Crowell Gallery

July 2024 in the Crowell Gallery

Monadnock Area Artists Association Group Exhibition

July 1 – 27, 2024
Artist Reception, Saturday, July 6, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Monadnock Area Artists Association is excited to participate with their first exhibition at the Crowell Gallery this July. Artists from the association will be present to talk about their artworks and refreshments will be available at the reception July 6th from 1-3 pm.

The exhibit will feature thirteen members of the Monadnock Area Artists Association working in a diverse range of media, including: watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastel, pen & ink, colored pencil, and mixed media. Participating artists include: Kate Beetle, Sue Beetle, Carol Corliss, Mary Iselin, Kathleen Kennedy, Amy Owens, Gail Shelley, Ruth Sterling, Kris Stewart, Marianne Stillwagon, Gill Truslow, Liz Winchester-Larson, and Kevin Whitfield. This is the first exhibition at the Crowell Gallery for the association.

The Monadnock Area Artists Association began in 1958 when a loose knit group of artists displayed their art work on Central Square in Keene, NH. That humble seed blossomed into the annual “Art in the Park” event with sixty to eighty artists displaying their work.
For more information about the Monadnock Area Artists Association’s programs and membership, please contact:

Ruth Sterling, President,

2024 Gallery Schedule

  • January— Crowell Art Collection
  • February— Crowell Art Collection
  • March— David Parker – Wildlife Photography
  • April— Area School Children Exhibit
  • May— Ahren Ahrenholz
  • June— Art Among Friends
  • July— Monadnock Area Artists Association
  • August— Barbara Garber
  • September— Gayle Robinson
  • October— Nora Daniel
  • November— Jessica Bigaj
  • December— Jen Woods

Interested in exhibiting your art at the Crowell Gallery? Email for information.

Gallery History

The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT was opened to the public on September 2, 2000. It houses an outstanding collection of contemporary Southern Vermont artists. The permanent collection is on view each winter (usually in January and/or February). For the rest of the year, the gallery hosts special monthly exhibits by local artists. The gallery also serves as a venue for public programs and meetings.

Robert and Muriel Crowell funded the renovation of the Moore family’s 1890 post and beam barn. The work was performed by local artisans Dan and Gary MacArthur. A gift in 2004 from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation provided tensor lighting for the gallery.

About Robert L. Crowell

Robert L. (Bob) Crowell, former head of the Thomas Y. Crowell Company (which later became part of Harper Collins Publishers), was the grandson of the company’s eponymous founder. Thomas Y. Crowell began publishing books in 1876 and was the first U.S. publisher of Tolstoy and Gogol. Bob joined the company as a salesman in 1931, was elected treasurer in 1937, and rose to head the company in 1938. Under his leadership, the company published Roget’s International Thesaurus, the Frank Heller detective series and numerous art and children’s books.

Bob served as a trustee of the Moore Free Library from 1976 to 2001 and was President of the board for five of those years. As the Moore Free Library’s primary benefactor, he funded scholarship programs, literary awards, and library renovations. He passed away June 29, 2001.