artists at the gallery

Christopher Curtis

I am interested in the peculiar intersection of the past and the  future.  Cross-cultural and time independent archetypes are the  universal symbols that capture and express this phenomenon in the  present.  My work is about expressing these eternal truths in physical  form.

Carolina Ellenbogen

"Creating allows me to connect with myself and with others, to express what has meaning in my personal journey. Inspired by the ephemerality of life, my works are studies about endurance, patience, contemplation, awareness, introspection, forgiveness and acceptance." 

Michael D Ellenbogen

"Ideas are the basis for my art. Without ideas, there would be no act, composition or meaning; there would be no art. Expression succeeds the ideas that are more than the sum of their elements.  When they are expressed well, they can become feelings or symbols, or, in time, both."

Barrack Evans

Barrack Evans is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production Arts. He has studied photography at the International Center for Photography in New York City and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.

Mary Fran Lloyd

For me art is an abstract vision of how I feel about a subject, a life  experience, a new creation with the excitement of sharing something  special with you, the viewer!

Dona Mara

“My recent paintings are dealing with planes of space that convey implied places of interest, beauty and wonder. Often a painting begins as I glimpse a particular textural field through a screened or rainy window. A visceral desire to connect to nature, learning to change and flow through seasons with light, color, texture and form, guides my choices." 

Erika Lawlor Schmidt


"My work is shaped by the recognition and inquiry to cyclical tendencies, including the contemplation of life cycles: birth, death and rebirth or the possibility for reincarnation. I have been interested in this all my life."

Dan Mosheim

"I am inspired by the work of non-representational artists like Hans Hoffman, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline, and others of that genre, and inspired by their direct approach to applying color and paint to canvas, boards, and paper. Painting is a new thing for me, we'll see where it goes ... " 

Elizabeth Nagle



When I paint I start to see images, some of which I make clear to the viewer, and others I let linger mysteriously. This group of paintings falls into the first category. These images were so clear to me that there was no denying them. They are characters that fought their way out from under the drips, marks and brushstrokes as if they were locked in the canvas. Are they coming from my imagination or are they a part of a dialogue that is taking place between my conscious and unconscious minds… a bridge between two realms? Not sure I will ever know the answer to that but for now I am happy to call them my imaginary friends.

Rodrigo Nava


A Mexican/American Artist whose sculpture explores the relationship between material and process. His most recent series consists of large closed steel forms that are expanded using a controlled explosion. This unique proprietary process allows him to create non-representational sculptures that are the pure authentic result of the relationship between material, process, artists and viewer.

Harry A. Rich


In the studio I work on the margins of what I know about painting and paint, searching for the not known. Nonrepresentational and abstract painting, unfettered with literal images, on a good day may become a carrier of emotion and small joys.

John Richey

John Richey is a New York-based visual artist and curator who makes work using themes and images borrowed from various personal collections. Originally from southwestern Arizona, he holds degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego. Richey has exhibited domestically and abroad and his work was profiled in Art Forum Internationals “Best of 2004” print publication. Richey has attended artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Studios at MASS MoCA. Over the past decade he has held professional positions at New York galleries and fine art foundations including Marian Goodman Gallery, Greene Naftali Gallery, the Keith Haring Foundation, and Pace Gallery

Julian Sheres

Painting has always been a pleasure for me. Often it has been a struggle too. But when I have gone back into my studio and looked at the result of what I did the previous day and felt the satisfaction of achievement, I have experienced great pleasure.

Longina Smolinski

My work reflects the immediacy of the present – neither reminiscing  in the past nor moving towards the future. It is entirely me. Here. Now. A  native of Poland, Longina Smolinski has an MFA from the Academy of Fine  Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. For over twenty years, she has lived in  Vermont, with her family. There, she has maintained a studio where she  actively pursues painting, manages a small design business, and  continues to sculpt.

James Vogler

My paintings reflect a mixture of moments gleaned from past or present experiences.   The results are expressed in a blending of abstraction and figural lines.  In combination, these elements infuse my work with a curious ambiguity.

Richard Weis

There are times paintings just demand to come off the wall to engage the viewer in a very tactile reality. The work exhibited in stART Space represents my need to follow that urge.  I’ve been exploring this avenue for well over 40 years. Although it is not the only path I follow, it has  definitely been a recurring one.

Michael L. Williams


Michael Williams, a native of Washington, moved to Vermont in 1972 and has lived and worked in South Dorset since 1985. " 

I view my job as an artist as a commitment to explore and extricate whatever unique vision my eyes afford by staying open to the intuition that allows the senses to lead, stimulate and challenge my perception."