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The West Virginia Arts Email List

Are you interested in contacting, or being contacted by, other artists involved your field(s) of work? We are making this page available as a resource for West Virginia artists and arts organizations to help you keep in touch with each other. Please do NOT use this list for mass-mailings (spam). We have no idea if this page is useful as a marketing tool; our intent is that it be a networking tool. Marketing is probably better handled via a web site.

This listing will be publically-searchable by anyone who can access this page. If you would like your information posted here, please send email to Rose McDonough at rose.a.mcdonough@wv.gov with the following information:

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Abby Chapple, Mountain States Fiber Artists
Hampshire County
Email: abbychapple@aol.com
"Words In Wool" Hooked Fiberart

Ajuga, Inc.
Randolph Co.
Email: lisa@ajuga.com
Graphic design company including: illustrations, websites, annuals, brochures, catalogues, book covers, letterheads, etc. Also, promotional work for West Virginia.

Aleta Cortes
pipestem wv mercer county
alicesun@citlink.neta>
photographer

Alador
Raleigh, Fayette Co. area
Email: alador@alador.com
Writer, songs from country to pop to you-name-it, short stories, poems. Always interested in working with other artists. Would like to find musician in the area to work with on a country-blues/ragtime recording.

Allegheny Echoes
Pocahontas County
Email: taobilly@yahoo.com
Promotion and preservation of Applachian and West Virginian cultural heritage through tradtional arts. Week-long workshops at Snowshoe Mountain Resort offer instruction in all levels of old-time and traditional bluegrass music, poetry, and dance.

Colleen Anderson
Kanawha County
E-mail: motherwit@suddenlink.net
Writer and graphic designer. Poetry, short fiction, songs, essays and travel, including copy for West Virginia's official travel guide. Workshops and performances for adults and children. www.motherwitdesign.com

Appalachian Heritage Festival
Linda Tate, Associate Professor of English, Shepherd College
Email: ltate@shepherd.wvnet.edu

Arteggs
Shirley Hambrick
Mercer
Email: shwirl@yahoo.com www.arteggs.com
Carved and painted eggs, engraved glass panels, windows, mirrors and utilitarian items .Glass painting, pencil drawings,and portrait painting. I carve and engrave a lot of Celtic designs and knotwork and otherwise am inspired by nature.

ArtSafeKeeper
Greenbrier County
Email: agustgudmudsson@yahoo.com
Protects On-Line Art. This technology prevents website visitors from printing, copying or saving to disk the prints, paintings, photos or other images presented on your website. The author, Agust Gudmundsson also provides website design and consulting services. http://www.ArtSafeKeeper.com (304) 645-4998.

The Arts Centre
Berkeley County
Email: shelley@theartcentre.org
The Arts Centre presents art classes, workshops, art exhibits and performances. We also host meetings of artists interested in various media, like filmmaking and fiber arts. Classes include oil painting, drawing, photography, and collage. Go to www.theartcentre.org for the most up-to-date information, and register online to receive e-newsletters.

Arts Monongahela, Inc.
Monongalia County
Email: artsmon@labs.net
Supporting, promoting and encouraging access to and enjoyment of the arts in the greater Morgantown area; and nurturing an alliance between the arts community and the business and industry community.

Sheila Bach
Friends Wilderness Center
Jefferson County
Email: tsiegel@udc.edu
Poetry workshops, nature photography, talks on the arts, gatherings of artists, book discussions, retreats for artists.

Lee Badger/AnvilWorks
Berkeley County
Email: lee@heybadger.com
Lee W. Badger is an artist blacksmith, furniture maker, sculptor and designer craftsman accepting commissions from design professionals, galleries, collectors and homeowners. The Anvil Works studio, forge and art metal workshop is open by chance or appointment: Call 304-754-3282 or visit http://anvilworks.net.

