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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Burlington International Airport features Vermont artists from BCA's External Exhibitions program in several spaces. These exhibits are located in the Skyway and Gates 1-8 (both located on the 2nd floor) as well as above the escalator in the main building. Artwork rotates every few months in these locations. These exhibitions run through September 2022.
Caleb Kenna, aerial photographs (Skyway)
As a photographer, Kenna is often looking for new perspectives. As a kid, he loved to climb up into trees, peering out over the Vermont landscape. Later as a young photographer, he would hire an airplane once or twice a year and hope for good weather to photograph the Green Mountains from above. He started his photography career working for the Rutland Herald and Addison Independent newspapers and was often tasked with searching for “wild art”, stand-along photos depicting moments of daily life. That habit of looking and searching has stayed with him. Later, he enjoyed getting photos published in Vermont Life, the respected chronicler of the Green Mountains.
Four years ago Kenna started using a drone. At first, he would fly as high as possible – 400 feet – and make traditional Vermont landscape photos. But as he developed, he started pointing the drone straight down and flying lower and lower to zoom in on certain aspects of the landscape – apple orchards, maple trees, old barns encircled by cornfields. Making pictures with his DJI Mavic 2 Pro has become a nearly daily practice, a brief visual meditation, soaring above the landscape on flights of discovery, wonder, and visual appreciation for Vermont’s varied terrain.
Kathleen Fleming, acrylic paintings (Gates 1-8)
Kathleen paints mixed media pieces inspired by the Vermont landscape, which celebrate both the wonder and complexity of life. For her, painting is the continual process of paying attention. When she remembers to slow down, she notices the beauty, laughter, and moments of simple joy that are all around her: the sun dipping over the horizon; crisp leaves under her feet; Mary Oliver’s wild geese overhead. These ordinary things inform her work and compel her to return again and again to the easel.
She loves the little joys and surprises that happen while she’s painting - the way a warm yellow pops next to a cool blue; the drips that can alter a whole composition. Working with the mistakes and the happenstance pushes her to find solutions. How can she create calm from chaos? Beauty from mud? It’s all a metaphor for life - to embrace the messy complicated world that is all around and turn it into something beautiful and true. And, hopefully, have some fun along the way.
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 late September.
On June 25, 1983 the first Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Vermont took place in Burlington, fourteen years after the Stonewall Uprising. From the very beginning the Pride events in Vermont were a celebration as well as a march. 350 people, many of them women, rallied in City Hall Park and marched through downtown Burlington – a memorable event that has taken place in either Burlington or Montpelier every year since. Organizers of the first Pride in Vermont have been generous with sharing and talking about their experiences. When they held that first event, participants knew they were taking a risk. Publicly announcing their sexuality and their fight for civil rights opened up the possibility of losing jobs, children, and personal safety. But the organizers knew that the visible presence of what was then described as the “Lesbian and Gay Community” could also help push politicians and community members to understand the need for job and family protections and basic civil rights. This visibility has grown and transformed as LGBTQ2+ identity has changed and shifted in the past few decades – and it still takes collective action and organizing to continue progress towards equality.
This exhibit is presented by the Pride Center of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center. Pride 1983 was curated by Meg Tamulonis of the Vermont Queer Archives—a program of the Pride Center of Vermont.
PORTRAITS OF PRIDE — PHOTOS BY M. SHARKEY The Vermonters in this gallery of portrait photos by M. Sharkey were all part of the 1983 Pride march in varying ways, from organizers to early activists who created community prior to Pride. Their willingness to be out and public about their identities set the stage for civil rights and community growth. We are grateful for their willingness to share memories and challenges from this pivotal event.
As with any Pride, many more people were involved as planners, marchers, and those cheering on the sidelines. The Vermont Folklife Center and Vermont Queer Archives will continue to gather and share the memories and stories of organizers and participants.
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.
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 curated by the BCA's External Exhibitions Program. This venue features artwork from nine Vermont artists, rotating bi-annually, and can be visited during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm). These exhibitions run through August, 2022.
Vogler’s paintings reflect a mixture of moments gleaned from past or present experiences. The results are expressed in a blending of abstraction and figuration. In combination, these elements infuse his work with a curious ambiguity. Born in New Jersey, Vogler received his BA in Painting from Kean University in 1976. He continued his education in the Masters Art History program at Rutgers University and later in the Masters Painting program at Kean University. While working for the next 10 years as an art installer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he continued to paint and develop his style of abstraction. In 1991, he and his family moved to Vermont to pursue new careers. Since returning to painting full-time in 2007, Vogler has exhibited works widely in the New England region and Canada. Working largely in oil on canvas, he continues to draw upon his personal experience and surroundings for inspiration in his work.
Myles Moran (pictured)
Moran is an artist from Winooski, Vermont who is passionate about art, design, travel, culture, and music. He likes to use images of outdoor landscapes and scenery inspired by growing up in Vermont and traveling. He recreates scenes and landscapes from photographs using layered stencils. The more layers of stencils, the more color and detail the painting will have. The result is a photorealistic painting from a distance but impressionistic and abstract as the viewer looks closer and sees the particles of spray paint. He also loves doing custom work!
