Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing

arts-alive-Union-StationArt’s Alive is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of Vermont visual artists. Curated by SEABA.

Open Monday-Friday, 8AM-3PM and Saturday-Sunday, by appointment.

Union Station
One Main Street
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Art Map Burlington #23


5th Annual Open Photography Exhibition

2/9-3/30/2018

Artist reception during March’s First Friday Art, 5-7PM

Beginning in 2012, Art’s Alive dedicated its Winter Exhibition to the Art of Photography. In 2012, two photographers, Rick Jasany and Kevin Morin were chosen to exhibit. In 2013, the exhibition was expanded to four photographers and featured Robin Katrick, Trine Wilson, Melissa Thebarge and Laina Johnson. In 2014, the decision was made to expand this exhibition to an open call to all resident Vermont photographers, inviting artists to present 1-3 pieces for display.

(image: Woody by Sharon Radtke)


2017 Audubon Photography Awards Show

1/18-2/7/2018

Artist reception during February’s First Friday Art, 5:30-7:30PM

Selected from more than 5,500 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

Visit the exhibit to walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local birdlife and Audubon Vermont’s work. From songbirds wreaking havoc on much larger raptors, to couples dancing in the throes of courtship, the spectrum of performances is near infinite.


“The Polar Express”: Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation

December 2017

In December, Art’s Alive is taking a break and sharing the walls with “The Polar Express” brought to you by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation (VCTF). VCTF believes that when children thrive our communities flourish. VCTF raises funds and makes grants to Vermont organizations that provide prevention programs serving children and their families. We know the more children are engaged with school, safe activities and positive groups within their community, the more likely they are to be successful students, gain confidence and make wise choices.


Vermont Watercolor Society-Burlington Hub

November 2017

Artist Reception during First Friday Art

“Boundaries”: Boundaries can mean a frontier, or a line that marks limits. In the natural world, our eye is drawn to natural boundaries of mountain ranges, waterways, farms and fences, rocks and trees. Art can also be a way to push the boundaries–to push our own limits and create something new. Whether using traditional means, or finding new ways to go beyond the ordinary, this exhibit showcases watercolor’s possibilities.


Northern Vermont Artist Association

October 2017

Opening reception during First Friday Art

The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded in Burlington in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and a group of Vermont artists. The nationally renowned artist Maxfield Parrish was among the founding members. The NVAA is open to all visual artists living in the northern half of Vermont. Their flagship show is our annual June Show, which has been held every year since 1931.

Image: River’s Edge by Janet Bonneau


The Founders Exhibit: Celebrating the Past, Re-imagining the Future

September 8-30, 2017

Art Hop Hours: Friday, 5-8PM; Saturday, Noon-4PM; Sunday, 10AM-4PM

“The Founders Exhibit: Celebrating the past, Re-imaging the future” features some of the original artists and prominent figures that set the stage for the original South End Art Hop.

Roundtable Discussion: The South End’s Future, Sunday, September 10, 10AM-Noon.


Tom Merwin and the Artists of the Forty Seven Main Street Depot

August 2017

Artist reception during August’s First Friday Art

“Mental illness is a world condition. Those of us diagnosed and on the front line are resources too often overlooked. We hope to mirror your reflection with ours on the surface of poetry and painting. A painting’s value can have the worth of a glass of water or a single breath, if the action has been successful. If allowed exposure we can work together and rediscover our original voices. While defying marginalization and the pressures of isolation we look forward to see you at the show receiving gifts where eyes meet,” said Tom Merwin. Merwin has painted with his friends for the past four years. Using the visual arts is a valid and proven access to our whole and healed being. Merwin plans to convert his existing gallery to an expanded studio space to create an alternative work place where we can help ourselves while sharing our shared experiences as seeds for potential, and art as a radiant catalyst. He said, “We exhibit as an engaged creative movement to dismantle marginalization, to travel beyond the social construct that separates the mentally and physically disabled from our purpose to contribute and share our discovered truths.”


