Make plans to join us for the 12th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
This is our biggest event of the year, highlighting over 30 fine artists and exhibitors, adding new talent year after year. You’ll find art of all mediums, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, and more.
As we do every year, we will be raffling off three $100 gift certificates that we will draw in the afternoon to be redeemed at any artist’s booth! The drawings will be held throughout the afternoon, but you have to visit the artists first, so be sure to come early and see what they have to offer!
We hope to see you at the 12th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
Please Note: We do not allow pop-up tents at this event as we have a large tent with seating available. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed so long as they are not set up in the Artist’s Village. Seating under the tent is first-come-first-served and no reservations will be taken for this event. While Rosemont and many of the Artists accept credit cards it’s always a great idea to bring cash with you to make your purchases easier.
Meet the Artists!
Alana Baker – Browns Summit, NC
Alana is a native North Carolina leather smith creating unique and functional art inspired by nature. Her works feature designs that are either carved into handmade leather items such as jewelry, journals, and wall hanging.
Jana’s Paintings & Pottery – Jana Baker – Pelham, NC
Acrylic Paintings & Pottery
Jana is an award-winning fine artists with over thirty years of experience in painting and pottery. She is inspired by nature, creating original art that is both decorative and functional in her studio in Pelham, North Carolina.
Dukie Barner – Henrico, NC
Mixed Media – Printmaking, Photography, Collage/Assemblage Techniques
Dukie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and taught art in public schools for 25 years. She presently shows at Rosemont Winery, the Virginia Tidewater area, Richmond, and Roanoke Rapids and is a member of HCAC in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and the YCAF in Yorktown, VA.
Baskets by Jeannie B – Jeannie Blackwell – Washington, NC – New Artist!
Homemade Rope & Fabric Baskets
Since retirement, Jeannie has had the time to enjoy the art of basket-making. The joy it brings to not only her but others is priceless!
Anne Britt – Ebony, VA
Anne is a self-taught beader who loves working with color and texture and exploring new techniques. Beading became a passion for Anne about ten years ago and while the process is time-consuming it’s worth every minute especially when strangers stop to say, “I love your necklace!”
Nanci Charpentier – Baton Rouge, LA – New Artist!
Nanci is a self-taught painter who specializes in oils, gouache, and pastels. She is inspired by Virginia and North Carolina landscape as she spends one to two months in the area hiking the Appalachian Trail and her Summers on Lake Gaston.
Megan Compton – Ebony, VA – New Artist!
Megan and her husband relocated from the Jersey shore to Ebony VA in 2019. They’ve quickly made Lake Gaston their home and were blessed with a beautiful baby boy (Mac) in 2021. Megan’s background is in Landscape Architecture and she enjoys crafting and DIYing in her spare time. She’s known best for her unique leather earrings and whimsical dream catchers.
Dexter Covington – Mebane, NC
Dexter uses recycle sheet steel and hand-cuts each piece to then weld it together with a wire welder. He works alone and all designs are his own original designs. What he enjoys most about his work is constantly creating new designs and ideas.
Bob Dobson – Henrico, NC
Bob is a retired USMC Colonel with a life-long passion for wood. He and his wife live locally and he enjoys golfing, reading, and cooking and has been turning wood for four years.
Julie Drohan – Bracey, VA – New Artist!
Julie is a Lake Gaston photographer who is inspired by nature, travel, and her love for the lakeside community. She enjoys capturing the sights of unique places near and far!
The Clarksville Weaver – Randie Felts – Clarksville, VA
Handwoven Fiber Arts
Randie has been weaving for more than 14 years and she continues to develop new designs for fun and functional fine, handwoven apparel. Her product is made with sustainable plant fibers for easy care and years of use.
Mam Jam’s Candle Company – Tracy Foster – Rice, VA
Tracy began making candles in 2015 when she became an empty-nester. With the support of her family and friends, she soon turned her hobby that she loved into a small business of 100% soy candles in a variety of sizes and fragrances.
Luis Gutierrez – Kernersville, NC – New Artist!
Luis is a woodworker specializing in cheeseboards, wine stoppers, coffee scoopers, and honey dippers. He’s a part-time woodworker but full-time fun!
Allison Harn – Raleigh, NC
Glicée Prints & Hand-painted Tea Towels
Allison is an artist from Cary, NC. Although she creates in multiple painting mediums, she prefers oil, acrylic gouache, and watercolor with subjects that usually include, but are not limited to, the natural world, still life, and food.
Karolyn Hawthorne – South Hill, VA
Paintings & Silver Jewelry
Karolyn’s jewelry design work has become a natural extension of her fine art.. Because she puts a lot of time and effort into her jewelry, she wants the final pieces to be of real as well as artistic value. Her artist’s eye chooses only the finest specimens; hand-selecting each precious or semi-precious stone from all over the world.