Lee Baker
Greenbrier County
Email: w_lee_b@yahoo.com
Author. "A Tour in Morocco", published by Booklocker.com, September 2001. This is the story of a West Virginia airman who encounters many adventures as an Airman during his Air Force tour in exotic Morocco. Work in progress: "Shafted", a thriller set in the Lewisburg, Rainelle, Beckley areas. Probable release date: fall of 2002. I am available on a limited basis to speak to groups about the writing and POD (publish-on-demand) processes. Please contact my business manager: deecator@yahoo.com Website: http://www.leebakerbooks.com

Steve Balcourt
Braxton County
Photographic Artist
Classical Black and White Silver Chloride and Platinum/Palladium Contact Prints
Web Site: stevebalcourtphoto.com
Email: steve@stevebalcourtphoto.com

Lee Anne Barnes
Marion County
Email: Fancythat@Labs.net
Cloth doll designer; folk & art dolls

Mary Baughman
Kanawha County
Email: unicrn9@aol.com
I am a fine and graphic artist who specializes in fantasy/realism.I paint mostly in acrylics and airbrush.

Marjory Moses
Randolph County
Email: marjm@suddenlink.net
Fine art: oil and pastel painting; photography; gemstone jewelry

Bev Beatty, Free Flow Artworks
Ohio county
Email: freeflow@verizon.net
Wood carving, stained glass. Specializing in miniatures, tesselated reliefs, bark and branch carving, jewelry, suncatchers and window panels. Teach carving, stained glass and other art-related workshops, elderhostels, etc.

Laura Treacy Bentley
Cabell County
Email: LTbentley7@msn.com
Poet

Robert Berchtold
Fayette County
Email: http://mindworksmetalart.com/
Metal Artist

Deanna Guffey Bland
Barbour County
Email: guffeystudios@citynet.net
Paintings, collage on Canvas, Paper; papier mache bowls, jewlery, subjects; myth, symbols, iconic images.

Dennis Regling
Ohio County
Email: captdenno@yahoo.com
I am a professional children's entertainer, balloon twister and magician. I have also authored 3 books for children. website

Blue Maggie
Kanawha County
Email: bluemaggie@suddenlik.net
Blue Maggie, a traditional bluegrass band performs in various venues. Songs performed are pre and post 1946. Cheryl Patrick on vocals and mandolin, Richard Patrick on upright bass and vocals with accompanying musicians.

Mark Blumenstein
Sumbrier County - almost on the line between Summers and Greenbrier
Email: markb@mountain.net
Metal Sculpture from old farm machinery ,tools, and springs. The sculptures are as small as desktop work to large flying machines, that you can sit in and travel to distant worlds . They are kinetic in nature and work with the elements.

The Muse
Online Site: www.i-am-the-muse.com
Email: muse@i-am-the-muse.com
Location: Hardy County, WV
An author and poet whose work evokes thought and emotion. A Diva's Hammer is a celebration of Celtic, Renaissance and Christian/Spiritual Works.

Ace Boggess
Cabell County
Email: aceboggess@aol.com
Novels, poetry, plays: author of Socrates Said, a play (Grimpenmire Press: 1996); Desire's Orchestra, a poetry chapbook (Three-Legged Dog Press: 1998); and several unpublished novels and plays. Work has appeared more than 250 times in publications across the U.S., in Canada, and in England.

Kathy Boland
Kanawha County
Email: birdlip@suddenlink.net
I am interested in painting my life and environment. I do WV road home theme and the Greenbrier gardens and rooms. I do commissioned work. I like to create chaos and problems that I must work out as I paint. It breaks me away from my routine vision and leads to discover.

Cyndi Bolt Designs
Wayne County
Email: info@cyndiboltdesigns.com
Rainbow dyeing specialist. Cocoons, shawls, jackets, tops, vests; knitting yarns. Ethnic inspired garments fashioned from hand dyed handwoven fabrics.

Jo Ann Bowen
Tyler County
Email: joann@rcvideo.com
Stained Glass

Kevin Boyle
Randolph County
Email: kboyle@dnr.state.wv.us
Pottery and sculpture; metal, wood, stone.

Ellen Broudy
Greenbrier County
Email: ebroudy@wvsom.edu
Photographer, color and b&w, varied subjects with recurring themes. Writer, non-fiction, memoir, occasional haiku, member WV Writers, Inc.

Melanie Brown
Lewis County
Email: SFdaughter@aol.com
Poetry writing, journaling, essay writing, Vietnam studies and poetry

Ralph Cale
Drawings by Ralph
Monongalia County
Email: ralphhcale@aol.com
Pencil artist specializing in rich, detailed photo realistic works. Mostly interested in old, weathered or worn subject matter. Also portrait commissions and illustrations for fishing/outdoor magazines or books.

