Vermont Arts Council

I am a Vermont Artist

A collage of artists from the I am a Vermont Artist series

The I am a Vermont Artist series explores how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. Covering all artistic disciplines, and a range of backgrounds—from New Americans to the state’s first residents—we hope to amplify voices that deepen our understanding of what it means to be a Vermont artist.

Read the series archive on our blog, or see our artist index below.

Do you know of an artist who should be featured in this series? Fill out this suggestion form to let us know. Featured artists usually have a demonstrable body of work and at least one media mention. While we cannot guarantee that we will reach out to every submitted contact, we are grateful for any opportunity to connect with creative Vermonters.

Artist Index

Artists are listed by the Creative Zone in which they live. Learn more about Vermont’s six Creative Zones.

Chittenden County

A2VT | Performing Arts, Music

Larry Bissonette | Visual Arts, Painting

Rajnii Eddins | Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Spoken Word

Tina Escaja | Media Arts, Literary Arts

Julio Desmont | Visual Arts, Painting

KeruBo | Performing Arts, Music

Toby MacNutt | Performing Arts, Dance, Literary Arts

Mikahely | Performing Arts, Music

Misoo | Visual Arts, Painting

Muslim Girls Making Change | Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Spoken Word

Desmond Peeples | Literary Arts, Music

Hom Pradhan | Visual Arts, Painting

Alexa Rivera | Crafts, Weaving

Migmar Tsering | Performing Arts, Music, Dance

Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees | Multidisciplinary, Visual Arts, Performing Arts

Four-County (Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington Counties)

LN Bethea | Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Spoken Word

Bryan Blanchette | Performing Arts, Music

Riki Moss | Visual Arts, Literary Arts

Jericho Parms | Literary Arts

Isadora Snapp | Performing Arts, Dance

Northeast Kingdom (Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties)

Toussaint St. Negritude | Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Music

Shani Stoddard | Performing Arts, Drag

Sachiko Yoshida | Visual Arts, Painting

Cornerstone Creative Community (Orange and Windsor Counties)

Jarvis Green | Performing Arts, Theater

Amy Hook-Therrien | Visual Arts, Painting

Southern Vermont (Bennington and Windham Counties)

Amber Arnold | Crafts, Healing Arts

Samirah Evans | Performing Arts, Music

Bill Forchion | Media Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts

Shanta Lee Gander | Literary Arts, Photography

John Hughes | Performing Arts, Music

Lina Longtoe | Media Arts, Film

Dona Ann McAdams | Visual Arts, Photography

Deidra Razzaque | Literary Arts, Visual Arts

Leaf Silver | Visual Arts, Crafts

Cai Xi | Multidisciplinary, Visual Arts, Performing Arts


Francois Scarborough Clemmons | Performing Arts, Theater, Music

Will Kasso Condry | Visual Arts, Graffiti

Veronica Stevens | Visual Arts, Performing Arts

I AM… 2021: A Virtual Exhibit | (Archived April 30, 2021)

The Spotlight Gallery kicked off its new all-virtual season with I AM… 2021, a virtual exhibit of nineteen artists from the I Am a Vermont Artist series. The virtual exhibit was viewable in the Council’s online gallery from Feb. 18 through April 30, and is now viewable in the gallery’s archive of past exhibits.

View the archived exhibit.

admin-place February 20, 2019