Crowell Gallery

October 2021 in the Crowell Gallery

Saxtons River Art Guild

October 2 – 31, 2021
Artist Reception, October 23, 2021, 2-4 pm

Visitors will see a wide variety of media, style and subject matter created by 14 members of the guild. Some artists included in the exhibit:

  •  John Dimick has been drawing and sketching his entire life. He took up watercolor when he retired from teaching and coaching at BUHS. He paints detailed street scenes of Brattleboro and natural settings that he encounters while running. John is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, and his work can be found frequently at Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro.
  • Donna Bascom Lund is a resident of Alstead, NJ and is a long-term member of SRAG. She uses watercolor or pastels to show the viewer what she sees in nature, the atmosphere, the light and dark, the mood and magic. Viewers describe her work as calming and peaceful.
  • Liz Winchester-Larson, from Keene, NHJ, works with colored pencils and shows her work frequently in the Monadnock Region, and is described as working in the still-life genre, achieving rich color and intricate detail in her work.

The Guild awards a yearly art scholarship to a qualified senior from an area high school. It also sponsors a variety of activities that include classes taught by award-winning artists, weekly open studio hours, bus trips to museums and galleries, and opportunities to exhibit in various venues. The Guild was established in 1976, its purpose is the advancement and encouragement of the fine arts. It has about 80 members who live primarily, but not exclusively along the Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont, and who are either active artists or people interested in the arts.

2021 Gallery Schedule

  • January – C. Peter Erickson
  • February  – Peter Erickson
  • March – Stephanie Nyzio
  • April – Stephanie Nyzio
  • May –Paul Madalinski
  • June – Paul Madalinski
  • July – Brattleboro West Arts
  • August – Vermont Pastel Society
  • September – Nancy Calicchio
  • October – Saxtons River
  • November – Racia Gordon
  • December – Don Fitzpatrick

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.