Kelli Campbell
Kanawha County
E-mail: dallas1220@yahoo.com
Writer of fictional novels. Currently working on a romance trilogy. I also write poetry. One of my poems entitled "Heroes" is being published this fall by the International Library of Poetry, in the poetry anthology, The Falling Rain.

Gina Candelori
Mercer County
Email: gmcbc@inetone.net
I make oil and acrylic paintings (portraits a specialy), mixed media sculptures and block prints with a strong environmental or love of nature message. I have recently taken up web design and am working to promote the arts in beautiful historic Bramwell.

Martha Carr
Boone County
Email: marcr111@charter.net
Singer and song writer for about 19 years Mostly gospel. I sing in local area's. I started Communities that Care Club in June 2003 It is an outreach program.Everone is welcome to attend.

Linda E. Case
County: Cabell
Email: tonyslinda1968@yahoo.com
I paint with acrylics--mostly florals and landscapes, but I also paint people I do stained glass mosaics--flower pots, ashtrays, keepsake boxes, landscapes

Christina Casto
Jackson County
Email: ccarver@wvadventures.net
Wood Carving/Sculpture

Frank Ceravalo
Vista Landscapes
Berkeley County
Email: fsceravalo@aol.com
Nature & Landscape Photography. I produce prints, greeting cards, postcards. www.vistawv.com

Kristen A. Costello-Biel
Digital Photography/Lyricist/Poet
Hancock Co./ Cabell Co
Email: Kcostellolmt@hotmail.com- find me on facebook!
Nature & Art is life! Each day is ours to discover new ways to see this world, and to discover new ways to express our individuality...thanks to all of the creative people of West Virginia for inspiring me! I look forward to meeting and working with you in times to come! GOD BLESS!!!

Charleston Ballet
Kanawha County
Email: charlestonballet@newwave.net
Ballet troupe, including American Academy Ballet, the Charleston Ballet's Official School.

Rodney Harper
Horroink Tattoo Studio
Roane County
Phone: 1-304-591-7289 (Shop Number)
Nature & I practice all types, Including...Drawing, Sculpting, Painting, Airbrushing, Multimedia, Animation and with the help of friends I even made a movie. My love for art has also spilled over to Tattooing. I have been a tattoo artist now for over 12 years. I have my own unique style and love everything from the old school to the new art styles. Art is definitely my passion.

Sheila Chipley
Dandelion Gallery
Mercer County
Email: chipleys@concord.edu
Watercolor, Fibers and Crafts, also manage a Gallery in Princeton.

Vickie Clutter
Unique Photography
Harrison County
Email: vclutter@frontiernet.net
Portraiture, Landscape and Nature Photography

Ellie Conlon
Wetzel County
ThistleDew Farm Inc.
Email: info@thistledewfarm.com
"Fine Gifts from the HoneyBee & WV" including gourmet honey products, skin & lip creams, beeswax candles and ornaments, honey bees and pollination.

Cork's Photo Art
Wetzel Co.
Email.Preacherhc@hotmail.com
Scenic photography of West Virginia with some of the coast of Maine and down to Virginia Beach. My favorite Photo Art is Butterflies, Flowers, and other nature items.

Betsy Cox
Echo Valley Pottery
Marshall County
Email: evp@comcast.net
Potter and clay artist

Steven Cox
Harrison County
Email: SCox@access.k12.WV.US
Oil painting, Colored Pencil and Pastel

JoeAnn Crawford
Kanawha County
Email: jodycrawfor@AOL.com
I enjoy all types of water media.

Randy Crawford
Fayette County
Email: mavzpulp@inetone.net
Work primarily in cartoons but dabble somewhat in oil and watercolor painting.

Eadhmonn Ua Cuinn
Randolph County
Email: euacuinn@verizon.net
Stonecarving/Sculpture, An instructor in the Augusta Heritage Center since 1990, Mostly Alabaster and Soapstone from novice to professional levels, ages teens to nineties, Loaner tools supplied.

F. Keith Davis
Logan County
Email: kdavis@woodlandpress.com or, woodlandpressllc@mac.com
Author: The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman; member owner of Woodland Press LLC, a new book publishing company which focuses on authors and artisans from Appalachia.

