Ordinary Time

January 19 - April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, 5-7pm
Curated by Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

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Natalie Jeremijenko  |  Artist-in-Residence

February - April, 2017
On-Site Installation: February 2017

Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe
Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center

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Familiars: Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith

September 21 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception with the ArtistsSeptember 21, 5:00-7:00pm

Curated by Rachel Moore

This exhibition of two internationally renowned artists fills all three galleries with their printed works. Familiars demonstrates the uniqueness, as well as the intersections, of the printmaking practices that Smith and Hammond have developed as contemporaries and friends over the last twenty years.

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2017 nataliejeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko: A solo exhibition.

Dates: January 20 - April 8, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20th, 5pm-7pm
Curator: Rachel Moore



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2016 Pat Steir

Pat Steir: Drawings

Dates: June 17 - November 13, 2016
Curator: Rachel Moore

Opening: Friday, June 17, 6-8pm

"In Context" Talk by Suzy Spence: Thursday, September 22, 6pm

World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.

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2016 Sally Gil

Sally Gil

Dates: September 16 - November 13, 2016
Curator: Sophie Bréchu-West

The West Gallery will be transformed into a studio for a week prior to September 16th, as artist Sally Gil creates a site-specific collage installation.

Click here to read a recent review in Seven Days!

Read the Curator's overview here


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2016 thacker

Tara Thacker

Dates: August 12 - September 4, 2016
Opening Reception: August 12, 6-8 pm
Curator: Rachel Moore

Tara Thacker, Vermont based artist, will exhibit her gorgeous installations, comprised of hundreds of small
ceramic parts. New large scale photographs, made from the shadows of her sculptures, will accompany the installations. Her work is at once minimalist but with an abundance of parts. It moves between sculpture, design, and installation.


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The Infinite Shapes of Water
Digital photo prints by Philip Herbison

January 19 - April 14, 2018
Artist Talk: February 9, 5:30pm

Curator: Rachel Moore

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2016 molly davies

Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains

Dates: June 17 - July 31, 2016
Curator: Rachel Moore

Opening: Friday, June 17, 6-8pm
Artist talk Thursday, June 30th at 6:00pm

Film and Video Artist Molly Davies presents her video, Beyond the Far Blue Mountains, a 50 minute 3 screen fairy tale with original music by Lou Harrison. The film, converted to 3 digital HD projections in 2009, will be looping for the duration of the exhibition in the West Gallery.

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2015 Line Up Montpelier

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

September 4, 2015 - August 1, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 4th 4:00-7:00p.m.

Local talent, and a sculpture garden at the heart of the Arts in Vermont.

(image: Meg McDevitt Steel Line Drawing 2015)

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2016 FrauFiber

People's Cloth Trade Show: The t-shirt is the problem

Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber
January 22 - April 10, 2016

California-based artist and activist Carole Frances Lung aka “Frau Fiber” creates an immersive environment for visitors to learn about the global production of the t-shirt, and how to upcycle, reuse and extend the life of the t-shirt.

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2016 zebrowski

Michael Zebrowski  |  Artist-in-Residence

February 7 - May 1, 2016
On-Site Installation: 7 February - 22 February

Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe
Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center

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2016 Intimacy Materiality

Intimacy + Materiality

January 22 - April 10, 2016

Artists in this exhibition use traditional labor intensive techniques to create contemporary artworks - from screen printed cloth to jacquard woven sculpture.

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2015 fractured left

Fractured: Works on Paper

September 11 - November 22, 2015

This group exhibition of works on paper looks at fractured space through the lens of structure, optics, and narrative and how those constructions or deconstructions create new meaning, new perceptions, and new truths. 

Opening Friday, September 11th at 6:00p.m.


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2015 best of NE left

Now You See Me:
Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, 2015

June 19 - August 23, 2015
Opening reception and artist talks Friday, June 19 from 6 – 8 PM

The Helen Day Art Center (HDAC) is proud to announce the third biennial Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts exhibition.

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2015 03 06 Whitten

Richard Whitten

March 6 - April 12, 2015

Richard Whitten is an artist and professor from Rhode Island College who creates gorgeously imagined architectural spaces and invented objects, painted realistically in the style of the Renaissance. On display will be large and small exquisitely executed paintings and the accompanying study models he creates for the paintings.

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play 2


January 16 - April 12, 2015
Curator: Matt Neckers

This show features artists who embody aspects of play in their work. It also examines play as an action or as an inherent part of being human.

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2015 01 16 pt article

W. David Powell & Peter Thomashow

January 16 - February 22, 2015
Reception: Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist talk: 6:30pm

W. David Powell and Peter Thomashow present a two-person exhibition of 2-D and 3-D assemblage and collage. The work pulls from themes of play, science, and history. 