Bellcate School

July 2017

Artist and teacher reception during July’s First Friday Art

Art’s Alive is excited to welcome the students from the Bellcate School in Essex. Josh Sinz teaches art there. They are a small, independent, grassroots school with blended therapeutic/academic programs serving the needs of students with individualized learning styles. In this exhibit, students show artwork that deals with fiber/folk art, up-cycled, and identity pieces. Students have multiple visual arts classes, where they have the opportunity to create individualistic forms of artwork and use a variety of techniques/materials to discover methods to which they can achieve their desired outcome. Accompanying Bellcate School, is new artwork from the Howard Center Arts Collective.

Image by a Bellcate Student


Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art ’17

June 2017

Gala and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 9, 5-8PM

Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to the Fine Arts. The Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrates the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition hosted by Main Street Landing and installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery/SEABA in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street in on Burlington’s Waterfront. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. An additional cash prize is presented to an artist for the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award, judged and awarded by the Art’s Alive/SEABA directors and the Artist’s Choice Award, judged and awarded by the Vermont Artists who registered for the festival.

Image: Beginnings by Jane Ann Kantor


37th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show

May 2017

Closing reception: Wednesday, May 31, 6-7PM

The 37th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show features artwork by members of the Class of 2017 from Mt. Mansfield Union, Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and Colchester high schools.

Image by Sophia Huang.


Vermont Stands With: Teaching Tolerance Through Art

April 2017

Artist Reception during First Friday Art

“Vermont Stands With: Teaching Tolerance Through Art” presents innovative art projects that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. Social change is both the process and effect of efforts to positively alter societal conditions. It encompasses a range of outcomes; healing, increased awareness, attitudinal change, more diverse and increased civic participation, movement building, and policy change to name just a few.

Image: Lunch in Burlington by Lisa Myers.


4th Annual Open Photography Exhibit

February 3-March 31, 2017

Artist Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7PM.

Beginning in 2012, Art’s Alive dedicated its Winter Exhibition to the Art of Photography. In 2012, two photographers, Rick Jasany and Kevin Morin were chosen to exhibit. In 2013, the exhibition was expanded to four photographers and featured Robin Katrick, Trine Wilson, Melissa Thebarge and Laina Johnson. Also in 2013, the decision was made to expand this exhibition to an open call to all resident Vermont Photographers, inviting artists to present 1-3 pieces for display. 2017 marks the 4th Annual Open Call and what promises to be the continuation of a new Winter Tradition with work by 44 artists on display!

Image: Notice by Mike Reilly.


2016 Audubon Photography Awards Show

January 26-February 2, 2017

Come walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local bird life. From songbirds wreaking havoc on much larger raptors, to couples dancing in the throes of courtship, the spectrum of performances is near infinite. We’re lucky that our contestants were able to get them on camera. Selected from over 7,000 entries, submitted from all 50 states, DC, and Canada, the winning photos were published in the May-June Issue of Audubon magazine. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. When one receives thousands of photos of birds, odds are good that some interesting examples of bird behavior will be captured.


“A World Free of Violence”

January 1-25, 2017

Opening reception during January’s First Friday Art
Art’s Alive warmly welcomes Steps to End Domestic Violence Art Therapy Exhibit. The mission at Steps to End Domestic Violence is to assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity and safety. They actively raise public awareness about the complex effects of domestic violence on individuals, children, and communities. They also offer a wide variety of educational programming to schools, organizations, professionals, and community members. Their goal is to create a strong community response to domestic violence.


“The Polar Express”: Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation

December 2016

In December, Art’s Alive is taking a break and sharing the walls with “The Polar Express” brought to you by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation (VCTF). VCTF believes that when children thrive our communities flourish. VCTF raises funds and makes grants to Vermont organizations that provide prevention programs serving children and their families. We know the more children are engaged with school, safe activities and positive groups within their community, the more likely they are to be successful students, gain confidence and make wise choices. “The Polar Express” is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all our sponsors, donor and volunteers who create the magic of the North Pole.


