Firehouse Gallery / Artist-in-Residence Program

Due to necessary renovations the artist-in-residence program is currently postponed until further notice.

The FCVA Artist-in-Residence program was created last year to invigorate the dialogue between artists and the viewing public. For approximately three months, an artist is invited to use the newly renovated 4th floor artist's studio. Through a series of events including an Open House, weekly Open Studio and a hands-on weekend workshop, guests are encouraged to interact with the artist and learn about the process of art-making. The residency program is open to artists and collaborative teams at any stage in their career and working in all media. The ideal applicant should be a New England-based artist with a history of formally or conceptually rigorous work, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for interacting with the public.

 
Clark Russell
Clark Russell, a Burlington artist, in residence April – June, 2005, applied oil-based paints in a variety of experimental fashions to metal panels, glass, wood, old topological maps, and other assorted paper. From some of these foundational paintings, the artist pulled monoprints, thereby add layering and texture to the original surface. The experimental abstract paintings and prints created during the residency compliment his more well-known, rigid metal wall sculptures.
Tove Ohlander
Out of the Blue, glass, 2004, 8.6" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Tove Ohlander
Tove Ohlander, a glass artist from Sweden, in residence January – March, 2005, expanded her work through the introduction of images of people, engraved through various color surfaces in the glass before the piece is blown. In the fourth floor studio, she sketched, engraved, and prepared the glass parts and then blew the pieces into their final form at the Church & Maple Glass Studio.
Randy Gaetano
Joe's Garden, 2005, oil on canvas, 5' 2" x 6' 2", wenge frame by artist
Randy Gaetano
Randy Gaetano, a Burlington native, completed a large-scale, commissioned painting during his residency, November, 2004 – January, 2005. Gaetano's work explores the way human kind controls and reshapes nature. He was also featured in "Trickle Down" as both artist and curator.
Leslie Fry
Desire of the Rascal (detail), 2004, ink on cast paper, epoxy, aluminum, 17" x 2"6 x 4"
Leslie Fry
Leslie Fry, a Vermont-based sculptor, created a new series of cast paper, relief sculptures during her residency from June – October, 2004. This body of work served as the basis for her solo exhibition “Cast-offs: Girls, Riddles, Fate.” Her art melds images from the natural and human worlds, allowing reality and fantasy to coincide in singular, resonant forms.