Hawk Mountain Arts Tour & Sale

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm
FREE Self-guided driving tour. Held every year on the first Saturday in June.

Download the 2018 tour maps here!

Pick your own route, set your own pace, and enjoy a wide variety of art by talented artists displaying their work in their home studios or host locations. The self-guided driving tour winds about a 25-mile radius all within scenic Albany Township, this year with a satellite location at Hamburg Park. 

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Artists and Locations

Todd Gladfelter: Blacksmith Artist & Chainsaw Carver

Stop #1: Hawk Mountain Visitor Center
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529

Todd Gladfelter is an artist with several specializations that include working with metal, wood and carving logs by chainsaw. As a blacksmith, he forges metal using traditional tools and techniques to make a wide variety of items. He chainsaw carves hefty logs into birds and other animals, and creates a wide array of handmade fine furniture including cabinets, mirrors, and jewelry boxes. Gladfelter will display samples of all of his work and will demonstrate his carving at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Elaine Briner: Painted Glass Bottles

Stop #1: Hawk Mountain Visitor Center 
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529

Farmland raptors in Pennsylvania are benefiting from a Berks County artist’s involvement in the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Farmland Raptor Project, a program that builds nesting boxes and improves habitat for Barn Owls, American Kestrels, Short-eared owls and Northern Harriers.  Adorning recycled wine bottles prepared by other volunteers, Briner paints native flowers, butterflies, birds of prey, farm animals, and anything else that inspires her artistic talents.  The lighted wine bottles help to raise money for the program when contributors donate $20 or more for these one-of-a-kind lights.  Briner has been helping with this program since 2013.  Bottles are available at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Gift Shop.

Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse

Stop #2
1049 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA 19529

Built in 1885, many Kempton children walked daily to and from their farms to Bolich‘s School to learn their ABC’s.  Remodeled into a private residence in the early 1960’s after the Kutztown School District unified all the one room schoolhouses and built the Albany Elementary School in downtown Kempton, Kinder Hawk was then the residence to the Miller Family.  Jim and Cheryl Robertson purchased the schoolhouse in December of 2014, and once again rejoined it to their farm.  Kinder Hawk has again been transformed and is now available as a charming and private, year-round vacation rental.

Ron Imboden: Watercolor Artist

Stop #2: Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse
1049 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA 19529

Ron Imboden is a water color artist known for his paintings of Berks County and surrounding areas. His subjects are a reflection of the local rural scenery and farming community.  Items on display include framed originals, framed prints, matted prints and assorted packs of note cards. 

Willi Singleton: Wood Fired Pottery

Stop #3: Pine Creek Pottery (Willi's home/studio)
843 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA  19529

Willi explains that making pots is like cooking.  You have to start with good ingredients to get a flavorful, satisfying result. By using local clays (from Hawk Mountain and the Northern Chesapeake), and various ashes for glaze (wood, bamboo, and corn stalk) he tries to make pots with a pleasing flavor.  Using a wood flame to fire these pots enhances the character of these materials.  Although there are not many obvious ash deposits on his pots, the variety of colors and textures in them are largely due to the wood flame interacting with the clay and glaze materials, just as food cooked over an open fire carries a taste of the flame and smoke.

Angie Wagner: Basketry, Marbled Silk Scarves, & Weaving

Stop #4: The Country Seat
1013 Old Philly Pike, Kempton PA 19529-9321 

Come to Country Seat to see award-winning basketry, gourd weaving, marbled silk scarves, woven seat stools, rockers, & more! Angie is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen who specializes in handwoven baskets, gourd art, beaded and woven jewelry and marbled silk and silk/wool scarves. She and her parents Donna and Bill Longnecker operate The Country Seat, a supply store featuring a complete line of basketry, gourd weaving and chair seating supplies as well as basketry classes from local, national and international instructors.

Pamela's Forget-Me-Not Bed and Breakfast

Spot #5
33 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA  19529

Built in 1879, Pamela's is an impressive country Victorian home located on Hawk Mountain Road that has been painstakingly decorated and updated for comfort and convenience. Guests receive breakfast prepared using natural and organic ingredients.

