The State of Vermont has recognized the contributions to the economy and culture of the state
by honoring VAULT with official designation as a Vermont State Craft Center.
Celebrating 18 years on Main Street -Visit us! The unique work of our artisans will inspire you.
Open Wednesday and Saturday 11 to 5
Friday 11 to 7
Face Masks Required
Thank you to VAULT’s
Claremont Savings Bank
King’s Corner LLC
Bibens Home Center, Inc.
Davis Memorial Chapel
HB Energy Solutions
Lane Eye Associates
Lawrence and Wheeler
Springfield Housing Authority
Please consider becoming a donor to your Community Arts Center.
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.
Art - Craft - Gifts
Artist of the Week
Lynn Van Natta
Pareidolia is how the mind will naturally look for and find faces in random shapes and patterns. It is an imaginary land hidden behind the whisper woods of the north in the recesses of the mind. Patterns found in everything from the bark on a tree, lichens, spirals of nature from finger prints to shells and the universe. Finding intricate detail and dancing with it.
Rick has been drawing for fifty five years. As a young teen he worked for Phillip Grausman and later William Talbot. He attended The Gunn School, Wykeham Rise School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has painted with High Street Painters for 8 years.
These drawings are about preparing the surface with graphite powder dusted on the surface using surrealist techniques. Then finding discovering natural shapes, patterns, fractals, evolving into an ever expanding path to honor and give credence to the imagination.
Morning Sun in Reading
By Lynn Van Natta
“This was painted in early Spring, my first plein air painting of the year. It tells a story;
the yard is cleaned up from winter blow downs, the burn pile is ready. Buds appear on
the bushes. Some of the trees haven’t leafed out yet. I was draw to this scene for the
early morning light on the clapboards.
I feel more connected to the Reading community after spending a few wonderful outdoor hours on a quaint beautiful route in the Springtime.”
Drawing Anatomy Illustration Basics of Humans and Other Creatures
Gallery at the VAULT is offering an online (zoom) anatomy drawing class with popular artist/instructor Christine Mix on Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 12 pm.
This two hour drawing class, for teens and adults, will include old and new anatomy drawing tips from the world of illustration, animation, and cartoons. Christine will share drawing demos along with easy and fun drawing exercises where students will learn how to sketch gestures, contours, shapes, lines, and learn appropriate proportions for drawing children and adults. This workshop will keep you on your toes, and help flex those drawing muscles - especially when it comes to drawing the human or animal figures.
Technical requirements are that you should have a good up to date computer, Windows 7 & up or Mac OS X or later, internet connection, tablet or smart phone that can handle zoom meetings or streaming for 2 hours or more. A week and the day before the class, a zoom link will be sent to you via email. Please register by October 14 so Chris can get things set up. Cost is $25.
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 "People, Places and Things". 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 Wednesday, October 14 (11-5), Friday, October 23 (11-7), or Saturday, October 24 (11-5). The show will run from October 21 through December 30.