Kris C. Davis
Berkeley County
E-Mail: kris@davis-kc.com
Professional Lighting and Scenic Designer for Theatre, Dance, Opera, Concerts, Events. I also do Graphic Arts, Paintings, Prosthetic, Scenic Art, Watercolors, Pastel, Photography. http://www.davis-kc.com

Mark Davis, Manager of Over the Summit Gallery
Mercer County
Email: alsih2o@comcast.net
Gallery representing WV artists. Looking to include all media. Space provided for classes. Space provided for visiting artists. Interested in receiving submissions and proposals.

Niffer Dearden
Jefferson County
Email: mcgyvrspaprclip@hotmail.com
I paint, draw, a little of pen and ink and I make jewelry. My specialty is pencil drawing.

Mark DeFoe
Upshur County
Email: defoe@wvwc.edu
I do poetry readings and conduct creative writing workshops(poetry, fiction, non-fiction) for writers of all ages. I have published three books and my work has appeared widely in the US, Canada and Great Britain.

Lynn Degen
Calhoun County
Email: LDegen@wvwise.org
Website Design, Graphic Arts and Paintings

Larry W. Dent
Monongalia County
Email: mv4020@access.mountain.net
Special arts area of interest - sewing - period costumes - hats - wooden flutes - banners with social justice themes.

Ron DeWitt
Fayette County
Email: rdewitt@tamarackwv.com
Glass artist now working as Artisan Services Director for Tamarack

Katy Dillon
WV Highland Dancers
Randolph County
Email: kdillon17@hotmail.com
Performance and competition Highland dance group. Instructor is certified by the British Association of Teachers of Dance.

Dick Dixon
The Dixonary (http://www.dixonary.com)
Hancock County
E-mail: dickdixon@dixonary.com
A full-time freelance writer making my living writing advertising, commercials, brochures, articles, websites, etc. True love: poetry. Also currently working on some short fiction.

Kathleen Doe
Cabell County
Email: darcmoon@aol.com
Drawing, oil painting, pottery.

Eric Domboski
Pocahontas County
E-mail: generalstore@citynet.net
Hillsboro Woodworks & Hillsboro General Store Maker of Shaker-style furniture and 100+ year-old country store http://www.generalstoreandwoodworks.com

Doris *Kate* Dooley,
Nicholas County
Email: WorDance@yahoo.com
I write poetry, short stories and novels. My novel HEARS THE WIND won first place in West Virginia Writers competition in 1995 in the young adults novel category. It was then accepted for publication and should be in print by late summer, 2002.

Maggie Duval
Morgan County
Email: magmedia@intrepid.net
Fiction and non-fiction writer. In my other life I am an internet and computer consultant, and website design, PR, marketing and promotion specialist for artists, writers, musicians, inventors and healing arts practitioners.

Ted Elden
Kanawha County
Email: ted@iName.com
Architect, Photographer, Image Manager, Computer Whiz +Instructor

Diana Emerich
Greenbrier County
Email: DianeJJensen@aol.com
My media is oil bars and oil pastels done (mostly) done on 300 HP paper, plus some on canvas. Subject matter is "off-kilter " (not quite abstract) tablescapes, then some definitely abstract horses in larger paper format.

Lloyd Enoch
Summers County
Email:lloyd.enoch@frontier.com
I make sculpture from recycled metal. My subjects are mostly natural in theme such as birds, flowers, insects, and human form. I also make rails, fence, and gates.

Ervin Publishing Company/www.ervinpublishing.com
Mercer County
Email: ervinpublishingcompany@yahoo.com
Produces books, literature, poetry, spoken word, customized poems and speeches search words: literature, books, poetry, spoken word, writing services

Danny Evans
Mineral County
Email: Fretbuzzbandman@yahoo.com
Singer-songwriter who records and produces original folk-rock-blues songs as a one-man band known as The Fretbuzz Band.

Robyn Eversole, Ph.D.
Harrison County
Email: reversole@hotmail.com
Writer. Author of children's books: The Magic House (1992), The Flute Player/La Flautista (bilingual Spanish/English) (1995), Flood Fish (1995), The Gift Stone (1998) and Red Berry Wool (fall 1999). Also: poet, anthropologist (specialising in economic development). From Clarksburg, lives everywhere, occasionally available for workshops and presentations.

