Art at Petra Cliffs

Holly Hauser

Learn more about Holly Hauser and her art at

“My work inquires into the relationships of shape and line. I explore the language of mark making; how loosely referential forms and scribbles, for example, can evoke qualities of memory, recognition and experience.”

Holly Hauser was born in 1963 in NYC. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1989. Working as an artist and licensed clinical Social worker, she incorporates art making into her work with children and families. In 1992 she moved to the live/work Brickbottom Artists building in Somerville, Massachusetts. As a member of this active Community Artists Association, she exhibited in Boston area galleries and artists cooperatives including Café Cezanne, Out of the Blue Gallery, Jules Place and Marquit Gallery. Her paintings have also had solo exhibitions in regional galleries including Left Bank Gallery in Orleans, Ma. Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., WEst Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont and Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.

Awards include All College Honors from California College of Arts and Crafts, and The New Jersey Center for the Arts competition juried by the Whitney Museum. She has been previewed in Art New England Magazine, as well as in on line artist’s reviews and websites including

Holly lives in Burlington, Vermont and works as a social worker and painter.

Past Artists

Corrina Thurston

Corrina's favorite medium is colored pencil. She was shocked at the amount of depth, detail, and richness of color that can be achieved with colored pencil and hopes to eventually help it to be better recognized as a true fine art medium. Her exquisite prints, notecards, jewelry and more are for sale on Etsy!
January - March 2015

Pete Boardman

Pete is a visual artist living and working in Burlington, Vermont. "I find inspiration in the constant motion of water and it’s freedom to slide gracefully throughout the natural world. My art aims to represent the invisible current that is hidden within the wilderness. Art has allowed me to discover a river of creativity and imagination that I believe flows through the minds of all individuals..."
December - January 2014/15

Sarah Morrison Yates

Bucolic VT scenes. Her accumulated work contains examples of various media and grounds, but she has been working most recently with wood boards, fabric dyes, and Golden acrylics. This collection is the result of settling on the use of hand made frames by her son, and fine acrylics applied to hand stretched canvas and linen. She returns to bucolic VT and NH scenes as primary subject matter.
Sarah can be reached via EMAIL, or by phone.
October - December 2014

Andrea Charest

Desert Southwest from a climber's perspective: Indian Creek, St. George, and Moab, Utah, and Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.  Crack climbing, desert towers, tape gloves, trad gear, pretty rocks, and a fire by the tent with the Bridger Jack range's profile against the night sky-- climbing is not only a sport but a way of life. 
Instagram: @vtandrea Blog:
September 2014 - October 2014

Peter Wadsworth

Backcountry Skiing in the North East. For each of the past 7 winters he has spent over 50 lift-free days skiing these amazing mountains, and he only wants more.
November 2013 - September 2014

Debra Forman Wilkinson

Flowers, landscapes and old barns taking on a collage element that is shown through the use of handmade papers, photographs, organic matter and a variety of other mediums.  
April - May

Anne Skidmore &
photography, people, climbing, landscapeAnne displayed prints in a Silent Auction to benefit the Kismet Rock Foundation
January - March

Vanessa Compton
collage, watercolor, illustration, ceramic miniatures, mobiles and handmade cards
September - November

Sam Simon
photography, Burlington lifestyle
July - September

Greg Forber

oil paintings, climbing portraits
May - July
Story in Shelburne News

Many thanks to the incredible Jenny (Jacobson) Bittner for putting in the time and organization of these artists from 2012-2013! Jenny is a mural and mixed media artist, and does private and small group instruction.