Make plans to join us for the 9th 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.
This year we will be joined by Gregory’s Grill and Light It Up Concessions who will be offering some great food options throughout the day.
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 8th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
2017 Artists to be Announced!
Here were our 2016 Artists:
Jana Baker is a 2009 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Studio Painting. Painting mostly in acrylic, Jana is inspired by nature, color and light, as reflected in her eclectic subject matter.
Dukie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971 and has been active in the arts as an exhibiting artist and art educator. She has worked in various mediums and exhibited in galleries in Richmond and the Tidewater areas. She presently exhibits at Rosemont Winery, Waters View Restaurant and the Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce.
Birdie’s Pimento Cheese – Robin Allen – South Hill, VA – New for 2016!
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!
The elegant splendor of our crystalline glaze has never ending possibilities offering the opportunity to combine Time chemistry knowledge and Janete sculpture and pottery background to design and create unusual decorative and functional pieces.
Linda Walker Clark grew up in LaCrosse, VA later moving to Kenbridge and marrying her high school sweetheart. Fascinated by vintage and nostalgic planes and events of childhood, she has a passion to preserve the heritage and most memorable times of the south as well as her childhood memories in her paintings.
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.
Ervin Cruey – Courtland, VA
Ervin began carving in the late 1970’s and in 1988 took a break lasting about 15 years. Since returning to carving, he won the International Wildfowl Carvers Association Novice Class.
Nancy and Deborah are jewelry artisans from the Clarksville, VA area. Both graduated from college with design degrees and worked in the corporate design world for approximately 20 years. They have been in business creating jewelry for 15 years.
Randie has been weaving for almost 5 years, and loves the fiber arts. The yarn she uses is all made in America, most of the alpaca she uses is from right here in Virginia, she even knows some of the alpacas the fleece comes from. All of her items are one of a kind. If she really loves a certain design or yarn she will make a limited edition.
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 has been studying under Amy Barr at Art Adventures in Richmond, VA for the past 5 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 WatersView Restaurant on Lake Gaston from time to time.
Dee Holland-Brock is an award winning photographer from LaCrosse, VA specializing in landscape and coastal photography. Most notable for her landscape black and white images of the Southern Virginia countryside, coastal still life and birds.
J.L. Chocolates – La Crosse, VA
Handcrafted Chocolates & Baked Goods
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.
Sandra is a painter and, more recently a jewelry maker. She makes sterling silver, copper, brass and mixed metal earrings and necklaces. Some are hand-etched with meaningful text. Other pieces are riveted and forged, and she likes to emphasize simple geometric shapes. Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, Canada and Germany.
Manic Mermaid is a full on artist! She enjoys all aspects of art, currently focusing on original, handcrafted jewelry, oil paintings, and fine painted furniture.
Karen is a self-taught metalsmith and designer with a passion for gardening. She has been honing her craft for 20+ years and travels extensively participating in art festivals throughout NC, VA and DC.
Using wood as her medium, North Carolina multidisciplinary artist Ellen Newbauer has devoted the past 15+ years to creating commissioned pieces for clients throughout the country. From uniquely designed picture frames and end tables with intricate scrollwork to elegant Art Nouveau styled desks and burl inlaid writing tables Newbauer draws inspiration for her one-of-a-kind creations from the natural world.
Terry has lived most of her life in North Carolina, where her family has resided for several generations. She recently left a career in corporate accounting to finally pursue the things she loves!
Tom Peterson – Macon, NC
Adrienne’s sometimes playful, sometimes whimsical art is a reflection of her love of color. Her imagination was no doubt sparked by a childhood filled with art and books, travel and her insatiable curiosity for the unusual in life. Born in the subtropical east coast of South Africa, she has retained her feel for the vibrant colors so prevalent in Africa and brings to life the subjects with a warmth and creativity quite unique to her vision of life.
Bob has been woodworking 25+ years designing and building furniture, lamps, and serving pieces using both exotic and locally harvested woods.
Madeline has been working in glass for 35 years. Her goal is to make art in a price range that is affordable for most, bringing beauty into everyday lives.
Chris Ruch – Scrollsaw Chris – Ebony, VA
Wood Scroll Saw Pieces
Chris Ruch retired onto Lake Gaston with his wife Valerie in 2011 from New Jersey. He now has time for wood working and scroll sawing is his favorite. He specializes in custom pieces.
Deena has been working in the medium of glass for 26 years with the last 15 doing flame worked pieces. Her pieces reflect a lot of nature and are shown in several galleries and stores.
Gail Smith paints a variety of subjects from her North Carolina studio. Her inspiration comes from nature, architecture and familiar objects. She enjoys highlighting the beauty found in common subjects by exaggerating color, shadow and form. Painting primarily in watercolor and acrylic, she fills her work with vibrant color, whether creating a realistic or more abstract piece. She is a member of several art organizations including The Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Her work is included in member shows, galleries, festivals and numerous private collections.
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. Everything she makes is from her studio in La Grange, NC and many of her designs are one of a kind!
Patricia Snipes – Ebony, VA
Patricia has been working with glass since the early 1990s and has expanded her interests to include several areas of glasswork beyond the creation of large and small stained glass panels with which she originally began.
D’Ann Marie Stiltner
Pen & Ink Drawings
Originally from New Mexico and later living in Missouri, she finally found home in Virginia! She enjoyed working with crosshatch shading and loves the depth, contrast and warmth that only black and white, pen and ink drawings can give. Recently, she’s been working with color over her pen/ink drawings and has found it to be quite rewarding
Two D Design – JJ & George Doyle – Union Level, VA
Whimsical Crow Paintings & Small Woodworking Pieces
Graphic designer JJ Doyle has embraced her fine art side in creating a series of whimsical crow paintings called “The Crows of Union Level.” Her husband, retired Chef George Doyle applies his talents to wood turning, creating beautiful and useful items for the home.
Robyn is a self-taught mosaic artists using picassiette style with focus on home and garden décor. She makes mosaic sculpture using up-cycled and found vintage embellishments for home and garden.