Ashley Smith’s work is mixed medium paintings using acrylic inks, paints, watercolors and a variety of mediums. She creates handmade prints from images of her paintings, hand transferring them to wood blocks with a gel medium. Ashley is a welcome constant at Old Beach Art Market and active in many other art venues, especially The Annual Ocean View Art Show at Ocean View Beach Park. She is an active board member of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association.
Kym and Steve Bach
Kym and Steve Bach want the world to be inspired by their work and to look more carefully at the world around them by discovering beauty in unusual places. They use many different types of materials in their jewelry designs – burl wood, copper, crystals, wire, natural stones, and more – affording them the ability to create unique designs while not having to stay within the framework of one creative process.
Joe McMurray is a blues, jazz, acoustic guitarist/singer-songwriter. He strives to bring music into the lives of as many people as possible through live performance, studio recordings, and private music lessons. Although his primary instrument is the guitar, he also sings and teaches piano, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, drums, hand percussion, saxophone, clarinet, and does audio recording and production. At the Old Beach Art Market he performs and gives free 10 minute guitar lessons to anyone interested in spicing up their day.
Lindsay Kearns makes one of a kind arts and crafts from shells that have washed ashore on the East Coast. It’s an act of love for Lindsay as all profit goes towards her future mission trips and to help pay for her Compassion sponsored child in Bolivia.
Jackie English creates artisan jewelry with quality metals and natural gemstones. Each handcrafted piece is inspired by nature and one of a kind. She also creates custom jewelry for special occasions and focuses on versatile styles that dress up any look.
Mallorie Terranova has a handcrafted line of functional ceramics. Each individual piece is made from natural stoneware clay with intention to be used on a daily basis: in the home, out of the cupboard, and on the table. Inspired by the hands that will hold the pieces with a color palate inspired by the natural aesthetic of clean and minimal earth tones.
Betsy Hardy is a well-known name in Fine Jewelry and a proud supporter of local venues like The Chrysler Museum, The Hermitage Museum, The ViBe Creative District and especially The Old Beach Art Market. Departing from her Fine Jewelry roots, she regularly introduces new talent at the market. She has been active in promoting OBAM since 2011.
Teresa and Bobby Hartman
Teresa and Bobby Hartman are starting their fifth year at Old Beach Art Market. You’ll see them most Saturdays on the corner of 19th and Cypress with their hand forged and hand painted unique designs. Good news – they do special orders, too.
Nick Halleran has been building surfboards for over five years and has done so professionally for the past three years. He has produced boards for Simon Anderson Surfboards, Luke Short Designs, Geoff McCoy Surfboards, and our local legend Bill Frierson Designs, but his true passion is to share the art of surfboard design and shaping with everyday surfers. His goal is to build a community with deeper roots in surf culture through the art and tradition of hand shaped and self-shaped surfboards.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING INVOLVED WITH OBAM? –
OLD BEACH ART MARKET IS A JURIED SHOW. Print this application, complete and mail with your one time $10 non-refundable application fee and three photos of your art to: Old Beach Art Market, 600 22nd Street, Suite 102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
You may also apply by sending application/information to OldBeachArtMarket@hardysinc.com and mailing the application fee to above address. We will email your acceptance. Once accepted, you must pay in advance for each market you plan to join.