Meet the Artists
SITE A: 145 Skillman Drive Toano 23168
Lynn Trott [Ceramics] Capture a tree and put it on your desk. Take hold of a dancing flame and put a flower in it. My pottery explores our connections with the natural world, which take us to places inside ourselves where words cannot follow. The pots look like they are growing out of the earth, and just about to dance. Instrument maker and woodcarver since 1985, ceramic artist since 2002.
Contact: 757 566-1422 email@example.com lynntrottpottery.com
Wanda Hollberg [Architectural Glass Artist] Wanda Holberg is an architectural glass artist and has a line of fused glass jewelry. She received a B.F.A. from V.C.U. School of the Arts, majoring in glass and jewelry. As the owner of Greenwood Stained Glass since 1979 she has executed hundreds of commissions over the years for churches, businesses, and residents up and down the east coast. She is a part of the River to the Bay Artisans Trail of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Tourism sent Wanda for 2 weeks as an artist exchange to France when Roanoke and St. Lo became sister cities. She has exhibited in many galleries and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Wanda's jewelry can be seen in many fine art shows in VA, DC, and MD.
Contact: 804-758 0085 firstname.lastname@example.org
SITE B: 8811 Barnes Road Lanexa 23089
Jeff Helm [Painter/Sculptor] Jeff is an evolving artist who's been working his color texture magic for the last 50 years -- ever since his first mural...under his mom's coffee table..when he was four. He paints whimsical art on wood and canvas surfaces.
Contact: 804-815-9151 email@example.com www.jeffropaints.com
Glenda Creamer [Contemporary Art] Contemporary artist, Glenda Creamer paints multicolored abstracts that are full of energy and movement.The paint seems to dance across the canvas.She also is inspired by nature, making images of animals as well as landscapes.These smaller works help to add more shapes and lines to her abstracts. She holds a BFA from VCU in Painting and Printmaking.She is a former recipient of a VMFA Fellowship and has shown her work at the VMFA,1708 East Main, Art space, Artworks, and in the Anderson Gallery . This will be her second year with the GLST.
Contact: 804-932-9703 firstname.lastname@example.org
SITE C: 16315 Putnam Point Road Lanexa 23089
Rae Oney [Resin Art] Art teacher and studio artist, Rae creates paintings that are inspired by coastal living. Her jubilant process of layering vibrant color and texture with ink, resin and metals is seen throughout her work. Her intention is to create beauty and she is focused on works for home and office as a way that Rae says to "define your space" with what you love. She lives in Lanexa and works both in her home studio and her studio in Williamsburg, VA.
Contact: 757-344-9192 email@example.com www.raeoneyart.com
Patti Dwyer [Pen/Pencil Drawings] Patti Dwyer works mostly in pen and pencil to create custom drawings. She specializes in “building portraits” of houses, churches, college campus buildings, or anything that holds a personal connection to her clients. Because she is a two-time cancer survivor, a portion of the proceeds from each commission goes to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Contact: 757-532-2546 firstname.lastname@example.org www.penandpencil56.com
Melissa Orendorff [Found Objects Sculpture] Melissa is a found-object and collage artist. She finds those objects that are no longer serving their original purpose and uses them to create one-of-a-kind sculptures. Her collage art is made from old ephemera including vintage maps, books and magazines.
Contact: (757) 784-3646 email@example.com etsy.com/shop/melissaorendorff
SITE D: 701 Colony Trail 23089
Robert Voigt [Wood] Bob likes to work with scavenged wood, preserving its natural beauty as much as possible. His whimsical fish are inspired by many snorkeling trips to the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. He works with all types of wood, some of his pieces incorporating as many as ten different species. He also makes small furniture pieces like tables and lamps, again attempting to preserve the natural state of the wood. He will be working on a driftwood lamp during the tour.
SITE E: 200 Colony Trail Lanexa 23089
Emily Dill [Silver Jewelry and Art Pieces] Since 1995, Emily has been changing the look of silverware by recycling it into jewelry and other interesting items. Being a self-taught metal smith has brought a lot of trial and error. Emily works from her studio in Lanexa, VA, where she keeps thousands of pieces of silver plate just waiting to be created into something new. She takes several buying trips a year just to purchase silverware and also has "pickers" that routinely send to her. "I make use of the past to create for the future."
