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Drawing

Though I specialize in charcoal and graphite, I occasionally incorporate fabric, glass, and colored pencils to bring an extra element into my work. The inspiration behind my personal work is beauty, the main subjects being portraits (both human and animal) and nature. I am constantly exploring the beauty around me….

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Painting

I paint in watercolor…I am also a jeweler who casts and fabricates fine jewelry. My paintings reflect a personal relationship with my environment either at home in the mountains of West Virginia or in my travels. My many sketches and photographs provide material for my watercolors/mixed media paintings, and influence…

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Leah Gore
Mixed Media & Collage

Black tar, sackcloth burlap bags, dyed cotton cloth, sheets of plastic, household latex paint, strips of pine, and artists’ acrylic paint are intricately composed throughout my work. I want to challenge the idea of painting as sculpture. Stitching together textiles, I leave traces of the process through burning, staining, and…

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Kristian Thacker Photography
Photography

I am editorial and commercial photographer based out of Fairmont, WV. My clients include: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, VOX Media, et al.

Peeping Dragon Photography
Photography

Peeping Dragon Photography was born in 2008, after an opportunity to provide photographic needs and photographic products to the motorsports community of southern West Virginia. Peeping Dragon Photography became the official track photographer of Princeton Speedway in 2008, with Beckley Motorsports Park coming on board in 2009. Also serving with…

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Robert Singleton
Painting

I have been fortunate to be a full-time practicing artist for over sixty years.

Presidio Studios / Momentous Imaging
Photography

I love telling stories through photography. But when you look at one of my art images you may find it raises more questions than it answers. My mind’s eye was shaped by medieval lore when I was a child. I was homeschooled by my mother, and she encouraged us to…

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Pottery

My little studio is tucked into the rolling Appalachian foothills near the Shenandoah River in lovely & historic Harpers Ferry. Using earthenware clay on the potter’s wheel & paper templates, I create utilitarian pots with a folksy sensibility. My designs reflect many simple things I hold dear… green ferns unfurling…

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Bear's Leather Shop
Leather

Bear’s Leather Shop was born from a desire to produce a quality handmade leather product, that would last for decades. I tool pictures and scenes on the products I make, as well as framed pictures. I strive to make a product that my customers will be proud of for decades.

Able Graphics
Painting

I enjoy the creative process, no matter the medium. So, I work in oils, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, and pencil, and carve in stone, wood, and bone ivory. I try to capture the inner essence of an object, or landscape so that the viewer can identify with it. My work has…

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Hill Top Garden Glass
Glass

I am drawn to light and color. The translucency of watercolors and the technique of layering colors is fascinating. By using glass powders and frit, I found I could recreate that same effect in glass. So now, after much experimentation, I design the kiln glass that is used in my…

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Dobbs Creative Carpentry
Furniture

Dobbs Creative Carpentry was founded in early 2016 when I was facing an employment layoff due to the closure of the company I worked for. Dobbs Creative Carpentry specializes in custom wood furniture especially in the rustic, country style. Our most popular items are our farmhouse style tables made from…

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Monica Mull Photography
Photography

My photography is stylistic and heavily imaginative in regard to setting and content. Vibrant colors often play a large part in my photos, as does flamboyant attire and makeup, but above all is light; lighting is what I crave to capture in every photo I produce. My goal for any…

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J. Travis Morton
Painting

My inspiration comes from wordlessness; things that can be felt and thought that have no language other than line, shape, color, movement, and balance. I am enthralled by the complexity of the human experience, and try to create work that can be interpreted by each viewer in whatever way connects…

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Photography

Details of everyday life in the natural world are what I find fascinating. I look for and photograph the things that are going on around us daily, but most people tend to miss. The subtle changes of the seasons as they pass from one to the next, morning light on…

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Creation Photography
Photography

Creation Photography became a business in 2006. I have travelled all 50 states and I still feel as though I live in the most beautiful state of all. I am inspired by the diversity and wonders that God created for my enjoyment. I find it a privilege to share the…

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Anne Kirk Photography and Design
Graphic Design

My photography style captures a mood and emotion which I always value above the ‘perfection’ of many digital images produced these days. I enjoy making images of the local landscapes, and my daughter exploring our homestead in all of its wild glory. Sally Mann’s photography work and incredible writings are…

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Crafted Coin Rings
Jewelry

My passion for teaching and my interest in coin ring making both share a similar theme. Making jewelry out of coins represents how we as individuals can transform and break through the label wall placed upon us by the world. We should not let the perceptions of the world limit…

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Robert Howsare
Printmaking

Through a rigorous material and process-based studio practice, my research examines the illusory and ambiguous aspects of visual perception. The printmaking matrix serves as a constant that allows me to introduce variables of color and composition. My practice expands upon traditional print media to include drawing, installation, digital and time-based…

