‘Art for All’ show opens at Canal Street Art Gallery

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St., presents the "Art For All" seasonal group show, sharing the gifts from the many artists of the region and marking the gallery's seventh year. According to the gallery, the show is curated to be reflective of what artists are currently creating with a mission to make art appreciation accessible and affordable to all.

The show opens Friday, Nov. 17, and is on view through Jan. 6. During the 3rd Friday Gallery Night from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a celebration and opportunity to meet the artists.

This year's show includes artwork by 23 artists: Penelope Arms, Tafi Brown, Jean Cannon, Spaulding Dunbar, Len Emery, Jaqueline Evans, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Lesley Heathcote, Medora Hebert, Deedee Jones, Theresa Karpinski, Carol Keiser, (1)Charlotte Lacoste, Patricia Magrosky, Jeanne McMahan, Pat McPike, MC Noyes, Phyllis Odessey, Phyllis Rosser, Roxy Rubel, Gretchen Seifert, and Marianne Shaugnessy.

The "Art For All" show offers what the gallery calls "affordable, easy-to-fall-in-love-with artworks." This year, the show introduces transparent pricing: Each artist sets a price for the artwork, and a price for the frame. The gallery takes its commission for sale of the artwork only, in an effort to help artists with rising framing costs.

Labels on each work also show the amount the artist is paid from the sale. The use of transparent pricing, the gallery says, is "to make the purchase of original art even more accessible, user friendly, and easily understood."

The gallery employs a sliding commission scale, taking a lower percentage on artwork priced under $200. The gallery also continues to consign new inventory in its flat file of unframed works from 34 represented artists. Many are priced for less than $100; some for less than $50.

All gallery events are free; for wheelchair accessibility call 802-289-0104. Canal Street Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit, or contact 802-289-0104 or [email protected].

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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