Make plans to join us for the 11th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
Admission is free, so bring the entire family!
This is our biggest event of the year, highlighting over 35 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!
2019 Artists Announced!
Here are our 2019 Artists:
Tracy Anderson – Norfolk, VA
After working for years as a graphic designer, Tracy took a creative turn and started working in the restaurant field. While working with local farms, she became inspired to start painting again. Now, she combines her love of nature with her love for creating art.
Jana’s Paintings & Pottery – Jana Baker – Pelham, NC
Acrylic Paintings & Pottery
Jana has been painting for over thirty years and been a professional potter for nearly five. Her reputation as an award-winning North Carolinian artist extend to various parts of the United States and abroad, with some of her work reaching as far away as Ireland.
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 in 1971 and taught art in public schools for 25 years. She is a participating artist in the artist co-op in Yorktown, VA since 1975 and has exhibited in the Tidewater and Richmond areas. She presently shows at Rosemont Winery, HCAC, and other venues around Lake Gaston.
Birdie’s Pimento Cheese – Robin Allen – South Hill, VA
Birdie’s 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!
Gerry Blanks – Bumpass, VA – New Artist!
Nautical Hand-painted Window Art
Gerry started painting on old windows in 2009 and started receiving awards in 2011. Her favorite challenges are doing custom pieces. She does this full-time as she travels up and down the coast!
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 three years ago. Beading became a passion for Anne about eight years ago.
Matthew Butterworth– Bunker Hill, WV – New Artist!
Matthew has been working with hot glass since 2005. He’s a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. He works almost exclusively with hot glass and uses many Venetian glass-making techniques to achieve his finished work.
Celtic Pottery – Timothy Moran & Janet Gaddy – Brown Summit, NC
Janet and Timothy backgrounds in art and chemistry are the perfect blend for what they create. Together they have the necessary skills, processes, and techniques to create glaze formulas and conduct complicated multi-level firings to produce unique pieces.
Dexter Covington – Haw River, 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.
Dencreations – Nancy Dahl and Deborah Wagstaff – Red Oak, VA
Nancy and Deborah are jewelry artisans from Clarksville, VA. They both graduated from college with design degrees and worked in corporate design for 20 years. They have been making jewelry for around 20 years and their work can be found at Strum and Co. in Clarksville, VA.
Bob Dobson – Henrico, NC – New Artist!
Bob is a retired USMC Colonel. He enjoys golfing, reading, and cooking and has been turning wood for two years.
JJ and George Doyle – Union Level, VA
Paintings and Handmade Leather
Retirement and a move to Virginia opened doors for this couple who worked at a lifetime of careers ranging from bed and breakfast owners to chefs. They left the suburb life behind and the payback is time to work on JJ’s art and George’s leather!
The Clarksville Weaver – Randie Felts – Clarksville, VA
Handwoven Fiber Arts
Randie has been weaving for more than 12 years and she continues to develop new designs for fun and functional fine, handwoven apparel.
Jenna Fromal – Roanoke Rapids, NC – New Artist!
Oil & Watercolor Paintings
Jenna has been painting all her life, specializing in figurative and portraiture in early in her painting career. Currently, she is a high school art teacher at RRHS. Jenna loves capturing “fleeting moments” in artwork.
Allison Harn – Raleigh, NC – New Artist!
Glicée Prints & Hand-painted Tea Towels
Allison is an artist from Raleigh, NC. Her fine art watercolor and gouache illustrations often include food, drinks, animals, and nature. In addition to her paintings and prints, she creates vibrant custom patterns that adorn her one-of-a-kind tea towels!
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 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.
Dee Holland-Brock – LaCrosse, VA
Dee Holland-Brock is a local, award-winning photographer from LaCrosse, VA. Dee still shoots film and loves shooting black and white film of old barns and buildings in rural Southside Virginia. Dee recently has taken a personal hiatus and is now back to doing a few shows with new creations and works of her “world of photography”!
Susan Hontz – Manning, SC – New Artist!
