SPS Open Studios Weekend 2016

 

In participation with Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend 2016, Shelburne Pond Studios is hosting two days of art, music and food.

Saturday & Sunday    |   May 28th & 29th  2016   |  10 am to 5 pm

Participating Shelburne Pond Studios Artists: Katharine Stockman, Jill Abilock, Stephanie Bush, LynaLou Nordstrom, Kim Senior & Cheryl Summa                                   *Many of the artists will be present and doing demonstrations

Guest Artists:  Chepe Cuadra, Barb Hoke, Aaron Ingham,  Adam Vindigni, Michael Farnsworth, Carmella Cyr, Michael Purcell, Anna Rowland, Bradie Hanson, Jennifer Revior, Theresa Yandow, Neil Berger, Kathleen McGuffin

Exhibiting outdoor sculptors: Jim Santos, Forrest White, Kevin Donegan, Gerald Stoner, Judith McManis, Thea Alvin, Bruce Hathaway, Katharine Stockman

Also featuring:                                                                                                                            Shelburne Community School Student Art Exhibit

Over a dozen guest artists (and growing), food vendors & live music

General Information:                                                                                                                           1260 Pond Road | Shelburne, VT | 05482  |  Contact: Katharine Stockman, 802.999.4394,  kastockman@aol.com

Admission:                                                                                                                                         Studio visits, music and sculpture-park are free of charge. Food priced by vendors.

About Shelburne Pond Studios:  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 in 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. Twenty 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.

 About Some Participating Artists:

Katharine Stockman

“I simply carve whatever inspires me at the time, with ideas taken from dreams, photos, nature, humor and the stone.”

Stephanie Bush

Stephanie Bush is represented by West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe, Vermont. Bush’s latest oil paintings feature local cows.

 Cheryl Summa

Wild Blossom Designs combines the traditional techniques of flower pressing and encaustic painting to create a botanical product line that illuminates the details of nature.

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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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