Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery Prepares New Exhibition of Fine Art and Hand Crafted Jewelry for Brattleboro’s August 3rd Gallery Walk

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Showing regional fine art and contemporary American crafts for 40 years - new painting and jewelry arrive at Brattleboro Gallery for August exhibition.

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Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery

Southern Vermont's Premier Art Gallery

Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery, in its 40th year, announces its August exhibition. In addition to the fine art and contemporary American craft of more than 350 artisans, the gallery will feature the oil paintings of Dane Tilghman and watercolors and oils of Marrin Robinson during the Aug. 3 Gallery Walk.

For the month of August, featured artists include Marrin Robinson of Vermont and Dane Tilghman of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Andrea and Jim Lorette of Jayelay Jewelers will demonstrate how they make jewelry from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at the gallery.

Artist Marrin Robinson will greet visitors and tell about her experiences of painting the plains of Kansas over the past year. Marrin is home for the summer from a teaching job at Kansas State University. Her painting style – using both watercolor and oil -- has been described recently as “exuberant”.

Dane Tilghman is the other featured artist for August. Dane’s work is in the African American Museum and he was featured in a book of the “100 Best Artists of the Brandywine Valley” last year. More than 30 works by Tilghman will be available for viewing and purchase.

Several artists featured at this Vermont Art Gallery have been getting extra notice regionally and nationally. The July/August issue of Artscope Magazine focuses on Janis Sanders, who paints in oil and works with a palette knife to create some striking effects punctuated by his signature blue sky. He’s brought three new paintings in for our August show and will be a featured artist in October.

In other news, Charlie Hunter just won “Best in Show” at the Plein Air Easton Competition & Arts Fair in Maryland. The show at Easton is one of the premier plein air competitions in the United States. More than 400 applied for the show and only 48 were accepted. Charlie reports that he had an excellent number of sales as well. Hunter’s monochromatic oils will be on display for the month of August.

Owners Susan and Greg Worden invite you to visit when you’re in Southeastern Vermont and see first-hand the quality of the workmanship on display. Whether it be oil paintings, watercolors, egg temperas, acrylics, jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wrought iron, clocks, pewter, turned wooden bowls, hand-crafted furniture including a comfortable rocking chair that conforms to whoever sits in it, paintings, photographs, sculpture, lamps, scarves and fiber arts, or hand-fashioned wedding and commitment rings, Vermont Artisan Designs is a gallery not to be missed.

Vermont Artisan Designs is open seven days a week at 106 Main St. in Brattleboro, a town recently voted the No. 11 best small town in America by Smithsonian Magazine and voted in the Top 25 best arts towns with populations under 100,000 by readers of American Style Magazine.

In addition to the monthly first Friday Gallery Walks, Brattleboro hosts numerous concerts and activities including the annual Strolling of the Heifers in June, a village celebration in July, a well-regarded literary festival in October and ongoing concerts at the Vermont Jazz Center.

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