October Exhibition: ‘Dark Matter’ – Final Weekend!

Dark Matter

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 5 – 9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, November 1 from 5 – 8pm

October 11 – November 2, 2019
Open Thursdays – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is honored to host our 11th annual ‘dark arts’ exhibition this fall with the third edition of ‘Dark Matter’. The group exhibition showcases work from artists expressing how they interpret their views of the known and unknown world through artworks that are not always cheery and light, albeit still aesthetically pleasing. Work presented also takes a hard look in regards to our current time and place in the world, politically, socially, and diving in to current topics such as the climate crisis.

‘Sunburned Baby’, oil, spraypaint on panel, Teresa Celemin

See you Thursdays – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm @ 266 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont

‘Twilight’ mixed media, Andrew Prendimano

June 2019: ‘Bound to Happen’ An Exhibition by the Book Arts Guild

‘Bound to Happen’

An Exhibition by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

June 7 – 29, 2019

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk June 7th from 5-9pm
Gallery Open Hours: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Rebecca Boardman

‘Bound to Happen’ features artwork from members of the Book Arts Guild
of Vermont. Using the book as a format or as material, artists use the
interaction of concept, structure, materials, and content to create a
kind of happening or experience for the reader. The exhibit includes a
wide range of techniques and subject matter ranging from repurposed
books turned into sculptural shapes to miniature woven paper
structures.

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Marcia Vogler

The mission of the B.A.G. is to promote public awareness of book and
paper arts, increase learning opportunities, and create a supportive
and welcoming environment for members and friends. Monthly meetings
feature hands-on projects, demonstrations, lectures and discussions on
a wide variety of topics. Enjoy the exhibition for the month of June!

‘Bound to Happen Exhibition’ work by Elissa Campbell

Exciting News! SEABA Names New Executive Director! (hint: she’s ours too!)

SEABA Names New Executive Director
Christy Mitchell to Take on the Role

Christy will continue to serve as the Director of The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, with additional staff for open hours and events. If you are interested in volunteering or part time work, please email us at spacegalleryvt@gmail.com. We are so excited!

For Immediate Release;

BURLINGTON, VT, MAY 9, 2019 – The South End Arts and Business Association’s (SEABA) Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome their new Executive Director, Christy Mitchell to the organization. Ms. Mitchell succeeds the Interim Executive Director, Jeanne Kirby, who will be rejoining the Board as part of our team. Mitchell will lead SEABA into the future with diverse efforts to support the South End’s vibrant creative and entrepreneurial community.

As a longstanding presence in the South End, Mitchell is prepared to serve as a champion and advocate of this exceptional Burlington neighborhood. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitchell has been an artist and small business owner in the South End for 15 years and brings extensive experience that will integrate perfectly with the SEABA mission. She assisted in securing the legal designation of the ‘South End Arts District’, and is currently the Director of The Space Gallery in The Soda Plant on Pine Street.

Christy Mitchell, photo by Lauren Mazzotta

My passion for the arts and love of creative endeavors has led me down a path of connecting artists to opportunity. My vision for the South End consists of building up relationships and paving new ways for artists and entrepreneurs to connect and communicate with each other and the broader community. My role at SEABA will be diverse, though centered on the idea of the organization being a platform to raise awareness and give a voice to artists and businesses, so that we all may thrive. I’m looking forward to many exciting days ahead.” – Christy Mitchell

We are very pleased to announce that Christy will be joining SEABA as our new Executive Director. This position requires a dynamic leader who is integral to our community, who has a deep knowledge of and appreciation for all that the South End has to offer,” stated Seth Mobley, President of the SEABA Board of Directors. “Christy is the right person to guide SEABA, to nurture its strengths, and to support the innovation taking place across our community.

In the next few months, the Board will work closely with Mitchell to explore and assess the South End’s needs by:
• Planning the 27th Annual South End Art Hop, optimizing its potential
• Conducting listening sessions within the community and engaging members
• Defining programmatic priorities for artists and businesses alike

The SEABA Board invites members of the South End and broader Burlington community to learn more about the organization’s current activities through the website; seaba.com, (802) 859-9222, or info@seaba.com.

Founded in 1986, the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association. SEABA Exhibitions, Inc. was created as a 501(c)(3) to manage the public cultural and educational presentations of SEABA. SEABA is dedicated to promoting Burlington’s Pine Street corridor and its growing number of artists and businesses – large and small. Working together, our members create the unique character of the South End, a place where culture meets commerce.

May 2019: Space Gallery Members Exhibition!

