Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Frog Hollow has selected Casey’s Work!

Casey Blanchard’s in!  She’ll now have a year-round presence at the Frog Hollow Gallery on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Casey appreciates all who played a part in the final decision. Currently you will find framed works of Casey’s Stane Hadden series, Pies World and Fall Day. Casey has also made available a variety of originals, unframed that fit any 8x10 frame - these make thoughtful gifts for the holiday, all Vermont-made and local! Also available are Casey’s card sets of her botanical works and coffee-themed prints, ideal for stocking stuffers, swap gifts or even hostess gifts. Casey is pleased to be a part of the downtown artist community of Frog Hollow.  If you like what you see at Frog Hollow, and want to see more, come by the studio (call ahead!) for the full Casey Blanchard experience. http://froghollow.org

Stane Hadden 6

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Casey Blanchard in 2015 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Fall Art Exhibit

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has opened its 2015 Fall Art Exhibit with Shelburne, VT artist, Casey Blanchard, among the six artists selected for the show. The DHMC Fall Exhibit, running now through December, is displaying Blanchard’s work in its Level 5 Rotunda. Blanchard’s images lend themselves well to the affirming effects art has on healing, many of her prints are currently in hospital private collections. Blanchard has eleven monoprints on display illustrating the diversity of her work and artful use of organic elements often found in her prints. Among her works are two digital images of her “Looped” series, printed on 32” aluminum panels. This is a new medium Blanchard has been working with for its affect with her art, and for its protective and frameless benefits. Blanchard’s work in its original size is luminescent and contemplative, a larger scale takes those elements to an even greater dimension. DHMC is located at One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH. For more information on Blanchard, visit her website at www.caseyblanchard.com or visit her studio at Brickwork Art Studios, 266 South Champlain, Burlington, VT (call ahead!).
Event link:  http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/arts/rotating_exhibitions.html

DHMC Exhibit 2 west to east, October 2015. Photo by Julia Luckett Photography.

DHMC Exhibit "Looped" opposite balcony with skylights. Photo by Julia Luckett Photography.

Champlain College Exhibit Aug 24 to 28, 2015

Casey Blanchard in Premiere Exhibit for the opening of Champlain College's New Center:  the Center of Communication & Creative Media.

Champlain College celebrates the opening of its new Center of Communication & Creative Media with a premiere exhibit.  Casey Blanchard's Stane Hadden 4 and Stane Hadden 6 have been selected for exhibition.  Other artists included are Cheryl Appe, Thomas V. S. Cullins , Derrick H. Davis, Valerie B. Hird, Donald J. Laackman, Todd R. Lockwood, Michael M. Metz, Holly Miller, Jules A. Polk, William G. Post, Jr., Elizabeth Rich, Lili Ruane, Robert A. Skiff, Sr., and Peter Stern.  The exhibit runs for one week only - Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28th, between 10 AM - 5 PM.  The College's new Center is located at 375 Maple Street and the gallery is located on the second floor.

Visit the exhibit and see the center "career-focused" approach to education and the latest innovations for creative media majors in the fields of game art & animation, filmmaking, graphic design & digital media and more.

Stane Hadden 4

Stane Hadden 6

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Casey Blanchard at Frog Hollow for the month of October

Frog Hollow has given Casey an opportunity to show her art in their Burlington Church Street gallery.  She will have six of her framed works on display for purchase, along with her note cards, and a sweet collection of original unframed pieces that fit in a standard 8x10 frame.  She offers a variety of choices that make for great gifts for any occasion from holiday to wedding.  Being in the company of so many great artists at Frog Hollow is an honor.  It is Casey's hope that the community agrees that her artwork is a good fit for Frog Hollow which would allow her an extended stay at the gallery.  Come by Frog Hollow and show your support for Casey!


