Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's Time to Pass the Torch

Perhaps you’ve noticed that it’s been awhile since we’ve updated
Vermont Art Zine.

That’s because it's time for Janet Van Fleet and Marc Awodey - founders of Vermont Art Zine - to move on to other projects and devote less time to Vermont Art Zine. It's been great to work with all the artists and venues we've promoted over the last three years. We've also been fortunate enough to work with some Vermont artists and writers to create the original content we've posted.

We've always been an all-volunteer organization, perhaps suggesting by example that a lot can be done for the art community by just having a good idea and running with it – regardless of its practicality! We’ve been getting from 300 to 500 hits per day (not counting our log-ons to the site), so there’s a real audience for information about the visual arts in the state.

So does this mean Vermont Art Zine is dead? Well... maybe not. We'd rather pass the torch, and have been hearing from some people that there may be energy and interest to keep it going, or even tweak the idea and move forward. If you are interested in being part of that conversation (which may bring people together for a face-to-face meeting toward the end of the month), get in touch with Janet at or Marc at . We think this is a great opportunity for any collective, group, or band of friends to have an impact on the Vermont visual art scene, and will keep you updated here about developments.