Cornelia Rahmelow | Lebanon Historical Photographs
Lobby Artist of the Month: Tuesday, March 10–April 10, 2020
Artist and photographer Cornelia M. Rahmelow’s (1943-2012) studio was located in AVA’s 11 Bank Street building in the 1990’s. Known for her day-in-the-life style of capturing Lebanon’s buildings and citizens, her beloved collection of photographs was donated to AVA Gallery and Art Center upon her passing. Her black and white photos exhibit an innovative use of perspective and a mastery of natural and studio light. Sales of Cornelia’s photographs benefit a fund established to award original artistic vision and outstanding technical skill to photographers participating in the Bi-Annual Summer Juried Exhibition.
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 mountaintop adventures.
AVA’s Annual Silent Auction
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, AVA’s Annual Silent Auction has been postponed to a later date, to be determined.
Please check back regularly for updates.
AVA 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.
To purchase tickets for the Celebration, visit Silent Auction ticketing
Generously Sponsored by:
William Dunn & Thomas Reidy
Whit & Alyssa Kelley
Shadowing Alfred: An AVA Dog Show
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Shadowing Alfred has been postponed to a later date, to be determined. Please check back regularly for updates.
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 from April 17 – May 15, 2020.
Solo Exhibitions: Friday, April 24–May 22, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 2020, 5–7 PM
High School Winners Exhibition
Friday, May 22–June 19, 2020
Award winners from the February High School Exhibition display their artwork in a group show in the Members Gallery.
8 × 1 Critique Group
Group Exhibition: Friday, May 29 – July 3, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 5–7 PM
Summer Juried Exhibition Winners
Friday, July 17–August 21, 2020
Friday, September 4–October 2, 2020
Biannual 10 × 10 Art Sale
Saturday, September 26–October 10, 2020
Friday, October 16–November 13, 2020
Charles Platt | Collages
Members Gallery: Friday, October 23–November 20, 2020
Holiday Exhibition & Sale
Friday, November 27–December 30, 2020