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Painting

I loved art from the moment I got my first box of crayons. It is always about the colors for me, and I enjoy vivid hues as well as the expressions of softer shades. The West Virginia landscape is the framework for many of my paintings, especially the rivers and…

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Mitchell's Interior Trim LLC
Wood

After years of remodeling, building cabinets, and adding trimming to beautiful homes, I grew tired of seeing the wasted materials being thrown away. I’ve developed a knack for repurposing the leftover materials. From repurposed maple to build clocks to old pine doors turned into vanities, I enjoy giving old wood…

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Mountain Creative
Ceramics

The coupling of form and function is my primary focus. I want my work to be an enhancement of life’s little rituals; Simple, but significant forms that gain affinity through use. With this current body of work, I am using a low fire terracotta clay that is fired to maturity…

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Sharon Harms
Painting

At a very early age I knew I wanted to be an artist. My family was always very supportive of my interest and provided me with access to fine institutions for learning about both art history and the techniques which would allow me to create my own art. My work…

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Julia Springer Convergent Media Art
Photography

Light energizes me – it always has! For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to light, whether it is the green light of an impending storm, the golden hues of a sunset, or the interplay of light and shadow caused by reflected light. I love to…

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Hackworth's Wood and Steel, LLC
Metal

Hackworth’s Wood and Steel was founded in 2015 when, after searching for a high quality Christmas present for my grandmother, I realized that I could do it better. After a lot of personal trial and error, I honed my skills, and my business was formed. We create artwork from different…

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WV MountainEars
Jewelry

I’ve joined creative forces with an accomplished metalsmith to create WV MountainEars, marketing our art to the public through appearances at Arts & Crafts festivals in the state and region.

Pottery

I am a utilitarian potter. I create my work using both wheel and hand building techniques. I am inspired by pattern, texture, and color. I have been working in red low fire earthenware clay for a while, and have recently started experimenting with a mid-range white porcelain.

NicArtistic
Painting

I am an artist that specializes in portrait artworks and creations. As a young child, I was an avid and creative individual. Throughout the years, this remained true. I attended college at Concord University, which is where I started using acrylics on canvas to build up a large collection of…

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Unique Silks/Dried
Mixed Media & Collage

Being a West Virginia native, I have always been inspired by the forests. I am inspired by the moss, lichens, grapevine, ferns and bark on the native trees. Many of my creations include one or several of these things. Before I begin an arrangement, I have a picture in my…

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Melony's Menagerie
Sculpture

Melony’s Menagerie was named for the eclectic nature of my art which is a varied mixture of medium, color, and movement. I believe the story of a piece is just as important as the art. Whether it is a whimsical fish, a childhood memory, or a daring dreamer, each piece…

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Melissa May
Painting

I am a painter inspired by music, poetry and the natural environment. Through abstraction, I am able to focus on the pure pleasure of color, pattern, texture and the process of painting. I look for connections between ideas and am interested in the human experience and spirituality. I hope my work conveys…

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Always Amabile!
Paper

Always Amabile! became a licensed business in West Virginia on November 10, 2016. It was founded to encompass my artwork, crafting, and writing under one umbrella. Creating artwork and writing fiction have always been a very important part of my life, but circumstances have changed and this formal, official business…

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Notorious Notions
Jewelry

Notorious Notions was founded in 1988 as an official way to share my jewelry work. I displayed and sold my wearable art at numerous juried shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s including Oglebay Arts Festival, WVU Mountaineer Week, and the Rhododendron Festival. My jewelry was among the items…

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Dark Hollow Stained Glass
Glass

It is all about color and light! When I first encountered modern stained glass I was so smitten that I knew that working in that media would become my passion. Inspiration for my designs has come from my multi-cultural background, natural forms, and the images that pop into my head….

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Creative Hands
Glass

I enjoy the challenge of working with clay and glass. Problem solving is an ongoing part of the process. When creating, I am drawn to the whimsical and the beautiful landscapes that surround me. I like my work to show texture, durability, depth, and warmth.

