I am a proudly born and raised, native West Virginian artist. I am pretty well rounded with my art medians, and have been practicing art my whole life. I am 22 years old and currently attend West Virginia University Institute of Technology for Art and History and was a painting and ceramics student of the late Bob Simile.
The East End Bazaar, a project of Charleston East End Main Street, is an open-air artisan market featuring an eclectic mix of functional and collectible art and hand-crafted goods. It will also feature a full lineup of live, acoustic music and other entertainment each weekend.
Photography has been Ron Jones' passion for thirty years. Over ten years ago, he became fascinated with the possibilities of the new digital technology as an artistic tool.
Many of his works are composites of several images. Others use various effects generated both in camera and in computer.
At B-n-C Photos our mantra is “Let us capture your memories.”
It is our goal to present photography in such a manner that you will value what has been captured and be proud to display the piece in your home or business.
The photographs we present represent the capture of light and are delicately post-processed to highlight the features of the subject. We prefer to do our work in low light conditions and feel that this enhances many of the features that otherwise would be overlooked.
I'm 24 from Charleston WV and I love painting and drawing in all media. My specialty is portraiture and the macabre. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and although most of what I do is self taught I did have a good bit of high school art classes (including AP) and a wonderful teacher. I think that the most important job for an artist is to just be honest in our work, and so that's what I try to do. I use my artwork to express myself and be honest with how I feel.
Naomi Bays is visual artist focusing on photography, printmaking and small sculpture. She has been involved in Charleston’s art community over 15 years. Starting out as a volunteer at the city’s new art festival, FestivALL, Naomi has progressed into being the Public Art Chair and producing over 55 events in the past 5 years.
She received her bachelors in visual arts with an emphasis in photography from the Department of Art and Design where she was an Ambassador and held head photographer and photo editor for the Marshall University newspaper The Parthenon.
She has shown her photographs all over the county including but not limited to West Virginia, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and New York., and well as being publish in a number of books and magazines.
She has won many awards for her Photography and Graphic design including the Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists.
As a Multi-media Artist, Kristen Costello,also known as 'She.', blends the sublimeness of existence with the brutal honesty of life's defeats and triumphs. Her poetry, song lyrics, and photography invoke a deep connection to ancestry, work, and the ground beneath our feet.
She. is currently in the planning phase of her company, GrowLoveCreative. The hope of 'GrowLove' is to realize that we are all artists with gifts that need to be shared. Kristen hopes to 'grow' this awareness one dream/day at a time, and she hopes you will too.
Charleston Camera Club is a community of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to their passion for photography and nature. Our club was founded in 1933 and we are located in Charleston, West Virginia.
The Club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays September-May. The 1st Monday consists of a special topic or speaker and the 3rd Monday is our competition night. CCC meets promptly at 6:30 at the South Charleston Library.
Annual Individual dues are $20, and Family Membership is $25.