In addition to our exhibitions at the BCA Center on Church Street, BCA hosts external exhibitions at partnering locales in and around Burlington. All artwork is available for sale. For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by these artists, please contact Kate Ashman at (802) 865-7296 or email@example.com.
The Burlington International Airport features Vermont artists from BCA's External Exhibitions program, with rotating exhibits in the south end of the 2nd-floor Skywalk (before security) and the North Concourse (after security). The Skywalk exhibits run through December 2023, and the North Concourse exhibits run through late winter 2024.
Gabriel Boray, acrylic paintings (Skywalk)
Boray loves his home state of Vermont. He often goes on long drives with his wife and daughters just to take in the landscape and feel the rise and fall of the hills and mountains. In his paintings he attempts to bring together fields, farms, and barns from multiple points of view, but always with a focus on the cows front and center. He feels this is how they always are, in the vision of Vermont. Even now, at the age of 51, he still lights up whenever he drives by them.
Colossal Sanders, digital montage illustrations (Skywalk)
David Holub (aka Colossal Sanders) lives at the intersection of words and images, humor and heartbreak, reality and make-believe. His quirky illustrations adorn greeting cards, stickers, prints, and handmade toys across North America. After a nomadic career teaching college writing and working in the publishing industry, Colossal Sanders now creates his work full-time in his North Ferrisburgh studio.
Julia Purinton, oil paintings (North Concourse)
Whenever Purinton finds herself in nature, hiking, gardening, or just taking a walk, she photographs scenes and moments that catch her attention for one reason or another. These photographs form a sort of reference library for use in the studio.
In her abstract paintings, she has used her image library as a jumping-off point to explore the interplay of color and light in landscape in an abstracted mode. Some of these pieces reference wilderness; others gardens and domestic scenery. Recent work explores the concept of Nature as Artist: when the refuse of human existence is reconfigured by waves, tides, the flow of a river, and the gust of wind, a sculptural composition emerges demanding that we confront our heedlessness.
The City Hall Gallery is located on the main level of Burlington's City Hall and features Vermont artists from BCA’s external exhibitions program on a rotating basis. This exhibit runs through September 2023
Polyte is an artist, coffee farmer, and founder of Peak Macaya Coffee. He is from Peak Macaya, Haiti and has been living in Burlington, Vermont since 2016. Peak Macaya is the second tallest mountain region in Haiti, and home to the country’s last area of cloud forest – characterized as a tropical and moist climate at high altitudes. Polyte has been working with the local community to repair this area and support farming efforts since the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Polyte grew up around coffee, having learned the trade and growing techniques from his father, he and his brother Otheniel expanded the family coffee production into a model that supports, involves, and invests in their local community. They are focused on protecting the region, its diversity, and its inhabitants through education, nutrition, and sound environmental practices. Through this lens, Polyte founded a school that provides eco-friendly education along with daily nutritional programs and medical services. Today, the school has over 500 students. All products sold by Peak Macaya Coffee Co-Op are made by Peak Macaya artisans using materials from the region. The coffee and cocoa are produced using sustainable and environmental practices. A portion of proceeds from artworks sold during this exhibition will be generously donated by Polyte towards the installation of composting toilets in Peak Macaya, Haiti
Hilton Garden Inn
BCA was honored to partner with the Hilton Garden Inn to select artwork from 10 local artists to be included in the design and décor of Burlington’s newest boutique hotel. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn here. This exhibition is ongoing.
Casey Blanchard (pictured)
Primarily a self-taught artist, Casey explores her experiences through the engaging and often unpredictable print medium of monoprinting. She is most interested in the spiritual aspects that emerge in the image, particularly relating to how we live in the world and how the world lives in us. In the beginning, the work may be a search for answers, but in the end it's more about being here without them.
Casey Blanchard was born in Greenwich, CT in 1953. She lives in Shelburne, VT with her husband, Dan Cox, and their daughter, Julia Cox. Her artwork is found on the walls of health care facilities, private residential collections, corporate offices, the hospitality industry, on web designs, and various published materials.
