Through Aug. 9: Distinctions Between Color and Light. Featuring new works by painters Craig Mooney and Henry Isaacs. Mooney’s work is imbued with abstract qualities, while Isaacs’ paintings deliver an impressionist punch. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, 17 Town Farm Ln., Stowe. 253-8943.
Through Aug. 17: Tamara Wight, Organic Form. Sculptural basketry. Artist works with natural wood forms and reed to create pieces that appear to grow organically from wood. Hartness Library, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center. 728-1000.
Through Aug. 24: Floral Seductions. Brightly colored flowers in many media. Over 70 works by sculptors, printmakers, photographers, painters, jewelry designers and artists working in miscellaneous media such as graphite and needlework. Summer gallery hours: Fri.–Sat., 3–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–3 p.m. Chandler Gallery. 71–73 Main St., Randolph. 728-9878. chandler-arts.org.
Through Aug. 24: Andy Newman. Portrait and landscape paintings. Summer hrs.: Fri. and Sat., 3–6 p.m.; Sun., noon–3 p.m; or by appt. Chandler’s Downstairs Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. 728-9878.
Through Aug. 29: Eugenio Leon, Create, Innovate, Inspire, Aspire. Mixed media. Copley Common Space Gallery, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.
Through Aug. 29: Elvira Piedra, To Earth, From Heaven. Entwines 13 years of Piedra’s photographic work in three groups of images: the tree peony, studies of landscape and studies of water. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.
Through Aug. 30: Political Cartoons by Jeff Danziger. Former linguist and intelligence officer, Danziger has drawn political cartoons for various news outlets nationwide. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.
Through Aug. 30: Matthew Chaney, Unchained Art: Recent Drawings. Abstract oil pastel drawings. Morrisville Post Office, 16 Portland St., Morrisville. riverartsvt.org.
Through Aug. 30: Three SPA Exhibits. State of Beings. Dynamic multi-media show inspired by humans and human-like beings. Main Floor Gallery; Sabrina Fadial and Phillip Robertson, Collaborate. Mono-prints. Second Floor Gallery; Ray Brown, Paintings in Series. Third Floor Gallery. Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., noon–4 p.m.; closed Tues. in Aug. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. 479-7069. studioplacearts.com.
Through Aug. 30: Janet McKenzie, Holiness and the Feminine Spirit. Paintings representing people of color and women, two groups that are under-represented in traditional Christian imagery. Gallery hrs.: Thurs.–Mon., noon–5 p.m. Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4355 Main St., Rte. 100, Waitsfield. janetmckenzie.com.
Through Aug. 30: ARA Members Group Show. Art Resource Association, City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. artresourceassociation.com.
Through Aug. 30: Jyl Emerson, Art in Animals. Oil on panel. Green Bean Visual Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds, 27 State St., Montpelier. firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans of Green Bean Visual Arts Gallery on Facebook.
Through Aug. 30: Marcia Hill and Cindy Griffith, Art with Flair. Landscape paintings, vibrant art. Both artists love to emphasize color. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Drawing Board, 22 Main St., Montpelier. email@example.com.
Through Aug. 31: Paintings of Sam Seideman. Waterside Hall, Adamant Music School, Adamant Village. 223-3347. adamant.org/index.html.
Through Aug. 31: Josh Turk Revisits Abstract Expressionism. Series of monochromatic prints. Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., Montpelier.
Through Aug. 31: Jamie Cope. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Sept. 26: John Snell, I Nearly Walked By. Show of the photographer’s best recent works. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Office Building, 109 State St., 5F, Montpelier.
Through Sept. 26: Galen Cheney, Dimensional Paint. Reveals the process by which the abstract works of one of Vermont’s most noteworthy painters are created. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Art in the Supreme Court, 111 State St., Montpelier.
Through Sep. 30: Peter Miller. Large format scenic color panoramics. Peter Miller Photography Gallery, 20 Crossroad and Rte. 100 (two houses south of Ben & Jerry’s), Waterbury. 272-8851. email@example.com.
Through Oct. 10: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. Traveling exhibit of book art and poetry created in response to the 2007 car bomb explosion on Al-Mutanabbi Street in the historic bookselling district of Baghdad, Iraq. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. 454-8311. firstname.lastname@example.org. goddard.edu.
Aug. 8–Oct. 12: Emily Wheeler, Raising Mother. Goddard student Emily Wheeler shares a collaborative exhibit of photos, original art and oral history of local moms reflecting on motherhood and who and what support them. Reception: Aug. 8, 4–8 p.m. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. 223-1431.
Through Dec. 19: 1864: Some Suffer So Much. Stories of Norwich alumni who served as military surgeons during the Civil War and traces the history of posttraumatic stress disorder. Sullivan Museum and History Center, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. 485-2183. Norwich.edu/museum.
Through Dec. 19: Art Schaller, Billboard Buildings: Collage and Mixed Media. Sullivan Museum and History Center, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged: 485-2183. SMHC@norwich.edu. norwich.edu/museum
Aug. 1–Sep. 1: 17th annual Vermont Festival of the Arts. Through the month of August the towns of the Mad River Valley play host to one of the most diverse festivals in New England with more than 100 quality arts-related events. Visual arts, music, theater, culinary arts and more. Presented by Valley Arts Foundation. For more info. and full schedule: vermontartfest.com.