Market Artists

2019 Market Artists

Amy Anselmo | The design for the Bennington Farmers Market logo,  Music, Food & Flowers, was carved by Amy Anselmo from North Bennington, Vermont. When she’s not carving designs, working on an upcoming children’s book or making jewelry—Amy enjoys very hoppy IPAs, meeting new people, eating great local food, traveling, and sharing all that is great about Bennington. More about her and her work can be seen on amyanselmo.com or on Instagram at @amya.vt. 

Susan Beal  | Susan Beal designed the market’s pint glasses for the past three years. She comes from a long line of artists and has loved to draw since she was a little girl, when one of her favorite books was “Ferdinand the Bull.” She loved the story, but especially loved the intricate, detailed line drawings of trees, grass, and, of course, young bulls .She also loved Maurice Sendak’s ink drawings for the Little Bear books.Later on she discovered the gorgeous wood engravings of Albrecht Durer and was enchanted. To this day she can think of few things that are as satisfying as slowing down and settling in to observe and draw, in fine pen and ink, the intimate details of a plant or animal. She also created two of the past market posters.

Jon Davis | Jon Davis is a self-taught, freelance photographer. His interest started in 1970 at Mount Anthony Union High School as a member of the year book staff and the Camera Club. He graduated from MAUHS in 1973 and went on to Southern Vermont College to study computer science. Photography took a backseat while Jon raised a family. He finally caught the photo bug again in 2013, moving from film to digital photography and we’re so happy he did. Jon has exhibited his work at the Bennington Welcome Center, at local businesses and photography shows. Two of his photos were featured in the August 2016 issue of Vermont Magazine and the cover photo of the March 2018 issue. He currently sells his work at Bringing You Vermont in downtown Bennington.  Jon took the cover shot of the market for the website.

Matthew Perry | Every year, the Market chooses a local artist to create that year’s poster. This year it is Matthew Perry of the Vermont Arts Exchange. 

Matthew Perry has been drawing, painting and building things all his life. He makes work independently, commercially and with communities.
His commercial art has appeared in several regional and national publications. In 1989, Matthew created the cartoon strip “Cyrus & Ida”, which appeared weekly in the Vermont News Guide for 20 years. His paintings and sculptures are inspired by his surroundings whether in Vermont or through his travels in Europe, Brazil and Central America where he also has exhibited in group and solo shows.

In 1994, Matthew co-founded the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). As VAE’s Executive Director, He continues to teach and oversees VAE’s art education, exhibition and performance projects. His work through VAE has been recognized with awards from The Preservation Trust of Vermont, Orton Family Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation.
The Farmer’s Market poster for 2019, he considers a “Pyrographic”. The line work is drawn on a wood panel with a wood burning pen and then applied with watercolor.