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November 22 Opening Reception at Black Horse SPG


Alex Constantino and Blake Larsen collaborative exhibition’s opening reception will be Saturday, November 22nd from 4 – 7 PM. The exhibit featuring colorful acrylic figurative painting will be at Vermont Art Supply in the upstairs Black Horse Studio Project Gallery and runs through November. Private viewings are available by appointment or stopping by Vermont Art Supply.

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Surface and Space Class

© 2014 S.P. Goodman
© 2014 S.P. Goodman

We wanted to remind everyone that the Surface and Space class, taught by Steve Goodman, is continuing June 2nd and June 9th from 10 AM – 2 PM. If you are planning to take part it you will need to reserve a spot now as it is almost full. Just contact us at 802.860.4972 or email us at Thank you!

This four-week class, designed for novice to intermediate artists, will begin with the basics of representational painting and lead the participant to more advanced techniques. The emphasis will be on studio work, painting still life from direct observation and using photographs as reference material for landscapes.

We will start with an introduction to the fundamentals of representational painting: strong drawing skills, composition, color, value, and edges, and then advance to working in a loose, painterly style, paying special attention to expressive brushwork while maintaining descriptive detail. We’ll also explore the interplay between the surface of a painting and the representational space depicted. The end result will be a deeper understanding of your own visual language within the context of representational painting.

This workshop will consist of demos, short exercises, gentle group critiques, and plenty of free time to paint with personal attention from the instructor.


Dates & time: Mondays, May 12th, May 19th, (No May 26th), June 2 and June 9th from 10 AM – 2 PM (Four – 4 hour days off Memorial Day, May 26th)

Registration fee: $150

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Our New Brand & Website

Vermont Art Supply

Vermont Art Supply

Black Horse Art Supply Has a New Name and Website


BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Black Horse Art Supply, a staple in the art community, has changed its name to Vermont Art Supply and launched a new website to go along with its re-branding. John E. Bates, owner and art supply expert, says, “A large majority of our web business is out-of-state and the Vermont brand has always been appreciated by our clientele. This will allows us to turn the Black Horse name into a brand that will offer other art-related products for the site, as well as products from Vermont manufacturers that we feel our clientele will enjoy.”

Along with the name change comes a new site with improved functionality. Artists in Vermont and beyond can order the products they’ve come to love from Vermont Art Supply directly on the web. Have questions? Just call the store and John is happy to give his expert advice on any art related inquiry. He says, “The most exciting thing about the new site, besides having an updated platform, is being able to offer more products and services as we grow into our next 16 years of business.”

The new site also allows for the promotion of their creative space, Black Horse Studio Project and Gallery, which offers art education, artist residencies, gallery openings and more. They are planning on bringing in manufacturer teaching artists to offer demos and classes for area artists and art enthusiasts to be held at their Pine Street location. Vermont Art Supply is looking forward to continuing to offer the quality products, advice and encouragement to the artists as they have for the past 16 years.

Vermont Art Supply,, is an art supply store that offers the highest quality products, competitive prices and support both online, by phone and in person at 277 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont.

For further information, please call 802-860-4972 or email

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A Collaborative Mural Outside our Store

UVM seniors Viscaya Wagner and Eliza Carver are finishing up a massive mural outside of our store for their final independent study project. The two graphic design students have been friends since kindergarten and call this a “long-coming collaboration.” Their mural is all about finding home in unexpected places and the artists decided that a large-scale, public display would be the best forum. They wanted their project to be less formal and are both very interested in street art. The girls describe the bright, vivid colors and surreal subject as “a world where both of our creatures and characters can live in the same place.” Come to 277 Pine Street to view the mural in person.