Winter Arts Festival

December 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, December 7 & 8! 

Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.


John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms – John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic.

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry – Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers.

Annette Maazaoui of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates – East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lisa Sabol
Fused and Kiln formed Glass – Lisa has always been drawn to the radiance of glass.  She finds inspiration in the contrast between colors, the varying hues and shades, the play of light through transparent and the reflection of opaque. Her art is functional, beautiful and unique.  She creates plates, bowls, vessels and vases using a multitude of techniques to create stunning and visually intriguing works.

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil– Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image.

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry – Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures.

Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts – Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting.

Shirley St. Jean
Jewelry and Ornament Covers – A former Docent of the Delaware Art Museum, Shirley can be found at local museums offering her unique freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. Using off-loom weaving and bead embroidery techniques, Shirley creates timeless and elegant jewelry as well as crystal ornaments and ornament covers.

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements – Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand.

Lisa W. Behm of Pottery by Lisa
Functional Wheel-thrown Pottery – Lisa creates functional clay work. You will find bowls, plates, cups, mugs, soap dispensers, platters, pitchers, and much more. If you do not see what you are looking for, tell her about it, and then follow her on a journey as she explores what clay and glaze can become.

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry – Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry.

Cynthia duPont Tobias
Watercolors – Cynthia is a theatrical set designer and watercolor artist.  Her subjects include the local landscape, such as the Brandywine area, nature, and portraits.

Pamela M Levin of Nivell Jewelry
Jewelry in Combinations of Leather, Metals and Stones – Pamela  personally crafts sterling silver and leather jewelry with unusual semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Small batch production guarantees attention to detail, excellent quality, and often one-of-a-kind specialicious pieces. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, and genuine alligator. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can provide a dramatic statement for you.

Eric W Zippe
Photography on Wood, Fine Art Prints and Laser Engraved Wood – Eric’s involvement in fine art photography began in the early 1990’s. His work is often conceptually based, relying heavily on the use of found locations and subjects as equivalents. It is designed to invoke thought with feeling and to transport the viewer simultaneously into the physical location of the image and into the viewer’s own subconscious. He uses methods and techniques from both analog and digital that pay respect to the art’s great past.

Candace Bless of Glasslight Studio
Glassblowing– Driven by aesthetics, the Glasslight Studio strives to combine creative obsession with superb craftsmanship.  Their glass and sculptural steel elements are free-form and graceful explorations of movement and color.  They endeavor to understand the materials and processes in a way that allows them to create unique examples of the same form, as well as to realize a singular vision.  Their goal is to weave the disparate mediums of glass and metal into a seamless whole with exhilarating results.

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys – Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy.

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry – A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter.