Artists

An Occasion for the Arts Artists

Each fall our goal is to bring fabulous art to Williamsburg, VA & connect you directly to inspiring artists from around the country. In 2017, An Occasion for the Arts will showcase the works of artists traveling from 21 US states, Israel & Canada.

To help plan your time at this premier event, select a category below to view the splendid talent from artists in that category who will be joining us this year.

Then on October 6-8, come to historic Williamsburg to purchase work from your favorite artists & enjoy all that An Occasion for the Arts has to offer!

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Maximizing your time @ the Occasion
Select a favorite category, specific artist, or location from the Artist Showcase search panel (above).

Click an artist's name to view samples of their work, biographical info, and click through to their website to learn more about their work and methods.

Note chosen artists' booth locations.

Use the Festival Map to locate artists' booths.

Check out our Festival Guide to plan your trip to Williamsburg.

Visit historic Williamsburg from October 6th to 8th, print the Festival Map from home, locate your favorite artists & purchase a piece of art to take home pieces you love!
Collecting Artwork
Popularity does not ensure that an artist's work will increase in value over the years. Spend time learning about art and individual artists instead of following the latest art trends or styles of the moment. While purchasing expensive pieces by already established artists is one method of collecting, it is certainly not the only way and, not necessarily, the most profitable way in the long run.

Buy what you love.

Make sure that you really love the artwork you buy and it will enhance your decor and add to your quality of life for years to come.

Be creative.

Think out of the box! Here's an opportunity to express yourself with items of jewelry, clothing or household items that are hand-crafted by skilled artists. There is no right way to collect art.

Ask Questions.

Our artists won't hesitate to answer whatever questions you may have!

