Monday, December 17, 2012

Lannie Boesiger

"Hanalei Pier" Mixed Media (wood, acrylic paint, photography)


Women Artists of Kauai proudly welcomes our new member, Lannie Boesiger! 

Lannie states, "My creativity is fueled by my photographs.  I started manipulating my images in the darkroom in college and started to play with mixing other mediums with my photography. Recently my work is made with acrylic paint, wood, and photographs."
  
You can find more of her work at



 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

4th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival December 16, 2012

National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Women Artists of Kaua'i present their 4th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival on NTBG's 'Ohana Day, Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southshore Visitors Center.

This is a free, family event featuring great holiday fun, fine art, and live music! Gallery quality art will be available in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, mixed media, and more from these artists: Anna Skaradzinska, Patrice Pendarvis, Caylin Spear, Helen Turner, Marionette Taboniar, Rhonda Forsberg, and Bonita Hensley.

Enjoy live entertainment provided by Dr. Matt Miller on guitar from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Easy Living Jazz Christmas Concert from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Hula Dancing from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated directly to the Garden. NTBG's Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lawa'i Rd, Po'ipu. For more info call the Garden at 808-742-2433.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bonita Hensley

"Kukui Ula Sunset" Photography by Bonita Hensley

Women Artists of Kaua'i would like to welcome our newest member, Bonita Hensley!  She is a massage therapist turned professional photographer and her work can be found at http://bonita-hensley.artistwebsites.com/ .   She sure has a way of capturing Kaua'i's unique beauty!

Email her at bonitahensley@me.com .

Friday, November 2, 2012

Holiday Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kaua'i Holiday Fine Art Festival and Fundraiser 
Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hanapepe United Church of Christ

Great holiday fun, food, live music, and shopping at the 4th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival featuring original paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, 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 Patrice Pendarvis, Anna Skaradzinska, Dawn Lundquist, Helen Turner, Marionette Taboniar, Leslie Hagen, Caylin Spear, Donia Lilly, Debbie Barklow, and Rhonda Forsberg.

Live soothing guitar music will be provided by Dr. Matthew Miller.   Plus, The HUCC "Lanai Cafe" will be serving sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods, and beverages. 

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.

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.

For more information contact Marionette at womenartistsofkauai@yahoo.com .

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rhonda Forsberg

"Local Girl"  Photography by Rhonda Forsberg

Women Artists of Kauai welcomes Rhonda Forsberg, our newest member!
Rhonda says about her work, "My preferred medium is photography. I have always had a leaning toward alternative processes within this medium. Presently I’m working with a lot of composited digital imagery and I let my imagination soar. Additionally, I use my photographic imagery to create mixed media pieces."

Rhonda's websites are www.rhondaforsberg.com and www.rhondaforsberg.photodeck.com
On Facebook she is: ravenswork: the design and photography of Rhonda Forsberg


Monday, August 20, 2012

Silent Art Auction and Exhibit


Silent Art Auction and Art Exhibit to Benefit Nana's House and Hale Ho'omalu

The Women Artists of Kaua'i will be having a special Silent Art Auction and Art Exhibit at the Kukui Grove art exhibition space on the weekend of September 14 through 16, 2012. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for Nana's House and Hale Ho'omalu (Child and Family Service)  which are both family support centers providing a food pantry, clothing closet, parenting classes, counseling, head start and healthy start programs, legal services and much, much more...and all for free to the community.

The opening reception and art auction will begin at 5 p.m. On Friday, September 14, and the winners of the art auction will be announced promptly at 8 p.m. One hundred percent of the art auction proceeds will be going directly to Nana's House and Hale Ho'omalu.

The art exhibit will continue through Sunday and twenty percent of the proceeds from all art sales will go to the charity. Hours for the art exhibit will be Friday, September 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A big mahalo goes out to Kauai Society of Artists for use of their space, Kukui Grove, and the women artists who so graciously donated their art and time for this fundraiser.  For more information please visit www.womenartistsofkauai.org or call Marionette at 808-631-9173.

