Spring 2014 – Open Studios Invitation

Hello all,
All of us here at Shelburne Pond Studios would like to personally invite you to our new and expanded 2014 Open Studios Weekend.
This year we expanded participation in our Open Studios Weekend to the community at large, making it an event not to miss. We have 6 additional artists exhibiting, live musical entertainment throughout the weekend, food vendors and a Shelburne Community School student art exhibit. We also have 4 new outdoor sculptures in our year round sculpture exhibit.Come and wander, see wonderful art, enjoy good food and music, picnic if the weather permits.
We’re excited and hope you will be too. See you there!!
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Shelburne Pond Studios invites you to meet the artists

and explore their studios in the big red barn

throughout Memorial Day Weekend

May 24th and 25th, 2014

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm

(L to R: Stephanie Bush, Katharine Stockman, Wild Blossoms Design, Gerald Stone)

Participating Artists Include
Katharine Stockman
Stephanie Bush
Lyna Lou Nordstrom
Jill Abilock
Jenn Cullen
Cheryl Summa

 New participating artists

Kimberly Bombard
Susan Alden
Adam Vindigni
Debba Pearce
Marna Ehrech
Vicky Tamas

 Musicians

Mystic Party Band
Dawna Hammers

 Food vendors

Cuchina Antica
Palmer’s Sugar House

 Also featuring:

SHELBURNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
SPS Student Art Exhibit

About SPS:

There’s a vibrant and supportive artists’ community and outdoor sculpture exhibit located on a farm and in a renovated dairy barn just across the road (Pond Road) from Shelburne Pond in Shelburne. When owners Katharine Stockman and Rad Romeyn bought the property is 2004 the barn had been sitting vacant for several years, except for hay in the loft and an antique tractor. The community started in 2010 when the owners began taking out the cow stalls one by one and replacing them with walls and doors, using recycled materials wherever possible. The first artists moved into their new studio spaces within several months of the beginning of construction. There are now 11 artists’ studios and 14 artists in the barn and a stone carving studio across the barnyard. The 14 artists in situ work in a variety of mediums; stone, glass, silk screen, fiber, oil paint, acrylic, encaustic, wood, pencil, charcoal and more. Fourteen large sculptures adorn the 12 acre property. All are for sale, are a variety of sizes and are in stone, steel, concrete and mixed media.

Katharine Stockman, owner Shelburne Pond Studios                                                            1260 Pond Rd.                                                                                                                    Shelburne, VT 05482

802.999.4394
kastockman@aol.com                                                                            www.shelburnepondstudios.com

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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, kastockman@aol.com

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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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