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.
Gallery at the VAULT is pleased to offer your choice of basket making, Seagrass Storage Baskets or Braided Muffin Baskets, with Annetta Kraayeveld, esteemed artist, teacher, basket maker from Wisconsin. She is traveling via the Northeast Basketmakers Guild and will give a class at VAULT on May 9 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Cost is $100. which includes all materials and pattern. Students should bring their regular weaving tools. A list will be provided at registration. Please register by February 28 so that Annetta can plan her schedule and get the kits sent to us before she travels.
Annetta's passion is creating functional art pieces. She has been teaching across North America since 2000 and has earned several awards, including Best of Nantucket and Viewer's Choice at the 2013 AMB convention and Best of Mold Woven at the 2015 NCBA convention. You can check out her blog call the Basket Teacher, or shop her patterns on her website www.prairiewoodbasketry.com. where you can see photos and details of the baskets offered in this workshop.
Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor
Robert J. O'Brien is offering a workshop in Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor at Gallery at the VAULT from 9:30am to 4:00pm on Saturday, April 6. This is an opportunity to learn from a first-rate artist and instructor.
Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition. Layering and blending color into soft edges will also be taught. The course will focus on painting from close-up photo references of flowers in an artistic setting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session.
If there are more than 6 students, the workshop will be held at the Art Gym in Springfield; therefore, registration and payment are required one week prior to the workshop. Bring your own photos or sketches for reference.
Cost is $75 members and $85. non-members. A materials list will be provided at registration. All levels welcome.
Community Invited to VAULT’s Annual Meeting
on March 22 at 5:00
Gallery at the VAULT at 68 Main St., Springfield, VT invites you to its upcoming Annual Meeting on March 22 at 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to celebrate VAULT’s 17 years as a mainstay on Springfield’s Main Street, have some light refreshments and join the conversation about the arts as integral to the resurgence of downtown Springfield. Enjoy the work of 160 Vermont and area artists and the new Open Wall show, Contrasts. Find out about upcoming spring workshops and exhibits. All are welcome! Consider becoming a VAULT member and supporting this beautiful and valuable community arts center. Proud to have earned the designation of Vermont State Craft Center, Gallery at the VAULT receives no funding and depends on the support of donors and customers from Springfield and surrounding communities.
The Art of Calligraphy
Have you ever been intrigued by the lettering arts? Now is your chance to view an amazing display of artwork entitled “The Art of Calligraphy”
created by five of Vermont's finest calligraphers from March 20 to May
29 at Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield.
This is an opportunity to be inspired by their wonderfully diverse styles, each reflecting the artist's love of words enhanced by their own unique art forms. A show not to be missed.
There will be a reception on Saturday, March 30 from 1 to 2:30. Meet Jorika Stockwell of Putney, Penne Tompkins of South Burlington, Lydia Batten of Jerico, and Lois Reynolds and Joy Wallens-Penford of Brattleboro.
In honor of Springfield Wellness Week, the Springfield Art Gym and Gallery at the VAULT have joined together to bring you artwork created by Art Gym participants and displayed at the VAULT from Saturday, March 23 through Monday, April 1.
The Art Gym is a safe and healthy place for people to exercise their creativity. VAULT is excited to partner with them to showcase their work and celebrate health. While here, do also enjoy two other shows: "The Art of Calligraphy" and "Contrasts".
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.