The 2016 Festival of Fine Arts


Art’s Alive, in conjunction with Seaba Burlington, and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 2016 Art’s Alive Fine Arts Festival, FOFA, at 1 Main Street Main Street Landings Union Station for the month of June 2016.

Each year Art’s Alive dedicates the month of June to the Fine Arts. For almost three decades the Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art has celebrated the visual art of Vermont residents with a Juried Exhibition hosted by Main Street Landing and is installed at the Art’s Alive Gallery in Historic Union Station at the foot of Main Street in Downtown Burlington. The Juried Exhibition is judged by two independent professionals in the field of visual arts who are not affiliated with Art’s Alive and three cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. An additional cash prize is presented to an Artist for winning the Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award. This prize is judged and awarded by Art’s Alive & the SEABA Board of Directors.

FOFA 2016 Competition Results


Robert W, Fitzgerald, Yet Another Flood, Acrylic on Masonite

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Carolyn Enz hack, Brainstorm, Graphite, Acrylic, Wire and Paper





Emilie Lee, Fortitude, Oil on Linen

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Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award FOFA 2016

Nancy Tomczak, Goldfinch Sunflower, Watercolor, Ink, Colored Pencil Collage


Artist Choice Award FOFA 2016

Katie Runde, Suzanne, Oil on Linen

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For this year’s Judges, Art’s Alive, in conjunction with South End Arts and Business Association, would like to welcome Alex Dostie, of Dostie Bros Frame Shop and Kristen M. Watson, Artist.

AlexAlex is a professional custom picture framer, visual and performance artist, snow sculptor and studio boss. He is the co-owner of Dostie Brothers Frame Shop and manages the BOX Art Studio in Burlington’s South End Arts District. Dostie is a member of Team Vermont Snowsculpting and has won the Vermont State Championships twice and the U.S. National Championships in Lake Geneva, Wi in 2012. Public and performance art are an important part of Dostie’s repertoire. The Airport Cow is a permanent installation at the Burlington International Airport. In 2015 he appeared as Dr. X in the XYZ Sound and Visualization Lab Installation at the Magnaball, three day Phish Festival in Watkin’s Glenn, NY. Dostie performs with the Green Candle Theatre Company in Burlington and is a principle officer serving on its board of directors.

KWAs a teaching artist, Kristen splits her time between her home studio and the classroom. She teaches at Burlington City Arts and Davis Studio, and is also a teaching artist for the Vermont Arts Council, and a VAC grant recipient. Kristen’s work focuses on mixed media painting, artist books, printmaking, and small scale assemblage. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in both group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private collections. She has completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, and the Rensing Center, Pickens, South Carolina.

 Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing’s Union Station

1 Main St. Burlington VT


June 29th 9-5pm in the

Art’s Alive Gallery at Main Street Landing’s Union Station


Art’s Alive is Host Sponsored by Main Street Landing!