The 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.

Currently at the Gallery

May 2017

Nancy Calicchio

The opening reception is on Friday, May 5 from 4 to 6 at the Canfield Gallery.


The Canfield Art Gallery will feature, for the month of May, a series of paintings by Nancy Calicchio. The paintings began with plein air study of Barton Cove, an exceptionally majestic cove on the Connecticut River. In 2015 Calicchio worked in her studio in Westminster West, Vermont on the remaining paintings. These paintings were based on photographs taken by her daughter, Rafaela Calicchio. Twelve paintings, one for each month of the year are the core of the exhibit. The paintings represent the challenge of capturing seasonal change and interpreting photographic art with paint on canvas.

Nancy Calicchio moved to Vermont in 1963. She spent 43 years as an independent school educator. She was the Head of School for The Grammar School in Putney, and in 1998, became founding Head of School at Maple Street School in Manchester Center, Vermont. After retiring from Maple Street School in 2007 she pursued her love of art, enlarging her knowledge of paintings and painters, and learning the techniques of painting in oils. She is primarily a self-taught painter indebted to excellent teachers in workshops, great art in museum collections and books. She has exhibited work at the Southern Vermont Art Center, The Emile Gruppe Gallery, The Bryan Memorial Gallery in Northern Vermont, the Crowell Gallery in Newfane and many other venues in Southeastern Vermont.

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.


Gallery News/Events

Schedule 2017

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

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

May 5-31
Nancy Calicchio
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-Aug 1
Mallory Rich & Martha Folsom
reception Jul 8, 3-5pm

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

September 9-Oct 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