Multiple solo and juried exhibitions each year. Gallery Representation in DC, NYC, and MD. Invites visits to studio by appointment. Lives in Washington, VA
Artist Website: http://www.galleryplanb.com/artists/kevin-adams/artist.html
Sara creates earthenware and stoneware pottery by hand building. She loves to feel the clay take shape from her hands. She glows with satisfaction when someone says they want to live with one of her creations.
Mary Allen is a watercolorist whose use of beautiful saturated colors and compelling compositions delivers a uniquely positive perspective to the ordinary places, activies and objects found in daily life.
Artist Website: http://maryballen.net/
Creates functional and sculptural glass forms that evoke the fluidity of the glass itself.
Artist Website: http://www.glassworksgallery.com
Printmaker and oil painter, Kate Anderson’s love and interest of the natural world has led her to use environmentally friendly non-toxic techniques.
My landscape paintings aim to reconnect people with nature and teach them the importance of preservation.
Black and white and color photographs of nature and architecture.
Artist Website: http://www.garyanthes.com
I am very eclectic in what I paint. In most cases I do not know what I am going to paint until just before I start–
and love starting with the simple process of mixing colors. I get great satisfaction from the many unexpected
effects that come from working with watercolors.
Artist Website: http://www.marilynarmorwatercolors.com/
To me, painting is an expression of my innermost wish to share my passion for whatever subject I’m
Robert H. Ballard
Having exhibited on the east and west coast, Ballard’s paintings can be found in many public & corporate collections. Working with color and texture he creates singular images.
Artist Website: http://www.rhballard.com/Robert-H-Ballard-C64.aspx
In landscapes, environmental portraits and formal studio work, Black goes beyond pretty pictures to capture the character, feeling and soul of a person or place. He looks for what makes a subject special, perhaps seeing it again from a new perspective.
Artist Website: http://www.matthewblackimages.com
E. Raymond Boc
I am always studying the changing quality of light and how it affects the world around me. I often photograph a location or landscape several times to capture the different emotions that that light can give to a scene.
KC Bosch is a photographer, woodworker, and poet. Raised in a large military family, he lived and worked all over before settling in Rappahannock County, Virginia which has been his home and inspiration for the last two decades.
Robert E. Bouquet
I am a self-taught sculptor working in the “taille-directe” or direct carving method. I do
utilize some power tools for rough cutting; however, I try to use hammer & chisel and other hand
tools as often as possible. The physical effort of carving stone is part of what has drawn me to this
form of art.
I have recently been working on a series of steel horses, which focus on interior and negative space as much as on contours and surface.
Patricia uses many stained glass techniques, such as silk screening, etching on flashed glass, kiln fusing and slumping, and traditional glass painting. She combines the use of these techniques to create the intricacy in her stained glass.
Artist Website: http://www.dedanann.net
Nancy Brittle, having grown up in the Virginia Piedmont in a small farming community finds inspiration in everyday events and familiar places, many of which evoke memories from the 1950’s rural life that continues within her household. Oil is a favorite medium and she prefers the gesture found in alla prima pleine aire work to the studio long piece.
Artist Website: http://www.nancybrittle.com/
I have drawn and painted since childhood, but began formal art studies as a young adult. I worked primarily in oil and pastels but later turned to watercolor.
Candace Clough is a mosaic artist who teaches workshops at the studio. Her work is playful and inventive, and varied in scale.
Jolene is a third generation jewelry designer and has been creating beaded and wire wrapped gemstone jewelry for over 20 years.
Linda Croxson works in oils on prepared board.
Inspired by the natural world around her, she relies upon the process of drawing to connect her to the environment. In her botanical illustrations she is interested in visual layers as evidenced by graphite and colored pencil drawings on watercolor monoprint surfaces. In these drawings both the colorful backgrounds and the botanical objects are of equal visual importance often making the plants seem almost transparent.
The beauty of my local surroundings inspires most of my work when I sit down to start a new rug. I
compose all of my own designs and have learned most of what I know about
balance and color through trial and error.
We design and produce a limited-edition product line of blank books as well as decorative boxes, and one-of-a-kind bindings of fine editions and artist’s books.
At her studio, Juba Mountain Pottery, Susan Dienelt makes functional clay pottery for use in the home.
Artist Website: http://www.jubamountainpottery.com
Bonnie works in oil and pencil, from life and from photos, on a variety of surfaces including gourds and goose eggs.
Working in heated pigmented wax, I brush, pour and carve into
successive wax layers, often revising color and form while painting.
Abstract paintings and sculpture made from found objects(iron and steel).
Artist Website: http://www.hughesriverfarm.com
I paint in acrylic/mixed media, make sculpture, drawings, screenprints and photos. My work is (mostly) figurative, with surrealistic and symbolic tendencies, and contemplates the unpredictable, the unseen undertow of our lives.