From 21 US States, Israel & Canada

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Select a Booth Section & scroll down to browse this year's artists.
Orange: Stretches along Duke of Glouchester Street from Richmond Road to South Henry Street.  Map It
Carlton Abbott
O 01
Williamsburg, VA
2-D Mixed Media
People often ask me where my studio is and I tell them it is in my head. I am inspired by the beautiful places I have been and the other artists I have known.
Local artist!
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Dave Bruner
O 02
Sarasota, FL
Graphics and Printmaking
Through my art I hope to share my perception of the beauty and mystery of the visual world.
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Zbigniew Chojnacki
O 03
Philadelphia, PA
Jewelry
One of a kind sterling silver jewelry with with semi precious our precious stones. What is the inspirational yourself
1st time at AOFTA
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Robert Stadnycki
O 04
Harrisburg, PA
Fiber
My clothing is printed and painted from my original paintings
1st time at AOFTA
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Spencer Tinkham
O 05
Norfolk, VA
Wood
My creativity and artistic energy stems from the interaction that I have with wildlife, and materials that I pick up along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. I create stylized sculptures that capture a memory of mine, out in the marsh. My pieces are made out of mostly wood and some metals. A few examples of the materials that I have sculpted are old telephone poles, fishing pier planks, tree branches, and barn beams. I mix my oil paints from scratch, using raw pigment powders. I then age the paints to tie the various materials together.
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Bryan Yung
O 06
Rockville, VA
Painting
Although I started my career as a strict conformist to Chinese-style paintings, I was unsatisfied with the lack of depth. On the other hand, I enjoyed the vibrancy of American paintings. I started experimenting with a different techniques until I created a unique style.
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Antanas Ulevicius
O 07
Saint Petersburg, FL
Sculpture
My works are hand-built from stoneware and porcelain, slip-decorated and glazed fired at 2200 F
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Debbie Noiseux
O 08
West Norriton, PA
Jewelry
I love stones and working with the color. Quite often I use a variety in a single piece... kinda like painting with solids, and then designing around them.
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Amber Poole
O 10
Lexington, VA
Ceramics
I create high fire stoneware ceramics using wheel thrown, slab building, and hand building techniques. I use rutile and copper red glazes and finish each piece with oxide paints and slip tail designs
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Susan Owens
O 11
Roper, NC
Fiber
I create one-of-a-kind hand painted silk scarves. The beauty of nature and color are my inspiration. Silk painting is a little like pottery. There are multiple steps to the finished product and the artist runs the risk of damaging the piece at each one. These uniquely designed scarves are great accessories to a blouse or jacket or to complement your little black dress. They are also the perfect gift when you're looking for something special that you cannot find anywhere else.
1st time at AOFTA
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Johnny Lung
O 12
Export, PA
Painting
I believe inspiration is things what I touched & saw before, which mixed together in my mind until one day become mature start to come out
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Minh Martin
O 13
Charlottesville , VA
Glass
I believe the objects we surround ourselves with should engage our affection and inform our collective values.
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Willard Olney
O 14
Wilmington, NC
Jewelry
I create cloisonne enameling, a process in which colored glass is ground and fused to fine silver at 1500 degrees. Thin wires are fired into the piece to separate the colors and create the design.
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Kim Eubank
O 15
Richmond, VA
Metal
We are influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Hundertwasser and Jasper Johns to name a few. And that mortgage thing:)
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Zl Feng
O 16
Radford, VA
Painting
I find inspiration for my watercolors in the countryside of the New River valley and my living surround area of Southwest Virginia.
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Greg Sandage
O 18
Lexington, VA
Jewelry
Influenced by both natures organic forms and abstract,architectural design elements. Sense of movement and flow are important
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Paul Willsea
O 19
Naples, NY
Glass
i chose the other path and that has made all the difference.
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Ed Obermeyer
O 20
Painting
Traveling to foreign countries on surf explorations provides me with a wide variety of subject matter to transform reality into patterned landscapes and seascapes that are realistic and abstract at the same time.
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Phillip Hall
O 21
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Jewelry
I have been making abstract art jewelry for over thirty years. I do what I do from a compulsion that has never wavered and where I approach each day as a day of discovery. Most days I learn something about technique or design that I didn't know before.
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Janet Ford
O 22
Manassas, VA
Painting
When I paint, I search for inspiration within myself. When I connect with my life experiences, I am satisfied with the creative direction my work has taken.
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Katrin Wolf
O 24
Monticello, FL
Jewelry
I have been artistic since a young age, drawing & painting my entire life. Inspired by many of the masters, Lalique, Mucha, Klimt & many others, as well as by nature & her beautiful gemstones, I enjoy the process of bringing my pieces to life as wearable art. With the fabrication of the metals, expressing my fascination with light & color, I mix disparate elements with simple elegance, thus creating pieces as talisman as well as personal adornment.
1st time at AOFTA
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Victor Edwards
O 25, 26
Monticello, FL
Wood
I started designing and exhibiting my furniture at art festivals 41 years ago,the compliments I receive keep my going
1st time at AOFTA
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Trista Chapman
O 27
Fredericksburg, VA
Ceramics
