Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fine Art Festival - Sunday, February 16, 2014

SORRY! 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 
DUE TO THE WEATHER

Our Next Art Festival at the Gardens will be on Sunday, June 15, 2014 (Father's Day).
National Tropical Botanical Garden and Women Artists of Kauai present a Fine Art Festival on Sunday, February 16, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southshore Visitor center. 

Original art, prints, and gifts will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds supporting NTBG. These fine artists will be featured: Donia Lilly, Anna Skaradzinska, Suzy Staulz, Jennifer Rutt, Marionette Taboniar, Lannie Boesiger, Caylin Spear, Helen Turner, Patrice Pendarvis, and Keani Andrade.  There will also be live music and food available for purchase at this free, family event.

The Southshore Visitor Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lawai Rd, Poipu.  For more information, please call the Center at 742-2433.


Monday, December 2, 2013

5th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kaua'i 5th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival
on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p. m.
at NTBG's Southshore Visitor Center (across from Spouting Horn)

Great holiday fun, food, live music, and shopping at the 5th Annual Winter  Fine Art Festival featuring original paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, mixed media and more! A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Gardens.

Enjoy the soothing guitar music of Dr. Matthew Miller and the delicious sushi rolls of Yanagi Sushi while taking in the beautiful collection of artworks for sale by these participating artists: Donia Lilly, Anna Skaradzinska, Marionette Taboniar, Caylin Spear, Patrice Pendarvis, Jennifer Rutt,  Lannie Boesiger, Keani Andrade, and Kathleen Bryan.

Admission to this fun, family event is free. The festival will be located at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center.   For directions call 742-2433.
 
The Women Artists of Kaua‘i promote 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 .

Monday, November 4, 2013

5th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kaua'i 5th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival
on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m.
at Hanapepe United Church of Christ


Great holiday fun, food, live music, and shopping at the 5th 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 p. m.

Enjoy a festive holiday concert with Kauai's own Easy Living Jazz and the soothing guitar music by Dr. Matthew Miller. The HUCC “Lanai Cafe” will be serving snacks, goodies, and beverages.

Participating artists include: Anna Skaradzinska, Marionette Taboniar, Helen Turner, Caylin Spear, Leslie Hagen, Debbie Barklow, Patrice Pendarvis, Jennifer Rutt, Rhonda Forsberg, Lannie Boesiger, and Dawn Lundquist.

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 promote 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 .

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photos of Open Studio Tour 2013

 Here we are preparing to hang our show at the Kauai Museum (show runs through 3pm October 31, 2013).

 Helen and Caylin help measure and hang our art work.

L to R: Leslie, Helen, Suzy, and Marionette
 
 Bruce takes some photos at our opening reception at the Kauai Museum.
His subject is (L to R) Anna and Donia.
 Guests arrive at the Kauai Museum for an evening of art and pupus!

Anna is standing next to one of her palm frond paintings.
 
 Marionette at her Waimea studio during the Open Studio Tour Weekend #1.

 Marionette and Anna in front of Anna's beautiful work.

Marionette is demonstrating her watercolor technique.

 The many wonderful masks hand painted by Anna with 100% of the proceeds going to Zonta Club of Hanalei Scholarship Fund!

Anna's art work
 
 Carol is seen here at her Wainiha art studio.

 Carol and Anna enjoy a cup of tea while "talking story" about art.

 L to R: Anna, Marionette, and Carol in front of Carol's gorgeous piece.

 Dawn is at her Princeville art studio.

 Some of Dawn's brushes and art things.  It's always cool to see the materials the artist uses.

 Keani is painting hats while displaying her awesome photographs at Patrice's Kilauea studio.

Patrice is engaged in conversation with her clients at her studio.
 
 Ibbie's brushes and paints at her Kilauea art studio.

 Donia is talking story with some visitors.

 L to R: Donia and Marionette in front of Donia's lovely art work.

 Ibbie and Donia take a stroll through Ibbie's gorgeous gardens.

L to R: Marionette, Anna, Ibbie, Donia
 
Anna is deciding what pottery to purchase from Leslie's art studio in Wailua.

I'd like to say Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who participated in this year's Women Artists of Kauai Open Studio Tour, to our very generous sponsors, to the Kauai Museum and staff for inviting us to exhibit, and especially to Donia Lilly who spent countless hours planning, organizing, and promoting this super fun event!!!

Marionette Taboniar
Coordinator for Women Artists of Kauai

Donia Lilly Receives Juror's Merit Award


 Blue VI

Donia had two paintings accepted into the Pastel Artists of Hawaii 10th Annual Open Juried Show, with one of her paintings – Blue VI, a mixed media work of art from her Evocations series – receiving a Juror’s Merit award. The art exhibition can be viewed from October 7th until November 1st, 2013 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery (located at 1111 Victoria St., Honolulu, HI).

The juror of this year’s show – Elizabeth Mowry – is known for her “poetic” landscapes. She is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of the West Coast on whose Board of Advisors she serves. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

This is Donia’s third award in the four Pastel Artists of Hawaii exhibitions she has entered. Her mixed media piece “Rembrandt’s Working Man” received Best in Show at the Members’ Show in 2012.

"To see more of Donia's work visit: http://DoniaLilly.com.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Women Artists of Kauai 2nd Annual Open Studio Tour and Kauai Museum Exhibit

Meet and talk story with the Women Artists of Kauai at their art studios during two weekends in October.  The studios from Lihue to Waimea will be open on October 12 and 13 from 11am to 5pm, and the studios from Wailua to Wainiha will be open on October 19 and 20 from 11am to 5pm.

The Preview Exhibit  at the Kauai Museum features one piece from each of the artists participating in the studio tour, and will be available for viewing during regular Museum hours (M-Sat, 10-5) from October 1 until October 31.

A percentage of tour sales will go to the Zonta Hanalei Scholarship Fund.

2013 OPEN STUDIO TOUR PRINTABLE MAPS (Note: there are four pages of maps to print out because there are two maps for each weekend tour, so please be sure to print all of the maps out.)

**The South/West side Tour Map will be featured in the Midweek Kauai October 9th issue so be sure to pick up your free copy.  The Tour Map for the North/East side Tour will be featured in The Garden Island Newspaper on Friday, October 18.  However, you can print all maps now by clicking on the link above and choosing "print" from your browser.

A big Mahalo to the Midweek Kauai and The Garden Island for their generous sponsorship of this event! We also want to thank Zonta Hanalei, Savage Pearls, Na Pali Properties, and Bubba's Burgers Hanalei for their sponsorship of our event - without all of you, this event would not be possible. Mahalo nui loa!

There is a cost for entry to the Museum at other times, except for the Reception and Ohana days: the first Saturday of each month is ‘Ohana Day and admission is free for kama‘aina. and visitors receive a discounted rate. Please contact the museum for entry fees.

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jennifer Rutt

Afternoon Ti - oil on canvas

The Women Artists of Kauai warmly welcome our newest member, Jennifer Rutt!  She is mainly an oil painter, but has recently been experimenting with encaustics.  

Her Artist's Statement:  
 
Jennifer Rutt was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She developed a love for art and was inspired by her grandmother, who was an amazing artist herself. Jennifer was drawn to Kauai for its rustic beauty, and decided to make it her home in 1995. Her fascination with nature ignited a spark in her creativity. Surrounded by vivid colors and natural wonders, she began to express herself through oil painting. Painting brings her joy and she hopes to share the same experience with those who make her artwork part of their home.
 
You can find her work on her website http://www.jenniferruttstudio.com or at her Etsy Gallery http://www.etsy.com/shop/JenniferRuttStudio