Art in Action

Step under the stately portico,up the foyer stairs and into the halls of the 1921 Onancock School to find a hive of artistic endeavors behind the doors of old classrooms of yesteryear. Our resident tenants include uber-talented artists, painting in many mediums, several potters and carvers, jewelry designers, a landscape architect, and writers. Most of the artist studios are working studios, so it's always a good thing to connect first to be sure they are available. Learn all about our residents.


Featured Artist

laura mcGowan


Laura McGowan is an oil painter living and working on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She has been interested in various artistic pursuits since her childhood in New Jersey, when she began experimenting with watercolors and pastels. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, and her first career was in interior and graphic design, in New York and London. In 1994, Laura moved to Onancock, VA. Following a career as an art teacher, Laura is now a full-time artist and resident in Studio 114. Laura works from her studio many days, or call for appointment at 757-710-7600.

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