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 email@example.com