Closed Today

Hi Folks,

We are closed today 12/26 to spend some much needed time with our family! Sorry for any inconvenience. We will resume regular hours tomorrow.

Thanks and Happy Holidays,

Kerry, Neil and Azzy

Krampus is Coming to Town!

You better be good, you better not cry...Krampus is coming, to take the bad kids away, that's why!
Who is this Krampus you say? Well, basically he's the anti-santa. He comes from German folklore, a demonic creature that punishes misbehaving children. Around the 5th of December Krampus Nacht is still celebrated in many parts of Europe and becoming more popular here in the we decided to have our own Krampus Night celebration! Join us! Feel free to join us and bring a plate of cookies or a drink to share as welcome Krampus. Kids are welcome but you may want to leave the naughty ones at home...

Plaid Friday is Coming!

Please support Tin Top and other Old Town Winchester Small Businesses this holiday season! Tin Top will once again be participating in Plaid Friday (Old Town's version of Black Friday). We will open at 8am and have 20% all purchases the first hour, 15% off the second hour and 10% off from 10am-12pm. Other specials will be announced via Facebook throughout the day as well.

Then...Saturday we will open up a little early again at 10am for Small Business Saturday! Specials to be announced!

Zombies Vs. Ghosts

Zombies vs. Ghosts is the theme of our October/Halloween art show this year and they are battling it out on our walls.

Who wins in a battle between zombies and ghosts? We do of course!

Featuring work by:
Carly Baker 
Christy Broy 
Daniel Creary 
Lauren Fleming 
Josh FTW 
Abigail Gomez
Toni Hitchcock
Caroline Painter
Glenn Richardson
Aaron Robinson
Roberto Rosas
Amy "Tovah" Shafran
Kerry Stavely
Neil Stavely

Be sure to join us for our Closing Reception on October 30th from 6-9pm! 

Artist Spotlight: Jason Oberbeck

Jason Oberbeck grew up in the Midwest often drawing his favorite comic book and cartoon characters. Funny enough as it sounds, in his junior high year he discovered the Renaissance Masters Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello through the reading of the comic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From there on Jason became more serious about his talent for art and became a student at Memphis College of Art in the Fall of 1996. There he studied Fine Arts and graduated with a BFA in 2000. After leaving Memphis in 2001, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work in the sign and advertising industry as a billboard painter. He quickly worked his way up to Art Director in the design department. Simultaneously, Jason was a working fine artist, showing his paintings and prints in galleries, libraries, bars and coffee houses throughout the Bay Area. 

Around the end of 2013, Jason left the sign industry to take on the responsibility of raising his son and to use the remainder of his time to focus on his art career. He and his family live in Hayward, CA where Jason is a member of A.R.T. Inc, the Hayward City Arts Council and the Hayward Mural Program.

We are happy to include Jason's work in our Freeze Frame show. Below is a statement about the pieces he did for the show. 

Freeze Frame

This cinema-inspired show features nine artists from as far away as the land of movies itself, Cali-fornia. Much of the work appropriates characters from classics, horror, Wes Anderson films and more, while others pay homage to innovators of sound effects and makeup, and film noir.

This is one of the funnest shows we've had so far - don't miss it!

Opening Reception and Costume Contest: September 4th • 6-9
Dress up as a favorite movie character or film related person. Prizes will be given to the best dressed!

Skyline Indie Film Mixer
September 11th • 3:00-4:30
Stop by before the film fest evening events for a drink and see Freeze Frame!

Currently Showing: Luke Greer Black and White Heritage Photography

July-August 2015

Luke R. Greer : Black & White Heritage Photography

A native of Loudoun County, Virginia, Luke Greer began his research based-heritage photography to preserve the scenes and collective history of the rapidly vanishing rural lifestyle within Civil War landscapes. His high-contrast black and white images pay homage to photographic processes from the 1860's through the early 1900's. These processes are juxtaposed by his contemporary digital practices and strongly dynamic aesthetic style.

"Whether it be historical locations, endangered landscapes, or vanishing culture, there is a story to be told behind each image. Greer captures and accentuates something essential in each photograph based on extensive research and experience." - Portfolio Magazine, Mountains Edition August 2014

 Greer finds inspiration through photographers of the past who passionately invested themselves in the adventure of their work, such as Edward S. Curtis, Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, Julian Dimock and Eddie Adams. His fine art photographs can be found in select galleries, publications, exhibitions, private collections and at a variety of upcoming events.

"The photography of Virginia native Luke Greer, takes a powerful contemporary approach to historic landscape and still life." - Art Critic,  Donald Miller

Artist Statement :
My mission is to give reverence through my work, I feel matters of life and death are most respectfully represented in shades of grey, using compositions of light and structure. Black and white photography balances the dream world with the living, it is both an accurate depiction and an altered state.

Contact Info:

Luke R. Greer
Black & White Heritage and Natural World Photography

E-Mail: LukeRGreer@Gmail.Com
Phone: 239-287-4833

Robin Van Horne Trunk Show

Join us for our first Trunk Show! For First Friday in June, Robin Van Horne will be joining us direct from Atlanta, Georgia to share her new designs!

Robin works with Art Clay Silver or precious metal which is comprised of recycled/reclaimed silver sources. She uses found objects and plants to create her molds and the unique pieces she produces. Her representation of the natural world highlights it's fragile beauty in the hope to increase awareness leading to conservation of a healthy environment.

Robin holds a B.A. form William Smith College, an M.A.T. from Emory University, and became a certified instructor in Art Clay Silver in 2013.

Tin Types at Tin Top

We are so happy to have the work of Sam Davis for May & June! We are showing a collection of his tin types and other works. Come check it out! 

Originally from Pensacola, Florida Sam Davis received his BFA from the University of Florida in Creative Photography and an MFA in Photography and Sculpture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Sam creates images that reference his love of family history (his father had once been a participant in an atomic test during the 1950’s, while other family members worked on the first submarines during the civil war) coupled with a playful curiosity of popular and kitsch culture. His images combine obscure technology, science fiction and childhood fantasy to call into question notions regarding memory, nostalgia, imagination and pulp/cyber folklore. Davis creates images that he hopes will cause the viewer to pause and question while at the same time provide a pathway for the viewer into another frame of thought-to proactively imagine. Sam Davis has worked as a Graphic Artist for WSRE-TV in Pensacola, as a studio assistant for Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor and for the past six years as full-time instructor of Photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. While not teaching he actively exhibits artwork across the United States and abroad. Sam is currently visiting professor of photography at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

Upcoming Events

Let's make Zines!   
Saturday, January 31st | 7-9pm (or later maybe)

Free! Please RSVP on Facebook event page.

Participants are welcome to bring their own materials and tools and we will have materials on hand as well. You are also welcome to bring a beverage or snack if you want.

No experience necessary. We will have examples on hand and everyone is welcome to share and teach other different techniques.

All are welcome to bring zines to swap too!

True Love and Broken Hearts Opening Reception
Friday, February 6th | 7-9pm

This Valentine-themed show features over 10 artists including:
Sabrina Barnett • Liz Hamilton • Julie Miles
Jody Mussoff • Daniel Rioux  • Roberto Carlos Rosas
Charmaine Shaw • Karen Sikie • Kerry Stavely • Neil Stavely • Dana Thompson
and more!


Old Town Winchester Chocolate Escape
February 7th 

Special guest Andrew Speziale from Front Royal will be here with his wonderful small batch chocolate. Immortal Mountain Chocolate is made from raw, organic, fair-trade, single-origin cacao with whole herbs, fruit, superfoods and sea salt to produce an intensly pure dark chocolate experience.