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.

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.

Art Hop is Here! Art Hop is Here! The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery ‘Represents’!

The 25th South End Art Hop is Here! Sept. 8-10, 2017

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and The Soda Plant Host Over 50 Artists, Open Studios, Market Booths…and More!

The South End Art Hop is a celebration of all the creative energy the South End Arts District has to offer! The three day event takes place the weekend after Labor Day each year and falls on September 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2017.



The Soda Plant and The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
are THE place to visit during Art Hop with hundreds of pieces of artwork, open studios, market booths, and outside events.


ART HOP OPEN HOURS:

Friday, September 8th: 5pm – Midnight
Saturday, September 9th: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 10th: 11am – 4pm

Gallery Exhibition:
Open Thursday – Saturdays from 12-5pm, September 8 – 30th, 2017

‘Ascending Mt. Apolonikdt’, collage by Barbee Hauzinger


Who’s Who?? What To Expect:

Open Artist Studios at The Space Gallery:

Frank DeAngelis, acrylics & spray paint
Tim Neiley, oil & acrylic
Chris Dunwoody, photography, collage, and mixed media
Alex Costantino, paintings & ceramics
Mary Lundquist, illustrations, children’s books and prints
Peter Richards, paint, ink and graphite
Jake Rifken, wire sculpture
Martha Hull, acrylic, colored pencil, prints, cards/magnets, dolls
Jeff Bruno, painting, graphite, charcoal, and mixed media
Clay Mohrman, wooden sculpture and lighting design
Anna May Sisk, metal, mixed media, paintings, and sculpture
Mindy Blank, photography, painting, collage
Andrea Currie, sculpture, painting, illustration
Mark Eliot Schwabe, steampunk wearable art and dollar door
Christy Mitchell, collage, photography, jewelry, lamps

‘Creemee’, by Studio Artist Martha Hull


‘Represent’ A Large Group Exhibition of Artists Showing in The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and The Soda Plant, Art Hop through September 30, 2017:

Ali Moore, oil and acrylic
Andrew Prendimano, design markers, colored pencil, and dyes
Autumn Lee, photography
Barbee Hauzinger, collage
Chuck Niles, acrylic
Danielle Jatlow, ink on paper
David Magnanelli, digital art & illustration
David Russell, acrylic
Dorsey Hogg, book art
Elisa Freeman, paintings, prints & drawings
Eric Eickmann, painting, mixed media
Forrest White, stone & wood sculpture, custom skateboards
Frank DeAngelis, acrylics, spray paint mixed media
Frank Illo, steel & wood, illustration and painting
Hala Williams, acrylic
Helen Kagan, acrylic and giclee
Hilary Glass, prints and illustrations
Holly Friesen, acrylic and mixed media
House of LeMay, historical retrospective, mixed media
Howard Center Arts Collective, mixed media of various artists
Ikko-Ikki, mixed media, transparencies, wood
James Kobak, painting
Janet Bonneau, oil
Jeff Bruno & Nicole Christman, painting, mixed media
Julie Richards, photography
Lauren Mazzotta, photography
Longina Smolinski, paintings and ceramic sculpture
Mary Jo Krolewski, fiber sculptures
Matt Larson, mixed media, painting collages
Matt Morris, acrylic on canvas
Matthew Thorsen, photography
Max McCurdy, photography
Michael Farnsworth, photography on metal prints
Morgan Stark, mixed media sculpture
Nancy Tomczak, watercolor collage
Randy Ross, enamel on wood
Robert Waldo Brunelle, acrylic painting
Steve Sharon, acrylic on canvas
Tinka Martell, mized media paintings
Will Kasso Condry, acrylic, aerosol and oil
Yaeshua Ratti, mixed media, screenprinting

#1, enamel on panel by Randy Ross


Artist Market Booths and Displays for Art Hop Weekend

Jess Polanshek, pen and watercolor original illustrations and prints
Kristin Richland, acrylic and original drawings and prints
Lisa Pelletier, acrylic, painted glass windows and wine glasses
Nikki Laxar, mixed media, paintings, original illustrations and prints
Norman LaRock, found metal welded and painted sculpture
Ryan Brown, acrylic paintings
Sandra Brown, jewelry, painting, and mixed media

‘Words Can Be Unruly’, altered art book by Dorsey Hogg


Saturday Events

Matt Neckers –
The Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design is mobile miniature art museum located inside a 1960s era camper, and it includes hundreds of pieces of miniature artwork displayed in several galleries.

Matt Neckers, ‘Vermont International Mini-Contemporary Art Museum’

Jeff Howlett – 
Live Tintypes Booth, $50 a plate/tintype for Patrons of the Event
Introduced in the mid-19th century, each tintype photograph is individually created by coating, sensitizing, exposing and developing metal plate as the subject sits for the portrait session. Many Civil War era photographs were created with this historic technology, which provides a hauntingly beautiful and permanent image especially suitable for heirloom portraits of individuals, families, and bands.


While in The Soda Plant Check out Two Delicious Stops:
Celebrate The Soda Plant’s 100th Birthday! With a toast to the end of prohibition:

Alice and The Magician – A Cocktail Apothecary, Edible Fragrances and Boutique Cocktails

Venetian Ginger Ale – The Original Founder of the Building Designed and Bottled Ginger Ale…Now 100 years later, his great-great grandson, Justin Bunnell, is serving free samples of the newly re-launched, Venetian Ginger Ale, with 4-packs and merchandise for sale.


Enjoy Yourselves…Have Fun…Buy Art…& Tell Your Friends!