Vermont Open Studio . May 28+29, 2022

Lemon & Onion, oil on panel, 8x10", framed ", G.Salzman

May 2022

VT Open Studio, Gail Salzman Studio, 269 Burnor Rd, Fairfield VT802-524-5057

May 28+29, Sat + Sun, 10am-5pm

Gail welcomes visitors to her rural studio from 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday, Memorial Day weekend. Featured works are all for sale, including abstract oils, framed gouache paintings, and a new framed series of still-life oils. Drawings, prints, and note cards will also be available.

The annual statewide event is organized by VT Crafts Council, this year celebrating Open Studio's 30th year, with artisans from every county in Vermont showing their work, giving tours and demonstrations. Free and open to the public. 

Look for the yellow road signs -- Gail's studio is #4 on Open Studio map and road signs.

Solo Exhibit . Shapes & Variations

Enigma, ink & gouache, 7.5x7.5", framed 15x15", G.Salzman

June 2021

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne VT802-985-3848

June 3 - July 10, 2021

Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5-7pm, outdoor socializing & indoor viewing! (masks please)

Gail's solo Shapes & Variations opens June 3 at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, featuring two dozen small gouache paintings, exquisitely framed by Lara and Nico at FS. The work was completed during the past year, filling Gail's studio with color, hope, and pleasure.

FS Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4, closed Sun & Mon

New Zoom Classes . BCA Home Studio

January 2021

Portrait Painting . 4 Tuesdays Jan 19-Feb 9, 2021, 1-3pm

Explore the unique structure of the human head and face, gain confidence in portrait painting, and build painting skills in your own home studio. With emphasis on facial planes and strong value contrast, this intro to portraits includes 8 hours of instruction and all the materials you will need in a kit, including panel, water soluble oil paints and brushes. Previous oil painting experience is recommended; access to a computer or tablet with downloaded Zoom app and reliable internet connection are necessary.

To register online click here.

February 2021

Still-Life . 4 Tuesdays February 16-March 9, 2021, 1-3 pm

Create dynamic compositions with vibrant color, using contemporary still-life as your subject. Find beauty and personal meaning in common household objects. Build painting skills in your own home studio, with 8 hours of instruction and all the materials you will need in a kit, including panel, water soluble oil paints and brushes. Previous oil painting experience is recommended; access to a computer or tablet with downloaded Zoom app and reliable internet connection are necessary.

To register online click here.

Auction . BCA Virtual Art Auction

POND 3 (oil on panel, 22" x 24"), part of series suggesting

multi-layered life & reflections in water environment next to my studio.

September 2020

I’m excited to be part of BCA’s first-ever Virtual Art Auction, online September 21-29, 2020. Featuring my work, above, and that of many local artists working in a variety of media, this auction is a chance to support the arts while acquiring artwork to enjoy. Proceeds benefit BCA’s arts learning programs and scholarship fund. Everybody wins! Check it out at

Pandemic Extras . Spring 2020

Family, twigs, oil paint, foamcore, 9"x6"x6", G.Salzman

This winter in early pandemic days, I was moved to do a bit ofsorting out in my studio. Rummaging through storage boxes, unopened for a decade and holding who knows what, was a field trip to a forgotten land. I found some real treasures along with the usual detritus.

Many years ago I developed a habit of scraping off my palette leftovers at the end of a day of oil painting. Against waste, I swiped the paint blobs onto wax paper with a spatula, put them in a box each week, and then forgot about them.

Rediscovering these colorful swipes was pure pleasure — memories and connections lifted my heavy spirits. They spoke to me like distant relatives, odd figures with their individual quirks and attitudes; they seemed to be of 'my tribe.'

Then I was invited to be part of the Sheltering in Place Project , a multi-media show curated by artist Hasso Ewing and poet Geof Hewitt. The paint-swipes found their way into my sculpture; I created a tiny shelter-frame from lilac branches, and attached 4 of the paint figures inside with thread. They are free to turn, bump, and relate to each other or not, as we tend to do when sheltering together. My first foray into 3-dimensional work, I call this piece Family.

the Sheltering in Place exhibit is open at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro VT,

July 1-Aug 9, 2020 Visitors welcome with a reservation,

Exhibit . Sheltering in Place

Summer 2020

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, VT

July 1, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020. Gallery hours Wed–Sun 11am – 4pm

Gail Salzman's rotating piece Family, constructed from recycled dried paint, string, lilac twigs, and a foam-core, is part of an installation the Sheltering in Place Project, at Highland Ctr for the Arts this summer.