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Vermont Watercolor Society, Burlington/St. Albans Hub

November 2016

Founded in 1995, the Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) is dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of watercolor to its membership of all levels of ability and to the community by providing opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions. Opening reception during First Friday Art. (image: King Pin Jayne by Martin LaLonde)


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Northern Vermont Artist Association

October 2016

Art’s Alive welcomes The Northern Vermont Artist Association’s annual group show at Union Station, featuring works by several NVAA artists. The NVAA was founded in Burlington in 1931, and membership is open to all visual artists. Dues are $15 annually. To learn more, email NVAA president Janet Bonneau or NVAA vice president Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.. (image: River of Colors by Janet Bonneau)


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Annual Art Hop Facebook First 50

9/2/2016 to 10/30/2016

South End Art Hop Hours: Friday, September 9, 5-8PM and Saturday, September 10, Noon-4PM

Art’s Alive is proud to be hosting its Annual Art Hop Facebook First 50 exhibition, continuing a Burlington tradition dating back to the Pascal Spengemann era at BCA. First 50 is a democratic exhibition which provides a showcase for emerging amateur artists to exhibit their work alongside professional artists well into their post-emergent careers. (image: Nocturnal by Sherri Rigby)


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Slice of Life

July-August 2016

“Slice of Life: Everyday Experiences & Snippets of an Artist’s Life” group exhibit in a variety of media welcomes you to enjoy a glimpse into an Artist’s life, ranging from the most intimate to the most public moments. (image: Mother Goose Earth by Sienna Fontaine)


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Art’s Alive FOFA ’16

6/2/2016 to 6/27/2016

FOFA Gala and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 17, 5-8PM
Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to fine art. For almost three decades, the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrated the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition. The Exhibition is hosted by Main Street Landing and is installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery/SEABA in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street on Burlington’s Waterfront. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Two additional cash prizes are The Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award, judged and awarded by the Art’s Alive/SEABA directors, and the Artists’ Choice Award, judged and awarded by the Vermont artists who registered for the festival.


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36th Annual Chittenden County Senior Art Show

May 2016

Closing reception: Tuesday, May 31, 6-7PM.
“Class of 2016” artwork from 6 area schools: Mt. Mansfield Union, Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and Colchester. (image: Jacob Lamoureaux)


Vermont Pastel Society 2016 Members’ Show

April 2016

Opening and awards ceremony during April’s First Friday Art, 6PM.
The organizers of the Vermont Pastel Society 2016 Members’ Show have made some fun and entertaining changes to the usual process of offering no prizes to this non-juried exhibition. The VPS wants to honor the varied and considerable talents of a larger group of artists rather than to just commend a few “top winners”, so several categories of awards with clever titles (Most Luminous Landscape, Most Lively Still Life, etc.) have been chosen to promote and recognize the diverse work of this group. Mickey Myers, Executive Director of Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, brings her playful spirit to the venue as the judge.

Volunteer VPS members have generously donated their time to solicit local and national organizations for prizes. We have garnered wonderful prizes from the following donors: Blick Art Materials, Mt. Vision Pastels, Rochester Art Supply, French Canvas, Dostie Bros. Frame Shop, Artworks, Zephyr Design, Michael Chesley Johnson, Vermont Art Supply, ProArt Critique, Otter Creek Frame Shop, Phoenix Bookstore, City Market and Trader Joe’s.


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Ann Allen & Jessica Remmey

Through 3/31/2016

Milton Artists’ Guild artists Ann Allen and Jessica Remmey show their recent work. Ann Allen’s paintings are often inspired by the love and appreciation of family and traditions that make Vermont home. Photographer Jessica Remmey looks for a unique perspective to capture the scenic beauty of Vermont.