May Members Exhibition

May 3 – 25, 2019

First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd 5-9pm

‘Good Luck’, markers, colored pencils, charcoal pencils by Amanda Brunell

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery turns 10 this year! Thank you for 10 years of support!

The Space Gallery is built on ideals of being accessible; to artists
and viewers alike! For us this means that you may show your artwork
regardless of your age, medium, and experience level. This means that
someone may visit the gallery who has not been in a formal exhibition
setting and ask any question and feel comfortable doing so. We take
pride in showing artists work and will always do so professionally!

‘Uninhabited Islands’, acrylic on canvas by Alexander Costantino

For all of May, over 40 Space Gallery Members showcase nearly 100 pieces of
artwork that they are proud of, is new for them, or best exemplifies
their specific style. This group will form the pool of artists that
will be represented in exhibitions throughout the coming year, enjoy!

‘Wolves Who See the Underworld’, gouache by Meili Stokes

 

April: ‘Form/Function’ a Vermont Woodworking School Alumni Exhibition!

‘Form/Function’

A Vermont Woodworking School Alumni Exhibition

April 5 – 27, 2019

First Friday Opening Reception, April 5th from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours through April: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

Glow Lamp by Towards Nightfall

Continuing in the long tradition of woodworking and craft culture in
the Northeast, ‘Form/Function’ features the works of emerging fine
furniture makers in Vermont. The makers each look to infuse beauty and
artistry into the objects that we live and interact with everyday,
looking past pure utilitarianism to craft pieces truly worth sharing
our spaces with.

Crook, chair by Jamie Herman

All the exhibitors were trained at the Vermont Woodworking School in
Fairfax and are members of the newly-formed Collective working out of
a cooperative shop in the school’s historic red barn. The members
represent four emerging furniture businesses, each one bringing a
distinct style and design aesthetic while staying true to the
time-tested methods of traditional wooden joinery and construction
techniques.

Intrepid, case by Valor Woodworking

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“Form/Function” features contemporary, handcrafted furniture from members of The Collective at the Vermont Woodworking School. The exhibit showcases modern takes on traditional wooden furniture forms,
blurring the line between art and function. Works by emerging local design/build companies Eleven Wood Design, Jamie Herman Studio Furniture, Towards Nightfall, and Valor Woodworks. Selections of photography featured by fellow woodworker, Eli Rosenblum-Stephens.

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 10th South End Art Hop!

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 10th South End Art Hop!

Friday, September 7th marks our 10th year of Representing the South End Arts District during the largest Art Event of the Year!

‘Sewing Pairs’ mixed media on paper, on panel by Scott André Campbell

Annual Group Exhibition of Studio Artists, Gallery Members, and the Local Creative Community

South End Art Hop: September 7 – 29, 2018

Friday, September 7 from 5pm – midnight
Saturday, September 8 from 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 9 from 11am – 5pm

Open Gallery Hours all month: Thurs-Sat 12 – 5pm

‘Teeth Dreams’ still of 30 minute intuitive collaborative performance outside The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 9/7 & 9/8 at 9pm​

The Space Gallery takes over The Soda Plant every year in September to welcome members of the creative community to showcase their unique work to a crowd of thousands for the South End Art Hop. The three day event will host 7+ artist vendors inside and out, performance art Friday and Saturday night at 9pm, food trucks, sculptures, and pop-up espresso/wine/and boutique cocktail bar in the newest part of The Soda Plant building welcoming our new neighbors… and we’re curating the art! 13 studio artists that surround the gallery open their doors to the public so you can see where they make their work year-round. The gallery exhibition featuring 70+ artists is open all month long as well and you can expect artwork of every medium from fiber arts, ink on paper, collage, book arts, metal sculpture, photography, to classic works on canvas. The diverse range of talents is on display to show off the best of the local art scene…and just about everything is for sale. Enjoy!

‘Meet Mario’ acrylic on canvas by Dierdra Michelle


Participating Weekend Art Vendors:

Gabriele Baumann, kiln formed glass
Kristin Richland, acrylic, watercolor, ink
Jon Testa of ‘Mean Folk’, patches, pins, sarcastic garbage Jess Polanshek, illustration, pen & watercolor
Nikki Laxar, whimsical watercolors and inklings
Megan Rose, paper cranes, jewelry, wire tree sculptures
Instant Art Shop, featuring Kolaj and Vermont Art Guide
Norman LaRock, recycled metal sculpture