Johanne Durocher Yordan
Johanne is a Burlington based artist who works out of her studio on Pine Street. She was born in Quebec, Canada, but has lived most of her life in Vermont. It was not until 1998 that Johanne began committing herself to her artwork and finding her own voice. She studied at the University of Vermont and has since developed a diverse body of work that is a testament to her ability to succeed as an independent artist. Creating work that fits a variety of audiences, while always building upon her unique self-taught style, is the secret to her success. Johanne has always been the type of person who explores on her own, tapping into the unknown and developing her own fashion and techniques. Many of her paintings include found or collected items which add depth and meaning to combine form and function to her work. Her abstract work captures her emotions and represents her unique style and expression. Johanne has exhibited her work extensively throughout Vermont in both solo and group exhibitions over the past 12 years.
Cameron Schmitz grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and spent idle time in her youth drawing. Encouraged by two artistic parents, including her mother who is also a painter, she learned at a very early age the joy and satisfaction of participating in the visual arts.
Schmitz holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the University of New Hampshire, in addition to studying Art and Art History at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy.
Following a month-long artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2006, Schmitz moved to Vermont after discovering Vermont's rugged landscape to be uniquely inspirational. Now located in the Brattleboro area, Schmitz actively exhibits her work regionally and nationally. Her work has been featured at Fitchburg Art Museum's biannual exhibition, Ne England/New Talent, Green Mountain College, Kyoto Seika University in Japan, Emory University, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, and Rogue Space in Chelsea, New York. Her work is represented by The Drawing Room Art Gallery in Cos Cob, CT and Furchgott Sourdiffe in Shelburne, VT, and she is an artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. In addition to her painting practice, Schmitz is also the Gallery Curator of The Drawing Room Art Gallery and teaches painting at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro, VT.
I strive to create unique interpretive, impressionistic and abstract images that relate my personal vision of or reaction to the subject matter before me. Before I even pull out the camera I try to experience all that my subject reveals, or even what it makes illusive – not just the obvious, like the literal view, the colors, texture and patterns - but the less obvious sensual aspects, the energy and the “feeling” that it conveys. Whether in landscape, abstract, street photography, fine art nude or whatever else captures my interest, I seek to find and interpret life’s visual symphonies, one click at a time.
I feel that to a large extent my photographs consist of three different points of view: the raw material that is the literal subject matter of the image that my camera captures; what I see, sense, and work to portray when I interpret that subject; and what the viewer sees when looking at the image on the wall. Those may be three very distinct views of what is essentially rooted in the same thing. That, to me, is stimulating art. And that is a great part of what draws me to photography.
Jeff Schneiderman works as a wedding, portrait and fine art photographer in Williston, VT. He has been taking photographs for over 35 years, traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and the world and has made Vermont his home for the last 27 years. Patterns are a major theme in Jeff’s work as he is fascinated with the designs in nature how they are reflected in things manmade. More of Jeff's work can be seen at: www.jeffschneiderman.com."
Krista Cheney is a native Vermonter, currently living in St. George, Vermont. She studied English Literature and Agricultural Economics at the University of Vermont. She has studied photography since 2003, taking classes and workshops at local venues and the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Carolyn Enz-Hack's work includes painting, sculpture, and scenery design. While she has spent most of her life on a farm she holds a degree in theatrical design from Rutgers University and has spent years designing for the theatre. Her rural sensibility is informed by themes explored in ancient theatrical and religious literature, and by developments in cross-disciplinary Science. Each piece is an attempt to process the exterior world through an internal lens. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been at the Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland, Vermont, and Creare Inc. and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center both in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She is the recipient of a Vermont Arts Endowment Award, a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Arts, a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and her work has been selected for exhibition in regional and nationally competitive shows.
Erinn Simon is a fiber artist and yarnbomber. She crochets tapestries, toys, baby mobiles, vegetables, baked goods, blankets, scarves for trees, and the occasional bloodthirsty zombie cupcake. Her work has appeared in group shows in Burlington, Seattle, and Australia and she ships her one of a kind creations to customers around the world. She lives in the Old North End of Burlington with her husband and three kids. You can find her on facebook as Callie Callie Jump Jump.
