Visual Artist as Entrepreneur Event

Artist as Entrepreneur

Burlington City Arts, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and The South End Arts & Business Association present:

Visual Artist as Entrepreneur – A day-long meet-up for VT artists

March 14th, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
149 Church Street, Burlington


This event is the first in a series of conversations around the business of the arts. Join us as
we gather artists, professionals, and art organizations to highlight issues and share
information with the goal of moving the local creative economy forward. Through engaging
presentations, this retreat will examine the realities of achieving commercial success in the

CLICK HERE to register in advance by March 7th to reserve your space at the event.

If you have questions, please contact Kerri Macon at 802.865.7551 or email


9:00 – 10:30 am
: From the Curator’s Perspective

A candid behind-the-scenes discussion of curator’s motivations, expectations and how they
select the artists they exhibit.

Stephan Jost – Director, Shelburne Museum
Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, Ph.D. – Curator, UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art
Amy Rahn – Curator, West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe
Moderated by Chris Thompson – Curator, BCA Center

10:45 – 12:15 pm: Artist’s Opportunities

Expanding the horizon of arts sales- exploring commissions, reproduction, residencies and

Sabra Field– Printmaker
Kathy Black– Program Director, Vermont Studio Center
Sara Katz– Assistant Director, Burlington City Arts
Moderated by Doreen Kraft – Executive Director, Burlington City Arts

12:15 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 3:00pm: To Market

Bridging the gap between the process of art creation and commercial success. How does one
exist as artist and entrepreneur?

Katharine Montstream– Visual Artist, Montstream Studios
Woody Jackson– Visual Artist
Mark Waskow– Founder/Director, The Waskowmium, Burlington, Vermont
Rob Hunter– Gallery Director, Frog Hollow, VT State Craft Center
Moderated by Roy Feldman– Executive Director, South End Arts + Business Association

3:15 – 4:45 pm: Funding and Technical Assistance

Understand what grants or funding options might be available to artists, and how to make the
most effective applications to be competitive.

Alex Aldrich– Executive Director, VT Arts Council
Peter Espenshade– VP for Philanthropy, VT Community Foundation
Ed Antczak–, Economic Development Specialist at CEDO
Moderated by John R. Killacky– Executive Director, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

5:00 – 7:00pm: Networking Mixer at the BCA Center
Get together and share ideas about the days events next door at the BCA Center.
Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

SEABA Night at the Ballpark

SEABA Night at a Vermont Lake Monsters Game

Take yourself and your friends out to the ballgame and support SEABA. Purchase your specially discounted tickets ($6 per) on Wednesday  May 18th (one day only)  on the Lake Monsters website, and enjoy the ballgame on June 23rd!

First Friday March Opening & Event

Unheard Voices:

Featuring the Works of HowardCenter Artists

March 4- April 15

work by Larry Bissonette

Opening Reception: Friday, Friday March 4th, 5-9pm

includes screening of: My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonette a 20-minute documentary, followed by a facilitated discussion with the artist.


“Living and Leading Like a Poet”

Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm at The SEABA Center

Presented by Sarah Bartlett, Director, Women Writing for (a) Change

A free sampler circle introducing an upcoming co-ed writing workshop. In the three-session workshop to follow, we will celebrate the wisdom poetry has to offer those wishing to live and lead more consciously.

Pre-registration for sampler circle  requested by Monday, March 7th by emailing

Please arrive by 6:15 to settle in, turn off phones, center yourself. We will start promptly at 6:30pm. There will be time at the close for questions, refreshments and to register for the upcoming series.


Happening at the SEABA Center

From our SEABA Sweethearts event…

Members of Queen City Tango offering a passionate demonstration at our SEABA Sweethearts event, on February 9th.

…and later in the week, a little night music

Members of Burlington Ensemble rehearsing for an upcoming concert.

For information about this remarkable chamber music organization, The Burlington Ensemble, click here:


Please read this review by Anahi Costa of Artseen VT, about our the Light, Line and Shadow exhibition by Ashley Roark:

Line Continuum, 2001, by Ashley Roark

Pins by Ashley Roark