Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

Galleries are open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm by walk-in or appointment.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, AVA’s exhibitions may be viewed on a drop-in basis (subject to availability) or by appointment if you need a private viewing for health reasons. Social distancing and health precautions apply.
Please call the office 603-448-3117 to schedule. 

Silent Auction – 30 Years In Lebanon

Auction Closes Saturday, October 2, 2020 at Midnight!
In-Person Viewing + Online Bidding

AVA Gallery and Art Center is proud to host its 30th Silent Auction
at the 11 Bank Street location in Lebanon, NH.

Artwork, accessories, and other fine treasures generously donated by artists and businesses from throughout the Upper Valley will be on display at AVA in the ADA compliant Rebecca Lawrence, Clifford B. West, E.N. Wennberg and Elizabeth Rowland Mayor galleries.

In-person viewing (Wed-Sun 11 am-6 pm by reservation or walk-in) + Online bidding for the public will take place September 18, 2020 – October 2, 2020.

Bid Online Today!

If you have a pre-existing condition or are in a high risk group for COVID-19 complications, we strongly urge you to make a reservation for a private viewing. 

Generously underwritten by:


Whit and Alyssa Kelley  |  Bill Dunn & Tommy Reidy  |  Peter and Cathy Volanakis



Shadowing Alfred – An AVA Dog Show
Members Gallery: September 26 – October 23, 2020

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. (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, and from spring 2018 until his death in June of 2019, a special rescue hound named Alfred touched countless lives at AVA. He has a well-loved Instagram account @alfredthehound.

We are celebrating Alfred’s life as well as the lives of all the pets that effect us in ways great and small. An exhibition of artwork created by community members young and old takes place in AVA’s Members Gallery from September 26 – October 23, 2020. Enjoy this community-building event with your special furry friend. Leashes are required!

Generously underwritten by:

       Mt. Roeschmore Foundation   



Derek Bell: Perfect Poultry
Lobby Gallery: September 26 – October 23, 2020

AVA’s Lobby Gallery is full of fluffy, feathered, friendly fowl. Over seventy-five 7 x 7 and 8 x 8 oil paintings on wood panel, along with a few larger works of art, have captivated our visitors. You have to see them to believe them!

Derek grew up on a horse farm in West Windsor, VT, and first began expressing his imagination through drawing. He was surrounded by a family that loved animals and the land.  Throughout his early childhood, Derek was always interested in art, and was supported by his parents in taking lessons. In his late teens, Derek went through an almost monastic training in art – mostly in drawing and painting.

In 2008, he graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in painting where he spent three years as a teaching assistant. Since he graduated, Derek has taught oil painting and printmaking to teens at AVA. Derek still lives in West Windsor, VT, surrounded by his dogs, cats and ferrets, and he continues works out of his studio at AVA.