SEABA Welcomes New Executive Director

The Board of the South End Arts and Business Association, (SEABA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Brooks as the new Executive Director. Adam comes to us with a range of skills that is well suited for our growing organization in Burlington’s South End.

“As SEABA continues to expand its services in the South End of Burlington, exploring new ways to fulfill its mission of bringing commerce and culture together, we are pleased and excited to have Adam join us in our endeavor.” says Rob Chapman, SEABA Board President.

Previously, Adam Brooks served with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Member Services & Events and Director of BTV YPG, aka Burlington Young Professionals. Prior to this, he was the Director of Marketing for the same organization, promoting the region as a tourism and business destination.

Adam was born and raised in Vermont and currently resides in Shelburne with his son, Owen. Adam is very involved in the community, including volunteering at other nonprofits and serving on several committees.

If you have any questions or comments for Adam, feel free to email him at or give us a call in The SEABA Center at (802) 859-9222.

Drink Event with SEABA

Thanks to all of our supporters and those who attended the Drink Event with SEABA on January 10th! The evening was very positive and the send off to outgoing Executive Director, Roy Feldman, was fabulous. A special thanks to Steve Conant, of Conant Metal & Light, for the gift to Roy of a custom music stand and to Emily Jones, of Lake Champlain Chocolates, for the tasty and creative chocolate sculpture. With all of your help, we created a memorable evening and fund-raiser for the organization.

Roy Feldman, with his completely edible Thank You card. 90% Bittersweet chocolate for that happy, though bittersweet moment! Thanks for everything, Roy,  and thanks for sharing your gifts with us!

Have a Drink with SEABA! Tuesday, January 10th

Join SEABA on Tuesday, January 10th for 10% Tuesdays at Drink! You know that fun little bar on St. Paul St. where you can challenge your friends to Connect Four all while enjoying their drink specials! On Tuesday the 10th, Drink will donate 10% of the evenings proceeds to help SEABA’s creative efforts in 2012.

The event goes all night, but we would love it if you joined us in a toast to outgoing Executive Director, Roy Feldman around 7pm. He has been influential these past couple of years, and we all want to say ‘Thanks’!

You will also find a display of art on the walls during the week, to highlight the talent you can find in and around the South End of Burlington.

Thanks for your ongoing support, see you soon!

First Friday Art Walk in the South End, January 6th

Don’t you just love that the fluffy snow is finally falling here in Vermont?! If you are excited to get out in it, we encourage you to take a walk about in the South End of Burlington this Friday night. The events are everywhere, here is a small glimpse of what is happening in the South End Arts District:

First Friday Art Walk for January 6, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, 180 Flynn Ave, Suite 2, First Friday, 5-8pm

We Art Women, artist collective

FLYNNDOG, 208 Flynn Ave, 363-4746, First Friday 6-8pm

Chris Cleary, Ethan Bond-Watts, and Homer Wells

RL Photo 27 Sears Lane, First Friday 6-10pm, awards at 8:30pm

Creative Competition, On January 4, 5 and 6, between 9am-5pm, interested artists pay an $8 entry fee to submit and install one work (any size, medium, subject or style) for a people’s choice, winner takes all competition.

The SEABA Center, 404 Pine St, 859-9222, First Friday 5-8pm

2nd Annual Finissage featuring the work of Katharine Montstream, W. David Powell, Ashley Roark, Larry Bissonette & more

Davis Studio Gallery, 404 Pine St, 425-2700, First Friday 5-8pm

Me, Myself and I, self-portraits of artists 4-12 years old.  Meet the artists during the reception.

Dostie Bros. Frame Shop 308 Pine St, Suite 101 (Kilburn and Gates Building), 660-9005

The Figure of It Is, work by Isaac Wasuck, First Friday 5-8pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 266 Pine St, Suite 105, 578-2515, First Friday 5-10pm

Small Works Exhibit, featuring a group show of work measuring 12” or less

The Backspace Gallery 266 Pine St, Suite 105, 578-2515, First Friday 5-10pm

Small Gifts $50 or less, featuring artwork priced at $50 or less

Revival Studio: Garage Gallery, The Soda Plant, 266 Pine St, 355-4091, First Friday 5-8pm

Aaron Stein, work created from recycled license plates

Jackie Mangione Studio, The Soda Plant, 266 Pine St, 598-1504, First Friday 5-8pm

Rachel Grossman, mixed media works

Open During the Day on Friday:

VCAM/RETN Art Space, 208 Flynn Ave #2-G (building behind FLYNNDOG, lakeside loading ramp), 651-9692, Friday 10am-10pm, Nathan Campbell’s “Own and Occupy”

Pine Street Deli, 316 Flynn Ave, 862-9614, Friday 6am-10pm, James Marc Leas

Alchemy Jewelry Arts Collective, 2 Howard St. #1A (corner of Pine and Howard), Friday 10am-5pm Timothy Grannis, Jane Frank, Connie Coleman, and Marie-Josee Lamarche

Speeder and Earl’s, 412 Pine St, 658-6016, Friday 7am-5:30pm

Mary Hill: New Work

Maltex Building, 431 Pine St, 865-7166, Friday 9-5pm

4 floors of art, curated by Burlington City Arts

Speaking Volumes, 377 Pine (next to Myer’s Bagels), 540-0107, Friday, 10am-5pm,

Mary Provenzano, paintings and prints & Jenny Burton, paintings and collages

Brickels Studio Gallery, 266 Pine, Suite 104-A, 825-8214, Friday 10am-4pm

John Brickels, clay sculpture & Wendy James, paintings and photoraphs

See you in the District soon!