Fisher Gift Gallery

Gift Shop

Where an inspiration meets admiration. Where function meets design.


The Fisher Gallery offers a unique retail experience throughout the year. Featuring a collection of fine art and crafts from local, regional and national artists. The Gallery offers one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearable art, ceramics, wood and metal work, glass art, paintings and photographs for all gift giving needs.


Hours + Contact
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Tuesday –Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Saturday
And by appointment


Elena Gibson, Fisher Gift Gallery Coordinator
Email: elena.gibson@artsfvac.org
Phone: 860-678-1867


Welcome


FISHER FRONT SPACE EXHIBITION

Our newest gallery is dedicated to small solo exhibitions by area artisans and artists. Small works, limited edition series and unique one-of-a-kind functional and art objects are included for exhibitions in Front Space. Hand picked by our curator Elena Gibson, Front Space is dedicated to bringing the best of Connecticut to the Farmington Valley. Expect the unexpected in this intimate and dynamic space!



Call for Artists

Front Space Featured Artist

Pia Sjolin

Over the course of 40 years, Pia has produced a massive body of work, including paintings, textile, blown glass, murals and faux finishes. Pia finds inspiration from both of her home countries—America with its vitality and boldness, and Sweden with its Nordic light and long tradition of craftsmanship. In addition to creating original works, Pia has owned and operated three art galleries, a Swedish clothing boutique, and a interior design company.

Originally from Alingsås, Sweden, Pia started her artistic career in 1971 at the Orrefors School of Glass, and then became an engraver at Kosta Glass in Småland. In 1974, Pia moved to the United States to co-found a glass studio in Collinsville, Connecticut. She has lived in the Farmington River Valley since then, though she travels frequently to Sweden for art or craft shows and her design business.

With its beauty and quality, Pia’s glasswork has become sought after, and her pieces are held in many museums and private collections. She has been represented at prestigious museums such as the Smithsonian, Corning Glass Museum, American Craft Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. Numerous magazines, books, and telecasts have also featured her work.