Scintillating Thursdays

August 2, 2014 Community

Now, how is that for a name? Well that is what will be happening at Moosewalk Studios and Gallery every Thursday evening during the month of August. Stroll the gardens or woodland path, enjoy fine art and sculpture, meet artists or simply relax on the porch. The ‘art salon’ series is a new and exciting […]


Vermont Festival of the Arts Set to Open

July 30, 2014 Community

It is August and that means a month of art here in the Mad River Valley during the 17th Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts. Once again, events at Moosewalk Studios and Gallery will be part of the more than 100 events making up the Festival roster. All of the events and a complete schedule can be found […]


2014 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition Opens

June 25, 2014 Community

Best In Show Mocha Latte Espresso Cindy Brabec-King Palisade, Colorado The 2014 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opens on Sunday, June 29 here in the Mad River Valley. The Exhibition originated in 2012 with humble beginnings when 8 watercolor artists from the Vermont Watercolor Society participated in a small show at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield. […]


People or Not

June 12, 2014 News

A patron and visitor to Moosewalk Studios recently asked me, “Do you ever do paintings with people in them?” Once in a while you will find a person or two in one of my landscapes. I do not purposely avoid putting people in my paintings. Cityscapes and paintings of urban areas generally have more people as […]


Moosewalk Part of Open Studio Weekend

May 19, 2014 Community

Each year the Vermont Crafts Council presents Open Studio Weekend over the Memorial Day holiday weekend – this year Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. Moosewalk Studios and Gallery will be participating with special hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days. As a participant in Open Studio Weekend, Moosewalk will be offering a 15 […]


Know Your Paper

April 29, 2014 Events

In the last posting we briefly discussed the archival qualities of the pigments we use here at Moosewalk. Pigments can have the best permanence rating possible but if they are not used on an archival surface (in our case paper) they will deteriorate very quickly. Inexpensive, non-archival papers such as those used in newspapers, magazines, basic […]


A Question of Permanence

April 21, 2014 News

Despite the undeniable appeal and history of the medium, watercolors and fine art prints have long been considered stepchildren to the medium of oil. Why? In part, because oil was long considered the superior vehicle for executing permanent works of art which isn’t strictly true. Perhaps the primary reason for watercolor’s and print’s lesser gallery […]


Abstract to Photo Realism

April 7, 2014 News

Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of attending a gallery reception at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT. Among the outstanding works of art on display was a stunning abstract painting by Amanda Amend of Burlington, VT. Listening to her describe the planning/painting process was very enlightening, especially for those among us who are representational […]


An Abundance of Art

March 30, 2014 Community

“Always Open” – Roarke is one of 28 artists participating in THE GATHERING. How fortunate we are to live in a Valley where we have the opportunity to enjoy such an abundance of art. Among the numerous galleries, studios and exhibit venues scattered across the landscape of the Mad River Valley are two galleries curated by the […]


Planning For the Future

March 23, 2014 Community

When Roarke and I decided to settle in the hills of Vermont it was for two reasons – the incredible skiing and the dynamic arts scene. For the past number of years I have been serving as president of the Valley Arts Foundation, the parent organization of the annual Vermont Festival of the Arts celebrated […]