Governor’s Gallery

Located on the 5th floor of the Pavilon Office Building in Montpelier, at 109 State Street, two doors east of the State House, the Governor's Gallery hosts contemporary Vermont artists on a quarterly rotating basis.  This intimate space has long displayed the work of many of Vermont’s finest artists, working in a wide range of media.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays,  from 8:00–4:30.  Photo ID is required for entry.

Directions to Governor's Gallery

Current Exhibit

Paintings by Nick DeFriez

July 2–september 28, 2018
Monday–Friday, 8:00–4:30

Opening Reception: July 13th • 4–7 PM
Montpelier Artwalk: September 7 • 4–7 PM

Pavilion Office Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier
photo ID required for admission

Chelsea-based artist Nick DeFriez's paintings and drawings blend the energy, abstraction, and matrix of Vermont’s agricultural activity and landscape. This exhibit presents a visual narrative, incorporating the painter’s strong appreciation for and insight into today’s family farms, working landscape, and farmers markets. His honeycomb/hexagon lens provides a backdrop that underlies many of the works DeFriez creates. A stunning 30" by 90" panoramic oil painting, titled Montpelier Farmers Market, is dedicated to Vermont’s family farms, and depicts the seasonal intersection of abundant produce, culture, and the gathered community in a narrative that pays homage to what many of us celebrate in our lives in this great little state.

Upcoming Exhibits

Lois Eby
October 1–December 28


Vermont State Curator's Office
2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05633-5801
Phone: 802-828-0749
Fax: 802-828-3533

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