Upcoming Workshops & Events

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PAST EVENTS



VCP Photo Salon

Thursday, November 16th - 6 to 8pm

Interested in taking your photography to the next level? Join like-minded folks for an evening of discussion of photographs. Each evening begins with a thirty minute presentation of work by an invited photographer and an open discussion of this work. The remainder of the evening is devoted to discussion of the group’s photographs. Digital files or prints are acceptable. A projector & laptop will be available for those wishing to display their files digitally....

WORKSHOP: Piezography Digital Negatives for Silver Printing w/ Walker Blackwell

Saturday, Nov 11th, 10am to 4pm (Register Online)

Learn how to turn your digital files into beautiful analog gelatin silver prints with Walker Blackwell of Cone Editions Press!...

Closing Reception: “From the Sea”

Sunday, Oct 29th - 4 to 6pm

NOTICE: We are sorry to announce that due to an illness, Deb Schwedhelm will not be able to make the 10-hour drive from her home in Virginia for her talk this Sunday. We will, however, hold a closing reception in lieu of the talk from 4 to 6pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience - but hope to see you at VCP to celebrate this remarkable exhibit nonetheless. Get well soon, Deb! Born in Detroit, Michigan, Deb Schwedhelm was...

WORKSHOP: How to Get Your Own Solo Exhibition

October 28, 2017 - (10am to 3:30pm) w/ Ron Rosenstock

Ron will speak about developing a theme and getting know for your theme. I'll cover the best way to develop prints for an exhibition, including museum quality finishing, matting and framing. I will also talk about “creating an audience,” a topic I learned from Minor White in 1967. Finally, I will talk about the ‘Business” of an exhibition....

Public Lecture: Michael Zide, Mentored by the Landscape

Thursday, October 26th, 6:30 - 8pm (FREE)

Please join us for a free artists lecture with photographer and instructor Michael Zide here at VCP on Thursday, October 26th from 6:30 to 8pm. The presentation will focus on the lessons learned during the past 50 years photographing on Martha's Vineyard and in the Pioneer Valley off Western Massachusetts, where Michael resides. ...

VCP’S 7TH SEMI-ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TAG-SALE

October 22nd & 23rd, 2017 (11am-5pm)

A benefit sale of photographic equipment to support the Vermont Center for Photography. ...

Artists Talk: Garrett Hansen

Sunday, July 30th @ 5pm

Please join us for an artists talk with July solo-exhibitor Garrett Hansen on Sunday, July 30th at 5pm. The talk is FREE & open to the public – all are welcome to attend. Following the talk, we will hold a casual closing reception in the gallery until 7pm. Hansen will share additional works from his recent series HAIL and will also lead a discussion about gun culture in the US...

Workshop: Handmade Bookmaking for Beginners

May 20th & 21st - 10am to 4pm - w/ Rocio de Alba

Join Rocio De Alba for a two-day workshop on bookmaking, geared for beginners. At the end of the weekend, you will walk away with one finalized book (or more)....

Workshop: New55 PN Film with Sam Hiser & Hunt’s Photo

Sunday, April 30th - 10am to 4pm w/ Sam Hiser

Join film pioneer Sam Hiser and Hunt’s Photo on Sunday, April 30th from 10am to 4pm for a fascinating film workshop at the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) in Brattleboro, VT....

ARTISTS TALK & Closing Reception: Andrew Frost

Sunday, February 26th, 5-7pm (Free)

Please join us for an artists talk with exhibiting artist Andrew Frost on the last day of his February exhibition “The Northeast Kingdom“, Sunday Feb 26th from 5 to 7pm at VCP....

WORKSHOP: Matting & Framing

Sat, February 11th, 2017 - 1 to 4pm

Have you every wanted to mat and frame your photographs but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will introduce you to the tools and techniques you will need to matte and frame your own photographs. ...

WORKSHOP: Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Sat, Feb 4th, 2017 (9-Noon) - Register online!

This workshop is to provide students with techniques to navigate the many possibilities that Adobe Photoshop offers.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring the tools, menu options and various pallets...

Exploring the Nude Portrait Workshop

September 24th & 25th - w/ Gary Samson

Date September 24 & 25, 2016 (Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) Instructor Gary Samson is a fine art photographer and educator with over four decades of experience. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally and has won many awards for his photography and films. For the past ten years he has made images on black and white film using a variety of large format cameras for the Nude Portrait Project....

