with subtle contrasts. 

Watercolor is truly the medium of light and is my medium of choice. Its unique beauty and character result from the interaction of transparent pigments and the light that passes through, to paper and back to the eye. It is the perfect medium for capturing subtle effects of light, color and value. 

Past Exhibits

Art Costa

Piper Strong

Diane Donovan

Jeff Clarke

Alexis Kyriak

Janet Fredericks

Robert Gold