Express Framing & Stained Glass
Kanawha County
Email: Expressframing1@yahoo.com
Stained Glass - Suncatchers, Windows, Mirrors, Ornaments, Farm Windows and custom designs. Our studio is a family owned and operated business. A lot of love goes into each piece of art we create. We are expanding our business and want to fill any custom orders you have. My art is listed in my Ebay Store. The Store name is Appalachian Glass and Gifts Studio. I am also a custom picture framer with over six years experience. www.AppalachianArtsGallery.com

Briana Faith
Kanawha County
Email: RockThisBoat16@aol.com
I am a 16 year old aspiring singer and songwriter. I mostly write lyrics, but I am able to actually write music. I have also written many poems and a few short stories.

Mayssan Shora Farra
Clayville Pottery
Kanawha County
Email:mayssan@clayvillepottery.com
Works in clay from sculpture to functional including baskets, fountains, figurines, serving pieces, candle holders claybeings

Susan L. Feller,
Hampshire County
Email: info@ruckmanmillfarm.com
fiber artist focusing on rugmaking techniques. interested in exhibit opportunities and networking with fellow fiber artists. Surface design to practical rugs.

Stephanie R. Ferrell
Steph F Enterprises, LLC
Kanawha County
E-mail: WVStephF@aol.com
Public relations; marketing; photography; crafts and consignment; poetry; broadcast- and photo-journalist U.S. Army Reserve; award winning poet, model, photographer and speaker; anticipating first book, an anthology, to be published within the next 24 months. http://stephfenterprises.com/. Samples of my photography work can be found under my name on Facebook.

Jeff Fetty, Leaning Oak Forge
Roane County
Email: jfetty@depotltd.com
At Leaning Oak Forge, Jeff Fetty creates high-end custom metalwork for the residential and commercial markets including furniture, sculpture and architectural elements. A line of furniture and accessories is also available for the wholesale and gallery trade.

Patrick Fetty - Patrick Fetty Designs
Monroe County
Email: patrickf@hughes.net
Patrick is a metal sculptor that excels working in several different media. He is presently expressing himself with steel, leaning toward abstract shapes, bending, forging, cutting and welding. Being a former rodeo clown there is quite often a sense of humor in his work
website

Fire and Magic Pottery
Jo St. Myers
Ohio County
Email: FMPOTTERY@cs.com
Maker of functional pots, stoneware and kitchenware. My ware is available at Tamarack, MountainMade.com, Appalachian Gallery in Morgantown, Lambert's Winery in Weston, Wheeling Artisan Center, Greenbriar Resort, Stonewall Jackson Resort and the MorningStar FolkArts, in Hillsboro.

Mark Fleming
Marshall County
Email: jeanvdougherty@aol.com
Oil on canvas scenes of Parkersburg and other West Virginia views

Gayla Flinchum
Braxton County
Email: seadragon682@msn.com
I write poetry and am currently working on a historical romance novel and a mythic type novel. Plenty of other ideas on the way too.

Kyle Flinchum
Braxton County
Email: kflinchum@hotmail.com
I draw in pencil, charcoal, and do Oil Painting. I first draw a section of a dream that stands out to me and duplicate it in pencil or charcoal then enlarge it in oil on canvas.

Anne H. Foreman
Ohio County
Email: sketchesbyanne@comcast.net
Pen & ink and pencil drawings, watercolor and oil paintings including portraits, book illustrations, flowers for note cards and sketches of homes and pets

Timothy Fortune
Logan County
Email: tfortune@woodlandpress.com or, woodlandpressllc@mac.com
Member owner of Woodland Press LLC, a new book publishing company which focuses on authors and artisans from Appalachia. Acquisitions manager. \

Andy Fraenkel
MultiCultural Stories Network
Marshall County
Email: story108@juno.com
I am a storyteller and author. I travel extensively offering storytelling programs of world folktales and myths in many venues, especially for K-12 and in colleges. I also offer coaching and workshops in storytelling, drama and creativity for educators, writers and performing artists. Also see www.sacredvoices.com

Darlene Frederick, The Framer's Gallery
Mineral County
Email: framersgallery@mindspring.com
Specializing in custom framing of all varieties. Also offers watercolor and oil commissioned work.

