2019 Festival Award Winners.
Countdown to the AUGUST 2021 Festival:
August 14, 2021
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 15, 2021:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking forward to 2021 and the containment of the Corona Virus; we have planned our Festival to take place on August 14 and 15. It will be located on the beautiful historic grounds of the Spotsylvania Courthouse where there will be more than enough space for social distancing, as we are expanding onto the adjacent lawns of the new Courthouse. We will, of course, follow the current guidelines regarding the safety and well-being of our Exhibitors and Shoppers. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS as you don’t want to miss these events.
This work definitely has the wow factor. From the moment you observe the overall collection of visions that only Bernie sees, to start with, to the stunning finished painted sculptures. You can go on the journey with him with an explanation or just marvel your way thru with awe. Each piece has a degree of artistry that only one with passion for every detail of expression, shape, color and poetry of motion could execute in a three dimensional form. His true joy of working in this medium is to be admired as he draws you in with his reason for a particular piece. Bernie is a very noteworthy and contemporary artist.
It is such a pleasure to see a contemporary jeweler so sure of her designs and with such an ability to place and match the perfect stones precious or semiprecious with the perfect complimentary design. Maybe the stones come first and the air around them is filled with magical metals. All her works stand by themselves as exquisite finished pieces but together they are an orchestra of beauty.
The first feeling I had was, of beautiful color these exquisite formed pieces all have. With no explanation, I was wowed but then I learned of the process and the huge wood ash oven that takes days to fire and even longer to cool. I am in awe of the skill of perfect design simplicity resulting in the raw and simple beauty of the earthen color and shapes. Museum quality pieces.
Jason knows in his soul the perfect shape for the reclaimed wood utilitarian sculptures of exceptional beauty in space and proportion. His skill at bringing out the best of each creation is mind blowing. Vessels of timeless air and loving memories by their designer. Thank you for the experience of your work.