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, a regular series of exhibitions present educational exhibits, juried art shows and work for sale by area artists, photographers, and artisan handcrafters. Artist talks and opening receptions are also scheduled throughout the month. Please follow us on Facebook for information and updates on events.

Seline Skoug: Back Roads

Seline Skoug's photography exhibition from January 21 to February 12, 2020 features landscapes photographed on back roads throughout the Battenkill and surrounding valleys. The images highlight Skoug's signature approach to her subject matter, capturing images as she travels through the landscape. Her approach has produced a collection of images that paint an intimate view of the working landscape of Bennington and Washington counties.

White Creek Homestead, Seline Skoug, Archival Pigment Print ©2018

Her photographs are notable for their sensitive treatment of light and authentic sense of place. Her landscapes are quite different from the typical scenes seen on postcards and calendars. Instead, they are studies of the margins between season, space and time of day. Her images have been described by critics as having a serene, painterly quality, that is enhanced by the soft, matte quality of the archival pigments and vellum finish rag paper they are printed on.

Skoug has exhibited regionally in group and individual shows and her images hang in homes across the country. Her work has been recognized by Horticulture Magazine and the American Alliance of Museums and her images have been published in Untold Stories of the Battenkill and the Vermont Magazine Calendar. Her work can be seen at

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, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or find us on Facebook. A portion of all artwork sold in the gallery goes to support the community-wide work of the nonprofit Martha Canfield Library.


January 21 to February 12
Seline Skoug: Back Roads
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 25 from 3pm-5pm

February 15 to April 15
Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2019
Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 15 from 3pm-5pm


New Books

for all ages


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