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 9th Annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival!
2017 Artists Announced!
Here are our 2017 Artists:
Tracy Anderson – Norfolk, VA – New Artist for 2017
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.
Alana Baker – Pelham, NC – New Artist for 2017
Alana is an artist and academe-turned-industry professional, currently using her skills as a fine crafter and fine artist to transition into a career as a medical writer. She finds inspiration in nature and the world of fashion, challenging and setting trends with her work in functional and high art design.
Jana Baker – Pelham, NC
Acrylic Paintings & Pottery
“I believe the best inspiration for art is found in life.” Jana specialties in acrylic painting and pottery including portraits, animals, and landscapes among other subjects. In her pottery, she works with organic shapes and textures, using elemental glaze palettes to produce “natural” looking colors in order to honor the origin of the materials.
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 was an artist in “On the Hill”, Yorktown, Virginia artist’s co-op, exhibiting and teaching workshops and gifted students programs. 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
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 – New Artist for 2017
Anne is a self-taught beader who loves working with color and texture and exploring new techniques. She retired to Lake Gaston with her husband a little over one year ago. Beading became a passion for Anne about six years ago.
The Silk Thread – Theresa Brown – Franklinton, NC – New Artist for 2017
Ecowoven Scarves, Tunics, Wraps, Ponchos, and Wall Hangings
Theresa attended East Carolina University specializing in commercial art and printmaking but has been a full-time artist since 1991. Her eco-printed silk creations are designs and colors imprinted entirely with leaves and flowers she collects from her farm and surrounding areas and is a natural, sustainable art form. Theresa’s hand printed fiber art is created with many different techniques to create the images ranging from free hand drawing to block printing in styles from realistic to whimsical.
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.
The Creative Works of Linda Clark – Linda Clark – Victoria, VA
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.
The Clarksville Weaver – Randie Felts – Clarksville, VA
Handwoven Fiber Arts
Randie has been weaving for almost 5 years, and loves the fiber arts. She creates handwoven fabrics with natural fibers and then turns the fabric into functional art.
Conway Studio Works – Cathy McInville – Conway, NC
Cathy is a sculptor and stained glass artist living in Conway, NC where she creates a variety of functional and entertaining sculptures. Her recent work combines her metal working and welding talent along with her flair for stained glass. She is excited to show her newest sculptural lamp creations!
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.
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 18 years. Their jewelry is currently for sale at Strum & Co. in Clarksville, VA.
50 Shades of Cabernet – Teresa Inge – Chesapeake, VA – New Artist for 2017
50 Shades of Cabernet, a mysterious wine anthology, combines the talents of 18 experienced authors whose stories have made the USA Today’s Bestsellers, Amazon’s Top 10, and who have been nominated for national awards such as the Agatha, Macavity, and Silver Falchion.
Flair Jewelry by Renate – Renate Ingram – Roanoke Rapids, NC
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 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 Waters View 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.
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.
LN Woodworks – Ellen Newbauer – Fayetteville, NC
Custom Woodworking & Furniture
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. Ellen loves creating wood art and she finds herself overwhelmed with gratitude each and every time she brings ideas to life.
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 the 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 – Chesterfield, VA
Norma was born in Rehoboth Church in VA. She graduated high school from Warwick in Newport News, VA and then went to Cosmetology school in Danville, VA. Having a love for art that she hopes to pass to others, she teaches evening art classes at Averett University, in Danville, VA. She also has taught workshops in Boone, Springmaid, Greece, and Portugal!
RC Kelly Woodworks – Bob Kelly – Macon, NC
Wooden Carved Items
Bob has been woodworking 25+ years designing and building furniture, lamps, and serving pieces using both exotic and locally harvested woods.
Unique Stained Glass – Madeline Ramsey – Alexandria, VA
Stained Glass, Fused & Slump Glass & Torchwork Beads
Madeline started working with stained glass in 1980 and now teaches classes in glass working. She now does mosaic, fused/slumped glass, and torchwork as well. 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 now has time for wood working and scroll sawing is his favorite. He specializes in custom pieces.
Silverbirch Artglass – Deena Ruiz – Madison Heights, VA
Handmade Metalwork and Beaded Jewelry
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 across Southwest VA.
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. Everything she makes is from her studio in La Grange, NC and many of her designs are one of a kind!
Patricia Snipes – Ebony, V
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.
Terry Perkinson – Cary, NC
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
Tom has 50 years of experience in photography where he specializes in birds and water fowls. His work spans from small prints to large canvases.
Tim Stone – Littleton, NC – New Artist for 2017
Tim’s retirement to the Lake Gaston area in 2004 gave him the opportunity to pursue his interest in woodturning that started with him taking a basic woodturning class. Other classes have since then followed. He is a member of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina and the American Association of Woodturners.
Reflective Glow Studio – Victoria Whorley – Charlottesville, VA
Growing up and living in the country has given Victoria the appreciation and love of landscapes and nature. Her ability to paint these subjects with realistic detail brings them to life for the viewer.
Whimsical Robyn – Robyn Johnson – Apex, NC
Mosaic Garden Art
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.