Project Description

The Festival:
Peace, Love, Harmony
1960s Vermont

November 23 through December 28

In 2019 we will be looking back 50 years to the end of the 1960s with a cluster of exhibitions, celebrations, and events. This year‘s Festival looks at the lasting impact of the art and spirit of the 60s on artists today, and served as a prelude to next summer‘s major exhibition Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont

A major part of this year’s seasonal celebration is the presentation of works by thirty-eight contemporary artists who have reimagined, reinterpreted, or responded to images and art found relating to 1960s Vermont. Each piece on display in the changing galleries beginning November 23 will be for sale by closed-bid auction through December 28 at 4 pm.  The winning bid will be split with 50% going to the artist and 50% going to the Museum.

As works in the closed-bid auction become available, they will be posted here.  Take a look and then stop in the museum to place your bid or write  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 will be declared the winner and be contacted by January 4, 2019 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.

December November 23 through December 28 The Festival EXHIBITION AND CLOSED-BID AUCTION


Peace, Love, Harmony: 1960s Vermont is supported by:




Bennington College
Cindy Thomson
Express Copy, Inc.
GVH Studio
Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home
Manchester Newspapers – Media Sponsor
rk Miles
Raymond Bolton Law Office
Tom Lyons & Family

Amara Farm
Bennington Subaru
Bennington Express Lube and Car Wash
D.B. McKenna & Co, Inc
Hawkins House
Hoisington Realty
Salem Dentistry

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell
Represented by
Mitchel Giddings Fine Arts
Public Opinion
Opening bid: $2,100

Tom Fels

Tom Fels
Arbor Series 6-16-11 – L2
Cyanotype on prepared paper,
36 x 24 inches., 2011
Opening bid: $2,500

Lodiza LePore

Lodiza LePore
11 x 17 inches
Archival pigment print on Moab Entrada Bright 290
with a hand-deckled edge, floating on acid free foam core,
wood frame with Tru Vue museum glass.  Edition 1/5
Opening bid: $600

Constance Kheel

Constance Kheel
Gentle Gravity, Perfect Directness, Bob Towers Series XLII, 1997
Acrylic on Paper
14 ¾ X 15 ¼ inches
Opening bid: $950

Patrick Dunfey

Patrick Dunfey
Union, 2017
30 x 22 inches sheet, 34 x 26 inches framed
Charcoal and pastel on paper
Opening bid: $2,000

Lauren Olitski

Lauren Olitski
A Glimmer, 2017
30 x 14 inches
Acrylic and metallic pigment on canvas
Opening bid: $1,800

Mary Muncil

Mary Muncil
Opening bid: $275

Vanessa Compton

Vanessa Compton
O How Glorious is the Kingdom
Collage and acrylic medium on canvas
24×58” triptych (panel 1 24×18” /panel 2 24×20”/ panel 24×20”)
Opening bid:  $2,000

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Farrell Okamura
An Offer Made That Cannot Be Refused
Monoprint and relief print /on paper (Framed)
24 x 18 inches
Opening bid: $350

Jeanne Joudry

Jeanne Joudry
Solstice-Black Zen, 2015
Acrylic and oil pastel on archival paper
Opening bid: $2,400

Hugh Joudry

Hugh Joudry
The 1960s – “Hey! Hey!, 1976
Vermont Balsam Fir on Maple base
Opening bid: $4,200

Leslie Parke

Leslie Parke
Evening Fog
Photograph, Archival inkjet print
34 x 25.5 inches
Opening bid: $1,700

Donna Wynbrandt

Donna Wynbrandt
Bennington, USA 1960s
India ink markers, color markers,
gel ink
September, 2018
Opening bid: $200