CSAG seeks entries for ‘Truth Telling’ art show

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery (CSAG), 23 Canal St., presents "Truth Telling: Finding Reconciliation Through Art." Opening Friday, Jan. 19, and on view through March 2, the Truth Telling exhibit supports community well-being and resiliency by providing a safe and accepting space to use art as a way to interact with difficult subject matter.

To include all artists, Truth Telling is curated through an open call for entry, and firstly reaches out to Abenaki, Pennacook, and Wabanaki Peoples. Upon announcing the Truth Telling show, CSAG enacts its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). RAP's are created to help steer organizations' visions, missions, and actions with respect to relationships, advocacy, and opportunity for Indigenous communities.

Image submissions for CSAG's Truth Telling show are due Jan. 9. Artists may submit one to three artworks. The exhibition fee is a sliding scale: $0–$18 for one entry, $0–$36 for two entries, and $0–$54 for three entries. Artwork delivery is on Tuesday, Jan. 16. To submit, visit

Along with the announcement of the Truth Telling exhibit, the gallery shares its land acknowledgment: CSAG is located on (1)Ndakinna (our home), the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook, and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. The gallery, sitting along the Kwenitekw, or Long River (Connecticut River), next to the Kchi Pontekw, or Great Falls (Bellows Falls), gives gratitude to the land and waterways and the alnôbak (people) who have stewarded Ndakinna throughout the generations.

Canal Street Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to online, call Mike Noyes by phone at 802-289-0104, or send emails to [email protected].

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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