martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

Canfield Gallery

The Canfield Gallery

On the lower level of the library, a regular series of exhibitions present educational exhibits, juried art shows and work for sale by area artists, photographers, and artisan handcrafters. Artist talks and opening receptions are also scheduled throughout the month. Please follow us on Facebook for information and updates on events.

February 15 - March 15

Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

The opening reception is on Thursday, February 15 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Canfield Gallery.

The first show of 2018 will be Aperture Paris Photobooks, a provocative exhibit of artistic photobooks assembled by the fine art photography magazine Aperture in cooperation with the international photography fair Paris Photo.


Founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, Minor White, Nancy Newhall, Dorothea Lange and other leading American photographers and writers, Aperture is the pre-eminent journal of fine art photography, and the Photobook is one of the most dynamic genres in the contemporary art world.

Powered by the recent explosion of online digital publishing, this medium has enabled artists to produce highly creative and personal book designs. This show will be a visual and intellectual treat blending the disciplines of photography, journalism, graphic design and bookbinding.

The exhibit is comprised of 35 individual books nominated by a distinguished jury of fine art and photography curators, critics and publishers and celebrated at a gala reception in Paris this past November. Winners were selected in four categories with a grand prize of $10,000 awarded to the best design.

The Canfield Gallery will be the first location in North America to present the collection following its debut at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in NYC. Books in the exhibit are from across the United States and several foreign countries including Germany, Russia, China, Spain, Norway, Latvia, Lebanon and the Netherlands. The exhibit presents the books laid out on counter high tables, allowing visitors to turn the pages and view each book in its entirety.

The subject matter is diverse and provocative and reflects the culture and societal challenges of the various countries represented. The exhibit will introduce an avant-garde aesthetic and international point of view. It will be of interest to art lovers, photographers, students and educators.

The Gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 802-375-6153, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or find us on Facebook. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.


February 15 to March 15
Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

February 15
Opening Reception 5:00 to 7:30 pm

March 10
Speakers and Artist Presentations on the Art of the Photobook
Schedule to be announced

March 22 to April 21
Lesley Heathcote

March 22
Opening Reception 5:00 to 7:30 pm

New Books

for all ages


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