As a child I was introduced to modern art through paintings, sculpture, clay and also surrounded by creative people to include my parents. I love the work of Picasso, Kandinsky, Alexander Calder, to name a few.
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Lillian Forziat
O 28
Garden City, NY
Painting
I am inspired by the beauty of everyday subjects in serene settings. Sharing what I see and feel with others is a delight.
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Megan Horan
O 29
West Chester, PA
Jewelry
Jewelry is made using off loom bead weaving & bead embroidery techniques.Pieces are created by stitching beads together with needle & thread or stitching beads directly to material in bead embroidery.
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Matthew Leavell
O 31, 32
Foster, VA
Sculpture
I am motivated by the significance of obtaining materials that society has cast away and regarded as useless, and through inspiration and hard work creating objects of lasting beauty through them.
1st time at AOFTA
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Barbara Umbel
O 33
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Jewelry
I am inspired by my natural surroundings - the shells I find on the beach are the origins of my designs. I aim to capture the feeling of movement of mythical sea creatures, whether they be swimming, plunging, or floating in the water.
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Russell Turnage
O 34
Lanexa, VA
Ceramics
After making functional pots for 40 years, I have returned to the inspirations of my youth: the fish, fossils and flora of the local marine environment.
Local artist!
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Laura Edwards
O 35
Purcellville , VA
Painting
I like to describe my paintings as, "color driven atmospheric abstractions". All of my paintings are intuitive; having no concrete reference, but they evoke a familiar image. There seems to be a realistic image coming from the abstract painting; a painting within the painting. The paintings create an illusion; the painting you see and the one you imagine.
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Ronald Lentz
O 36
Midlothian, VA
Wood
Since my twenties, I‰'ve been enamored with fine woodworking, cruising two parallel paths of appreciation. A career in architecture exposed me to world class architectural woodwork and woods from around the globe, while my ‰offline‰ hobby satisfied my passion to experiment, explore and push this medium. From childhood I‰'ve been working with my hands, as an extension of my mind-just as my eyes ears, and nose. They tell the principles of physics: mass, dimension and motion. My work is intended to not only be seen, but touched as well. When my eyes and hands are satisfied, my work is done.
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Gopal Kapoor
O 37
Greenville, NC
Jewelry
Love making Jewelry and making woman happy with my art
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John Dorish
O 38
New York, NY
Graphics and Printmaking
Living and working in the city is a constant source of inspiration for me. There is a continual influx of inspiration from museums and art galleries as well.
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Kathy Wooldridge
O 39
Newport News, VA
Glass
I love light. I love the effect that light has on a piece of glass, the many moods that can be expressed throughout the day and the seasons as that light changes and how that transmitted light can enhance an environment. I am inspired by many things, some that drive me to work in the abstract and some that drive me to be more representational. I have never been able to abandon one in favor of the other. A strong sense of movement blended with delicate details is the underlying structure that is found in all of my work. While glass is a medium that presents many challenges the dynamic quality of a finished piece gives me a sense of satisfaction that other media cannot.
Local artist!
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Richard Toft
O 40
Accomac, VA
Painting
The creation of a painting or drawing is a meditation allowing me to stay in a timeless moment. When I am working, I find myself apart from the distraction of the past and the uncertainty of the future. It is an island of silence. My hope is to have the viewer enter this world.
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Robert Copeland
O 41
Chattanooga, TN
Photography
It's all about the light and the play of light and shadow within the image. All images are from a single film or digital file.
1st time at AOFTA
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Diana Christiansen
O 42
Gainesville, FL
Jewelry
I have always created things... My Mother said she felt my fingers constantly moving in her womb. I have pursued many mediums but always come back to jewelry. I am inspired by architecture, music, textiles and sculpture. I can make small sculptures that women can wear everyday.
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Richard Depaul
O 43, 44
Williamsburg, VA
Painting
I‰Ûªve had a lifelong love of drawing and painting. Over the years I developed an interest in history and architecture and a passion for travel. Williamsburg and favorite travel destinations inspire much of my work. My Williamsburg work pays homage to the architects, historians and craftsmen who have recreated colonial times in Williamsburg. My works from Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and within the US combine fond personal memories with an attempt to showcase interesting architecture or perhaps just a very pleasant scene. I hope my work gives the viewer the feeling that they would like to be there.
Local artist!
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Steven B. Levine
O 45
Dayton, NJ
Wood
Using precision joinery and dramatic exotic hardwoods, I create faux books that are actually functional boxes. Each book has a unique hidden mechanism that allows access to a secret compartment.
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Alison Thomas
O 46
Louisa, VA
Digital
My images are based on photographs and then digitally manipulated using Photoshop and various filters to give a vision of the essence of a scene rather than an exact recoding of the scene. Has a neighbor ever remarked upon your gardenÕs beauty and your response was Òit needs to be weededÓ or ÒI should have chosen different flowers for that spotÓ. Do you have a tendency to look upon a beautiful scene and only see the flaws? My work stimulates the viewer to explore more deeply the way beauty is seen and experienced by removing much of the detail and leaving only the essence. In doing so I not only show you a scene but I also draw your eye to the larger facets that can get lost in an ordinary photograph. I encourage you to look upon the graceful arch of a single stem, the shape of a barely discernible mountain in the distance, the form in a pile of rocks.
