Member Artists

August's Featured Member Artist: John Douglas

John Douglas began looking through the viewfinder more than fifty years ago, making films in Mississippi, and during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and then in North Vietnam in 1969 with Newsreel... and the list goes on. He has continued work in film, video, computer modeling and animation, and most recently digital photography. He has struggled to bring the world about us into a clearer focus, trying to expose the social and economic contradictions that plague our lives and perhaps making the choices for change clearer and more pressing.

July's Featured Member Artist: Johnny Pagoda

Johnny 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. This collection, "Anna" is a collaboration of Johnny and his 100 year old grandmother, Anna Martin. All the designs were originally pencil drawings done by Anna just before her 100th birthday in March, then enlarged and painted by Johnny. This is her first art show. Besides art, Johnny enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Courtney, and their three dogs, Bella, Daisy, and Kipper Barrington Jr. III. He likes to cook, snowboard, hike, bike, shop at City Market, and listen to fusion jazz.

June's Featured Member Artist: Vincent Sebastian

My name is Vincent Sebastian. Having grown up on the beauty of the Oregon coast, I delved into the world of visual arts at a young age and never quite crawled out of it. Since age fourteen I have created illustrations ranging from comic books, children’s stories, graphic novels, conceptual game art, logo design, portrait work and more, and have partnered with artists around the US including: Jayel Gibson, Jeffrey J. Neubauer, Jon Larsen and Jennifer Place.
Currently I run shop from home as a commission-based artist, hoping to expand in the near future. Questions, comments or just feel like dropping a message? I can be reached at: vincentdsebastian@gmail.com.

 

May's Featured Member Artist: Danielle Pecor

Danielle PecorMy work has undergone many transformations, first finding wheel-throwing at the University of Vermont.  My work first started with practical forms like mugs and bowls, but finding myself getting antsy and a little limited with the forms I could make, I decided to try hand-building.

I work out of my garage with an electric kiln and a pottery wheel.  I use a small table, wood slabs, a roller and various other tools in my small studio.

I have been playing with ideas of how to display my ceramics on a wall, like a painting, and discovered the wall hangings I am working on now. I still love the natural look of the clay and try to exhibit and emphasize its beauty with use of stains and clear glaze.

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.”

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