Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Garden Island News Article

Mahalo to Rebecca Snowden from The Garden Island for this wonderful article about our Women Artists of Kauai!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Photos from Winter Fine Art Fest 2010

Anna Skaradzinska

Leslie Hagen

Lilian de Mello

Shopping for art

Music by Helen Turner and Jeff Iglesia

More musical entertainment by Dr. Matthew MIller

Helen Turner

Marionette Taboniar

Patrice Pendarvis

Nora and Dava Shepherd

Millicent Cummings handmade jewelry

Leslie Tribolet

Dava Shepherd

Millicent Cummings

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Fine Art Festival 2010

National Tropical Botanical Garden and Women Artists of Kaua‘i’s 2nd Annual Winter Fine Art Festival on NTBG‘s ‘Ohana Day, Saturday, December 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southshore Visitors Center.

Celebrate the winter holiday season with this free family event featuring the Women Artists of Kaua’i. Stroll through The Meadow where you will find fine art, live music, and delicious Thai food, smoothies, and more offered by Happy Snacks lunch wagon.

Gallery quality work will be available for sale in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, jewelry, clay, mixed media and more. Artists participating include Helen Turner, Anna Skaradzinska, Millicent Cummings, Lilian de Mello, Leslie Hagen, Patrice Pendarvis, Dava Shepherd, Leslie Tribolet, Marionette Taboniar, and Susi Strom. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated directly to the Garden.

The musical lineup includes Dr. Matthew Miller on guitar from 9:30-11 a.m., Easy Living Jazz Christmas Concert by Helen Turner and Jeff Iglesia from 11 a.m.-noon, folk music by Millicent Cummings from noon-1:30 p.m., and Mahealani from 2-3 p.m.

NTBG’s Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lāwa‘i Rd, Po‘ipū. For more information, call the Center at (808)742-2433.

National Tropical Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai‘i and Florida. Its mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. NTBG is supported primarily through donations and grants.

The Women Artists of Kaua‘i promotes the works of female artists on the island while raising funds for local charities on Kaua‘i. All works are original, consisting of paintings, prints, photography, drawings, sculptures, mixed-media, metal, glass, fabric and textile art, or digital art.

Photos from our Holiday Fine Art Fest 2010

Anna Skaradzinska and her lovely art

Helen Turner with some of her new plein air oil paintings

Helen's gorgeous pastel work

Millicent Cummings during her special concert

Helen Turner and Jeff Iglesia jam their awesome smooth jazz

Leslie Hagen's beautiful pottery and sculpture

Millicent with some of her very unique mixed media art

Lilian de Mello displaying her wonderful photography to customers

I hope you have enjoyed a "sneak peak" into our art festival! Our next one will be our Winter Fine Art Festival on Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 9:30am-3:30pm at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Poipu. A portion of our proceeds will go to the gardens.

Mahalo Nui Loa to the artists, musicians, the HUCC church and staff, and our wonderful art patrons who helped support a worthy cause!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We are in the News!

Here are two recent articles from Kauai's "The Garden Island" newspaper by editor, Andrea Frainier. Mahalo Andrea! Click the photo to go directly to the article.

Aloha and Mahalo to everyone who participated!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holiday Fine Art Festival - November 27

Women Artists of Kauai Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser, Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hanapepe United Church of Christ

Kick off the beginning of the holiday season with a Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser featuring the Women Artists of Kauai. Highlights of the festival include live Hawaiian style music throughout the day by Jeff Iglesia and a special concert by our own Millicent Cummings from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The HUCC "Lanai Cafe" will be serving baked goods and beverages. Plus, gallery quality work will be available for sale in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, jewelry, clay, mixed media and more. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to HUCC's Free Community Lunch program offered every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

Participating artists include Elizabeth Ferris, Anna Skaradzinska, Kelly Bandalos, Susi Strom, Helen Turner, Millicent Cummings, Dava Shepherd, Marionette Taboniar, Leslie Hagen, Lilian de Mello, and Patrice Pendarvis. Several of the artists will also be demonstrating their creative technique.