Hasso Ewing invited Vermont artists to create a reflection of their time spent sheltering in place, to stand as a memorial to what was lost, and gained, in this time.

This insightful multi-media show involves over 120 works created by Vermont artists and poets. Visual artists created pieces no bigger than 6” x 6” x 9”, no heavier than 8 ounces, made entirely of materials found in / around their homes while sheltering in place. Poets wrote haiku which are read by the authors over an atmospheric soundscape.

Gallery visits are BY RESERVATION ONLY. Contact: to secure dates and times. Masks and social distancing are required. Proceeds from sales benefit the Vermont Foodbank

Exhibit . Transitions

Encounter, gouache & ink on paper, 7.5 x7.5", 15x15 framed, G.Salzman

December 2019

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne VT. 802-985-3848

Dec 6, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020

The exhibit Transitions features several of Gail's new gouache paintings and work of 16 other Vermont artists.

FS Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00, closed Sun & Mon

Solo Exhibit . Unknown Time & Place

Unknown-6, oil & acrylic on paper on wood, 8x8", G.Salzman

August 2018

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne VT. 802-985-3848

Aug 24 - Oct 9, 2018

Gail's show New Paintings: Unknown Time & Place has been extended an extra week, thru October 9. The exhibit showcases a series of small paintings she began at a Virginia Center for Creative Arts residency; the work explores the dynamic principle of change. Artist's talk.

See recent Seven Days review by Amy Lilly.

FS Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00, closed Sun & Mon

Class . BCA Experimental Drawing

Meg Miller works on collaborative drawing

January 2018

BCA Studios, 405 Pine Street, Burlington VT. 802-865-7166

Jan 25-Feb 15, 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm

Gail coaches artists to generate new energy through abstract drawing. Participants develop confidence working in large format, and expand their intuitive drawing language in a variety of mediums. Constructive group feedback and individual coaching create a supportive environment for experimentation.

Exhibit . Connection: Art of Coming Together

Orison, oil on linen, 36x32", G.Salzman

June 2017

Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, 136 State St, Montpelier VT

June 5 - Oct 6, 2017

Connection: The Art of Coming Together, curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, is an exploration of artists as part of a network, an interwoven community of other art-makers who share similar concerns and practices. Each artist nominated another with whom they felt connected, for inclusion in the exhibit.

Exhibit . Treasure the Small

To the Edge, oil on wood, 8x8", G.Salzman

December 2016

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT. 802-985-3848

Dec 2016 - Jan 31, 2017

Treasure the Small features several of Gail's new 8 x 9 inch paintings, along with those of a dozen other Vermont artists.

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00

Workshop . BCA Color

September 2016

BCA Center, 135 Church St, Burlington VT . 802-865-7166

Saturday, Sept 24, 2016, 11:30am-5:30pm

An immersion into the vibrant world of color in this one-day, hands-on seminar. Gail guides participants through exercises designed to stimulate awareness of color changes and temperatures, how to mix colors simply and accurately, and how various application techniques affect the appearance of color.

Exhibit . Of Land and Local : Watershed

October 2016

BCA Center, 135 Church St, Burlington VT . 802-865-7166

Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 14, 2017 . Opening Reception: Fri Oct 7, 5-8 pm

Gail exhibits two of her iconic underwater figures in this group show at BCA. Now in its 4th year, Of Land and Local: Watershed, an ongoing partnership between Shelburne Farms and Burlington City Arts, combines the missions of both organizations and supports artist led conversations about social, ethical, and political issues impacting the Vermont landscape, culminating in exhibitions at both locations.

Exhibit . Being Present

Third Companion, oil on wood, 14x15", G.Salzman

July 2016

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT. 802-985-3848

July 15-Sept 13, 2016, Opening Reception Fri, July 15, 6-8pm

A retrospective celebration of Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery's 25 years showing the best in contemporary art, Being Present features a few of Gail's newest paintings along with those of many other well-known area artists.

