Canal Street Art Gallery celebrates six years of sharing art

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal Street, presents the Art For All Seasonal group show, sharing the gifts from the many artists of this region and celebrating the start of the gallery's sixth year.

The show is on view through Jan. 7. All are invited to join the gallery on 3rd Friday Gallery Night, Dec. 16. Gallery events are free and open to the public.

This year's Art For All Seasonal group show presents a collection of artworks by Clare Adams, Penelope Arms, Jean Cannon, Len Emery, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Judi Forman, Karen Fortier, Kim Grall, Lesley Heathcote, Medora Hebert, Yevette Hendler, Deedee Jones, Wyatt R. Kail, Carol Keiser, Nick Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Susan McNulty, Phyllis Odessey, Melissa Rubin, C.A. Santa Maria, Marianne Shaughnessy, Zachary Shaw, Maurine Sutter, and Kathleen Zimmerman.

This group show is an annual open call to local artists to exhibit one larger artwork alongside three small works. The show presents a diversity of media and subject matter, both reflective of what artists are currently creating and curated to make art appreciation accessible and affordable to all.

Kim Grall uses materials grown, collected, and produced entirely by the artist to create this year's collection of miniature one-of-a-kind ornamental gourds, such as zebras, fish, stars, and acorns, and offering this year's show starting price of $25.

Other works such as Yevette Hendler's Demise of the Urban Snowman, an archival pigment print; Jean Cannon's Winter Sky, a watercolor; and Clare Adams's Bees, a reverse painted glass, may be purchased for under $100.

Susan Mcnulty's Icing Over, Marianne Shaughnessy's Shadows, and Karen Fortier's Snow Covered Mountains, all original watercolor paintings, along with Judi Forman's colored pencil on copper with sterling silver pendant, and niobium with sterling silver drop earrings, are all offered for less than $200.

Oil paintings, such as Kitchen Sink 1 by Nancy Fitz-Rapalje and Towards the Ridgeline by Marcie Maynard, and pastel paintings, such as Over The Hills by Deedee Jones and At His Post by Lesley Heathcote, are all priced from $200 to $400.

The Canal Street Art Gallery exhibits original art with a focus on local and regional artists and shows works by established artists alongside new and outsider talent. In 2023, the gallery programming will feature six represented artist solo and small group shows, alongside five open call group shows.

This provides a range of opportunities to artists with varying career levels and creative goals. While the Canal Street Art Gallery's sales of art come from local, national, and international placements, the most amount of support is from the local and regional communities. Currently, the gallery represents 27 artists with a rotating inventory of about 400 pieces of original art.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit online, call 802-289-0104, or email [email protected].

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