The bed and breakfast also includes the family's Celtic Folkworks shop featuring traditional Celtic designs and treasures from carefully selected artisans, as well as Pamela's yoga studio which provides weekly classes in yoga, meditation, pilates and more.

David Hughes: Wildlife Artist

Spot #5: Pamela's Forget-Me-Not Bed & Breakfast
33 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA  19529

David specializes in birds of prey, songbirds and other wildlife on canvas and offers pencil sketches, acrylics, watercolors, and most recently, paintings using coffee. He brings his inspirations from sketchpad to canvas with passion and energy for the sheer love of nature and the satisfaction of sharing his talents with others. Most pieces are one-of-a-kind copyrighted originals. Several of his latest works have been made into prints and note cards.

Jeff Keiffer: Wood & Decoy Carver

Spot #5: Pamela's Forget-Me-Not Bed & Breakfast
33 Hawk Mountain Rd. Kempton, PA  19529

Jeff carves unique, antique-style decoys and carvings.  He tries to use the same tools that the carvers used 100 years ago, and then works to make the paint look aged, creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. 

Wanamaker's General Store

Stop #6
8888 Kings Highway, Kempton, PA 19529

Wanamakers is an old-fashioned, family-owned general store that offers everything from groceries and homemade deli items to locally produced crafts and made-in-the-USA toys. This is a great place to get lunch during the Arts Tour! Call ahead and order so you don't have to wait. Menu is available on their website. 

The store was built in the late 1870s from brick manufactured in the adjoining meadow, and timber milled from the slopes of the Blue Mountains in Northern Lehigh County. Today, the Hungaskis carry on the Wanamakers tradition as a full-service general store. They offer quality groceries, locally produced foods, arts and crafts, hunting and fishing licenses, and homemade deli items.

Blossom Hollow Designs: Handmade Jewelry and Accessories

Stop #6: Wanamaker's General Store
8888 Kings Highway, Kempton, PA 19529

Unique handmade jewelry designs and accessories for every occasion and budget. They have been creating designs for over five years and have been selling locally at Wanamaker's General Store for over four. They offer custom designs in everything from metal alloys and glass beads to precious metals and semi precious stones. Leather working, hand metal stamping, and silver creations "cold casted" from clay formed and fired to produce 99.9% pure silver pieces and more!

Deborah Powell Kramer: Stained Glass Artist

Stop #7
8567 King’s Hawkway, Kempton, PA  19529

Deborah designs and constructs custom stained glass work  in her lakeside studio,  including panels, transoms, sidelights, candlesticks, stars, kaleidoscopes, and mosaics. She also offers classes held by individual appointment in the studio. Many examples of her work can be seen in the surrounding community, including the Wanamaker's General Store.  This is her eleventh year on the tour with Hawk Mountain, and she has been a glass artist for over thirty years, with fourteen years at her current studio location. 

Joanne Minnick: Metal Sculptor

Stop #7: Deborah Kramer's home studio
8567 King’s Hawkway, Kempton, PA 19529

Joanne's home and studio lies at the base of Hawk Mountain, where the changing colors and textures of the ridge continue to inspire her unique welded metal sculpture and ornamental art. Joanne sculpts each piece through traditional hand forging and brazing as well as plasma cutting and tig welding, and uses a variety of metals, including copper, brass and steel, each with its own varying patinas. Joanne strives to achieve a natural but unique effect in her work, making each piece durable as well as attractive, and so the long-lasting properties of metal and its unique beauty appeals to her artistic drive.

Her business, Elemental Metal Design, sells metal wall art, home and garden sculpture, and ornamental metal piece, and custom work typically takes 4-6 weeks. Her work also is displayed and sold at The Arts Barn in nearby Schuylkill Haven.

Julie Richards: Dimensional/Sculptural Art & Garden Art

Stop #7: Deborah Kramer's home studio
8567 King’s Hawkway, Kempton, PA 19529

Being a multifaceted person, Julie's art follows her personality. She is a life-taught artist and experimenter. She uses elements from nature, which is the catalyst and backdrop to blend her vision of nature into existence. Julie uses materials such as wood, metal, glass, clay, and anything else that inspires her. Combined with other mixed medias, she gives color, texture, and reflection to her art to expand and balance their natural beauty, channelling a "Modern Zen" feel. 

