Thanks for joining us for VisArts’ 11th Annual Rockville Arts Festival!

VisArts’ 11th Annual Rockville Arts Festival was held Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 10 AM-5 PM in Rockville Town Square.

Throughout the sunny, warm weekend, thousands of visitors strolled and shopped our vibrant outdoor art gallery featuring original art by 130 fine artists and artisans, Raku demonstrations by VisArts’ instructors, artwork by VisArts’ VisAbility Art Lab artists and VisArts’ ceramic faculty and students, and artisanal fare and craft beer from local vendors. Guests also visited VisArts’ art galleries to view contemporary ceramics exhibitions and meet VisArts’ Studio Artists, Studio Fellow, and Bresler Resident.

New and returning artists showcased original pieces in a variety of media, including ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood. Festival jurors presented awards to participating artists and artisans whose work was truly exceptional.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Fiona Thompson
Award of Excellence

Edwin Lester
Award of Distinction

Cassie Taggart
Award of Distinction

Matthew Leavell
Award of Distinction

Jennifer Becker
Award of Distinction

Award of Excellence

  • Bernie Houston: Sculpture
  • Richard Nolan: Sculpture
  • Fiona Thompson: Jewelry

Award of Distinction

  • Jennifer Becker: Painting
  • Matthew Leavell: Metal
  • Edwin Lester: Painting
  • Nina Nemeth: Mixed Media 2D
  • Marcia Reiver: Ceramics
  • Cassie Taggart: Painting

More than 20 community members participated in our first chalk art competition. Congratulations to the winning designs!

Thanks to renowned mixed media artist and master printmaker Steve Prince, who guided participants in collaborating on a stunning community art project, which will be displayed at VisArts.

Save the date for VisArts’ 12th Annual Rockville Arts Festival, which will be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 10AM-5 PM in Rockville Town Square.

2023 Artists


Artisanal Foods


Digital Art


Fiber: Decorative

Fiber: Wearable




Mixed Media: 2D

Mixed Media: 3D