Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, AVA’s exhibitions are all postponed to a later date.
Please check back regularly for updates on when our galleries will be open again. In the meantime, please visit AVA’s Off the Wall gallery to see artwork for sale online…






Carla Kimball | Solitude

Members Gallery: Friday, March 13–April 10, 2020

The work of photographer Carla Kimball has evolved from still photographic prints to still prints that move and inspire movement. Her more recent images of a red chair, found in various places on a farm property, capture a sense of solitude. Ultimately, the chair became a centerpiece for dance performances, vacation trips, journeys into the woods, and mountain top adventures.

Click Here to View Carla’s Exhibition




AVA Virtual Earth Day Exhibition

Artwork Submissions: April 1 – 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. In celebration of this momentous occasion, AVA is issuing an Earth Day Ecochallenge and we need your help! AVA will be hosting a virtual exhibition curated by you. We ask interested artists of all ages to submit art projects made using found objects, waste, and recycled materials you have at home. You may submit one piece of work every day until April 30. We will post your images daily on our website, Facebook, and Instagram, culminating in a complete exhibition on April 30. Submissions should be emailed to joshua@avagalleryorg. To submit you work, please send the following:

  • Up to three images of your artwork
  • Title of the work
  • Materials used
  • Your name

Share what you create for the Virtual Earth Day Exhibition at AVA Gallery, and visit the Earth Day Ecochallenge website for actions you can dedicate throughout the month of April to making Earth a healthier, more equitable, more sustainable place. 

AVA’s Annual Silent Auction

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The AVA Gallery and Art Center is proud to host its 30th Silent Auction held at our 11 Bank Street location in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Come during our regular hours to view the artwork, fine furniture, jewelry, gift certificates, and other treasures generously donated by artists and business from throughout the Upper Valley. Then join us for an evening with a short, live auction of one-of-a-kind AVA experiences, and the end of the Silent Auction. All prizes go home with their winners. Features live music by Stallsmith & Shea, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an open wine bar.

Ticket purchases:  Silent Auction ticketing



Generously Sponsored by:

William Dunn & Thomas Reidy
Whit & Alyssa Kelley
Cathy & Peter Volanakis

Shadowing Alfred: An AVA Dog Show 

The relationship between humans and dogs is the world’s oldest inter-species relationship. AVA has been a dog-friendly space throughout its 30 years in Lebanon, beginning with the gentle presence of Bente Torjusen and Clifford West’s two German Shepherds, Vincent and Phoenix, in the galleries. (Phoenix was happy to pose for life drawing classes when the model was late!) Through the years, staff and artists have brought their dogs to AVA to share their spaces, and from spring 2018 until his death in June of 2019, a special rescue hound named Alfred touched countless lives at AVA as well as through his Instagram account @alfredthehound.

Two years after Alfred came to live in the Upper Valley, we are celebrating the lives of dogs that touch us in ways great and small in an exhibition of artwork in AVA’s Members Gallery. Date to be determined.

Solo Exhibitions

Rebecca Lawrence + Clifford B. West Galleries: Stefania Urist
E.N. Wennberg Gallery: Corky Wennberg
Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery: Susan Osgood

High School Winners Exhibition

Award winners from the February High School Exhibition display their artwork in a group show in the Members Gallery.



8 × One Critique Group

Group Exhibition




Summer Juried Exhibition Winners

Reginald Vessey, 911 on Vesey Street
Jon Gilbert Fox, A Different Kind Of Game, Cornelia M. Rahmelow Photography Prize
Barbara Bartlett, Eulogy for a Eucalypt
Elizabeth D’Amico, Ring of Fire


Solo Exhibitions

Bunny Harvery
Laurie Sverdlove
Torin Porter
Jay Singh

Biannual 10 × 10 Art Sale

AVA Gallery and Art Center’s 10 x 10 Art Sale

Solo Exhibitions

Sage Lewis

Helen Schmidt

  • Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Antlers
  • Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Plaintain
  • Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Plaintain Detail


Margaret Jacobs

Charles Platt | Collages

Members Gallery: Friday, October 23–November 20, 2020


Holiday Exhibition & Sale