VCP’s 6th Semi-Annual Photographic Tag-Sale

Sept 16, 17, 18 - 8am to Noon

VCP's 6th Photographic Tag-Sale September 16th, 17th, & 18th  (8am until Noon) 47 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301  (Former Sanel Auto Parts building) There will be MANY "free" & "insanely cheap" items! We're looking to empty out our storage area and just want to see these items go to a good home....

FILM SERIES: “Buena Vista Social Club” & Cuba Trip Info Session

Thursday, August 25th - (Movie @ 6:30, Cuba Trip Info Session @ 8:15pm)

Please join us on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30PM for a FREE showing of the 1999 documentary film "Buena Vista Social Club". This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed...

Cyanotypes: A Workshop for Beginners

Sunday, August 7th - 9am to 5pm - w/ Frank Gorga

This workshop is designed for photographers with no prior experience in alternative processes - but all are welcome to participate! The cyanotype, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, is one of the oldest photographic processes. In many ways, cyanotype is an ideal entry into the world of alternative photographic processes. The chemicals needed for cyanotype are inexpensive (i.e. there are no precious metals involved) and the equipment needed is minimal. The process does not require...

ARTISTS TALK: Camilo Ramirez

Friday, July 15th - 6pm

Please join us in a free artists talk with our July 2016 solo exhibitor Camilo Ramirez on Friday, July 15th beginning at 6pm at VCP (49 Flat Street) in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Camilo will discuss his body of work currently on display titled "The Gulf". CLICK HERE to see samples of Camilo's images. •  Friday, July 15th  -  6pm •  VCP, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT •  Free & Open to the public •  Light Refreshments Served From the Artist “I photograph...

ARTISTS TALK: Magdalena Solé

Friday, June 24th - 6pm

Please join us for an artist talk with photographer and educator Magdalena Solé in conjunction with her solo exhibition "Cuba Hasta Siempre" on display at VCP through June 26th. The talk will be held Friday, June 24th at 6pm. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. MAGDALENA SOLÉ is an award-winning photographer known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. Since 2011 she has been documenting the change...

Wetplate Collodion Workshop

June 18th & 19th - 11am to 5pm - w/ Brett Henrikson

This workshop is a two day intensive covering all aspects of the process from the history of Wet Plate Collodion to the inner workings of a view camera and darkroom procedure, led by Rhode Island photographer Brett Henrikson. The first day will be a walk through of the process at the Vermont Center for Photography. The second day students can bring in friends as models or set up still life’s and begin to hone the...

World-Wide Pinhole Day

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Join VCP as we celebrate World-Wide Pinhole Photography Day on Sunday, April 24th! There will be a Pinhole Photography workshop from 11am until 1pm where photographer Al Karevy will demonstrate different methods and techniques for building your own pinhole camera out of anything from a coffee can to a potato! As of 1pm, the darkroom at VCP will be set up for developing prints and any and all are welcome to come in to test out...

Artists Talk: Ben Brody

Friday, April 8th - 6pm - Free & Open to the Public

Please join VCP on Friday, April 8th at 6pm for an artists talk with Northampton, MA photographer and April 2016 solo-exhibitor Ben Brody. Ben's exhibition "Endgame: Afghanistan" is on display at VCP from April 1st through May 1st, 2016. WHERE:  VCP, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301 WHEN:  Friday, April 8th - 6pm The talk is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Biography: Brody has been photographing and writing about the American wars in Iraq and...

WORKSHOP: “Discovering Your Personal Vision”

March 5th - 10am to 4pm - Instructor: Ron Rosenstock

Discover what qualities separate a fine photograph, one that is enduringly meaningful from those considered ordinary and quickly forgotten. Gain new understanding about the techniques that worked for such masters as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, that may help you improve and refine your own approach to image making. We will spend time doing an image sharpening exercise and then continue on to discuss the importance of developing a theme as a way to direct your...

WORKSHOP: “Wet Plate Collodion”

February 27th & 28th (10-4 each day) - Instructor: Michelle Rogers Pritzl

Students will learn the history and techniques for making wet collodion images. Students can expect to take home several varnished tintype plates at the end of the workshop. All supplies will be provided, and information will be given on supplies and materials to shoot wet plate collodion on your own. Saturday, February 27th through Sunday, February 28th  –  10am to 4pm each day THE CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL - Registration is now closed. Thank you! Instructor:  Michelle Rogers...

