The Burlington, Vermont Street Art Festival Artists
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is one of two gaming enterprises under the St Regis Mohawk Tribe. The St. Regis Mohawk are situated on tribal land extending from New York into Quebec and Ontario. All gaming revenue generated is generously donated back into the community at large.
Alex Dostie is a painter, custom picture framer, production designer, performance artist, and curator. His works have been exhibited extensively throughout Burlington; he has been seen performing live art installations at the South End Art Hop and Higher Ground. He is manager of Box Art Studio, and board vice president for Art's Alive Vermont.
Amy Huntington, artist and children’s book illustrator, lives in Williston with her husband, two cats, fifteen hens, one rooster, one tilapia and two sheep. (Her two children have grown and flown the coop!) She is author/illustrator of One Monday and illustrator of Grandma Drove and the Garbage Truck and Grandma Drove the Snowplow (Fall, 2010).
Amanda Marie Hallock of East Montpelier attends Johnson State College where she is pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts. Although she's experienced in Printmaking, she's recently discovered multi media and more sculptural works. Her life beyond full time student consists of working weekends at Birchgrove Baking, a bakery/café where you’ll find Amanda's art on display.
Bil Albright is an art teacher at Colchester Middle School where he fosters a creative approach to the artistic process using traditional and digital approaches. If you need to track him down, look first at the dump scrounging for some cool object or at his home/workshop giving new life to an object, with dogs Hawk and Enzo at his side.
Bonnie Acker, lifelong artist, and the children of the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School have collaborated on their cow. The cow’s name is “Ellieahna.” The first part – Ellie—was suggested by Zahara, a fifth grader. Maddux, a kindergartner, suggested adding “ahna,” which is the word for milk in the language of the Somali Bantu
Carol MacDonald, professional artist, teacher, guide and community arts organizer, works in printmaking, painting and mixed media. Her art addresses issues of human and environmental development, evolution and healing. She teaches printmaking at CCV. In her studio, she leads monthly Monotype Workshops for artists and runs a summer art camp for young people.http://www.carolmacdonald.com/
Carolle Bouchett, born and raised in Montreal, studied Graphic Arts and Haute Couture pattern making & design. In Montreal, she designed props for a Montreal based display company that supplied décor for showrooms and shopping malls. In Vermont, she has designed logos, portraits, graphics, advertisements - including murals, set designs, interior designs, and showrooms locally.
Carolyn Brown is an experienced art director, graphic designer and mixed media artist who has worked for a range of companies – including Vermont TeddyBear, Kehoe + Kehoe Design Associates and Vermont Magazine. Ali Marchildon is co-founder of Flashbags® and Program Coordinator for the Women's Small Business Program. http://carolynbrowndesign.com/
Cathie Dinsmore, Sue Hudson, Lori Myers and Pam Thompson are senior graphic designers at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. in South Burlington. “We are an irreverent circle of creatives…we’ve enjoyed seeing our bovine, Cowphoria, come to life secretly hidden in a back room while we paint away in furtive moments.”
Cathy McCarthy holds the creative process as sacred. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the country. Recent commissions are murals for cafes in Burlington's North End and Shelburne. Her most recent work has been exhibited in Vermont and Massachusetts. Though her art is her haven, her greatest love is her family. http://www.cmcartwork.com/
Champlain College’s student chapter of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) has painted the college’s cow, led by chapter president Howie Le. Design team members are Emily Regis, Lindsay Webster, Toni-Lee, Craig Mckeon and Amanda Jones www.champlain.edu
Dotty Kyle is a figurative painter in oils and acrylics. Her flock of laying hens and depictions of the local scene are her favorite current subject matter. Her works hang in private collections in 17 states, Canada, England, Ireland, France and Dubai. Her murals can be found in Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, and Vermont.
Driven Studio, located in Burlington, is a multi-media, boutique agency that specializes in graphic design, branding, product development, advertising, print and video production, photography, copywriting, and interactive media services. Recently, Driven Studio teamed up with Drop MFG to create their new ski goggle line, slated to hit retailers fall 2010.http://www.drivenstudio.com/
Jackie Mangione paints Habotoi and Crepe De Chine silk for scarves, decorative pillows and tank tops, capturing photographic representations of Vermont foliage. Every piece is painted outdoors. She also paints watercolor landscapes, floral designs and lively street scenes that are rich in color and expression. Jackie holds a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. http://www.jackiemangione.com
Judy Welna has studied painting, and taken numerous courses. She enjoys pencil drawing and portraiture. A native Vermonter, Judy taught second grade for 38 years and retired in 2006. She holds a B.A. in fine arts from Tufts University.