Kathi Mengle: Mixed Media

Stop #7: Deborah Kramer's home studio
8567 King’s Hawkway, Kempton, PA 19529

Kathi is a self taught mixed medium artist and is currently a studio artist at the Walk In Art Center. Her work tends to focus on what she's interested in or feeling at the time of creating. Like a mad scientist, she enjoys mixing mediums and subjects together, not knowing the end result. Some of her pieces are a visual fantasy of colors that create a mood. She likes the challenge of working with other artists and has been involved with collaboration art auctions to benefit public and private organizations. Her biggest inspiration is music, but nature, architecture, and other artist works have also inspired her.

Sheila Grube: Zentangle (Pen & Ink)

Stop #7: Deborah Kramer's home studio
8567 King’s Hawkway, Kempton, PA 19529

Sheila is a Zentangle® artist and will be demonstrating and displaying framed Zentangle-inspired wall art. Pen and ink is the typical medium, however she will probably display some mixed media pieces as well.

The language of Zentangle® has helped so many people in so many ways, Sheila included. She has a personal passion for Zentangle and a strong desire to share this art form with anyone that is willing and is open to experience Zentangle for themselves. It speaks to so many differently, but definitely in a positive light. 

Gene Allen: Fine Art Landscapes

Gene Allen and Jeanne Stock

Stop #8
5008 Golden Key Rd. Kempton, PA 19529

Gene is an artist and landscape painter who creates landscapes using acrylics and oils, and he is primarily interested in visually preserving nature's natural beauty. He shows his work in his barn studio on the corner of Eile Dahl Rd and Golden Key Rd. 

Jeanne Stock: Dry Pastel Artist

Stop #8: Gene Allen's barn studio
5008 Golden Key Rd. Kempton, PA 19529

Jeanne finds that the pure pigments of dry pastels are a wonderful medium to capture the nuances of light and the subtlety of color, which is what intrigues her. Her subject matter is the quiet but interesting detail of things that surround us every day that often go unnoticed—the gorgeous cabbage from the garden, the comical hen, the beautiful light highlighting a church steeple. She says it is a joy to spy these “happy finds” and a pleasure to share them in her artwork.

Stony Run Inn

Stop #9
2409 Route 737, Stony Run, PA 19529

Serving traditional Austrian-German cuisine with familiar pub fare in a historic hotel that dates back to 1856. the Inn will be open during the tour and will feature complimentary live entertainment for their diners. 

Stacy Luyben: Painter of Art 'N Drafts

Stop #9: Stony Run Inn
2409 Route 737, Stony Run, PA 19529

Creating art is for everyone, not just for people born with an innate talent. Research has shown that visual art creation has stabilizing effects by reducing distress, increasing self-reflection and self-awareness. So, it's healthy, easier than yoga and FUN. Designed to pop up at a neighborhood establishment (bistro, pub, tavern, inn, café, etc.) or in the comfort of your own home, Art 'N Drafts is a roaming "paint 'n sip" experience that offers far more than a sip. With a focus on famous paintings that pair perfectly with fun, locally sourced menus, the Art 'N Drafts experience is one of kind, offering unmatched entertainment, education, and appetizing enjoyment.

Jonathan Bond: Landscape Artist

Stop #10
59 Kempton Road, Kempton, PA 19529

Jon draws inspiration from the rustic scenery of northern Berks County. His paintings reflect the awesome sunsets and atmospherics of the Kittatinny Ridge and iconic farmsteads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Jon works primarily in oils, most often on wood panels, and occasionally on scraps of cardboard when preparing studies or sketches. He has exhibited in countless juried shows and has been awarded numerous honors for his work. More than 30 new works will be on display for this year’s tour.