Milkweed Rising Studio
Graphic design

My art starts with photographs—images of special bits of nature that are usually over-shadowed by the imposing mountains, raging waterfalls, busy shopping malls, and vibrant gardens that draw the attention of most visitors to a place. My intent is to draw people into a scene and remind them not only…

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Wild Onion Photography
Photography

Wild Onion Photography grew out of my love of capturing the images of birds and other wild life. I shoot all images in raw and manually control all settings on my camera to gain the greatest creative control. Most of my images are captured in West Virginia and Virginia and…

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Gayle Jennings
Painting

I have worked with different media in the course of my artistic journey. Now I work exclusively in watercolor because I love the ebb and flow of paint and color and the freshness and transparency of the medium. Many times I work wet into wet and follow the design that…

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Textile

This craft called rug hooking beckons me to Try to make recognizable images, to make interesting or pleasing color combinations and, always, to make something that rises to the level of art. Words and animals find their way into some of my pieces, and I interpret my own, or authorized,…

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Art by Brandy Jefferys
Painting

I paint & draw the people, places & things around me. Working from life (or photos if needed) is an integral part of my work. The purest joy in art making for me comes from the translations between what I’m observing and what I’m making. I’m a fairly straight-forward ADD…

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Matt Ali Custom Leatherwork
Leather

In 1998, I was in college at West Virginia University and bought a new pistol that needed a holster, and since my dad had messed around with leatherwork years earlier, we thought it might be fun to make one. We ordered a kit to make my new holster and he…

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Yes And Studios
Painting

My husband, Isaac Emrick, and I started Yes And Studios after we realized that our projects overlap most of the time. “Yes, and…” is a practice of improv theater. When two actors are on stage and one does something, the other has to go along with it and add to…

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Alex Wilson Media
Photography

I am a photographer specializing in portrait, corporate, editorial, event and landscape photography. I also am a multimedia developer/designer specializing in video production. I am a visual storyteller. Some stories are best told by a single frozen moment in time showing interaction, reaction or connection. Other stories are best told…

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Man Made Candles & Gifts
Candles

Man Made Candles & Gifts was created with the idea of one day putting men to work to create things that women love. Women are primarily who my business caters to. Over the course of my business growing and changing, I have learned that Man Made has created a name…

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Painting

At the beginning of my painting career, I used the form of a cedar tree, or objects that evolved from its shape, to anchor my work in the natural world. This gave me a baseline for exploring the connection between the physical and spiritual energies that form our existence, the…

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Karen C. Smith Photography and Fine Art
Photography

I am deeply drawn to rough and rusted textures in most of my work. I am very keen to old, abandoned, rural subjects like: farms, automobiles, barbwire fences with rotted wood, buildings, antiques… All have character that is raw and compelling to me. I’m very fond of taking photos of…

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Mountain Artworks Studio
Sculpture

Mountain Artworks Studio was founded in 1996, when I returned to my West Virginia home after living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 6 years. My fascination with the Anasazi pictographs and petroglyths of the American Southwest is evident in all of my creative works: from small, copper wall hangings…

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Black Lantern Productions
New media and video

The day I turned 16, I started working at the Keith-Albee theater in Huntington, West Virginia. Whether it was film study, criticism, or productions, I have been involved ever since.

78 Degrees West Films
New media and video

I am, in essence, a storyteller. My medium is video. The tools I use have changed over time, from analog production to digital production. I used to share my stories through broadcast television, mainly public broadcasting (PBS). Now, as an independent filmmaker, I use broadband. While I do client work,…

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Woodspun Workshop
Wood

My first interest was segmented woodturning, in which the object (usually a bowl or vase) is constructed of many segments of wood glued together, and then turned to its final form on the lathe. This allows the use of different species of wood, different grain orientations, and geometric features in…

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Sharon Lyn Stackpole

My art is a means of visual communication and healing through expression. I use figurative studies as another form of poetry, expressing emotion through the human form. I also employ motifs from nature: flowers, fish, birds, et al, because their forms are aesthetically lovely, but they also have specific symbolism…

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Dan Pleska
Wood

I like woodworking because I get to take a rough piece of wood and shape it into a pleasing object. The textures of raw wood and the look of the different grains sometimes present a surprising pattern so that I am always intrigued by what I see. The different ways…

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Chris Dutch Stained Glass
Glass

The more I look at and study art, both historical and contemporary, the more the subject of my art becomes other art. The most important thing to me is the visual image and what kind of emotion it provokes. I rarely do anything to promote a message. The subject is…

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Lee Ann Billups Blevins Fine Arts
Painting

My art consists of recreating scenes from the joyous moments of my life. I like to find the beauty in ordinary scenes: a heron waiting to catch an unwary fish, a well worn path in a mountain landscape, the inky black solitude of the shade in a sunlit forest. The…

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Mary Ellen Baughman
Painting

I am inspired to create art by looking at all things around me – colors, shapes, and the relationships of objects. Using photographs as reference, I like to work with the human figure and with faces. Taking as inspiration the poses, but putting them in different situations from the original…

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Linda Stonestreet
Painting

My inspiration comes from nature. I love greens and blues. Once a painting has begun, my subconscious takes over, giving my paintings a feeling of in the moment. I like to convey movement and texture by using a palette knife. This results in bold paintings with a 3D quality.

