Make plans to join us for the 10th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
Admission is free, so bring the entire family!
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 participating artist’s booth! The drawings will be held at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00, but you have to visit the artists first, so be sure to come early and see what they have to offer!
We will be offering a $5 commemorative Wine & Art Festival glass with unlimited tastings at the big tasting tent in the middle of the Artist Village. We hope to see you at the 10th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
2018 Artists Announced!
Here are our 2018 Artists: (New Artists Announced!)
50 Shades of Cabernet – Various Artists– Chesapeake, VA
50 Shades of Cabernet is a mysterious wine anthology collection of short stories by various artists throughout the state of Virginia. Their other book, Virginia is for Mysteries is a collection of short stories set in and around the state of Virginia.
Act Two Photography – Carrie DeJan – Newport News, VA – New Artist for 2018
Carrie is a “photographer just trying to capture the world around her as she sees it”. She specializes in fine art prints of landscape, nature, and abstract art.
Tracy Anderson – Norfolk, VA
After graduating VCU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design, Tracy was a graphic designer for years and later became a chef. While working with local, sustainable farms, she was inspired to start painting again. She is now able to combine her love of creating art with her love of nature.
Jana Baker – Pelham, NC
Acrylic Paintings & Pottery
Jana has been a self-taught artist for over thirty years, working in both painting and pottery. In December of 2009, she fulfilled her dream and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Painting. Jana is known for her ability to capture and harness light and shadow. She paints and sculpts a variety of themes.
Dukie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971 and taught art in public schools for 25 years. She is a participating artist in the artist co-op in Yorktown, VA and has exhibited in Tidewater, VA, Richmond, VA, Lake Gaston, NC, Roanoke Rapids, NC, South Hill, VA, Tarboro, NC, and at Rosemont Vineyards & Winery. She presently enjoys working at her studio in Lake Gaston.
Birdie’s Pimento Cheese – Robin Allen – South Hill, VA
We’re a mom-and-pop company, sharing the love of pimento cheese. Birdie’s Pimento Cheese is made in small batches that show a different side of this southern staple. Birdie’s has a little less mayonnaise and a lot more flavor than your average cheese spread!
Anne Britt – Ebony, VA
Anne is a self-taught beader who loves working with color and texture and exploring new techniques. She and her husband retired to Lake Gaston two years ago. Beading became a passion for Anne about seven years ago.
Celtic Pottery – Timothy Moran & Janet Gaddy – Brown Summit, NC
Janet and Timothy Moran began their collaborative clay adventure in 2002 in Southern West Virginia. The elegance of their crystalline glaze on porcelain has never ending possibilities offering the opportunity to combine Tim’s chemistry knowledge and Janet’s sculpture and pottery background to design and create decorative and functional pieces.
Dean Caraway – Macon, NC
Dean is a self-taught, avid woodworker who uses conventional woodworking tools combined with modern technology in his Lake Gaston studio. His works have evolved over the years after learning new methods and techniques to create stunning and useful works of art.
The Clarksville Weaver – Randie Felts – Clarksville, VA
Handwoven Fiber Arts
For more than 10 years, Randie’s focus has been to design and produce quality handwoven apparel with style and function.
Dexter Covington quit his job as a computer operator in 1972 to become a full-time metal sculptor. His unique garden sculptures are made of recycled steel, and consists mostly of herons, praying mantis, and dragonflies. What he enjoys most about his work is constantly creating new ideas and designs.
JJ and George Doyle – Union Level, VA
Paintings & Handmade Leather
JJ went from being an ad assistant to a graphic design instructor and has now turned her talents to painting, which she has wanted to do all of her life. George is a retired chef who has followed his passion of becoming a leather craftsman.
Flair Jewelry by Renate – Renate Ingram – Roanoke Rapids, NC
Renate makes handmade, one of a kind, silver, copper, and leather jewelry. She has been making jewelry for over 20 years and loves it.
Heartfelt Drawings by D’Ann Marie – D’Ann Marie Stiltner – Carson, VA
Pen & Ink Drawings
D’Ann’s roots run deep in Southern New Mexico and in the mid-west but she proudly calls Virginia her home. She enjoys working with pen & ink as well as sketching with pencil. She uses several different techniques to bring her subjects to life.
Karolyn Hawthorne – South Hill, VA
Paintings & Silver Jewelry
Karolyn was born and raised in Miami, FL, where she developed a love for natural beauty early in life. She attended college at Virginia Teach and after graduation moved to Lawrenceville, VA to pursue a teaching career. In 1996 the death of her father provided her with a “wake up call” to enroll in an oil painting class at a Southside Virginia Community College, and she was immediately hooked. Recently she has discovered that her greatest painting pleasure is painting animal portrait commissions, however, she also enjoys handcrafting fine silver jewelry as well.
