Lydia Thomson Retrospective

December - February

 lydia thomson chickens

Lydia Thomson has been painting at River Gallery School for 30 years and has been working at RGS for over 25 years as a teacher, administrator, and Artistic Director. We will host a retrospective of her work for the months of December - February. Her current work in Walnut Ink is in our Gallery 34.

Please drop-in to see Lydia and the work:
•Friday, Jan 14th 4-6 pm - Gallery Opening
•Saturday, Feb 5th 1-3 pm - Open House with Valentine card making
•Sunday, Feb 27th 1-3 pm - Closing with an opportunity to make a page in a book for Lydia
And whenever RGS is in session; or check in with Lydia or the office to schedule a visit.

On Exhibit

Every month, a selection of artwork from the school's classes or instructors is shown in our gallery space, with an opening on Gallery Walk held yearly on the first Friday evening of the month. Our studios and gallery are seen by hundreds of visitors each month during this popular event. Visitors are able to see not only the results of the creative work of the students, but also the working environment. More Information on Brattleboro's Gallery Walk

Check out who's showing at our Gallery 34 Exhibit


June: Cats + Dogs!

Opening: Friday, June 7th
5:30 - 7:30 pm

We love 'em, and we are celebrating our 4-legged pals this month with an All-School Art Show. RGS students from kids through seniors, present their various views of the world of canines and felines in paintings, drawings and and sculptures. Come, see, and connect with the special bond between humans and our pets. While you're here, check out the Spring and Summer Classes, Workshops and ArtCamps, for kids, teens and adults.

 Cats and Dogs

Images: Dog on a Leash by Nielsen Kasser



July + August:  Adult Studio Winter / Spring Student Show

Opening: Friday, July 5th
5:30 - 7:30 pm



September + October: Faculty Show

Opening: Friday, September 6th
5:30 - 7:30 pm




November: Annual Postcard Show and Fundraising Sale

Opening: Friday, November 1st
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us for the opening of our annual all-school Postcard Show and fundraiser. Students in each class, and of all ages, have created 4x6" works of art to be sent out into the world as postcards. Come early, and bring your address book because each piece will be available to purchase and send that day. This constantly changing exhibit will be on view for the month of November, with new postcards being made and hung continually. While you're in the gallery, we invite you to sit down and make a postcard of your own to join the show. We hope you'll take this opportunity to send a piece of the River Gallery School to your friends and family.


Postcard Pile


December: Annual Angels Beasts, Shepherds, and Kings Findraiser + Sale

Opening: Friday, December 6th
5:30 - 7:30 pm


Angels Beasts2014 Lynn Zimmerman