Burlington City Arts

339 Pine

Current Artist in Residence:

Public Works Press​

Public Works Press produces limited edition fine art prints and multiples in partnership with contemporary artists. Founder and printer Noah Lagle collaborates with Burlington-based artists of varied mediums to publish and distribute editions through subscription program, in which annual shareholders receive prints monthly. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have become a popular way for people to get closer to their local food systems. Based on this model of community integration, the Public Works Press Community Supported Art program supports artists in the creation of new work while establishing and strengthening relationships within the greater arts community. Every month, a featured artist partners with Public Works Press to create a limited edition print that is sent out to CSA members.

Public Works Press was awarded a BCA Community Fund Grant in FY 2016 to support a steamroller printmaking event in Burlington’s South End, preceded by a series of carving workshops which take place at 339 Pine. 

Past Residents:

Overnight Projects 

Abbey Meaker & Sarah O Donnell

Overnight Projects is a nomadic, artist-run exhibition program whose mission is to expand the contemporary art conversation in Vermont. Abbey and Sarah invite local, regional, and national artists to contribute site-specific installations, performances, and related programming to activate abandoned spaces, or spaces in transition: industrial, institutional, domestic, et cetera. 

The Pine Street space will allow the artists to pilot this idea of facilitating site-based exhibitions in non-traditional spaces. Meaker and O Donnell will work with two New York-based artists to facilitate a collaborative project. Along with the creation of a site-specific installation, the artists will give lectures about their work, process, and the experience of working in the Pine Street space. Overnight Projects will also host a reception for finished projects. In the second half of the residency, They will invite two Vermont-based artists to create together a site-responsive work that will include video, sculpture, sound, and live insects. In addition to hosting two to three exhibitions, the artists will program micro-events featuring music, video screenings, and Skype lectures with artists and thinkers from around the country. 

BCA has managed space at 339 Pine Street, also known as the Old Street Department building, since 2002. The large garage doors and industrial nature of the buildings provided a perfect site for BCA to stage large-scale artwork for exhibition.  Artist Lars Fisk, who was preparing for a retrospective at the reopening of BCA's newly renovated Firehouse Gallery in 2002, led an effort to haul out junk, cleanup the yard, fix the roof, and make a habitable studio space. Since then, the space has continued as an artist-led community, housing a dynamic fusion of working artists and crafts people and supporting many artists' projects. Today, BCA both rents space to a wide range of artists and, thanks to funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, programs a portion of the space with artist-in-residence projects.  As the South End undergoes a renaissance of business growth and development, 339 Pine highlights the importance of preserving affordable studio space--and in particular industrial studio space--so that Burlington can provide the necessary resources for working artists now and in the future.


photo credit: Jennifer Lauren Smith and Andrew Brehm, "Triangle Circle Square" (video still), HD video installation with sound, 2016

Leif Hunneman

Leif Hunneman's residency project was The Simulacrum Project:

The Simulacrum Project is an experiment in rapid performance development instigated by Burlington, Vermont based maker/artist Leif Hunneman.

The concept:

Take one improvisational video DJ.

Add a performance space outfitted with custom built sensor electronics and software tools.

Offer use of the VJ, space, and tools to different artists every few days, culminating in a performance.

Post video of each performance online as an artifact of the event.

The Simulacrum Project performances will be held from September 11th, 2015 to October 31st, 2015.

Artist Schedule:
2015.09.11-12 ART HOP with DJ Gabriel Night
2015.09.16 SciFi, Harvey Bigman, and Amelia Devoid
2015.09.19 Richard Siday
2015.09.23 Al Larsen
2015.09.26 Massdirge
2015.09.30 Sean Clute
2015.10.07 Staples
2015.10.10 Athena Kafantaris
2015.10.14 Rachel Hooper and Robin Perlah
2015.10.17 }hexdump{ (20th anniversary show)
2015.10.21 Green Mountain Gore Society
2015.10.24 Deftly-D
2015.10.28 The Accaliae with Jay
2015.10.31 Leif Hunneman (closing ritual)

More information forthcoming at

The Simulacrum Project is made possible by the generosity of Burlington City Arts and the Generator makerspace.

More about the specific events and project details here:

photo by Matt Hogan