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Public Studio large scale photograph

Unrest: Art, Activism & Revolution

September 19 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore

Artists have been at the forefront of revolutions for centuries, producing work that has an immediate political impact, or is responding to civil unrest. This exhibition takes its inspiration from the Arab Spring...

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2014 polly

Polly Motley: In No Time: A Retrospective of Ideas

September 19 - October 19, 2014
Curator: Rachel Moore

For one month, the East Gallery will be occupied by performers within an installation of video projections, changing lighting and sound, in a working studio setting.

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2014 matthewChristopher

Matthew Christopher - The Age of Consequences

October 24 - November 23, 2014
Curator Rachel Moore

Matthew Christopher's work not only serves as gorgeous visceral testimonials and historic markers, but it also questions the path of this country by reminding the viewers of decayed industries, churches, and mental health facilities. His photographs are visually and technically stunning.

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The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

June 20th - August 31, 2014 
Curator: Amy Rahn

This exhibition explores the subtle, double, and hidden meanings the apparent clarity of black and white might obscure. 

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2014 lilienthal

Andrea Lilienthal

March 14 - April 20, 2014

Andrea Lilienthal is a Brooklyn-based mixed media sculptor. Her use of materials derives from nature, then becomes transformed...

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Surveillance Society

January 24 - April 19, 2014

Privacy and safety, security and freedom, public and personal. Each of these dichotomies point to the gravity of the debate between public and private space.

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2014 claire desjardins

Claire Desjardins

January 24 - March 2, 2014

Claire Desjardins' colorful abstract paintings in this exhibition are both vibrant and energetic, contemplative and still. Rounded squares drip, overlap, and lead lines across the painting, creating new systems of organization.

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2013 Dwyer Budington

I am always your context - Nancy Dwyer & Steve Budington

October 25 - November 24, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore

Conceptual artist Nancy Dwyer and painter Steve Budington collaborate on an installation made specifically for the East Gallery.

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Puente - An exhibition of Cuban artists

September 20 - November 24, 2013

An exhibition highlighting emerging and established artists from Cuba. HDAC will be partnering with several organizations to offer Cuban relatedprograms, including a guided art and architectural tour of Havana, Cuba.

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September 20 - October 20, 2013
Curator Rachel Moore

Juxtaposed with Puente – the international Cuban exhibition in Helen Day Art Center's Main and West Galleries – there fills the East Gallery with a local Cialis perspective of place. Adam DeVarney, Andrew Fish, Kelly Holt,Lindsay Florence, and Janet Fredericks – all of whom live in or have lived in Vermont – present work based on their respective locations.

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2013 best of NE

Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2013

June 28 - September 8, 2013

The second biennial exhibition offering an introduction show to participants in MFA degree programs in the North East.

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2013 Jan Tichy

Jan Tichy

March 8 - April 14, 2013
Curator: Rachel Moore

Jan Tichy is an international contemporary artist working at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture and photography.

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2013 galen cheney li

Galen Cheney

January 18 - February 24, 2013
Curator: Rachel Moore

Galen Cheney's vibrant abstract paintings expose layers of history, like architectural remnants of urban environments.

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2013 furniture guild

Source: Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

January 18 - April 14, 2013

An exhibition of exquisite and creative fine furniture from over twenty Vermont craftspeople with a focus on the source of all elements that collaborate to make the final piece.

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2013 Migration


September 21 - November 25, 2012

This exhibition is both political and humanizing in its approach to the subject of human migration.

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2012 dusty boynton

Dusty Boynton

August 10 - September 9, 2012

This exhibit features large-scale paintings, works on paper, and structured reliefs.

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2012 impressed


June 15- September 9, 2012

The Vermont Printmakers exhibition seeks to identify the strongest artists in Vermont working primarily in the print and gather them in the Art Center galleries to examine the mark they are making.

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The Art on Burton

The Art on Burton examined the profound role of art and design on the culture of snowboarding.

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Manhood: Masculinity, Male Identity and Culture

September 23 - November 27, 2011

An exploration of contemporary male identity through the eyes of practicing artists.

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2011 mfa

Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts 2011

September 23 - November 27, 2011

Pieces recall time periods, world events and stylistic evolution - and they also provide a window into a moment through the eyes of the artist.

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mikey welsh

If such a thing exists, then yes: Mikey Welsh

A self-taught representational and abstract painter based in Burlington, VT. Influenced by Jean Michel Basquiat, Willem DeKooning and Jackson Pollock. Distorted faces and figures leap from the canvas.

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habitat for artists

Habitat for Artists

July 9- August 15, 2010
Curated by Meg McDevitt

Helen Day Art Center and Habitat for Artists Project "provide area artists with access to precious free studio space and serve as 'a catalyst for mutual engagement between artists and communities..."

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