Here's a sneak peak of some of the amazing art that will be featured this weekend:

 Donia Lilly's pastel painting "Blue-Violet II"

 Anna Skaradzinska's reverse acrylic on plexiglass "Egret Morning"

 Leslie Hagen's sculpture "Koi Pond Spitter 5"

Anna Skaradzinska's palm frond painting "Garden Snake"


Marionette Taboniar's encaustic painting "Exotic Bamboo I"

Monday, July 30, 2012

Paint Our Garden - August 19, 2012

PAINT OUR GARDEN
Sunday, August 19, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
National Tropical Botanical Garden Southshore Visitors Center
4425 Lawa'i Road (across from Spouting Horn), Po'ipu
(808) 742-2433

Come and relax in the gardens with a fun and easy watercolor class from Marionette Taboniar or Patrice Pendarvis.  All materials are included for the class and beginners are welcome.  Class fee is $40 and there is a limit of eight students per class.  Please contact the artist directly to register.

**Painting Exotic Tropical Flowers in Watercolor with Marionette: To register, call Marionette at
 (808) 631-9173 www.kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com

or
 
**Watercolor Landscapes with Patrice Pendarvis:  To register, call Patrice at (808) 635-2930 www.patricependarvis.com 

Debbie Barklow



"Beneath the Pier"

Women Artists of Kauai welcomes our newest member, Debbie Barklow! She is a photographer and her work captures some of the most Inspiring Images of Kauai.

You can see more of her work on her website: http://www.barklowimages.com/

Or you can visit her Facebook Page at inspiringimageskauai.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

4th Annual Summer Fine Art Festival June 17, 2012

National Tropical Botanical Garden & Women Artists of Kaua‘i
4th Annual Summer Fine Art Festival 
on NTBG's ‘Ohana Day Sunday, June 17, 2012
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southshore Visitors Center

Come relax in a beautiful, tropical garden and treat yourself to a fun art festival where you can meet and talk story with some of Kauai's most prolific women artists.   Patrice Pendarvis, Caylin Spear, Donia Lilly, Lilian de Mello, Dawn Lundquist and Marionette Taboniar will be discussing their creative process and some may even demonstrate.   Plus, gallery quality art will be for sale in a variety of styles and mediums with a portion of the proceeds supporting NTBG.

Live Hawaiian music will be provided by Mahea and Friends from 10 a.m. to noon and Dr. Matthew Miller will sooth us with his relaxing guitar music from noon to 2 p.m.  We will also have on site Chalupa's Mexican Food where you can order up  authentic tamales, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and more! 

The Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lawa‘i Rd, Po‘ipu.  For more info call the Center at 742-2433.

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation & education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, & cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

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, pottery, mixed-media, metal, glass, fabric and textile art, or digital art.




Thursday, May 24, 2012

Leslie Hagen wins People's Choice Award at KSA Show


 "Dragon Diva"

On May 4, 2012, Leslie Hagen won the People's Choice Award for her sculpture, "Dragon Diva", at the Kauai Society of Artists Annual Membership Exhibit held at Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue.  Congratulations Leslie!


Leslie says, "The Dragon was inspired by a gecko in my studio and morphed into this Dragon Diva with copper wire wings adorned with rooster feathers.  The body is sculpted from porcelain clay , bisque fired, washed with iron oxide, glazed and fired again to cone 6.  The sculpture stands about 13" tall."
The Kauai Society of Artists puts on several art shows a year, and most are juried shows.  This "People's Choice" Show is decided by the people who visit.  They can vote for their favorite artist for just $1.  The money generated by votes is then awarded to the first, second and third place winners.  For more info about Kauai Society of Artists, please visit  http://www.art-ksa.com/ .

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Donia Lilly Wins Best in Show


 "Rembrandt's Working Man"

Congratulations to Donia Lilly for recently winning Best in Show in the Pastel Artists of Hawaii Annual Members Show on Oahu! She had two paintings in the show and her painting "Rembrandt's Working Man" won. Both paintings will be exhibited at our Women Artists of Kauai Summer Fine Art Festival at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center on Sunday, June 17, 2012. http://donialilly.com/  For more info about the Pastel Artists of Hawaii, visit: http://pastelartistsofhawaii.org/

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paint Our Garden May 20, 2012

Paint Our Garden
Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center
(across from Spouting Horn in Poipu)
(808) 742-2433

Choose from one of three art classes to participate in and/or watch two professional artists plein air paint on site.