The Maltex Building, located at 431 Pine St, holds four floors of artwork. This venue features artwork from Vermont artists, rotating bi-annually, and can be visited during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm). A SEABA-curated exhibit is on view through mid-November
Megan Holmberg, Understory (pictured). Full artist information coming soon!
The Lorraine B. Good room is located on the 2nd floor of the BCA Center. The art in this room is available for viewing during our regular open hours, except when the room is being used for programming, meetings, and rental events. This exhibition runs through mid-December.
Kate Longmaid, oil paintings
Longmaid is an observational painter specializing in contemporary portraiture, still life, and landscape. Working in oil and acrylic gouache, she seeks to capture a sense of immediacy, freshness, and intimacy in her paintings. With still life, she is drawn to subject matter that is ephemeral. Captured in fleeting moments, these paintings reflect on the transient nature and beauty of life
UVM Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center, located at 111 Colchester Avenue, has been exhibiting and purchasing the work of Vermont artists on the main medical center campus in various locations for many years, thanks to its ongoing partnership with Burlington City Arts. Rotating artwork can be found in the ACC East Pavilion 2 & West Pavilion 3, McClure 4, Breast Care Center, and Cancer Center. Permanent artwork is also on display throughout the hospital. Current exhibitions are on view through late September.
Louise Arnold, oil paintings (Main Street Connector, ACC 3)
Arnold is a landscape painter with a background in Landscape Architecture. She works both en plein air and from her photographs, painting in New England landscapes with which she has great familiarity. Her subject matter ranges from mountains and streams to barns, abandoned farm machinery, and cars, which are prevalent features in many of the landscapes that she paints. She is most interested in capturing the character or spirit of specific places, and in exploring how the qualities of those places affect her as an artist working in them. The paintings that result have evolved from this exploration and engagement.
Mike Sipe, photographs (Main Street Connector, ACC 3)
The Lake Champlain region is Sipe’s unparalleled muse; the beauty of the lake, skies, mountains, valley, and the people enjoying its splendor. He doesn’t have to travel the world to find world-class beauty; it is here, in his own backyard. His ability to find the area's essence is evolving and it is exhilarating to him. He loves to capture vistas with just the right light accenting a center of interest, the effects of natural elements and motion, and when he finds a wide tonal range, the elegant impression of black and white. Sipe’s objective is to use natural light in capturing images, by being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment, evoking a magical light and an interesting confluence of elements. His goal is to offer carefully selected prints to an audience that is also captivated by the beauty of the region and the exquisiteness just outside our doorsteps.
Jean Gerber, oil paintings (Main Street Connector, ACC 3)
Gerber’s art begins in her journals. These journals have traveled many rivers in zip lock bags in a canoe in Maine, the Adirondacks, Alaska, The Yukon, and Northwest Territories. The North is vast and wild. She sees things in the North she knows many will never see. So she sketches and records with pens and watercolors – a Gwitchin fish camp falling into the river due to melting permafrost, a bear searching for salmon along the shore, and wide empty gravel bars stretching on forever. This is her art. It’s bound up with an outdoor life as a guide and living in an off-grid cabin in Vermont. Back home in the cabin she works from the sketches to create oil paintings. Because of sketching and spending many full days, sometimes a month, with the landscape, the memory of the scene is clear. She feels she is back there as she works on the paintings. So her art begins with a journey. To travel far into the wilds and record and bring it back is the most fulfilling way for her to do art.
(pictured) Brian Drourr, photographs on metal (McClure 4)
Drourr is a 4th generation photographer. Some of his earliest memories are of playing with his father’s Nikon FM3 camera. He has learned as much from just getting out there and taking photos as he has from any formal photography education he has received. He has carried his love of adventure and photography together over the years, and thus his "photographic style" evolved from his passion for the outdoors and being in nature. He always strives to evoke that sense of "being there" to the images he captures, and he hopes to bring that sense of awe and amazement that he feels when capturing his photos to the viewer.