Painting

Creating art makes me feel that I have power over natural forces. I work with the idea that nature is in charge, and we need to remind ourselves about this fact from time to time. It is enjoyable to take materials such as paper, paint, or natural vines and work…

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Susan Feller at ArtWools
Textile

After working daily during my 59th year, I created a body of work (ArtWools.com/Year-Study) which provides studies for style, subject, color, and voice in developing larger pieces. I refer to this project as an Independent Study reflecting on past skills, learning new ones, and concentrating on studio practices. For the…

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Bourgeois Furniture, Cabinets & More
Furniture

My work is inspired by the physical environment — its independence of and dependence upon the social environment. I aim to make articles that will bring beauty and utility to the home. These are brought together by my attempts to help those with whom I come in contact to develop…

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Painting

Art presents a mystery. Art welcomes all to explore its depths and has no limit to its forms and manifestations. Art is not exclusively a spiritual pursuit, but welcomes and reflects spirit in its limitless forms. I have pursued art and a spiritual search for many years. It is my…

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Sterling Images
Photography

I am a fine art and architectural photographer based in Martinsburg. My images seek to capture that essence of the subject: the way it reflects light, its form and texture, and how it is modified by light and shadow. My work is represented in several co-op galleries in the Eastern…

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Highland Forge
Metal

I am fascinated by the way metal can be moved and shaped with heat and hammer. My ideas are created using fire as a “tool” to move such an unyielding material. I study traditional and modern blacksmithing techniques as I work with clients to create functional and decorative work. From…

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Gauley River Pottery

Gauley River Pottery is a working pottery studio located close the route 19 between Summersville and Fayetteville. The shop is full of functional pottery with designs inspired by the whitewater and mountains of West Virginia. Visitors are welcome and invited to see our work process. The glazes and styles are…

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Samantha Keith Studio
Painting

I am an abstract expressionist painter, working in both oils and acrylics, respectively. My work is highly intuitive, creating emotional landscapes through the relationship between mark-making and color fields. I strive to create a relationship between color and movement that expresses extremely intimate and raw human experiences.

Jeremiah Benson
Sculpture

My animal sculptures serve to express my understanding of the rhythms that exist in nature. Everything in the world is connected; it is a fragile ecosystem where without one of its members it could fail. Each animal I have made has taught me something about nature. My aesthetic choices were…

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Preston's Personalized Painting
Wood

Being a part of such an important time in people’s lives, the birth of a child, is what inspires me to do what I do. I get inspiration from the parent themselves as well as images provided to me.

The Pretty Pickle
Jewelry

The Pretty Pickle was founded in 2008 as a means to sell fiber crafts designed and created by Megan Brown. The business evolved after a few years to include jewelry. Resin was introduced, and there, the union of nature and art became one. The Botanical line includes jewelry pieces that…

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DJPittenger Photography
Photography

DJPittenger Photography is a fine art photography studio. Created in 2013, DJPittenger Photography is devoted to creating unique and engaging fine art photography that examine architecture, landscapes, portraits, and abstract expression of common objects. Many of the photographs have appeared in a number of regional and national juried shows. DJPittenger…

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Mountain Nonna Pottery and Clover Lick Creek Herbals
Ceramics

Mountain Nonna Pottery was formed in 2006 as a business to sell my pottery at local fairs and festivals. Then as an online name for use on my site on Etsy and Facebook.

Angi D*signs
Jewelry

My work revolves around sustainability. I believe in finding creative and interesting ways to use that which would usually find it’s way into a landfill. My creations are often whimsical, because whimsy is in far too short supply.

Expressions by Connie Mae
Painting

I love to experience nature and find beauty in ordinary things, and in painting, I enjoy finding subtleties in color, shape, light and shadow. The scenes in my paintings are glimpses of life in which I delight in the way light and shadow play to create beautiful contrasts. When I…

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Sterlynxsilver
Jewelry

Sterlynxsilver was founded in 1991 mainly as a means to help support an expensive hobby. Over the years, it has seen many changes in the evolution to the jewelery business it is today. All pieces are handmade and many are one of a kind. Designs are inspired by all things…

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Amanda Abbott Photography
Photography

I’ve been focusing a lot lately on the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life. My latest project takes those lessons and conceptualizes them through portraits using Photoshop. I also really enjoy showing emotions through photographs. I have worked on series about isolation or abandonment. I want to continue working on…

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Art by Sha
Painting

My goal is to create works that are sophisticated, yet free-flowing. I am inspired by the organic beauty that arises from heat induced alchemy, pushing boundaries, to go from “flow to form.” My paintings evolve from their own momentum. Ever since I was a child, color has had a very…

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Patrick Facemire
Painting

I look for the areas where art and life begin to merge in and out of each other. As a person who is willfully trapped inside of his own skull, I am always attempting to watch the ways that the imagination mediates reality in my own mind and in the…