Katharine Montstream paints in oils and watercolors and is known for her loose and vibrant use of color. Her inspiration comes from Burlington, Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and the rural roads, farms and gardens of Vermont. Montstream Studio and Gallery is located in Union Station on Burlington's waterfront and features original artwork, prints and cards. http://www.kmmstudio.com
Kathryn Wiegers is a painter and muralist. She holds a degree in natural sciences from Castleton State, and studied art in Paris, Rome, Milan, Florence, and Venice. During a college“externship” she observed surgery at Carlisle Hospital in Pennsylvania to better understand human anatomy. Her murals and hand-painted furniture can be seen throughout Vermont. http://www.kathrynmurals.com/
King Street Center is a Burlington not-for-profit community organization providing children and families with the core life-building skills for a healthy and productive future. King Street’s programs build academic skills, improve physical fitness, and develop the fortitude needed to succeed at home, in school, and in life. http://www.kingstreetcenter.org/
Marc Hughes is a Scorpio, proudly left-handed, enjoys vacuuming and lives in rural Vermont with his lovely wife and two cute kids. He has been drawing cartoons since his eventual mastery of a real good “Snoopy-on-his-doghouse” picture. He defines his style as informative, storytelling visuals, which, only sometimes, may be whimsical and funny. http://www.marchughes.com/
Marcy Kass has developed identity systems, promotional design, and communications programs for a variety of clients through Marcy Kass Design Studio. She has worked as a designer at Newsweek and National Gardening Magazine. She has taught graphic design at the University of Vermont, and graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. http://www.marcykassdesign.com/
Marianne Thomas Robertson, Chicagoland native and Northern Illinois University graduate, resides in Essex. She has tackled the art world in many different directions; art director/coordinator of a large Chicago fine art show, designed/illustrated a syndicated children’s calendar, custom murals and graphic designer for NASCAR and Bass Pro. Marianne designed a fiberglass polar bear for the City of Detroit.
Michael J. Nedell has been the captain of eight Vermont State Snow Sculpting Championship teams and has represented Vermont in International and National Snow Sculpting Competitions. He enjoys making art in all mediums and is employed as a website analyst at New Breed Marketing in Winooski. He lives in Burlington with his wife Sarah.
Nika Meyers grew up in Bridgewater, Vermont surrounded by creativity, love, and community. A senior studio art major at Mount Holyoke College, she is co-president of the Food Justice Society, serves on the Student Art Board, and continues her work with Change the World Kids, a non-profit organization she co-founded.
Nini Crane began painting eight years ago after teaching 32 years in the Chittenden South School District. She loves to paint watercolors and has exhibited at the Mary Bryan juried show, Magnolia's Restaurant and Fletcher Allen Healthcare. She is a member of the Essex Art League, and Vermont Watercolor Society. http://www.ninicrane.com/
Phil Godenschwager is a multi-faceted artist with a background in drawing, design and sculpture with more than 35 years working in the art and design fields. He operates from his studio Atlantic Art, Glass and Design in Randolph. His work deals with social and political issues, current events and observations about everyday life. http://www.philgodenschwager.com/
Poppy Gall is owner and creative director of Driven Studio specializing in technical outerwear and sportswear design, knitwear design, color palette development and merchandising, prints and graphics and trim design. In 1998 she co-founded Isis, the nation’s first women-only outdoor clothing brand. She spends her free time outdoors regardless of weather conditions or seasons.http://poppygall.com/
Project Graphics, in South Burlington, designs and manufactures visual display products ranging from point-of-sale displays, interior and exterior banners, holiday decor graphics and a full line of event promotional products. The company's in-house design team including Cem Kolukisa and Bill Gerrish are credited for creating the "Green Mountain Glitter Girl” cow.
Rebecca Danaher is a graphic designer at Saint Michael's College, where her duties include print design and pre-press production. She has created and designed marketing materials for a range of organizations and is a graduate of Champlain College. Her interests include all things Macintosh, hiking, good food, home renovation, her cats, good tunes and steady beats.
Ron Hernandez, owner of airbrushron, is a prolific airbrush artist whose paintings and murals can be found on trains, planes, autos, restaurants, homes and businesses throughout the region. His canvas works have an environmental message combined with a visual beauty that is both pleasing and educational. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. http://gallery.me.com/airbrushron#gallery
Sage Tucker-Ketcham is a fine painter who earned her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She teaches at the Shelburne Art Center, Burlington College and other local programs. Sage’s solo and group exhibitions have appeared in galleries in Boston, Portland and Burlington. Her work is internationally collected. http://vermontersontheweb.com/sagetk/index.html
Sarah Grillo is an artist, writer, and film-maker living and working in the Burlington area. Her interests and mediums range from traditional acrylic painting to comic books and digital art. In her spare time she enjoys working on her own comic book projects, telling stories ranging from zombie take-overs to the real life obstacles of finding post-graduate work.
Select Design is a Burlington-based marketing & design firm, working with a range of brands that includes Pepsi, Burton, Timberland, Green Mountain Coffee, Moet Hennessy and Ben & Jerry's. Select Design's Shaun Boyce, who has built a reputation for his fluid black linework with alternating color patterns, designed and hand-painted the cow. www.selectdesign.com
Woody Jackson lives near Middlebury with his wife and five boys. He has no cows of his own, preferring to make his neighbors cows famous. He authored “Counting Cows” and its sequel, "The Cow's Alfalphabet." His company, Holy Cow, Inc., markets his cow goods worldwide. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Yale School of Art. http://www.woodyjacksonart.com/