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2014 Vermont Art Event

Vermont Art EventLooking to learn how to watercolor or want to get better at creating portraits? You can find these classes, along with many more, at the 2014 Vermont Art Event. Classes will be held July 22-26th at the Hampton Inn in Colchester, Vermont.

The week long Art event will offer three hour instructional art classes with some of the top teaching teachers in the art world from all around the country. Check out this year’s online catalog here to find the class best suited for you! Remember to sign up early as classes are in demand and can fill up quickly.

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Gallery Opening at the Flynn

Our owner, John, recently curated “Retrospective Works of Sara Bridgman 1967-2014” at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center in downtown Burlington. The opening was a huge success and we took a few photos for you to enjoy. The installation will be up in the gallery through the beginning of August, so if you haven’t stopped by yet you absolutely should!

From the Flynn’s Website:

Bridgman’s art began in the 1970s with etchings and she later incorporated oil painting into her work. She spent a good deal of time in the 1980s exploring landscapes. It was during this period that she formed a strong bond by using a practice she calls “using the magic and wonder and developing the spirit of art and sight.” Working in the 1990s, Bridgman worked tirelessly and quietly and became “close to being with the power and intelligence of life itself.” 

Bridgman’s paintings of Mary Francis La’Monge began when she envisioned Mary Francis wearing a see-through dress with daisies all over. Mary Francis is an inspirational presence in Bridgman’s art. 

Bridgman studied art at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and she spent four years studying etching at The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. Her work has been shown at Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY; Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT; Pierson Library, Shelburne, VT; Webb & Parson Gallery, Burlington, VT; and most recently at JDK Gallery, Burlington, VT. 

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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