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Accessible parking and entrance to VAULT is in the parking lot behind the gallery. (Entrance to parking lot is a few doors down on the right.) Best is to call us at 802-885-7111 so that we’ll expect you or ring the doorbell.
VAULT (Visual Art Using Local Talent) is a nonprofit visual arts organization and Vermont State Craft Center. In a former bank space, complete with a vault, we serve the community as an educational resource with our schedule of workshops and lectures.
We serve our artist community by providing a marketplace for their work. Both the gallery and the gift shop carry only original, juried, handcrafted local and regional artwork. VAULT was established to encourage an appreciation of the visual arts while furthering the revitalization of downtown Springfield.
Photo: Books by Steve Aikenhead
Gallery at the VAULT is proud to present a new Open Wall show "Rhythms". This show includes beautiful photographs, paintings, paper sculpture, Native American ceremonial pipes, mixed media wall hangings, pressed flowers, and needle work.
Open Wall is a non-juried show for any artists living in a 30 mile radius of Springfield. Enjoy a variety of fine art and fun fantasy created by neighbors and friends. The works will be on display until July 25.
The photo is "Bouquet and Fresco" by Gil Perry
"Art In Bloom"
Gallery at the VAULT invites you to celebrate the season in a glorious display of artwork, "Art in Bloom", through July 17. This is an opportunity to soak in the beauty of VAULT's artists renderings of flowers - a spectacular show with all new work.
The artists are Jeanne Carbonetti, Robert Carsten, Richard Cofrancesco, Bradley Jackson, Dolores Kuhn, Len Emery, Rob O'Brien, Dan O'Donnell, Gene Parulis, Gil Perry, Lynn VanNatta and Gail Barton. WOW, what a group.
We are so fortunate to have them all here at the gallery.
Steampunk Artist Invitation
Gallery at the VAULT is having a Steampunk Show from August 21 through September 25 to correspond with the Steampunk Festival on September 21 and 22. If you are a steampunk artist and would like to show and sell your work at the gallery please bring in what you would like to display which will be juried on August 7. Accepted pieces will be kept through the duration of the show. Artists will be notified by phone of the jury results.
Drop off times are between the hours of 11 and 5 Thursday, August 1, Friday, August 2, or Saturday, August 3. Your work can also be dropped off on Monday, August 5 between 11:30 and 2:30. We love large pieces, but do not have the room to display them to their best advantage so please bring in smaller works.
Please attach your name, phone and some information about your process.
Ross Meyer - Tulip Tree Turnings
A lifetime observing his dad create reproduction furniture and wood turnings instilled in Ross a desire to develop and hone his own wood-working skills. After graduating from high school, Ross pursued his interest in aircraft with a degree in aerospace administration and worked many years in the airline industry.
After returning home, Ross began to learn turning from his father and shared time in the wood shop as a partner-hobbyist. His ingenuity, attention to detail and unique vision create one of a kind pieces. They feel silky, which is achieved by hand buffing multiple coats of a totally natural finish made by Ross himself.
Ross’s concern for the environment, combined with his appreciation for the intrinsic beauty within pieces of wood that are unsuitable for lumber, has led to his using only “found wood”. Examples include burl, crotch and spalted finds, much of it gathered from his own property, as well as discards from saw mills, old pallets, and wind-falls from friends and neighbors. Woods like sumac, lilac, flame bush, bittersweet and yew that are commercially unusable bring variety to his work. Then with an eye for bringing out the natural beauty of each individual piece, and through use of handmade tools, Ross is ready for an amazing creation to emerge.
His work has been displayed in juried art shows, fairs, and several galleries in New England. Ross resides in Charlestown, NH.