Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Shelburne Art Center is excited to announce that Burlington artist and educator Sage Tucker-Ketcham has assumed the role of Executive Director.

Sage Tucker-Ketcham is a tenth generation Vermonter with a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has exhibited work at venues including The Amy Tarrant Gallery, The Firehouse Gallery, The Shelburne Museum, ICA Portland of Maine, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown Art Association Museum and Berkshire Community College of Massachusetts. These exhibits and others have been reviewed in a variety of publications, including Art in New England, Seven Days, Art Scope, The Burlington Free Press and other community newspapers.

As a business owner and educator, Tucker-Ketcham was the co-founder of One Arts and Business, a not-for-profit dedicated to fostering arts and business in the North End of Burlington. She has worked as an educator and administrator for the YMCA, Head Start, Burlington City Arts, the Burlington School System, Cape Elizabeth Community Services, and Burlington College. Throughout her career, Sage has taught hundreds of children and adults, and has curated several art shows.

Now stepping up as the new Executive Director for the Shelburne Art Center, her goal is to develop and implement a smart growth plan for Shelburne’s historic arts and craft school. Ultimately, her aim is to see the Art Center function as a sustainable, efficient institution that is both forward-thinking and progressive, yet keeps to the core values on which it was founded over seventy years ago. With that mission in mind, the non-profit will work towards modernizing its facilities and administration to both save money and stream-line the day-to-day operations. At the same time, The Shelburne Art Center will invest more time and energy in its classrooms, studio spaces, and curriculum, allowing the arts community and partnerships with local schools—elementary through college-level—to thrive and grow.