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G-ratio Basses
Wood

G-ratio Basses was born because, as a bassist, I wanted a specific design. After contacting a few well-known, high-end bass builders with my need, I found they wouldn’t or couldn’t make it, or the price point was well beyond my budget. The evolution, development, and refinement of my first few…

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Sally Deskins
Mixed media and collage

I research, interview, and write reviews, academic articles, and features on contemporary art and feminist art. I curate contemporary exhibitions with feminist intent, which focuses on research and design for a broad audience. My writing, event producing, and curating for my organization Les Femmes Folles has a specific mission to…

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Matthew Carr
Painting

I am a landscape painter who enjoys roaming the hills of southern West Virginia. I create paintings where the viewer may envision being in the scene. I paint using oils in the Bob Ross method.

MarisaMade
Painting

MarisaMade was founded in 2015 and is the design studio of artist, Marisa Jackson. Her source of inspiration comes from her two children, and words that inspire, educate, and celebrate the little joys in life. The first piece of her collection was the Animal Alphabet which was painted with watercolor…

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Wild Rose Soap Co.
Bath and body

Wild Rose Soap Co. was founded in 2010, located in Shepherdstown, WV, specializing in custom cold process natural soaps, lotions, candles, and bath bombs. Currently, the Wild Rose Soap Co. make soaps for 5 distilleries on the East Coast, Mountaineer Brand, 3 wineries, Bed & Breakfasts, Black Dog Coffee Company,…

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Courtney McCoy

I believe a successful artist never captures a moment, but actually releases it to others. With my photography, I strive to transcend the documentary nature of the format by the sheer force of the experience. My work is both a reflection and an expression in that I do not aim…

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Tara Fowler Photography
Photography

Tara Fowler Photography was founded in May of 2009. My inspiration to continue to create stunning landscapes is to showcase the beauty around us. The majestic mountains and rolling hills keep me inspired to continually move forward and always produce more. The style I provoke has a uniqueness that simplifies…

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Anvil Works® LLC
Metal

As the scope of Anvil Works’ business increased, Lee Badger began to seek a Mid-Atlantic location where he could create a workshop of his own design. In 1998, he built the Anvil Works metal studio in Hedgesville, WV. The shop was expanded in 2005 and additional specialized equipment was acquired…

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Coat of Arms
New media and video

Coat of Arms uniquely creates and finishes films, commercials, and other visual media. Every project is different, and so our art is unique and continues to push creative boundaries within our field. We are always growing and evolving. Coat of Arms maintains a low overhead and a can-do mentality that…

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Pat Cross Art, LLC
Painting

Pat Cross, founder of Pat Cross Art, LLC, celebrates 37 years of creating, exhibiting and selling original artworks and fine art prints. Painting in a representational style, she sells originals and reproductions of North American Landscapes, Appalachian Botanicals, Appalachian Waterways, and the Human Form. Active in both public and private…

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Appalachian Moon Woodworks
Wood

I am the owner, operator, engineer, artist, and craftsman for Appalachian Moon Woodworks, nestled in the heart of the lush and beautiful Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. A small crew of experienced, knowledgeable craftsman assist in the completion of larger jobs. AMW specializes in unique, custom, hand-made, heirloom furnishings, reproductions,…

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Meredith Gregg
Painting

I have been painting and printmaking for 25 years. Since I came to live in the New River Gorge region more than 20 years ago, the beauty and majesty of West Virginia landscapes has inspired my work, and my work has been collected by private collectors from all over the county as well…

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Ginger Danz Art
Painting

Making art has always been part of who I am; very rarely do I view something beautiful without calculating how to capture it in a painting! I believe that every person has a creative core which is expressed in some way, be it refinishing furniture, repairing cars, baking cakes or…

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Ellen Mueller
Drawing

I focus on a chaotic world of non-­stop technological revolution, impending global climate change, and hyperactive news media. Recurrent visual themes include corporate management structures, cult dynamics, and Sisyphean tasks. I use humor and absurdist visual and performative situations as a method for dealing with these challenging topics in an…

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Loomyladi Handwovens
Textile

With each piece of handwoven textile that I create, I feel a connection to the people and the places from which I come. Each handwoven piece created by my hands has a story to tell, to share. My craft is rooted in the traditional style of Appalachia, but I love…

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Appalachian Video Productions LLC
New media and video

Appalachian Video Productions is a pre-production, production, and post- production company. We help in every step of the process to make visions come to life. We create event videos, training videos, movies and films, documentaries, web series, commercials, and others.

