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Announcing The 8th Trinity Gallery Fall Juried Show in Lime Rock.

The Drop Off Date for artists is Sunday Oct 3 noon to 2 pm.
The Opening Reception is Friday evening Oct 8 from 5-7 pm.
Gallery hours are on Oct 9,10,11,16,17,23,24, from noon to 4 pm.

The Jurors are Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Lynn Kearcher.

Stephanie Haboush Plunkett is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum. The curator of many exhibitions relating to the art of illustration—including Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms; Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol; Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World; Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs; The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator; Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s Magazine: 1940-1960; LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel; and The Art of The New Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vanguard—she has held positions at Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art. She leads the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the first scholarly institute devoted to the study of illustration art. “The Shifting Postwar Marketplace: Illustration in the United States and Canada, 1940-1970” in History of Illustration, and Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration are her most recent publications.

Lynn Kearcher was born in Sharon, Connecticut and returned to her home town to live full-time in 1993.  She attended college in San Francisco and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the HB Studio in New York City. While living in San Francisco in the late 70’s, Ms. Kearcher worked as an assistant gallerist at The Vorpal Gallery handling the work of M.C. Escher, Hundertwasser and prominent Bay Area artists. She has been a lifestyle editor for GQ Magazine and Senior Editor for Penthouse Magazine where she wrote and styled monthly articles on men’s fashion, excerpted fiction and initiated a column titled, “Women” which featured and celebrated women in unconventional professions. Ms. Kearcher and her husband the artist Carl Chaiet, have collaborated on three children’s books depicting Mr. Chaiet’s characters—Telford a lexicographer his bird servant Earnest.  For the last twenty years she has worked locally as an artist’s assistant.

We plan to have prizes for, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place $50, and up to five Honorable Mentions. This show also, as in the past, will display, unframed, non-juried Bin Pieces for sale and a non-juried Small Works Show with pieces priced at $100 or less.

The Prospectus will not be printed or published for another month. We are asking you to contact Mary Anne Carley, Chair with any ideas for additions that could benefit the success of the show by calling 860.977.0997 or by email We could also use more artist helps.  Please contact Mary Anne for this as well.

The HVAL Spring Show is still here for viewing!

Here is a link to the show:



You can still view the HVAL 2020 Member Show!


Upcoming Shows for the Rest of 2021

  • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: Online Fall Art Show
  • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Online Holiday Art Show, where we may have a cap on artwork prices to induce holiday sales.

Although online show sales have not been good, viewership has been. Approximately 10 times more visitors have seen our two online shows than have seen our brick and mortar shows in Great Barrington. We’re still relatively new to this and, with just the increased exposure alone, should continue to stick with it. With that said, we all need to thank Joe Baker, big time, for without his generosity and the work he has put into it, our online shows wouldn’t be possible.