OPEN STUDIOS HOLIDAY ART FAIR IN CONVERTED DAIRY BARN
(Shelburne, Vermont) On the second weekend of October, local artists will be opening their studios to the public at Shelburne Pond Studios—a picturesque red barn nestled in a field of wildflowers overlooking idyllic Shelburne Pond. Art enthusiasts won’t want to miss this particular two-day event in Shelburne, a location popular with locals and visitors alike. Visitors are invited to wander freely among the studios for a second time this year. Beneath the barn’s towering twin silos, 8 of its resident visual artists and several guest artists will be on-hand to share their creative vision in a surprising variety of disciplines: painting, stone sculpture, jewelry, stained-glass, bookbinding, candles, assemblage art and more. Participating artists will share work-in-progress, answer visitor questions, and sell finished work. The focus of the fair will be small works, perfect for holiday gifts! Artists from the barn have contributed towards a special gift basket to be raffled off at the end of the event. (Details below)
WHERE: Shelburne Pond Studios, 1260 Pond Road, Shelburne, VT
WHEN: Friday October 13, 5:30-8:30 & Saturday October 14, 11-4 p.m.
CONTACT: Katharine Stockman at 802 999-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
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, email@example.com