The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Fishing Bay Yacht Club present the following artists:
"Art on Fishing Bay String Quartet" Violins: Harold Carle and Ann Archer; Viola: Eric Jacobson; Cello: Nina Conway
"Strings & Things" Violins: Linda Douglas, Lawrence Wood; Viola: Margaret Lawyer; Cello: Helen Quinby
KATHLEEN NOFFSINGER - her colorful watercolor paintings and limited edition prints include wildlife and nature scenes from the Chesapeake Bay and Florida Keys. Her paintings have been featured in many publications including Chesapeake Bay magazine. She is a popular workshop instructor for art leagues and member of the Virginia &National Watercolor Societies. Her work may be viewed online at www.kathleennoffsinger.com. Kathleen accepts a limited number of commissions each year and may be reached at her studio/gallery in Hartfield, VA (804) 776-7191.
JOAN MANNELL - Local Chesapeake Bay Artist finds inspiration for her paintings from her Deltaville surroundings. Long time resident of the area she finds subject matter for her artwork consisting of deadrise watercraft used by the Bay watermen, wildlife, marsh and creek scenes of the area. Joan's primary media is watercolor; however, she uses acrylics and oils for artwork on glass and wooden objects. She stays busy throughout the year doing 22 juried art shows. Her artwork is on display in art galleries and museums. Her training was obtained through VCU and studying under accomplished artists and self-teaching.
WAYLAND RENNIE - Having no talent as a painter or a sculptor, in 1982 I took a beginners class in carving little ducks at Black Mt, NC. I found I could find something in every block of wood if I removed the right wood and have enjoyed life with birds, bears, buffaloes, whales, rhinos, etc. and now feel like I know them. Now I teach people how to carve little ducks when I'm not sailing.
JANE HALL - jumped from Richmond to Deltaville nine years ago where she and her husband began renovation of their Stove Point home. Jane was the interior decorator and painter for this four-year project. A Salem College B.A. and a VCU Masters led her to a twenty-seven year Elementary teaching career in Richmond, some of which was spent teaching Art. After retirement Jane took up oil painting again, after a thirty-year pause. The colors of Jane are to be found on canvas, furniture and pottery. She has exhibited her work at Art on Fishing Bay, Grace and Holy Trinity Church in Richmond, Deltaville Library, and Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park art show.
DIXIE HOGGAN a professional artist, travel planner, owner DEH Travel, Inc. She holds a BA degree in art history/ painting from Mary Baldwin and an MFA in painting/ printmaking from VCU. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. A trip planner for universities, museums, and special interest groups, she has traveled and photographed extensively. She worked as an editor for the Travel Channel Online Network, providing her with the opportunity to combine travel, image-making, travel writing. Her latest project, "Swimmers," a series of abstract forms that appear to be immersed in water.
Edward H. Radcliffe, otherwise known as Rip, internationally known, a sculptor, painter, builder, furniture maker and all around bon vivant. Rip has been building and carving for forty years, recently has started watercolor painting, pencil drawing, and pastel painting. His works are primarily privately owned and it is with great pride that we here offer some for sale.
JANE McCULLOUGH WELLS - Jane Wells paints portraits of dogs (oil on masonite with painted frames) and sells them at the Irvington Farmers Market. She has recently expanded her repertoire to include cats, pigs and boats, etc.
CAROLYN DAVIS earned a BA in Art Education from Baldwin-Wallace College. She is currently active in the Bay School of the Arts and the Rappahannock Art League where her work has been on display. This past year she has enjoyed watercolor and sketching classes with local well-known artists Kathleen Noffsinger, Wendy Wells, and Phyllis G. Greenway, and Maine artist Carol Sebold.
BROCKETT MUIR JR. Naval Aviator, physician, and sailor, he began painting in Maine some ten years ago, then took several lessons at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria and at the Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. He admires contemporary watercolor impressionists (Yardley, Chamberlain, Flint, and Seago) and Rembrandt s classical drawings. His boat is "Trafalgar" and his dog is "Churchill." He lives in Saluda.
WILLIAM BENJAMIN RICHARDSON known as Ben by most has spent a lifetime around the Chesapeake Bay. He began a career in woodcarving after taking a job sailing on tugs and barges. He purchased a pocket-knife and began whittling and carving. Living in Mathews, VA his numerous wildlife observations developed into a "self-taught" carving style and provides inspiration for his unique collectibles. He has won over 20 blue ribbons and awards for best in show. A recent carving was selected for the Admiral's cabin on the aircraft carrier, Theodore Roosevelt. An active member of the Mathews Art Gallery.
