Local art instructor Missy Hogbin Shockey is diplaying her work at Bank of Romney main branch in Romney, WV until December 12. All pieces in the exhibit are for sale. Missy regularly offers introductory painting courses throughout the year, and one-on-one instruction if desired. Details and her contact info are posted next to her exhibit at the bank.
Award winning photographer Jeff Keister’s work will be on display from October 18 – November 29 at the FNB Bank,105 N High St in Romney, open 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday. All pieces are for sale, and the exhibit contains contact information for the artist. Stop by for a look and a free cup of coffee.
HCAC Member Artists Village
The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring member artists to display and sell their art at no cost to the artist at the Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. HCAC is coordinating the Artist Village in the Fire Hall. The festival draws about 3,000 visitors from the region and this is a great opportunity to get out there and be seen in a safe and no-cost venue. All art must be original work of the member artist. A artists should e-mail Larry Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, phone number, and their type of art by August 5. If you have questions, call Larry at 703-772-5530. Any non-member interested in being part of the Artist Village should join the Hampshire County Arts Council by July 15 by going to http://www.HampshireArts.org.
The act of painitng outdoors or what the eye actually sees. Sound exciting? Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century, working in natural light became particularly important to the impressionists. The popularity of painting en plein air increased in the 1840s and has endured throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. Two HCAC plein air events are in the works. Why not give it a try?
Plein-Air Gathering Saturday, June 11, 10AM
Coordinator V. Lynn Moore
Mill Meadow, home of Robin Pancake, 27435 Northwestern Pike, Romney, wV (West of Romney on Rt. 50 about 3/4 miles past the Potomac River bridge, first left just beyond the railroad tracks).
Join our exciting new event of painting outdoors in life as you capture the experience of natural light, wind, etc. Open to one and all. No reservation required. Bring your painting supplies and lunch. Contact V. Lynn Moore at email@example.com or 304-897-7827.
Plein-Air at the WV Peach Festival, Saturday, August 6, 11AM-3PM
Coordinator V. Lynn Moore
The WV Peach Festival in downtown Romney, at the gazebo on the grounds of Taggart Hall along South High St. Be daring, paint outdoors in front of the public, as you answer their questions and respond to their reactions. Open to one and all. No reservation required. Contact V. Lynn Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-897-7827.