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

SEABA Benefit at Leunig’s Bistro

Enjoy Sunday brunch or dinner at Leunig’s Bistro, and help support SEABA. The day will include a live art event, beginning at 5pm, featuring Alex Dostie and Kristen L’Esperance producing a canvas to be sold that evening. A dinner for two will also be raffled off.

Please join members of our staff and board of directors for a day in celebration of Burlington’s South End.