Burlington City Arts

Elmore State Park

image courtesy of Sharon Rabtoy

Lake Elmore, Vermont

The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.”  Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostly forested and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lake’s shore, are prominent features of the town. Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Hogback Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.


Residency Schedule

Elizabeth Nelson will paint outdoors or in the Nature Center at the park on Tuesday, August 4; Thursday, August 6; Friday, August 14; Monday, August 24; and Thursday, August 27 from 9am-2pm. 


Artist in residence

Elizabeth Nelson 
West Glover, VT

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design and receiving a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Elizabeth Nelson moved to northern Vermont where she feels the cold, stormy, inhospitable and isolated geography is harsh but sublimely beautiful. She paints in oil and acrylic, sometimes incorporating landscape photography. 
Beginning June 30, for a period of eight weeks, Nelson will be the Of Land and Local artist in residence at Elmore State Park, painting a series of large and small scale paintings. Nelson will paint during the day as well as a few scheduled evening and dusk sessions, depending on the weather.