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Thursdays until 7pm
(summer only)
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Exhibition Archives

September 14 - October 12

Opening Reception, Friday, September 14, 5-7pm


Aline Ordman - Shadow and Light

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry

Laurie Sverdlove - Wasteland Paintings

Clifford B. West Gallery

Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 5:30pm

Kate Emlen - Painting, Drawing and S'Mores

E.N. Wennberg Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm

Marrin Robinson - Prairie, Desert, Sea

Gallery 3

Grace Ellis - Spirits of Nature

Johnson Sisters Library (Second Floor)



AVA Gallery and Art Center’s Nineteenth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition

June 29 – August 3, 2012

Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington

Three Juror’s Awards and The Cornelia M. Rahmelow Annual Photography Prize will each be accompanied by $250.

All photographs selected for AVA’s Annual Juried Summer Exhibition are eligible for the Cornelia M. Rahmelow Prize; special consideration will be given to submissions by emerging artists.

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AVA's April Exhibitions

April 13 – May 11, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-7pm



Dave LaroMan Vs. Mouse

Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 26, 5:30pm

            Rebecca Lawrence Gallery and Clifford B. West Gallery


Julie PüttgenUnder the Shadowless Tree

Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 3, 5:30pm

            E.N. Wennberg Gallery


Richard AllenSmall Works: Recent Mixed-Media Collages

Gallery Talk: Sunday, April 29, 3pm

            Gallery 3


Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition

February 17 – March 9, 2012

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:

Friday, February 17, 5 - 7pm



The Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition is an exciting opportunity to view, collectively, the best artworks created by Upper Valley teens.

The 2012 Best of the Upper Valley High School Invitational Exhibition is made possible by the generous contributions of the following local businesses, business people, and organizations that support the arts in our community: Advance Transit; Citizens Bank; Defiance Electric & Crossover, Inc.; The Doris Mollica Fund of the Lebanon Rotary Club; Goss Logan Insurance Agency; Jennifer Snyder, Coldwell Banker-Redpath & Co.; Mascoma Savings Bank; Schuster, Buttrey, & Wing, P.A.; andTrumbull-Nelson Construction Company.


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AVA's 2012 Holiday Salon

November 30 - December 24


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Our annual holiday “extravaganza” will have a new look this year. Rather than ranging through all four galleries, this year’s members’ show will feature concentrated, salon-style displays. The exhibition will include the work of artists long associated with AVA as well as those recently involved with our non-profit organization. Works in a variety of media—oil, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, ceramics, textile, sculpture, jewelry, and glass—will be on display and available for sale in a wide range of prices.  AVA’s Holiday Salon will offer not only a lively view of the state of the arts, but also the perfect occasion to acquire gifts of lasting value while also supporting local artists.  Items may be taken as soon as they are purchased, and the exhibition will be replenished as work sells, so be sure to visit again and again!


December Gallery Hours:

Mondays - Saturdays, 11am-5pm

Thursdays, 11am-7pm

Sunday (December 2, 9, 16, and 23), 12noon-4pm

Monday (December 24), 11am-3pm.


Remembering Cornelia: Photographs by Cornelia M. Rahmelow (1943-2012)

July 20 - August 24, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 5:00-7:00pm



AVA Gallery and Art Center’s Nineteenth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition


June 29 – August 3, 2012

Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington

The Juror's Recognition Awards were given to Duncan Johnson of Hartford, VT for his work in reclaimed wood and mixed-media, “Nightshade”; to Phil Lonergan of Campton, NH for his steel sculpture, “Kitchen Triptych”; and to Laurie Sverdlove of Randolph, VT for her oil painting, “Quick Now, Here Now, Always.” The three award winners received cash prizes made possible by Ledyard National Bank’s sponsorship of this exhibition.

Cohen also gave Honorable Mention awards to three artists “working figuratively in vastly different ways.”  These awards were given to Harry Bernard of Walpole, NH for his mixed-media painting, “Was Here 12.2”; to Lisa Rae Spahl of Henniker, NH for her stitching on fabric, “Stumped in Thought”; and to Seano Whitecloud of Fairlee, VT for his video, “The Shape of Being: Universal Body.”

This year’s inaugural recipient of the Annual Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize was M.L. Gitchel of Piermont, NH for her black and white photograph, “The Captain and Marion.”

Click here to read Janie Cohen's juror's statement.


Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank 




January 13–February 10, 2012

Opening Reception: January 13, 5:00-7:00pm

Free and open to the public.

Please join us!


Vision Quest IV—Recent Works by Ted Chafee, Steve Chase, and Gidon Staff

The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing

The Hale Street Gang refers to twelve senior citizens who gather once a week to read aloud from their memoirs-in-progress. Curated by Sara Tucker, the exhibition includes photographs by Jack Rowell, audio recordings courtesy of the Vermont Folklife Center, and text panels from the "Gang's" memoirs.

D'Ann Calhoun Fago—A Retrospective