Summer Nights 30

Friday, September 4, 2015

South End Art Hop 2015

Please join me for the South End Art Hop 2015 at Brickworks Art Studios. Come visit the studio to see my original art in sizes large and small, from monoprints to mixed media, to aluminum panels and note cards. And see special Studio guest, Rik Rolla with his wheel thrown pottery using obvara
and other alternative firing methods. I hope to see you there!
~ Casey

Casey Blanchard Studio
South End Art Hop Site #46A at Brickwork Art Studios

Rik Rolla Pottery

Rik Rolla Pottery

Cash, or check, or charge, and carry

Art Hop Studio Special:
$100 off framed art!

September 11-13, 2015

My hours:   Friday:  4 PM – 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: By appointment
New works, old works & specials
Cash , check, or charge and carry!

You’ll find me in Brickwork Art Studios, here's how to find the studio:

On Foot:  From Maple Street:
266 South Champlain - Turn south on South Champlain, head for brick building at the end on the left.  Enter through the peach door.  Come on up the stairs.  We're on the 2nd floor!

From Pine Street:
Opposite the street from Conant, back behind N.E. Floor & Tapna Yoga; follow drive to the right & straight back to the tall brick building at the end of the parking lot.  Enter the lobby, walk straight back, turn right and go through the lounge & follow the sign up to our 2nd floor studio!

By Car:  Parking & Transportation:
For free parking for the first two hours, start your hop at the Burlington Town Center parking garage and head down Pine Street.  Or, you are encouraged to park at Burton, the Innovation Center, or Downtown depending on where you start hopping.   SEABA will have valet bike parking, CCTA & My Daddys Caddy shuttles picking up and dropping off around Pine Street.

Information: Art Hop Program Guides are now available around Chittenden County and at Art Hop Headquarters at 404 Pine Street. There are info booths at this location, and also the Soda Plant. Please follow the Art Hop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates, great photos, and more info!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Art Installation at the University of Vermont Medical Center's New Garden Atrium

This is a sneak preview of my newest art installation, a Burlington City Arts collaboration, at the University of Vermont Medical Center's new Garden Atrium. This new atrium project is located on the 3rd floor of the East Pavilion of the hospital.

The original size of my monoprint collage of Dragonfly is 16  1/2" x 11". Now,  through the magic of digital enlargement and then printed on separate aluminum panels, the ensemble covers the span of  8' x 6'!

The installation is currently protected from construction debris while the rest of the atrium project is completed. Stay tuned for the unveiling!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dragon Boats & Waterfront Art!

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival continues to be one of Burlington's favorite summer Festivals. Part of this exciting event is the showcase of many of Vermont's finest artists. I have a watercolor featured in the "On the Waterfront" art exhibit now on display through August 29 at Main Street Landing's Union Station. Portions of the art sales join all funds going to support the programs of Dragonheart Vermont and Survivorship NOW, cancer wellness programs. If you find yourself down by the water, wander through the Union Station and take in the spectacular exhibit. And visit often, especially to cheer on the paddlers readying for the event and on race day!

Here's a link to the exhibit:  http://www.artsalivevt.org/

~ Casey Blanchard

"In the Islands", watercolor by Casey Blanchard

Casey's watercolor amongst other artwork at the "On the Waterfront" art exhibit at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Digital Reproduction on Aluminum Panels

Benefits of aluminum panels: 
·      Each panel is rigid and flat and unaffected by wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity, ideal for both interior and exterior settings.
·      Panels are available in any size. If over 47” x 95”, panels can be tiled.
·      Each panel is treated with a protective overlay to prevent damage from moisture, UV, scratches and strong cleaning agents keeping its maintenance minimal to none.  Colors and general appearance shall be unaffected for 7 years.
·      Panels have a Class A flame spread fire rating.


casey@caseyblanchard.com             www.caseyblanchard.com              Cell: 802.238.7767

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Key West Bound" Series on View at Yoga Roots

I am pleased to announce that my "Key West Bound" series of prints is on view at Yoga Roots in Shelburne, VT through June. This colorful and ethereal monoprint series is inspired by the fragile yet thriving ecosystem of the Florida Keys.

When: Through June 30
Where: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Road, Suite 140, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: 802-238-7767

Check out the SevenDays listing!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Casey's new business cards!

