Member Artists

April Featured Member Artist: Burlington Children's Space

Burlington Children's SpaceBurlington Children’s Space is an early childhood center deeply rooted in Burlington’s Old North End. Programming is based on the interests and curiosities of the children, and the unique culture and resources of our local community. Last year, the children of the Green Preschool classroom pursued an in-depth study of textiles including weaving, using a sewing machine, dyeing yarn, hand sewing, fabric printing, and quilting. Each child began the quilting project by drawing their idea for a quilt square, then using fabric, ribbon and a sewing machine (with the guidance of a teacher) to make their quilt square plans a reality. This collaborative quilt is one of the artifacts of this long-term study.

March Featured Member Artist - Natasha Sky

Natalie SkyI love to create. My favorite way to paint is on found materials with food-dyed milk paint. I also use acrylic paint and cotton canvas. My painting is in the K’Vay style. K’Vay is pronounced ‘kay-vay’ and comes from the Spanish “¿Qué ve?” It means “What do you see?” I believe in honesty, justice, bright colors, big families, natural hair, real food, and playing outside all day. To these ends, at least 10% of annual profits from sales of my artwork support youth in foster care, the local foodshelf, and families living in poverty.

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February Featured Member Artist - Art from the Heart

Art from the Heart is a program of Burlington City Arts in collaboration with the Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care. With the aid of devoted volunteers, Art from the Heart helps hospitalized children feel better by providing them with time and materials to experience the joys of painting and creative work.

January Featured Member Artist - Dacyn Channell

I was born in Plymouth, MA and now live in Essex, VT.  I have always had a deep appreciation for all forms of art. When I was in high school I studied a variety of art mediums and later moved into private tutoring with pen and pencil art. In 2006 I started teaching myself photography.

December Featured Member Artist - Haley Bishop

Originally from California, Haley has spent most of her life in Vermont. She attended Burlington Tech Center, studying Design & Illustration, before achieving her BFA from the School Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.

November Featured Member Artist - Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson moved to Vermont 40 years ago to study art and agriculture at UVM. She has maintained an art studio in the Burlington Lakeside Neighborhood for the past 25 years. Dawson’s work emerges from Vermont and regional inspiration: “It’s all about connection—connection with nature, with each other and with ourselves.”

October Featured Member Artist - City Market

This month, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary and National Co-op Month. Looking back over the years since 1973, our growth is apparent.  We are sharing some of those numbers with you this month on our Member Artist wall.  After checking out with your groceries, swing by the wall to see how our Member numbers, local purchases, and patronage refund numbers have all grown over the years!

September Featured Member Artist - Johnny Pagoda

Johnny Pagoda moved to Burlington in April 2012 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and makes a living as a tattoo artist at Event Horizon Tattoo Studio here in Burlington. Recently, he's been focusing on other aspects of art to improve his skills as a tattoo artist. One of his favorite mediums has been watercolor and pen, and he considers his style as abstract illustration.

August Featured Member Artist - Erica Brown

I have been a prolific film photographer since I was a high school girl in the mid-1970’s, developing my own black and white film. In 2009, I finally “went digital”, the same year that a job transfer brought my husband and me to beautiful Vermont. I’ve delighted in exploring the state with the fresh eyes of a new arrival.

July Featured Member Artist - Burlington City Arts' Summer Camp Program

“This class has been my dream. I love to create things.” (Camper, age 9) “I made more art in one week than in all the time before!” (Camper, age 14)

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