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A. Cesar Nogueira
O 47
Ocala, FL
Sculpture
Feathered wildlife from natural gemstones inlaid & carved using lapidary wet blades, diamond hand tools & special adhesives specifically developed for the medium (Faberg̩/Idar-Oberstein techniques).
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Lynn Harrisberger
O 48
Virginia Beach, VA
Jewelry
Inspired by the beauty and mystery of the ancient canyons and Turquoise laden hills of Nevada. I'm both grateful and honored to be one of the few to mine the beautiful Blue Moon Turquoise, White Buffalo and Broken Arrow Variscite I use in my work with the claim owner. Being involved in this process, prospecting, mining, collecting and witnessing these rocks turn into gemstones has given me deeper meaning, and connection with gorgeous treasures found within the earth - that in turn others will connect to in their own way. The color, shape and form of these stones dictate the direction of each piece I create. I simply allow their stories to unfold through me to create meaningful pieces that will speak to someone's heart.
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Tate Hamilton
O 50
Denver, CO
Painting
There are elements to painting, such as value, shape, line, texture, etc. I use these elements to describe a scene. I paint on gallery wrapped canvas and use a 5 color palette.
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Jake Johnson
O 51
Waynesboro, VA
Ceramics
Much of my work is inspired by nature. I try to give my work a sense of energy and life.
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Brian Sykes
O 52
Charlotte, NC
Wood
Art, quite literally saved my life, it gave me the purpose and direction to recover from a bad time in my life. The thrill of creating keeps me inspired from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. I draw inspiration from everyone and everything around me.
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Lisa Aronzon
O 53
Broadway, VA
Glass
My love of glass blowing is only rivaled by my love of drawing and painting. For me glass blowing is an ‰"Art sport", it combines the physicality of sport with the aesthetic choices in art. The figure and the landscape are at the heart of my work. When working with molten glass on a blowpipe, the figure emerges in my sense of proportion. Shape metamorphoses from thick to thin, vessel relates to body. In glass, pure saturated color mixes with luminous light. The interplay of the color and three-dimensional form poses a lifelong challenge to me as an artist.
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Nancy Ryall
O 54
Oxford, NC
Jewelry
My jewelry concepts convey pure form and clean lines which stem from architectural and geometric shapes. Echoing Northern European minimalism, I strive to produce work that is original, yet timeless; jewelry for the modern woman.
1st time at AOFTA
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Vonnie Whitworth
O 55
Virginia Beach, VA
Painting
I am inspired everyday by the beauty that surrounds me. I have an extension of objects that I have collected over the years. I use fresh flowers, fruit, glass, silver and fabrics to create large still lifes. My subjects vary as I find there is simple beauty all around me. My work is my life
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Ken Conger
O 56
Lanexa, VA
Photography
There is nothing else that can replace the satisfaction I receive from being in the outdoors, photographing wildlife and sharing images with others to hopefully enhance their appreciation of our natural world. My photography goal is to capture a unique, intimate wildlife moment which will stir emotions and motivate one to consider protection and conservation.
Local artist!
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Brian Rayner
O 57
Charlottesville, VA
Wood
Artisan craftsman seeking to make flawless furn.A Sculptor seeking to enliven and bring Spirit to found wood pieces.
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Courtney Peterson
O 58
Lincoln Univ., PA
Jewelry
We have long been interested in the patterns of the Natural World. Our eyes seem to love repetitive lines. We get excited to see the effects of sun filtering through trees; the lines of a cat's face; stone placements in a wall. Our way to indulge in this delight is to work it out in metal. So, this is why we love what we do.
1st time at AOFTA
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Brian Murphy
O 60
Newport News, VA
Painting
Capturing the light and temperature of a landscape. Exploring different parts of the world and capturing them on canvas.
Local artist!
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Anne Wooster
O 61
Waldoboro, ME
Graphics and Printmaking
I love color and form. My background was in photography and painting. Monotypes combine the best of both mediums.
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Pete Steele
O 62
Indianapolis, IN
Jewelry
My work is inspired from many things, including all forms of music, nature, spirituality, and all forms of art. I am intrigued about combining inorganic with organic, old work techniques with modern techniques. In addition, the challenge of taking an idea and bringing it to fruition along with the joy on a buyer's face, inspire me! This results in no two pieces being exactly the same.
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Paul Stevens
O 63
Achilles, VA
Photography
I am inspired by observing the visual relationship of people interacting in an urban backdrop and the challenge of documenting this in a visual statement that explores design.
Local artist!
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Eugene Perry
O 64
Whitehall, PA
Sculpture
I am inspired by the modern world.
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Bob Schamerhorn
G 02
Richmond, VA
Photography
Unique images of birds and nature from an aesthetic and artistic perspective, that will inspire its appreciation and preservation on a personal level.
1st time at AOFTA
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Rosalyn Rego-Sharpe
G 03
Mt. Airy, NC
Jewelry
My inspiration is nature & all its beauty, mystery, & splendor. My metals, are bronze & Sterling Silver, sometimes brass & copper. Pearls & stones are used to embellish or accent certain Creation. Lost wax casting, fabrication using hand tools, putting it altogether with an oxygen acetylene torch. Since 1980 all designs are my own created in my own studio.
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David Yuan
G 04
Virginia Beach, VA
Painting
Oil on canvas using palette knife.
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James Chamberlain
G 05
Williamsburg, VA
Metal