Nellie Rose Textiles
Textile

Born to two prolific textile artists, silk, color, and clothing have always been central to my everyday life of play and personal expression. As the final apprentice to Hiroko Harada, a master of indigo and shibori, I dove deep into the technical skills and specialized techniques of shibori. Dedicated to…

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The Art of Seth
Drawing

Most of the characters presented in my work are over-saturated concepts derived from musing on things I’ve experienced, things I’ve watched occur, or things I’ve learned from little stories I’ve picked up along the way. The inspiration for such work is much like a little windup up musical box, popping…

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Kreinik Manufacturing Company
Textile

Kreinik threads and yarns are known to inspire designers and crafters to create high-end attractive products. My job is to study trends and visualize where my yarns and threads can be used. Creativity is my guiding star.

T Dean Photography
Photography

Images make a connection between our hearts and our brains, and as a West Virginia Landscape Photographer and Digital Artist, I strive to capture scenes that evoke that emotional connection. Photography is the medium I have chosen to create images using light, color, and motion that help me convey that…

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WSG Gallery
Sculpture

Most of the sculptures I carve are about making ephemeral, hard-to-quantify subjects real and tangible. These positive subjects include: freedom, working together towards a goal, joy, being motivated, and perseverance. These are all subjects that most people recognize and embody as values in their personal and professional lives. As a…

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Joy Bridy Pottery
Pottery

Much of my learning has been through wood firing, where the potter relinquishes control in favor of collaboration with wood and fire. I’ve become smitten by the process of letting go, and work to carry that dynamic into more controlled firing processes as well. Repetition at the wheel, beside the…

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Nikki Butler Design
Graphic design

I have been designing for 15 years and sewing for more than 25. I worked my way through college by sewing costumes for the college’s theater department and became the sole seamstress for Sharon’s Ms. Roberts’ Bridal Department. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Marietta College,…

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Doin' Just Beadin', LLC
Jewelry

Doin’ Just Beadin’, LLC handcrafted jewelry was founded in 2006. I am a sole proprietor business located in Hurricane, WV in Putnam County. I weave the wire to produce the Viking knit chain. I use silver or copper metal to produce components such as end caps, beads and toggle clasps….

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Backstitched Design
Leather

Backstitched Design, founded in 2008, is a one-woman textile design studio born from the love of sewing, second-hand shopping, and upcycling. At the heart of the studio is the commitment to designing and creating unique leather bags, accessories, and quilts out of reclaimed materials. The work is inspired by vintage…

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Waites Run Studios
Painting

I am fascinated by the confluence of pigment and paper. Watercolor is an exciting medium to explore because of its unpredictability, yet the painting process must be tempered by careful decisions. The resulting work becomes a balance of these competing energies. As I paint, I seek the extraordinary in the…

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Echo Valley Pottery
Ceramics

My work is comprised of functional and sculptural works in clay. I use many techniques that allow me to come up with just the right surface I desire. I like to incorporate bits and pieces of my life in my works – they might be rocks, wood, or treasurers I…

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Aniclay Art
Sculpture

All of my sculptures are made completely by hand without the use of patterns or molds, and I use local resources whenever possible. I create in both polymer clay and wool, and most often explore my love of the natural world and its wondrous inhabitants as my subject matter. My…

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Mountaineer Brand
Bath and body

Mountaineer Brand is a brother/sister team from Shepherdstown, WV. We handcraft 100% Natural Beard and body care products. Only natural, pure ingredients go into our products, allowing you to get back to basics—from head to toe. You will never see artificial ingredients or chemicals in our products—guaranteed. Owner Eric Young’s…

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Clay Street Studio
Ceramics

I produce one-of-a-kind, sculpted, functional, stoneware pottery with a wildlife theme. A lifelong love and respect for the natural world and concern for man’s impact on our animal brethren inspires my creative practice. Many of my subjects are endangered species. For each piece, I begin on the potter’s wheel by…

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John Ryan Brubaker
Photography

I use photography to create project-based visual art. My subject matter is focused on interpreting the experience of space by means of it’s often overlooked details, while the art objects I create are rooted in the physical aspects of photography. My recent projects include large-scale photomontages, hand-bound photo books and…

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Catherine Miller Designs
Glass

After reading a National Geographic article about the dying art of copper wheel engraving, I wanted to learn more about engraving in general and so I decided to combine my skill set with this art. My artwork features my love of the natural world around me as well as the…

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Norma Acord Ceramics
Pottery

Being surrounded by my family has informed who I am. My family has informed the choices I have made in producing work; they have stressed the importance of self-worth, family involvement, and self-sufficiency. Rituals, family gatherings, femininity and pride are layers that have made me who I am today. I…

