Fall 2017 Open Studio Event

Open Studios Holiday Art Fair -- ECard


(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  kastockman@aol.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 Vermont Artists – 2018 Spring Open Studios Weekend

Event:   Shelburne Pond Studios and Sculpture Exhibit (SPS) will be participating again this year in the Vermont Craft Council’s 2018 Spring Open Studios Weekend (OSW).  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, US and Canada.  This year we are again transforming SPS into a large community arts event by inviting local artists and crafts people, musicians, and food vendors to join us.

When:  Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine

Who:  Artists and crafts people with original visual art and/or hand-made crafts.

Deadline for application: Saturday, April 14, 2018

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

Delivered by email to:  shelburnepondstudios@aol.com or kastockman@aol.com

Fee: Applicants must include or send a check for $35.00 to be made out to Katharine Stockman.  The check will be processed only when an applicant is selected by the Shelburne Pond Studios artist selection committee to participate.  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 ($35). (3) First time applicants should include five good-quality images of different works that are representative of what will be available at your booth / tent.  Returning artists need not submit images. 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 no later than Monday, May 7.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. 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 (overnight, as well).
  2. Applicants are responsible for their own display needs: table, booth, chairs, tents, extension cords, easels, etc…
  3. Participants can price and sell their work directly from their tent / table keeping all proceeds.  The participating applicants accept that Shelburne Pond Studios is not responsible for any theft or damage to their work.
  4. Participants are responsible for their own tent / table signage, labelling, etc.
  5. **Participants will also advertise their participation in the SPS OSW to their mailing lists(s), friends, family, local area merchants, etc.

Inquiries: Kathy Stockman at shelburnepondstudios@aol.com or kastockman@aol.com

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Shelburne Pond Studios invites you to our 2017 Vermont Crafts Council Open Studios Weekend, Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, 10am – 5pm each day

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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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