Member Artists

April Featured Member Artist - Stella Marrs

Stella Marrs is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses feminism and ecology. She uses events, publishing, video and installation as spaces to generate female voice. Marrs has made large scale, collaborative, event-based works such as Girl City and 100 Women Dinner Party that are cited as seeds for later Riot Grrrl culture. Her more recent work has been in installation and video. She received her MFA in Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo in 2009, and is keen to establish a practice investigating local culture in Burlington, Vermont.

March Featured Member Artist - Cydney Williams

Cydney Williams is originally from Livingston, New Jersey. As a freshman at the University of Vermont, where she studies Studio Art and Psychology, she embraces abstract concepts while incorporating vivid colors. Her unique style has captured an intrigued audience. Cydney is constantly creating new artwork, and when not in the studio she can be found acquiring inspiration through traveling and nature.

February Featured Member Artist - Carol Blakeley

Carol Blakeley is an accomplished photographer, working with high school seniors, families, pets, sporting events and just enjoying the out of doors scenes nature provides. Carol has gained recognition through word of mouth and various awards, publications and volunteer work. Attracted to color and always pushing herself to ‘think outside the box’, she strives to constantly better her work through a life styles venue. 

January 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.

December Featured Member Artist - Matthew and Maggie Rose Bogosian

Folk Heart is a collaborative project between brother and sister, Maggie Rose and Matthew Bogosian. They use photography to explore positive relationships between the manmade and the natural. When there is balance there is beauty.
 
The images are transferred onto artisan paper with the help of essential oils and finished with vintage white, wooden frames.

November Featured Member Artist - Helen Dechtiar

This month’s featured Member artist is Helen Dechtiar, who is showing her "organic abstracts" using varied mediums such as watercolor, pen and ink, watercolor pencil, gouache, oil and acrylic. Her work is influenced by the scientific investigation of micro-worlds, stellar worlds and worlds we imagine may exist. She searches for the harmonies, patterns, movements and the "changes and chances" hidden in these worlds rather than choosing to create illusions of reality, also known as "realism". Helen is also influenced by Asian art that seeks to explore the "essence" of things. She looks for the patterns and forms she sees within Chinese and Arabic calligraphy.

September Featured Member Artist - Christopher McBride

City Market’s featured Member Artist for the month of September is Christopher McBride. His photography is taken with a Nikon camera and lenses, and he tries not to transport the viewer to another place, but rather to first bring them directly to the image. The image’s color, texture, light and composition speak first, and then perhaps the viewer will go the image location and fill in associations.

July and August Featured Member Artist - David Brizendine

City Market’s featured Member Artist for July and August is David Brizendine. His photography exhibit is a real-life Instagram--both fun and cheeky, and includes everything from toy figures to the kitchen sink.

 

June Featured Member Artist - Charley Thompson

Our Featured Member Artist for the month of June is Charley Thompson. Read more about Charley in his artist’s statement below:

I am a passionate nature photographer. My objective is to bring images to the public that relax, inspire and intrigue. I was given my first camera at age five, and have been taking photographs ever since. I prefer not to crop or manipulate my images in any way, and work to engage the natural beauty of color and composition that I find in nature by capturing images as they exist. My hope is that what enters my lens cannot be improved upon.

May Featured Member Artist - Laura Smith

In Search of Puella
Oil Paintings at City Market

Laura Smith is a farmer, civil servant and dreamer who lives in an intentional community in Huntington, Vermont. She is a student of Archetypal Dreamwork at the North of Eden Center for Archetypal Dreamwork in Montpelier, Vermont.

She has this to say about her work:

In March of 2011, I dreamed that the Anima (female divine Archetypal figure) was teaching me how to paint as we painted together. In the dream, I felt incredible support and love in my place of child-like creativity with her. I felt very close to her, like she really cared about me. It was like she had all the time in the world for me and it didn’t matter if I made a mistake. During a particularly difficult spot in my dreamwork, my dream therapist suggested that I draw or paint an image from the dream. This opened the door to a previously unexplored part of me. I think of this new found creativity as a gift of the dreamwork; something unexpected and profoundly moving for me, a place to deeply explore and feel into what the dreams bring.

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