Archive for August, 2012

Dawn Combs and John Maurer at Woomer Nistendirk & Associates

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

pallandWoomer Nistendirk & Associates will be featuring the work of artists Dawn Combs and John Maurer. Dawn Combs is an artist living in Charleston, WV. She has work ranging from photos of monarch butterflies to paintings of Canaan Valley. She does oil and acrylics and recently had a People’s Choice Winner in the May 2012 Artwalk for her “Ballet Rehearsal”.

John Maurer is an artist from St. Petersburg, FL and Bristol, CT., who exhibits in juried art festivals in the United States. His oil and acrylic paintings are scenes from places where he has traveled over the past decade, primarily Europe.

Woomer Nistendirk & Associates are located at 231 Capitol Street, Suite 400.


Design Your Own Jewelry at Delfine’s

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

delfinesFor August’s Art Walk, Delfine’s Jewelry will be showcasing our custom-design CAD cam system
which allows anyone to participate in the creation of their own unique piece.
Express yourself!


Art Emporium Welcomes American Pen Women

Monday, August 6th, 2012

viewpoint3During the August ArtWalk, Art Emporium will be showcasing works from The Charleston Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Founded in 1887, the organization’s members are creative women at professional levels in visual art, published literary works and music with 5000 national members, 200 branches, and 32 participating states. The show will feature works by Sonja Adkins, Rosalie Atkins, Kathy Boland, Carolyn Cavendish, Connie Cullum, Lou Riffle Gates, Mary Anne Hodson, Kathleen Kimble, Pat Miller, Pat Roberts, Emily Roles, Linda Charles Stone, and Betty Warner, and will be on display through September 15.


Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign at White Oak Photography

Monday, August 6th, 2012

NJ Neon (5 of 1)Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

This month for ArtWalk White Oak Photography will be showcasing a collection of photography featuring signs. You don’t have to have a penny to pay everybody is welcome. Please,come in and join us under the of the oak for a nibble, sip, and art. There will be some new additions to the permanent collection as well.


August Artwalk at Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Monday, August 6th, 2012

photo626The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a non-profit, charitable community trust that accepts contributions, creates and administers funds, and makes grants for the benefit of the greater Kanawha Valley’s residents. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and promote philanthropy. First organized in 1962, the Foundation now manages more than 500 separate Funds ranging from ten thousand dollars to seven million dollars. Through its trustee banks and managers, TGKVF invests the principal of each Fund and distributes the income via grants to the community in areas like arts and culture, health and human services, education, land use, and recreation.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is proud to participate in Charleston’s ArtWalk in conjunction with our recent initiative “A New
Charleston.” One of the initiative’s primary goals is to promote entrepreneurship. Through our involvement in the Charleston ArtWalk, we can work toward this goal by helping to support local artisans.

Artist participation at The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is at the
discretion of the Foundation and must be by invitation only. Artisans are welcome to call the Foundation to be interviewed prior to showcasing their artwork.

Featured Artists for August ArtWalk:

Deborah Herndon, Photographer

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation features 29 limited edition pieces of Herndon’s work ranging from photographs of French and Spanish architectural details and urban landscape (including “French Kiss Knocker,” finalist in the 67th Allied Artists Juried Competition) to one of Herndon’s more recent pieces, “Orchestra Hall, Violin Blue,” a metallic photography print/raised paint tracing on cardboard overlay.

The piece was originally juried for the Annual Re/Vision Project of the Visual Arts Association of Louisville and was used to raise funds for visually impaired children of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Amy Brown

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature the handbags of Amy Brown. Amy, a resident of Boone County, is a lifelong crafter who first learned the arts of painting, sewing, jewelry design, and needlepoint by watching her grandmother. Amy has taken those skills a step further, providing items that are trendy and fashionable for today with the attention to quality and detail that is indicative of traditionally skilled artisans.

Personally constructed handbags are provided for this ArtWalk, some of which are the patterns of well-known designers such as Amy Butler, while others are Amy Brown’s own designs. Though friends, family, and customers suggest a full-time crafting business or online store, Amy chooses to remain a middle school teacher in Boone County and uses much of the proceeds from her crafting hobby to purchase books for her reading classroom.

Ms. Brown has created handbags you will not want to live without! Don’t miss this opportunity to have quality at reasonable prices.

Faye Johnson

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature 5 jewelry designs by Faye Johnson.

Johnson became interested in jewelry creation in 2007 as a result of a
design class at Beadlush in Charlotte, NC. Since then Johnson has studied under critically acclaimed designer and metalsmith Dan Haga as well as jewelry maker Kim St. Jean. She has also participated in multiple art shows in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte, NC. Johnson’s jewelry reflects her interest in metalsmithing and stringing; her work uses mixed media including clay, gemstones, and various metals.

Jennifer Bloomfield

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature 5 photography selections by Jennifer Bloomfield. Jennifer came from a family of crafters that instilled her love of various hobbies such as music, fabric arts, home décor, cards & stationary as well as her photography. Jennifer, an RN, wife and mother of two daughters, traveled for six years but returned to her home state of West Virginia where her favorite selection of photos are taken.


Awyn Danielle McQueen-Milam at Gallery Eleven

Monday, August 6th, 2012

003The featured artist at Gallery Eleven for the August ArtWalk is Awyn Danielle McQueen-Milam.

Her new work is a tribute to Georgia O’Keefe. Awyn was inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and wishes to pay tribute to that inspiration to pursue her artistic endeavors. Awyn likes portraiture but obviously enjoys floral works.


House of Luxe to Feature Jewelry by Deborah Davis Designs

Monday, August 6th, 2012

IMG_0161August ArtWalk for House of Luxe:

Will feature the jewelry of DEBORAH DAVIS DESIGNS.

Deborah Davis is a popular Charleston jewelry designer known for her fabulous, original creations.

Her work features necklaces and earrings both bold and demure. Known for her use of organic stones such as turquoise, coral and various quartz stones and crystals. Deborah also utilizes man-made materials, such as acrylic, Lucite and wire to create her unique pieces.

Deborah has taken a break from her jewelry shows the past year so House of Luxe is more than pleased and excited to announce the showing of her most recent collection.