Who We Are

The Artisans of Black Rock Gallery

Many of the artisans whose work is on display at Black Rock Gallery live in the mountains, valleys, and towns in the Wintergreen area. Other items are selected for the shop by the owners on their travels.

The shop is owned and managed by:

  • Merideth Young of Heards, VA, d/b/a/ Out of the Box [art from nature, note cards, furniture painting, faux-finish murals, woodworking, metalsmithing and jewelry, photography]
  • Porter Fogleman of Heards, VA, d/b/a Out of the Box [woodworking]

On many days, you will find co-owner Merideth Young tending shop. On other days, you might catch one of these artists in residence:

Fine arts and crafts by the following artisans is also available for purchase at the Gallery:

  • Debbie and Jimmy Ballowe of Roseland, VA [woodworking]
  • Bee Natural of Georgia [beeswax luminaries]
  • Belle Aurora of Howardsville, VA [soy candles]
  • Mary Boan of Waynesboro, VA [stained glass]
  • Diana Branscome of Charlottesville, VA, d/b/a Strata Gems [jewelry]
  • Jeanne Brenneman of Lewisburg, WV [watercolors]
  • Leslie Chisholm of Charlottesville [jewelry]
  • Alan Cleveland of Virginia [woodworking, jewelry]
  • Sharon Davis of Charlottesville, VA [stained glass]
  • Ron Deering of Virginia [wood turning]
  • Lisa Densmore of New Hampshire [photography]
  • Victoria Dye of Charlottesville, VA [photography]
  • Marshall Faintstich of Nellysford, VA [postcards]
  • Laura Giannini of Ruckersville, VA [book]
  • Nick Gilliam of North Carolina [paintings and prints]
  • The Green Glass Co. of Wisconsin [recycled wine bottles]
  • Scott Gunnell of Virginia [woodworking]
  • Charles Hall of Charlottesville, VA [blown glass]
  • Liliana Italiano of Argentina [pottery, paintings, reliefs]
  • Elizabeth Karaffa of Virginia, d/b/a Virginia Beauty [hand-painted tiles]
  • Willie Kirschbaum of Virginia [soapstone carvings]
  • Krystal Knopp of Virginia [lotions]
  • Live Metal Arts of British Columbia [metal sculpture]
  • Louise McConnell of Charlottesville, VA [pottery]
  • Bob Moretsky of Wintergreen, VA [ladybugs concrete art)
  • Charlotte Munning of Greensboro, NC [raku]
  • Stuart Nye of North Carolina [jewelry]
  • Trent Phillips of Ivy, VA [walking sticks]
  • Trina Player, Player Pottery, [pottery]
  • Brigitte Rau of Charlottesville, VA, d/b/a Brigit True Organics [soaps and balms]
  • Noel Schweig of Wintergreen, VA [fine art photography, Doc's Rocks]
  • Stephen Shaffer of Nellysford, VA [tallitot weaving, scarves]
  • Carolyn Boone Shallmo of Richmond, VA [polymer utensils]
  • Susan and Ronald Soloman of Bremo Bluff, VA [fibers]
  • Sparks Design [night-lights]
  • Ida Trush of Aylett, VA [wood tables, decorative objects]
  • Utterly Natural of Virginia [lotions]
  • Meg West [oil paintings]
  • Lana Williams of Virginia, [screen bugs, crystalline pottery]
  • Sarah Hasty Williams of Charlottesville, VA [watercolors]
  • Kim Wilson of Waynesboro, VA [jewelry]

Visit Black Rock Gallery to see and purchase artisans' work featured on this site.

Fine Arts and Crafts

by Regional and National Artisans

Shop Interior

Glassware, Pottery, Art

Fine Art and Photography

Artist in Residence

Gift Items


Strata Gems