fbIn 2003, with an eye toward expanding its showcase of Vermont artists, the Guild doubled its retail space and added a gallery room called The Backroom Gallery for special exhibits. Since then the Backroom Gallery has hosted one-person and collaborative shows by many of Vermont’s finest artists. These special shows are well publicized in area newspapers, community calendars and via the Guild’s email and postal mailing lists. To promote each show the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild hosts an artist’s reception for the general public, and works with each artist to gain public attention. Gallery shows run for approximately 6 weeks.

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Presents:

Discover a curious world filled with adventure, mystery, and scientific intrigue that will titillate your mind & please your eye, as you travel forward and backward in time with the art of W. David Powell in this treasure room, disguised as our Back Room Gallery.

     W. David Powell, of Underhill, Vermont is an Associate Professor of Art at SUNY in Plattsburgh, NY. Originally hailing from Georgia, where he earned his BFA in Painting at the University of Georgia, David continued his studies, receiving his MFA from Vermont College of Art. 

          In the 1980’s Powell founded Wonder Graphics where he created the album cover ”Eat a Peach” for the Allman Brothers, which was selected by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 album covers of  all time.  He also founded Porcupine Graphic T-Shirts (including works for Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont Castings.)  He was also the Art Director of Computer Games Magazine in Burlington, VT.   

        W. David Powell’s art has been shown in galleries and museums in London, England and across the United States. His work is in the collections of MOMA in NYC, the Fleming Museum, Hampshire College, New York Public Library, University of Pittsburgh, Smith College, University of Vermont and Yale University as well as in numerous private collections.  And best of all, 

         And best of all, W. David exhibits in galleries here at home, in Vermont, recently designing the poster for Boreal Feast, a group exhibit at Miller’s Thumb in Greensboro, VT, celebrating the wild wonders of our Green Mountain State.

 

We are proud to celebrate the works of over 100 Northeast Kingdom Artisans  

Celebrating our 20th year !

 

Find updates from this exhibit and other events at the Guild on our Facebook page 

For more information about the Backroom Gallery shows please contact James M Frase-White: 802-695-1111 – email – jimfw420@gmail.com .