Crowell Gallery

The Crowell Art Gallery in the back of the Library showcases the incredible talent and diversity of artists in our, and neighboring, communities.  From January to February the Library exhibits its permanent collection of works by southern Vermont artists, purchased and selected by Robert Crowell. Each month thereafter features a different exhibitor, sometimes with a Saturday afternoon reception to meet the artist.

Gallery Schedule – 2014


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Pastel Visions – Cicely Carroll, Monica Hastings, Deedee Jones, Donna Bascom Lund, Pat McPike, Jean Pollock and Maggie Smith


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Artists – Jackie Abrams, Patricia Burleson, Kris McDermet, Susan Osgood, Lauri Richardson and Deidre Scherer

Elements is a celebration of six artists working in diverse mediums – fiber, ceramic and print. Drawing inspiration from their surroundings, they all share a passion for the basic elements of art: shape, form, line, color, light, movement, texture, and space.

June    “Local Art”
Some of the many artists in our area have come together to exhibit in an eclectic mix of artistic visions. The show opens May 31st.
Paul Madalinski, Ellen Darrow, Thanice Petrak, Debbie Turner, Steven Meyer, Jean Pollock, Meris Morrison, David Brown, Lesley Heathcote, Lauren Watrous, Caryn King, Georgie Runkle, Leonard Ragouzeous and Esther Fielding

May    Brattleboro Camera Club

April    Timson Hill Preschool  Artwork by preschoolers during the Month of the Child

March   John Hagearty  Watercolors  Reception March 1st 2-4pm

Janurary - February  Our permanent collection of Vermont artists. These artists include Clare Adams, Eric Aho, Barbara Comfort, Janet Fish, James Florschutz, Michael Harlow, Marcy Hermansader, Wolf Kahn, Mallory Lake, Emily Mason, Julies Olitski, Susan Osgood, John Ridgway, Roger Sandes, Harry Saxman, Deidre Scherer, Johnny Swing, and James Urbaska.


Upcoming Schedule – 2014

September   A Windham County Sampler of Weavers and Felters

October   Dale DiMauro   Watercolors 

November    Marilyn Allen   Oil Paintings

December   Sew What’s of Newfane


Archives – 2013

Kate Hennessy, Floorcloth Maker, through September 28th

Like many people, I had never heard of hand-painted canvas floorcloths until a neighbor, floorcloth artist, Lisa Curry Mair, from Weathersfield, Vermont, was looking for a helper. I apprenticed with her for six months, and from that small beginning, I fell in love with the materials, the process and the outcome. I am inspired by traditional 18th- and 19th-century American and English designs, but I also enjoy exploring folk motifs from around the world, especially Celtic. I am always looking for ideas that will sit well in kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms, or hallways as I’m a great believer of functional art and living one’s daily life with beautiful and unique things. Painting floorcloths is a simple and freeing way for me to explore color and design, happily knowing that they will be used and worn.

N W Casey, Photography, October 5-26

N W Casey’s Kaleidoscope photographs are from original images, and the digital manipulation is a separate manifestation in which a complexity is created that is continuously interesting. He is among the first modern artists to use this combination of media as a serious art form.


The Bridges of Windham County, November 2-30

Members of the Brattleboro Camera Club will display a collection of their photographs of the bridges of Windham County especially featuring the stone arch bridges built by Newfane resident James Follett in the early 1900s.

Sew Whats, Quilts, December 7-28

Quilts by Vera Harrington.