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.

March Exhibition: ‘On The Dotted Line’ Solo Show by Ashley Roark

‘On The Dotted Line’

Solo Exhibition by Ashley Roark

March 1 – 30, 2019
Open Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm

Unique 12 color palette created exclusively by Ashley Roark for a show filled with screenprinting, collage, painting, installation, and video!

‘Making it Work’ monoprint collage by Ashley Roark

Ashley Roark’s signature style of creating collaged assemblages in minimalist color palettes has translated nicely to screen printing in her latest series of works! Roark sought out to learn the screen printing technique as a way to broaden her knowledge of processes, with the goal of finding a new way of mark-making in her own hand. Translating her distinct art language into a new medium has opened up a world of unique possibilities through monoprinting.

‘Place Mark’ ink, charcoal, graphite by Ashley Roark

Each piece is created through gestural movements with ink, she likens to dancing, that are then pulled through a screen. Later the work is curated and cut into shapes that find their final form in collage. In addition to collage, ‘On the Dotted Line’ features expressive paintings and unique sculpture by Ashley Roark that will solidify the artists style to the viewer, in a cohesive new body of work.

‘All Dolled Up’ monoprint collage by Ashley Roark

Enjoy and see you soon!

Call to Artists: Valentine’s Day Card Swap!

 

Call to Artists:
‘Valentine’s Day Card Swap!’
at The Space Gallery


Seeking artists excited to give and receive Valentine’s Day cards! Did you have Valentine’s Day card exchanges at your grade school? This event aims to bring the sweet tradition back, but in an artist trading card type of way.

You will receive a ‘mailbox’ at The Space Gallery which you may decorate at our First Friday Art Walk, during open hours Feb 1 – 14, or by emailing an image for us to print. Depending on the number of participants, you will then be instructed to make between 10 – 25 cards that measure no more than 4″ x 6″.

All mediums welcome, from laser cut to hand lettered, from
collage to block printed and taped with candy, we want it
all…and you will get the same number back from a diverse
group of artists in time for Valentine’s Day!

Register for your mailbox here, $10 (subsidy available) by February 1st:

Valentine’s Day Card Swap Mailbox Registration-Registration now closed!

We look forward to sharing the love with you in February, see you soon!  xoxox -Space

‘Small Works’ Continues for January, 2019

Happy New Year from Space!

First Friday Art Walk January

‘Small Works’ Exhibition Continues!
Friday January 4th – Saturday 17th

‘It Was So Cold on Shelburne Bay Last Winter’, encaustic by Jessie Polk

Sevendays newspaper so aptly states about our continuing exhibition….

“You’ve put away the holiday decorations, dragged the tree to the curb and made a New Year’s resolution: to buy some art for yourself. At Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, a whole exhibit full of petite artworks by Vermont artists measure no more than 12 inches, yet come in a big variety of styles and mediums. Consider decorating all of your rooms.”  We couldn’t agree more!

‘Sailing Dory’, acrylic by Tim Neiley

Join us every First Friday Art Walk from 5-9pm for complimentary wine and refreshments as you decide which pieces to take home with you!

‘Moonlit Haybales I’, oil on panel by Paul McMillan

 

November: ‘Note to Self’ An Installation by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’

A Site Specific Conceptual Exhibition and Solo Show by Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell

November 2 – December 1, 2018
First Friday Art Walk: November 2, 5-10pm


‘Note to Self’ handwriting in astroturf by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ is a response to the call from a series of solo exhibitions by the artist, Christy Mitchell, that have taken place each year during the month of November at The Space Gallery in Burlington, Vermont, of which she also serves as the Director.

Mitchell’s site specific installations often integrate the memory of a past generation through the use of era based artifacts. She uses these symbols to communicate a way of living in relation to how she is feeling in the current moment.

‘Capable’ mixed media by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ feels as if you’ve walked into the artists home and noticed their notes on scrap paper or messages written in the condensation on shower doors that were never intended to be read by anyone but the author herself, though in fact the outside discovery was completely intentional.

‘fake it ’till you make it’ etched handwriting in glass, shadow on wall by Christy Mitchell

Immerse yourself while walking along the astroturf covered floors through a dreamlike installation…into the artists’ musings on what is real, what have we been faking along the way, and how do we really feel about it all now?

Visit ‘Note to Self’ at The Space Gallery any Thursday -Saturday from 12-5pm through December 1st, 2018.