Shelburne painter’s work recognized at Jeffersonville gallery exhibition

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Neil Berger’s “Early Spring”

Work by Shelburne painter Neil Berger recently was recognized at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville as part of its flagship exhibition “Land and Light and Water and Air,” encompassing more than 100 juried landscape paintings of New England scenes from regional artists.

The exhibit opened earlier this month and runs through Nov. 5. Prize winners were announced at a recent ceremony by artist-in-residence executive director Nancy Patch of Burlington, who served as prize juror.

Berger’s landscape “Early Spring,” received second place. “The painting style here is bold and brave and powerful,” Patch said of it.

First place and best of show went to Mary S. Martin of Dunham, Quebec, for her oil painting “After the Rain.”

“Land and Light” has been Bryan Gallery’s signature exhibition almost as long as the gallery has exhibited, since 1984. The exhibit brings together paintings in the grand tradition of American landscape painting, with a special emphasis in plein air painting (painting in natural light.)

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville. Information: bryangallery.org.

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