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.
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
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.
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
Summer Juried Exhibition Winners
Biannual 10 × 10 Art Sale
- Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Antlers
- Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Plaintain
- Margret Jacobs, Old Growth – Plaintain Detail
Charles Platt | Collages
Members Gallery: Friday, October 23–November 20, 2020
Holiday Exhibition & Sale