ARTISTS TALK: Zora J Murff

Saturday, February 6th - 6pm

Nebraska-based photographer Zora J Murff will give a FREE public artists talk in conjunction with his February 2016 solo exhibition at VCP titled "Corrections" on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 6pm. The talk will take place in VCP's gallery at 49 Flat Street in Brattleboro. More info and samples of Zora's work online at: http://vcphoto.org/zora-murff-corrections/ From the Artist: From 2012 to 2015, I worked as a Tracker for Linn County Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services in Cedar Rapids,...

WORKSHOP: “Showing Your Artwork Professionally”

January 31st - 11am to 4pm - Instructor: Maurine Sutter

For artists working in all media who are ready to take the next step towards exhibiting, publishing and marketing their work, this one-day workshop will cover the basics you need to get started or improve on the promotional materials you have already produced. The essentials of how to prepare your work for gallery submission and juried shows, along with the importance of editing your portfolio will be covered. You will get tips on writing or improving your...

WORKSHOP: “Learning to Use Your Digital Camera”

January 12th - 6:30 to 9pm - Instructor: Al Karevy

Have you become frustrated trying to use your new camera? Are you mystified with the manual and all the “tech talk”? Perhaps you are confused by so many options that the camera offers that leave you overwhelmed. For beginners and intermediate digital camera “drop-outs”, this class will help demystify what seems to be a “mini-computer” and move in the direction of taking pictures with you in control of the camera instead of the other way around....

Artist Talk & Book Signing: SARAH MALAKOFF

Sunday, September 27th - 4pm

Please join us on Sunday, September 27th, beginning at 4pm, for an artists talk with Boston photographer (and September 2015 solo exhibitor) Sarah Malakoff. Sarah will discuss her series "Second Nature" which is currently on exhibit at VCP through September 27th, 2015. Sarah also has a beautiful book of her work available for purchase in the gallery and will be available to sign copies following the talk. About the Artist Sarah Malakoff was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts in...

FILM SERIES – “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters”

Thursday, Sept 24th - 7:30pm

We welcome you to join the Vermont Center for Photography as we kick off our Photographic Film Series - featuring ground-breaking documentaries about all things photography. This is the first screening of what we hope to be many more to come. WHAT: Screening of Zeitgeist Films Documentary "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters" WHERE: VCP Gallery, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT. 05301 WHEN: Thursday, September 24th - 7:30pm The film series is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation...

WORKSHOP: Matting & Framing

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 - 6 to 9pm

Have you every wanted to mat and frame your photographs but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will introduce you to the tools and techniques you will need to matte and frame your own photographs.  Matting and framing your own photographs is not only easy and fun, but is much less expensive than sending your work out to a frame shop. Instructor: John Kudukey A Western Massachusetts native and lifelong photographer, John Kudukey found his artistic...

Closing Reception for “Marcus DeSieno: Invisible Monsters”

Sunday, August 2nd - 4 to 6pm

Please join us as Marcus DeSieno's solo exhibition "Invisible Monsters" comes to a close, on Sunday, August 2nd. We will be holding a closing reception in the gallery (49 Flat Street in Brattleboro, VT) from 4 to 6pm. This is your last opportunity to view this ground breaking exhibition, featuring 15 larger-than-life images taken with a scanning electron microscope. This is truly a unique gallery experience unlike any other we've done at VCP! From the Artist: Photography...

ARTISTS TALK: Carnography Deconstructed w/ Jim Bremer

Thursday, June 25th - 6:30pm

Thursday, June 25th  -  6:30pm Please join VCP for an artists talk with our current exhibitor, Jim Bremer, as he discusses his creative & technical process in the creation of his photographic works currently on display at VCP. The talk is FREE & open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Biography: Jim Bremer is an award winning Graphic Designer and Photographer who has helped create innovative products and packaging for game and entertainment companies including Hasbro, Disney,...

VCP’s 5th Semi-Annual Benefit Photographic Tag-Sale

Sat & Sun - May 23rd & 24th - 9am to 5pm

Please join us as we celebrate all that is photography (and then some..) in our 5th benefit photographic tag sale. This tag sale is a photographers and antique collectors & repurposer’s fantasy! Because of it’s growing popularity, we have been expanding and expanding, taking on more and more donations of photo equipment and related items and selling them at next to nothing as a way to stimulate photography in the region while simultaneously acting as...

