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Lauren Adams
Clara Avellaneda
Jo Ann Post Barlow
Jack Basil
Brad Basil
Anne F. Beardslee
Paul Bellotte
Shannon Bennett Campbell

Kristen Colebank
Michael Doig
Jackie Forcucci
Don Hall
Wayne Hart
Brenda House
Joan Toy Kefover
Alain Kieny
Kadra Kramer

J. Michael Ledden
Carolyn McCauley
Robin McClintock
Donell McCoy
Kenton McCoy
William McWhorter
Michael McHugh
Marjory Moses
Bob Musick
Lisbet Okun

Dale Ong

Derek Overfield
Jesse Reed
Linda Walker Roberts
Pam Roberts
Ruth Blackwell Rogers
Jeannine M. Romano
Dave Shombert
Debbie Sorensen
Doug Vangundy
Kenneth D. Waddell
Laurie Warren

Kevin M. Woodcock


Lauren Adams   Oil Paint

Lauren Adams is an oil painter who resides in West Virginia. She focuses on capturing the pure, authentic feeling and nature of the state’s terrain. Her works are not images of sweeping vistas, but the views found exploring the true character and beauty of West Virginia. Lauren’s landscapes are created en plein aire – painted rapidly on location with various palette knives. Working in this traditional mode, she emphasizes the importance of experience and invites the viewer to come along on her journey through the hills.

Lauren Adams - info@laurenadamsart.com http://www.laurenadamsart.com

304-534-8231 - 304-657-7794

 


 

Clara Avellaneda  - Bogota- Colombia
 Education:
   Jaueriana University- History of the Art

   Sabana University- Plastic Arts

Workshops:
   Oils Workshop with Esther Gomez
   Workshop with Maria Helena Salazar
   Workshop with Ivan Villa
   Courses and seminars of palette knife techniques
   Mixed, muralist, and acrylic technique under Esther Gomez
   Ceramic Workshop “El Obrador” with Charlie Rojas

Exhibitions:
   Exhibition Citroën workshop with Maria Elena Salazar in 2000
   Art Gallery Michelangelo in 2001
   Art Gallery Raffaello in 2003
   Colombian-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2005
   Country Club of Randro in 2006
   Country Club of Los Arrayanes in 2006
Phone: 57-1-8618190  E-mail: arsoler@hotmail.com


 

Jo Ann Post Barlow

Jo Ann Barlow has been working in pastels in the Baltimore area since the early 1990’s.  She shows her work at the Howard County Art Center, the Howard County Decorator Show House and the Recreation and Park Show in Maryland.  She currently works at Moonstruck Studios in Highland, Maryland.

 


Brad Basil

 
Brad Basil is the  owner of The Art Medium Co., which provides creative graphics, t-shirts and  signs, with a touch of fine art. He is located near Elkins, WV, and his favorite subjects include the Holy Bible, as well as nature.  He will do custom illustration, cartooning, painting and sculpture in a variety of media, and has completed murals for The Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center and the Cranberry  Glades Visitor Center.  Brad may be contacted at artmediumwv@gmail.com.

Brad Basil, Rt. 1 Box  98, Montrose, WV 26283

 

 

 


Jack Basil 

A self-taught artist, Jack Basil has been painting with oils since he was ten years old. An avid hunter and fisherman, his interest in painting was inevitably drawn from his love of the outdoors. Basil is a musician by profession, directing many award winning bands during his thirty-two years of teaching in Elkins. He also directed a church choir for forty-nine years. Since retiring from teaching, Jack has maintained his interest in music by playing in a local dance band, directing the Gloryland Band and playing bagpipes with the West Virginia Highlanders. Jack can be contacted at jackfromelkins@webtv.net.

 


Anne F. Beardslee 

Anne Beardslee has woven rattan baskets for sixteen years.  She began to weave pine needle baskets sixteen months ago.  She prefers to work with natural materials.