Peggy Helms – Chesterfield, VA
Acrylic, Pastel, and Watercolor Paintings
Peggy graduated from East Carolina University. After retiring from teaching, she started art lessons from Amy Barr in Chesterfield, VA for fun and then started participating in art shows. She now shows her work at Side Street Gallery in Colonial Heights, VA.
Susan Hontz – Bracey, VA
Susan has loved raising plants since she was young. She purchased Air Plants Arrangement and has been raising them for fourteen years. Her arrangements are made using glass globes, stones, wood, and grapevines. She creates art using air plants and the possibilities are endless!
Willoughby Hundley – Boydton, VA
Dr. Willoughby Hundley is a graduate of VCU Medical School and works as an emergency room physician. He has written three mystery fiction novels based on his experience as a local medical examiner. He lives with his wife in Boydton, VA where they raise timber and enjoy horses.
Teresa Inge – Chesapeake, VA
Teresa grew up reading Nacy Drew mysteries. Combining her love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing fiction. Teresa resides in Southeastern Virginia with her husband and her two dogs.
Janet Jackson – Raleigh, NC
Janet’s love of rocks morphed into a jewelry business! She is retired and devotes her time to creating unique jewelry pieces. There is no store – just a studio in her spare bedroom. To sell, she just packs the car and travels!
Denise Jordan – Roanoke Rapids, NC – New Artist!
Denise has been a potter since 1986 and earned her ceramics degree from ECU. Her work is inspired by her love of the water. Lake or ocean, you’ll see and feel the flow in her creations.
Kindred Spirits Pottery – Littleton, NC
Brigitte Bombardier & Dale Willingham, are ceramic artists who enjoy creating functional one-of-a-kind pottery using stoneware and porcelain clays. They work on the wheel and do hand building, fire to ^6 using lead-free glazes. They are inspired by beautiful Lake Gaston and have our Kindred Spirits Pottery studio surrounded by water and facing the stunning sunrises.
Pine Tree Pottery – Virginia Lang – Littleton, NC
Pottery/Knitted & Crocheted Items
Virginia is retired after 35 years as a flight attendant and is enjoying lake life! She has been making pottery and yarn products for over 55 years!
Debra Novotny – Henderson, NC – New Artist!
Debra enjoys many forms of art and when she found pottery around five years ago she knew it was her favorite! She took lessons from a master potter and attended pottery classes through a local Deleware college. She loves nature and enjoys adding imprints of natural leaves to her designs.
Nancy Panko – Fuquay Varina, NC – New Artist!
Nancy is a retired pediatric RN and is an award-winning author. She is a twenty-two-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and is published in Guideposts & Women’s World Magazines!
Unique Stained Glass – Madeline Ramsey – Alexandria, VA
Stained Glass, Fused & Slump Glass & Torchwork Beads
Madeline has been working in glass for over 40 years and has never seen a piece of glass she didn’t like! Her goal is to make art that is available for everyone to admire, and enjoy!
Scrollsaw Chris – Chris Ruch – Ebony, VA
Wood Scroll Saw Pieces
Chris Ruch retired to Lake Gaston with his wife Valerie in 2011 from New Jersey. He began woodworking and scroll sawing as a hobby. Chris cuts each piece by hand, one at a time, without the use of a computer-driven laser or router. He’s just a retired man with lots of time and way too much sawdust in his garage!
Valerie Ruch – Ebony, VA – New Artist!
Valerie is a skilled sewer who loves beautiful fabric and magical colors. She creates fun items like quilted table runners, two-sided aprons, and dog collars!
Lisa Seeber – Broadnax, VA – New Artist!
Lisa creates contemporary silver wire jewelry and beaded boho-inspired jewelry.
George Sheffield – Blackstone, VA
Woodworking and Birdhouses
George is a self-taught hobbyist woodworker for over 60 years. He makes unique and unusual birdfeeders and birdhouses as well as peppermills and other unusual wood items.
Patricia Snipes – Ebony, VA
Patricia has been working with glass for more than 20 years in various mediums and disciplines, including custom work in copper foiled stained glass.
Josephine Lane Bow Ties – Erika Tanner – South Hill, VA
Hand-crafted Bow Ties
Josephine Lane is a young business that came about when Erika had a difficult time finding unique self-tie bow ties for her husband that were also affordable. Her business has continued to grow and now includes statement pieces for the entire family! Erika’s “day job” is school counseling, so being able to be creative is wonderful stress relief.
Debra Wright – South Hill, VA – New Artist!
Debra has been a hairstylist for over 40 years and has always enjoyed expressing her creativity through art. Her style is eclectic with a bohemian flair!
Shore Soap – Carolyn Zahnow – Youngsville, NC – New Artist!
Carolyn is a North Carolina native having also lived in Tenessee, California, and Texas but she always wanted to return to North Carolina! Shore Soap started as a fundraiser for a nonprofit Carolyn started but she continues to make soap as it’s a stress reliever.