Burlington City Arts

Airport Gallery

The Burlington International Airport features Vermont artists from BCA's External Exhibitions program in several spaces. These exhibits are located in the Skyway and Gates 1-8 (both located on the 2nd floor) as well as above the escalator in the main building. Artwork rotates every few months in these locations.



February - April 2020


Belle McDougall


Camel's Hump Glowing, soft pastel, 20x26

Belle McDougall is an award-winning soft pastel artist living in Waterbury Center, VT. Among other interests including skiing, sailing and working with her hands to make creative projects…Belle has been painting and drawing for over 20 years. She has worked for over 30 years as a surgical Physician Assistant at the University of Vermont in Burlington and now enjoys semi-retirement with her family— multi-tasking and working in her home studio painting, painting, painting! Like most landscape artists, Belle is a student of color, light, and value. Her compositions are often inspired by the places she spends most of her time in Vermont, Cape Cod, Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands, coastal Maine, and other travels, which have taken her to France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Asia. Belle particularly enjoys capturing iconic scenes in these places. Scenes that resonate with her memories and travels and hopefully sparking the same in her viewers.  Even an old tractor in a Vermont hayfield can evoke feelings that take you to a beautiful place… rendering an old tractor seat, for example, presents the challenge of showing the subtle curves and rust that can be so hard to create with pastel. An old sugar house and the patina of an old sap bucket fascinate Belle too. These focused moments can be sublime and gratifying when the outcome is pleasing and captures the feeling of a moment in time.


Belle has been inspired by and studied with, a variety of accomplished pastel artists by participating in workshops, attending demos and following online tutorials. Liz Hayward-Sullivan, Karen Margulis, Sean Dye, Robert Carsten, Jenean Lunn, Margaret Dyer, Lorenzo Chavez, Kim Lordier and a community of local, pastel artists and landscape oil painters in Central Vermont and New England continue to shape her style. Belle is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT and the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod. Her paintings and note cards can be viewed on her website and at several local Vermont locations including Stowe Street Emporium in Waterbury, VT; The Northwood Artisans Gallery in Stowe, VT, and the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT.



Liz Hawkes deNiord

Foundation, acrylic, 30x30

These abstract works address the distillation of dreams, emotions and the ‘present’ in a visual language, marking the ordinary as extraordinary, or the smallest thing as notable. These thick impasto layers reveal recurring iconographic markings: the horizontal plane, the circle or void, the crest. They are the indicators, entrances, passports. I look to the natural world and to the beauty and mess of daily living. I read and journal and absorb as much as possible from being present to all that surrounds me. Paintings emerge from this, addressing the ephemeral and things that cannot stay- things that morph, divide, erode, mutate, reflect, shimmer, disseminate, evaporate, break, fade, dissolve.


All artwork is available for sale. For more information, to purchase, or to see additional works by these artists, please contact Kate Ashman at (802) 865-7296 or