Kempton, Naturally” is the theme of Jon’s exhibit for this year’s arts tour. More than 50 new originals will on display, including oils on wood panels, pencil sketches, egg tempera on wood panels, and watercolors. All works are available for purchase.

Jon will also host Zen Chocolate from Fountain Hill, PA. Visitors to the art gallery can sample some exquisite handcrafted chocolates.

Dan Christ: Wildlife Artist

Spot #11: Dan Christ Art Gallery
23 Spitzenberg Lane, Kempton, PA  19529

Dan Christ is recognized for his highly detailed and accurate studies of turkey, deer and bear in natural settings. Most of Dan’s paintings are a result of his hunting and hiking experiences. They often begin with actual settings that depict perfect habitat for his subjects. The wildlife is blended into the scene to capture the thrill of a wildlife encounter anyone can appreciate.            

Dan is pictured working at his home and gallery where visitors can meet him and his wife Pat, view his work and purchase originals or prints.

Mark Amey: Hand-thrown Pottery

Spot #12
189 Blue Rocks Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534

A native of Lower Bucks County, Mark has been working with clay for over 30 years. Beginning as a production potter, he continued to practice pottery as a hobby while he developed a career in home building and design. After a brief hiatus, Mark reestablished a studio in his home in Lenhartsville. Mark now creates unique, one-of-a-kind functional pieces. They are primarily made with stoneware clays that are reduction-fired using simple oxides and glazes. The simplicity of the finish compliments the natural qualities of the clay and the beauty of each form.

Also at Mark's home and studio will be Brett and Amanda Amey exhibiting their printmaking and pottery. 

Jeff Kahn: Kinetic Sculpture & Jewelry

Stop #13
308 Blue Rocks Rd. Lenhartsville, PA 19534

In 1971 Jeff began working on Jewelers Row in Philadelphia, and after two years of working for professional jewelers he set up his own studio and began designing, producing and selling his own line of custom jewelry. He continued to design jewelry as well as furniture and experimental sculpture while he attended the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art where he experimented with different mediums including wood, metal, glass and electronics. 

During his career Kahn has continued to progress towards his ultimate goal of creating large kinetic outdoor pieces of sculpture. Combining all the skills learned as a jeweler, machinist and wood worker these pieces explore a very delicate balance between hard metal, precious wood, tiny sapphire bearing surfaces and imperceptible currents of air to provide an unlimited range of movement and design.  His pieces are exhibited in private collections, corporate settings and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bloomingdales in New York, the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, Tyler Arboretum, Roche Bobis, Philadelphia, and Bill Nye "The Science Guy."

Jeff is also hosting oils and mixed media by Brian Warfel.

Eric Claypoole: Hexsign Artist

Stop #14
227 Schock Road, Lenhartsville, Pa  19534

Eric Claypoole is a traditional hex sign artist, creating art that dates back hundreds of years. By researching, lecturing and hand painting these cultural icons, he hopes to preserve a heritage that is quickly becoming a lost art. Eric's work carries on a long family tradition: Johnny Claypoole, his father, began painting hex signs in 1962, and he was taught by the legendary Johnny Ott, the self-proclaimed "Dr. of Hexology."

Hamburg Area Arts Alliance

Hamburg Community Park

Satellite Location
Hamburg Community Park
Park Rd, Hamburg PA 19526

Artists Displaying:

  • Anderson Woodturning
  • Antlers and Wood
  • Emma Ketterer Photography
  • Fisher Forge LLC: Artist Blacksmith
  • Gardenscapes Pottery
  • Ressler Art Studio: Photography
  • Ken Liskey: Oil Paintings
  • Martafacts' Pottery
  • Martha Ressler: Fabric Art
  • "That's a Wrap" by Petra Martin: Fiber Art
  • Charlotte M. Golden: Photography
  • Phyllis Bensinger: Oil and Acrylic Paintings
  • Tom Howery: Scroll Saw Art and Woodturning
  • Susan's Ceramics
  • Wade Phillips: Acrylic Wildlife and Landscape Paintings
  • Sapps Rustic Collections: Woodturning, Paintings, and Decor
  • Jax Design Photo
  • Mystical Crystals
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