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!!!