Call to Artists

Shelburne Pond Studios Call to Artists 2014

Event:   Shelburne Pond Studios (SPS) will be participating in the Vermont’s Open Studio organized every year by the Vermont Craft Council.  SPS is a unique arts destination that boasts of over a dozen multi-disciplinary artists studios in an authentic converted dairy barn, large sculpture installations on the stunning surrounding grounds and a uniquely Vermont scene.  SPS has had very successful Open Studio weekends in the past, drawing visitors from across the state.  This year we would like to transform SPS into an even larger community arts event by inviting local artists, musicians and food vendors to join us.  We hope to make this an annual event that will blossom with the kinetic energy of so many talented Vermonters.

When:  Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Who:    Artists with original visual art and hand-made crafts, musicians, and food vendors to round out a fantastic community event.

Deadline for application: Friday, March 21, 2014

Delivered by post to:  Shelburne Pond Studios, c/o Kathy Stockman, 1260 Pond Road, Shelburne, VT, 05482

Fee: Applicants must include a check for $25.00 to be made out to Katharine Stockman.  The check will be processed only when an applicant is selected to participate by the selection committee.  Funds will not be reimbursed if applicants withdraw their participation at a later date.  Checks from applicants who are not selected by the committee will be returned or destroyed.  If you would like your check returned to you, please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Applications should include: (1) the applicants contact information and (2) application fee.  Visual artists and crafts people should also include five good-quality images of different works that are representative of what will be available at your booth.  Food vendors will need to describe what they intend to sell.  Musicians will need to list how many people are included in their band and what type of music they will perform.  Time slots to perform will be decided at a later date but musical applicants may indicate time preferences.  Applicants should also include any special needs they may have (i.e. access to electricity.)

Notification:  All applicants will be notified of the selection committees’ decisions by email by Monday, March 31.

Rules and Regulations:

This event will be a rustic outdoor event.  Open Studios will go on rain or shine.  Participants are responsible for the shelter and protection of their work.

Applicants are responsible for any display needs: table, booth, chairs, tents, extension cords, easels, etc…

Participants can price and sell their work directly from their table keeping all proceeds.  The participating applicants accept that Pond Studios is not responsible for any theft or damage to their work.

Participants are responsible for their own signage, labelling, etc.

Inquiries: Kathy Stockman at

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About Us

“Our vision has been to create a vibrant and supportive artist community at our farm and to eventually incorporate a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit here.”

Kathy has had her stone carving studio at the farm for several years and has also held stone carving classes. Her students have always remarked on what a beautiful and inspiring setting it is. Some fellow artists spoke to us about the difficulty in finding affordable studio spaces in the Burlington area. We have a large former dairy barn that was not being used and figured that it could easily be divided into studios. As we spread the word about what we hoped to do artists began to be interested.

And so the process began.
In January of 2010, there were two artists working here in the carving studio. Renovation of the barn into studio spaces began in March 2010, and by October 2010 there were 12 artists on site. Now, in 2012, there are 17 artists working in their studios here.The vision of our year-round sculpture exhibit began to materialize in June of 2011.  8 sculptures are on display in the fields and lawns of the farm, representing 7 Vermont sculptors.
To find out more information about our artists please click on the pages to the right.
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Call to Sculptors

Shelburne Pond Studios Sculpture Exhibit, Shelburne, VT. is inviting all Vermont sculptors to submit entries for sculptures to be exhibited outdoors, year-round on the beautiful property of Shelburne Pond Studios. The sculpture exhibit is designed to increase the artist’s visibility and presence in the Vermont art world. The exhibit is on-going. We encourage entries from new and emerging artists as well. See Exhibiting Sculptors on his web site. For more information contact Katharine Stockman,

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SPS in the News

Seven Days Article: Beauty and the Barn

Burlington Free Press Article: This is Home: Most People who Move to Vermont come from Nearby

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