Burlington City Arts

Of Land and Local

September 27, 2013 - December 7, 2013


"A layered location is replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth. It is about connections, what surrounds it, what formed it, what happened there, what will happen there."

-Lucy Lippard


Of Land & Local is an ongoing multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Our shared interest in land and our enthusiasm for the local laid the groundwork for this exhibition.

Artists and farmers are two of the key players in establishing the social and cultural fabric of Vermont. Artists search for new ways to question the world we live in to nourish our minds while farmers search for new ways to enrich the world we live in to nourish our bodies.

Of Land & Local began with the known connections between culture and place. The projects explored the notion that culture helps define place, but also that place plays a significant role in establishing culture.




Burlington City Arts: BCA Center

September 27 – December 7, 2013

Shelburne Farms: Coach Barn

October 4 – October 20, 2013

Carving & Sculpture Center

September 14 – October 27, 2013


Fair Haven Welcome Center

September 14 – November 8, 2013

Gallery 2: Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery

September 6 – October 31, 2013

Goodrich Memorial Library

September 9 – 28, 2013

MAC Center for the Arts

September 9 – October 3, 2013



Abby Manock

Alistair McCallum

Annemie Curlin

Barry Underwood

Bill McDowell

Bonnie Acker

Bonnie Nash

Brian Collier

Carolyn Shattuck

Catherine Hall

Charlie Hunter*

Christopher Curtis*

Christopher Griffin*

Claudia Chaseling

Dan Higgins

Denis Versweyveld

Diane Gabriel

Don Ross

Doug Hoppes

Duncan Johnson*

Elliott Katz

Fran Bull

Francis R. Hewitt

Gowri Savoor

Iona Woolmington

Janet Fredericks*

Janis Sanders

Jean Luc Dushime

Jessie Pollock*

Joan Curtis

John Selmer Sr.

Jon Olsen

Karen Henderson

Kat Clear

Kadie Salfi

Mary Zompetti

Meara McGinniss

Michael Mercil

Nancy Burgess

Nori Morimoto*

Pamela Fraser

Phyllis Hammond

Rebecca Weisman

Renee Lauzon

Rob Hitzig

Rob Rock

Rotem Tamir

Stephen K. Malshuk

Susan Wahlrab*

Susan Wilson

Sydney Stevens

Sylvia Safdie

Tari Swenson*

Tom Cullins

Virginia Graham

Warren Kimble

Wendy Copp​

*Represented by West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT


In partnership with Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketingin association with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

This exhibition is sponsored by Seven Days Newspaper and Community College of Vermont

The 2013 exhibition year is underwritten by: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 

Fluid Bar ServiceLong Trail BrewingOtter Creek Brewing, and Wolavers Organics are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events 

Special thanks to the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment For The Arts