J. W. Gainer
Hardy County
Email: jwgainer@crosslink.net
Wildlife Painting, acrylic / Muraling

Gallery Eleven
Kanawha County
Email: artist@galleryeleven.com
Gallery eleven is a co- op of WV artists that work in different media from, acrylics, oils, and water color to clay/ pottery and fabric.

Bob Gates
Kanawha County
Email: Bob_Gates@wvwise.org
Filmmaker, Photographer, Theatrical lighting designer. Always interested in exhibition opportunities for my documentary and experimental films, which are in 16mm, as well as my photographic artwork, outside commissions, assignments and projects. 16mm & DV video, 35mm & 4x5 photography. I enjoy photographing artwork.

Charlotte C. Gerlach
Harrison County
Email: ccg541@cs.com
Artist: Original oil paintings ( all subjects ). Also acrylics & pen & ink. I do miniatures to large murals. Also available, limited edition prints , custom framed or shrinkwrapped. Retail and wholesale.

Gerri's Art
Martinsburg, WV. Berkeley County
Email: gbhsug@aol.com
website: www.gerri-art.com
Artist-People, Places & Things. Oils and Acrylics, Portraits, Pets, Murals and Paintings on Wood, Glass and more.

Shaun Goddard
Hancock County
E-mail: happybirthdayfiretruck@hotmail.com
Mixed Media/ Harsh Electronics

Brandon Green
Raleigh County
Email: branjo9983@yahoo.com
Musician - I perform, teach, and lecture on the history of the banjo. I am interested in expanding the development, popularity, and education of the banjo in WV

Connie Haddox
Kanawha County
Email: cehaddox@aol.com
Acrylics on canvas framed in rough wood. My paintings are about country living, from chamber pots to cellars to bathing outside in an old tub.

Judith A. Haid
Hardy County
Email: Millisland@mountain.net
Fine Arts: Watercolor painting, pottery. Nature themes depicting rural life in Applachia.

Myra Bonhage-Hale
Lewis County
Email: lapaix@hughes.net
Website: http://www.lapaixherbfarm.com/
Steward La Paix Herb Farm

Hampshire County Arts Council
Shari Gallery
Email: sgallery@frontiernet.net
Non-profit org. promoting enjoyment of and involvement in all art forms: exhibits, concerts, workshops, art in the schools, readings, book signings, and more. We're interested in coordinating bookings with nearby organizations and in hearing from performers and artists planning to be in or near our area, for possible bookings.

Hard Thymes Ranch
Valerie McDavid
Monroe County
Email: finn2shawl@aol.com
spinning, weaving, felting, knitting with our own fine white Cormo wool grown here on the farm. www.cormobreeder.com

Beth Haney, Rivers Edge Studio
Jefferson County
E mail: bhaneyartist@hotmail.com
Photographer that does digital collage work. Using all my own photographs as sources, I create digital collages in Photoshop. They are printed archivally on fine artist's paper. Historical artifacts are combined with contemporary imagery. Art with an edge.

Donna Harrington
Monongahela County
Email: DZcolor@AOL.com
Sculptor of Wood, Stone,Metal and found objects.

Lynn R. Hartz, Ph.D.
Kanawha County
Email: lynnhartz@juno.com
I am a writer of non-fiction, particularly prison topics, as well as non-fiction,poetry and songs. The novel, And Time Stood Still, is the story of the midwife who delivered the Christ Child. Club Fed Living in a Women's Prison, is a personal experience story. I am included in seven inspirational anthologies, also. I am available as a speaker and presenter of programs of various topics, especially prison issues.

Herman Hayes
Putnam County
Email: hayeswc@worldnet.att.net
Woodcarver

Frederick D. Hays, M.A.
D.N.I. Studio
Kanawha County
Email: fhays@wvwise.org
Fine Arts: Oil Painting, Photography Award-winning Professional Artist; West Virginia Native Themes include Conservation, Nature, Appalachia, Contemporary Life & Perspectives

Teresa Hearl
Monongalia County
Email: TKHearl@aol.com
Morgantown Writers Group, open to established and new writers, meets at Morgantown Public Library. MWG has published the contemporary short story anthology titled *Mist on the Mon*

Heart of the Hills
Raleigh County
E-mail: Heartofthehills@citynet.net
Choose from a line of country and inspiritional individually designed framed poetry or keepsake bookmarks .

