Member Artists

Are you an artist and a City Market Member? We'd love to feature your art on one of our Member Artist Walls!  We feature art from a Member Artist for two month periods at both our Downtown store on the wall near Register 10 and in our South End store on the walls on either side of our cafe.  If you are interested in displaying your art, please fill out and return our Member Artist Application and submit to Membership@citymarket.coop.

October & November Downtown Member Artist: Marc Hurwitz

A Picture of Health: A Metaphor for an Idiom

September & October South End Member Artist: Kara Torres (Fine Forager)

My intuitive painting practice is heavily reflective of my childhood growing up in rural Vermont. I began painting as a way of processing my anxiety and working through the negative messages I received about my gender and sexuality. Generally, I start a painting with no plan for what I’d like to create. I choose a few colors that I like, focus on a specific memory, and start mapping out a visual representation of it.

August & September Downtown Member Artist: Kimberly Bombard


My preferred medium is oil. I love its slipperiness and tactile texture. I love delicately smoothing oranges, yellows, and light blues around a canvas.

From my very first memories, I have always seen myself as an artist. I vividly remember coloring in kindergarten: I experienced a pleasant feeling like a trance, a kind of meditation, pure joy. I still feel that way when I paint.

To to contact Kim about a piece, email kimberlybombard@aol.com

June & July Downtown Member Artist: Luke Carlson

“Spirit Animal” 2019

 

My recent oil paintings depict animals that have inspired me in some way. I am interested in the idea of a “spirit animal” that we humans feel represents our personality in some way. “Turtle in the Bathroom” was inspired by a friend of mine who identifies with turtles. While painting, I dream up situations the animals could find themselves in, such as the new bathroom in my parents’ house. In a couple of the paintings, I have experimented with placing the animal subject in backgrounds that are influenced by places I have lived or traveled to. The tradition of representing animals goes back to the first images made by humans in caves.

 

Luke Carlson is from Schenectady, NY. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. He is looking forward to painting “en plein air” in Vermont this summer. 

 

To learn more or inquire about a piece contact:

Email - lukecarlso@gmail.com

Website - www.cargocollective.com/lukecarlson/paintings

 

May & June's South End Member Artist: Al Larsen

Al Larsen is an artist working in and across multiple media. The pieces in this show reference ideas about community, food systems and the natural systems on which we depend as humans. They are created using a cyanotype (blueprint) photographic process and combine words and images.  To create each piece, paper or fabric is coated with a light-sensitive solution and placed in sunlight with objects arranged on it. After exposing to sunlight and rinsing in water, a rich blue shadow image is produced.

April & May’s Downtown Member Artist: Hailey Schofield

Wild Mountain Ink is created by artist Hailey Schofield in Missoula, MT. She is inspired by the mountains of the west and the beauty of wild places. With this sense of place, she renders the natural world into forms of repetition created while exploring the wilderness. Her art features a blend of realism accented with abstraction. Through this she explores her passions, spirituality, and sense of self.

 

Hailey Hannah Schofield's art has morphed over the years. Her art started from drawing to painting to her passion in college: printmaking. Hailey's work has returned to her love for high detailed black and white drawings.

She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Studio Art degree, focusing in printmaking and silk screening. After graduating, she went on to teach high school art and later elementary school art. Her passion is still teaching although now she is taking a break to focus on her own art career.

Her work is inspired by the mountains she adventures through. Her work shows the high contrast features of the mountains of her home and travels. Her work is all original pen and ink drawings and then her new interest, porcelain jewelry. Hailey enjoys the texture, color, and plasticity of porcelain.

Her studio and adventure dog is named Tucker, also called Tucky.

 

To learn more or inquire about a piece contact:
Email - wildmountainink@gmail.com
Website - www.wildmountainink.com

 

March & April’s South End Member Artist: Brendan Bush

“My paintings explore color and movement as a form of deeply emotional expressionism. I eschew the concept of a consistent aesthetic, instead choosing to let experimentation with process, application and immersion in mood drive an ever-evolving style.

February & March Downtown Member Artist: Alyx Sellars

“Blessed Sustenance”

“In honor of the plants, animals, insects, flowers, elements, and people that expel endless energy to provide us with nourishment, nutrients, and full bellies.  It is too easy to forget too often how much effort it takes to grow a strawberry, tend to an apple tree, or raise a tomato plant from seed to sprout to fruit.  This series of paintings, made using acrylic paint on canvas (some pieces mixed with textiles) is an ode to all the beings that work tirelessly and with an open heart to provide us with beautiful, bountiful food.”

Alyx Sellars is happy to say she lives an artist’s dream come true.  Alyx was born in Anacortes, Washington at the ferry landing on the Puget Sound and was raised in Vermont.  After graduating high school, Alyx traveled through the Caribbean as well as Central America before attending The Evergreen State College on the West Coast.  There she studied creative writing and consciousness studies as well as receiving her yoga teaching training certificate through the Dharma Yoga Center.
While Alyx has many passions (yoga, writing, travel, etc.) visual arts has always been the driving force in her life’s work.  Alyx has drawn on her experiences, the inspiration of human nature, and her dreams to inspire her art.  She has little expectation for any particular message to be portrayed to her audience, but rather she hopes that the pieces will move an individual and expand their perspective; ultimately, to give them something they need.  Alyx believes that art is a deep, heartfelt expression that is meant to be shared, not owned or claimed.  That is why she sees her art process as making a gift.
When Alyx moved back to Vermont and started a shared family art and music studio in the garage adjacent to her apartment, her dreams became reality.  She spends her time creating and gifting with her family and dogs in her home studio as well as teaching yoga.

 

To learn more or inquire about a piece please email: alyxsellars6@gmail.com

 

January & February's South End Featured Artists - Gratitude Art Show

GRATITUDE - a group of 11 women artists share works expressing appreciation and thanks. Eighteen 16 x 20 pieces range from acrylic and watercolor painting to photography, linocut print, collage, and multi-media.

 

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