“Early Winter Cornfield” by David Brown.
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“Early Winter Cornfield” by David Brown.

Vermont Pastel Society exhibits in November at Crowell Gallery

NEWFANE — For the month of November, the Crowell Gallery, 23 West St., welcomes back the South East Regional Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society (VPS). Sixteen local artists have selected their finest original pastel work to display. All artwork is for sale; artist information and pricing will be available.

Exhibitors include Deedee Jones, David Brown, Gill Truslow, Monica Hastings, Lesley Heathcote, Carol Corliss, Carroll Durand, Melody Reed, Chris Reid, Matt Peake, Maggie Smith, Pat McPike, Cath Stockbridge, Matt Beck, Maureen Spinale, and Ann Coleman.

All are experienced artists who enjoy working in pastel, a medium that consists of pure pigment mixed with enough binder to form a stick. Pastels have been used by artists for centuries. The finished works are highly archival and permanent.

The VPS is a volunteer organization founded in 1999, currently with about 100 members. The purpose of the VPS is to build and strengthen connections among pastel artists. The organization hosts two large exhibits per year, numerous workshops statewide, and now has several regional hubs that promote their own exhibits and events as well.

A percentage of sales will support the Moore Free Library, a private, nonprofit, community resource. Library and gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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