Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Fine Art Fesival













These are photos from our recent Fine Art Festival at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Poipu, Kauai on December 19, 2009.

Many Mahalos to all the Women Artists of Kauai, Nani and staff at NTBG, the musicians (Anela, Blue, and Dr. Miller), Pohaku Shave Ice, Savage Shrimp, The Right Slice, and all of our helpers and supporters!

Aloha and Happy Holidays,
Marionette

Thursday, December 10, 2009

WAK's Donation to Nana's House

Giving our donation of $800 (in the basket) to Momi Machado, manager of Nana's House.
(Left: Momi Machado, right: Marionette Taboniar.)

We had quite the turnout for our Women Artists of Kauai Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser Saturday, November 28, 2009. Momi from Nana's House was quite surprised and elated as I presented her with our gift. Contributing artists are: Robin McCoy, Rocky Riedel, Aweepano Vivian Satow, Dava Shepherd, Anna Skaradzinska, Helen Turner, Jana Viles, Schar Freeman, Marionette, and Leslie Tribolet.

I would like to thank Pastor Phyllis Meighen and the congregation at Hanapepe United Church of Christ for use of their Fellowship Hall for this event. I would also like to thank those who came out to support the arts and Nana's House!

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Marionette

Marlene Czajkowski


WAK welcomes a new member, It is truly a great honor to have Marlene as a member of WAK!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

NTBG and WAK Winter Fine Art Festival


National Tropical Botanical Garden and Women Artists of Kauai Winter Fine Art Festival, Saturday, December 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southshore Visitors Center Meadow

Visit the Gardens during December’s ‘Ohana Day and be treated to a unique display and sale of one of a kind, gallery quality art pieces, reproductions, gift items and ornaments created by some of Kauai’s most talented fine artists. A portion of the sales from all the thirteen participating WAK artists during this event will benefit NTBG.

This fun, outdoor in the garden, family event will also feature live music by guitarist, Dr. Matthew Miller, harpist, Anela, and blues musician, Blue Dux. Savage Shrimp and Pohaku Shave Ice will be selling their tasty treats, and NTBG’s volunteer craft group, Oshibana, will be offering their hand-crafted products for purchase.

A Toys for Tots drop off box, provided by the Women Artists of Kauai, will be available under the tents. Bring a brand new, unwrapped toy, and the first twenty donations will receive a special “Holiday Mahalo Gift” from the artists.

Participating artists include Helen Turner, Rocky Riedel, Dava Shepherd, Aweepano Vivian Satow, Robin McCoy, Marionette, Anna Skaradzinska, Schar Freeman, Emily Miller, Lilian de Mello, Patrice Pendarvis, Jana Viles, and Leslie Tribolet.

Admission to the event is free. Please park in the Visitors Center parking lot. The festival will be located on the front lawn immediately to the left (west) of the main entrance gate, under the Monkey Pod trees. NTBG’s Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn in Poipu, at 4425 Lawai Road .

For more information contact Marionette of the Women Artists of Kauai at (808)631-9173 the National Tropical Botanical Garden Southshore Visitors Center at (808)742-2433. Visit their websites www.womenartistsofkauai.org and www.ntbg.org .

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lilian de Mello

WELCOME to Women Artists of Kauai, Lilian de Mello! Lilian is an award winning photographer. After growing up in Uruguay, South America, she planted her roots on Kauai in the late 1980s. Lilian says, moving to Kauai "opened the doors for me to develop my passion for photography, knowing that it was in my path to dedicate myself fully to create beautiful, touching images to share with all people who came across them."

It is an honor and a pleasure to have you as a member of our wonderful WAKy group!

Aloha and Mahalo,
Marionette

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leslie Tribolet


Women Artists of Kauai would like to extend a big WELCOME to our newest WAKy Artist, Leslie Tribolet! She is an extremely talented portrait painter working in watercolor, Genesis (heat set paints) paints, and colored pencil.

Leslie can be found working in her Kalihiwai Ridge studio located in her horse stable. To see more of her work, check out her sample page: http://kauaileslie.googlepages.com/artwork.

It is truly a great honor to have Leslie as a member of WAK!

Aloha and Mahalo,
Marionette

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Michelle Dick




Women Artists of Kauai would like to extend a big WELCOME to our newest WAKy Artist, Michelle Dick! She is an award winning artist in the exciting medium of scratchboard. Her intricate and beautiful designs are very well known as they tell a story about Hawaii's people and culture.

Michelle's work can be found at Dawn Traina Gallery in Hanapepe, Hanapepe Cafe, Koke'e Museum in Koke'e State Park, Evolvelove Gallery in Hanalei, and NaPali Gallery in Haena.

It is truly a great honor to have Michelle as a member of WAK!

Aloha and Mahalo,
Marionette

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser

Women Artists of Kauai Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser, Saturday, November 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hanapepe United Church of Christ

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser for Nana's House featuring the Women Artists of Kauai. Highlights of the festival include live Hawaiian style music by Kenny Kealoulu Keliihoomalu, painting demonstrations, one-of-a-kind pieces of art, reproductions, gift items, and ornaments. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Nana's House which is a family support center provided by Child and Family Service, serving West Kauai.

Participating artists include Robin McCoy, Rocky Riedel, Aweepano Vivian Satow, Dava Shepherd, Anna Skaradzinska, Helen Turner, Jana Viles, Schar Freeman, and Marionette. Gallery quality work will be available for sale in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, clay, mixed media and more.

Admission to this fun, family event is free. The festival will be located at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall which is right next to the Hanapepe library and across the main highway from the Hanapepe fire station.