Online Book Design: A Graphic Designers Perspective

Thursday, May 7th - 7pm

“It’s so easy anybody can do it.” Camera makers have been telling us that for decades, and now online printers are making the same claim for everything from business cards to photo books. While twenty-first century digital technology has made file transfer and printing accessible to almost everyone, a menu of templates is no substitute for good graphic design.  A poorly designed book will distract from the quality you put into your photographs and leave...

Artists Talk:
The Stories of Imperfection

Thursday, April 23rd - 6pm

Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm Photographers Liz LaVorgna and Shanta L.E. discuss their work in connection with the exhibit Perfect Imperfection currently on view at the Vermont Center for Photography.  Models from the exhibit will share their stories & there will be time for questions & answers about this powerful project. About the Artists: Liz LaVorgna “I studied photography and digital media arts at Keene State in beautiful New Hampshire and have had several solo and group photo exhibits.  My...

Opening Reception | April 3rd:
Perfect Imperfection

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - 5:30 to 8:30pm

Perfect Imperfection is a collaborative photography and creative writing project by Liz LaVorgna  & Shanta L.E. Perfect Imperfection is a window to emotion presenting what people feel is imperfect about them, emotionally or physically. It’s about discovery, a journey, and acceptance....

Opening Reception: 30 Under 30

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:30 to 8:30

Please join the Vermont Center for Photography as we welcome 30 young photographers to our gallery for the month of March in a nation-wide juried exhibition: "30-Under-30". The reception will take place at VCP (49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT) Friday, March 6th from 5:30 to 8:30pm during Brattleboro's monthly first Friday Gallery Walk. The opening is open to the public and refreshments will be served....

WORKSHOP: Wet Plate Collodion w/ Michelle Rogers Pritzl

Jan 17th & 18th, 2015 (10am - 4pm)

Students will learn the history and techniques for making wet collodion images. Beginning with tintypes, and trying ambrotypes, students can expect to take home several varnished plates at the end of the workshop. All supplies will be provided, and information will be given on supplies and materials to shoot wet plate collodion on your own. THIS WORKSHOP HAS ENDED. Thank you for all of you who attended! Saturday, January 17th, 2015 through Sunday, January 18th, 2015  - ...

Artists Talk w/ Triebert, O’Beirne, Flynt, Weinstein & Lovett

Wednesday, November 19th - 6pm

Please join us for a gathering at the Vermont Center for Photography on Wednesday, November 19th at 6pm with our five current exhibiting artists, Chris Triebert, Joan O'Beirne, Suzanne Flynt, Lynne Weinstein, & Evie Lovett. Each of these five prominent local photographers will be in attendance to discuss a bit about each of their work(s) and take questions from the public. Where: Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT. 05301 When: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 ...

VCP’s 4th Semi-Annual Benefit Photographic Tag-Sale

Fri & Sat, Oct 3rd & 4th - 11 to 7 - 47 Flat Street, Brattleboro

Please join us as we celebrate all that is photography (and then some..) in our 4th benefit photographic tag sale. This tag sale is a photographers and antique collectors & repurposer's fantasy!...

Lecture: Self Publishing Photography & Art Books

Sunday, July 27th - 4:30pm

Over the past few years, online publishers have provided image makers with an unprecedented opportunity to design, publish, and distribute their own books. Abraham Ravett, Professor of Film and Photography, Hampshire College, & photographer Stan Sherer will discuss their collaboration on two recent publications. These include, The North End: Polaroid SX-70 Photographs and Brighton Beach, a series of 8x10 view camera images taken in Brooklyn, NY.Ravett & Sherer will provide an illustrated overview of the conceptualization...

Worldwide Pinhole Day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Join us for a day of pinhole photography and participate in this international event! FULL DETAILS COMING SOON....

WORKSHOP: Creating Van Dyke Prints from Digital Negatives

Sunday, April 13th, 11 to 4 - Register Online NOW!

In conjunction with the April exhibition on Alternative Printing Processes, VCP is proud to announce our next photographic workshop. This workshop, led by photographer and VCP Board Member William Dixon, will explore the early process of Van Dyke printing. Van Dyke printmaking, a spin-off of the salt print and the cyanotype print, had a brief popularity during the 1860's and 1870's. Prints are characteristically sepia in tone with excellent midtone definition. With the advent of negatives...

