BWA's Group Events
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Winter/Spring exhibit at Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery

New Passage show continues

BRATTLEBORO:   The Atrium Hallway Gallery in the Brooks House offers a new group show for Winter/Spring 2021/22, with an exhibit spotlighting the artwork of five members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Titled New Passage, the ongoing show’s latest offerings demonstrate the diverse talents of BWA members, from oil paintings by Cai Xi and Cyndi M. Ferrante, to watercolor paintings by Maisie Crowther, to encaustic paintings by Jen Wiechers, to pastels by Lesley Heathcote.

Treat yourself to a visit to the Atrium Hallway Gallery at 132 Main St., and spread the word!

The exhibit is at the invitation of fellow Brattleboro-West Arts members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, owners of the Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery. Its Annex exhibit space occupies the main part of the Atrium. They collaborated with the Brooks House management to create a venue in the hallway to showcase local artists.


New England House features work of 6 members

Through winter 2021

Until spring 2021, work of six BWA members is on display at New England House, 254 Marlboro Road in Brattleboro.   The artists whose work is featured are:  Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Stephen Lloyd, Greg Moschetti, Walter Slowinski, and Cai Xi.  

Individual Members' Events

Myers, Mitchell and Giddings honored with Ewing Awards

Recognized for arts excellence July 21 at Keene's Redfern Arts Center

KEENE, N.H.:BWA members Sharon Myers, Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings were among 14 local artists and arts organizations honored at the Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards, held July 21 at the Alumni Recital Hall of Keene State College's Redfern Arts Center. The awards, which are in their eighth year, are a partnership between Arts Alive! and The Keene Sentinel. The awards recognize excellence in the arts from the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont. More than 50 submissions were made this year from which the winners were selected.

Myers was recognized in the category of three-dimensional arts. See her profile video here.

Mitchell and Giddings, owners of Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery, 181-183 Main St. in Brattleboro, were recognized as presenters of the arts. See their profile video here.

Karen Kamenetzky's "The Possibilities are Endless VII"

Karen Kamenetzky's Possibilities on view

June 25 through July 31 in Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts middle gallery

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.: Recent work of fiber artist Karen Kamenetzky will be featured in a new show opening June 25 at Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts gallery, 181-183 Main St. in Brattleboro. The exhibit, titled Possibilities, will open at noon in the middle gallery, with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mitchell ● Giddings Fine Arts is owned by Brattleboro-West Arts members Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings. For details about the gallery's other offerings, visit

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Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams

New book chronicles the legacy of her creative and social justice work

The much-awaited Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams, edited by artist and friend Beth Hester, is now available! This 52-page, image-rich book brings awareness of the fiber artist's remarkable voice through the forms and artwork she created over the past four-and-a-half decades. Through text and photos, the book documents the innovative basketry, open-handed teaching approach, social justice work, and Jackie Abrams's wide-ranging influence on the world of contemporary art in her personal, artistic, and professional journeys.

Readers can also flip through it electronically here.

Find out more about current and ongoing exhibits featuring Jackie's works.