Burlington City Arts

City Hall Gallery

The City Hall Gallery is located on the main level and features Vermont artists from BCA’s external exhibitions program on a rotating basis


November 2018 - January 2019

Joy Huckins - Noss


Sundance, oil on canvas, 20x40


Joy Huckins-Noss is a contemporary artist whose love for nature is seen in her vibrant canvases. Joy’s paintings feature tiny spots of color which combine optically. Her style is similar to pointillism, but has a fresh contemporary edge. She applies color in multiple layers to create a uniquely textured surface of color and light. Joy began her art studies at Drew University, and then continued at the University of New Mexico, earning her BA in art. Joy participated in two residencies at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, where she studied painting in the tradition of the Impressionists. Joy has studied with other notable landscape painters such as Wolf Kahn, Don Stone, Charles Sovek, Doug Dawson and Ray Roberts. Today Joy resides in Vermont and spends the winter months in Arizona, creating art in both locations.

Joy’s paintings focus on our relationship with the natural world. Landscapes of trees and bodies of water, plants, and objects found in nature, draw viewers into a deeper relationship with our environment. Joy’s art relies on the perceptive ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to mix the color dots. Her surfaces are rich, intense and seem to vibrate. “I love to work with the color to make the paintings glow. I want to bring the feelings and sensations of being outdoors into the painting”

Huckins-Noss has exhibited extensively around Vermont, New York and New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Florida, and Arizona. Notable individual shows include the Julian Scott Gallery at Johnson State College, Johnson, VT (2001), Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT (2002), Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, VT (2002 and 2008) and the Vermont Governor’s Office in Montpelier, VT in 2003. An exhibition of Huckins-Noss’s paintings was held at the Tribeca Showroom of Pompanoosuc Mills in New York City in 2006, as well as at Pompanoosuc Mills, Burlington, in 2012. In 2011 a solo exhibit was held at the Vermont Supreme Court. Her art is in the collection of Green Mountain Orthopedic Surgeons, and is in private collections throughout the United States. Joy also exhibits her southwest paintings at Art Gallery H in Tubac Arizona.


For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by this artist, please contact Kate Ashman: (802) 865-7296 or