ARTIST TALK: Tom Prutisto – An Introduction to Lightroom

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7 to 9pm

VCP is proud to announce a 2-hour long artists talk with Adobe Certified instructor Tom Prutisto on Wednesday, February 26th from 7 to 9pm . His talk will consist of an informal introduction to Adobe Lightroom and the many benefits of its' use. Tom Prutisto is an Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert, Digital Imaging Consultant, photographer & educator. Throughout his 31-year career in photography, Tom has filled many rolls, none of which gives him as much joy as...

Marketing For Artists Workshop with Miska Draskoczy

Thursday, February 20th - 6 to 8pm

Thursday, February 20th - 6 to 8pm Are you a photographer with a great series ready to share with the wider world? Looking for advice on how to hone your marketing efforts? Or just want to get feedback on your work? Join photographer and filmmaker Miska Draskoczy for a workshop on how to  take that next step from dedicated hobbyist to professional artist. Topics covered will include navigating the submissions process to galleries, contests and group shows,...

Closing Reception: The Pane in Empty Rooms

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 4 to 6pm

We hope you will join us in closing out our January 2014 exhibition "The Pane in Empty Rooms: Photographs by Brett Simison" on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 4 to 6pm at the Vermont Center for Photography - located at 49 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro. This will also be a great opportunity to meet Brett in person and find out a little more behind what it took to create this series of images. Refreshments...

POP-UP Brattleboro!

December 6, 7, & 8, 2013 - CALL FOR ENTRY!

This December 6th, 7th, & 8th  -  8 Flat Street (former Adivasi Storefront) - A grass-roots guerrilla pop-up exhibition: "POP-UP Brattleboro" This exciting series of spontaneous art exhibitions will be popping up in downtown Brattleboro over the next several months. But to make them happen, we need YOUR submissions. These exhibits will include ALL styles and mediums of artwork, both 2-D and 3-D by artists from all over - of ALL ages. There are lots of little...

Closing Reception for “LIMBS”

Saturday, November 30th - 5 to 8pm

We hope that you will join us in a festive gathering here at VCP on Saturday November 30th from 5 to 8pm for a closing reception for our current exhibition, Rebecca Lepkoff: LIMBS. This will be your last chance to come by this month and take a long hard look at what life was like growing up in Jamaica, VT during the 50's, 60's and 70's. Rebecca's 41 exhibited images portray a timeless period when...

VCP’s Monthly Open Portfolio Night

Next Gathering: Thursday, Nov. 21st - 6 to 8pm

Please join us every THIRD THURSDAY of the month for an evening of sharing. Open Portfolio Night is chance for members and friends to gather to discuss all things photography. We encourage participants to bring along a portfolio or collection of prints or images that they are seeking some sort of feedback on. This is a great opportunity to present an in-progress body of work to get some feedback from folks of varying photographic backgrounds. The...

WORKSHOP: Ultra-large Format View Camera Workshop

October 11th,12th &13th - 2013

Have you ever wanted to try an 8 x 10 camera, or work with an alternative printing process? In this hands-on workshop, students will work with an 8 x 10 camera to experience the making of large negatives and learn the advantages of the format. After learning to use the camera students will go on a field trip to work with the camera and expose film. While the workshop will introduce photographers to the 8x10...

VCP’s 3rd Semi-Annual Benefit Photographic Tag-Sale

October 4th & 5th, 2013 - (11am to 7pm)

Please join us as we celebrate all that is photography (and then some..) in our 3rd benefit photographic tag sale. This tag sale is a photographers and antique collectors/repurposer's fantasy! Because of it's growing popularity, we have been expanding and expanding, taking on more and more donations of photo equipment and related items and selling them at next to nothing as a way to stimulate photography in the region and make a few dollars for...

ARTISTS TALK: Michael Poster

Thursday, September 19th - 6pm

VCP is pleased to be hosting an artists talk with local Brattleboro photographer Michael Poster on his series currently on exhibit at VCP titled Dreamland. The talk will be held Thursday, September 19th beginning at 6pm. About Dreamland: Drilling for natural gas began near Michael’s former home in Montrose, Pennsylvania some time in 2008. Soon after, he began to make pictures of his friends and neighbors. It was clear their lives were about to change dramatically. A few...

WORKSHOP: Introduction to the 4×5 View Camera

September 13,14 & 15, 2013

Have you ever wanted to try a 4 x 5 camera? This is your chance to do so. In this hands-on workshop, students will work with a 4 x 5 camera to experience the making of large negatives and learn the advantages of large format photography. After learning to use the camera students will go on a field trip to work with the camera and expose film. If you do not have a large format camera,...