Winter Arts Festival

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, Friday, December 13 from Noon to 8 pm and Saturday, December 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. 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.


Friday, December 13

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Talley Middle School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kuumba Academy
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concord High School
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Salesianum/Ursuline
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Yuletide Singers

Saturday, December 14

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Cab Calloway
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. St. Edmond’s Academy
12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Newark Charter School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Padua Academy


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.

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.

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.

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.

Mary Jardin Wimberly

Enjoy the stories Mary tells through watercolor! Mary creates in three styles of watercolor paintings: realistic (beloved animals), colorful washes (spirit animals), and whimsical illustrations. Her work includes framed originals, prints, note and holiday cards and oracle decks.

Deborah Flanagan 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.

Lara Ginzburg
Art Jewelry

Lara’s work, including articles she has written on jewelry making, appears in numerous publications and is exhibited nationally in galleries and art shows.  The ancient art of enameling dates back to the Hellenistic Era.  Lara uses this historic medium to create unique pieces. Her jewelry is a reflection of her inner vision inspired by her love of life, nature, the ancient world, and her travels to places near and far. Handcrafted in sterling silver and high carat gold, her heirloom quality jewelry is unique, affordable and comfortable to wear. Her jewelry continuously interacts with its wearer, expressing its owner’s sense of beauty.

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.

Kara Hinson

Kara is a fine artist based in New Castle, Delaware. She has always been inspired by art, and inspired to create. She graduated from West Chester University with a minor in Studio Arts. For most of her life, art was mainly a hobby until she began commissioning drawings for friends. She typically incorporate themes of nature and surrealism when creating portraits in vivid watercolors – celebrating beauty, and playing with fantasy. Currently, she works mainly in watercolor, but she is always learning and growing…

Arcus by Joy Smoker-Liedel
Handmade Jewelry

Covetable. Modern. Treasures. Arcus specializes in modern, one-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces that are carefully hand-crafted from precious & semi-precious gemstones and recycled metals. Arcus’ goal is for every piece to be a reflection of the wearer’s aesthetic, last forever and be-passed-down through generations. They especially love seeing their pieces mixed with family heirloom jewelry for an updated modern twist that is meaningful to the wearer.

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.

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.

Handmade Modern Accessories
Metal & Clay Jewelry, Alpaca Blend Knits, Cotton Sewn Goods

Handmade Modern Accessories is a collection of personal and home accessories using traditional crafting techniques with a contemporary point of view.

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.

Debbie Hegedus
Clay Pottery and Sculpture

Debbie is a painter and sculptor. Her work will include smaller figurative sculptures of clay that sing to the beauty and fragility of the forests, waters and creatures with whom we share our precious world. Debbie will also have her hand formed and painted one-of-a-kind “art for the table” dishes, bowls and more…

Heather Ossandon, HEOS Ceramics

Ceramics – Focusing on functional pottery, HEOS spotlights traditional practices through creating everyday objects for the home and kitchen. Each piece in the collection is handmade, decorated, and made to-be-used and enjoyed.