In 1998 photographer Eric Slayton founded the Flat Street Studio and Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont as a space for adult photography instruction and gallery exhibition. Flat Street Gallery became a non-profit organization in 2001, and has since restructured under the name Vermont Center for Photography (VCP.)
The Center is now an integral part of downtown Brattleboro’s vibrant art scene and is a popular stop on its monthly Gallery Walk, celebrated as one of the best art venues in Vermont.
In addition to hosting a new feature exhibit each month with an average of 200 visitors on opening night, VCP offers ongoing workshops, professional darkroom rental, exhibiting artist talks, and monthly portfolio critiques, among other regularly scheduled events. The relocation of the In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro’s highly acclaimed youth-oriented photo program, to the space next door, helps make VCP an even greater force for promoting the art and craft of photography in southern Vermont.
Opened on May 16th, 2010 the Darkroom Gallery is located at the "Five Corners" right next to Martone's Market and Café. The Village of Essex Jct. is located within 10 miles of The University of Vermont and three other Colleges, Downtown Burlington and Burlington International Airport. Our gallery is a bright airy 1300 sq ft first floor store front air conditioned space with hardwood floors and an 11' ceiling. Our lighting system uses 3000K LED flood lights. Nearly every image has a dedicated light and hangs from a fully adjustable hanging system.
Like many smaller institutions, the Southern Vermont Arts Center relies on the generosity of its supporters in order to build its permanent collection. We are fortunate in counting many such supporters among our members and friends, and each year we are pleased to add two or three fine works of art to the collection. The year 2007, however, was exceptional. Over the course of the year, the Arts Center received eight new pieces ranging from historic canvases by early member artists to the latest productions of contemporary painters and photographers.
PhotoPlace Gallery's mission is to support contemporary fine art photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. PhotoPlace Gallery sponsors exhibition opportunities through international juried exhibits in Middlebury, Vermont, through our published exhibition catalogs, and on this website.