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!