Holbein “Mat” Acrylic 40% Off!

Highly sot after, **Holbein “Mat” Acrylic** is available at Vermont Art Supply at 40% off retail every day. Available in 36 intensely pigmented Artist Colors in 110ml tubes. Their smooth consistency and unique texture dry to a vivid matte finish. Each color offers outstanding lightfast qualities and exceptional opaque covering power. **Holbein “Mat” Acrylic** is used directly as a painting medium or as an amazing ground for, water-based color; acrylic, watercolor, gouache plus oil color, and tempera paints. **Holbein “Mat” Acrylic** is the ultimate versatile mediums for Artists.

BUY THREE AND GET A SAMPLE 60 ML  tube of TITANIUM WHITE HEAVY BODY ACRYLICS FREE! (A $10.65 retail value) Good through June.


Acrylic that flows like water! In 2019 Holbein introduced 50 NEW colors in 30 ML and 100 ML squeeze bottle sizes. This is the updated version to their original “Aeroflash” liquid acrylic which was introduced 40 years earlier.

Maximum Pigment Strength and Intensity – From wet to dry no shift in color tone – Does not clog a .01 MM aperture opening – Subtle for brush, airbrush, dip nib, technical pen or refillable marker

Holbein “Mat” Acrylics

Holbein “Mat” Acrylics are available in 36 intensely pigmented Artist Colors in 110 ML tubes. They have a smooth consistency and unique texture that dries to a vivid matte finish. Each color offers outstanding light-fast qualities and exceptional covering power. These acrylics can be used directly as a painting medium or as a successful ground for acrylics, aqueous colors, oil color and tempera paints. Holbein “Mat” Acrylic is the ultimate versatile mediums for any artists.



Black Horse Gallery

FullSizeRender-Mother-AbidesGet ready! The new Black Horse Gallery at Vermont Art Supply is pleased to present “The Science of Flaws and Miracles”, by Chris Alley Architect/Artist.
This new exhibit by this multi-talented musician, architect and fine artist will open to the public on November 6, 2015, from 5 – 7 PM as part of First Friday Art Walk, which is the monthly, community event where city wide art venues host openings, exhibitions, and happenings.
“We are excited to host Chris Alley’s exhibit and showcase this “extra natural” body of work here at our new gallery,” said John E. Bates, curator of Black Horse Gallery and owner of Vermont Art Supply. “Our goal with Black Horse Gallery is to create a compelling community art space featuring a wide variety of work by local, regional and nationally known artists.”
The Chris Alley Exhibit will remain on display at Black Horse Gallery through the end of December, 2015. The gallery is Located above Vermont Art Supply on Pine Street’s South End, and creates a new venue to purvey fine art exhibitions. Open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 10am to 3pm and by appointment. Presented works are available for sale through the gallery.
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BEST IN SHOW FOFA 2015: $1000.00 Cash Award

FIRST RUNNER UP FOFA 2015: $500.00 Cash Award

SECOND RUNNER UP FOFA 2015: $400.00 Cash Award

Roberto W. Fitzgerald Award: $400.00 Cash Award

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.

4th of July Holiday Schedule | Life Drawing Schedule

Life Drawing with Hunter Eddy

4th of July Holiday Schedule

Vermont Art Supply is closed for the holiday break from
Thursday, July 3rd Through Sunday July 6th.
We’ll resume our summer hour
Monday – Friday from 10 – 6 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

We will resume normal Saturday hours in August.

Life Drawing Schedule

No Life Drawing is scheduled next Thursday as we are closed.
We’ll resume Wednesday, July 9th from 6 – 8 PM with a new model Amy.

Please call to sign up, or for questions and details.

Have a great 4th of July Weekend!

4th of July Holiday | Life Drawing Schedule

4th of July Holiday Schedule

Vermont Art Supply is closed for the holiday break from
Thursday, July 3rd Through Sunday July 6th.
We’ll resume our summer hour
Monday – Friday from 10 – 6 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

We will resume normal Saturday hours in August.

Life Drawing Schedule

No Life Drawing is scheduled next Thursday as we are closed.
We’ll resume Wednesday, July 9th from 6 – 8 PM with a new model Amy.

Please call to sign up, or for questions and details.

Have a great 4th of July Weekend!

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 john@vermontartsupply.com. 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

Portrait of Tony Bennett

Tony BennettThis stunning piece is an Everett Raymond Kinstler portrait of Tony Bennett in 2006. Tony will be performing with his daughter next month at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014 Vermont Jazz Festival. Learn more about the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and order tickets here.

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.

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. 

Hanging for an Installation at the Flynn

Our owner, John, has been working the past year on curating Charlotte artist Sara Bridgman’s show at the Flynn Museum, “Retrospective Works of Sara Bridgman 1967-2014.” He was hanging the pieces today and took a few sneak peak photos of the installation. We hope to see you all at the opening tomorrow, Friday May 9th, at 5:30 PM!

Sara Bridgman

Our New Brand & Website

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, https://vermontartsupply.com, 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 info@vermontartsupply.com.

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.

277 Pine Street Burlington, Vt 05401