to Nov 24


Craft Vermont! This two-floor juried show of Vermont artists & artisans is pretty stunning. I’m excited to join in for my second year and hope to see you there. (edit: as of September, the floor plan isn’t set yet, but I’ll update once I know my booth number!)

Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5.

Admission is $8 for a 3 day pass. Sunday only $5. Children under 12 free. Get $1 off by printing and bringing the Craft VT coupon.

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to Oct 6

Studio sale! - Fall Open Studio

STUDIO SALE: I’m taking advantage of this weekend to send some great work to new homes! So come for some REALLY good prices on earlier originals, prints & greeting cards! I’m site #2! Come out & support local artists!
I’m doing art material demos all weekend:
Walnut drawing ink
Graphite powder on paper
(other demos as time allows)
Refreshments! I’ll have an array of snacks & beverages, so you don’t have to browse hungry.
Possible sighting of Clementine the cat!
(not guaranteed, but then again she IS magic)
Talk silly to the chickens! (always fun, they usually talk back)

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Studio sale!

Let’s give Clementine a little more room to stretch out in here…

Visiting Vermont, or exploring what’s in your own backyard? This weekend event is a perfect blend of sightseeing and socializing.
Here are some of the other artists in my area:
Gerald Stoner Iron sculptures in a delightful garden with views of the mountain. It’s pretty cool how a sculpture can enhance any view. Gerry’s studio is not to be missed.
Frog Pond Studios Brad Dunwiddie is a new addition to the area, and this is his first Fall Open Studio Tour! He’s been making beautiful wood-turned items for years in southern VT. Brad’s new studio is a woodworker’s dream come true!
Sugar House Jewelry Erin Cohen makes silver maple leaf and snowflake necklaces and earrings, silver rings with mountain landscape inlay, gold with opal and gemstone (gorgeous!) She is another newcomer to Open Studio, and is in a prime location right across from Snowflake chocolates & Palmer Maple.

Other favorite places in the area:
Poor House Pies (self-serve pie shed, need I say more?)
Mills River Park (great spot if you have dogs traveling with you)
Palmer Maple (hands-down best maple creemee I’ve ever had)
Artists Mediums Art Shop (Artist owned gallery & gift shop, across from Boyden Valley Winery)

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to Sep 1

Art at the Champlain Valley Fair

That’s right, I’ll have two of my original rabbit drawings at the Champlain Valley Expo, in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. It’s a fun community based show, and a chance to see a few originals before I show them at Art Hop.
I’m not one for rides on the midway, but I will DEFINITELY recommend the Vermont Maple building. Pretty much anything you get there will be absolutely delicious. Can’t tell you my favorite item because then they might sell out before I get a chance to get mine!
And of course, visit the animals.

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Open Studio Weekend - Spring 2019!
to May 26

Open Studio Weekend - Spring 2019!

In just a few days, the VT Open Studio Tour begins. Everything is overflowing with fresh growth, and the house is overflowing with our latest creations. Christine Wichert joins me with her artwork and other fun stuff, and my guy Rick Evans will be on hand with his ink drawings, including custom drawings-while-you-wait. 
We would love to have you join us! 
Light refreshments, a woodsy atmosphere, and three ridiculously friendly artists. 10-5 both Saturday and Sunday. 
Info & links to maps below!
See you soon,


I'm so glad you asked! 

  • I'm close to the Jericho/ Underhill town line, just a few minutes off of Route 15. As you approach, look for yellow signs pointing the way.

  • Google Map  Studio address: 52 Maple Ridge Rd, Underhill VT 05489 

  • It's about 1/2 mile up the road, on the right just past a huge green water storage tank. Follow the signs! 

  • We have a nice big driveway, or you can park off the road (it's somewhat rough terrain.)

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to Nov 18


I finally took the leap! I am now a juried member of the Vermont Hand Crafters, and am taking part in their biggest show of the year. Hope to see your friendly faces there!


This annual fine craft and art show will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (formerly Sheraton Conference Center) in Burlington, Vermont. Get directions

Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5.

Admission is $8 for a 3 day pass. Sunday only $5. Children under 12 free. Get $1 off by printing and bringing our coupon.

I will be in the Emerald room up on the second level. Booth number 289.
View a gallery or a list of members who will be at the show.

Looking for a weekend away? Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and receive two free tickets to the Show! Get all the details here.

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to May 27

Visit my studio! VT Open Studio Weekend May 26th & 27th 2018

It's February as I'm writing this, so I am hoping that I will have finished some of the new pieces that I'm really excited about by this weekend! Rabbits, owls and bears will be represented, and I'm going to have more of the miniature framed pieces. There will be all kinds of treasures pulled out of the vaults and I can't wait to pair you up with the perfect piece. Even if you just want to stop in and see how I do what I do, and what the studio looks like, all are welcome. 
We'll have some light refreshments, and the whole town is full of artists and interesting things to see and do!


