Carolyn Brown has a background in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Having graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New York City she has had a full 30 year career as an Art Director and Graphic Designer in both New York and Vermont. She taught Graphic Design at Champlain College and the University of Vermont. She also taught Drawing at the Community College of Vermont. She now runs workshops at different art schools around the country. Her most prolific work is a technique known as “collage painting” where she creates mixed media paintings through the use of mixing mediums such as paper, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. She comes to the Shelburne Craft School to share her passion for art and help others wanting to experiment using her selected technique and expressing their own artistic passion.
See my website at CarolynBrownDesign.com
Craig received a bachelor’s degree as a studio art painting major from Middlebury College and pursued additional coursework and study at Dartmouth College, The New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Vermont Studio Center. Approximately twenty years ago, Craig incorporated underpainting and glazing into his creative process. Also, during his more than forty years as a professional photographer he has taught hundreds of photographers the art of portrait photography. He has been heavily influenced by the works of Edward Hopper and Robert Bechtle. Craig lives in Monkton with his wife, Mary. He is represented by The Northlight Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. craig-morris.pixels.com
FRANCES CANNON is a writer and artist of hybrid mediums, and is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir, The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank, through Gold Wake Press. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop in nonfiction writing, and a BFA from the University of Vermont. She has a book of poems and illustrations, Tropicalia, through Vagabond Press, and a book of poems and prints, Uranian Fruit, through Honeybee Press. She has a book of graphic literary criticism forthcoming with MIT Press. She has also contributed to Vice, McSweeney's Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, and The Iowa Review. You can find more of her work at frankyfrancescannon.com
I'm a native Vermonter, now living in Chittenden County. I graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor's Degree in Painting/Fine Arts, in 2003. In my formal artistic education, I focused primarily on classical painting, life drawing and art history. However, after a decade-long hiatus from painting, I've gravitated more toward landscape painting; finding interest in the methods of the American Tonalist painters, such as George Inness, and James McNeil Whistler.
Jen berger works as an interdisciplinary, community and socially engaged artist and educator. Using street, stage and guerilla theater, visual arts, painting, printmaking, puppetry, video for education and dialogue she seeks to raise awareness and intervene in social issues that affect us all.
Jen is also works as a teaching artist, working with students in, and out, of the public schools, who are in early childhood through adult aged students.
Joel Popadics is one of the nation’s top watercolorists. He is an advocate of watercolor and has dedicated his career to the advancement and appreciation of the medium. He is Vice-President of the prestigious American Watercolor Society (AWS) in New York City and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society.
Joel has been teaching aspiring artists, young and old, to reach their artistic potential through his watercolor classes and workshops across the country. His peaceful landscapes beautify homes, corporations and public spaces throughout the United States.
He has been featured many times in AMERICAN ARTIST, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, WATERCOLOR ARTIST, and WATERCOLOR MAGIC MAGAZINES. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is represented in some of the finest galleries in the Northeast. He resides in Wayne, NJ with his wife Patricia and their two sons.
Josie works in mediums ranging from drawing and painting to sculpting and creative writing. With roots in NYC, Josie has lived on and off in Vermont for twelve years, graduating from UVM in 2015. She has taught arts and crafts in after-schools and summer camps, and is often tickled by the perspectives that kids bring to the table. She is delighted to be joining the Shelburne Craft School as a mixed media teacher in Garden Inspiration and Chef's Table Inspiration this summer.
Misoo uses “vulnerability” as a theme revealed through her emotional self-portraits, narrative fantasy, and abstract images. Exploiting her paints ability to be both fluid and to congeal in her technique, her large paintings explore feelings of fear in reaction to abuse, abandonment and neglect. In-between her painted layers and intricate mark making, Misoo weaves her stories of innocence lost together using threads from of her childhood nightmares, news headlines that scream tales of abuse and rape, her fear for her vulnerable young daughter, and the desire to escape into fairytale and fantasy.
Misoo graduated with her Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration on painting from Florida Atlantic University in the spring of 2014. Misoo has exhibited in shows at Scope, The Art Place Wynwood in Miami, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth, Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Gallery at Art House Delray, Las Laguna Gallery in California, Fresh Paint 7 in Tel Aviv, Israel, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Texas, solo exhibitions at Durham Arts Council in North Carolina, Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompono Beach, and Living Learning Center Gallery of University of Vermont. In 2018, she will be in the upcoming solo exhibition at Palm Beach State College in Florida and Champlain College in Vermont. Her work has been reviewed in Boca Raton Magazine, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, The Chronicle: The Independent Daily at Duke University, Seven Days, and INDA 11.
Misoo currently lives and works in South Burlington, Vermont and can be reached at email@example.com
Neil on his work:
The work I most admire is blatantly in love with nature. When I see Egon Schiele drawings I think, what else is there to do but draw people (or houses, chairs) with such devastating passion and intelligence?
When I get tired of working in the sky-trees-fields landscape style I think of Charles Burchfield. His openness and ecstasy before nature is humbling. Obviously all I can do is pursue my own awe. Wyeth said one’s work goes as deep and as far as one’s love. I believe that.
Sage Tucker-Ketcham’s career spans over two decades with a background in studio art, education and arts administration. Originally influenced by abstract expressionism, her early works are about self-expression and physically working out ideas on large canvases. Her current work focuses more on context and about controlled expression in creating complex intimate moments. She is currently working on a new series of paintings that aim to activate a sense of environmental presence, using similar subjects and themes but in a larger format.
Tucker-Ketcham is a 14th generation Vermonter. Sage grew up in Vermont, Toronto, London, and the Washington DC area. Her adult life has been spent in Northern Vermont, Cape Cod and Maine. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is in several private collections. Sage is represented by, Woodstock Gallery, Edgewater Gallery and Portland Art Gallery. Her painting studio is in South Burlington, Vermont.
Stephanie Bush is a Montreal native with an extensive exhibition record both nationally and internationally. She earned her MFA from the University of Waterloo, ON, with a minor in Women’s Studies. Currently, Bush resides in Vermont and divides her time between her professional art practice, teaching art and raising her young family. Bush is represented by West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe, VT, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Park in Concord, NH and Dedee Shattuck in Westport, MA.