Events & Exhibitions

The Sap Bucket Challenge & Maplefest Silent Auction

Starting Friday, February 2 at Williams Hardware

February 26-March 2 at Williams Hardware or the Poultney Public Library

March 24 from 11am-3pm at the Poultney American Legion Post #39

The Poultney Rotary and Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill invite local artists to enter their unique Maplefest masterpieces in the 2018 Sap Bucket Challenge. This is your opportunity to take a sap bucket and turn it into a work of art.

Interested artists can pick up a free “sap bucket canvas” starting Friday, February 2 at Williams Hardware during regular business hours.

A silent auction of the painted sap buckets will be held during Maplefest on Saturday, March 24 from 11am-3pm at the Poultney American Legion Post #39. Funds will benefit both Rotary and Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill.

There will also be PRIZES, donated by Telescope and the Granville Center, for “Best in Show” and two youth categories (1) PreK–6th grade and (2) Junior High–College.

Buckets can be returned February 26-March 2 to Williams Hardware or the Poultney Public Library. Beginning the week of March 12, the sap buckets will help dress the storefronts of Poultney.


Questions about the event? Email us: or

Main Gallery Open -Last Day for the 2017 season at our Fox Hill location is Dec. 3rd

Time: Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and other days when Stone Valley is open for events.
Description: Current rotating exhibition on display for public viewing.
Cost: Free and open to the public

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Current Exhibit

Member Show: all media HOMAGE 

A Salute to You, Jean-Philippe!
Mareva Millarc

Jean-Philippe Dubuffet’s 1944 painting Jazz Band











Curator, Phil Whitman’s introduction to Homage:

Many artists value originality in their work. However, even the most innovative and unique artworks arise from the influence of other artists. This curated exhibition seeks to explore the stylistic lineage embedded in the work of SVA member artists.

We invited artists to submit work, in any media, that honors the work of an artistic predecessor. This might be the work of a world-famous historical artist or the work of a personal mentor. Photographs of these influential works will be displayed alongside each artist’s work, making the spirit of “homage” more visible.


Artist Mareva Millarc’s Statement:

A Salute to you, Jean Philippe!

 Jean Philippe Dubuffet (1901-1985) was an influential French painter and sculptor. He also excelled at assemblage, lithography and writing. Dubuffet was the founder of the Art Brut movement and distinguished it as: ‘’Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere.’

Jazz Band is one of the paintings that influenced the piece I am exhibiting in Homage.


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Exhibit Dates: October 14 – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

See 11/19 below for a special Ekphrastic poetry event related to the Homage exhibit.




A Christmas Carol – Chamber Theatre

Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 2:30pm

Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)
Performances also in Bennington, Rutland, Woodstock, and Wallingford. For more information about times and tickets for these other  locations go to: 
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  Charles Dickens
This holiday masterwork is a story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption as Dickens proposes that connecting individuals to one another is what ultimately corrects the social injustice created by capitalism. Chamber Theater is a style of theater in which the actors may or may not memorize their lines, but place emphasis on vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual sets and intricate blocking.  Director Gary Meitrott adapts Chamber Theater style to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a lively and creative element. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all the characters to life, uniquely telling the story with Dickens’ own words.
Tickets for the Poultney performance:

$15 Adults

$10 Students & Military

$5   Youth under age 12

Tickets will be available at the door, or to buy in advance of the show:  Pay online here


Stone Valley Arts @ Fox Hill will be closing for the colder, winter months. We have several classes and events continuing through the winter at warmer locations. Feel free to contact us to double check times and locations. 
To find a description of our past classes and events please go to our archive page