Over a winter's hot toddy with a friend our conversation veered toward business cards. “Wait a minute… you need to see this…” She handed me a unique square-shaped business card for Birdwalk Press with the impressions of bird tracks in its logo. I loved it! Her son, Ian Johnson and wife Mina, it turns out operate a custom letterpress and design business in Bozeman, Montana. I reached out to Ian right away and the true fun began. At first, I thought of a letterpress front-side and my art printed on the back. Then I thought “why not use my actual artwork for the cards?” From my stacks of work at different stages, I pulled well over two hundred of my prints for Ian to use. Here are the photos of the process and the end result of our work together. It’s been great fun to work with Ian and to see how he does his craft. Every business card is a Casey Blanchard original! All photos courtesy of Birdwalk Press Custom Letterpress +Design

Close-up of the letterpress in action
Used foil
Full shot of letterpress
Magnesium die for foil (press is heated to 240 degF)
Photopolymer plate washing
Artwork cut to size

Monday, March 30, 2015

WSJ article - More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art: Hospitals Are Giving Artwork a Higher Priority

Casey would like to share an article, published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the Wall Street Journal about hospitals and art: "More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art: Hospitals are Giving Artwork a Higher Priority" by Laura Landro.

To view the article on the WSJ's website, click here.

Monoprint at Fletcher Allen Health Care, South Burlington, VT. South Burlington Staff Offices.

Casey holds membership with two of the reporting organizations cited: the Arts & Health Alliance, as well as the Center for Healthy Design.

This is a rather timely article, as Casey's popularity is growing in the healthcare industry for just this reason, her natural elements and layering of color find themselves organically on trend, according to the research noted: patients are positively affected by nature themes…that convey a sense of security and safety. Casey describes her art as offering contemplation, serenity, color and nature coming together in a visual rest stop.

The article points out "Hospitals aren't shying away from art whose content is open to interpretation or might make patients reflect." Casey's artwork is found to be both appealing and commanding. As Casey puts it, she intends her compositions "to encourage reflection, introspection and exploration. They allow the viewer a space to engage. It's just the viewer and the art in an intimate field of private contemplation."

She has private collections in two major medical facilities, held at both Fletcher Allen Health Care and at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Casey Blanchard's art can positively affect an atmosphere in an inviting, colorful and powerful way, whether it is in a medical facility, a hotel, or even a home.

Distinctive Art Source article - "Five Steps to an Integrated Visual Experience"

Casey would like to share an article from Distinctive Art Source's White Paper ("Five Steps to an Integrated Visual Experience", Feb. 25, 2015), that speaks to early involvement of an artist in projects.

"The atmosphere of any public or healing space is of the utmost importance in the finished healthcare project to improve the viewer/patient experience.  All-too-often the artwork that plays an integral part in the space is considered late in the process, sometimes even last.

The creation of that space, starts with a strategy and design which works best when all the team players are involved at the onset.  Here is a well written white paper from Distinctive Art Source, a health care art consultancy I admire, and that has my art in their data base of artwork.  My artwork has been included in many hospitality and healthcare environments.  I welcome the opportunity to work in your design process.  It’s an extra effort but it works, saves time and money, and it’s fun."

~ Casey Blanchard

For the online version, please visit the following link:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Featured Artist in Seven Days article "Local Art Enlivens Hilton Garden Inn"

I am excited to be featured in Seven Days' March 18th publication as one of the artists in a piece ("Local Art Enlivens Hilton Garden Inn") that spotlighted the the artwork in the new hotel, Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, VT. 

The Hilton Garden Inn, newly opened in Burlington, is a work of art, made so because it features the artwork of many local artists.  I have nearly five hundred pieces throughout the hotel in guest rooms and the lounge areas.  The Hilton Garden Inn has assured every visitor a very Vermont experience.  Here is Seven Days recent piece about the new hotel, where I have been featured.  If you find yourself downtown, stop in the Hilton Garden Inn and see what we all have done.

~ Casey Blanchard

To view the Seven Days article online, please visit: http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/local-art-enlivens-hilton-garden-inn-burlington/Content?oid=2539786