Executive Director, Shelburne Craft School.
As a Shelburne resident and lifelong learner, designer and crafter I can’t imagine a more perfect setting to connect people with a creative life. I am a passionate believer in the power of working with our hands, fostering exploration, and a community-focused teaching philosophy. I am thrilled to combine my experience in educational nonprofit leadership with my love and dedication to this community.
Human beings are not placed; they bring place into being.
Wylie Garcia is originally from Houston, Texas, but found her way home to Vermont in 2003.
She received her BA from The University of Chicago in Photography in 2002 and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008.
She is an award winning artist, known for her textile installations and paintings. Her professional background reflects her interest in connecting historic preservation, craft, and art education.
Before becoming the Program Director at the Shelburne Craft School, Garcia was an art conservation technician, a visual art coordinator and afterschool instructor, a slow fashion designer, and gallery owner/director.
She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, a St. Botolph Foundation Artist Fellowship, The Barbara Smail Award, and two Vermont Art Council Creation Grants.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and offbeat art centers.