Artist Website: http://www.rosabelgoodman.com
Benita Rauda Gowen
A watercolorist who also explores form and color in abstract collages that use a variety of materials – bright fabrics from around the world, yarns, and multi-hued papers.
Most of my paintings are started outdoors and then examined and tweaked in the studio. To stand in the open air, looking- really looking- for hours is an experience beyond compare. Yet, it is in the studio that a painting creates a world of its own.
Artist Website: http://www.Nora-Harrington.com
Working in encaustic wax monotype enables me to transfer the essence of what I have seen or heard from my unconscious memory to the images
in my prints.
I have always preferred to work in oil. I am a simple painter and an actively deep muser. I keep my method and tools simple to alleviate noise as I plumb the depths of my creative process, following the ever changing thread of color. Intuition leads my paintings into form. It is my nature to listen and to be led from within.
Jennifer uses a variety of dye techniques to create her sophisticated palette of luxury yarns and fibers. Her distinctive textiles are also available in one-of-a-kind, ready-to-wear hand-painted silk scarves, and hand-dyed and hand-knit hats, scarves, and other accessories.
Bette Hileman is an independent photographer, writer and editor, and is a member of Old Rag Gallery, located in River District Arts in Sperryville, Virginia. She specializes in color and black-and-white images of nature.
Susan likes to make things. In the 70s and 80s, it was silkscreens at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. While living in Rio de Janeiro, 1981 to 1985, it was etching and engraving at the Ana Leticia printmaking studio in Niteroi. In the 90s Susan was designing gardens in DC, having studied landscape design at GW. After moving fulltime to Rappahannock County in 2008, she has focused on pottery.
I have worked with stoneware, fired in a gas and wood kiln up to 2300 degrees for over 20 years. The work is functional, done in the Japanese/mingei style. This means the creation of beautiful things for everyday use.
Gina makes and designs jewelry, working in a sheet and wire style, in both sterling silver and 14K gold. Hand selecting beads and gemstones, creating jewelry with, and around them.
Doris likes creating funky teapots, pitchers and a variety of cups, bowls, platters and a few pigs, chickens and geese. She has been living in Rappahannock County for the past 22 years enjoying this beautiful vibrant county.
Keyser’s work ranges from panoramic landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to intimate details of wildflowers and gardens. Her paintings communicate a love of nature and country life with a fluid, colorful style.
Dabney uses Merino wool, Romney, Karakul, and for embellishment, mohair or silk to make felt. She uses a flat, wet-felting technique. Many pieces of felt are combined, cut, stitched and otherwise manipulated to create the finished wall felts.
Peter Kramer has been designing and making furniture for more than 60 years. His award winning pieces appear in collections both large and small throughout the United States. His designs are eclectic and often feature unusual and highly figured woods.
Artist Website: http://www.peterkramer.com
Eric Kvarnes has been blowing glass since 1973 and reached Master Glassblower status in 1998. Kvarnes started his glassblowing business in 1979 in Sperryville,VA where it is still located today.
Artist Website: http://www.glassworksgallery.com
Jackie Bailey Labovitz
Jackie Bailey Labovitz paints with light. Flora and fauna are photographed en plein air without flash with a lens that only opens to f/6.3 at 300 mm. The images are then printed on canvas and stretched in the tradition of fine paintings.
Artist Website: http://baileylabovitz.com
A gardener, an artist with an affinity to textiles, a botanical perfumer and herbalist, Donna La Pré is inspired by nature’s forms and processes.
The still life paintings of Davette Leonard combine a passion for the Renaissance tradition of acute observation of nature and exacting draftsmanship.
Artist Website: http://davetteleonard.com
Jo Levine is an award-winning fine art photographer, focusing on landscapes, flora, and unique views of the world around us. She is a member of the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, VA.
Artist Website: http://www.jolevinephotography.com
For the last 15 years I have focused my passion, imagination and energies on assemblage sculpture and collage.
A craftsman for nearly 35 years, I have blended various aspects of my work experiences to create a style that, although not limited to, incorporates curved lines and uncommon designs, resulting in functional furniture that is visually pleasing and meets my high standards of quality workmanship.
Ryn McKenna is a painter and fiber artist. Her works are emotionally charged expressions of her internal world and include paintings, hand woven purses and rugs, artisan papier mache bowls and jewelry.
I am inspired to create by my view of the light, shapes and colors of the Virginia
countryside. My chosen medium is oil painting, though I also love the feel of fabric
and the opportunities for designing in rug hooking.
Handmade paper. My images are abstract and inspired by the natural world around me. I like
the sense of the seeing through water or air I can get by adding layers of pulp on my frame.
Kerrie Mullany works mainly in wood, clay, and plaster, sometimes adding other found materials. Her work is inspired by natural abstract forms and the human figure.
