The Festival – Time for the Holidays! 2017-12-04T16:01:14+00:00

Project Description

Musical tall case clock, ca. 1810
Movement by Nichols Goddard (1773-1823)
Rutland, Vermont
Mahogany and white pine with mahogany veneer and light and dark wood inlays
Museum Purchase

The Festival – Time for the Holidays!

November 24 through December 30

Each year the Bennington Museum’s Festival draws its inspiration from one of the objects in the Museum’s outstanding collection, and this year is no exception. For 2017, the annual festival of the season celebrates the creativity of a wide range of regional artists as they respond to Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock, ca. 1810, one of the centerpieces of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Early Vermont. Few American clocks of the early nineteenth century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex, or beautiful than this one. A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes. The movement features a day of the month wheel and moon dial with a depiction of a burning ship. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations such as collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, and more.

Surprises will delight visitors in the galleries, as well as those who join us at the Gala on December 1 and on Family Day on December 9. The exhibition is open November 24 through December 29. The original artwork created by the regional artists is available to own through a closed-bid auction taking place November 24 through December 28, 4pm. Stop in early and often at no charge to bid on that special gift while supporting the museum’s largest annual fundraiser.

Work created by the artists for the closed-bid auction will be added to this page as it becomes available.  Take a look and then stop in the museum to place your bid or write sstrano@benningtonmuseum.org.  You can also fax your bid to 802-442-8305.  These will be considered legal and binding bids.  Bids by phone are not allowed.  All bids will be opened by two people and date stamped.  The person with the highest bid will be declared the winner and be contacted by January 4, 2018 for payment and to arrange a pick-up time.  In the event of a tie, the bid placed first will be the winner.  To avoid a tie, we urge you to bid an odd amount such as $586.54 rather than $500.  The proceeds from the bids will be split with 50% going to the artist and 50% going to support the Education Programs at Bennington Museum.

November 24 through December 29 The Festival EXHIBITION

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Deidre Scherer
Deidre Scherer
Woven Knowing, 2017
Torn paper construction, silk tissue, acrylic, 16 x 19 inches,
framed 23 x 25 inches
Opening bid: $4,000
Anima Katz
Anima Katz
And the Clock Keeps Ticking, 2017
Oil on canvas board, 16” x 20”
Opening bid: $1,500
Alisa Dworsky
Alisa Dworsky
Bennington 15, 30, 45, 60, 2017
Graphite on Paper, four drawings each 7.5” x 7.5, approximately 23” x 23” framed and hung as a group.
Opening bid: $850.
Paul Katz
Paul Katz
Timepiece,
2017
Oil on panel, 24 inches diameter
Starting bid: $1,500
Deidre Scherer
Deidre Scherer
Tree,
1987
Thread on layered fabric, 9 x 8 inches, framed, 18 x 16 inches
Opening bid: $2,500
Laura Christensen
Laura Christensen
Constance Chronoskiewicz, Master of the Meanwhile, 2017
Acrylic paint, vintage photograph, velvet, maple wood
Opening bid: $1000
B. Lynch
B. Lynch
All Over Again, 2017
Mixed media including wood, paint, paper and wire.
Opening bid: $5,000.00
https://blynchart.com/portfolio/all-over-again/
(This is for the object and a copy of the video file—the video player is NFS)
Niki Haynes
Niki Haynes
There Will Be Time, 2017
Mixed media collage, 18”x15”x2.5,” framed
Opening bid: $420
Marcy Hermansader
Marcy Hermansader
Time was in a circle
Color pencil, gouache, acrylic, and collage
Opening bid: $2,400.00
Jack Metzger
Jack Metzger
A Sterling Moment
19th century portrait frame (back side), painted wood background, 19th century brass scale face,
vintage clock hands with sterling silver accents, red cast iron door pin, 15” x 13” x 1.5”
Opening bid: $1200
Jonathan Gitelson
Jonathan Gitelson
Summer Mouse, 2016
Digital pigment print, non-editioned
Opening bid: $250.00
Kirsten Hoving
Kirsten Hoving
The Origin of Time
Archival digital print on rag paper, edition 1/10
Opening bid: $300.00
Tom Longtin
Tom Longtin
Dialing for Nichols
A free-standing sculpture with wheels cut from locally-sourced red oak, end grain blocks, LCD letters, 4’ x 3’ (at widest point.)
Opening bid: $500.00
Katie Cleaver
Katie Cleaver
Pocket Watch
Rnameled 18th-century watch face by James Chater, gold, silver and man-in-the-moon moonstone
Opening bid: $1,100
Angus McCullough
Angus McCullough
This Was the Future
Multi-channel HD video, ~20 min, 12 min (length variable/additive) 2015-2017, Edition of 10
Opening bid: $400.00
Figures, draft 2
Artist book, 5.5” x 8.5,” 60 pages, 2016, Edition of 40, 10 copies available
Opening bid: $20
Joe Chirichillo
Joe Chirchirillo
Wind and Water redux, 2017
Steel, found objects, electric motors, water
Opening bid: $2500
Richard Criddle
Richard Criddle
Storm in a Teacup
Steel, bronze, aluminum, brass, wood, 2012, 36” metal base 36” diameter, 60” tall.
Opening bid: $3,250.00
Ursula McCarty
Ursula McCarty
A Stitch in Time: Saves Nine
11 5/8” x 10 ¾,” (17” x 17” framed) printed and resist-dyed fabrics, found fabric, cotton thread, 2017
Opening bid: $1000.00
Ursula McCarty
Ursula McCarty
A Stitch in Time: Fire Moon
11 ¾” x 11½,” (17” x 17” framed) printed and resist-dyed fabrics, found fabric, feed bag, cotton thread, 2017
Opening bid: $1000.00
Ursula McCarty
Ursula McCarty
A Stitch in Time: Give Me Time
113/4” x 111/2,” (17” x 17”) printed and resist-dyed fabrics, found fabric, feed bag, cotton thread, 2017
Opening bid: $1000.00
Ed Koren
Edward Koren
Witness to Extinction
Pen and ink on paper, 21” x 14 ¼
Opening bid: $1500.00
 
Mark Mulherrin
Mark W. Mulherrin
Stealing Time (after Nichols Goddard) 2017
Acrylic, wood, metal, plaster, rope
Opening bid: $1200.00
 
Todd Bartel
Todd Bartel
Family Tree, 2017
Engraving collage, xerographic print on 20th century book end page (monoprint, edition of 1) 14.625”h x 11”w, framed dimensions: 20”h x 16.25” x 1.25”d
Opening bid: $250.00

 

 
Adam Tinkle
Adam Tinkle
Objections from the Permanent Collection (2015, 2017)
found objects, tactile audio transducers, 2-channel sound (10:00) [not for sale]
Adam Tinkle and Atlan Arceo-Witzl (b. 1996)
A Mess of Things: illustrated libretto from the documentary musicplay by Adam Tinkle (2017), handmade artists’ book
Opening bid: $300