SHOW April and May 2023 at:
26 North Main Street
OPENING FRIDAY APRIL 7th 2023
5pm to 7/8pm
The ink and watercolor images in this show share a journey through incredibly stormy times, emerging with a renewed sense of resilience, vulnerability and courage.
The figure works are thought of as self-portraits navigating mental illnesses from depression to bipolar disorder and beyond.
The poetry, and the invisible words share a profound love of something magical in all of us.
Together these works explore time, nature, our humanity and speak to days of peace imbued with hope, and a renewed sense of adventure.
The show honors the changing of the seasons as well.
Celebrate The Smalls
An Annual Affair
Nov 30 - Dec 24, 2022
All pieces are 12" x 12" or smaller
The exhibition starts Wednesday, Nov. 30th and stretches to Christmas in the hopes you will find and gift a unique, affordable piece of art for the holidays.
Some years paintings are full of exuberance
and profound gratitude
for all the helping hands in our lives and
This year it is with a gentle heart I
thank you all for your care and support
and a very Happy New Year ❤️
Whitney Aldrich owner of Axel Gallery and Frame shop
and installed at
10 Railroad Street in Morrisville Vermont
For Sales please contact Whitney Aldrich at 802-244-7801
www.10railroadstreet.com is the link to the venue if you would like to see the work in person please see their site for hours and location.
Many thank you for your interest and support!
Photo credit copyright Whitney Aldrich used with permission
“Resilience: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery”
The exhibit will be open to the public from
September 24 – November 14, 2021
at the White River Craft Center in Randolph, VT
Opening reception on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4-7pm
I will have three images in this show <3
October 13 until early January 2021 (now closed)
THANK YOU <3
one person show @ Creare in Hanover NH
between the molecules of
each and every moment
There are 24 images in the show you can view them online at the link below
The images included start with one titled JOY RUSH
and end with the one titled ROSES PLAY
NEW SHOWS COMING IN JANUARY 2021
CURRENTLY HOLIDAY DECORATIONS <3
2020 @ Post Office 05767 Rochester a sense of renewal in flowers and water (drawing and photography)
2020 @ Post Office 05660 Moretown
canvases and stamp.collages to celebrate summer
Summer 2020 one person show
Sandy's Books and Bakery in Rochester VT
The oils on canvas in this show are inspired in part by the depths of the ocean, and by Sandy’s gardens surrounding the bakery.
These works share pieces of the artist’s journey when mental health became a priority and healing necessary.
Curved lines become anchors in space, an energetic and whimsical way to travel across the page.
Colors like pinks, yellows and intense reds further cement a sense of joyous mystery.
Nature helps heal as well, and the work is filled with hints of flitting bird patterns, budding plants, stars, and galaxies.
The whole expresses a kind of exuberance; the kind of exuberance one finds after having return from the brink with a renewed commitment to living.
November 30 - December 24, 2019
Axel's Gallery is celebrating the Small in Small Businesses.
Opening Saturday, November 30th.
All pieces are 10" x 10" or smaller and priced at or under $100
T / 802-244-7801
From September thru December 2019
A small black and white photography show
Hands hold a special place in our lives, they express hope and grief, love and loss, vulnerability and joy; they are our everyday tools, and hold so much of who we are.
These images also play with light, with self portraiture, and with nail art as well, and they would not exist without the heartfelt encouragements of Barb Needham.
On view at the Rochester Vermont Post Office
BIG NEWS :: Your sketchbook is part of a summer residency at Governor's Island in NYC!
Your sketchbook will be living the island life from now till Labor Day!
Come say hi, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11-6 starting THIS Saturday August 11th!
You can find our Mobile Library in the South Battery area of the island!
AND September 19, 2018:
"Just a quick note to let you know that your book was one of only a few hundred books that went to a special exhibition at The University of South Carolina in Spartanburg, SC.
Your book was in our NEW Bookmobile on the campus for all the students to enjoy! Thanks for helping us inspire young artists!
This weekend, your book will join back up with the 2018 tour in Atlanta."
My sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project is now visible online here:
Your book is on the The Sketchbook Project 2018 Tour!
THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2018
Toronto, ON @ The Distillery Historic District
Chicago, IL @ Hyde Park Art Center
Atlanta, GA @ Ponce City Market
For dates and times visit this link:
Artist to watch 2018, Part I
March 9 - April 29
Opening Reception Friday March 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Artist to watch 2018, Part II
May 4 - June 29
Opening Reception Friday May 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
in conjunction with the Council's annual garden party
I am delighted my work was included in part II
Both Shows and Events were @
Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street
For more information about the shows please visit:
And there is a delightful article about why watch artists here:
I am delighted Healing Mantras, is now available at the Bookery in Rochester Vermont, along with some of my digital drawings and photographs
Rochester, Vermont 05767
New photographs were put up on November 14th 2017 thru March 13th 2018
@ the Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier Vemont
the show has now closed, but the blog post describing the show is still available here:
Glimpse: an evolution in water, line, and collage 1998 - 2017
December 6 2017 until February 28, 2018
Reception and Talk: During the Art Walk
Friday 2 February 2018
4 pm until 8 pm
Artist Talk is at 5pm
May 29th 2017 open until the Fall Harvest Fair
The show is now closed
visiting hours are during library hours:
H O U R S
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 - 7
Saturday 9 - 1
The Rochester Historical Society ~ Rochester Vermont
Response to call
You are cordially invited to the Opening reception
Friday September 29, 4:30-7 pm
"About Chandler Gallery
The Chandler Gallery is a year-round, non-profit art gallery operated primarily by volunteers. It is overseen by Chandler Center for the Arts and an active Gallery committee. The Gallery is located in the same building as historic Chandler Music Hall.9 Randolph Vermont
The gallery is also open during many performance intermissions, or by appointment during the week: 802-431-0204"
Green Mountain Cultural Center
Photo Show in the Round Barn
Opening Reception was
August 1st 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
in the Round Barn ~ Waitsfield Vermont
The Show was open from July 31 until September 4 of 2017
for infromation please visit the GMCC website at:
Please Be Our Guest
Friday May 5th 5pm to 7pm
Main Lobby New London Hospital for the opening reception celebrating the works of area artists including my own
The show was on view until the later part of August 2017
Center for the Arts at 603-526-5084 or visit the website at www.newlondonhospital.org/art
Forwarding a little love into the world
Post Office * Rochester Vermont 05767
"Put a painting in your pocket"
April 2015 PoemTown Randolph kicks off its second annual celebration of National Poetry Month.
“Eat for Art” a benefit bake at American Flatbread in Middlebury Vermont
Tuesday December 16th 2014 extended thru Valentine's Day 2015
The Black Krim Tavern
September 14 thru December 14, 2014
"I will be sharing some of the ways folding paper cranes inspires my folded watercolors."
At the Drawing Center in New York City
Thursday July 10 opening 6 pm to 8 pm
Show runs July 11 to Sunday August 24, 2014
"The Viewing Program’s last Selections show is scheduled for the summer of 2014. This exhibition will present text-based works, objects, and ephemera solicited from artists who participated in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program registry from 1977–2014. The exhibition will mark the transition from the historically important Selections shows to the new structure of Open Sessions."
Links Surrounding the Drawing Center Show: http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcenter/5/exhibitions/9/upcoming/803/the-intuitionists/
Catalogue can be purchased or read on line at this link: http;//www.drawingcenter.org/en/book/258
Press release at this link: http://carolinetavelli-abar.com/bibliography
25th Annual Photography Show in the Round Barn
1st Annual Members Show presented by Valley Arts Foundation at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield Vermont
April 4 - June 30, 2014 with Opening Reception Sunday April 6 ~ from 4 pm to 6 pm
This piece is a red ink 12x12 inch linocut on Japanese paper titled "Prayer Flags"
Additional prints are mainly printed upon request.
Global Online Preview Begins: May 23 at 10am
Show opens June 7, 2014
"Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 7th year [...] exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014."
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Rochester, NY 14604
* the Craftsbury Community Care Center
May 2 to 31, 2014
March 7 to April 30, 2014
Opening & Talk Friday March 7
opening 6:30 pm
talk 7:00 pm
The text and images for the talk are now available on the website under "Art House Talk"
* the Trustee's Room of Sterling College
January 2 to February 28, 2014
"The Trustee's Room of Sterling College is located in one of the oldest buildings on Craftsbury Common, and the original woodworking and vaulted ceilings have been restored, maintaining original crown moulding an chair boards. The room is used for Sterling College Board Meetings and classes."
Many thanks to you all, and to the Art House www.vermontarthouse.com for being instrumental during each of these events.
