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


October & November 2018

Mike Sipe

Richmond Summer Sunrise, digital photograph, 23x38


The Lake Champlain region is my unparalleled muse; the beauty of the lake, skies, mountains, valley and the people enjoying its splendor. I don't have to travel the world to find world-class beauty; it is here, in my own backyard. My ability to find the area's essence is evolving and it is exhilarating to me. I love to capture vistas with just the right light accenting a center of interest, the effects of natural elements and motion, and when I find a wide tonal range, the elegant impression of black and white.


I have been a serious amateur photographer for over thirty years, gracing personal walls with images that have staying power.  My objective is using natural light in capturing gifts of images, by being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment, which evokes a magical light and an interesting confluence of elements.  Since my retirement from private practice as a Life-Wealth Planner in 2013, and completing the publication of my gift edition of ADVOCATE PLANNING, To Do What You Love To Do, I am driven with my passion for the Lake Champlain region to pursue photography full time.  My goal is to offer carefully selected, large format prints to an audience that is also captivated by the beauty of the region and would like to enhance their home or office with a high-quality print that reminds them of the exquisiteness just outside our doorsteps.


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