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.
Left to right Lydia Batten, Lois Reynolds, Joy Wallens-Penford, Jorika Stockwell, and Penne Tompkins
Calligraphy Show Artists
Calling All Local Artists
You are invited to show your work at Gallery at the VAULT in our Open Wall Show.
This is a chance to display your work in a non-juried show. There is no fee. The theme for our next show is "Rhythms". Themes are loosely adhered to. This is a great opportunity for artists who would like to get their work out there for the first time as well as for seasoned artists.
Please bring work that is framed and wired for hanging and acceptable for viewing by all ages. You can bring in 2 works if they are 18'" x 20" or smaller, or 1 if it is larger. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery and fiber art are welcome along with the paintings and photos.
The time to bring them in is Thursday, May 2 from 5pm to 6:30 pm, Friday, May 3 from 11am to 5pm., and Saturday May 4 from 11am to 5pm. The show will run from May 8 to July 25.
The photo is from our current show, "Contrasts". Fox by Marita Johnson, Plains Pipes by Michael Caron (Heart of the Bear), and cards by residents of Cedar Hill Memory Care Center.
Learn Watercolor Painting Techniques for a Realistic Animal
Would you like to paint your pet or a wild animal? Join Joanna Alix at Gallery at the VAULT to learn Watercolor Painting Techniques for a Realistic Animal on Saturday, May 11 from 11 am to 3 pm.
In this workshop you will focus on the watercolor techniques that will help you paint a realistic animal face. You will paint a sampler during the introductory lessons on how to use dry brushing techniques for the fur texture, how to create eyes using layering and wet into wet, and other methods of adding detail. Using this sampler and a photo, you will then paint the animal's face. Knowledge of basic watercolor is helpful, but not necessary.
Please sketch your animal before the workshop. Fee is $40. for members and $50. for non members. A materials list will be available upon registration.