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.

Featured items for you to explore.

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

Call for Works

The Fisher Gift Gallery welcomes new and established artists to display and sell their unique artwork in our contemporary gift shop. Proceeds help to support the many programs of the Farmington Valley Arts Center.

Artwork must be made by artists creating their own original works and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Work must express the personal aesthetic of the maker, demonstrate technical skill (attention to detail, design, function and finishes) and appear salable with attention to pricing and product presentation. Works must be made in the USA. All mediums are welcome including jewelry, ceramics, art-to-wear, metal, fibers, painting, glass, wood, paper/book arts, folk art and mixed media pieces.

Fisher Front Space

Our newest gallery is dedicated to small solo exhibitions by area artisans and artists. Small works, limited edition series and unique one of 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 handmade to the Farmington Valley. Expect the unexpected in this intimate and vital space.

July's Featured Artist

Sue Berg


About the Series
This bird feeder series uses ten hand cut birds as a base for all designs. It is a result of the evolution of a design idea. The bird feeders are coated with linseed oil for water resistance. It is highly recommended to keep them oiled to maintain maximum strength and beauty if hanging it outside. They are paintable.


About the Artist
Sue uses recycled materials to create functional as well art objects. The use recycled materials imbues the work with history, memory and reveals the effects of time on objects. The desire to explore the aesthetic quality of recycled materials, examine physical construction methods and create a simplified vision of the world are the conceptual underpinnings of this ongoing work.

She received her MFA in New Media from Maine College of Art in 2001. Currently she lives in Torrington, Connecticut and is a Professor of Art at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

bird feeder #3

bird feeder #9

bird feeder #6