Apr 22, 2019 | Largo |
Wendover Art Group’s Designer Summit
Wendover Art Group’s Designer Summit

On April 22nd and 23rd, Wendover Art Group gathered forty designers in St. Petersburg and Largo, FL, for its inaugural Designer Summit. Guest host Thom Filicia welcomed designers from around the U.S. and Canada to network, talk art, make art, discuss opportunities and challenges in design life, and bring the Wendover Art Group’s culture and brand to life.

The Summit kicked off with a sunset dinner on the beach at the renowned Don CeSar hotel in St. Petersburg. The following day was spent at Wendover’s headquarters in Largo, where the group toured the company’s state-of-the-art facility and worked with Wendover’s team of artists to create their own work of art. The bulk of the day was spent in dialogue with the various perspectives in the room, with both veterans and newcomers.

The specifically curated group of designers included Christopher Kennedy, Danielle Rollins, Nathan Turner, Consort’s Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, Kevin Isbell, Ranji Alex, Madcap Cottage’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, Britany Simon, Shayla Copas, Eric Ross, Charlotte Lucas, and Wendover’s very first customer ever, Linda Burnside. The participants in this Summit focused primarily on residential design. Future Summits will center around designers whose focus is primarily commercial in scope.

“Being our customer’s source for art is our primary passion, however, we also strive to partner with our customers,” said Richard D. Forsyth, president & CEO of Wendover Art Group. “For us, partnering with our customer means not only intimately understanding their business, but also being a source of inspiration and catalyst for growth in their business. The Designer Summit was one way to achieve these goals in a purposeful and concentrated way.” 

Images by Josh Naaman.

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Shayla Copas, Christopher Kennedy, and IBB Design’s Shay Geyer
Shayla Copas, Christopher Kennedy, and IBB Design’s Shay Geyer
Shayla Copas, Christopher Kennedy, and IBB Design’s Shay Geyer
Madcap Cottage’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon
Madcap Cottage’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon
Madcap Cottage’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon
Britany Simon and Kelley McRorie
Britany Simon and Kelley McRorie
Britany Simon and Kelley McRorie
Attendees of Wendover Group’s inaugural Designer Summit
Attendees of Wendover Group’s inaugural Designer Summit
Attendees of Wendover Group’s inaugural Designer Summit
Shayla Copas, Rajni Alex, Traci Zeller and Shay Geyer
Shayla Copas, Rajni Alex, Traci Zeller and Shay Geyer
Shayla Copas, Rajni Alex, Traci Zeller and Shay Geyer
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
Charlotte Lucas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Charlotte Lucas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Charlotte Lucas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Guest host Thom Filicia created a piece that will be added to his collection with Wendover Art Group.
Guest host Thom Filicia created a piece that will be added to his collection with Wendover Art Group.
Guest host Thom Filicia created a piece that will be added to his collection with Wendover Art Group.
Consort’s Mat Sanders catches up with Britany Simon.
Consort’s Mat Sanders catches up with Britany Simon.
Consort’s Mat Sanders catches up with Britany Simon.
Mat Sanders, Brandon Quattrone, Richard Forsyth, Britany Simon and Barette Widell
Mat Sanders, Brandon Quattrone, Richard Forsyth, Britany Simon and Barette Widell
Mat Sanders, Brandon Quattrone, Richard Forsyth, Britany Simon and Barette Widell
Christina Boschetti and Barette Widell of Widell + Boschetti, with Britany Simon
Christina Boschetti and Barette Widell of Widell + Boschetti, with Britany Simon
Christina Boschetti and Barette Widell of Widell + Boschetti, with Britany Simon
Christopher Kennedy, Kristin Kong, Robert Brown and Charlotte Lucas
Christopher Kennedy, Kristin Kong, Robert Brown and Charlotte Lucas
Christopher Kennedy, Kristin Kong, Robert Brown and Charlotte Lucas
Danielle Rollins and Billy Ceglia
Danielle Rollins and Billy Ceglia
Danielle Rollins and Billy Ceglia
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
Richard Forsyth, president & CEO Wendover Art Group
Richard Forsyth, president & CEO Wendover Art Group
Richard Forsyth, president & CEO Wendover Art Group
Dawn Renner, director of creative at Wendover Art Group, instructed the crowd for their Acrylic Pour art project.
Dawn Renner, director of creative at Wendover Art Group, instructed the crowd for their Acrylic Pour art project.
Dawn Renner, director of creative at Wendover Art Group, instructed the crowd for their Acrylic Pour art project.
Jeffrey Douglas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Jeffrey Douglas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Jeffrey Douglas hard at work creating a masterpiece
Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner
Shayla Copas and Ray Langhammer
Shayla Copas and Ray Langhammer
Shayla Copas and Ray Langhammer
Ray Langhammer and Bradshaw Orrell
Ray Langhammer and Bradshaw Orrell
Ray Langhammer and Bradshaw Orrell
Kerrie Kelly
Kerrie Kelly
Kerrie Kelly
Shayla Copas, Ray Langhammer, Bradshaw Orrell, Kelley McRorie of KS McRorie Interior Design, Thom Filicia, Christopher Kennedy, president & CEO of Wendover Art Group Richard Forsyth, and Anna Gustafson of KS McRorie Interior Design
Shayla Copas, Ray Langhammer, Bradshaw Orrell, Kelley McRorie of KS McRorie Interior Design, Thom Filicia, Christopher Kennedy, president & CEO of Wendover Art Group Richard Forsyth, and Anna Gustafson of KS McRorie Interior Design
Shayla Copas, Ray Langhammer, Bradshaw Orrell, Kelley McRorie of KS McRorie Interior Design, Thom Filicia, Christopher Kennedy, president & CEO of Wendover Art Group Richard Forsyth, and Anna Gustafson of KS McRorie Interior Design
(Back row, from left) Linda Burnside, Kristin Kong, Traci Zeller, Jenny Slingerland, Lexi Westergard, Laura LaFrenais, Patrick Madden, Britany Simon and Ray Langhammer. (Front row, from left) Thom Filicia, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
(Back row, from left) Linda Burnside, Kristin Kong, Traci Zeller, Jenny Slingerland, Lexi Westergard, Laura LaFrenais, Patrick Madden, Britany Simon and Ray Langhammer. (Front row, from left) Thom Filicia, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
(Back row, from left) Linda Burnside, Kristin Kong, Traci Zeller, Jenny Slingerland, Lexi Westergard, Laura LaFrenais, Patrick Madden, Britany Simon and Ray Langhammer. (Front row, from left) Thom Filicia, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
Britany Simon, Lexi Westergard and Jenny Slingerland
Britany Simon, Lexi Westergard and Jenny Slingerland
Britany Simon, Lexi Westergard and Jenny Slingerland
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
The group toured Wendover Art Group’s facilities on the second day of the Designer Summit.
One of the pieces of art
One of the pieces of art
One of the pieces of art
Kevin Isbell
Kevin Isbell
Kevin Isbell
The whole group in front of Wendover’s headquarters
The whole group in front of Wendover’s headquarters
The whole group in front of Wendover’s headquarters
Mat Sanders
Mat Sanders
Mat Sanders
Thom Filicia and Richard Forsyth with the Wendover mascot
Thom Filicia and Richard Forsyth with the Wendover mascot
Thom Filicia and Richard Forsyth with the Wendover mascot