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An Occasion for the Arts Artists

Each fall our goal is to bring fabulous art to Williamsburg, VA and 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 23 US states, plus Canada.

To help plan your time at this premier event, select a category from the options on the left and see the splendid talent from artists in that category who will be joining us this year.  Click on the sample image by the artist's name to display more of the art or select the link to visit their web site.

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

Quicklook: This Year's Artists

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Carlton Abbott
O 01
Williamsburg, VA
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
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
One of a kind sterling silver jewelry with with semi precious our precious stones. What is the inspirational yourself
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Robert Stadnycki
O 04
Harrisburg, PA
My clothing is printed and painted from my original paintings
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Spencer Tinkham
O 05
Norfolk, VA
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
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
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, NH
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Joseph Pelka
O 17
Fort Wayne, IN
The inspiration behind my work stems from the desire to take something from the earth and create pieces that will valued from generation to generation. I choose to work with clay due to the infinite variety of forms and designs that can be achieved with it. Clay provides a hands-on connection to the art form. Your hands are used as tools more than in any other medium. I have always been fascinated with nature and incorporate it into many of my designs. All of my designs are original and I handcraft each one of my pieces. I am the designer, the builder and the decorator.
1st time at AOFTA
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Greg Sandage
O 18
Lexington, VA
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
i chose the other path and that has made all the difference.
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Evan Reinheimer
O 20
Boca Raton, FL
I like to see the world from a unique vantage point. Using a kite to lift my camera allows me to do this by being able to view my subject from a perspective higher than being on the ground, but lower than aircraft can fly.
1st time at AOFTA
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Phillip Hall
O 21
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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
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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Teri Oja
O 23
Enola, PA
I look for inspiration in the things that surround me in daily life. The rich colors, patterns and textures in nature provide an immense range of possibilities for my interpretation.
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Katrin Wolf
O 24
Monticello, FL
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.
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Victor Edwards
O 25, 26
Monticello, FL
I started designing and exhibiting my furniture at art festivals 41 years ago,the compliments I receive keep my going
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Trista Chapman
O 27
Fredericksburg, VA
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
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 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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Caroline Clarke
O 30
Thomaston, GA
I be been privileged to create exctlting purses for my customers a look I've tired to capture in each design with my Purseonality with a hint of extravagance and sophisticated
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Matthew Leavell
O 31, 32
Foster, VA
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
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
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
I like to describe my paintings as, Òcolor driven atmospheric abstractionsÓ. 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
Since my twenties, I‰Û÷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 ‰ÛÏoffline‰Û hobby satisfied my passion to experiment, explore and push this medium. From childhood I‰Ûªve 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
Love making Jewelry and making woman happy with my art
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John Dorish
O 38
New York, NY
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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Bob Schamerhorn
G 02
Richmond, VA
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
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
Oil on canvas using palette knife.
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James Chamberlain
G 05
Williamsburg, VA
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
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.
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Peggy Thomas
G 08
Prosperity, SC
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.
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Roberta Manly
G 09
Centreville, VA
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
I look to Japan an 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
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
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
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
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‰Û÷s.
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Lynn Burcher
G 15
Hillsborough, NC
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 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
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
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
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
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
Whimsical sculpture created with clay, fabric and acrylic.
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Arlene Daniel
G 23
Winston Salem, NC
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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Curits Jenney
G 24
Clearwater, FL
Growing up in the hills of Connecticut I developed a keen appreciation for natural surroundings and I have tried to capture this element in my work. Combining the natural design of leaves and flowing water I attempt to emulate what I saw in those beautiful hills. As in nature each leaf has its own variation in shape and texture by hand crafting "leaf fossils' in a natural mixture of clay ,granite dust, glass fibers, 2 curatives without any resins . Each of my leaves are signed and dated.
1st time at AOFTA
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Kevin Chen
G 25
Cary, NC
I use brushes freely with ink& colors extracted mostly from natural material to paint on the silk or handmade rice paper by the methods of using the brushstroke techniques.
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Elizabeth Krome
G 26
Toano, VA
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
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.
1st time at AOFTA
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Jenny Martos
G 28
Richmond, VA
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
I am inspired by the beautiful waters and sea life of Florida.
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Andrew Bulloch
G 30
Camden, NC
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
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.
1st time at AOFTA
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Lanny Pelletier
G 33
Cape Carteret, NC
wheel thrown stoneware,mostly functional
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Joan Michlin
G 34
Sarasota, FL
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
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
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
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
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
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.
1st time at AOFTA
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Tim Caviness
B 01
Williamsburg, VA
Natural stones from around the world inspire creative designs for contemporary jewelry.
Local artist!
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Jinsong Kim
B 02
Seagrove, NC
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
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
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
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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Misha Sanborn
B 07
Fredericksburg , VA
I am heavy influenced my mentor who apprenticed in a traditional English pottery. I create functional pots for every day use. My designs are inspired by nature in some form, whether its the leaf shapes or the movement of my scrafitto shapes that remind me of the movement of water or flow of the wind. I'd like my pots to be an everyday part of someone's day, enriching little moments.
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Warner Whitfield
B 08
Ocala, FL
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
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
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
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
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
Local artist!
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John Hartung
B 13
Clearwater, FL
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
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
After a childhood in Japan I find Shibori and other textural elements of surface design best express those early influences.
AOFTA Booth:
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(N. Boundary B 15) Map It
Eugene Smith
B 16
Winchester, VA
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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(N. Boundary B 16) Map It
James Meade
B 17
Richmond, KY
Jane and Jim try to capture the colors and reflections in nature that they love so that they can share this beauty with others.
1st time at AOFTA
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(N. Boundary B 17) Map It
Bob Mandala
B 18
Williamsburg, VA
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!
AOFTA Booth:
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(N. Boundary B 18) Map It
Ronda Borberg-Shulenburg
B 19
Newport News, VA
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!
AOFTA Booth:
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(N. Boundary B 19) Map It
Cam Chapman
B 20
Weston, FL
Documenting and paying tribute to these icons of the sea is an honor that I treasure.
AOFTA Booth:
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(N. Boundary B 20) Map It
William Jenkins
B 21, 22
Montross, VA
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.
AOFTA Booth:
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(N. Boundary B 21, 22) Map It

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