Fall Stockley Gardens

Fall Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

2021 Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival  

The Stockley Gardens Arts Festival has been a biannual staple in the Hampton Roads area for the past 37 years, as well as being Hope House Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. The money raised during these events helps pay for rent, transportation, food, furnishings, unmet medical care, and more for people with developmental disabilities in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Stockley is a communal celebration, a beloved tradition that has remained constant over the years, withstanding recessions, weather, hurricanes, and now COVID-19.

We're proud to give the community one of the best outdoor arts festivals in the area. In fact, the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival has been voted one of the top two art festivals in eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers five years in a row, so don't miss the upcoming Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival. It's a good time for a great cause.

For the most up to date information visit our Facebook Page!

Dates & Facts

2021 Virtual Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival

Dates & Hours: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stockley Gardens Park
Media: Fine art, including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more
Admission Fee: FREE and open to the public
Entertainment: TBA
Participating Artists: TBA



You gotta have art. But you also gotta have an opportunity for local musicians to strut their stuff.


Saturday, October 16th: 

11:00 am: TBD

1:00 pm: TBD

2:30 pm: TBD

4:00 pm: TBD

5:00 pm: TBD


Sunday, October 17th: 

11:00 am: TBD

1:00 pm: TBD

2:30 pm: TBD

4:00 pm: TBD


For more information, email Laura DeVore or call her at 757.625.6161, x509.

Kids' Activities


Artists' Reception

We will have a performance (by a wonderful musician that will be announced at a later date) to round out the day of fun on Saturday. Artists will receive rewards, and adult beverages will be available for sale. The reception is open to the public!

Friends of Stockley

We would like to extend a special thank you to this years 'Friends of Stockley' donors. It has been a tough and challenging year but we are so grateful that the following individuals have continued to support the festival. If you would like to become a Friend of Stockley, click here: http://www.hope-house.org/donate/friends-stockley/

Best Friend

- Anonymous

- Ann and Russell Onhaizer





- Randall Smith

- Kenneth and Jennifer More





- Dot Snipes



Sponsorships provide tremendous exposure for businesses while supporting the arts, people with disabilities, and the community as a whole. And they're available at many different levels. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

If you're interested in being a corporate or prize sponsor for our next festival, please contact Development Director, Elena Montello, or 757.625.6161, x507.

The sponsors for the 2021 Fall Stockley Gardens Arts Festival are:


































Participating Artists



PA= Painting

PM= Printmaking

JE= Jewelry

DR= Drawing

GL= Glass

MM= Mixed Media

LE= Leather

PH= Photography

PO= Pottery

ME= Metal

SC= Sculpture

WO= Wood


Participating Emerging Artists



Awards & Winners

Below are the artists who won awards at the 2019 Stockley Gardens Fall Art Show.  

Best In Show ($3,500)
Sponsored by the Helen G. Gifford Foundation
Winner: Richard Toft (Accomack, VA)
Medium: Painting

The Catherine Toscano Kastenbaum Memorial 1st Place Award ($2,000)
Sponsored by Russ Cerro in honor of Catherine and her love for the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival
Winner: Avery Groves (Charlottesville, VA)
Medium: Jewelry

- This award is now The Alexis Reass 1st Place Award for Fall 2020

The MELAYNA and SOPHIA Second Place Award ($1,500)
Sponsored by The Palace Shops, Palace Station, and Decorum Furniture
Winner: Amanda Outcalt (Norfolk, VA)
Medium: Mixed Media

Third Place Award ($1,000)
Sponsor remains anonymous
Winner: Joshua Soloman (Norfolk, VA)
Medium: Glass

The Lee Gerry Wertheimer Award ($500)
Sponsor remains anonymous
Winner: Cindy Liebel (Fredericksburg, VA)
Medium: Jewelry

- This award is no longer available for Fall 2020

Norfolk Artist Award ($300)
Sponsored by The Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Winner: Kate Thomas (Norfolk, VA)
Medium: Painting

- This award is not available for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Edward G. Carson Memorial Award ($250)
Sponsored by Claudia Mackintosh, Chandler Realty
Winner: Kristin Moger (Gap, PA)
Medium: Drawing

Award of Merit ($150)
Sponsored by Changes Hairstyling, City Spa & Jake's Place
Winner: Albert Massey (Norfolk, VA)
Medium: Wood

Award of Merit ($150)
Sponsored by Abe McCormack & Sharon Puryear
Winner: Gopal Kapoor (Greenville, NC)
Medium: Jewelry

Randy Smith Memorial Award ($100)
Sponsored by Scott and Cindy Mackey, Mackey Ink
Winner: Trista Chapman (Fredericksburg, VA)
Medium: Pottery

Best in Show - Emerging Artist ($250)
Winner: Brandon Umberger 
Medium: Painting

1st Place - Emerging Artist ($150)
Winner: Michael Halliday, Jr.
Medium: Digital Print

2nd Place - Emerging Artist ($100)
Winner: Sydney Osborne
Medium: Photography

3rd Place - Emerging Artist ($50)
Winner: Craig Holden
Medium: Drawing & Screen Print




Artist applications are available on zapplication.org until July 12, 2021. 

SGAF Date Artist Application is Available Date Artist Application is Due
Fall 2020 June 1, 2021  July 12, 2021


All work displayed must be original, created and executed by the displaying artist's or artisan's own hand and of professional quality. This work is absolutely limited to the work of a single artist or two-person collaborative team.

Photo-mechanical reproductions of an artist's original work may be present in a small quantity in a spin tower or portfolio/bin or hung on one side of one wall, whichever is lesser. The individual prints must be clearly labeled as reproductions. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Ineligible items include items made with commercially available molds or patterns or any item produced commercially or by anyone other than the artist. No representatives or dealers may show. Artists bringing ineligible items to the show risk disqualification. Artists violating the rules of this show or who fail to cooperate with the Festival committee will not be permitted to exhibit.

All displays will be reviewed by the standards committee at intervals throughout the show to ascertain that all items in the booth are the same or better quality as the slides submitted. The artists will be required to remove ineligible items based upon the show's standards.

Please notify the Arts Festival Committee if you see any infractions of the standards.


Emerging Artists

Applicants for the Emerging Artist Exhibit for Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival on October 16th and 17th must be currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or be a recent graduate.

The application can be found here and must be turned in with artwork by September 24th, 2021.

For more information contact Laura DeVore at ldevore@hope-house.org



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