Group show of small works sheds ‘more light’

Northern Daughters is hosting its third annual small works exhibit “more light,” on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location in Vergennes. The opening reception will coincide with Vergennes Magic on Main, Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Gumbo Ya Ya will perform an acoustic set at NoDa, with their mix of calypso, ska, reggae and n’aline funk, and Barr Hill will be serving their delicious gin cocktails. The exhibit features all new works from Anne Cady, Cameron Schmitz, Edward Holland, Pamela Smith, Rose Umerlik, and Sobelman Cortapega in a range of media, including watercolor, oil painting and collage.
Anne Cady is best known for her lyrical Vermont landscape paintings. Her work is characterized by luminous saturated color, simplified forms and strongly contrasting values depicting the open pastures, farms, hills and mountains of the Champlain valley. Cady has exhibited in many juried, solo and invitational exhibitions throughout her career. Her paintings are held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Cameron Schmitz’s new abstract paintings feature her dynamic brushwork. Through Schmitz’s vibrant pieces you can stay in transitory moments of high energy, movement, and expansion and walk through them as you travel through the composition of her abstract work.
Edward Holland is an abstract artist based in New York City who works in a wide variety of materials including acrylic and oil paint, colored pencil, graphite, and collage. He shares of his artwork, “I am not interested in depicting a specific narrative. Instead, I am interested in establishing a space where narrative can be developed.” Holland received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MA from New York University.
Pamela Smith is a self taught painter based in Bristol. Smith’s paintings are rich in pattern and floral elements, and exhibit the liberty experienced by an outsider artist who plays with perspectives, dimensions and mediums freely. 
Rose Umerlik’s work is abstract with a focus on form and line. Using these elements, she captures the emotion in human relationships or stories of aloneness. Her primary interest is in depicting the complexity of what it is to be human by mirroring that intricacy in the interaction and layering of forms and lines in her work.
Sobelman Cortapega is a collage artist and illustrator from Spain. With scissors, old books and magazines in hand she constructs her world of imagery.
For more information please contact [email protected] or (802) 877-2173, or visit northerndaughters.com.

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