Heartwood in the Hills
Artistic Director Jude Binder
Calhoun County
Email: heartwood@wirefire.com
Heartwood in the Hills is a non-profit
school for the arts offering two twelve week programs in the Spring and
Fall. Classes in dance, theatre, music, art, maskmaking.

Peggie B. Hensley
Logan County
E mail: pbhensley@citynet.net
media: Pastel portraits, oil paintings, ceramic sculpture, graphic design

Denise "Denny" Hight
Denny's Stained Glass Studio
Kanawha County
Email: denisehight@newwave.net
Custom leaded panels, wood and leaded glass dividing screens and architectural pieces, cutom doors incorporating stained glass, light fixtures with bronze and slumped glass, stained glass window restoration.

The HiLLBiLLy ArTisT
H. Hinkle
Tucker County
Email: hillbillyartistwv@yahoo.com
Folk Artist- paint funky colorful paintings and wood sculptures in acrylics on found scrap wood. www.hillbillyartist.com

Chris Hoke
Rising Moon Studio
Tyler County
Email: Hoketuttle@cs.com
One of a kind contempory folk art wall hangings with original celtic, folk art, or WV themes. Commissions accepted. Fiber pieces done in wool, cottons. and/or blends. Various techniques -pieced, appliqued, hand or machine quilted, surface embellishments.

Kathleen Hollett/Creative Edge
Cabell County
E-mail: Kathleen@kathleenhollett.com
I am a professional artist who paints primarily with oils. I’ve developed my oil painting technique using painters’ knives. I also enjoy working with pastels and find it to be nice distraction from my main love of oil painting. I’m mainly interested in landscapes, nature, wildlife and still life.

Ron Hollingshead
Marshall
Email: bethron3@earthlink.com
Sculptor, Found Object and Installation. Always looking for more ways to get people to see my work.

Faith S. Holsaert, A Writer's Work
Monongalia
Email: writerwk@adelphia.net
Fiction writer, interested in mentoring creative writing students of all ages; tutoring in English composition; freelance editorial work

Susanna Holstein ("Granny Sue")
Jackson County
Email: susannaholstein@yahoo.com
Granny Sue tells and writes stories from the mountains of West Virginia and beyond. While the focus of her work is Appalachian stories and lore, her repertoire includes world folktales, original material and personal stories. Performances may include ballad singing, puppetry and participation.

Noelle Horsfield
Cabell County
Email: SmileyDog8@aol.com
I work in stained glass mosaic.

Samantha Householder
Hampshire County
Email: proteales@gmail.com
photographer

Marged Howley
Cabell County
Email: howley2@marshall.edu
A kid, with a modicum of talent for writing and a love of (but not even an iota of talent for) playing piano. Nominally published in ~Bound~, ~Black Bear Review~, and the like.

Leann Hughes
Kanawha County
Email:jleannhughes@earthlink.net
Graphic and Fine Artist. Specializing in digital photo restoration and enhancements

Doug Ingalls
Berkeley County
Email: doin@att.net
Traditional music (old-time, bluegrass, folk) and watercolor

Kelley Martin Ingalls
Berkeley County
Email: sweetteasister@att.net
Creative nonfiction and poetry

Kathy Ison of Applesauce Associates
Boone County
Email: ison@newwave.net
Children's author: poetry, picture books, plays, music, and educational activities. Poetry in Teepees are Folded, Story Friends, and Spider Magazine. Newest works: Cat Can't Drive - a picture book/cassette, Poems for Children and Other Small Creatures, Appalachian ABC's. Conducts creative writing and cross-curricular workshops.

Nan Malone Issenberg
Greenbrier County
Email: wynot@charter.net
Writer, interested in environment, social justice, and current events

Jeannie Jackson
Boone County
Email: jjackson@udel.edu
Painter. I work in oil, watercolor and pastel. My newest works are Boone County landscapes and her people. My artistic versatility has been evidenced in recent years in paintings filled with images drawn from dreams, supernatural and mythic worlds, Native American culture, and the artistically common—but endlessly fascinating—realm of birds, beasts, and flowers.

Jamit ! Baskets
Monroe County
Email: jamitbaskets@msn.com
We specialize in one of a kind, and production work baskets. All dyes are done by us, our weaving consists of reed, ash,walnut and honeysuckle, we make over 100 designs.