 

 

 

 

 


Paul Bellotte

Painting, drawing, photography, poetry, colorist, texture oriented, abstract compositions mixed with introspective self portraits.  B.A. degree fine art studio W.V. Wesleyan. Singular and collaborative efforts.  Philosophy or art: The inspiration comes.  Accept it. The spirit witnesses itself aesthetically. 
Wheeling, WV -
abwal@comcast.net

 

 

 

 


Shannon Bennett Campbell

Ventriloquism, Photography

According to Bennett "Through the magical exchange of thoughts, ideas, and humor, I am able to share fundamental truths of living life in harmony with others.  'Anderson', my colleague, is never without a remark that strikes at life’s essence."

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science (Comp. Social Studies),
West Virginia University,  1974
Master of Arts (Counseling and Guidance),
West Virginia, University, 1975
Doctor of Education, (Personnel Administration), 1986
Post-Graduate Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York City
and Union-Presbyterian
School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia.

EMPLOYMENT
Director of Personnel and Public Relations/School Counselor, Randolph County
Schools, 32 years.
Associate Member of West Virginia
University's College of Human Resources and Education Graduate Faculty nine years.

LEADERSHIP
President, West Virginia Counseling Association, 2003-04
Past President, Central District GFWC; Woman's Club of Elkins; Elkins 
AAUW; Delta Kappa Gamma (Education Honor Society).

ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST
State 4-H Talent Winner, 4-H Pinwearer-Lewis
County
Author of over forty presentations, papers, and programs presentedthroughout North America and Canada.
Member, First United Methodist
Church, Elkins

Shannon Bennett Campbell, P.O. Box 1771, Elkins, WV  26241


Kristen Colebank

Media: Watercolor

Primarily self-taught, Kristen Colebank was drawn to watercolor because of the challenges paper and pigment presented. The West Virginia native has lived in the shadow of the Great North Mountain near Wardensville since 1997. She finds the play of sunlight and shade within landscapes and around architectural elements especially attractive.

Wardensville, WV - hardypainter@gmail.com, www.waitesrunstudios.com

 

 


Michael Doig

I work in oil, acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media. I attended WVU where I received my BFA. Much of my artwork reflects a deep appreciation and respect for the interrelated and complex systems of nature and society. My upbringing in the hills of West Virginia has greatly influenced my work, and has led to a general recurring theme of "Appalachia" and the relationship of humans to a changing landscape and environment.Rt 3 Box 126, Elkins, WV 26241 (716) 361-1630 doigart@yahoo.com

 

 

 


 

Jackie Forcucci

 Jackie Forcucci is a portrait artist, working in charcoal, pastel and oil.  She has studied with many well-known portrait artists, including twelve workshops with Daniel Greene.  She has done portraits at the Stonewall Jackson Jubilee for twenty-two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don Hall

Don Hall, a native West Virginian, is a professional artist who began to paint when he was 33 years old.  His work has been greatly influenced by French Impressionism and the Hudson River school of painting.  He paints a variety of subjects, concentrating primarily on landscapes.  For many years he combined his interest in painting with a career as a motion picture director and editor, spending most of his time doing studio painting.  After retiring in 2000, he has concentrated on his love of painting en plein air.  He paints exclusively in oils on linen, canvas and artist board, capturing lovely mid-Atlantic, New England and western landscapes in a style that reflects both realism and impressionism.  He is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Tucson (AZ) Plein Air Painters’ Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.   Website:  www.donhallart.com - Potomac Highlands Art Workshops


Wayne C Hart 

Medium: Oil 

From turning a promising sketch into his high school art teacher, to using used books from old art masters and learning from trial and error, Wayne Hart has amassed a nearly thirty year history of work. He has been featured in West Virginia and Wonderful Magazine, selected to participate in gallery exhibits all over the state including Tamarack. He has 23 limited edition lithographs to his credit. In 2008, Wayne's "Winter Colors" was selected for the exclusive Tamarack Christmas card.

