2018-Yorktown ArtStroll

The Yorktown Art Stroll was represented by 40 artists displayed their works inside and outside the Freight Shed, and along Water Street this year. We are happy to provide a photo report about this wonderful event.

If you are an artist, you can send us an email asking about your full size photos.

Thank you!
We hope to see you next year again!

2017 Art Stroll

Photographs by Oksana Davis 

Veteran’s Art Show

On The Hill Gallery will host “The Spirit of American Military Art: The Never Ending Story,” our first-ever exhibition dedicated to American veterans, will take place November 11 – 26, with an opening reception 6 – 8 pm on Veterans Day.


  • The show is open to any veteran from any service branch.
  • Up to two pieces of work will be accepted.
  • The artwork must be framed and wired and ready to hang/display.
  • The paper label aprox. 4 x 4 inches must be attached to the back with artist’s name, medium, price and title.
  • Additional Eligibility and Guidelines

The show will be judged with ribbons and prizes awarded in the following areas:

  • Photography and digital art
  • Painting – all mediums are welcome
  • 3D art – pottery and anything that is not hung on the wall). We want to encourage 3D artists especially.

The first place person in each area will receive a ribbon and a prize. There will be second, third and honorable mentions handed out as well. The cost to participate is free. You do not have to be a member of the Yorktown Arts Foundation.

Drop off of work will be November 1 & 2 between the hours of 11am – 5pm at “On the Hill Gallery”, 402 Main Street in Historic Yorktown.

The work will be hung on Friday and judged either that evening or early Saturday morning.

All participants and their families are invited to show opening with refreshments and drinks on Saturday November 11 from 6 to 8 pm. The reception is free.

All artwork can be picked up at the end of the show on November 28th.

5X5@5:55 small works auction fundraiser

Join Us at 5:55 pm Saturday, October 28 at On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main Street, Historic Yorktown

5x5 2017 small works auction

More than 70 5”x5” works of art have been donated by various artists to help us promote visual arts in our York County community.

The Yorktown Arts Foundation offers free children’s classes in the summer, adult and children’s classes throughout the year. During the winter months, we dedicate our rear gallery space to three separate exhibits for Elementary, Middle, and High School students’ artwork. This fundraiser will support these and other worthy events along with general expenses of our gallery operation.

The small works were created and donated by YAF members and a six “select” influential artists: Holland Wentz Etheridge, Katherine Maloney, Joe Miller (aka Cheap Joe), Jon Moneymaker, Melanie Chambers Hartman and John Tobin.

The 5×5 art will be on display for previews at Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, from September 24 to October 9, and at On the Hill Gallery October 10 through the event. During the event, visitors may bid on works through a silent auction and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts from The Carrot Tree and wine from Williamsburg Winery. Other generous sponsors are Triangle Arts and Culture League, Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street Grill, Viccellio’s Goldsmith, Auntie M’s American Cottage, and Towne Bank of York.

Art Stroll is Here!

The Sixth annual Art Stroll promises to be the best yet. Join us from 11 am – 6 pm Sunday, Sept. 24 on the Yorktown Waterfront. Stroll through the Freight Shed and along the Riverwalk, and peruse the paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry and more. The Art Stroll is free and open to the public.
Artstroll_2017, original Harry Hart

Here are the participating artists:

Freight Shed
Magdalena Benko, oils; Lisa Mosser, jewelry; Harry Hart, marine art; Peter Stipe, author and photographer; Gail Eldred, jewelry; Maureen Cassada, watercolors; Noreen Dobratz, jackets; Petty Arnett, acrylics; Diana Haynie, acrylics and watercolors; Lydia Kinsey, author and paintings; Wayne West, sea glass jewelry; Tricia Armstrong, quilts.

Freight Shed Tent
Seckman Wilson, oils; Shelley Davis, jewelry; Arthur Menoche, pottery; Tina Crawford; mosaics and acrylics; Ellen DeMaria, acrylics, watercolor and jewelry; Constance Svindland, jewelry; Kenya Finley and Becky Crossett, handmade items; David McIntyre, woodturner; Lisa Wiertel, acrylic and mixed media; Shirley Whitenack, photography; Mike Kravchak, watercolors; Ann Lee, fabric artist

Outside of Freight Shed-Water Street
Lisa Triechel-Beavers, pottery; Cathy Donovan, pottery; Prunell Hopson, photography; Meredith and James Hill, screen prints; Richard Hogge, photography; Al LaTorre, oils; Darlene Mundy, acrylics; Barbara Lively Mastaglio, acrylic and oils; Robert Brown, watercolors and folk art; Kathy Wahl, decorative painting; Susan Copenhaver, watercolors and oils; Annette Thompson, encaustics.

Holiday Open House

The Open House for the Holidays will be held November 4.

Please join us for a reception at 1 p.m. on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the season. Our tree will be decorated and we will have a make and take craft for children. Main Street, Yorktown will be glistening this weekend as vendors sell their wares and music fills the air.

On the Hill Gallery, will be open from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday.

“Abandoned Art” Project

The primary mission of our Foundation is to promote art and art education in and around York County. Recently, the Celebrate Yorktown Committee awarded a grant to Yorktown Arts Foundation to help us fulfill this mission through a new project – the Art Abandonment Project. Art Abandonment is a grass roots art movement, which has been happening across the country.

YAF members have started “abandoning” small works of art around historic Yorktown for residents and visitors to find and keep. Each piece includes a tag asking the finder to take a photo and share their find with the world and us.

We ask that the finders post a selfie with their find on Instagram or Twitter with the #FoundInYorktown hashtag, tagging @OnTheHillGallery in Instagram or emailing a photo to foundinyorktown@onthehillgallery.com.

