About Dodge Studio Arts


BENEDICTE DODGE & BILL DANE DODGE

The Dodges have an eye for the poetry of the visual world.  Their photographs explore their love for art and nature and express a deep fascination with different ways of seeing.

The Dodges’ creative arts studio and consulting business, Dodge Studio Arts, is the offspring of Silver Maple Editions LLC, an art print gallery run by Bill and Benedicte in Burlington, Vermont between 1999 and 2013.  

Bill Dodge completed his Bachelor of Arts at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia while moonlighting as a theater columnist and as the assistant manager at an art film house—Wormwood’s Dog & Monkey Cinema. A former bookstore owner, book editor and Montreal book columnist, he has also worked as a movie guide writer and programmer in the pay-television industry. Born in Montreal to a family with New England roots, his writing on the arts (high and low) and on politics has been published across Canada and in Vermont. A creator and co-owner of two independent art businesses—Silver Maple Editions in Burlington and the literary bookstore, Ficciones, in Montreal, Bill remains committed to a “small is beautiful” environmental vision. His award-winning photography has appeared in numerous exhibitions in Vermont.

Born in Montreal to a Danish father and French Canadian mother, Benedicte Dodge spent her early childhood in New York City. She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design where she studied painting and art therapy and worked as an assistant art history slide librarian. Her own art-making interests range from illustration and collage to monoprints and the textile arts. Together with her husband, she traveled behind the Iron Curtain in 1984 on the Trans-Siberian railroad, visiting Hong Kong and mainland China. An avid gardener, her eclectic eye is always informing her art photography.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

“Juniper Island,” by Bill Dane Dodge, selected for 2013 “The Magic of Light” exhibition and catalog, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Juror: Aline Smithson, editor of Lenscratch.

"Apples for Cézanne" by Bill Dane Dodge, selected for 2012 "Poetic Objects: Still Life As Subject" exhibition and catalog, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Juror: Sue Lezon.

"School of Light" by Bill Dane Dodge, selected for 2011 “Again: Reflections and Photography” exhibition and catalog, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Sylvia de Swaan.

"The Boating Parties" by Bill Dane Dodge, selected for 2010 “Pose & Gesture” exhibition and catalog, PhotoPlace Gallery (Online Annex), Middlebury, Vermont. Juror: Tim Anderson.

“Watercolors” by Benedicte Dodge, selected for 2009 “Reflections” juried exhibition and catalog, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.

“Monoprint/Drawings, Poetry” by Benedicte Kruse & Bill Dane Dodge,  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia, 1980.

“Benedicte Kruse: Drawings” Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia, 1979.

 

AWARDS


2011 First Place in the “High Waters” category for “Lone Sailor,” by Bill Dane Dodge. Lake Thru The Lens Contest, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Also, Honorable Mention for "Boathouse." LCMM, Basin Harbor, Vermont. Professional category. 

2010 First Place Tie, “Buoy” by Bill Dane Dodge. Honorable Mention, “Boardwalk.” Lake Champlain Through The Lens Contest, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor, Vermont. Professional Category.



2009 First Place—“Flight Path”; Third Place—“Sailing Past Juniper Island”; Honorable Mention—“Clouds Over Lake Champlain” by Bill Dane Dodge. Lake Champlain Through The Lens Contest, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor, Vermont. Professional Category.

Silver Maple Editions & Arts Alive Fine Art Poster Competition, 2001. Juror/Organizer/Publisher, Benedicte Dodge.  Winner: Dorothy Martinez.

First Prize, Award for Work in the Creative Arts, William Dane Dodge, Concordia University, Montreal, 1978.

 

BOOKS/PUBLISHING

Third Degree by Dorothy Martinez, published by Silver Maple Editions & Arts Alive, fine art poster competition, 2001.

Boundaries of Identity: A Quebec Reader, Edited by William Dodge. A political anthology on Quebec sovereignty featuring over 65 contributors. Published by Lester Publishing, Toronto, 1992.

The Sorcerer of Les Trois Frères, by Daniel O'Leary. Published by William Dodge, Ficciones Bookstore, 1991 (won Book Design Award, American Typographer's Association, 1991).

Juror, Bill Dodge, QSPELL Literary Awards (Quebec Society for the Promotion of English-Language Literature), 1993, 1997.

Books Editor, Bill Dodge, Montreal Mirror, 1993-1994.

 

INSTALLATIONS

Courtyard Burlington Harbor, Marriott Hotels, 25 Cherry St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Residence Inn Burlington Colchester, Marriott Hotels, 71 Rathe Road, Colchester, VT 05446.

Best Western Windjammer Inn, 1076 Williston Rd., South Burl., VT 05403.

Windjammer Restaurant, 1076 Williston Rd., South Burlington, VT 05403.

RiRa Irish Pub, 123 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

The Bagel Café & Deli, Ethan Allen Shopping Center, 1127 North Ave., Burlington, VT 05408.

Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, Vermont.

Ideal Weight Solutions Clinic, 41 IDX Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403.