99 Kerens Hill, Elkins, WV 26241 304-636-6807 www.waynehartstudio.com

 


Brenda House

Brenda House is an Elkins resident. Owner of the QBH Frame Shop,  she says she likes going out in the wild, backroads, or bike-trails - with her children who often select the scenes for her photographs.

 

 

 

 


Joan Toy Kefover 

Joan Kefover is a potter.  She holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She has done advanced study at Mains and San Diego College, California and has studied with various ceramic instructors. 


Alain Kieny

Alain Kieny, a pastel artist, is a 20 year resident of Parsons in Tucker County. Originally from France, he worked as an engineering draftsman in the pre-computer world of the 1970's.

According to Kieny "Although I have always liked to draw, I've been trying to break free of the straight and perpendicular lines, as well as adding a bit of color to my world.

As a self-taught artist, I have an enduring fascination with the impressionist painters of the late 19th century."

Kieny can be reached at mialk12@hotmail.com.

 


Kadra Kramer

Kadra Kramer, an Elkins native and graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, studied painting and monotype under Carol Pelletier. Along with creating watercolor and oil paintings, monotypes, and intaglio prints, Kadra has been teaching various art workshops and classes in Randolph and Upshur Counties for the past five years. She currently instructs at the RCCAC as well as The Mountain Institute’s Outdoor Education Program for Randolph County elementary students.

Specializing in creating oil monotypes, Kadra was one of the few recipients of the Mollohan Foundation’s Mary Olive Eddy Jones Scholarship for excellence in art and has exhibited at the Mollohan Innovation Center in Fairmont, WV. Kadra is a member of the Seneca Trail Art Guild and regularly contributes to the ArtsBank program. She recently opened The Blue Door Studio in downtown Elkins and displays her work at Artists at Work. Please contact Kadra at: kadranicole@yahoo.com

 


J. Michael Ledden

Medium: Oil & Watercolor

Mike Ledden is a self-taught painter who has developed his painting techniques through a variety of workshops, as well as trial and error, since his retirement in 1997. He paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to portraits and has won many awards in competitions. He has had several paintings chosen for the DNR Wildlife calendars; his most recent wildlife painting is of a bird and chicks in the 2008 calendar. Ledden enjoys painting on location for his landscape works in addition to portraiture and wildlife painting.

313 Walnut St., Parsons, WV 26287 - Phone: 304-478-2303 www.leddenart.com

 


Carolyn McCauley 

Carolyn McCauley enjoys working with many different subjects, especially floral.  Her preferred media are pastel and watercolor.  She has had some concentrated study in composition and design.  Teaching beginning art to children and seniors has been a motivating experience for her.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Robin McClintock

Robin McClintock was born in White Plains, New York and moved from lower Manhattan to rural Tucker County in 1998. She has a BFA from the State University of New York.   She is an abstract painter influenced by time, weather, landscape and politics.  Her work has been in numerous exhibitions in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. 


Donell McCoy

A West Virginia native, Donell's interest in art was piqued at a very early age by her mother who was also an artist and educator.  along the way to becoming more involved in art, she has studied with local artists Kay Gillispie and Lotus McDowell as well as nationally known artists Bill Vrscak (PA), Joseph Bohler (CO), and Betty Carr (AZ).

"My goal in painting has always been to convey my passion for art and love of the watercolor medium by producing art that is fun, well-executed, and will encourage the viewer to stop, look, and enjoy the painting.  My paintings have been in the annual Forest Festival Art Show, Seneca Trail Artists Spring Show, RCCAC show, and juried into MountainMade gallery in Thomas, WV, as well as one-person shows at Barnes and Noble in Harrisonburg, VA and the library on the campus of Davis & Elkins College."

