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Monday, February 1, 2016

February News

Here's what's happening this month....

On View:

Vermont Artists on Exhibit

Featuring diverse artwork by 6 Vermont artists, including SDA Vermont members Judy Dales and Karen Henderson.
Also exhibiting: Kari Meyer, Gary Mylik, Frank Peabody, and Daryl V. Storrs
Woodstock Dentistry Gallery
2174 Max Markham Way, Suite 2B
Woodstock, VT

Intimacy + Materiality
"SPAWN", 2014 and "Blast I", 2012      by Jodi Colella

An exhibit that considers and employs the specific histories of cloth and material culture within the respective contemporary practices of 13 artists. Including the work of SDA members Jodi Colella (MA) and Elizabeth Fram.
Also exhibiting: Sarah Amos, Mike Andrews, Emily Barletta, Liz Collins, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Amy Honchell, Jeffrey Jenkins, J. Morgan Puett, Rebecca Purcell, Kathleen Schneider, and Fraser Taylor
January 22 - April 10, 2016
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT

Mitchell・Giddings Fine Arts

"Autumn" by Jackie Abrams

As gallery artists, work by Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenetzky can be seen at
Mitchell ・Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT

Black, White, Read All Over, detail    by Elizabeth Fram

This group show features the work of over 20 Vermont artists, including Elizabeth Fram, where "viewers will be taken beyond the banality of the decay to a place where remarkable beauty lies within discarded gems rescued from waste."
January 30 - March 19, 2016
Chandler Gallery
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT

On the Surface

An exhibition of work by 8 Vermont members of the Surface Design Association
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Rosalind Daniels, Judy Dales, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Karen Henderson, Marya Lowe and Almuth Palinkas.
January 8 - April 3, 2016
Bridges Resort Gallery
202 Bridges Circle
Warren, VT

Mid-installation images by Judy Dales and Marya Lowe

Call for Entries:

Visionary Conspiracy
at Studio Place Arts, Barre VT
Members of the Surface Design Association Vermont chapter are invited to apply for inclusion in Studio Place Arts' July/August exhibition, which intends to incite compassion and beauty through deploying fiber artists to craft "extreme examples of exquisiteness" with threads, textiles, wool, needles and looms. 
Interested artists should submit proposals to Eve Jacobs-Carnahan at by May 1, 2016.
To join the SDA, visit

Baskets for a Cause
Jackie Abrams will be teaching a class on crocheting with plastic bags on February 10th and 24th, with proceeds going to Groundworks Food Shelf.  See more

Karen Henderson has been awarded a partial Merit Scholarship to attend an Artist Residency this winter at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.


As part of the Marble House Residency she attended last fall, Karen was among several artist residents interviewed by WBTN radio host Thomas Lawrence Toscano of The Listening Shires program on radio station 1370AM out of Bennington, VT. Karen writes, "It was an honor to be a guest on the program with artist Jeanette Ehlers. The host, Thomas, is a natural and engaging conversationalist."

Follow this link to listen