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Exhibition Archives

August 10 - September 7, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, August 10. 5-7pm


Capturing the Unseen World: Abstract Paintings by Axel Stohlberg and John David O'Shaughnessy

Rebecca Lawrence Gallery Entry and Clifford B. West Gallery


Nicholas Gaffney - 12A

E.N. Wennberg Gallery

Gallery Talk: Thursday, August 23, 5:30pm


Carmelo Midili - The Space Beyond

Gallery 3

Gallery Talk: Thursday, August 16, 5:30pm


Form and Pattern

An Exhibition of Work by Linda Roesch to Benefit AVA

October 10 - November 15


2013 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition

February 8 - March 1

Friday, February 15, 5-7pm




AVA's Upper Valley High School Exhibition is an exciting opportunity to view, collectively, some of the best artworks created by Upper Valley teens.

Click here to download the press release for the 2013 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition, including the list of the 20 participating schools!

The 2013 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: CoolSnowGlobes; Defiance Electric & Crossover, Inc. and Leading Edge Design Group; The Doris Mollica Fund of the Rotary Club of Lebanon; GOSSLOGAN Insurance Agency; Jennifer Snyder, Coldwell Banker-Redpath & Co.; Mascoma Savings Bank; Quechee Country Store; and Schuster, Buttrey, & Wing, P.A.


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Focus on Film - As Art, On Art

In our 40th anniversary year AVA is pleased to pay homage to the media of film as an integral part of the visual arts. Our new series, Focus on Film - As Art, On Art will pay special tribute to films on artists and art collectors as well as to film as a moving-image art form. To enhance the experience, each screening will be paired with a talk or panel discussion.

This film series, free and open to the public, will take place in AVA's Clifford B. West Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

A very special thank you goes to Jane and Peter McLaughlin for their generosity in underwriting the series.

Additionally, we are pleased to present two documentaries with a focus on local work history.


Herb & Dorothy (Directed by Megumi Sasaki, 2008, 87 min)

Thursday, 10/3. 7-9pm

Michael R. Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, will introduce the film and discuss the role of the contemporary art collector.


Beauty is Embarrasing (Directed by Beil Berkeley, 2012, 87 min, adult content)

Thursday, 10/10, 7-9pm

Geri Deluca, Chair of AVA's 40th Anniversary Year Events, will moderate a group discussion after the film.


Bone Wind Fire (Directed by Jill Sharpe, 2013 winner of Best Canadian Film at Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art, 30 minutes)

Thursday, 10/17, 7-9pm

Director Jill Sharpe will lead a discussion about her process and the vivid work of her subjects.


Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (Directed by Megumi Saski, 2013, 87 min)

Sunday, 10/20, 7-9pm, * The pamphlet states 5-7pm, 7-9pm is the correct time. *

Michael R. Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, will introduce the film in the context of the Hood Museum of Art's 50 works from the Vogel Collection.


Five Contemporary Multi-Media Artists (Featuring Works by Gina Adams, Rich Fedorchak, Roger Goldenberg, Case Hathaway-Zapeda, and Torin Porter.)

Thursday, 10/24, 7-9pm

Margaret Jacobs, AVA's Exhibition Coordinator, will moderate a post-screening panel discussion.


The Artist as Filmmaker - A Program of Short Experimental Films (Featuring works ranging from Man Ray to Jan Svankmajer, Jodie Mack, Stacey Steers and more!)  

Thursday, 10/31, 7-9pm

Filmmaker Tara Merenda Nelson will be present to screen and discuss her work.




The Mudroom

Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm

Wow! What an Amazing Gathering -- Thank you!!!


The Mudroom, an initiative modeled after NPR’s “The Moth Radio Hour,” is where adults in the Upper Valley come together to share real-life stories. Enjoy the story telling, good food and engaging company.

Please save the date for our next gathering of The Mudroom:  Thursday, March 13, 7-9pm.  The theme will be "Spring Fling!"



AVA's 20th Annual Juried Summer Exhibition

June 21 - July 26


AVA's Twentieth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition is generously sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.


Click here to download AVA's 2013 Juried Show press release

Click here to download the 2013 Juried Show Award Winners press release

Click here to download the 2013 Juried Show Juror's Statement


Two Documentary Films with a Focus on Local Work History

Hand of Brick: Densmore Brick Company -- A Look Back (Directed by Stefan van Norden, 2013, 60 min)

Saturday, 10/19, 7-9pm

Lebanon's Densmore Brick Factory, which closed in 1976 after 170 years of production, made the bricks that contributed to the built environment of the Upper Valley, including much of Dartmouth College. 


Connecting the Threads -- Overalls to Art: The H.W. Carter and Sons Factory (Directed by Kenneth C. Turino, 2013, 37 min)

Sunday, 10/27, 5-7pm

This documentary, co-produced by Historic New England, CATV, and AVA, focuses on the history of work in AVA's landmark building. This screening celebrates the film's recent accolade - The 2013 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History.


Four Artists, Four Decades

Mayor, Keenan, Randall, West

September 7 - October 4

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm


Click here to download the press release for Mayor, Keenan, Randall, West.