 


Kenton L. McCoy

Kenton L. McCoy is a Photographer from Parsons, WV. According to Ken, "I’ve had an interest in photography since my teenage years. Early in my interest I worked strictly with black and white and had my own darkroom from which I produced my own prints. As with many photographers I have now switched to digital equipment. At the same time, I am dedicated to producing work that has not been digitally enhanced via a computer program. My goal is to take a photo and to be able to produced a print that is representative of what I saw and photographed." Ken can be reached at kendonell@frontiernet.net.

 

 

 

 


Michael McHugh

Stone - Member of the Pittsburgh Sculptor Society

Contrasts: Indiana limestone on a granite base. Study in contrast between organic and non-organic shapes and textures.
NOTE: Image or Audio File sent via e-mail
   Pittsburgh, PA ,(412) 421-0327 DFLAN77@AOL.COM


 

 

 

 


William McWhorter 

Bill McWhorter graduated from California State University with a degree in fine art. He paints in oil and pastel.   Galleries in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston represent his work.  His art comes from his love of the land and the spirit and light of the West Virginia environment.

Click HERE for Bill's website

 

 


Marjory Moses

 

 

Marjory Moses has a degree in art and has explored printmaking, stained glass, weaving, painting and photography. Her works are in various collections including the State of West Virginia permanent collection. Website: www. moondanceartanddesign.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bob Musick

Oil & Acrylic

I have no formal training but have always been involved with some form of art work as a hobby. Sign painting, silk screen art, cartoonist for local paper, and some cartoon contributions for national publications. When Bill Alexander and Bob Ross made their appearance on PBS my painting career began.

Morgantown, WV (304) 282-0161  http://www.wva-art.com (e-mail: bob@wva-art

 

 


Lisbet Okun

Lisbet has been a resident of Elkins, West Virginia for twenty-five years. She is a member of the Artists at Work Co-op, and a contributor to Mountain Made, Tamarack, and Appalachian Piecework. Lisbet belongs to the Mountain Weavers’ Guild and has been twice selected as Master Artist by the West Virginia Folk Arts Panel at Augusta Heritage Center, where she also has taught a Folk Arts for Children workshop.

Lisbet’s fascination with string began at an early age, and she continually seeks new ways to tie the strings of her current life to her roots. Learning to know at the age of six in her native
Denmark; learning to weave in her twenties while living in New Mexico; learning to spin, dye yarn, and quilt fabric after moving to West Virginia; each technique reflects another stage of the journey, and each new stitch helps tie it all together.

 

 


Dale Ong

Displaying a talent for experimental music at an early age, Dale caught the attention of synthesizer inventor, Robert Moog, and was soon engaged as Moog's protege and chief technician. Moog referred to Dale as a "synthesizer guru," and together at Moog's design facility, Big Briar, in Asheville, North Carolina, the two collaborated as hand-crafted synthesizer producers to the stars. In 1984, a move to Jacksonville brought him into Florida's electronic music scene and he began working alongside Jack Tamul as a composer-in-residence at the Alexander Brest Planetarium. This was the beginning of a long-time musical partnership, as the two went on to compose scores for a number of corporate and industrial films, toured the college and museum circuit, and taught electronic music courses at Jacksonville University. In 2000, Dale's career took a new turn when he decided to take up glass making as a more tangible, hands-on creative alternative to the high-tech world of synthesizers. His attraction to this new medium, he says, stems from "the contrasting challenges of working with the infinite sonic range of the synthesizer, versus the limited palette available to the stained glass artist.”


Derek Overfield

Derek Overfield is a semi-abstract realist painter focusing the figure. Working directly from life with a fast and loose approach, he gives vitality and honesty to his figures. Elements of simplicity, energy, contrast and a sense of the heroic are prevalent in his work. Derek holds a bachelors in art from Fairmont State University. Full resume & bio can be seen at: http://www.derekoverfield.com. Derek can be reached at Derek Overfield

