The Vermont Contemporary Art Annual is a publication of work by artists living and working in Vermont. In these pages, you will find images of artwork, artist statements and biographical information. In 2008, the first year of this publication, the annual showcases artists who were juried into the 22nd annual Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art and as such, this book also serves as the catalog for the festival.
Sally Linder’s subjects are inspired by Earth’s beauty and the social and political issues that confront humankind. Her journey has taken her from the canyons of Arizona to the jungles of Borneo to the United Nations. This book is more than a collection of paintings, it is a document of an artist’s ability to listen and respond to the world around them with impact, power, and remarkable sensitivity.
Lois Eby’s artwork is the result of a forty-year exploration of painting. The connection between painting and music, specifically the improvisation of American Jazz, is at the heart of Eby’s work. Her colours are often primary. Her compositions are rich with rhythms. Brushwork is informed by Zen ink paintings and Asian calligraphy. The result is a beautiful harmonic where paint plays against white space, gesture dances across the canvas, and music is made visual.
Frog Hollow: The First 40 Years of the Nation’s First State Craft Center surveys the history of this pioneering organization and examines how a group of people came together to build and nurture Frog Hollow over the last 40 years. It documents the impact of the creative economy on Vermont and its small, rural communities.