SEABA Membership Drive Begins with You!

SEABA is an organization dedicated to Burlington’s Arts & Business community within the South End Arts District.

All of our decisions are mission based, as we strive to:

Promote our unique blend of art, commerce, industry and entrepreneurial spirit

Provide an influential voice to promote and ensure our members’ common interests

Inform our members of issues that affect our community and the action we take on its behalf

& we need your help to continue our efforts!

Consider a new membership or renew your annual one today, benefits include free basic registration to the South End Art Hop* and promotional tools for your art studio or business online and at The SEABA Center!

Membership forms can be found online and in our office/art gallery at 404 Pine Street. You may also drop in and join at one of our monthly mixers at The SEABA Center, the next event being the ‘Spring Fling Event‘ on the evening of Thursday April 14th.

Thanks for joining and for all that you do to support the creative community!

South End Art Hop, image by Jordan Silverman

*Becoming a member of SEABA now includes basic registration to the annual Art Hop! You may become a member at any time during the year as an individual or a business. Your annual membership allows us to operate year round as we strive to support the creative and business community in the South End of Burlington. New members are uploaded to our 2011 members page with a link to their respective business websites. Thanks for considering your membership with SEABA, please contact us if you would like to hear more about donating to our organization.

Where Can I Park? Next Meeting Scheduled for May 24th

First Run by Wendy James (featuring Pine + Howard Streets)

All in attendance at the April 26th meeting, at the  SEABA Center, enjoyed a lively and productive conversation regarding parking, and safety related traffic issues in the area of Pine and Howard Streets. Officials from Burlington’s Department of Public Works, CEDO, GBIC, and Dealer.com, were on hand to present information and answer questions. A follow-up meeting, covering specific recommendations to the Department of Public Works will take place at the SEABA Center on Tuesday, May 24th at 6pm.

SEABA Spring Fling

Thursday, April 14 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm at The SEABA Center

Bust out of the winter doldrums and come enjoy a fabulous evening of networking with your friends at SEABA and your South End neighbors at the SEABA Center.

Music by Brett Hughes & Marie Claire

Appetizers by Fresh Market

Fabulous Door Prizes

Cash bar

$5 members
$10 non-members
Free Admission if you sign up for  membership at the event

Successful Collaborative Event at Burlington’s City Hall

Panel discussion for artists at Burlington's City Hall

On Monday March 14th, several hundred area artists enjoyed a full day of presentations and panel discussions regarding the notion of the artist as business person. The presenting organizations: SEABA, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Burlington City Arts (BCA), look forward to scheduling similar events in support of our creative constituencies, in a variety of disciplines.

The four panel discussions were as follows:

From the Curator’s Perspective;

Curators and directors from a few of the area’s top galleries and museums spoke on what you need to know when presenting your art for potential exhibit. One main tip was to be professional in all areas, from submitting quality images of your work to how you put yourself forward in all correspondence. It was encouraged that artist’s do their homework and know what the respective gallery or museum is looking for.

Speakers Included: Stephan Jost, Aimee Marcereau De Galan, Amy Rahn, moderated by Chris Thompson

Artist’s Opportunities;

Established artist, Sabra Field, and two professionals within the arts community spoke on the process of breaking into the arts as a career and the opportunities presented by local organizations. Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Studio Center have many programs in which artists may submit work for public display or join in artist residencies.

Speakers Included: Sabra Field, Kathy Black, Sara Katz, moderated by Doreen Kraft

A nearly full house joined us for the day long event.

To Market;

Well known Vermont artists, a gallery director, and an art collector spoke on breaking into the art world and achieving commercial success. Topics included presenting quality work, how to price your pieces, and knowing your market.

Speakers Included: Katherine Monstream, Woody Jackson, Rob Hunter, Mark Waskow, moderated by Roy Feldman

Funding and Technical Assistance;

Members of financial and arts related foundations in Vermont shared their understanding about grants and funding opportunities. Panelists suggested that you keep your grant writing short and to the point, including high quality images where appropriate.

Speakers Included: Alex Aldrich, Peter Espenshade, Ed Antczak, moderated by John Killacky