Archive for November, 2011

Special Holiday Open House ArtWalk – Saturday, December 3 – Noon to 4pm

Monday, November 28th, 2011

openhouseblogEnjoy Downtown Charleston’s Christmas Parade in the morning and then spend the afternoon  at the special “Open House” edition of the ArtWalk on Saturday, December 3rd from Noon to 4pm. 

Art – Fun – Friends – Refreshments – Specials!
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Participating Galleries-
Art Emporium Gallery
Gallery Eleven
House of Luxe
Modern by Design
Stray Dog Antiques
Taylor Books – Annex Gallery
The Purple Moon
White Oak Photography

Support Charleston’s small businesses and vibrant arts community by visiting and shopping these galleries this Holiday Season!


Charleston Camera Club at Romano and Associates

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

new CCC logoMembers of the Charleston Camera Club will be exhibiting selected photographs during the Charleston Art Walk on Friday, November 25th in the offices of Romano and Associates at 230 Capitol Street, in Suite 200.

The Charleston Camera Club is a non-profit club with Members from various locations in southern West Virginia. The Club provides an informal and friendly environment for photographers of all skill levels since 1956. With meetings twice a month, the Club offers educational meetings, friendly competitions, exhibitions and opportunities to photograph nature and special events as a method to expand the knowledge and experience of the Members.

Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays at the South Charleston Public Library, and guests are always welcome. For more information on the Charleston Camera Club, please visit their website at The Club recently acted as the “Official Photographers” for the Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop.


The Purple Moon Presents New Works by Chase Henderson

Friday, November 18th, 2011

domeset-1-1454687560-O-LNew works by Charleston artist Chase Henderson will be on display at The Purple Moon for the November ArtWalk.

Chase Henderson grew up on a mountain near Charleston, WV. Lacking human contact he was forced to create his own world and talk about himself in the third person for entertainment. He went to Marshall University to study computers and writing, but mostly computers. Burdened with this knowledge he moved back to Charleston where he lives with his wife and peddles his dark arts of system administration. Sometimes when the moon is full you can hear him howling at his laptop battery in local cafes.

His work has been described as figurative illustrations in a very striking minimalist style. Usually these pieces star the female form in gestures that strike an emotional chord with the view.

Chase just shakes his head when he hears this.

Chase is director of the Charleston branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. He offers burlesque themed figure drawing sessions on the third Sunday of each month on the East End.nonwhboat-L

In addition, The Purple Moon will be displaying newly discovered work be the late Robert Martens, vintage art including work by master printmaker Gabor Peterdi, art by Sharon Stackpole and Amelia Schroeder and the usual plethora of amazing 20th Century treasures.

The Purple Moon is located at 906 Quarrier Street in Downtown Charleston and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 4pm and also by appointment.


Allied Artists to Feature Deborah Herndon

Friday, November 18th, 2011

405Allied Artists of West Virginia will host a reception during the November artwalk in the Atrium of 405 Capitol Street  from 5:00PM till 8:00PM.

Deborah Herndon is the Featured Artist from Oct. 25- Nov. 27 for AAWV. New art from old and new exhibitors starting on Nov 15th after 6pm. For questions about 405 contact Steven Holsclaw at 304-552-8254 or


Todd Griffith, Andrea Anderson, Gary Needham @ Good News Garage

Friday, November 18th, 2011

gnmglogosmGroup Exhibition: Todd Griffith, Andrea Anderson, Gary Needham
Opening Friday, November 25th 2011 from 5 to 8 PM
Good News Mountaineer Garage

Please join us during ArtWALK for a group exhibition of local artists Todd Griffith, Gary Needham, and Andrea Anderson at the Good News Mountaineer Garage. On exhibit will be large scale photographs by Todd Griffith, photography instructor at WV State University and Co-Curator of the Buswater Art Exhibition. Also on display will be new paintings by local artist and chef Gary Needham, and a new series of ephemera by local artist/musician Andrea Anderson, (a.k.a. Pepper Fandango) Refreshments provided by the artists.


Unique Treasures at Stray Dog Antiques

Friday, November 18th, 2011

straydogssmVisit Stray Dog Antiques during the November Artwalk for a unique selection of treasures, gifts, and other delights. Antiques, fine art, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, and vintage apparel, including formal wear, outer wear and lots of shoes hats and accessories. Also check out the fruits of our recent buying trip to NYC! Free Handmade Gift Boxes for jewelry purchase, while supplies last!


‘Tis the Season at White Oak Photography

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

whiteoak112011‘Tis the season to be surrounded by family & friends. You’re invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this time of year at White Oak Photography, 107 Hale Street Suite 100. We decked the halls and strung the lights, all we need is YOU to make this Holiday ArtWalk cheerful and bright! New works will be on display and select fine art prints of Charleston landmarks and more will be available for sale.


Art Emporium – New Work by Sandra King

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

AscensionNew work by Sandra King
Tuesday November 15 through Saturday, December 10.
Opening, ArtWalk, Friday, November 25, 2011, 5:00 to 8:00

There is a moment in the development of an artist when her established style deepens and intensifies. This is precisely the moment reflected in Sandra King’s new paintings which encompass the Inside Outside Series created in pastel and water media. Each landscape stands with a sense of solidity derived from her fidelity to
the natural world and her skill in observing and registering nature at its most vivacious. A new spontaneity appears in the abstract paintings produced with watercolor and acrylic inks, which occur entirely from the artist’s imagination.

Purposely created, these abstracts relate to the new landscapes in color, intensity and mood.

In the center of the exhibition stands a series of six large Meditation Paintings, each created to induce a predictable emotional response in the viewer. The soft, cool colors and ethereal application of the media create a meditative clam, while the vibrant warm colors induce feelings excitement, passion, and activity. These paintings are meant to be placed in an area of the home where the observer can relax and experience the intuitive landscapes as an open eye meditation.

This exhibition offers a surprise at every turn. The Seasons Series, with a painting for each month of the year, offers a unique interpretation of the changing landscape. The paintings reflect not only the visible landscape changes, but also the changes in light related to the revolution of the earth and its proximity to the sun as Winter turns to Spring, then to Summer and finally, to Fall.


Sonja Adkins “It Reads Chinese” at Gallery Eleven

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

gallery11xGallery Eleven is proud to announce that Sonja Adkins is the featured artist for November. Sonja’s new show “It Reads Chinese,” is composed of work in the style of Chinese Paintings, a new genre for her.

She is an accomplished artist who always has a very interesting and subject based show. She is known for her use of bright colors and bold shapes. She has won many regional art awards and has been in shows at the Cultural Center, juried shows at Sunrise, Parkersburg Art Center and Huntington Museum of Art, to name a few.

The show can be viewed through November at Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier Street, Charleston WV, with a public opening on
November 17, 2011, starting at 5:00 to 8:00. Everyone is invited.

The show will be featured also during the November 25 “Art Walk.”
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