Artistic creations of hand turned solid brass designed and created by the artist. The artist, with over 40 years experience, produces each unique piece or pair using the finest solid brass.
Local artist!
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Brent Mcguirt
G 07
Fairfield, VA
Photography
I love being outdoors and capturing the beauty of nature to share with others through photography. Light, season, and color captivate my senses and draw me to translate the beauty of nature onto film and print.
1st time at AOFTA
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Peggy Thomas
G 08
Prosperity, SC
Painting
I feel that an artist connects with a spiritual realm when he/she creates. It is important to complete the circle. That is, an artist creates and when someone else becomes involved and receives fulfillment from that creation, the circle is complete. My paintings are feeling love's energy.
1st time at AOFTA
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Roberta Manly
G 09
Centreville, VA
Jewelry
We make handcrafted jewelry with flameworked and fused glass, enamel, silver, copper, and semi-precious stones. Flameworked glass is a medium increasingly appearing in our work. We value the gorgeous color palate of opaque, transparent and reactive glass available today, as well as its decorative and sculptural possibilities. The avenues of self-expression possible melting glass at the torch, or in a kiln, and combining it with the malleable properties of metal, are seemingly endless. We also have some fun with bottle glass, and appreciate its eco-friendly aspects and simple beauty.
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Janice Arone
G 10
Charlottesville, VA
Ceramics
I look to Japan and Europe for inspiration.This may not only be the study of historic clay, but the visual stimulation that each country brings.
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Bryant White
G 11
Everett, PA
Painting
I preserve America's 18th Century history in my art to teach of the daily struggles in life as well as the joyous times.
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Pamela Patrick-White
G 12
Everett, PA
Painting
inspired by letters and diaries of men and women of the Revolutionary War and Colonial period , I paint their untold stories and American culture to preserve our history.
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Mike Turner
G 13
Sandy Hook, VA
Digital
I started fiddling with fractals back in college and the combination of mathematical foundation and beautiful resulting images has always fascinated me. At first I was delighted by the sheer complexity and perfection of the native fractal images. With time, however, I began to realize that there is more creative potential in modifying the images to exploit the potential within the basic fractal. Powerful, yet playful, these colorful images are the result of twisting, transforming, layering, coloring and mathematically distorting the image with the goal of producing a pleasing artistic composition. This is typically achieved by the designs which emerge from the balance of order and chaos.
1st time at AOFTA
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Julia Dressler
G 14
Clarksville, VA
Photography
I have been an exhibiting artist for the past 30 years, I am inspired by the beauty in every day life, more specifically capturing images that represent a simpler time of life during the mid 1900‰'s.
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Lynn Burcher
G 15
Hillsborough, NC
Jewelry
I love working with glass‰--stained glass, fused glass, hot glass, and glass enamels. Making sculptural torchwork beads is my very favorite technique, though, and nature is a perpetual source of inspiration.
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Donald Portschy
G 16
Greensboro, GA
Metal
Metal Wall Hangings with both realistic and abstract designs. Materials used are copper, brass, steel & cut nails. For added color and softness, stain glass, blown glass and patinas are incorporated.
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Tracy Anderson
G 17
Norfolk, VA
Painting
I am not trying to realistically paint exactly what I see, but celebrate what makes each animal unique.
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Gloria Armentrout
G 18
Staunton, VA
Fiber
I have the vision of how the "forgotten" can look "fabulous". Inspiration emanates from vintage fashions, the vibrant coloration of discarded leather, a textured jacket or an old forgotten wedding gown. From each article, a new upscaled life begins--deconstructing and reconstructing into a bag design that exhibits extraordinary beauty and a massage of color.
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Mark Poole
G 19, 20
Hagerstown, MD
Ceramics
My inspiration to create art comes from my surroundings; nature that surrounds us, buildings that shelter us,and my family that inspire me to do better. I am a full-time functional potter and a raku potter. I am fortunate enough to be able to create pure artwork(raku) and also create functional artwork that people can enjoy using everyday.
1st time at AOFTA
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Liz Kain
G 21
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Jewelry
I have had a 25 year love affair with metal. Previously to being a jewellery designer I was a graphic designer. I began to take night courses in metalwork and felt an immediate connection with the material. My first jewellery course was an epiphany. For me it was a perfect marriage of the technical and the creative. This led me to the three year goldsmithing course at George Brown College in Toronto, and I have not looked back. My history in graphic design has informed my work greatly. I bring a narrative quality to much of my work. The pieces that I consider most successful are those that offer a hint of a story, but are open ended in their interpretation.
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Mary-Anne Collins
G 22
Raleigh, NC
3-D Mixed Media
Whimsical sculpture created with clay, fabric and acrylic.
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Arlene Daniel
G 23
Winston Salem, NC
Painting
I draw inspiration from plein air painting to bring that freshness and vitality to my work. My goal in the painting process is to evoke a sense of place or feelings in my work
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Elizabeth Krome
G 26
Toano, VA
Ceramics
My work evolves as my hands interact with clay. I rarely sketch beforehand, plan in detail, or aspire to match a clay form to a conceptual vision. Rather, the experience of shaping one curve sends me to the next; it makes me wonder what would happen if I shifted it just a bit or used it in a different context. The work moves forward through my hands as much as through my head. I love the luminous qualities of porcelain and the robust vigor of stoneware. Whichever clay I am using, I always want the imperatives of function to be accomplished with clean lines, balance, and simplicity.