Bill Carnes [Fine Art] Bill is a New Kent artist who has shown up and down the east coast and has numerous awards from Best in show to purchase awards. His aim is to let others see the world through his paintings and that a part of him goes home with each painting. His work has been on display at Petersburg Art League, Rehoboth Art School, Williamsburg Art Gallery, The collections of Barry Goldwater Jr., Judge Beard, Former Superior Courts of Md., Linwood Hilton, Former Governor of Virginia.
Sharon Kincaid [Ceramics] I took a few ceramics classes in college, but ceramics really “stuck to me” about 10 years ago. I enjoy throwing on the wheel and intend for my pots to be functional and used in every day life. I love adding texture to my pieces for both visual and tactile interest.
SITE F: 3630 N. Waterside Drive Lanexa 23089
Dick Hines [Wood] Using native Virginia wood and exotic burled wood, Dick creates bowls, lidded boxes and enclosed vessels. His lidded boxes with brass bonsai-styled tree handles are his unique design and have been featured on the cover of a national wood turning magazine. To add special interest to some of his pieces, you will see inlays of turquoise chips or metal wire. On wood that does not present an interesting grain, he may texturize and add color. The outcome of these techniques is a piece which closely resembles pottery. His work is on display and for sale in the gift shop at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond and at the Gift Shop at Monticello. Dick is currently working on pieces made from 100 year old Southern Magnolias which were on the property of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. His magnolia pieces will be available for sale in their Gift Shop in late 2021. During the Tour, Dick plans to demonstrate making miniature birdhouse and finial Christmas tree ornaments. Contact: 804 966-5204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Oller [Fine Art] Williamsburg based artist, Bob Oller creates in a variety of painting media, crafting whimsical trees, landscapes, people and animals. His creative mind and prolific energy has filled his studio, art galleries and collector’s walls with art from Williamsburg, Paris, the Caribbean, Cuba....
Contact: 757-870-6896 email@example.com
SITE G: 3701 N. Waterside Drive Lanexa 23089
Pat Bell [Hypertufa] Pat has been creating concrete home and garden art for the past six years. Using various blends of concrete, she creates planters, bowls, garden garments and the ever popular and very magical miniature fairy cottages. Her newest artistic adventure includes working with wire, natural fibers and a waterproof textile hardener to create whimsical weatherproof sculptures suitable for indoors or out. Whimsical, magical and slightly funky are words used to describe this very unique home and garden art.
Contact: 757-570-9715 Annabellesgarden2014@gmail.com www.Whim-zeez.com
Linda Knight [Fused Glass] Oh how I love glass! That’s how it all started. Linda began working with stain glass 11 yrs ago. Took a few classes and self taught with trial and error. She have evolved into fused art glass with a passion.
Contact: 804-387-0567 firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Bronson [Ceramics] Judy trained for many years in the California Community College System which allowed her to take part in many workshops with very talented people. She has exhibited all over the country and is concentrating on the East Coast at present.
Contact: 951-212-5672 email@example.com
Cindy Greczek [Jewelry] I became interested in beaded jewelry in 2011 when I inherited my mother-in-law’s Swarovski crystal jewelry collection. I wanted to remake the pieces and share them with the women in our family. I took classes at bead shops and on-line, worked with other beaders and did a lot of trial and error to learn various techniques. Once I retired in 2015, I was able to devote more time to my beading. My pieces are one-of-a kind. I use beads made of natural stones, shells, ceramic and glass, and string them on wire or cords. I specialize in Kumihimo designs, which is a Japanese technique using various shapes and sizes of glass beads, that are strung on cords and braided. The order that I string the beads creates various patterns. I have always loved colors, shapes and textures, and enjoy creating things that “speak to me.”
Contact: 804-338-6747 firstname.lastname@example.org
SITE H: 14150 Blackhorse Lane Lanexa 23089
Peggy Shifflett [Pottery] This year my work combines my love of painting
and hand built pottery. My pieces are functional free form vases, platters, and bowls embellished with serene landscapes, trees and flowers…a piece of nature’s beauty you can carry home and enjoy for years.
Contact: 804-647-1161 email@example.com
Beth Herochik [Miniature Houses] Husband/wife team, John and Beth Herochik, build miniature houses for adult collectors. Beth has an Interior Design background and John has been a lifelong woodworker. These little dwellings are handcrafted from the ground up. You’ll see everything from a garden shed, record shop, or sweet cottage, to a witches hut!