Event Information

September 30, 2017

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

4070 Main St., Manchester, Vermont


Join artist Christopher Pierce as he leads a spirited fall-themed tutorial in still life techniques. Mulled wine or hard cider will be served along with local charcuterie and cheese from Fortuna's Sausage and Italian Market. The event will take place inside the brand new community section of our Leigh H. Perkins Gallery. Please e-mail pnardini@amff.org to register for the event. A $20 donation the day of the event is encouraged.

Meet the Artist

CHRISTOPHER PIERCE is a nationally recognized fine artist who paints florals, still lifes, portraits, figures, and interiors with panache and a mature sensitivity. Along with his stunning portraiture, he is well known for the huge and commanding florals that come from the bounty of his gardens.

This past year his painting, “Prelude to Summer” was selected as a finalist in the still life category of the Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd annual art competition. he was also awarded second prize in the Annual Sylvia Maria Glesmann Members' Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.

Last year International Artist Magazine published a feature article on his work, his studio, and a demonstration of his creating one of his paintings in the April/May issue. Also his painting, “Homage to Sargent and Tuke,” was awarded the “Speaks to You” prize in the American Artist Professional League online portrait and figure exhibition. It can be viewed online here.

In 2013, Pierce was featured in articles in both American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines. His paintings have also been finalists in both the Portrait/Figure and Still Life/Floral categories in The Artists Magazine’s annual art competition, and his work has been published in the Exhibit book for the Richeson75 Online Still Life and Floral Exhibition. From 2012-2015 he was often artist-in-residence at the Ocean House in Watch Hill. His landscapes, figures, and floral still lifes have been featured in Adirondack Life magazine and New York Art Review.

The artist, who has been called a poetic realist, grew up near New York City and attended Hackley School in Tarrytown. He received his bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and his master's degree from the College of St. Rose. He has also studied with David A. Leffel and Terrence Coyle at the Art Student's League.

Pierce has been elected to the prestigious Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in New York City. Other organizations he is a member of include the American Artists Professional League, and Southern Vermont Arts Center.