Watercolor Landscapes with Patrice Pendarvis: All materials are included and beginners are welcome. $50.  Limit of eight students.  To register, call Patrice at (808) 635-2930.  www.patricependarvis.com

Painting Exotic Tropical Flowers in Watercolor with Marionette:  All materials are included and beginners are welcome. $40.  Limit of eight students.  To register, call Marionette at (808) 631-9173.  www.kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com

Plus, Live Plein Air Painting on site with watercolorist, Emily Miller and pastel artist, Helen Turner!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congratulations to Anna!

 Anna Skaradzinska with her self portrait  ColoryAni     acrylic on plexiglass   11 x 37 inches
 Reverse acrylic on plexiglass  (painted on the other side of acrylic sheet - reverse process from traditional painting on top of a surface)

ARTIST STATEMENT  
The most compelling aspect of myself is my presence.  I am, in spite of how I experience life, I am, in spite of myself.  
Introverted and shy by nature, I feel coming out is sometimes traumatizing and paralyzing event.
It involves practice and observation to be able to recognize when my energy is too subtle or too overbearing.
I chose to portray four parts of myself through four colors, creating texture which represents 
the breaking of a shell out of which I emerge. BLUE  sadness, emotional pain, cool. YELLOW  warmth, safety, enlightenement.  RED love, frustration, passion, anger.  GREEN hope, rejuvenation, growth

Anna Skaradzinska was born in Poland. She has a B.S. in Graphic Arts from the University of Maryland.
After a professional career in illustration/design in New York City, she visited Kauai in 1995 and chose it as the place to settle. 
Anna has been featured in invitational and juried exhibitions, including Kauai Society of Artists' Art Kauai, The Garden Island Arts Council's shows, and Schaefer Portrate Challenge 2003 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center.


Anna was chosen to be one of the 57 artists from Hawaii for the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2012.  This is a very challenging juried statewide exhibition of portraits of people who live and work in Hawaii.  It is held once every three years. 

From the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, "The artists whose works were selected for the 2012 Challenge are bonded by the desire to transpose the human likeness and interpret each sitter through paint, pastel, graphite, watercolor, stone, clay, wood or mixed media into the final result of a finished portrait." 

Kauai Artists participating:  Susanne Long, Robert Lober, Roberta Griffith, Anna Skaradzinska, 
Margaret Ezekial, Penny Nichols,  Robb Jones, Natasha Young, Patricia Yu (not in photo)
 
For more information go to: http://www.mauiarts.org/schaefer.html
 
 
Us Women Artists of Kauai would like to congratulate Anna for such a prestigious honor!!!
 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photos from our Studio Tour 2012


 Donia Lilly www.DoniaLilly.com


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 Leslie Hagen's Wailua studio www.LeslieHagen.com






 Visiting artist Marlene Czajkowski


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Caylin Spear, Marionette Taboniar, and Anna Skaradzinska 
at Marionette's Studio, Painting Paradise in Waimea 

Work by Anna Skaradzinska
Anna's work can be normally found at Banana Patch in Hanapepe

 Work by Marionette Taboniar

 A demonstration on how to paint palm fronds by Anna




 A visit from Washington artist, Peggy Mars

 Caylin with her Dad


 Work by Caylin Spear
Contact caylinspear@gmail.com

Work by Marionette


 Anna tries silk painting



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Patrice Pendarvis' Kilauea Studio www.PatricePendarvis.com

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Mahalo to everyone who braved the rain, wind, and thunderstorms and came out for the studio tour!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

1st Annual Artist's Studio Tour 2012

 
Printable PDF Map 

Come join 11 artists at 7 locations from Princeville to Waimea town for the Women Artists of Kauai 1st Annual Artists' Studio Tour! Admission for this event is free and 20% of all sales will be donated to the Zonta Club of Hanalei's Scholarship fund. The self-driving tour is on Saturday Feb 25th and Sunday Feb 26th - times vary according to individual studios.  The group would like to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible: the Midweek, the Zonta Club of Hanalei, Savage Pearls, and Na Pali Properties. We hope to see you in our studios!