Member Artist

Our Gallery Space

We display art from a Member Artist for two-month periods at both our Downtown and South End stores.

Our Downtown gallery space is adjacent to our self-checkouts with great visibility to shoppers checking out. 

Our South End gallery space is on the walls on either side of our café, helping to make our South End café a warm and welcoming space. 

A counter with four red high-top chairs facing away from the viewer. The counter is in front of a wall with large black lettering at top that reads "Member Art." Below the lettering, several paintings of different sizes and many colors hang in three columns.

Apply Today!

Are you an artist and a City Market Member? We'd love to feature your art on one of our Member Artist Walls!  If you are interested in displaying your art, please fill out our Member Artist Application and submit it to or drop it off at Customer Service. The application has important information about the size of our space as well as our installation requirements and process.

Current Member Artist

February and March Downtown Member Artist: Marcel Etienne

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A water color painting with two blue birds on a branch in the forefront. In the background are brown branches. Behind the branches are a mix of yellow, green, and magenta

When I paint I submerge myself in color. I look at a blank canvas and think of the possibilities of what I can do: how much white, how much color, how far to stretch realism into abstraction. Sometimes I may start with a sketch, other times I just start slapping on colors and see where it goes. My paintings are visceral, not intellectual: I want the viewer to feel subliminal pleasure from an explosion of colors.

I get my inspiration from the natural colors in nature, and am particularly drawn to the beauty of flowers. Flower shapes don’t have to be perfect because a flower is not perfect. I don’t overthink the process. I let my inner child come through, giving my artwork a gentle and pleasant simplicity.

Sometimes the artwork that comes out the best are the ones that are done most intuitively, freely and without much thought. Not having too much pressure can loosen my imagination, opening up a world of fantasy.

Marcel Etienne is a UVM graduate with a B.A. in Studio arts where he studied all mediums of art, but was specifically interested in painting, drawing and digital art. Before living in Vermont he was living in Paris, France for six years. Marcel Enjoys painting Vermont landscapes, animals, botanicals, and experimenting with color. Watercolor is his preferred medium, and he is admired for his beautiful use of colors and shapes that form when he paints. Custom paintings are available upon consultation.