Local artist!
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Jd Davison
G 27
Upper Arlington, OH
Jewelry
Our colorful hand painted acrylic and sterling jewelry is made by blending traditional metal working, like casting, with new tech, like laser cutters. Our designs are inspired by science and nature.
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Jenny Martos
G 28
Richmond, VA
Metal
A scientist turned artist, I am particularly fascinated by the exploring and manipulating color, pattern, and texture on different metals.
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Kirk Miller
G 29
North Palm Beach, FL
Glass
I am inspired by the beautiful waters and sea life of Florida.
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Andrew Bulloch
G 30
Camden, NC
2-D Mixed Media
I create original heavy duty floorcloths that are a 1 of a kind floor coverings. Which can be made in a array of sizes, color & deigns. They protect the floor,withstand heavy traffic &easy to clean.
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Laura Mcgowan
G 31
Onancock, VA
Painting
The way that changing light creates emotion and mood - in the landscape, the ocean and sky, and even in a simple still life of natural objects - drives me to capture that fleeting moment in time. I am inspired by the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where I live and work, as well as the Atlantic coast, where I've spent countless days watching the waves.
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Paul Aude
G 32
Cary, NC
Fiber
I offer handmade leather Handbags, Laptop messenger bags, leather journals filled with recycled handmade paper, and Belts. variation in the colors of my product comes from hand mixed color dyes.
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Lanny Pelletier
G 33
Cape Carteret, NC
Ceramics
wheel thrown stoneware,mostly functional
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Joan Michlin
G 34
Sarasota, FL
Jewelry
14K /22K ,Sterling Silver, myriad exotic gems. Cast / Constructed. 1- of- a Kind & Limited Edition.The Art Boxes pictured feature detachable/wearable jewelry designs.
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Will Bellucci
G 35, 36
Williamsburg, VA
Wood
We love trees because they remind us of people in many ways. Their outside appearance hides the undiscovered beauty that lies within. Our joy comes from discovering that beauty as we shape each piece... the grain, the color, the texture, the smell... combined into an atmosphere similar to someone reuniting with an old friend. Different trees have different personalities... some are smooth and friendly, and are easy to work with, others are a bit more difficult... just like people. Any flaws are looked upon as a thing of beauty, and not as an imperfection. We create every wooden bowl and vessel for a specific person. It gives us sincere pleasure to witness this chance meeting.
Local artist!
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Liz Cummings
G 37
Laguna Niguel, CA
Painting
Locations water and their reflecting quality are my focus. I attempt to create a sense of movement in the water using the reflections.
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Melanie Moore
G 38
Malden On Hudson, NY
Jewelry
Contemporary craft is a wonderful medium within which to explore creativity and at the same time experience the not so obvious aesthetic possibilities of everyday items. Developing a variety of materials into concepts of applied arts also gives us a feeling of satisfaction by helping our collectors appreciate and have a growing interest in our creative output.
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David Julian
G 39
Westminster, CO
Photography
The photography of National Geographic has been my inspiration since before I could read. I strive to capture images of our world that instill in the viewer happiness, peace and wonder at the world around us.
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Teresa Bowen
G 40
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Ceramics
My goal is for my customers to have pleasure in the everyday use of my work. I enjoy adding a personal touch to the pottery by using stamps and/or distorting the wet clay. This allows the glazes and colors to flow over the surface to create a more interesting surface.
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Karen Trimble
G 41
Baltimore, MD
Painting
Inspiration? I love pushing paint around and seeing the magic of creating beauty and drama with brush and paint.
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Elginia Mccrary
G 42
Chesapeake, VA
2-D Mixed Media
My works focus on a tapestry of works that are interwoven events of moments in time. Life consistently changes in areas and my works also progresses in style and techniques.
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Nicario Jimenez
G 43
Naples, FL
3-D Mixed Media
I am a third generation artist. My compositions depict historical, traditional, socio-political themes.
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Eleanor Cox
G 45
Midlothian, VA
Painting
Landscape and gardens appeal to my visual senses.. i enjoy color and light in the landscape and the spontaneous nature of watercolor, with it's unexpected but often fresh results.
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David Heller
G 46
Charlottesville, VA
Wood
I create elegant classical furniture. Shape and function are graceful and appropriate. I use solid woods, veneers, brass and fine cloth and traditional construction techniques to evoke heirloom quality and feel. Marquetry is used to embellish surfaces and personalize pieces. I also create decorated woodenware from this same place. They are ‰"too pretty to use‰" but are meant to function for decades, and look good all the while.
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Jean Havet
G 47
San Francisco, CA
Jewelry
We design and handcraft fabricated jewelry of Sterling silver, brass and copper. Our speciality has always been bracelets. We also create rings, earrings, & one-of-a-kind antique coin pendants.
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Kathleen Master
G 48
Hollysprings, NC
2-D Mixed Media
I am both visual and tactile by nature. The etching on copper creates a texture that is both felt and seen while my backgrounds utilize the watercolors and pastels achieving a vivid landscape.
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Charlotte Munning
G 49
Greensboro, NC
Ceramics
My inspiration is from nature, its organic forms and colors. Light interacts with each clay form, making a dynamic statement of the beauty of the natural world. Earth, Wind and Fire.
