DaVallia – 39 North Gallery

DaVallia 39 North Gallery takes a holistic approach to artful living. Collections of fine art, handcrafted furniture, sculpture and home décor are display in a tranquil natural home atmosphere. Spaces are curated by artist owners Michael and Jessie Alon who established DaVallia in 2009.

DaVallia | 39 North Gallery
39 North Street
Chester 05143
(802) 875-8900

Thursday-Monday, 11AM-5PM
and “quite often by chance”
If the open flags are flying, they are open.



Featured artist: Jen Violette

Jen Violette’s passion for creating art began in early childhood. She learned basic drawing and woodworking skills from her father & sewing skills from her mother. Her paternal grandparents earned their living as studio artists at their home in Maine, and she was always inspired by their work and lifestyle. After graduating from high school in 1990, she decided to study art at Alfred University and received her BFA with honors from Alfred in 1994. She has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Crafts. Her teachers include Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Pino Signoretto, Randy Walker and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen.

Jen and her husband John Gerding live on a small farm in southern Vermont with their two young sons. Living in an old farmhouse with connected barns for her studio greatly inspires her daily thoughts and sketches. Jen is an avid gardener and draws great inspiration for her pieces from her vegetable & perennial gardens on their land.

Jen has won numerous awards for her glass and exhibits, and her unique mixed-media sculptures in many fine art galleries nationwide. Her work is included in numerous private collections throughout the world.

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Large Farm Dwelling by Jen Violette
overall: 6″x10″x20″
base: 3″x10″x20″
glass and mahogany
Image courtesy of DaVallia, Chester


Moment in Time: Tom Pirozzoli
January 17-March 18, 2019

Curated by Michael Alon

New Hampshire-based artist and musician Tom Pirozzoli is most at home with a fresh canvas on the easel and a weather-worn guitar within reach. The joy, discoveries and challenges of music, art, and travel have guided Pirozzoli’s rich life to a quiet home beneath Mt. Sunapee. A highly accomplished painter in both oil and watercolor, Pirozzoli is a self-taught artist who has exhibited widely in New England. Upon moving to Boston in the early 1970s, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and MFA became his second homes. There, among inspiring works and elegant spaces, he devoured the endless visual feasts on offer, filling countless sketchbooks and canvases that lay the basis for his future art career.

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Image by Tom Pirozzoli

Quintessential Fine Art Show
November 20, 2018-January 9, 2019

Curated by Michael Alon

“Quintessential” features paintings by area artist Marilyn Wendling. Michael Alon says about the artist, “Growing up and living in New England, Wendling uses its palette of endless beauty for inspiration. She works in studio as well as en plein air to capture her essence of our area on canvas. Her subjects range from the seacoast to the backroads of Vermont. Like other master painters, she uses a limited palette of red, yellow, blue, and white oil paints. Marilyn’s exuberance is translated into her works by painting in her preferred style, alla prima. Alla prima refers to painting wet on wet. Once she has begun a painting, she continues until it’s completed. Her paintings can be found in fine art galleries and private collections throughout the United States.”

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Image by Marilyn Wendling

“Line of Horizon”: Terry John Woods
July 1-October 31, 2017

“Line of Horizon” features over 25 paintings by Terry John Woods. Woods is the author of New Farmhouse Style, Summer House, and Farmhouse Modern. As a renowned author and designer, many homeowners and designers have admired his flair for composing amazing spaces.

As an artist, his talents were first developed in the 1980s with his design and creation of vintage-style teddy bears, which are now collected internationally. Woods’ most recent artistic endeavors have transitioned from folk art to fine art. Drawing on his diverse range of design skills, he has been able to migrate his sense of style from 3D to 2D. His newest collection of works, created exclusively for DaVallia, range in size from 3″x4″ to 48″x60″.

Woods lives in Vermont, Georgia, and Maine.

(Text adapted from the venue’s press materials)

Image by Terry John Woods