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 farthest register from Customer Service (Register 10) 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 membership@citymarket.coop 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

Five flat, abstract humanoid figures stand in front of a brown paper background. The background has a large white semicircle on it with the flat part down. The figures are multicolored. Four are tall and thin, but the second from the right is small and mostly green.

Artist Statement

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Five flat, abstract humanoid figures stand in front of a brown paper background. The background has a large white semicircle on it with the flat part down. The figures are multicolored. Four are tall and thin, but the second from the right is small and mostly green.

My life has always been centered around creativity. I have always painted and created odd sculptures using found materials. After being a commercial artist for too many years, I earned a BA in art at UVM. and a Master’s in sculpture at RISD. I taught sculpture, bookmaking and 2 dimensional design at both St. Mike’s and UVM. Later, I spent 3 years teaching art and English in Ghana, West Africa.

My love of nature, plants, and the Earth led me to study green roof design through the non-profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and became a certified “Green Roof Professional”. My most valued works ever are living roofs on both my front porch, and a freestanding sculptural structure crowned with a living roof dedicated to pollinating flowers.

 

My Tribe

While working in my studio, staring down at a length of brown paper used for years as a painting drop cloth, a figure appeared to me amongst the drips and smudges. Curious, I tore it free of the surrounding paper, and was amazed. Then one by one, I caught glimpses of other figures and also tore them free from the paper, into their own unique lives. Each was totally fresh and unexpected. When that drip paper was gone, I created other similarly distressed paper. Using the same technique, but on white watercolor paper, a different style occurred with distinct characteristics, as this paper could not be torn, only cut.

These odd figures are indeed My Tribe, My People. Their energy still floods me. I would like to introduce them to you. They will tell you stories.

Items in this installation are not for sale.