Mothers Day Scholarship Fund Appeal

This Mother’s Day, please consider honoring the mother in your life by making a charitable donation in any amount to AVA’s Scholarship Fund. 100% of your fully tax-deductible donation will help us provide a child with an enriching art experience.

All donors to AVA’s Scholarship Fund will receive an original AVA greeting card thanking them for their contribution to a young artist’s creative path through AVA’s art classes and camps.

Click here to honor the mother in your life with a donation to AVA’s Mother’s DayScholarship Fund.

2014 Changes to the Juried Show

New Changes to AVA’s Exhibition Schedule!

AVA is pleased to announce that after twenty successful Juried Summer Exhibitions, we will be switching to a Biennial Juried Summer Exhibition. Going forward, the exhibition will come with a much larger prize opportunity: the winners of the Juror’s Recognition Awards and the Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize will have their work featured in a summer exhibition the following year.

As a result of this exciting change, in summer 2014, we will feature the work of the artists who received Juror’s Recognition Awards in 2013—Toby Bartles of White River Jct., VT; Michael Heffernan of Newbury, VT; and Joseph Saginor of Cornish, NH—and work by the 2013 winner of the Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize, Leah Berry of Canaan, NH.


The Mudroom – Law and Order

The Mudroom – Law and Order

The Mudroom

Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm


The Mudroom, an initiative modeled after NPR’s “The Moth Radio Hour,” is where adults in the Upper Valley come together to share real-life stories. Enjoy the story telling, good food and engaging company.

Please save the date for our next gathering of The Mudroom:  Thursday, March 13, 7-9pm.  The theme will be “Spring Fling!”

Public Art :: Spooky Sculptures, Halloween 2013

Hidden Spooky Sculptures Made for Free Halloween Treats!

Participants in this fall’s Sculpture Modeling, Plaster Casting, and A Public Art Project, an AVA class taught by Ernest Montenegro, had a great time working with clay to produce original sculptures in clay. Once the final designs were completed, participants made molds from which they created a series of plaster-cast multiples. The plaster sculptures were then hidden throughout the PowerHouse Mall on Halloween-where children and families could find these surprise gifts of art during the mall’s annual trick-or-treating celebrations.


AVA wishes to thank the PowerHouse Mall, the sponsor of this Public Art Project.