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Zah George
G 50
Baltimore, MD
Photography
I see myself as a painter with the camera. Sentimental, dreamy & nostalgic feelings are my main goals to capture.
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Kristin Moger
G 51
Franklin, IN
Drawing and Pastels
The challenge of drawing realistic objects described by unnatural patterning in a way that is pleasing to the eye and challenging to the mind continues to intrigue me as I create my drawings. I love to add whimsy and humor in my work, as well as drama- all using only black ink. It harkens back to old etchings and illuminated manuscripts.
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Alfred Huntley
G 52
Mercer, PA
Jewelry
sterling and fine silver, created using traditional silversmith techniques including forging, fret sawing, silver soldering, and bezel work. also use of cabochon and faceted stones and chainmaille.
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Karin Neuvirth
G 53
Durham, NC
Painting
I use a palette knife to create textured, expressionistic works that speak to my own spontaneous nature. Because I mix all of my colors from only primaries, I have an intimate knowledge of my palette.
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David Souza
G 54
Gilbertsville, PA
Wood
My work is driven by the nature I observe every day. I use the wonderful Organic forms and the pleasing curves of human shape to inspire my creations. As a wood artist, I use natural edges, stressed timbers, and bark inclusions to reveal the beauty of the wood. I present my contemporary turnings as art, in a traditionally craft medium.
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Nataliya Strumila
G 55
Greensboro, NC
Jewelry
Lost Art of Filigree comes to life when I create jewelry inspired by Nature. I use steel wires and semi precious gems to sculpt flower, leaf & berry patterns.
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Jeanne Norton Hammett
G 56
Saint Inigoes, MD
Graphics and Printmaking
I live in Southern Maryland and am surrounded by beautiful views on a daily basis. Most of my images are of the Chesapeake Bay and its environs. It is hard not to be affected by the beauty I see all around me.
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Stewart Rein
G 57, 58
Las Vegas, NV
Photography
My inspiration is what my eyes see. I'm happy to be alive and continue to be in awe of the places I visit. From the grand to the minute, there is always something for a photographer to capture and share with others.
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Mary May
G 59
Raleigh, NC
Jewelry
As a classically trained musician, I hear balance, harmony, rhythm, and texture in nature. Through my jewelry, I strive to create a wearable visual representation of those expressions.
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Janet Gaddy
G 60
Brown Summit, NC
Ceramics
The combinations of our backgrounds are the perfect blend for the art we create. One a Bachelor of Science Graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Geo-Chemistry, the other a Graduate of Averett University a Masters Degree in Studio Art and Art Education. Together we have learned the necessary skills, processes and techniques from each other throughout our time together as collaborative studio artists. Tim spent 35 years traveling Eastern Europe collecting Art Glass made during the Art Nouveau Period, predominately turn of the century pieces made by the great Glass Masters of the Bohemian Region. These have greatly influenced his choice of shapes and development of glaze recipe colorations. Janet is influenced by her time spent in Italy traveling and studying local sculptural and pottery techniques in Cortona. Timothy and Janet both create the crystalline glaze formulas, glaze each piece and conduct the complicated, multi-level firings.
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David Wilson
G 61
Norfolk, VA
Photography
Any number of things. Sometimes the interplay of light and shadow, tone and texture, or maybe the juxtaposition of the different elements of the image.
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Lisa Saether
G 62
Penn Yan, NY
2-D Mixed Media
it has always been about the process for me, i show up and start making stuff....i don‰Ûªt start out with a particular plan...of course, there will be a general theme that begins and continues for a while, each piece is a part of a larger whole, a fragment in space and time......now it is no longer about production, but creating a place, a feel, and a world to spend some time in.
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Andrew Mosedale
G 63
Saint Augustine, FL
Digital
I just love being an artist.
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Emre Tekeli
G 64
Tampa, FL
Jewelry
I started as a hobby and become an artist .
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Edgar Reims
G 65
Harpswell, ME
Painting
I paint on location because I am after the truth of that moment. I think sensitive people respond emotionally to what they perceive to be true, real.
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Geoffrey Coleman
G 66
Williamsburg, VA
Photography
I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. My inspiration has always been to try and share my vision of the world and find beauty and/or truth in all its aspects.
Local artist!
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Scottie Fox
G 67
Vale, NC
Ceramics
Combining modern and regional influences,our work is a reflection of the American Art Pottery Tradition.
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Michael Zelenka
G 68
Cleveland, OH
Glass
I'm inspired by the creative process allowing me to make something out of nothing.
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Tim Caviness
B 01
Williamsburg, VA
Jewelry
Natural stones from around the world inspire creative designs for contemporary jewelry.
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Jinsong Kim
B 02
Seagrove, NC
Ceramics
I have been working in pottery for over 30 years. Since first touching clay it has been in the heart and soul of both myself and my wife. The designs are inspired by nature and life. The cutout and carvings are traditionally Korean and motifs that are painted and symbolic of pure nature. A dragonfly symbolizes living life to it's fullest. To be happy in your every day life is how we see the dragonfly by the way he dances thru life. We work in pottery with the same feeling. We will continue to throw, carve and paint as long as there is clay to throw and pots to decorate.
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C. W. Banfield
B 03, 04
Howell, MI
Photography
