About us by Karen Kamenetzky
May 8, 2011, 6:54 am
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Please visit our website for more info about the artists and upcoming events.

Brattleboro West Arts (BWA) is an association of artists and craftspeople working in the villages of West Brattleboro and Marlboro, Vermont, dedicated to supporting the artistic and economic growth of its members and community.  BWA consists of artists and artisans working in a variety of media including painting, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, musical instruments, fiber, video, and more, practicing at the highest professional level of creativity, innovation and technical standards. Through monthly potluck meetings, we share ideas, resources and support one another as artists.

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New Paintings by slaia
December 11, 2014, 1:35 pm
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Once again, fresh off the drafting board. These paintings are entitled Blue Trees and Orange Sky. Both are acrylic and they represent my continuing attempts to find a comfortable place between abstraction and realism.

New work by slaia
November 20, 2014, 1:51 pm
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These two acrylic paintings on watercolor paper are fresh off the drafting board. The one on the left began life as a realistic depiction of plants in the garden, painted during a lull on our studio tour. A couple of brown shapes at top left are all that remains of that. The one on the right is a bit larger than this image, there are more tree/reed shapes to the right. It is painted from scratch (also with scratches) and perhaps is overworked and overly colorful?

Obviously, I enjoy horizontality.

Steve Lloyd

“Elements” opened on July 5 by jackieabrams
July 6, 2014, 10:14 am
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Our group show “Elements” opened at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane, Vermont, on July 5. It was a lovely afternoon of good friends and great conversation. It includes the work of two BWA members: Kris McDermet and Jackie Abrams. The show is open through July 26. Check out the gallery website for more info:

BWA Stroll show moves to The River Garden by naomilindenfeld
July 3, 2014, 7:45 pm
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IMG_0129IMG_0138IMG_0136IMG_0133Brattleboro-West Arts is collaborating with Strolling of the Heifers on this show, which just moved from The Works Bakery Cafe across Main Street to the Stroll’s new home at The River Garden. The Stroll’s Farm Tour this year included five very special farms, and Brattleboro-West Arts visited those farms to get inspiration for the artwork in the show.

The farms are Deer Ridge Farm, the Bunker Farm, Cortland Hill Orchard, the Robb Family Farm and the Franklin Farm. The show will be on view in July and August at the River Garden.

There will be an opening reception during July’s Gallery Walk which will be on Friday July 13th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Participating artists are:

  • Kris McDermet (fabric art: rug hooking and braiding)
  • Gene Parulis, photography
  • Walter Slowinski, ceramics and wood construction
  • Janet Picard, painting
  • Naomi Lindenfeld, ceramics
  • Steve Lloyd, painting
  • Ron Karpius, painting/sculpture
  • Sharon Myers, sculpture/printmaking.

You can read an artist’s statement from each artist with stories about their experiences visiting the farms and how they got inspired to create their works of art.  In the case of clay artists’ Walter Slowinski and Naomi Lindenfeld, wood was used from the actual barn at Bunker Farm that is depicted in their works when one wall of the barn was dismantled for reconstruction.

There are some added artworks at The River Garden show that were not at The Works Cafe.  Ron Karpius has a duo of paintings of an apple tree, Steve Lloyd has a series of pencil drawings of farm scenes along with some newly added photographs by Gene Parulis.

Stroll Show by slaia
May 16, 2014, 9:11 am
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BWA was invited by Strolling of the Heifers, Brattleboro’s famous parade honoring Vermont’s agricultural heritage, to create a show of our art inspired by the five farms the Stroll is focussing on this year. The show will be at The Works restaurant on Main St. for the month of June, then it will move to the River Garden Gallery across the street. I’ve visited all five farms and have created two paintings, working on a third , fourth and fifth. I want to have some choice as to which will be in the exhibit. The two paintings below may receive an added component if I can work it out in time – an abstract relief section added to the left or right. I look forward to seeing the work being prepared by the other exhibitors. I’ve had a glimpse of Walter’s tile piece and his wood construction and Kris’s beautiful fabric work featuring all 5 farms: Deer Ridge Farm, Cortland Hill Farm, Rob Family Farm, Bunker Farm and Franklin Farm.

Steve Lloyd

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Robb Family Farm


Franklin Farm


Atmosphere series by slaia
May 15, 2014, 8:54 am
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During our long and snowy winter I departed from my usual geometric painting to explore a new approach. The snowy scene is still rather abstract and suggests rather than depicts landscape forms. When I showed this piece to an artist friend recently, her enthusiasm caused me to paint over a very geometric landscape to create a more atmospheric one, creating the second in this new series. The two paintings are shown below.

Atmoshpere 1

Atmoshpere 1

Atmosphere 2

Atmosphere 2

New work by jackieabrams
March 26, 2014, 8:24 pm
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New work by Jackie Abrams – for the Smithsonian Craft Show, at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC

April 10 – 13.  Hope to see you there!  at booth 107

Blue Stone Stories

Blue Stone Stories




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