Crowell Gallery

2015 was the 15th Anniversary for the Crowell Gallery – In 2000, (the now late) Robert Crowell and his wife Muriel Crowell funded the renovation of the Moore’s 1890 post and beam barn which is now the Crowell Gallery. In 2004 the tensor lighting was installed as a gift from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.

The Crowell Art Gallery is accessed through the Moore Free Library and it showcases the incredible talent and diversity of artists in our local communities.  From January to February the Library exhibits its permanent collection of works by southern Vermont artists, purchased and selected by Robert & Muriel Crowell. Each month thereafter features a different exhibitor, usually with an opening reception.

Gallery Schedule – 2016

Jan-Feb – Crowell permanent collection – 
Robert & Muriel Crowell’s personal collection of art by Vermont artists donated to the library in 2000

March – Bill Schommer

April –  Timson Hill & Newbrook Elementary

May – Steve Lloyd

June – Vermont Watercolor Society/Brattleboro hub

July – Rich Ray

August – Cai Xi & Le Xi

September – Susan Wilson & Anna Koloseike

October – Kathie Gatto-Gurney

November – Saxtons River Art Guild

December – Brattleboro Camera Club

Gallery Exhibits – 2015

Mid Jan-Mar  Moore Free Library’s Crowell Collection    April – Timson Hill Preschool & Newbrook Elementary School art students

May – Tiffany Heerema, collage artist

June – Gregg Wapner, watercolors

July – Michaela Harlow, pastels

Aug – Sharon Myers, The Pantyhose Installation

Sept – Janie Davies & Jeri Macdonald, oils & mixed media

Oct – Lauren Watrous, painting

Nov – Matt Peake, Barbara Baker-Bury, Scott Morgan

Dec – Sew What’s of Newfane, fiber

Archives – 2015

November – Matt Peake, Scott Morgan, and Barbara Baker-Bury








Watrous Reception Oct. 2015

Show Postcard


Myers Pantyhose 1


library quilts






Windham County Sampler for website


2014 Archives


Making Peace With Oddity: 

Paintings by Marilyn Allen and Nan Hemingway

MA_092214_08_72dpiMarilyn Allen

MA_092214_14_72dpi  Nan Heminway

The paintings and drawings of Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway, informed by their practice of visiting each other’s studio, will be exhibited November 1-December 10, 2014.

Allen, who has been an outreach painting teacher at the River Gallery School for ten years, lives in Halifax. Her paintings began with landscapes dominated by trees in the wild environment where she lives. The focus of her current body of work has moved into a closer perspective that dissolves shapes into more abstracted forms inspired by both natural and manmade shapes.

Heminway’s life as an artist began as an architect and then turned toward the medium of porcelain pottery. She created many works, both practical and sculptural, that expressed her vision in elegant forms. Heminway returned to painting and ink drawings in the 90’s, creating work that reflects her passion for form, color and the spaces in between.


Dale DiMauro, Watercolors

Opening Reception October 11, 10 a.m. – noon  

As long as Dale DiMauro can remember, he has always loved to draw and create things. DiMauro developed his appreciation for the local landscape when he was a boy exploring Putney with his two brothers. Even today he loves to be outside in nature: hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, or playing tennis.  DiMauro earned his degree in landscape architecture at the Universityof Oregon in 1992. Throughout the years he has filled sketchbooks with drawings and watercolor studies of figures and landscapes. His work has evolved from pen and ink to ink with watercolor washes to small and then large water color paintings.  Three years ago he started seriously honing his talents in watercolor.  His recent efforts have been focused on winter scenes, especially of homes in Brattleboro.  He currently resides in Brattleboro with his wife.  He is pleased to be able to hold this exhibit at Moore Free Library Crowell Gallery in Newfane.


Windham County Sampler for website


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


poster for library july

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

November    Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway 

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Reception from 3-5 pm.

MA_092214_08_72dpiMarilyn Allen

MA_092214_14_72dpi  Nan Heminway

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.