WV Artist on Display Archive

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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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: YEAR IN REVIEW!

January is a nice time to reflect on the past and this month we are celebrating our West Virginia artists on display from 2016. In the last 12 months, we featured photographers, sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, illustrators, a clay artist, a graphic designer, and a hat maker! We kicked off 2016 with an article titled […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: VISUALLY DOCUMENTING LIFE W/ JENNY HARNISH

Meet Jenny Harnish, a multimedia journalist in Lewisburg, WV. She works as a photographer/videographer for the Register-Herald. While in graduate school in Washington DC, Jenny developed the idea for a website – PrisonStories.org – that would bring together the best short documentaries about people who have spent time in the criminal justice system. Learn more […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: SUNSHINE COLORS! W/ KAREN MCCLUNG

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, WV Artist on Display

Born in Lewisburg, Karen McClung has lived there most of her life.  She has taken watercolor classes from Jeanne Brenneman, Rose Dobbins, Sharon Johnson, Sterling Johnson, Sterling Edwards, Joe Fettingis, Jean Haines, and Robin Poteet. Through classes and workshops, these artists shared their insight into techniques and materials. Karen enjoyed working under them and their […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: JON RENE GAUJOT (GOJO), THE ALASKAN FISHERMAN/ARTIST

Get to know Jon Rene Gaujot. He goes by the name Gojo and he is an Alaskan Fisherman and American artist of French and Irish decent. His family is from the Durbin/Greenbank areas of Pocahontas County. In the early 1990’s, Gojo started his career as an Alaskan fisherman and rescue salver. He has been in […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY – @OWENSART w/ JP OWENS

Meet JP Owens, an American artist from Scott Depot, West Virginia. He uses a variety of techniques to create bold, colorful and innovative mixed media art works. JP’s influences are Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Henry Moore, and M.C. Escher. His media includes materials from clocks, automotive materials, scrap metal and reclaimed wood. He works in […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: EVERYONE IS AN ARTIST

Get to know Emily Sullivan. She is a local artist and has been an LBSPY -> Hashtag contributor for over a year sending us very funny and refreshingly witty cat comics, “Catastrophe”. Emily graduated from WVU with a degree in sculpture and art history. She has 3 cats, a puppy, a husband, and a 9 […]

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Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

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