We hope everyone enjoys these random acts of art (kindness) for the sake of art.

York County Middle Schools Art Show



For the second time in our gallery, we are hosting artwork from all the Middle Schools in York County. The show runs from May 7 to 28, 2017 with a reception on Sunday May 7th from 2-4 pm. These older children are bolder in their creative approach to art. You will be amazed at the creativity and originality coming from grades 6-8. The work hung and displayed the same as in a professional gallery. The Middle School Art Show is a judged show and awards were given out the top three in their categories along with honorable mentions.

The show is located at On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main Street in Historic Yorktown, and is open Tuesday through Sunday. The York County Arts Commission, Virginia Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts support the Yorktown Arts Foundation and On the Hill Gallery in its endeavors to encourage the arts in our community.


1 place – Self portrait in black & white, Tristyn Johnson, Acrylic, Grade 7, QLMS
2 place – Self portrait in green and violet, Ellie Wendt, Acrylic, Grade 8, QLMS
3 place – Marker Abstract, Damell Lawrence, Colored markers, Grade 8, QLMS

Self portrait in black & white

1st place – Self portrait in black & white – Tristyn Johnson, Acrylic, grade 7, QLMS

Self portrait in green and violet

2nd place – Self portrait in green and violet – Acrylic, Ellie Wendt, Grade 8, QLMS

Marker Abstract

3rd place – Marker Abstract – Colored markers, Damell Lawrence, Grade 8, QLMS

Honorable mentions:
– Realistic abstract, Pastel, Leah Cabosky, Grade 7, TMS
– Koala Bear, paper sculpture, Belle King, QLMS
– Still life, Charcoal, Sara Butcher, Grade 8, TMS
– Black Wolf, paper sculpture, Penny Brooks, Grade 8, QLMS
– Stamped pillow, Fabric and Paint, Tania Shah, Grade 8, TMS
– Pop Art, Tempera on paper, Dennis Furletov, Grade 8, TMS

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York County Elementary Schools Art Show

York County School Division
Elementary Schools

As a part of our mission statement to support the arts, our favorite time is the children’s art show. This year we are hosting our annual York County Elementary Children’s Art Show March 5 to 26th at On the Hill Gallery.

Each teacher from every elementary school has chosen a selection of student’s work to be hung in a professional gallery setting. The exhibit will open on March 5th accompanied by a reception.

Each York County Elementary School is invited to participate in this exhibit.

Art teachers from each school select the best of several mediums to be displayed. From painting and drawing to sculpture and mixed media, the children bring their best. Children receive a certificate of merit for their participation. We hope that this experience inspires the children to explore the world of art and develop an appreciation of art and all that it offers.


Last year we were amazed at the talent shown by these emerging artists, this year proposes to be even better. The children will have their work hung in a real gallery setting just as we do for our artists. This is an opportunity to experience the beautiful work our future artists are creating. A reception will be held on March 5th from 2-4 pm. If you cannot attend the reception, please stop by during the time their work is on display and support the children in their endeavors.

The show is located at On the Hill Gallery 402 Main Street in Historic Yorktown, and is open Tuesday through Sunday. The York County Arts Commission, Virginia Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts support the Yorktown Arts Foundation and On the Hill Gallery in its endeavors to encourage the arts in our community.

Art show and silent auction fundraiser 5×5@5 2016

Participation in the show and fundraiser is open to everyone. All works will be a donation to the Yorktown Arts Foundation and must fit on a 5×5 canvas or not exceed 5×5 inches. Artists may donate up to three works. If you work in a medium that doesn’t require a canvas, you can still be a part of the event! Use your imagination for a good cause!

Dates to remember:
Sunday, July 17thAll artists interested in creating art work on a 5×5 canvas – painters, mixed media, photographers – may pick up canvases at On the Hill Gallery
Tuesday, August 30thDeadline for drop off art works at the Gallery
Friday, September 2ndSelected art works will be on preview at the Opening Night event “Art inspired by Water” at the Freight Shed, Riverwalk Landing, Historic Yorktown
Sunday, September 25thAll art works will be displayed at the Yorktown Art Stroll in the Freight Shed, from 11 am to 6 pm, Riverwalk Landing, Historic Yorktown
Saturday, November 5th5×5 Art show and silent auction fundraiser Gala with food and drink at the On the Hill Gallery along with our gallery Holiday Open House, from 5 pm to 8 pm, silent auction ends at 7:30 pm

Freight shed

Preview selected art works at the Freight Shed September 2nd

Opening Night “Art inspired by Water” 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Special Event evening celebrating the arts and fundraising to support arts. Opening Night is a ticketed event sponsored by York County, Celebrate Yorktown Committee, and the Yorktown Arts Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase at On the Hill Gallery and Gallery on York Hall.

2016 Art Stroll destination

Preview for all art works at the Art Stroll September 25th

11 am – 6 pm

The Freight Shed will display all donated works of art from artists participating in the Silent Auction. This will be the perfect time to find the masterpiece you want to bid on.

On the Hill Gallery, Yorktown, VA

Silent Auction fundraiser for the 5×5 art works

at the On the Hill Gallery November 5th

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will put the 5×5 work on display in the gallery middle of October and begin taking bids ahead of the event in the gallery. And if you wish to see them now, please do it . Don’t miss the opportunity to own works of art from local well known artists. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and custom dessert, while you wander among the displays of over 50 art works in our Gallery.

Your purchases are tax deductible.
All proceeds will help Yorktown Arts Foundation fulfill its mission, to promote an appreciation of the arts in the York County area, by providing a venue for art sales by local artists, art education, art outreach, and to promote art appreciation. Call at (757) 369 – 1108 for more information.