“Home Grown, Pasture Raised”: art from the farm.

This Fall the Brandon Artists Guild is pleased to present Home Grown, Pasture Raised, a two-person show of work by member-artists Catherine Palmer and Stacey Stanhope Dundon. Both artists possess a unique sensitivity to the familiar creatures of the Vermont farm and garden, visible in their work.

Art: Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer creates a world of soft realism in her richly layered colored pencil drawings. Much of her work has autobiographical roots, depicting her own farm animals or those of family and friends. Catherine is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, established in 1989 to further the advancement of colored pencil technique and exhibition. For over thirty years she has farmed with draft horses on her 55-acre farm in New Haven, VT.

Stacey Stanhope Dundon is known for her unique illustrated ceramics. The key is a wax resist process: first, wax is painted on the surface of the pottery, which will then resist a drawing in colored slip or liquid clay. During the firing process salt is added which becomes a liquid and then a gas as the kiln reaches 2200 degrees. The reaction of salt with clay brings out the image drawn on each piece. Stacey earned a Master in Fine Arts from Wichita State University and has been making pots for over 30 years.

Home Grown, Pasture Raised is at the Guild gallery from September 3 to November 7, 2021. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10AM – 5PM, Sunday from 10AM – 4PM at 7 Center Street in Brandon.