A graduate of the Corcoran school of Art, he has been exhibiting his work in Washington, DC, New York, and regionally for three decades. His unique brand of realism has both irony and exactitude concentrating on local images and universal themes.
Artist Website: http://www.rhballard.com/Thomas-Mullany-C69.aspx
Margot S. Neuhaus
Minimal sculpture, painting and photography. Shows in the US and abroad. In collections, including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Artist Website: http://www.margotneuhaus.com
Nancy currently creates both wheel-thrown and hand built pottery. She loves to paint on her pots and uses the clay as a canvas for fruits, vegetables, herbs and the other culinary treats that the pots may eventually hold.
I have lived in National Parks all over the country, and have such a collection of images in my mind and soul from living in these spectacular places; I will never lose my passion for attempting to capture the essence of their beauty and spirit.
Artist Website: http://www.phyllisnorthup.com
I create pen and ink drawings that represent a surreal view of nature where the inhabitants who resemble clothespins observe unnamed events and populate imaginary landscapes of ountains, waterways and forest.
Clive Pates has spent most of his career working both as a painter and sculptor.
Virginia Rood Pates is a contemporary American ceramic artist who creates wheel-thrown and altered forms in a wide variety of clay bodies, often including collected materials from the local environment and glazed with unusual colors and surfaces.
Pam’s spacious studio is in a newly renovated 100 year old barn. Her main focus is abstract painting which is both playful and colorful.
Artist Website: http://www.pampittinger.com
I design and execute hot-forged, site-specific iron work and sculpture, using iron, steel, brass and copper. I also have a portfolio of landscape and ironwork photography.
Artist Website: https://picasaweb.google.com/nolputnam
I have been an avid photographer since childhood. I spent many years as a free lance photographer doing newspaper and magazine photography and taught photojournalism at the University of Maryland.
I am a self-taught artist working in the outsider/visionary tradition. A life-long beachcomber, forest-forager, city sidewalk-culler, I often incorporate found objects in my work.
Margaret Rogers is an artist /printmaker in Sperryville Va. The themes in her work are nature and familiar rural scenes. Although she is mainly a printmaker, her work includes illustration, graphite and botanical drawings.
Artist Website: http://www.hughesrivertrading.com
I have worked in watercolor, hand painted folded paper and
mixed media. Most recently I have been exploring the mutable images available through monotypes.
I love a good detail. I really love an unexpected, warped detail. In my paintings I think of each object I depict—a spoon, a plate or bottle—as a lens into the abstract.
After 10 years of full time dedicated study in photography, Michael Sage has assembled a large portfolio of dynamic landscape images. He has developed his own style of photo-surrealism depicting life in rural Virginia.
Patty Sevre is a master of her craft, creating unique and specimens of glass and crystal art with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels, and cooling water.
I love painting all subject matter: plein-air-landscape, figural, portrait and still life. My medium is oil and my style is representational with an emphasis on telling a story. My goal is to bring interest and energy to each canvas.
Artist Website: http://www.nedrasmith.com
Most of my pottery is functional and the glazes are both
food and dishwasher safe. Some of the glazes I use
are purchased while others I make myself.
Ruth Anna Stolk
Ruth Anna Stolk has developed a unique style of sketch and watercolor, using subjects on her Rappahannock farm and people and architecture observed in her extensive travels.
A mixed media artist/printmaker who uses diverse materials to create rich and evocative works. Her art is exhibited/collected in the US and internationally. Represented by the Parish Gallery, Washington, DC.
Artist Website: http://www.punderwood.com
Brenda Van Ness
With a little imagination combined with found objects, materials and/or mediums, Brenda creates an art form that attempts to re-arranges some of the realities of life. She holds a degree in Mass Communication with a devoted focus on both cultural documentary and art photography.
Philip Ward creates watercolours on handmade paper.
I’ve been working with glass about 16 years, starting with stained glass
and very quickly moved on to ‘glass fusion.’ Combinations of mechanical parts and botanical arrangements make my
works feel correct. I enjoy the color combinations as much as the shapes
Welch is a nationally known artist, displaying watercolor, oil paintings, and dry point etchings of animals and country scenes. Her limited edition prints, hand-painted ornaments, and platters are also available.
Artist Website: http://www.genevawelch.com
Joan Wiberg is a painter and printmaker. Her artwork reflects the natural beauty that
surrounds her home in the Piedmont countryside.
Kathleen Willingham enjoys the personal satisfaction that comes from working in a variety of media, exploring diverse avenues of expression and allowing those differences to mingle from one painting to another
Artist Website: http://www.kathleenwillingham.com/
She works primarily in oils, watercolors, pen and ink along with egg tempera on icons. In the past she has worked in intaglio.
Martin Woodard draws inspiration from the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains as
well as intimate details found along old back roads. His oil paintings embrace shapes,
colors, shadows, and compelling compositions to provide thoughtful interpretations of