WV Artist on Display Archive

WV Artist on Display: Mountain Artworks

Get to know Michael Goose Sizemore, creator behind Mountain Artworks Studio in Athens, WV. Michael founded his studio in 1996 upon returning home to the mountain state after living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 6 years. He has a fascination with the Anasazi pictographs and petroglyths of the American Southwest which are […]

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On the Cover/WV Artist on Display: Splashes of Color w/ Merideth Young!

Merideth Young has lived in many places. In 1995, she earned her BFA in Metalsmithing at Maine College of Art. In 2012 she planted her roots in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. On her life journey, she picked up many talents from wood turning to mural paintings. We featured this artist back in the […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: RECYCLED SILVERWARE ART!

Get to know Marco and Suzie Floyd with Recycled Silverware Art.  This husband/wife duo  recycles old silverware into bracelets, rings, coat racks, and so much more. For 30 years, Marco was a machinist and worked hands on with metals. He tells us it’s something he has always enjoyed. His wife, Suzie, is the talker and […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: STAYING ON TREND W/ AUTUMN SCENTS!

Get to know Regina Booth. She and her husband, Robert, make handmade soaps and lotions. They created a business out of their passion and it’s called The Honey Orchard, which is based out of Monroe County. Regina tells us they make all our items in small batches using the finest ingredients to ensure the highest […]

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WV Artist on Display: Expressing Imagination Through Fabric!

Get to know Trish Tuckwiller, our September WV Artist on Display. Trish has lived in West Virginia since the age of two and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always had an artistic side and expresses this imagination through the use of fabrics, painting, basketry, pottery, and papermaking. Her specialty is textiles […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: CLEAN & MODERN DESIGN W/ TRAVIS FARLEY

Meet Travis Farley, a native to Greenbrier County and graphic designer specializing in branding, logo, and print design. His business is Travis Farley Design and his goal is to work with local businesses to brainstorm and develop ideas and products to help them grow. He works with start-ups, established businesses, and individuals looking for a […]

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WV Artist on Display: Mixing Colors on the Fly w/ Elyse Gerard

Meet Elyse Gerard, our WV Artist on Display and featured artist on the cover. Elyse began painting at the “Ridgewood School of Art” when she was 10 years old, encouraged by her mother who is a fine painter in her own right, learning the basics of chiaroscuro painting in oils. She attended this school for […]

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WV Artist on Display: Made in West Virginia w/ Brian Pickens

Born and raised in Weston WV, Brian Pickens is the owner of Made in WV, an apparel company out of Morgantown, WV. Brian is an illustrator, graphic designer, and painter specializing in digital illustration. You can find his t-shirt designs on folks in all corners of West Virginia, and he’s shipped hundreds nationally and internationally. […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: ABBEY’S POP-UP DESIGN STUDIO

Get to know Abbey, a designer who specializes in branding, web design, and web development. Currently located in Copenhagen, Denmark, she is from Ronceverte and keeps her roots in the mountains of West Virginia. She works with clients across the globe with her traveling design studio, Wayfarer Design Studio. She loves creating brands that are […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: ALWAYS HOME W/ BEARWOOD COMPANY

You are always home with the Bearwood Company, located in Hurricane, West Virginia. Owned and operated by Matt Snyder (pictured above), this small business makes furniture, lighting, accessories, and rustic states out of reclaimed wood. They don’t use factory sprayers or fancy automated whirling applicators. Everything they make is made the old fashioned way, a […]

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Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg!

Take Food to a Higher Altitude w/ Hashtag Lewisburg WV this April! - This April, take food to a higher altitude with Hashtag Lewisburg! This month, we feature one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, Landings, a farm-to-table experience located at Greenbrier Valley Airport. This issue also features Bennett Wales & The Relief, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s 3-year anniversary celebration, the Legendary 12th Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, a Patsy Cline Tribute, […]

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