Linda Blackerby, acrylic & mixed media paintings (Breast Care Center)
Blackerby is a Vermont-based abstract mixed-media painter whose work is influenced by her passion for both interior design and travel. As she continues to evolve as an abstract and mixed-media artist, she suspects she may be a colorist. She considers herself a color theory nerd and can happily experiment and mix colors for days. She is fascinated by what she can create with limited palettes, how colors interact, and can be used to create unlimited effects within a painting. She’s incorporating more texture into her art and that is taking her in new directions. She believes our spaces may be more important to us as safe havens and places to express our true selves than ever before. Her passion is to help art lovers use original work as a meaningful way to express their unique personalities through their individual décor and style. She has a blast exploring color, shape, and texture in her studio to create expressive art that makes you feel uplifted, energized, and joyfully connected every time you walk by it!
Colleen Murphy, acrylic & mixed media paintings (EP2)
Murphy works in mixed media—primarily acrylic paint and collage—on both canvas and wood panels. The collage elements may appear as photographic, textural, or patterned images and shapes. She has explored a variety of themes over many years, but the overarching themes are architecture, interiors, and landscapes. They are all environments she is attracted to, both external and internal. Occasionally, there is a narrative she wants to communicate or a feeling she wants to express. Most times she follows her intuition as best she can, rather than overthink her process.
The Pierson Library, located at 5376 Shelburne Road, in Shelburne, features artwork curated by the BCA's External Exhibitions Program on a rotating basis. These exhibitions run through October 2023.
Matt Larson, acrylic paintings
From the earliest times, we have tried to systematize our observations of the natural world even though we often experience the world as chaotic. For millennia, our very existence depended on interpreting the landscape and living within the rhythms we discovered. This study of the natural world led to the study of relationships, which eventually led to the notion of pattern.
In nature, patterns are regularities of form that recur in different contexts and at different scales across the landscape, including symmetries, spirals, meanders, ripples, tessellations, cracks, and bands. These patterns are generated by processes that occur at many different levels, from ageless ecosystem processes (water and nutrient cycles, energy flow, and community dynamics, for example) to the relatively new disruptions that arise from human activity (community fragmentation, loss of habitat, and degradation of connectivity, among others). As time passes and these processes transpire–sometimes slowly, sometimes cataclysmically–the transformations that ensue are recorded as complex, unpredictable patterns.
This framework–the shifting mosaic of ecological patterns that contextualizes our passage through time and place–inspires Matt’s work. He strives to balance randomness and accident with order and reason in a manner that emulates natural processes, altering and obscuring what came before, leaving glimpses of initial conditions visible through the overlaid patterns and juxtapositions of subsequent events, and thereby facilitating the emergence of abstractions of the natural world that embody the connections between ourselves and the landscape.
Nancy Chapman, oil paintings (pictured)
Chapman’s work stems from memory. She is aware of nature’s active dialogue. Painting can be a way for her to touch what cannot be literally touched. Her work celebrates natural beauty through form, texture, line, and color with oil paint on canvas and/or on paper. Her goal is not to describe a scene for the viewer, but rather to render the setting’s spirit; to reveal the story.
Mascoma Bank is located at 431 Pine Street in Burlington and features artwork curated by BCA's External Exhibitions Program on a rotating basis. These exhibitions run through October 2023.
Judy Hawkins, oil paintings
Hawkins’ paintings are recollections of the rich and inspiring landscapes she sees around her. She tries to capture the mood and feeling she has experienced when seeing dramatic clouds, ultramarine skies, and marshy setbacks and reflections. She loves using gestural brushwork and unexpected color and often creates her colors by mixing them right on the painting. She exaggerates and loosely interprets color, conveying passion, excitement, and moments of calm.
Discovering something new whenever she puts brush and color to canvas brings a new perspective and vocabulary to her work. She usually begins a new painting at the top and works her way down, working quickly to establish mood through color and composition. She allows the paint, drips and accidental color combinations to guide her vision. Often, a serendipitous moment happens in the process, inspiring her to expand and explore new ideas. She works on three or four paintings at a time which allows her to have some perspective and keep her work fresh. Her paintings often don’t resemble their beginnings; they go through a continual process of change. This is the joy!