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jesse F. Reed 

Jesse F. Reed, professor of Art emeritus at Davis & Elkins College, is a world traveler who is a painter and etcher of people and places.  He was born in Belington, WV.  He studied art at the Grand Central School of Art and the Art Student’s League in New York.  A nationally exhibiting artist, he is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Print Club of Albany, the Boston Printmakers and the West Virginia Watercolor Society.  Jesse is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Dictionary of International Biography and Art in America – Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists.  Click HERE for Jesse Reed's website

 


Linda Walker Roberts 

Linda Walker Roberts, a native of Summersville, WV and an ordained American Baptist minister, is primarily a self-taught artist.  She has chosen the medium of watercolor because of the bright, clear colors and the element of surprise and unpredictability one can achieve with watercolor. She exhibits her work in numerous juried watercolor exhibitions throughout the United States.   Linda feels that watercolor painting adds an exciting and satisfying dimension to her life.  

Website:  oberts.explorewv.com

 

 

 

 


 Pam Roberts

Pam has been drawing and painting since 1972. She has done watercolor, oil, and is now doing pen drawings. She studied with various art professors at Marshall University and Glenville State College and has taken watercolor workshops from various local artists. She apprenticed with a thirty year experienced jewelry maker. She has taught jewelry making, wild flower drawing, and song writing in the local school system and for local organizations. She continues to draw and make jewelry and displays them at Poplar Forest in Flatwoods, WV and at Artists at Work in Elkins, WV.


Ruth Blackwell Rogers

 

Artist’s Statement: Why do I paint?  For the sheer joy of it.  To make visible what I see in my head. To nudge us into using all our faculties to see, perceive, understand. To record the life-force within and around everything. To contribute to the making-whole of the community. To put in physical form my gratitude and prayers for all beings.  Because it is what I know how to do.

 Biography: Ruth Blackwell Rogers has lived and painted in Randolph County, West Virginia, for over thirty years.   She received her BA in Studio Art from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her MFA in Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has exhibited in more than three dozen solo shows and numerous group shows in museums, colleges, galleries and conferences in the U.S. and abroad.   She has been a presenter or keynote speaker at a dozen social work, psychology, and art therapy conferences here and abroad.  Since 1992, she and her husband Hugh Rogers have toured her re-telling of the Hopi creation story, entitled “Four Worlds So Far,” in the form of a long scroll.  Rogers has taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea, and art at Dana Hall School in Massachusetts.  She designed and helped build her studio and the family’s passive solar home.  Since the early 1990’s she has been involved in environmental activism.  She and her husband have three children and three grandchildren.


Jeannine M. Romano 

Jeannine Romano enjoys creating portraits that capture a moment in time.  The emotions expressed through the subject’s eyes can immediately show what he/she is feeling.  She states, “I love to paint ‘ornery’ characters!”


Dave Shombert

Dave Shombert is a woodturner who lives in Elkins. His specialty for the past ten years or so has been segmented woodturning, in which the object is first constructed in rough form of many individual pieces of wood, then turned to its final form on the lathe. This allows the use of different species of wood and control of grain orientation, thus adding color and geometric figure to the object. The segmented vase shown here is made of approximately 200 segments. Dave learned the segmented technique from Paul Weinberger of Weston, WV, and enjoys the challenge of achieving the precision that this work requires. Recently, his interests have expanded to include decorative techniques on woodturnings and the use of the lathe as a sculptural tool. He is a member of Tamarack, a gallery for West Virginia artisans, and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Ashville, NC.

Website: www.woodspunworkshop.com


Debbie Sorensen
Photography

"I'm always on the lookout for something new to photograph four times. After 15 years in business I'm always looking for a new 4 Seasons subject. 2008 brings 2 new collections: (1) Cass, WV Main Street and (2) Valley Falls. So far I have photographed over 18 sites and I'm still looking. "

HC 73 Box 26A - Valley Head, WV 26294 - (304) 339-4239   golddomewv@meer.net <mailto:golddomewv@meer.net>

 

 

 

 


Doug Van Gundy

While he is best known for his appearance on ABC-TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Doug Van Gundy has been writing poems since he was five years old and leading poetry and writing workshops for the past seven years. His poems rooted in his West Virginia heritage while retaining a wide appeal, never veering into the provincial.

