Project Description

NBOSS at the Museum,

June 18 – November 12 2022

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Originally known as the North Bennington Art Park, the exhibition debuted in 1998 on the lawn in front of what was then Joe McGovern’s masonry shop, adjacent to the post office, in the village of North Bennington. Over the last 25 years NBOSS (pronounced “N”-Boss), as it is now lovingly known, has become one of the region’s premiere arts events of the summer/fall season, featuring work by some of the best artists from the Bennington area, the state of Vermont, and throughout the northeast region.

In addition to sculptures by over 40 artists scattered throughout the village of North Bennington, an additional 25+ artists will display their work on our beautiful 10-acre property in Old Bennington for the third consecutive year, including many who have contributed to NBOSS since the exhibition’s early years.

Save the Date!

The opening celebration party for NBOSS, will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 4:00 – 8:00pm at the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) 48 Main Street.

This event will feature 2022 resident artist Suprina who hails from Poughkeepsie N.Y., and creates artwork about the environment.  Her performance in North Bennington will concentrate on the impact of plastics and feature community residents who have been taking part in several free, costume making workshops. A short procession will take place around 5pm at the opening party on Saturday along with a welcome by the North Bennington curator, Joe Chirchirillo.  Suprina’s installation sculpture titled “Faux Forest” will begin a week earlier on VAE’s front lawn.  The artist in residence program is possible with gracious support by the Fund for North Bennington.

This year’s celebration also welcomes Bennington favorites musicians, Sam Clement, guitar, vocals and Matt Scott, bass, vocals. As “Sidekick Powers”,  the duo is pleased to invite keyboard player Dustin Deluke (Wild Adriatic, Saratoga, NY), trumpet player Alex Wolston (The Jennifer Hartswick Band, Kansas City, MO) and drummer Troy Hubbard (Viscus, Morrisville, VT) to join in the musical reverie. There will be homemade Indian cuisine by Shanta Gosh of the Corner of India to satisfy our appetites!

On Thursday, August 25, 5:00 – 7:00pm, the Museum will host an artist reception and screening of a short documentary film celebrating NBOSS’ past, present, and future, and a live performance by John Umphlett, Flipping One Over a Bush, first performed 22 years ago at the 3rd NBOSS in 2000.

Both of these events are free to the public.

Meet the Artists!

North Bennington (featuring 40+ artists, curated by Joe Chirchirillo)
Amy Anselmo, Peter Barrett , Mark Barry, Irene Berkson ,Mike Biddy, Bill Botzow, Steven Buduo, Jo Ann Brody, Anthony Cafritz, Joe Chirchirillo, Nilu Chirchirillo Charlet Davenport, Alisa Del Tufo, Kate Dodd, Walter Early, Christopher Froehlich, Stephan Fowlkes, Jesse Good, Gary Humphreys, Brian Johnston, Justin Kenney, Bob Keating, Kosuke Kawahara, Peter Lundberg, Harlan Mack, Joe Mccarthy, Phil Marshall, Thomas Melvin, James Payne, Anna Radocchia, Laurie Sheridan, David Skora, Gregory Smith, Suprina, Michael Tillyer, Patrick Todd, Daniel Roberts, Andrerw Hamilton Reiss/Heather Cronin, Craig Usher, Max Yawney, Christopher Yockey, Zac Ward, Beriah Wall, and Lee Williams

Bennington Museum (25 artists, curated by Jamie Franklin)
Amy Anselmo, Willard Boepple, Bill Botzow, BOUNDScollective, Jo-Ann Brody, Joe Chirchirillo, Charlet Davenport, Rita Dee, Every Child Matters, Renee Greenlee, Brian Johnston, Harlan Mack, Pat Musick, Matthew Perry, Anna Radocchia, Rhonda RatrayErika Senft Miller, Mariam Shah, Teru Simon, Michael Tillyer, Patrick Todd, Gerald Tuckman, John Umphlett, Lee Williams, Max Yawney

Postcards with the map and artist info can be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Museum desk. Click on the links above or images below for more info about each piece!

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*Both locations are fully accessible to the public, free of charge, and all art is available for purchase.