The Gallery

The gallery at Glencoe Museum exhibits the art and works of contemporary Appalachian artists from around the New River Valley and Southwest Virginia.

“Four Women; Four Visions”

The Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibit, “Four Women; Four Visions.” The new exhibit features paintings and photography by four talented women from the New River Valley: Jeannie Fender, Teresa Regil, Joyce Sims and Linda Waggaman. Read below to find out more about these artists.

Laura Jeannie Fender

Jeannie“Although I am primarily an oil painter, I also enjoy other media such as watercolors, gouache and acrylics. I grew up in Newport News, Virginia which is on a peninsula. Thus, I am mostly attracted to landscapes or still lifes that have a water element. In addition, I love to paint our beautiful mountains and the macro world that surrounds us in every day life.

When a scene or subject hits an emotional chord within me, I usually take a photo and jot down notes to remind me of the mood and colors I felt while observing. If I have time, I will paint a small study to assist with the final painting in my studio.”

Teresa Regil

Four_Women_Four_Visions (1)Teresa Regil is a Pediatric Dentist who finds great joy in art. Working with children, she recognizes their sweetness, emotions, and wonderful attitude, which makes them her favorite subject matter to portray on canvas. Now being a grandmother, Regil enjoys painting them even more. Teresa began her trajectory as a self-taught painter in 2009, copying a photograph of her mom. She captured the likeness so easily and from then on was hooked, she found her passion—portrait and oil.

Her technique has been called figurative, impressionistic, pseudo realistic. To these she admits,” they can call it anything, as long as somebody enjoys it as much as I do”. Teresa has shown her paintings in a solo exhibition in Prince George C.C. MD; several group exhibitions in Maryland with the Hyattsville Artist Association Group; Shows with the Laurel Art Guild in Maryland. She was also a Finalist in a juried Exhibition at the Montpelier Cultural Center in 2013 and 2014.

Joyce Sims

joyceJoyce Sims, a resident of Radford, adopted photography as a hobby back in 2004
when her Canon film camera needed a new lens and she decided to go digital! She enjoys nature photography and is a firm believer in a quote by Matthew Henry, “Those who are close to nature are never far from GOD.” Photography is a way of displaying the beauty God has created.

Joyce graduated from Christiansburg High School and then attended Virginia Southern Business College (now National Business College in Roanoke). She has taken various classes at New River Community College over the years. She retired as Office Manager for the Presbyterian Church of Radford in 2012.

Joyce often submits photos to the Roanoke Time’s New River Valley section. She has had Best of Show photography at the Salem Fair and New River Valley Fair. She has had photos in Virginia Wildlife and Birds and Bloom magazines.

Linda Waggaman

LindaLinda Waggaman grew up in a small central Ohio town, but has made her home in the New River Valley since 1985. She was first introduced to photography by her father, an enthusiastic amateur. After raising two daughters and a long career in public education, she has recommitted herself to life as experienced through the lens.



Come out and enjoy the works through May 31. Plan your visit.