Grant loves to create; she also loves to share her passion, and hopes to inspire her viewers, peers, students, friends, and family through her art. As an artist, she finds there are no boundaries when sticking to a specific artistic medium. She found that her calling was to share her love and enthusiasm for art through teaching and at the age of 27 became a K-8 art teacher. Kathleen found that while she worked with the children, they were bringing more inspiration to her art. After teaching for thirty years, she has retired from her teaching career to work as a full-time artist and jewelry designer.
Birds of the Northeast, some with unusual encounters, are the most common subjects of Tomczak’s watercolor paintings. Combining the spontaneous flow of color and added anatomical detail has pooled with her love of watercolor painting for seemingly endless inspiration. More recently, she has deconstructed paintings and collaged the images in order to push the boundaries of her compositions. Hand gestures are another fascination of hers, which she frequently incorporates to add a human element of interaction. Spirograph designs have evolved in her work as well, leading to a less literal reference though suggesting the interplay of nature and math.
Originally from Buffalo, Tomczak has spent most of her life in the snow belt areas of western New York and in the Finger Lakes region. A job relocation for her husband, James brought her to Milton, Vermont in 2008.
The intention of Pentek’s work is to capture beautiful and otherworldly moments as they happen, often in unexpected places. Color and light are of particular interest to her, and she is fascinated with abstractions created by the natural world and juxtapositions where nature intersects with mankind. She looks for beauty in her day-to-day by paying attention to the details. Sometimes a simple change of perspective makes all the difference. Her purpose as a photographer is to present the viewer with scenes that are absolutely real but look otherworldly, painterly, fantastical, or abstract. Nonetheless, her prints are the result of real scenes. Nothing is ever staged and none of her images are ever retouched or superimposed. The only alternations made are cropping and minor color corrections.
The Quarry Survey series of photographs is an extension of a separate photographic project about Barre, VT. It explores a landscape that would otherwise be overlooked were it not for human intervention. Beauty is buried deep within the earth, but it takes human ingenuity, energy, and opportunity to extract it. Therein lies a contradiction that applies not only locally to the granite industry, but globally to any industry that exploits natural resources. By creating abstract compositions, Cieri is decontextualizing each element, forcing the viewer to consider smaller and more constructed pieces of a larger idea. Made in active quarries these images express his appreciation for and connection to the natural world, while simultaneously exploring the way humans have evolved to not only command ownership of the land but also the way we depend on it for our way of life
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 October 2022.
Louise Arnold, oil paintings
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.
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 2022.
Pierrevy Polyte, acrylic paintings (Main Street Connector, ACC 3)
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 is 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.
Adrienne Ginter, hand cut paper & archival foam core (Main Street Connector & BCC)
Ginter’s approach to making art is that of an exploration into the reoccurring oddities and subtle fascinations of the natural world. The uniqueness of it all provides her with aesthetic inspiration, and she draws parallels between these narratives and the stories of human beings- whether from ancient myths, history, or her own personal experiences. Every scene in nature tells a million little stories, and she works to incorporate an extreme amount of detail to tell not only the macro, but the micro stories in a scene. This gives the viewer a greater sense of depth, not only visually, but narratively, depending on how close they choose to engage with the piece.
Nancy Chapman, oil paintings (Main Street Connector & McClure 4)
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.
Lisa Balfour, acrylic paintings (Pathology hallway, EP2)
With an art education degree, Balfour began her career as a photo stylist at Hallmark Cards, working alongside photographers to create imagery for greeting cards, calendars, and other social expressions. A lifetime of experience has reawakened her talent of discovery through painting. The excitement as her creations unfold in front of her is what drives her to further explore and discover. As she feels it should be, her interpretation of the work is often different from that of the viewer's experience. She hopes for you, the viewer, to make your own discoveries and interpretations.
Joy Huckins-Noss, oil paintings (BCC, EP2)
Joy’s love for nature is conveyed through her vibrant canvases. Her paintings feature tiny spots of color which combine optically in a style similar to pointillism but with a fresh contemporary edge. She applies color in multiple layers to create a uniquely textured surface of color and light, relying 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, and she strives to bring the feelings and sensations of being outdoors into the painting. These 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.
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 Mid-October 2022.
Brian Drourr, Photographs (1st floor Merrill Community room)
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 photography and adventure 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.
Stephanie Bush, Oil Paintings (2nd Floor Pierson Room)
Cows are an everyday presence in her experience of Vermont, but they are largely peripheral. It was the desire to examine more closely that which is peripheral and overlooked, that lured the artist to look more closely at a being that shares her space and ecology. Bush grew up in the city of Montreal with only the occasional weekend or camp experience in the country, so cows are in many ways as foreign to her as a camel.
The first thing that overwhelmed her when confronted with the actual presence of a cow, was simply their size, and this translates directly into the size of her canvases. Next was the strange experience, repeated again and again, of having them look directly at her. She had the unshakable feeling of being seen and seen deeply. One can get lost in their eyes and so the gaze has become an integral part of the series, expressing the relationship between the witnesser and the witnessed.
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 2022.
Kelly O’Neal, Photographs
O’Neal creates ethereal, painterly photographs of the beauty of place. Unlike most photographers, she seeks to move the camera during exposure, relying on years of practice to create the look she wants on her digital film. Rather than documenting what your eyes directly see, she captures colors & shapes and seeks to evoke the essence of a locale and its quintessential moments. The artist self-taught this technique beginning in 2007 in her basement apartment, and soon expanded this technique to landscapes, taking it on the road during her travels