New exhibit opens at FS Gallery

“Spring Grazing,” oil on panel

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will exhibit recent paintings by Vermont artist Brian Sweetland Oct. 26-Nov. 27 in Shelburne.

Sweetland lives and works in Pawlet, Vt. He travels the state painting outdoors year round in the company of his beloved dogs. Born in Wheaton, Minn. in 1952, Sweetland was raised in Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In 1977, his sketches caught the attention of Dean Fausett, a prominent portrait, landscape, and mural painter, and Sweetland was invited to Vermont to continue his studies. A grant from the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Values in the Fine Arts helped Sweetland begin his apprenticeship. His first major exhibit was held in 1980 in Middleburg, Va., and since then he has shown at many galleries in Vermont, New York, Alabama, and Massachusetts, where he has exhibited at the Copley Society and, in 1988, at the St. Botolph Club.

His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Southern Vermont Art Center and in many private collections around the world.

For more information, contact Joan Furchgott by email at or by phone at (802) 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Road in Shelburne. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

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