Middlebury Arts Walk Benefit Bake and Silent Auction! These events were held together on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m at American Flatbread
underlined heading links to further details
Wednesday June 5, 2013 Thru ... extended new closing date Saturday August 10th 2013 @
Art + Soul event and benefit for the ECHO Center, taking place Thursday, June 6th at Dunkiel Saunders, 91 College Street, Burlington VT from 5:30 - 9:00pm during Jazz Fest.
Exhibit up June 6 - June 28, 2013
Visitors may make an appointment with the office of Dunkiel Saunders to see the show throughout the month of June by calling Dunkiel Saunders at (802) 860-1003 x 101.
The exhibit will also be open for First Friday Art Walk Friday, June 7th from 5 - 8pm.
Lake Champlain's vastness and my profound connection to its majestic watery views was an important thrust for my two sailing pieces included in this show.
This is an on-going online show. Each month A Color Project changes the hue it uses for inspiration.
The first month was yellow and I entered with the Star Alps Delta sticker from the 1970's (above) mentioned in my Pecha Kucha Talk (below).
As the hues come up and as inspiration rises I participated in this fun and color rich project. I entered images thru December 2013 starting in March with a brilliant yellow, then April an amazing copper like green, May was a phenomenal red, June a deep purple, July a soft gray, and for August celestial blue .... my last images was posted in December 2013.
Happy New Year to you all,
This year I am starting off the year with a speaking engagement at the Fleming Museum in Burlington VT for an event called Pecha Kucha Vol. 9
Friday February 15, 2013 @6 pm
Fleming Museum Burlington VT
The talk is now available on YouTube
or you can read it here on my website
see "Pecha Kucha" or Bibliography.
Friday July 13th 2012 at 5pm
Opening Reception for the show “Exposed”
a group show featuring sculptures, writers and performers.
The opening will take place at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe VT
I have the honor of participating as a poet in a joint poem called a Renga.
The poem and show will be up thru October 13th 2012
Here you can see and hear the poem read http://vimeo.com/50141728
Dear One and all,
March 6 - April 7, 2012
Never Forget: A group, multi-media show on the creative journey of women.
This exhibit is supported by the Vermont Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Friday, March 6, 5:30-7:30 PM
46 PARK ST
ROCHESTER, VT 05767-9998
For the Holiday Season of 2010 / 2011
Ink on paper
17 x 21 inches
Taiko Drawings and the Compounding Power of Creativity:
A Tribute to September 11th + 12
Flynn Dog Gallery & Art Hop, Burlington, VT
with contributions by Stuart Paton and Burlington Taiko.
This show was amazing with a stunning drum installation by Stuart Paton, and many of my drawings done before and right after Sept. 11th.
The show was a tribute, a way of remembering.
2009 Solo Exhibition at the Rochester VT Post Office in Celebration of Spring
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
OPINION: Are non-traditional venues a help or hindrance to the fine arts?
by Caroline Tavelli-Abar
Thank you for posting!!
“The role that “fine art“ plays in our culture is to expand our way of seeing and understanding the world around us. Artists through their study and perseverance develop a sensitivity and insight to our world”
...Yes, I find this to be true for myself as well
“that the layman does not have."
...There is a wonderful honesty in the vision of a person not used to looking at art that can help artists of any caliber further understand the world around them, and sometimes even clear up blind spots we all have. [...]
Many of my works were on view that summer of 2007, the events included work in the windows, a three person show, and a group show.
Festival of Fine Art
Festival producers are publishing a catalog of festival participants. The purpose of the catalog is to documents festival participation and create a record of the work. It is also a useful reference for those folks who wish to learn more about an artist.
The catalog will be released at the Gala Reception on June 1st and be available at the Church Street Marketplace Sale on June 2nd and at Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Centers as well as at Kasini House Artshop at 64 North Street in Burlington.
"We Want Your Secrets!
Wednesday, January 03 2007
Contributed by: Anonymous
We Want Your Secrets!
Your secret is safe with us . . . as long as you don’t mind if we exhibit it in a gallery along with a lot of other secrets. The Hush Hush Project, an anonymous art project where the true hopes, regrets, fantasies and confessions of the people in our community are shared is open for submissions.
The public is invited to anonymously submit secrets via postcard to an exhibit that will open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on February 2. The rules to participate in The Hush Hush project are simple: participants can submit any secret ..."
For information about the museum please visit http://www.brattleboromuseum.org/