Both of Edgewater Gallery’s Middlebury locations are open to visitors. Our permanent collections are on view and we are continuing to offer solo and group exhibitions of new work throughout the 2020 season. When guests visit the galleries they can be assured that we are following current state and CDC guidelines for operating a small business during the COVID-19 outbreak. Though we are eager for customers to see our exhibitions in person, we feel that, especially now, it is important to give them an alternative to being in our physical spaces and so we will continue to present virtual tours of our exhibitions on our website. These virtual tours will give viewers the opportunity to experience shows as they appear in the gallery environment and to see individual works up close, with artist information and details of each piece.


Rory Jackson & Molly Doe Wensberg


Autumn Solos on the Green brings together two accomplished New England landscape painters. On view for the month of October, we are featuring two solo exhibitions from Addison County native Rory Jackson and New Hampshire based artist Molly Doe Wensberg. Each painter presents unique interpretations of the rural New England landscape and both convey the passion they feel for their subject matter through their work.

Rory Jackson has his studio in Bristol Vermont and is renowned for his ability to capture the beauty of the Vermont landscape with its ever changing light, skies and palette. Jackson paints what he sees outside his studio window, and the views that he discovers  near his Addison County home. His connectedness to this landscape is conveyed through his  dramatic compositions that feature vast skies, fields and mountains bathed in light and shadow. Jackson has stated that accurately portraying the majesty of the rural Vermont landscape is a constant quest.

Skidmore College graduate Molly Doe Wensberg  has her studio in rural New Hampshire where she focuses on the New England landscape as her subject matter. Wensberg began her art career as a fiber artist. Her background in weaving is evident in her layered and rhythmic representations of the land and in the seamless color transitions in her painting. Wensberg comments that in the paintings for her October exhibition which were created in the midst of the pandemic, it felt especially comforting and meaningful to observe and appreciate the beauty of the natural world.


“The variation of seasonal change and with it the light, is something found few places other than Vermont. Such visual diversity evokes a remembrance that is individual yet mutually shared among all.”

“I have always found solace in nature, in the landscape.  This year with so many challenges, so much unrest, fear and sadness, I’ve found it especially important and meaningful to reflect and appreciate the beauty and serenity to be found in nature.  I noticed that these new paintings are a bit softer and gentler than much of my work and perhaps that is a reflection of the need to seek comfort and peace during these difficult times.  I hope they resonate in that way for others.”

We hope you are able to make it to the gallery to experience “Autumn Solos on the Green”. For those who cannot, please enjoy the virtual tour of the exhibition, artist conversations, and details of the individual work here on our website. For inquiries email us at [email protected], call 802-458-0098 or buy online and receive free shipping.


Rory Jackson

Molly Doe Wensberg

Edgewater Gallery