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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Princeville Fine Art Festival & Fundraiser

Millicent Cummings

Millicent's remarkable handmade necklaces

Helen Turner finishing up a plein air pastel painting

a sampling of Helen's colorful mini oil paintings

Leslie Hagen

more gorgeous clay work by Leslie

Dava Shepherd with her fun photography & photo pendants

Marlene Czajkowski

one of Marlene's breathtaking sculptures

Anna Skaradzinska's famous painted palm fronds

some painted tile work by Anna

a watercolor on wood painting by Susi Strom


more of Marionette's work

unique paintings by Leslie Tribolet

Lilian de Mello with her wonderful photography

I hope you enjoyed our little "photo essay" of our Fine Art Festival which was held on Saturday, September 25, 2010. We were able to raise some funds for the Church of the Pacific's Outreach Program which supports a food pantry and community garden.

Mahalo Nui Loa to Jeni and Phil at Church of the Pacific, those who stopped by for a visit, and all the artists who participated!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leslie Hagen

Welcome Leslie Hagen to Women Artists of Kauai! Leslie sculpts in clay and is most famous for her masks!

" My favorite thing is making sculptures and masks. Especially if they cause a giggle. Whimsical, funny, humorous, thought provoking and somethings bizarre would be appropriate words to describe my work. In between sculptures and masks I hop on the wheel and get lost in a spinning world. All the pieces in my Etsy shop have been hand sculpted, wheel thrown or a combination of both by me. All one of a kind. They are bisque fired and then glazed fired to cone 6. All the functional pieces are food safe. They can also go in the oven or microwave with care. And they can even go in the dishwasher, but like most things will last longer if hand washed."

Leslie has just finished working on her new website: .

Monday, August 23, 2010

September 25, 2010 Fine Art Festival

Upcoming Fine Art Festivals for 2010

I am super excited to announce that we have three new Fine Art Festivals featuring the Women Artists of Kauai coming up this fall and winter.

Fine Art Festival #1
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Church of the Pacific, Princeville
A portion of our proceeds will go to their Outreach Program which includes support of a food pantry and community garden.

Fine Art Festival #2
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Hanapepe United Church of Christ
A portion of our proceeds will go to their Free Community Lunch program which is served every Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm. The program aims to nurture community and help people in need.

Fine Art Festival #3
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Poipu
A portion of our proceeds will go to the gardens.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kelly Bandalos

pastel on sanded Wallace Board

Please WELCOME... Kelly Bandalos to the Women Artists of Kauai! Kelly is a primarily a pastel artist, but she also works in oils, acrylics, air brush, and mixed media.

Kelly is a member of the Pastel Artists of Hawaii and
is currently showing at: Pastel Artists of Hawaii Annual
Membership Show: at 1132 Bishop Street Gallery,
downtown Honolulu, Oahu. May 29, 2010 - July 31, 2010

She is also a member of The Garden Island Arts
Council and Kauai Society of Artists. She has been
an active supporter of the Honolulu Academy since
moving here in 2007 from NY. In New York Kelly
was a successful commercial artist and glass carving
artist for over twenty years, with a successful
line of carved glass furniture sold to galleries and
collectors on the east coast. She belonged to many
art guilds including the prestigious Huntington
Town Art League and South Hampton Art League
and has shown on Long Island for many years till
her arrival here in Hawaii. The colors of our islands
have inspired her to dive into color.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Fine Art Festival

Anna Skaradzinska

Anela Lauren

Elizabeth Ferris

Patrice Pendarvis

Helen Turner

Dava Shepherd's new photo pendants

A closeup of Helen Turner's work

Marionette Taboniar

Sketching by Helen Turner

Susi Strom

Susi's Hokule'a

Happy Snacks Food Wagon

Shave Ice!

Dr. Matthew Miller

Joe Taboniar

Jeff Iglesia

Watercolor in progress by Elizabeth Ferris

Marionette Taboniar and Dava Shepherd

These photos are from our Second Annual Fine Art Festival at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Poipu, Kauai that took place on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Thank you to all the Women Artists of Kauai who participated and to all those who came out to support the artists and the botanical gardens. MAHALO NUI LOA!