KAPTAIN KRUNCH - Our local sign painter has been working with local boatbuilders with his technically-oriented "artist's deceptions" for many years. His high-end gold and silver leaf work is a fascinating look into the world of marine graphics.
ANN LAWMAN has painted for many years and works primarily with oils. Most recently she studied with Barkley Sheaks, Curney Nuffer and a seminar with Loryn Brazier. Ann had two solo shows exhibited at the Richmond Public Library and the General Assembly Bldg. and a number of other locations. Her work is in many private collections. She and her husband Matthew live in Richmond, VA.
BLANCHE HERRING SCHARF enjoys all manner of creative endeavors. She is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Writers Club and Rappahannock Art League. Known as Garden House Art, she takes pleasure in photographing her garden and also painting those images on furniture and glass. She and husband Len are owners of Yates House Fine Art and Craft Gallery in Deltaville. For this exhibit, she will show her unique jewelry designs, digital photography and painted pieces.
TINA McCLOUD - Sailing brought Tina McCloud and her husband, John, to the North River in Mathews about 20 years ago. Her photographs and photo/haiku collages are exhibited at area galleries and juried shows, and some of her extensive portfolio can be viewed at www.photoartbytina.com. Tina hopes her photographs of the Chesapeake Bay and the world beyond will give you a soothing "sense of place" in uncertain times.
SUSAN CRAVE ROSEN is a mixed-media artist from Mathews. Her watercolor, acrylic and ink paintings are widely exhibited and have earned many awards. Most recently, she was commissioned to paint "Concert Night" for the cover of "Love Letters to Music", a collection of poetry by JoAnn Falletta, conductor and music director of the Virginia Symphony.
MARTHA & BILL HAYES are fulltime potters who produce functional stoneware pottery. Bill also creates one of a kind Raku pieces. Martha is a 1983 graduate of Alfred University with a BFA in Ceramics. Before becoming a fulltime potter in 1996 Bill maintained the Navy's oil spill and salvage equipment at Cheatham Annex for 15 years. They moved to Mathews in 2003 from Gloucester Point where they had their studio for 19 years. They now live in Hallieford where they operate their studio Summer Haze Pottery.
ELISE RITTER is an artist who lives on the Rappahannock River in Urbanna, Virginia. She also spends part of her time in Arlington, VA. Right outside Washington, D.C. Elise creates watercolor paintings of seascapes, still life, landscapes and other subject matter; assembles abstract collages; and takes photographs. Website address: www.eliserittergallery.com.
PATRICIA GARBERs first artistic love was oil painting. Now that Pat has discovered fabric, she expresses her creativity with quilts and wall hangings from her home in Louisa County, Virginia. Does she miss painting? "Well," says Pat, "you cant snuggle up under canvas."
KATHY MORAND is a part-time RN and full time quilter in Richmond, Virginia. For the past six years, her keen eye for design and love of colorful materials have delighted family and friends with what are sure to be future heirlooms. "Its my idea of therapy," says the oncology nurse, who never misses a meeting of the Richmond Quilters Guild.
CAROLINE LONG - a resident of Midlothian, Virginia is known primarily for her expertise in oil stick and oil pastels, she is also a practicing photographer and potter. Her art is included locally in the collections of MCV Hospitals and Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, as well as numerous public and private collections throughout the United States.
JULIE COLBY - For over ten years in a log home beside the sparkling waters Julie's looms can be heard weaving their webs of snuggly warm shawls for winter or rainbow colored light ones for cool evenings. Nearby needle felted fiber bunnies watch . Quite a number of bunnies and shawls are now residing in many other homes and several states. The ladies and gentlemen in the Williamsburg Spinners and Weavers Guild have been such a joy in offering inspiration and mutual encouragement.
JERRY SPANGLER - After 40 years of establishing a successful insurance business, local artist, Jerry Spangler picked up his paint brush and rediscovered his old flame in 1994. He paints most every night in his studio behind his home, transferring his love of the outdoors to his paint brush using oils and pastels. His work can be seen at "Jerry's Gallery" in Deltaville.