Participating Year-Round Studio Artists:
Frank DeAngelis, acrylic, oil, digital photography
Tim Neiley, oil & acrylic
Chris Dunwoody, photography, collage, painting
Alex Costantino, ceramic, painting, sculpture
Longina Smolinski, acrylic, monoprints, jewelry
Blake Larsen, acrylic paintings & opaque watercolors
Jake Rifken, wire sculpture 
Jeff Bruno, painting, graphite, charcoal
Trav Fryer, multi/mixed media
John Berkey, painting, photography, mixed media
Andrea Currie, wooden sculptures, painting, illustration
Mark Eliot Schwabe, steampunk wearable art, dollar door
Christy Mitchell, collage, mixed media assemblage
Participating Gallery Artists All Month Long:
Louella Richer, acrylic, watercolor
Corrine Yonce, acrylic, oil paintings
Matt Larson, painted/printed paper collage
Tinka Martell, mixed media paintings
Orah Moore, collage
David Russell, acrylic
Robert Waldo Brunelle JR, acrylic 
Martha Hull, cute + deadly drawings and paintings
Brendan Bush, acrylic
Tina Logan, oil, gouache, acrylic
Todd Logan, papier-maché sculpture & wall hangings
Danielle Jatlow, ink on paper
Lauren Mazzotta, photography
Kara Torres, acrylic, mixed media, textiles
T. Kirby Bloom, acrylic on layered wood shapes
Stephen Sharon, abstract expressionist acrylic
Meili Stokes, gouache
Mary Jo Krolewski, fiber sculpture 
Nikki McCulloch, acrylic, oil pastel
Howard Center Arts Collective, mixed media
Champlain College Art Gallery, digital & mixed media group show
Lisa Fowler, wood, metal, & fiber sculptures
Kylie Dally, linoleum block prints
Janet Bonneau, oil 
Ali Barritt, mixed media assemblages
Dorsey Hogg, altered books
Teeth Dreams, multi media sound performance by Wylie Garcia, Adam DeMassi and Andrew Marlfox 
Andrew Prendimano, pen & ink, markers, dyes, colored pencils
Jessie Polk, encaustic, 3-D pen, mixed media
Sharon Webster, mixed media assemblages
Marian Willmott, oil paintings
Jane Ann Kantor, mixed media, metallic acrylic on panel
Katie Harrington, acrylic, ink, natural fiber
Travis Alford, acrylic painting 
Dierdra Michelle, acrylic
Anna May Sisk, mixed media
Barbee Hauzinger, collage
Matt Morris, acrylic painting, illustration
Will Patlove, acrylic sculptural paintings
Danny LeFrancois, mixed media
Tyler Jackson, acrylic
Scott André Campbell, mixed media on paper, on panel
Alaina Hall, acrylic, mixed media
Stephen Zeigfinger, acrylic, mixed media
Jesse Miles Snyder, acrylic
George Stampul, pen & ink
Elisa Freeman, colored pencil, mixed media
Jme Wheeler, digital paintings & prints
Hilary Glass, pen & ink illustration and prints
Eric Eickmann, urethane, acylic on canvas and panel
Frank DeAngelis, acrylic, oil, digital photography 
Longina Smolinski, acrylic, monoprints, jewelry 
Claire Stoner, ceramic 

‘Within’ acrylic painting by Longina Smolinksi

For purchases and inquiries email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com or text an image of your favorite piece to get information on the artist or purchasing the work to (802) 578-2512.

 

9 Year Anniversary Party & August Art Auction Kick Off!

The Space Gallery’s 9th Anniversary Party!

August Art Auction Kicks Off on Thursday the 9th from 5-8pm


We’re celebrating turning 9 on the 9th! Let’s eat some cake.

‘…a hand in things to come.’ collage in silent auction by gallery director, Christy Mitchell

Join The Space Gallery on Thursday, August 9th from 5 – 8pm as we launch the return of our very first art exhibition 9 years ago…the August Art Auction. The silent art auction format allows you to place bids on your favorite works by a large cross section of talents from in and around Chittenden County. The bidding will continue in the gallery and 24/7 online at www.augustartauction.com through the closing reception and pre-party for Art Hop on Friday, August 24th at 8pm.

‘Last Ditch Effort at Assimilation: Skunk as Santa’, stoneware by Jennifer McCandless

Stay tuned for 5:00 on the 9th….no matter where you are in the world, if you have access to a computer, you may place your bids on some truly one-of-a-kind works of art. Sales of which benefit both the gallery and the participating artists. Silent auction bidding open online through 8pm on Friday, August 24th!

‘Northern Lights’ watercolor by Linda Di Sante

Thank you for 9 years of support, it has been a truly humbling experience working with such kind and creative people in our tight-knit community! Enjoy!