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Guidelines:  Noteworthy news about VPS members can be submitted for things such as exhibits, awards, special commendations, etc.  This page is not for promoting artist business or merchandise.  Submit noteworthy news to the webmaster (cindy.griffith.vt@gmail.com), in the following format:

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Matthew J Peake
Just a Matter of Perspective
Castleton University Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT
March 30-May 5, 2019
Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-8pm


Three contiguous bodies of work of Matthew J Peake are featured: The Pastel Overlooks, The RoFrame Overlooks, and his newest work, Outside The Box, Peake’s sculptural photography collaboration with noted Boston photographer David Lee Black.
From linear perspective to aerial perspective to a previously unseen view from below, this exhibit puts perspective on perspective.

Marcia Hill has a show up in Worcester’s own Post Office Cafe, now until they ask me to take it down! They are open Tuesday – Friday 7 – 11 and Saturday 7 – 12.


First Prize in 2017 VPS Juried Exhibit: and comments from the judge, Doug Dawson.

Anna Leeds“Here is the Steeple”

Anna Leeds with “Here is the Steeple”

This is a very compelling painting. It intrigued me because the technique in the sky is noticeably different from the technique used in the building. Besides that, the technique in the sky is about half the painting. Generally, it is best to avoid paintings that are half one thing and half another. However, in this case it works really well.

-Juror Doug Dawson










First Prize in 2016 VPS Juried Exhibit:

Diane Burns, “The Golden Hour”

As soon as I saw this painting I was awestruck with its dynamic composition and incredible use of color temperature. The vibrancy of light turning from the “magic light” of the sun to the subtle harmonies of beautiful shadows made me feel as if I were standing in the scene. The boldness and directional strokes pulled me to the destination that the artist intended. This painting was as incredible as “The Golden Hour” always is and is deserving of this show’s highest award. Kudos to the artist!