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Chrizart Creations
Jewelry

I am a jewelry-maker from Buckhannon, West Virginia and owner of Chrizart Creations. Chrizart is shown in over 72 galleries and shops coast to coast. I strive to create one-of-a-kind pieces of unique design and color, appealing to women of all ages, with an inclination toward whimsical, fun, and edgier pieces that…

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wenweave
Textile

I am a full time studio artist who works in dyeing yarn and weaving. I work from my log cabin studio located in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. It is here the landscape and colors in surrounding hills inspire my work. Most noted for my colors and incredible softness, I weave textiles for the body…

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Joseph Elbert
Furniture

I believe that “furniture should be a celebration and have a ‘wow’ factor,” and began creating what I felt was missing from the marketplace in 2011. Beyond the innate beauty of the materials themselves, I draw inspiration from Art Deco skyscrapers, Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic blending of metal and wood, and the cantilevered…

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Mary Almond
New media and video

I am an award winning, internationally selling Fine Art Photographer & Digital Artist, whose art has been featured in publications, and magazines throughout the U.S. My art is also a welcomed addition to the walls of homes, and businesses throughout the world. I am also a member of both Tamarack, and the Tri-State…

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Stitzinger Stonecraft
Sculpture

I use processes that bring forth textures, colors, shadows and grains to create three dimensional sculptures and bas relief carvings. My designs derive from a deep understanding of stone structure and composition gained from a formal education in geology and over a decade of stonework. The initial idea for each…

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Mountain Craft Shop Co.
Wood

Dick Schnacke, a retired engineer whose interest in toys used by families for centuries started the Mountain Craft Shop in 1963. In 2002, my wife and I took over the business and continue to make hardwood toys, puzzles and tricks based on history and folklore. We are in constant search…

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Jamit ! Baskets
Baskets

Jamit ! Baskets started in 1994, out of a need to find a job or trade that could be done from home. After making the first basket from a kit, we moved on to books. Our specialty is in rib designs with antlers and local found wood and wildtree vines….

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Courtney Chidester
Painting

I am a multimedia artist who depicts people and nature through painting, drawing, and photography. Growing up in West Virginia, I have always had access to a great variety of plant life. Throughout the years I have been observing and studying the different types of plants by collecting leafs, photographing…

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Mountain Oak Candle Company
Candles

Welcome to Mountain Oak Candle Company, a small local business owned and operated by Jeff and Shawna Cuppett in Bridgeport, WV where we create, handcraft and test each soy candle in our home. We utilize Natural Soy (supports American Agriculture), Premium Fragrance Oils and pride ourselves on a product that…

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WoodVox
Furniture

I am a cabinetmaker and fine woodworker from St. Albans, WV. My work ranges from furniture to decorative boxes. My work tends to begin with traditional forms that are creatively re-interpreted with modern flair and experimental joinery.

HepCatz Design, LLC
Drawing

“Cool Cats, Swell Design” is HepCatz Design’s motto (or catsch-phrase, if you will). In addition to a product line that includes cards, postcards, ornaments and shirts featuring cats with cattitude, HepCatz is a graphic design firm. HepCatz products are available in Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia in Beckley, Art…

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Merideth Young
Jewelry

Inspiration can be found anywhere. While walking through the grocery store, I had an ah-ha moment in aisle 7 – the beverage aisle. I noticed all the colors and patterns on the soda and drink cans lining the shelves. I thought to myself, “I wonder what I can make out of that!” With…

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Lavana Lemley
Sculpture

My artwork represents my love of the natural world. The connection plants and animals have to each other and the growth, rebirth, and decay that are always present in nature. The delicate transition of one replacing or becoming another is such a beautiful moment and a reoccurring theme in my…

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Blue Ridge Salvage & Blue Ridge Toy Co.
Wood

Blue Ridge Salvage is devoted to the creation of traditional heirloom quality toys, inspiring childhood imaginative play, preservation of the environment and giving back to the community by actively donating to support many causes. All of these goals are fulfilled by practicing and preserving the art of creating handcrafted wooden…

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ThomasWork
Wood

ThomasWork, as it exists today, happened by accident. Following a workplace injury, I was forced to leave construction work behind, and start anew. With determination, and the support of the Tamarack Foundation, I attended the Buyers Market of American Craft in 2012. After meticulous preparation and pre-show marketing, ThomasWork secured enough new…

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Kylene Babski
Drawing

With a background in both studio and commercial art and design, I like to embrace my flexibility as a maker. However, no matter what medium I use, an inclination towards fine detail and realism is often present in my work. My personal work is often influenced by the people and…

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Allegheny Treenware, LLC
Wood

Allegheny Treenware is a nationally recognized business. Their work has been featured in several national publications and can be seen in use on the Food Network’s Southern at Heart series. Function is the focus of the business. Being made from WV hardwoods lends the bonus of being a beautiful piece…

