Member Artists

Are you an artist and a City Market Member? We'd love to feature your art on our Member Artist Wall!  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.

July & August's South End Featured Member Artist - Susan Essex Luce

A note from Susuan: One of my favorite local landmarks is Bren Alvarez’s brilliant filing cabinet sculpture on Flynn Avenue, located on the center line of the long-ago proposed Southern Connector. There is much to appreciate about it, from its commentary on bureaucracy to its artistic design. To me, it is a neighborhood-defining landmark - the Eiffel Tower of Burlington. I love looking up and finding that nature has taken up residence in, on or around it.

June & July's Downtown Featured Member Artist - Monet Cruz

Over 3.5 billion years ago the fossil record shows the first life forms on earth emerged, 500 million years ago the first animals explored land, and 465 million years ago plants made their way onto land.  Amazingly, flowers made their first appearance on earth a mere 130 million years ago, over a hundred million years after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Imagine the first vibrant burst of color and fragrance in every landscape and how this modified leaf evolved into one of the most enchanting natural wonders.  Life as we know it could not have evolved without the flower, a delicate representation of the beautiful and transient nature of all life.  When I look at a flower I see a fragile impermanence, which I have explored through this series with oil, pastel, and gouache.

May's Featured Artist - Melanie Brotz

Melanie's passions for environmental protection, wild plants and healing, community building, and nurturing love, kindness, and connection all fuel her art making.  Her paintings, environmental art pieces, sculptures, and mixed media art are inspired by the natural world; patterns, shapes, shadows, colors, textures, and the animals, plants and landscapes she encounters.  Playing outside, looking, listening, touching, learning, and wondering lead to new possibilities.  Favorite materials are found objects, driftwood, seed pods, birch bark, snow, sand, wool, shells, seaweed, leaves, and rocks.  Melanie challenged herself to use only found, recycled, or re-purposed canvases and frames for the Owls, who presented themselves as a theme with many potential variations; and obviously some kind of very profound, deep meaning ;)

The Twig Stars and Owl paintings are all available for purchase.  Contact Melanie at

April's Featured Artist - Alanna Gaylord

Alanna Gaylord is a ceramics artist based in Burlington, VT. Her passion for art began with markers and crayons and continued all the way through college where she earned a degree in Art Education. Alanna works with clay for its contradicting characteristics of flexibility, fragility, and durability. She loves making work that is both utilitarian as well as aesthetically pleasing in its own right.

March's Featured Artist - Frank DeAngelis


February Featured Artist - Eric Newman

Hi, my name is Eric Newman. Originally from Nashua, NH, I came to Vermont in 2000 and am presently attending art classes at CCV in Winooski. I began attending classes in 2016 with the plan to attain my Bachelor’s degree in Art.

1.      Wooden Footbridge. Photo sketch 18x24” done in graphite, pencil, and charcoal. Winter of 2017 sketch pad.

2.      Backyard still life sketch. Winter of 2017. 18x24” done in pencil on sketch pad

January Featured Artist - Andria Lovejoy

Andria Lovejoy is a local Burlington artist. She paints in an impressionistically creative and colorful style. She has painted many land and seascapes of her favorite places such as California, Hawaii, Italy, New Mexico, and of course Vermont. She originally attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University, and she obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Vermont. She enjoys traveling to new places to inspire her painting time in the studio. She has shown her work in a few solo shows and in gallery exhibitions. If you are interested in any of her pieces you can contact her at Check out her website at

December Featured Artist - Kadina Malicbegovic

Kadina Malicbegovic is a Burlington resident and owner of a professional face and body painting business. As she recently became a new mother, Kadina has been painting on canvas in her home studio more frequently. "I have been painting mostly on people's skin for over a decade and I have never spent as much time in a studio painting on canvas as I do now. I created the series Sunsets Around the World for my son Julian Ali.

November Featured Artist - Bryant Chase

I strive for balance in my time here…in my attempts to influence people through dynamic and ideally recognizable flushes of color and lines of embarkment to a fantasy of conception and realization. I agree that lines and color do not make art; the realization of embracing my lines and color evoke emotion and satisfaction, peace, love, and understanding for all.

September Featured Artist - Kara Torres

For me, home is not a place but a feeling of absolute presence too fleeting to be possessed. In this series, I sought to harness the intangible feeling of home as I experience it. By combining the easy accessibility and familiarity of cartoon imagery with the mysterious subconsciousness of intuitive art—the safety and comfort of the known and the bittersweet longing for the unknown— I hope to free the viewer from their reliance on language as a means of ownership and instead allow them to experience that vague, ephemeral familiarity of feeling profoundly at home.


Kara Torres, who also operates under the name Fine Forager, is a Burlington-based artist best known for her intricate, cartoon-style black & white line drawings and her jewelry made from found objects; she can be found on Saturdays at the BCA Artist Market.

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