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Spotlight Gallery

"Middlebury Neighbors" by Robert Gold

Featuring rotating exhibits by Vermont artists, the Council's gallery is located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. The space is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with the corridor exhibit available every day. The conference room is closed Tuesdays until noon, and at other times when the room is occupied.

Artists to Watch Part II

A showcase of contemporary Vermont artists, conceived by Ric Kasini Kadour and curated by six art professionals. The exhibit includes work by Robert Gold (Burlington), August Burns (Middlesex), Jean Cherouny (South Burlington), Caroline Tavelli-Abar (Rochester), Sam Talbot-Kelly (Montpelier), Vanessa Compton (Greensboro), Hannah Morris (Barre), Angelo Arnold (Montpelier), Erika Senft Miller (Colchester), Renee Greenlee (Burlington), and Rose Umerlik (Jeffersonville).

Through June 30, 2018.

Opening Reception

Friday, May 4
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
136 State Street, Montpelier
Meet the artists and guest curators and enjoy light refreshments.


In late 2017, curator Ric Kasini Kadour, editor and publisher of Vermont Art Guide, asked six art professionals to identify artists they feel are on the verge of creating great work. Multidisciplinary artist and marketing consultant Mary Admasian, independent curators Kelly Holt and Stephanie Walker, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Director Danny Lichtenfeld, and Northern Daughters gallerists Sophie Pickens and Justine Jackson identified 25 artists from across the state.

The curator explained: “One of the mandates of the Vermont Art Guide is to direct attention to those artists doing remarkable work. We thought it would be interesting to canvass a selection of guest curators and ask them, ‘What artists are on your radar?’ We are pleased to present this survey of noteworthy artists. And while it is by no means complete, we think it is a great way to kick off a year of looking at and seeking out Vermont art. This collection of artists demonstrates the diversity of practice and approach in the state.”

Read Why Watch Artists, by Ric Kasini Kadour
Read Vermont Art Guide #6.

Artists to Watch Part I was in the gallery during March and April 2018 and included work by Julia Jensen (Putney), Jason Galligan Baldwin (Montpelier), Paul Bowen (Williamsville), Bonnie Baird (Chittenden), Sherri Rigby (Ferrisburgh), Elizabeth Nelson (Glover), Janet Van Fleet (Cabot), Pamela Smith (Bristol), Stephanie Kossmann (Fairfield), Hope Burgoyne (Waterbury), and Chris Curtis (Stowe)

Past Shows

more about past shows

Caroline Tavelli-Abar

The Family Portrait Project

Curator Ric Kasini Kadour

Laura Jane Walker

Kathy Stark

Katie Runde

Elizabeth Nelson

Amanda Amend

Gabriel Tempesta

Dianne Shullenberger

Caryn King

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