Doug has presented a paper at the annual Associated Writing Programs (AWP) conference, taught composition to inmates, helped high school teachers integrate writing into their classrooms, led creative writing weekends for university students and worked with poets from age 5 to 75. He also organized and hosted the Augusta Poets Gathering for five years.

His work has been published in numerous regional literary magazines and has won second place in both the Eve of Saint Agnes and Lullwater Review competitions. His poems have been included in the anthologies xconnect: Writers of the Information Age, and Wild Sweet Notes:
Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry.

He has given readings throughout the East and has appeared on Grace Caveleri’s The Poet and the Poem program on
Pacifica radio. A portion of one of his poems has appeared in an ad for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Doug is a tireless teacher of and advocate for poetry. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
degree in poetry from Goddard College in Vermont.

Doug Van Gundy has been taking photos since his early teens.  He feels that the best photography creates a visual poetry out of the ordinary moments of life and is rooted in the irreproduceableness of a given moment.         


Kenneth D. Waddell

Ken is a twenty-nine year resident of Barbour County. His vocational interests, though now retired, are in the field of education and currently is an adjunct teacher/lecturer of mathematics at Alderson Broaddus College.

A member and treasurer of the Seneca Trail Artist Guild, he has participated, helped plan and produce numerous shows for the Mountain State Forest Festival. For the past twelve years he has received Awards of Merit for his oils and watercolors. In 2006 he received the Best of Show Award in the Seneca Trails Spring Art Show and the Purchase Award at the 2003 MS Forest Festival Art Show. In 2005 and 2007 his paintings received Awards of Excellence and Merit in the WV Watercolor Society Shows. His painting, Light, Shadow and Reflection was awarded Best of Show in the All Member Show at the Morgantown Art Association. He is a Juried member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society. Currently, his paintings may be viewed and purchased at Mountain Treasures on Main Street in Philippi.

He has produced three one-man shows in cooperation with the Philippi Blue and Grey Reunion, the Belington Laurel Mountain Reenactment and Adaland Historical Preservation site. Each of these shows contained over thirty-five works.

His painting, “Wild Flowers of West Virginia”, was selected by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to promote its 2004 Operation Wildflower Program of high way beautification. His 16 x 20 inch watercolor was made into an art print, sold and distributed through this agency.

Kenneth D. Waddell, RR 03 One David Avenue, Belington, WV 26250 (304) 823-1863


 

 

                        


Laurie Warren 

Laurie Warren is originally from New York, living in West Virginia since 1999.  She has been painting for six years.  She lives in Buckhannon with her husband Lee and two children, Jessica and Sky.  Laurie believes that in art all avenues should be explored: different techniques, teachers, subject matter, etc.  Although she has explored various art media, her favorite is watercolor.

 

Website:  www.warrenwatercolors.com

 


Kevin M. Woodcock

Kevin M. Woodcock was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. After high school, he traveled to West Virginia to visit a friend and was attracted to the area natural beauty. Kevin moved to Morgantown where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University.

e met his wife, Mel, in Elkins through mutual friends. Kevin and Mel moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at Louisiana State University. They moved back to West Virginia in 1989 and currently live in Elkins with their son, Keyder.

Kevin was involved in the Artsbank program in its first year and has taught workshops in area elementary schools.

 

Kevin creates his visual artworks in his Elkins studio while also working as print shop manager and assistant to Brad Basil at the Art Medium Company.

“When I was young the wilderness seemed like a place of mystery and adventure. This sense of mystery and adventure is still with me when I am creating artwork.”


Charles Yeater

Paint, Photography
Self taught landscape, skyscape, works emphasizing texture. Strong investments in process generating near automatic work emotional experiences of the works are primary focus.

Wheeling, WV - abwal@comcast.net