Local Art at Petra Cliffs
Public Works Press
Public Works Press' Community Supported Art program supports artists in the creation of new work while establishing and strengthening relationships within the greater art community. Public Works Press produces limited edition fine art prints and multiples in collaboration with contemporary artists. Editions are published and distributed through our Community Supported Art (CSA) program, in which annual shareholders receive prints monthly. The show at Petra Cliffs currently includes works from Jackson Tupper, Jasmine Parsia, Kat Clear, Lily Carter, Clark Derbes, Julie Kenniston, and Jordan Redell. The show was curated by Noah Lagle.
Sharon Webster is a visual artist and poet. Art critic Christopher Faris says Webster’s mixed media sculptural work is “exhilarating abstract, surprising and poignantly expressive… images of the world as seen from within.” Webster’s book of poems and artwork, Everyone Lives Here, was published by Fomite Press in 2014. Made of almost any kids of material that you can think of, she focuses on form, intimacy & the beauty of ordinary things. Born in Kentucky, Webster made her home in Canada before moving to Vermont in the 80’s. She taught Ward and Image and Studio Art classes at the college level for a decade- and has worked with developmentally challenged adults for Home Base Inc. for many years.
"I was raised in a very art-positive family. After getting my BFA in Graphic Design at SUNY Fredonia, I followed my family to Vermont and started working as a graphic designer/marketing coordinator. Only recently, following the inspiration of my mother's success in art, have I started to focus more on art-related projects instead of graphics. I use a combination of pen, marker, and found image collage to create scene that I find entertaining, drawing on inspiration from the ocean, fashion, and art nouveau styles."
Prints, tees, stickers and more at www.taxdoodles.com
Kim J. Gifford, Artist/Photographer
My digital collages have been describe as "hand-worked stories" and as a writer and photographer, I couldn’t be more pleased. I am currently owned by two pugs, Waffles and Alfie. I am also a writing instructor who incorporates art prompts in my teaching. For more information on me please check my web site: www.pugsandpics.com
"I was 6 years old when I decided that I wanted to be a sculptor. Wire, clay, steel, cement... especially stuff that allowed me to create big things. I went on to produce several styles of ceramic sculptures, tiles, and production pottery during my 20 years as an art teacher.
Learn more about Lynn and her work at wildfirestudios.net
“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.”
Learn more about Holly Hauser and her art at hollyhauser.com.
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 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
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: her-vertical-life.blogspot.com
September 2014 - October 2014
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
collage, watercolor, illustration, ceramic miniatures, mobiles and handmade cards
September - November
photography, Burlington lifestyle
July - September
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.