Owl in Winter  (Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 10x8" wood panel ©Kristin Richland)

Owl in Winter
(Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 10x8" wood panel ©Kristin Richland)

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6:30 PM18:30

Guest artist at Visual & Performing Arts Gala

On Saturday, March 10th, I'll be throwing in my hat to help raise funds for current and future art students of SBHS. In my high school days, art was the thing that kept me going and gave me a sense of self-worth. The few grants and awards that came my way because of it really made a difference. It wasn't until I was in art school that I realized how much better my arts education could have been, if we'd really had exposure to more working artists, etc. So I'm glad to see the school addressing that issue AND raising funds for students to pursue their passion. We need STEAM not just STEM. I hope to see you there! Donations may also be made directly to the school at this link (scroll down to Scholarship Funds link, put "VAPA Scholarship" in the special instructions area when prompted.) 

WHERE:  Trader Duke's Hotel, 1117 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
WHEN:  Saturday, March 10, 2018. 6:30 - 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20/person, available online or at the door. 

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to May 28

MUSE - Jess Polanshek, Kristin Richland & Amanda Weisenfeld








March 3 - May 28th, 2018

Three Vermont Artists reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection and Winter's quiet. Where inspiration and magic live side by side and an appreciation for the natural world permeates-

"Muse: a personified force that is the source of inspiration for a creative"

Come take in this imaginative and affirming exhibit and meet Amanda, Jess and Kristin at the opening reception Friday, March 9th from 4-6pm. Catered by the Hardwick Street Cafe. 

Free and open to the public. Exhibit is on view March 3rd - May 28th, 2018. For more information, please call (802) 533-2000 or visit

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to Jul 29

Weirdo! 11 Vermont Artists at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington VT

July First Friday Art Walk @ The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery

Too weird for Vermont, not weird enough for New York

Curated by Robert Waldo Brunelle and Blake Larsen

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery prides itself on being an accesible space for artists and the viewing community to enjoy work that you will not often see anywhere else. 

Join a collection of eleven varied and dedicated Vermont artists for a show that allows them to push their own bounds and exhibit works which, though dear to the artists heart, have yet to find venue in the local art scene. The work is familiar; comfortable for some and graphic at times for others. We welcome you to join us in the conversation of what it means to show work, no matter how 'weird' it may get. 

Featuring work by:
Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr
Blake Larsen
Martha Hull
Janet Bonneau
Kristin Richland
Matthew Sylvester
Theresa Somerset
Dierdra Terra Michelle
Eric Eickmann
Linda Finkelstein
Heather Farrington

Exhibition Duration: July 7 - 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5 - 9pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 - 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105, Burlington, VT

Contact: Christy Mitchell
(802) 578-2512

At the Weirdo! reception (photo courtesy Robert W. Brunelle)
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to Jul 29

Visit Miller's Thumb Gallery!

"We open with our 1st show In the Kingdom of the Animals, an exhibit in reverence of the animal world and on view from May 13th - July 9th. From boisterous marching penguins to sleepy bears and messenger owls, works on display celebrate our connection with and our responsibility to the earth's creatures."

Visit the gallery: May 13th - Oct 31st
Open Daily: 10am - 6pm July & August
11am - 4pm May, June / Sept & Oct

Directions to Miller's Thumb Gallery from Stowe: Travel from Stowe on Rte 15 through the center of Hardwick. Go 3 miles on Rte 16. Turn left and go 5 miles to Bend Rd on the left. Turn onto Bend Rd and go to the end, 3 miles. Turn left onto East Street and, at the end of the street, turn left onto Breezy Ave. Miller's Thumb Gallery is the red building on the right.

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to May 28


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DATE:  Saturday May 27th & Sunday May 28th

TIME: 10am- 5pm both days

ADMISSION: free! All ages welcome.

LOCATION:  My studio at 52 Maple Ridge Rd, Underhill, VT, 05489

You can find my studio listed on the event map here, site #23
In addition to the state-wide map, I am also listed on the separate map for the Jericho-Underhill group, which is available at our hub: the Gruppe Gallery in Jericho Center and other locations throughout the area.

Following the event's bright yellow signs along Vermont's roads is a great way to explore the area, even if you've lived there for years!

What is this event all about? Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, hand made artwork. I enjoy sharing my influences and process with visitors of all ages, and for visitors its a chance to fall in love with a piece of art right where it's made!

The Vermont Crafts Council publishes a free map booklet with directions to participating sites. Pictured below is last year's map, where the colors tied in directly with my current work! The Vermont Open Studio Guide is available throughout the state at Tourist Information Centers, galleries and studios. It is also available on the VCC website, or by calling 802-223-3380.

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7:00 PM19:00

Official Ribbon Cutting for the Children's Mural at Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT


DATE:  Thursday, May 4th at 7pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books, 191 Bank Street in Burlington, Vermont. For more information, please call 802-448-3350 or visit

ADMISSION:  This event is free. Children's book lovers of all ages are welcome!

  • Meet the mural's patron: Mike DeSanto, co-owner of Phoenix Books. Learn about a special NYC location that inspired this very Burlington-centric mural.
  • Activities! Selected drawings from the mural will be available as coloring pages during the event and through Children's Book Week.
  • Artists' Sketchbook: I'll be sharing my sketchbook and many other preliminary drawings, including designs for a smaller Phoenix mural soon to come.
  • Light refreshments and a fabulous selection of books to enjoy!
  • For more information on how this mural came to be, go to the press release page

Note: the Marketplace garage across from the bookstore is usually free for the first two hours. It is accessible from Bank st or Cherry St.

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