Ashley Wolff: Reinventing the View

Ashley Wolff: Reinventing the View

Join us on Friday, August 31, from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception of “Reinventing the View”, a solo show of new work by artist and illustrator Ashley Wolff. Ashley brings her lush color sense and accomplished brushwork to a wide range of subjects, from exuberant florals to new explorations in landscape and abstraction. Ashley has […]

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Announcing The Quilt Trail of Brandon, Vermont

Quilt Trail Sampler

The road through town is under construction, but the artists of Brandon are blazing a trail of their own: The Quilt Trail of Brandon, Vermont. It’s the Brandon Artists Guild’s latest community arts project. The quilt boards – up to 4-foot square – adorn barns, businesses and homes around our village. Each is hand-painted by […]

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Deborah Goodwin: Fabrications in Clay

Deborah Goodwin: Fabrications in Clay

This summer we’re proud to present a solo show of ceramic works by one of our newest members, Stockbridge VT artist Deborah Goodwin. The exhibit, Fabrications in Clay, will be at the Guild Gallery from June 29 to August 28. If Deborah’s pieces resemble fabric, there’s a good reason. “I’ve borrowed techniques from apparel manufacturing,” explains […]

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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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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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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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An Artist’s Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

An Artist's Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.” -Brenda Ueland Few people know exactly what inspires them and makes them happy from the get go. Sometimes it takes years of focused effort to finally find out who you are and what you love — and it’s that […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

“Many people who excel are self-taught.” – Herb Ritts It takes passion and dedication to educate yourself to a master level in anything, but when it comes to exceptionally detailed, realistic paintings, one might be inclined to think that receiving a formal education in the medium would be the only way to get there. Painter Mike Mayone proves that wrong. A […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

An Artist's Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

Long-time Guild member Dolores Furnari has two major artistic passions: theorem painting and ornamental art. Both are Early American art forms. Traditionally, theorem painting is done on cotton velveteen using handmade stencils before doing detail work by hand. The art form was popular in schools for girls and women during the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States […]

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