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00

Grant & Residency . Virginia Center for Creative Arts

January 2016

VCCA, Amherst, Virginia

Jan 19 - Feb 14, 2016

Gail is awarded an Artist Development Grant from Vermont Arts Council in support of her one month residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

Salzman joins 24 other artists, musicians and writers from around the globe for an intensive month of private studio time and creative sharing in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Residency supported in part by an award from the Vermont Arts Council and from National Endowment for the Art.

Exhibit . Passages

Passage, oil on aluminum, 44x48", G.Salzman

November 2015

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne, VT. 802-985-3848

Nov 20, 2015 - Jan 30, 2016, Opening Reception Fri Nov 20, 5:30-7:30pm

Gail's work is included in the show Passages, featuring 16 artists from Vermont and surrounding areas.

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00

Collection . Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont lobby view, photo by Eric Whalen

May 2015

Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry St, Burlington VT. 802.651.0080, toll free 855.650.0080

Three of Gail's vibrant abstract paintings have been purchased by the Hotel Vermont and are on view in main lobby. Located in downtown Burlington only a block from Lake Champlain and the Church Street Marketplace, this boutique hotel has all the best, from elegant accommodations & fine dining to fine art.

Exhibit . Reflections

September 2014

Kent Museum, Kents Corner, 7 Old West Church Rd, Calais VT

September 12-October 5, 2014

A group show entitled Reflections at the historic Kent Museum features several of Gail's paintings. Focusing on the ways in which art reflects life and how forms of thought bounce back, the show brings together 30 artists who explore the topic using different mediums, including poetry and sound installation.

Exhibit . Dialog in Color

Leitmotif, oil on aluminum panel, 44x48", G. Salzman

January 2014

Drawing Room Gallery, 5 Suburban Ave, Cos Cob CT

Jan 25–Mar 24, 2014

Gail's work is included in Dialog in Color, an exhibit curated by Cameron Schmitz for The Drawing Room Gallery.

The gallery is open Mon–Sat. For more info call 203-661-3406.

Solo Exhibit . Gail Salzman : Soundings

May 2013

BCA Center, 135 Church St, Burlington VT

May-July, 2013

Gail Salzman's solo exhibit Soundings includes forty new oil paintings, ranging in size from 14 inches to 4 feet square. A catalog accompanying the show, with essay by Eleanor Heartney, is available for sale at BCA. Artist's talk.

The exhibition, whose title references a method of measuring depth, brought together Salzman’s most recent body of abstract work in a metaphorical investigation of water’s seen and unseen influence on our lives.

The show was supported in part by an Individual Artist's Grant from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund in Middlebury. 

Grant . Vermont Arts Endowment Fund

October 2012

Gail has been awarded a grant from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, part of the Vermont Community Foundation. The funds are in support of her current series of large abstract oil paintings, featured in her solo exhibit Soundings at the BCA Center, May - July 2013.

Exhibit . 30/30 Print Project

Gail & Sumru Tekin in BCA print shop

January 2012

Amy Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Theatre, Burlington VT

Jan 6 - Feb 18, 2012, opening reception Jan 6, 5pm, closing reception Feb 18, 5pm

30/30 Print Project is sponsored by the Flynn Theater and Burlington City Arts as part of their 30th anniversary celebration. Salzman is one of 30 artists invited to work with printmakers Sumru Tekin, Jennifer Koch, and Gregg Blasdel, producing a limited prints edition to be exhibited at the Amy Tarrant Gallery. Silent auction bidding for the prints will begin during the opening reception Jan 6.

Exhibit . Variations in Abstraction

Six paintings, G.Salzman

December 2011

Select Design, 208 Flynn Ave, Burlington VT

December 27-February 17, 2012, Opening reception Jan 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Select Design, in collaboration with Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, is showing Variations in Abstraction: Steven P. Goodman, Beth Pearson, and Gail Salzman, in their spacious lobby gallery. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:30-6pm. For more info call 802-864-9075 or contact FS Gallery at 985-3848

Solo Exhibit . Immersion

Pond 4, oil on wood panel, 22x24", G. Salzman

September 2010

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne VT. 802-985-3848

Sept 24 - Oct 26, 2010)

Gail's solo show Immersion: Recent Paintings by Gail Salzman, showcases 14 new abstract paintings from her Pond Series, evoking the sensation of water, its fluidity and transparency.

See review by Amy Rahn.

FS Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 10:00-5:00, closed Sun & Mon