chrisChris Triebert, Photographer and Graphic Designer
A native of Long Island, NY, I graduated from the Art Institute of Boston where I studied graphic design and photography. I worked in the Boston design field for 10 years, before relocating to Vermont to open a graphic design/photography studio with my partner, Carol. My background in design and my love of Vermont’s rural environment are powerful influences in my artistic expression.

Many of my landscape images have been represented by publishers in the US and Europe including Graphique de France, Boston and Paris; Aperture, NY; and The Art Group, UK. My original prints are held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bank of America, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel, as well as by many private collectors.

My work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England, at the NY Photography Show, in interior design showrooms in NY and LA, and at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. My studio is open to the public every July during Southern Vermont’s annual Rock River Artists Tour.

I am an active member and board trustee at the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) in nearby Brattleboro. Helping others find their voice in photo-artmaking is a great joy. I also offer workshops at VCP and in my own studio to our cabin guests and anyone interested in exploring the medium.

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carolCarol Ross, Designer and Potter
I grew up in City Island, a tiny community off the coast of the Bronx. After graduating from Hunter College in New York, I started my career in packaging design. Wanting a slower pace, I migrated north to Boston where I became an advertising and magazine art director. Wanting a still-slower pace, I moved to Vermont in 1990 with my partner Chris, where we opened Rock River Studio in South Newfane and offered graphic design and photography to local and national clients.

The studio has evolved over these past 30 years, As time passed, I felt the pull to return to a more hands-on craft and a former passion – working with clay. Pottery is now my primary focus. I throw modern functional forms with unique signature handles. Selling at local farmers’ markets and festivals, I get to meet eye-to-eye the people that appreciate my pieces. My graphic design background and my love of simplicity in art and in life, inspires all my work… whether in clay or on paper.

Over the years, I’ve lead workshops in Vermont both in our studio and also at River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro helping others to express themselves in a supportive, fun, and non-judgmental environment.

From May through October we host an interesting and varied group of guests from all over the world who come to stay in our custom cabin by the Rock River. We are happy to introduce them to all that Vermont has to offer.

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