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Jerill Vance Woodworks, LLC
Wood

I design and build custom furniture from native wood. I have the logs milled to my specs then air dry followed by kiln drying in my own commercial kiln. This allows me to control the process “from forest to furniture” to get the results I desire. I use unique wood,…

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Mountain Art Glass
Glass

Mountain Art Glass was founded in 1990 with an emphasis on home goods such as Tiffany reproductions, cabinet inserts, doorways and transoms, and others. I draw my inspiration for my landscape pieces from where I live, the New River Gorge! I enjoy the beauty in glass whether used for kaleidoscope…

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Twin Oak Arabians
Sculpture

I am an artist who specializes in highly realistic sculpture. My primary focus is the Equine subject. I strive to portray the emotion and movement of an individual at a moment in time. Extreme attention to detail, anatomy, and correct conformation are infused into each piece. Original sculptures at Twin…

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Elizabeth's Glassworks LLC
Glass

I like to work in many different ways with glass. I am a commission artist creating one of a kind, out of the ordinary, architectural elements, like pizza oven facades or cast glass windows, but in my free time I like creating primarily lost wax sculptural pieces. Over the years,…

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Judy Foxx Art
Painting

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing or painting. I was always encouraged by a loving family and many friends, and they are still what keeps me moving forward. I was selling my own paintings long before I began formal education in art. Realistic still life and landscape…

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Carter Taylor Seaton
Ceramics

Working creatively allows me to mold a world to suit myself, or to express the way I see it. It’s mine, yet I want it to speak to viewers and readers in such a way that they have to decide if they see it the same way. When I threw…

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Art As I See It
Painting

I have been involved in the arts since childhood. While attending Marshall University, I was inspired by the angles, patterns and shadows found in the architecture of the old homes found there. The transition from hard, crisp edges to soft, flowing lines continues to fascinate me. After moving to rural…

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Be Young Woodturning
Wood

I turn wood mostly for enjoyment. I like to create new and exciting pieces which deviate from the normal path of woodturning. Inspired by the surrounding beauty here in West Virginia, I have created work that extends beyond the norms in today’s woodturning world. With renewed interest in using color…

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Prose & Photos
Photography

Growing up in the isolated mountains of Webster County, WV, I developed an early and endearing love of nature. I developed a desire to share that love and inspire that love in others. I do so, first of all by “seeing,” looking at a scene and mentally constructing an image…

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Ervin Jones Woodworking
Wood

I make my wood turned bowls from native hardwoods from the local area. I prefer bark-edge pieces as opposed to symmetrical ones. My ornaments are made of native wood and exotic woods from around the world. Even while I am cutting the wood, I see something in the natural beauty…

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Steve Balcourt, Photographic Artist
Photography

My approach to image making is a meditative and contemplative one. It is an exploration of feelings as much as it is an exploration of what I am seeing. Exploring my surroundings I develop a feeling for the place, the quality of light, and the setting that I may want…

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Dick Allowatt
Mixed media and collage

My work is usually inspired by vintage objects, books and ephemera which I seek and collect. I am drawn to the aged finish and patina of these materials and very seldom have a preconceived notion of what I will create. What excites me is discovering new and unexpected relationships for…

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Glass

My art is about nature as only I see it. The flow of water in our creeks and the floating leaves are ever changing, therefore: my images change. My glass is organic in form, sometimes it turns into jewelry with cast sterling, other times it becomes functional or simply decorative….

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West Virginia American Art Glass, LLC
Glass

West Virginia American Art Glass, LLC, was created in 2015 and our grand opening was on June 20th – WV day. We are located in downtown Weston, WV. Among many nice shops and restaurants in a cozy small-town setting, we produce all of our art glass on site in a…

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With the Spirit of the Horse
Jewelry

Life is art and art is life. There is no separation for me. I have been creating since I was a child. I have a curious nature and am always learning new things. I am inspired by everything! For me, it is about the process. Although I do like to have…

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Sticks & Stones
Wood

I started practicing woodworking when I wanted a table on my porch that wouldn’t blow over in the wind. I decided to build one for myself. My relatives loved it, the mail lady asked where I got it, the meter reader wanted to buy one for his mother… I figured…

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John Coffey
Painting

I work almost exclusively with watercolor, creating a pencil or pen and ink drawing occasionally. I began painting in watercolors in the evenings, working almost exclusively from photographs. I work only from my own photographs, with the exception of an occasional commissioned piece that will not be publicly exhibited. My…

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The Enchanted Bath
Bath and body

I am a certified soapmaker who specializes in making small batches of gentle, artisanal luxury soap using the cold process method of soapmaking. My craft started as a hobby and grew into a business, and now, though the use of the internet and social media, I am able to sell…

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