Meet the Artists
Local artists whose work can be found around the hotel
Phyllis KosterPhyllis has been a full-time weaver for over forty years, with weavings hanging in private homes, offices and in The Visions of the Susquehanna collection at the Zimmerman Center. She has concentrated on this type of wall hanging since the early 1990s and sold work at craft shows such as Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA and American Craft Council shows. She is a teaching artist with the PA Council on the Arts.
Richard Chandler HoffRichard Chandler Hoff is an artist working exclusively in graphite pencil on paper. Hoff illustrates life in America during the 1940s and relies on extensive research to accurately depict that decade. Hoff’s work has been included in the prestigious Pennsylvania Art of the State competition for eight years and he is represented in public, corporate and private collections including the Butler Institute of American Art and MSNBC Bank (now Bank of America).
Susan McDanielSusan began a career in interior design for private clients and commercial ventures from mixed use property rehabilitation for RSDC to restaurants, such as The Handsome Cab. Near the end of 2018, Susan opened an art gallery in the Royal Square neighborhood of York, titled VENTURE with two of her dear friends and artists, Karen Paust and JoAnne Schiavone. Susan teaches embroidery and fiber crafts at this location and continues to push the boundaries of fiber in every artwork she creates.
Bob MachovecBob has been in the metal business since 1974, starting at the age of 17 building fire escapes, gates and spiral staircas-es in Baltimore City. Over the last 30 years he has worked with interior designers in the Baltimore area such as McLain Wiesand and Kirk Design, and architectural firms such as Cho Wilkes & Ben and Struever Brothers & Rouse. Look for the large lion sculpture on Penn State campus of York and another large cat at Codorus Park Gear Garden.
Ophelia ChamblissOphelia has been successfully working and exhibiting as a fine artist, and lecturer, for many years. In addition to a number of solo and group exhibitions, she has participated in several distinguished juried shows. She combines her visual communication with verbal and written communication, degrees, and skills to tell the story behind her work, in lectures and presentations that build an appreciation for cultural understanding.
Marion StephensonFor the last several years Marion has been experimenting with paintings of water in hope to capture its many personalities, thus the Yorktowne commission is a perfect fit. There is a life force that illuminates from water, so how do she capture that in a painting? She loves to play with warm and cool colors that are similar in value to cause interest and excitement.
Judeth Hawkinsudeth's work is in many private collections and is represented by several local galleries. For the past three years her paintings have been included in the Art of the State exhibit in Harrisburg and she has recently been selected for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education, a program that honors and supports art residencies within the state.
Gale JamisonOriginally from Baltimore, MD, she now resides in York with a studio in her barn. She received a BA from Towson University and apprenticed in custom architectural millwork, woodcarving, and reproductive antiques. Her sculpture is exhibited extensively in the mid-Atlantic region, and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. She has participated in residencies in NY, FL, NY, V A, France, and Ireland.
Nicholas IreysNicholas, with a Masters in Fine Arts, works locally on Philadelphia Street as well as in his Baltimore studio. He brings 15 years of experience in the creation of sculpture combining blacksmith techniques and blown glass. Nick spends his time teaching and building his community through his craft.
Daniel FinchHis work has been exhibited extensively across the country as well as internationally, and featured numerous times in the national publication, New American Paintings. Two of his most recent projects include the 1500 square foot mural, Lady Commonwealth for the Susquehanna Art Museum, and The 5100 square foot Lemoyne Passage mural for the borough of Lemoyne. Daniel Finch currently holds the position of Professor of Art & Design at Messiah College.
Carol OldenburgCarol is one of the founders of OMG Studios on King Street in downtown York. Carol’s award winning paintings have been featured in solo shows and juried exhibits in galleries and museums across the country at such places as Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. She is a participant in the “Art in the Embassies” program having displayed work at the American Embassy, Togo, Africa and as a result was an invited gue
Rob EvansRob is an artist and independent curator who lives and works near Wrightsville, PA. His enigmatic paintings and drawings have been showcased in over 100 solo and curated group exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world and can be found in such prominent public collections as the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Federal Reserve Board, Baltimore Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum and the San Francisco Art Museum to name just a few.