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.
I am currently serving in the US Air Force reserves, and I work at the post office. Woodworking has always been interesting to me and something I have wanted to learn. this summer I started some small projects as a hobby and hope to get better at it.
Tess has attended the craft school since she was about seven years old and has taken just about every class offered to kids. She has also spent multiple weeks in summer camps. She thinks of the craft school as a home away from home.
I am a recent Shelburne transplant and a former student of painting at the MFA in Boston and the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ. It's been a long while though. Looking forward to getting my painting legs back.
BS in fine art minor in biology Skidmore college concentrating in ceramics. Have worked in sculpture, mould making, woodworking, photography, watercolor and oil painting. Currently focusing on oil painting at the Shelburne Craft school, after a 35 year hiatus, for the past 5 years.