Rustic Roots rotates a display of various art from some amazing local people!
Currently on Display
SAM MACY | NATURAL COLOR
Experience beloved scenes of our state as you’ve never seen them before: elegantly assembled in hand-cut native and exotic wood forms. The artist is Sam Macy, a graduate of The University of Vermont where he studied mathematics, art and architecture. His love of the outdoors and the intrinsic beauty of each species of tree inspired his vision to create not only iconic landmarks and landscapes such as Camels Hump and the Jericho Mill, but commissioned pieces as well, many depicting wedding venues or replications from loved photos and memories. Using natural, untouched and unstained wood, Sam builds custom frames and fills them with the unique beauty of the Champlain Valley and beyond. Sam, 27, has been honing this art form for about a year, and the timeless beauty of his pieces has earned him many followers in that short time. Sam lives in Saint Albans Vermont with his fiancé, Ali, and their one-year-old German Short Haired Pointer, Lincoln.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 10th, 6pm to 8pm
Through November 24th 2019
Christopher Vaughn | Pottery
We showcase beautiful functional stoneware including mugs, bowls & cruets. Each piece of Christopher Vaughn Pottery begins as an individual ball of clay which is hand thrown. These pieces are food safe, dishwasher safe and microwave safe. Take home a piece of Vermont!
Anne-Marie Littenberg | Photography
Anne-Marie Littenberg is a Burlington based artist whose venture into photography began as an part of her work as a fiber artist. In the process of evaluating her hooked rugs, she became intrigued by the way the camera helps the viewer see extreme beauty in the mundane. Her vibrant vegetable photographs make the "Rustic Restroom" an unexpected treat to visit!
Previously on Display
Andrew Stearns is a Printmaker and Musician. His work reflects a curiosity of found photos, color and texture through the screen print and paper making mediums.
June - August 2019
Jane Ann Kantor
Jane Ann's mixed media works explore the constant tension between life and death.
August - November 2018
The Badass Babes Illustration Show
Eleven young female illustrators contributed to this eclectic and varied approach to illustration. Artists include Julianna Brazill, Gianna Cavallaro, Cara Lai Fitzgibbon, Megan McAvoy, Christie McCown, Amila Nuhodzic, Marley Olson, Zaza Quatt, Kristin Richland, Liz Swindell, and Christine Wichert.
April - May 2018
The art Phil's been creating over the past twelve years is what he refers to as "self-generative" as wood scraps left on the floor, band saw table or cutting board from previously complete works offer themselves up to be re-imagined and constructed in new work.
October 2017 - January 2018
Geebo has been a Shelburne resident since 1975 and taught History and Drawing courses at Champlain College until his retiring in 2016. Now he continues his work at his home studio, investigating his own understanding of drawing and painting.
Ginny is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and teaches watercolor classes to beginners and advanced students through programs in Colchester and Hinesburg, as well as in her home studio at historic Fort Ethan Allen.
Spring 2015 & Spring 2017
Solo show of paintings and photography. Rich, familiar shapes emerge and fade- like stones or cells; moments are captured in bright color and in quiet stillness. All of the artist’s current work is a celebration of the human experience of living.
December 2016/January 2017
Vermont Artist John Brickels has been creating stoneware clay sculptures for over 35 years. His ceramic art ranges from architecturally themed sculptures to machines, life size robots and vintage pedal car bodies retrofitted with ceramic mechanicals. Mr. Brickels now lives in Lowell, Massachusettes with his artist wife, Wendy James.
Abstract Photography Group Show
This group show, was an eclectic display of photographs from seven Chittenden County artists and their broad range of styles. Contributing artists: Ann Barlow, John Berkey, Meg Berlin, Philip Galiga, Justin Gonyea, Boston Neary, and Natalie Stultz.
Since 2009, Deluxe Unlimited has made premium paper collages at affordable prices for the on-the-go consumer. We also deliver original collages right into the mailboxes of anonymous strangers, as part of our famous Brand Building mail-art initiative. In observance of the total privatization of American culture, Deluxe Unlimited promises to be slick, corporate, and disembodied.
June/July 2016 & 2017
Sage came to abstraction by experimenting with house paint, pen and ink, oil and acrylic paint. Her interest is in the process, chemistry and the repetition of the craft. With each medium she explores what the pigment can do, and how each material has a specific roll in creating abstraction.
"Every painting teaches me not to attach to perspective. What looks like a sunset may become a sunrise when viewed from another angle."
Employee Art Show!
This show was an mix of original artwork by our staff: Eli Barlow, Gianna Cavallaro, Ashley Campbell, Steve Crawford, Amila Nuhodzic, Liz Swindell, and Ethan Tischler.
A native Vermonter and Shelburne resident, finding solace in the natural landscape.
December 2015/January 2016
Free form architectural sculptures created using weathered wood from early American structures including Vermont barns and sugarhouses. No stain or paint is used, only the natural beauty and texture of the wood.
Fall 2014 & 2015
Richmond, Vermont acrylic painter
Oil paintings with incredible texture from in and around Shelburne Farms.
Amalia Elena Veralli
Award-winning photographer from Warren, Vermont.
Charlotte-based artist creating surreal & large mixed-media photography.
Summer 2016, Summer & Winter 2014
South Burlington-based abstract mixed media artist who employs textural form and reflective surfaces to create rigorous contrast.