“Pastels in Contemplation”
Opening Friday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m.
The gallery opening is free and open to the public
Painting in pastels and oils, the focus of Mallory Rich’s work is the landscape of rural Vermont and coastal Maine and Cape Cod. Rich has studied pastel and oil painting with Albert Handell, Stuart Shils (at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art), Virginia McNeice, and other well-known painters. She has been the recipient of four Artist Residencies at the international Vermont Studio Center, and an Artist Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was also awarded an art residency on Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, at the ancestral home of Fairfield Porter.
Among her numerous solo exhibitions and two-person shows with her artist husband, Harry A. Rich, she has been the featured artist at the Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, Vermont), The Canfield Gallery (Arlington, Vermont), The Small Gallery (Cambridge, New York) and JJ Hapgood (Peru, Vermont) where she recently gave an artist talk.
In addition, Rich has taken part in numerous group and invitational exhibitions in galleries in Vermont, Maine, upstate New York and Massachusetts. In May 2016 Rich was the artist in a joint show in Arlington, Vermont, with photographer Martha Folsom, called “Nova Scotia Through Brush and Lens,” which celebrated their month-long journey around Nova Scotia.
Rich has been featured in Equinox Magazine, was a finalist in American Artist magazine’s 30th Annual National Competition, and was juried into several national and regional exhibitions. Her work is in many corporate and private collections. She is a resident of Sandgate, Vermont.