Peggy Helms– Chesterfield, VA
Acrylic, Pastel and Watercolor Paintings
Peggy has been studying under Amy Barr at Art Adventures in Richmond, VA for the past 6 years. Before retiring, she taught Elementary School in Chesterfield, VA where she loved to illustrate and do art projects with her students to help them learn. She has had her work on display and for sale at Waters View Restaurant on Lake Gaston from time to time.
Janet Jackson –Raleigh, NC – New Artist for 2018
Janet is a self-taught jeweler who does all of her own work. She creates gemstone jewelry with an emphasis on wired pieces. She creates earrings, bracelets, and pendants and uses all USA made wire.
Lake Blossom Pottery – Barbara Pucci – Littleton, NC
Barbara started Lake Blossom Pottery after her first pottery class at John C Campbell Folk School in 2010. Since then she has studied extensively at Claymaker’s Studio in Durham, NC under several renowned Carolina potters. Currently, you can find Barb designing her custom yarn bowls, wine coolers, mugs and plates at her home studio on beautiful Lake Gaston.
Lake Fish Designs – Lori Magnusson – Henrico, NC – New Artist for 2018
Hand Painted Signs
Lori has always loved mixing and blending paint. She began rehabbing furniture which grew into signs. Her signs give her an opportunity to paint and be more creative.
Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce – Littleton, NC
The Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce will be selling tickets to their Splash Raffle!
Lake Gaston Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild – Ebony, VA
The Lake Gaston Piecemakers Quilt Guild is a group of ladies of all ages that gather together to share their talents in quilt making and other hand crafts.
Travis LeBlanc – LaCrosse, VA – New Artist for 2018
Travis makes handmade knives from recycled farrier raps and outfits them with custom knife scales made from stabilized wood, pine cones, resin, and other various items. His sheats are handmade by another vendor, George Doyle!
Manic Mermaid Designs – Kim McCarthy – N Chesterfield, VA
Original Handmade Jewelry
Since an early age, Kim has been an artist. Her career started in high school and continued into college at Radford University where she majored in Fine Art. In 1998, she started her first, full-time business, “Kimberley B. Carroll Artist” where she specializes in fine art murals, portraits, and oil paintings. She currently is the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Law Enforcement for the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Norma Harding Martin – Danville, VA
Norma is a charter member of the Danville Art League, having served on the board in many capacities. In addition to Reid Street Gallery, Norma’s work is at the Danville Museum, Charleston Art Market, and Rosemont Winery. Having taken classes at Averett University, she has also done workshops in the United States, Portugal, and Greece.
Adrienne Price – Bracey, VA
Paintings & Drawings
Adrienne is a visual artist who was born in South Africa and moved to the United States in 1996. Her background and travel experience have influenced her art tremendously. She uses imagery from popular culture, history, and other cultures to create diverse, multifaced artwork.
Unique Stained Glass – Madeline Ramsey – Alexandria, VA
Stained Glass, Fused & Slump Glass & Torchwork Beads
Madeline has been working in glass for over 30 years and loves the varieties of glass and the many things she can do with it. Her goal is to make art in a price range that is affordable for most, bringing beauty into everyday lives.
Scrollsaw Chris – Chris Ruch – Ebony, VA
Wood Scroll Saw Pieces
Chris Ruch retired onto 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!
George Sheffield – Blackstone, VA – New Artist for 2018
George has been a self-taught hobbyist woodworker for over 60 years! He handmakes unique and unusual woodworking items like birdhouses, birdfeeders, and pepper mills.
Snazzy Trinkets – Lisa Mathias – La Grange, NC
Jewelry – Cuffs, Earrings, Rings & Pendants
As a self-taught metalsmith, Lisa is always seeking inspiration for the next design in everything she sees. Working with wire and sheet metal comes most naturally to her and she uses recycled, salvaged metals to create the snazziest of trinkets for both men and women! Everything she makes is from her studio in La Grange, NC and many of her designs are one of a kind. It’s more than just a business for Lisa, it’s her passion!
Old Soul Designs – Vanessa Smyth – Kenbridge, VA – New Artist for 2018
Handmade Wood Decor
Vanessa is a mom, wife, and a small business owner who enjoys working outside in her workshop building custom wood décor when she’s not running her family property management or spending time out on her land with her family!
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.
Cynthia Womack – Virginia Beach, VA – New Artist for 2018
Cindy loves taking photos of old buildings, sunsets, and things in nature. She always tries to have her camera on here since sometimes the best photos happen when you least expect it!