I came to landscape photography after many years and 16,000 miles of long distance hiking. Covering thousands of miles alone and at a walking pace inspires a profound appreciation of the natural world and invites contemplation. Seeking a creative outlet that embodied those values, I turned to large format photography. I enjoy the deliberate and labor intensive aspects of the process. Because it is a methodical and entirely manual endeavor, it forces me to slow down ‰ÛÒ to a mental walking pace ‰ÛÒ and create an image worthy of my subject. My intent is not merely to capture a moment, but to evoke feelings and promote an emotional connection to the subject.
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Carolyn Currie
B 05
New Milford, CT
Painting
When someone comes into my booth and relates to my paintings I consider that as success. My work is peaceful in a complicated world.
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Dennis Stuart
B 06
New Milford, CT
Painting
From my travels with my motor home along the Atlantic coastal seaboard throughout each year at state Park and wildlife areas
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Alyssa Ligmont
B 07
North Lauderdale, FL
Ceramics
I believe functional items must perform flawlessly at the purpose for which they are intended. Please take notice of how each piece feels when you hold it in your hands; expressly the subtle diversities in form, the variety of surface textures and colors attainable only through handmade ceramic work. It is with daily use an important relationship develops with each object conjuring a sense of comfort, companionship and community. Sculptural forms strike the counter balance to the functional pottery. The forms are loose even whimsical, juxtaposing seemingly dissimilar and even absurd elements and ideas into a single object. Since a sculpture is no longer bound by the constraint of function, she takes creative license filling the sculptures with imagery from stories, music, her dreams, and ideas about human nature, and mankind’s relationship with nature.
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Warner Whitfield
B 08
Ocala, FL
Glass
Our designs are influenced by diving in the shallow clear waters of Florida and kayaking the rivers of North America. Combined with our dance instructing careers many of our designs and compositions, particularly those involving the Latticino technique, are reminiscent in feeling of underwater coral reefs and the rhythm of the dance.
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Phill Singer
B 09
New Britain, PA
Painting
I like to see something new every time I look at a painting. ThatÕs why in each painting I create, I strive for beauty, yet hope the audience also finds it challenging, bold, smart, funny, and imaginative. When you find the unexpected in a piece of art, that makes it worth taking home. The inspiration for my images comes from a mashup of the imagery we are bombarded with everyday. Hopefully skill and craft are not part of a bygone era. I hope my paintings can still connect to todayÕs audience.
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Katherine Maloney
B 10
Cologne, VA
Ceramics
I grew up on an organic farm in Tidewarer VA where I observed animals and the natural landscape as a daily ritual. My work aspires to imbue a sense of integrity and contemplation through using particular animals and forming them into introspective postures. While each piece I make is functional, I hope to encourage joy in the domestic setting by creating decorative vessels for individuals personal spaces.
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Steven Whorl
B 11
Abell,, MD
Glass
Original design and hand crafted art glass panels utilizing kiln fired vitreous paints and silver stain in the copper foil method.
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Chuck Dubois
B 12
Williamsburg, VA
Painting
Acrylic painting on 140 # cold press Arches watercolor paper using watercolor technique and drybrush. On canvas /use the acrylic paint thick like oils with thick brush strokes and palette knife
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John Hartung
B 13
Clearwater, FL
Photography
I look for personality in my photographs. I appreciate life of all kinds and mostly concentrate on creating images of animals great and small. My goal is to capture the moment when they share themselves and their soul.
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Paula Brown-Steedly
B 14
Charlottesville, VA
Ceramics
The work is grounded in life and is a personal response to the enduring tenacity of life. The common threads of the works are motion, change, and passing time. My pieces reveal the power of the sea, the endurance of the mountains, the grace and impact of the horse, the warmth of the sun, the force of the wind, the falling rain, and time, as I see life in nature.
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Mimi Hay
B 15
Myrtle Beach, SC
Fiber
After a childhood in Japan I find Shibori and other textural elements of surface design best express those early influences.
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Eugene Smith
B 16
Winchester, VA
Painting
I paint on 140lb hotpress paper. I let the water coexist with the paint. Techniques used are wet on wet & drybrush. My Asian work is inspired by using bamboo brushes in an eastern and western style.
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James Meade
B 17
Richmond, KY
Photography
Jane and Jim try to capture the colors and reflections in nature that they love so that they can share this beauty with others.
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Bob Mandala
B 18
Williamsburg, VA
Metal
I have always been drawn to trees of various shapes and sizes. They can be bold and majestic, wispy and fragile, and reshaped by the elements in which they are constantly subjected. My interpretations are stylized but still maintain the character of the actual tree. I am continually striving to construct different types of trees and bases without jeopardizing the integrity of this noble stalwart in our landscapes.
Local artist!
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Ronda Borberg-Shulenburg
B 19
Newport News, VA
Ceramics
Busting out of a grey cubicle farm many years ago, inspired me to experiment with clay and colors. There are no political statements, no hidden meanings, or 25 cent words to describe my work. I make colorful pottery and fish for the halibut because I cod.
Local artist!
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Cam Chapman
B 20
Weston, FL
Photography
Documenting and paying tribute to these icons of the sea is an honor that I treasure.
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William Jenkins
B 21, 22
Montross, VA
Wood
Many of my pieces come from requests by my customers..I also examine originals and see what I can do to make comfortable for people of today.
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