Tonya Butcher's Travel Gallery

#HaveSilkWillTravel

Take a journey with me as I travel accross the United States exhibiting my silk creations. As I participate in award winning art shows, I like to take photos and share them here.

If you know that I am coming to your area ( See my show shedule here) I would love to hear your suggestions of where I should visit. Feel free to reach out to me Art@TonyaButcher.com

ENJOY THE RIDE

Innovative Styles

My new poncho style, not available online... ONLY FOR SHOW GOERS.

Timeless Looks

I am sporting one of my poncho design "Golden Shoots" While working a show in Buffalo NY.

Award Winning Silk Designs

Best In Show Award at Crozet Art Festival, Crozet VA, Spring '18


Michigan July 2018

July was a good month for the silk to travel. After we arrived in West Bloomfield Michigan and got set up at the 16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show we had some time on our hands. So we went on an adventure. Thank goodness for google.... I was able to find a nearby lake to explore. Dodge state park is located at the northern end of Cass lake. We enjoyed some R&R and lunch at this beautiful lake. We took a walk down some incredible wooded paths along the waters edge and took a dip in the lake.

Saturday & Sunday as we participated in this lovely fine art show, we were blessed with wonderful artist neighbors, great weather and met some amazing people from the area. It was an all round great show. We enjoyed being in that part of Michigan and I look forward to coming back in late August for Arts, Beats & Eats (Royal Oaks) and Early September for Art & Apples (Rochester). Hope to see you there.

During this show, we met some amazing artists, Andy & Ana Butler, Boris Miller, Stephon & Yvonne Miller as well as caught up with some old friends Terry Andrews & Sidney Carter. It was really nice to get to know everyone of these great folks (See more info about these artists in the Artist Connection area below).

As promised, we visited Brandywine Falls on our trip home. The morning was overcast but a beautiful morning for a walk in the woods. Sorry about the puffy eyes in the photos, it was early..lol - Brandywine Falls is located in the Cayahoga Valley National Park Ohio. This is a nice walk through the woods, as you come upon the falls you can hear the rushing waters. I love the sound of a waterfall, it raises an antisipation in me like nothing else. As you enjoy a relaxing walk on the deck you are protected from the turain, but feel as though you are part of the landscape. It's truly a majestic short walk (with some stairs - It's a booty workout). There is no admission fee to walk to the falls. If you are in the area and have an extra 30 minutes, take the walk.  

Dodge State Park on Cass Lake, Michigan

Dodge State Park on Cass Lake, Michigan

Brandywine Falls, Cayahoga Natl Park OH

Dodge State Park, Cass Lake, Michigan

Brandywine Falls, Cayahoga Natl Park OH

Brandywine Falls, Cayahoga Natl Park OH

sculpture by Boris Kramer


Brandywine Falls


Brandywine Falls


Florida Tour 2018

The winter of 2018 was my first time spending the winter months in Florida to do art shows. I truly enjoyed it and intend to do it every year. I was able to put my SUV on the auto train from Lorton Va to Sanford Fl and avoid the 16 hour drive. It was a great way to travel. I was invited to participate in 9 shows over the course of 12 weeks. During the 12 weeks in Florida I was pleased to visit several areas such as Cape Canaveral (put my toes in the sand at Cocoa Beach), Playalinda Beach near Titusville, Naples, Boca Raton, Juno Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, The Villages and Hobe Sound. I felt like I was only scratching the surface and can't wait to get back there this coming winter. I was blessed to be able to visit some family members while in florida and get some much needed R&R.

Of all the places I visited in 2018 my favorite was the peacful sands of Playalinda Beach, The aqua waters of Juno Beach and the night life and restaurants of West Palm Beach. I am so excited to be going back to Florida again this winter. Keep an eye on my show schedule to see where I am going to be next as I have some exciting new pieces in the works for all my floridian hotties! See You Soon!

Time for a Road Trip

Time for a "ROAD TRIP"

Aboard the Yacht in Jupiter Fl

Breakfast aboard the Yacht

Bill in Jupiter Fl

Bill enjoying the sun in Jupiter florida

Bill on Juno Beach, jupiter Fl

My love on Juno Beach

A nice bottle of wine enjoyed by the fire

A Fantastic Red

Sitting in the sand on Playalinda Beach

Enjoying some R&R on Playalinda Beach

cocoa beach fk

YAY! I'm in Florida


driftwood on playalinda beach

Some Amazing Driftwood


playalinda beach

Playalinda Beach


Columbus Winterfiar 2017

We do enjoy going to Columbus and we were pleased to find this amazing group of statues accross the street from our hotel. We ate breakfast by the fire and walked out of the hotel to an absolutely gorgeous day and were both moved by this bronze tribute to the cities first responders. Thank you to all who serve the public.

Bill & Tonya Butcher sitting in front of the fireplace

Bill & Tonya Butcher

statue in columbus oh

Policeman & Firefighter statue in Columbus OH

columbus ohio

Sky in Columbus OH

statue in columbus Oh

Solomons Island MD

The Pier at Back Creek Inn

Solomon's Island Maryland 2017


 Solomons Island MD, Back Creek Inn

Back Creek Inn

 Solomons Island MD, Back Creek Inn

Back Creek Inn

 Solomons Island MD, Back Creek Inn

Back Creek Inn

 Solomons Island MD, lighthouse restaurant

Lighthouse Restaurant

 Solomons Island MD, Back Creek Inn

Back Creek Inn

 Solomons Island MD, Back Creek Inn

Back Creek Inn

A few years ago my husband Bill and I were traveling to Solomons Island to participate in the Annmarie Gardens Artsfest. As it was just after his birthday I wanted to treat him to a nice stay, so I booked us at this bed and breakfast, called Back Creek Inn, thinking it would be a one time thing... Well we fell in love with this little piece of heaven. We have been returning every year in September. The Artsfest is held in a beautiful sculpture garden that is part of the Smithsonian group. It's a lovely show with wooded paths and fairy houses thrown throughout the gardens. Solomon's Island is a hard place to say goodbye to. Carol, the owner and host at Back Creek Inn, has done an amazing job in creating a warm and welcoming place to come relax and enjoy the view of the grounds and the water right out the back door. We have enjoyed making wonderful friends while visiting this incredible BnB. Be sure to book the cottage and enjoy the screened in porch that overlooks the water. There are many restaurants and bars within a short walk. Tell Carol Bill & Tonya says hello!


colorado tour 2017

Silly times w/ my honey

Colorado Tour 2017


colorado

Falls near Avon CO

colorado

Gondola Ride to lunch in Breckenridge CO

utah, arches national park

Arches National Park, Moab Utah

Tonya Butcher in colorado

Falls near Avon Co

Arches national park

Arches National Park, Moab Utah

colorado

Falls near Avon Co

In the summer of 2017 my husband Bill and & I took the silk on the road and headed west. We were set to do 2 art shows in Colorado. Beaver Creek, A beautiful show located just outside the town of Avon at a resort called Beaver Creek. We truly enjoyed this show and the resort grounds are simply picturesque. The second show we attended was called Main street to the Rockies. This show is held in the streets of Frisco Co just at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains. We vacationed the week between these 2 shows and had an incredible time taking in the many majestic views. I look forward to going back in 2019. I hope to have an even longer trip there next time. During our stay we travelled into Utah. Another artist gave us a tip about a untravelled road where we saw some icredible wildlife grazing as well as miles of grand rock formations. We visited Arches National Park and took in the breath taking views. We also visited some water falls during our stay. On my next trip there I hope to visit more falls (like Hanging Lake). Let me know if there is anything else we should visit in that area.


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