SPS Open Studios Weekend


Shelburne Pond Studios invites you to celebrate

2015 Vermont Craft Council Spring Open Studios Weekend

and meet the artists and explore their studios in the big red barn

throughout Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd and 24th, 2015

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm


(L to R: TOP: Gerald Stone, Katharine Stockman, Dana Rachlin, BOTTOM: Cheryl Summa/Wild Blossoms Design, Stephanie Bush)

Participating Artists Include
Katharine Stockman
Stephanie Bush
Lyna Lou Nordstrom
Dana Rachlin
Cheryl Summa
Linda VanCooper
Jill Abilock

 Guest artists:
Marna Ehrech – drawing
Adam Vindigni – painting / drawing
Michael Farnsworth – photography

Mystic Party Band
Dawna Hammers – guitar

Food Vendors;
Palmer’s Sugarhouse (Sunday only)
New Leaf Deli and Market

Also featuring:

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.

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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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Mosaic Studio Sign added to the Barn

An alumni of Shelburne Pond Studios, Jennifer Reardon-Brown, created this mosaic sign for the barn!

shelburne Pond sign

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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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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