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The Doodle Project

To be shown at 18 Holden Street. North Adams on

Thursday November 29 from 6pm-9pm.

In 2010 Downstreet Art presented a show of work by local people who found great joy in drawing and painting quietly in their homes.  The show “Local Color” ran for four months.  Inspired by Patrice Bolgen who is a serious doodler, the allocated gallery space was wrapped with 70 feet of 4 feet high paper and everyone passing by was encouraged to doodle on it.  Susan Hall purchased the entire “Grand Doodle”.  However, Susan moved to Florida and was unable to take the doodle with her.   It was decided that the piece should be cut into 6 foot pieces and artists were recruited to develop each piece in their own style and to keep as much of the existing marks as possible.

All pieces will be available at a silent auction with 50% of any proceeds going to the North Adams Food Bank.

Liz Cunningham, Jon Payne, Howard Itzkowitz, Wendy James, Barbara May, Viola Moriarty, Dawn Nelson, Dun Riddell, Wilma Rifkin. Sarah Sutro.




Images Cinema–the Gray Wall of Fame–Exhibition Nov 1-30

If you are near or in Williamstown, Massachusetts, please come to the movies at Images Cinema—the films are always the most interesting and top notch…..and this month I have an exhibit on the gray wall.  I’m almost always there at least once a week, so instead of having an opening reception, I hope I’ll see you at the movies!

“This month on the grey wall of fame at Images Cinema:   Regional artist, Viola Moriarty, Still lifes and Figures in the Still life, oil on mdf or birchwood board, selections from recent works, 2011-12. Bold and alive, in both color and painterly brushstrokes, these works are also intimate and quiet, reflecting the personality of the painter herself.  THe collection references her current cancer treatment in the piece titled,  Live Your Life, My Oncologist Says….  Each painting is enigmatic or paradoxical in some way, and inolves a lesson Moriarty set for herself.  Viola Moriarty has had several shows at Images Cinema and is proud to call herself a member.  She has been painting for ten years, and is a 2012-13 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award, and she gratefully acknowledges the foundation’s support for her work.”   —–check it out for the “In the Booth” series!




Plein air Vermont 4-9 SEP 2012

Our House  (22″ x 30″)and Chinese Lanterns (20 ” x 20″), oil on  mdf board, Plein air VT, SEP 2012.  Both on display at the Bennington Center for the ARts, through mid- December.


Livin’ la vida locally: Farmers’ Market and Elm Street Market

If you can be in Bennington on Saturday morning, please come to the Walloomsac Farmers’ market.  This year my Chiles received the honor of being the poster veggie for the market.  The original painting is hanging at the Elm Street Market on Elm Street along with a couple of others.  Both of these places are part of why we love living in this small town, the sense of how hard our farmers and local business people work to feed us and make our lives great.  It was seriously so neighborhood  feeling to see all the folks hanging at the Elm Street Market tonight eating ice cream or partaking of the winetasting.  And tomorrow morning Jon and I will get to go help out at our favorite farm stand, TRUE LOVE FARM.    Karen and Steven’s farm is one of my favorite things about my life.  So, if you are in town — stop by Elm Street Market and see the Chiles painting and pick up a great sandwich.  And come see me and get real beautiful fresh farm fare on Saturday morning at the Walloomsac market.


Baer’s Den Opening Reception

Baer’s Den Opening Reception, Group Show of Still lifes, June 2012


Go Figure

Go Figure,  Group Exhibit (our Wednesday night drawing group) at Images Cinema in Williamstown, Mass, through the end of June.


Allegro Ristorante–New Exhibit

Exhibit of new work at Allegro Ristorante on Main Street in Bennington


viola moriarty

(American, b. 1958)
Modern Expressionist Painter
2012-13 Recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Upcoming Exhibitions

Current and ongoing: New Works, Allegro Ristorante in Bennington on Main Street.

Elm Street Market, Bennington

Spiral Press Cafe, Manchester, Vermont (2013) details TBA

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