General News

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Here are a few items taken from the October issue of Valley Arts’ nine-times-per-year emailed newsletter.

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From the Board President and our Executive Director:

September continued our busy schedule—Multi-Medium Mania kept drawing viewers till the show closed; the 29th Annual Photo Show opened to a huge crowd and great reviews; nationally recognized artist Aline Ordman conducted a terrific 2-day workshop; and the fall exhibit in the Festival Gallery, “The Wind Needs No Invitation,” a solo show by North Carolina artist Deanna Chilian, fills the walls with vibrant color.

Mother Nature cooperated with beautiful weekend weather for the first 3-day Barns & Bridges Festival, which brought many visitors to the Valley to enjoy not only our iconic covered bridges and barns, but many special activities hosted by local businesses and individuals. Our thanks again to everyone who participated in this inaugural event. We’re eager for the bright colors of fall, planning for another great year and looking forward to your joining us.

Julie Burns, President
Barbara Greene, Executive Director



Not to be Missed!

At the Festival Gallery

“The Wind Needs No Invitation,” an exhibit of paintings by Asheville, NC, artist Deanna Chilian is at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield. This exciting show reflects Chilian’s love of vibrant color and the importance of composition and value in her work. The show runs through December 22; gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1-5.




The First in the “Be Inspired” Series of Photography Talks

David Garten inaugurates the seven-session program; the schedule for the next session in the series is below.
No need for prior registration – just come and join us for one or more inspiring evenings!


Doors open 6pm – Presentations 6:30 – 8:30pm
No admission charge

October 10, 2018 – Music and Street Photography 0f Cuba – David Garten

November 14, 2018 – Portrait Photography – Barrie Fisher

January 9, 2019 – Macro Photography – Amalia Veralli

February 13, 2019 – Nature Photography – Gustav W. Verderber

March 13, 2019 – Landscape Photography – Kurt Budliger

April 10, 2019 – Night Photography – Loren Fisher

May 8, 2019 – Black and White – Josh Axelrod