Susan has loved raising plants since she was young. She purchased Air Plants Arrangement and has been raising them for six 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 – New Artist!
Dr. Willoughby Hundley is a graduate of VCU Medical School and works as an emergency room physician. He has written three mystery fictions novels based on experience as a local medical examiner. He lives with his wife in Boydton, VA.
Teresa Inge – Chesapeake, VA
Teresa grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Combining her love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing fiction. Today, Teresa doesn’t carry a rod-like her idol but she hot rods!
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!
Kim Kearney – Raleigh, NC – New Artist!
Kim discovered beading in 2003. Since then, she has learned many aspects of beading – from hand-weaving a variety of stitches, to loom weaving, to Kumihimo. She draws her inspiration from the beads themselves. She starts by selecting a focal point that is “talking to her” and then she selects the coordinating components.
Kindred Spirits Pottery – Woodbridge, VA – New Artist!
Brigitte and Dale are husband and wife, studio potters, handcrafting pottery on the wheel and hand-building. Their life together is a journey as is their pottery. They are both recently retired and Kindred Spirits Pottery is a part of them; a way to express their love for family, friends, animals, and nature.
Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce – Littleton, NC
The Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce will be on-site selling tickets to their 4th Annual Big Splash Raffle with over $50,000 worth of prizes!
Pine Tree Pottery – Virginia Lang – Littleton, NC – New Artist!
Virginia is retired after 35 years as a flight attendant and has been making pottery for 30 years!
M & M Creations – LaCrosse, VA – New Artist!
Marty is a retired welding instructor who loves to tinker! His creations are made from re-purposed items and have been purchased by people from Maine to Florida. From largemouth bass to crabs, pigs, and turtles, you will be sure to find something that fits your taste.
Lake Fish Designs – Lori Magnusson – Henrico, NC
Lori has always loved mixing and blending paint. She began rehabbing furniture which grew into signs. While she still enjoys rescuing furniture, painting signs and home décor also encompasses her enjoyment of designing on her computer. Each sign is a hand painted, unique, and one-of-a-kind.
Mam Jam’s Candle Company – Tracy Foster – Rice, VA – New Artist!
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!
Manic Mermaid Designs – Kim McCarthy – Chesterfield, VA
Kim is an eclectic woman who enjoys all aspects of art. She studied art at Radford University and has made a living with art for 20 years.
Norma Harding Martin – Chesterfield, 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.
Karen Mason – Atlantic, NC – New Artist!
Glass & Copper Sculptures
Growing up along the beaches of North Carolina, along with her intense love of nature, inspires Karen to create her whimsical creatures and flowers. If Karen’s in her garden, she’s on the beach!
Ralph Patterson – Williamsburg, VA – New Artist!
Ralph purchased his first camera 46 years ago. In 1994, he developed a passion for black & white photography and has been shooting black & white film since!
Danielle Paynter – Vienna, VA – New Artist!
Mixed Media Paintings
Inspired by her roots in rural southern Virginia, Danielle is a self-taught artist focused on works that make her happy: children’s illustrations. Botanicals, and abstract art. She feverishly practices her art between working full-time as an engineer and snuggling on her 10-month-old son, miniature schnauzer, and husband in northern Virginia.
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.
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 at a reasonable price to everyone!
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
Woodworking and Birdhouses
George is a self-taught hobbyist woodworker for over 60 years. He makes unique and unusual bird-feeders and birdhouses as well as pepper mills 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.
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 bringing her subjects to life shading with a crosshatch technique which originated in the 1400s. She also enjoys sketching with a pencil and using colored pencils.
Josephine Lane Bow Ties – Erika Tanner – South Hill, VA – New Artist!
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. Erika’s “day job” is school counseling, so being able to be creative is a wonderful stress relief!
Virginia Peanut Company – Franklin, VA
Offering over twelve different types of peanuts, Virginia Peanut Company has some of the best peanuts around! They carry traditional flavors like sea salt and black pepper or try something exciting like dill pickle!