For more information contact Marionette at 808.631.9173 or visit the Women Artists of Kauai website.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lanscapes of Kauai - 2010 Wall Calendar by Marionette

This is a brand new Fine Art Calendar featuring the art of Kauai Artist, Marionette. If you love Kauai's landscapes, you will enjoy a new watercolor, pastel, or acrylic painting of the lush mountains and seascapes of Kauai every month.

This calendar is available at Marionette's CafePress shop for $19.99. They make great gifts for those who love and dream of Kauai.

This high-quality calendar is printed on thick 100lb cover weight paper and adds impact to any room.
  • Each page measures 11" x 8.5"
  • Measures 11" x 17" when hung on wall
  • Full bleed dynamic color
  • 100 lb cover weight high gloss paper, wire-o bound
  • January 2010 - December 2010, 2011 preview, US holidays marked
www.cafepress.com/KauaiArt ALOHA!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paintings of Kauai in Soft Pastel

Award winning pastelist, Helen Turner captures the essence of Kauai's natural beauty in this book of her latest paintings in association with her exhibition at the Kauai Museum. To view or purchase the book please go to "Paintings of Kauai in Soft Pastel".

Congratulations Helen! Women Artists of Kauai (WAK) is so proud of you for putting this fabulous book together and for your upcoming show at The Kauai Museum. The opening reception for the show will be on Monday, September 24, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Robin McCoy


Women Artists of Kauai would like to extend a big WELCOME to our newest WAKy Artist, Robin McCoy! She is an extremely talented oil painter and is well known throughout Kauai!

Robin can be found at the Koa Wood Gallery in Hanapepe, Kauai during the week and especially on Friday nights for the weekly Hanapepe Art Crawl. Her work can also be viewed and purchased at Hanapepe Cafe, Kalaheo Coffee & Cafe, The Wine Shop (Koloa), Sandpeople (Poipu), The National Tropical Botanical Garden (Lawai), and Island Soap and Candle Works (Koloa).

It is truly a great honor to have Robin as a member of WAK!

Aloha and Mahalo,
Marionette

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our First Art Festival in Photos

Anna Skaradzinska's famous palm frond paintings.

More work from Anna.

Dava Shepherd's famous Beach in a Bottle.
A larger beach in a bottle by Dava Shepherd.
Dava Shepherd and her beautiful photographs.
Emily Miller and her lovely watercolors.
Helen Turner gives us a live demonstration of pastel painting.
One of Helen's gorgeous pastels.

Rocky Riedel's oh so colorful reverse acrylic painting on glass.
Rocky Riedel

Marionette's Silk Painting Demo.
Marionette having fun at the art festival!
We even had face painting by Aunty Steph!
Wonderful, soothing guitar music by Dr. Matthew Miller.
Just gotta have Shave Ice, no?
Making Shave Ice.
MMMMMM. With a menu like this, who can choose? I want them all!

A Big Mahalo Nui Loa to all the artists who attended this amazingly successful event, to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens for providing us with this perfect location, to Nani for all of her hard work organizing this event, to Dr. Matthew Miller and his wife for providing us with beautiful music, and to all who attended and supported the Women Artists of Kauai!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our First Meeting - Women Artists of Kauai at Duke's

The Talented Ladies of WAK


Schar suggested a dinner meeting at the famous Duke's Canoe Club & Restaurant which is right on Kalapaki Beach in Lihue, Kauai. They have a fantastic salad bar! So ono!


Helen and Emily

Aweepano, Marionette, Anna, Jana's daughter, Jana

Eve, Aweepano, and Schar

Our first meeting was to discuss our upcoming event at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauai's sunny south shore. A BIG MAHALO to everyone who participated! It was a very magical meeting with lots of great ideas and inspiration.

First Annual Art Festival
Featuring the Women Artists of Kauai
Where: National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Lawai, Kauai

When: Saturday, June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Art Sale, Silent Auction and Demonstrations by some of Kauai's top women artists.

Featuring:
Anna Skaradzinska
Aweepano Vivian Satow
Dava Shepherd
Emily Miller
Helen Turner
Jana Viles
Marionette
R. Eve Solomon
Rocky Riedel
Schar Freeman


Plus face painting by Aunty Steph, Shave Ice, and Savage Shrimp.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the NTBG, and we are requesting a canned good donation to benefit Kauai's Food Bank.

www.womenartistsofkauai.org

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Old Puakea Plantation Home Photo Essay ~ Part I

I took these photos at the Puakea Golf Course...It is an old plantation home, now empty and sadly in disrepair, but nevertheless has a haunting charm all its own...

DrapesBlowingInTheBreeze:


I couldn't believe it when I saw that a badly broken set of windows on the second floor actually still had drapes in it ~ Gave me the feeling that someone's mama would be calling them in for dinner any minute!

FrenchDoorsOutToVeranda1&2:




This scene made me think of days gone by ~ Days spent sitting on the veranda with a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade...It also made me sad. Sad of what these once-proud French doors have become ~ broken glass and hanging by a hinge...
Yet, somehow, I think back again to lazy days on a new whitewashed veranda and a porch swing and those doors are back on their brass hinges; beveled panes of glass shining crystal clear in the summer sun...

TheWindow:


As we rounded the corner and looked up, this window reminded my husband and I of every one of "those windows" appearing in every horror movie house we've ever seen ~ You know the ones - At any minute a freakish face will appear and you will know BIG trouble is about to happen...

These photos are for sale in my etsy shop: www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com
There are many more pictures to tell the story of this wonderful old plantation home...stay tuned for Part II of my essay! God bless...Dava