Crowell Gallery

March 2023 in the Crowell Gallery

Julia Duke – “Pieced Together”

March 2 -30, 2023
Artist’s Reception on March 11th, 1pm – 3pm

Julia Duke, a long time resident of Brattleboro and more recently Brookline Vermont, brings nature indoors through her pallet of moss greens and sunlit golds. Although sewing has always been part of her life, her quilting creativity was ignited ten years ago through pattern and color drawn from Vermont’s rich woodland and verdant countryside.

2023 Gallery Schedule

  • January – Closed for construction
  • February – The Crowell Art Collection
  • March – Julia Duke – Fiber and quilt art
  • April – School Children
  • May – Saxtons River Art Guild
  • June – Karma Kitaj and Sharon Myers – Fiber and quilt
  • July – Nancy Libby – abstract art
  • August – Leonard Ragouzeos
  • September – Nancy Colicchio – Oil painting, landscapes
  • October – Gianna Robinson
  • November – Dee Dee Jones – The Pastel Society
  • December – Carol Schweigert – Landscape art

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.