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, monthly exhibits showcase area artists, photographers, and crafters. Artist receptions are held the first Saturday of the month from 3 - 5 p. m. Come and meet the artist.

From mid-November to the end of December the Gallery hosts a craft fair.

June 2017

Watercolors featuring Rachel Barlow, Tony Conner, Ned Reade

The opening reception is on Saturday, June 3 from 3 to 5 at the Canfield Gallery.

Ned Reade, who chairs the Art Department at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY, during the academic year, relishes every opportunity to get outdoors to paint the landscape he loves — whether in Vermont or Martha’s Vineyard. Ned believes in taking advantage of the “happy accidents” where things can seem to be moving out of control. He says, “This is the time to dig in and use that ‘accident' to push yourself in a direction you had not planned. This is when ‘magic’ happens.”

Rachel Barlow’s illustrations for her blog, “My Sketchy Life,” revived a lifelong love of drawing and painting. A window into her family life, the blog was an immediate success, leading to published stories and a tongue-in-cheek picture book for parents called A is for All-Nighter. Positive feedback from her blog pushed Rachel to explore watercolor painting more seriously, focusing her attention and imagination on the scenes in rural Vermont, southwestern Michigan and Iceland.

As a painter Tony Conner can be described as intense and energetic. Whether his subject is a landscape, seascape, still life or portrait, his work is focused on the quality of the light itself. Tony’s impressive resume also includes Signature Membership in both New York and Vermont Watercolor Societies, and Artist Membership in New York’s venerable Salmagundi Club.


The Canfield Gallery has a strong and growing reputation in Vermont and neighboring states, and features a new artist each month from February through October. 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 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.


March 3-30
Tom Atkins
reception Mar 4, 3-5pm

April 1-29
Valerie Takvorian (artist),
Mary Scriber (poet)
reception Apr 1, 3-5pm

May 5-31
Nancy Caliccio
reception Friday, May 5, 4-6pm

June 3-July 5
Watercolors featuring Tony Conner,
Rachel Barlow, Ned Reade
reception Jun 3, 3-5pm

July 8-August 1
Mallory Rich & Martha Folsom
reception Jul 8, 3-5pm

August5-September 5
Still Life featuring Joan Luria, Helen
Young, Judy Cotter, Nancy Tips
reception Aug 5, 3-5pm

September 9-October 3
Collage featuring Kathy Kosto & Anita Witten
reception Sep 9, 3-5pm

October 7-31
Mixed Media featuring Dona Mara & 
Ellen Questel
reception Oct 7, 3-5pm

November & December
Annual Craft Show
opens mid-November

New Books

for all ages


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