Jury Announcement

An Exhibiting Membership at the Brandon Artists Guild is a juried position. If you wish to be considered for membership, please complete the online application below. Artists who wish to show work of different media must submit an application for each medium. Each application must be followed up with a $25 non-refundable fee. The next jury […]

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Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017

Warren Kimble — Folk Art 2017

In July and August of 2017, the Brandon Artist Guild (The BAG) will celebrate one of its own founders, Warren Kimble, with an exhibition featuring the universally appealing folk art that has made him famous beginning in 1987. The twist is that the folk art imagery he presents this summer is a new body of […]

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Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Vermont Open Studio Weekend

SPRING OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND, in Brandon and Nearby Communities May 27th & 28th are the dates to get to know Vermont’s visual artists and artisans during Open Studio Weekend, an event sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council since 1992. This month Vermont artists open their workspaces to the public — hosting studio tours and demonstrations […]

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Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

The Brandon Artists Guild welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” runs May 3rd through June 27th . Opening reception is May 5th, 5-7pm. Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes […]

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Metal Madness

Metal Madness

Metal Madness A one-man show of artist-designed steel works by Dick Kirby Wrought iron and steel home accents add a special element of warmth to the Brandon Artists Guild. Lamps, weather vanes, candleholders, and coat racks are just a few of Dick’s works that will be shown. Dick combines his talent of drawing with metal […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Warren Kimble Shifts From Folk Art to the Abstract

An Artist's Perspective: Warren Kimble Shifts From Folk Art to the Abstract

Warren Kimble may be famous for his contemporary folk art – he is touted as “America’s Best Known Living Folk Artist” after all — but since “retiring” (we use the word loosely as Kimble is as active as ever), he has chosen to explore new artistic horizons, adventuring into the realm of the abstract. Trying […]

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2017 Student Art Show

2017 Student Art Show

From the quiet of winter emerges much energy and excitement as the local students present their art in this annual show. It is a very special time for students, their families and the community to see their work displayed in a professional gallery setting. Student work is from Barstow Memorial School, Leicester Central School, Lothrop […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Patty Sgrecci and the “Interactive Dance” of Sculpture

An Artist’s Perspective: Patty Sgrecci and the “Interactive Dance” of Sculpture

“I have a linear style that incorporates mixed media, balancing color and form in an interactive dance,” Patty Sgrecci, a Vermont artist and Brandon Artist Guild member, says of her kinetic sculptures, a form of art for which she has won several awards and has placed in juried and invitational art shows. As the name implies, kinetic […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: How Norma Jean Rollet Brings Vibrant Life to the Canvas

An Artist's Perspective: How Norma Jean Rollet Brings Vibrant Life to the Canvas

When Norma Jean Rollet was 12 years old, tragedy struck her family: her eldest sister was diagnosed with terminal lupus. For the next six months, her sister spent all but two weeks of her remaining life at the hospital. Norma took on the responsibility of looking after her five younger siblings and helped her mother, […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

An Artist's Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

Our earliest experiences as children have the power to shape our lives for years to come. For fine art photographer Douglas Biklen, a member of the Brandon Artists Guild who specializes in abstract images, his earliest childhood moments fostered a lifelong love of art — and a life of artistic exploration. Art was alive and well on […]

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Family Class: Clay Play for Two–Ceramic Wall Pockets

Family Class: Clay Play for Two--Ceramic Wall Pockets

Dasha Kalisz, instructor. All supplies provided. 1 Parent and 1 Child. An adult must accompany each child.Create your own ceramic wall pocket for yourself or as a gift. Fee of $30 per couple is for 1 pocket. Add $10 for each additional pocket. 
Dasha Kalisz is a ceramic artist and middle school art teacher at […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

An Artist's Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

Sometimes describing one’s own art can be difficult. Traditional forms of art may easily lend themselves to being understood based on history, but contemporary folk art — like that made by Robin Kent — defies description. Throughout her career, Kent has consistently realized that her artwork needs to be seen to be understood. For Kent, the process of developing into […]

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