Hannah Johnson
Hannah's Pottery
Putnam County
Email: hsjohn@mindspring.com
Handthrown stoneware pottery with a maple leaf design

Austin Jones
prints by AJ
Mason County
Email: austin@printsbyaj.com
I do reprints of historical documents, Miniature Books, and Misc. Broadsides.

Norman Jordan
Fayette County
Email: normanjordan@msn.com
I do poetry readings and conduct poetry/playwright workshops for middle school students. I also portray a historical character (Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History) for the WV Humanities Council. I am president of the African American Arts Academy for 13-18 year old people interested in the performing and visual arts and I am director of the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum located in Fayette County, Ansted, West Virginia.

Kirk Judd
Wayne County
Email: taobilly@yahoo.com
Poetry, Performance Poetry, Creative Writing Workshops, Readings, School Presentations

Irving Kay
Morgan County
Email: Pondertex@aol.com
Sculptor, soldering, brazing, welding - steel, copper

Michael Keller
Kanawha County
Email: mike@mikekellerphoto.com
Commercial and Location Photography, Website Design

Ed Klimek
Harrison County
Email: jugheadpotter@juno.com
Pottery, specializing in contemporary face jugs

Rich Knoblich
Marshall County
Email: knoblichr@aol.com
Storyteller and writer. I do original tales, Jack tales, and folktales. I also do writing workshops and demonstrate traditional Appalachian toys. My original work has been published in national magazines such as Country, Storytelling Magazine, and Appalachian Life Magazine.

Margaret H. Knorr, Writing for Life
Kanawha County
Email: mairearad@yahoo.com
I am a writer devoted to teaching, mentoring and coaching others in the practice of journaling and in writing stories from their lives. I enjoy conducting workshops with groups and one-on-one instruction.

Debra Jean Kurth
http://groups.msn.com/WestVirginiaWrites
Cabell/Putnam counties
Email: jus2classy@hotmail.com
I am a published poetess, member of The West Virginia Poetry Society and put together a weekly column for the local papers called"Debbie's Poetry Corner." The newspaper column is to acknowledge some of our local talent. We publish several pieces of poetry a week, it is a great way to get published and get a bit of recognition for your work. Anyone who is a West Virginia poet can submit. Presently am working on trying to get a artists retreat up and going.

League of Independent Artists
Marion Co. WV
Email: Artbam@aol.com
Our group is interested in art shows and classes. Anything pertaining to the art world. Would appreciate information from your organization.

Linda S. Landis
Hampshire County
Email: featherartist@hotmail.com
Visual artist-painting-on a variety of mediums: canvas, turkey tail feathers, saws and wood Work is on display at Tamarack in Beckley, the Glass-House Studio, The Bottling works and Mountain Top all in Romney and Blackwater Falls Lodge in Davis, WV.

The Linn Pottery Studio and Gallery
Ohio County
Email: linnpottery@yahoo.com
Functional stoneware (kitchenware) and porcelain created by potter, Paul Latos. Pottery is available at Tamarack, Appalachian Gallery in Morgantown, Wheeling Civic Garden Center (Oglebay Park), the Wheeling Artisan Center, and the Linn Pottery Studio and Gallery,Wheeling, WV. Each item is an original work of art as each is handcrafted using traditional wheel throwing and hand building methods.

Gretchen Moran Laskas
Barbour County
Email: gretchenmlaskas@aol.com
I am the author of the novel, THE MIDWIFE'S TALE (The Dial Press, April 2003), set in Barbour County, in the earlier part of the 20th century. My website is www.gretchenlaskas.com

Rick Lee
Kanawha County
Email: ricklee@rickleephoto.com
Pastel artist (specializing in buildings and street scenes featuring historic architecture) and commercial photographer (specialist in corporate-image photography)

Patt Legg
Greenbrier County
Email: pattspics@yahoo.com
Creating oils in the Flemish Realism technique. Working studio/gallery in Frankford,WV. Offering original oils and fine art prints---taking commissions for professional portraits, pet portraits

Bil Lepp
Fayette County
Email: bil.lepp@alumni.duke.edu
I am a storyteller and writer: five-time champion of the WV Liars Contest, one time champ of the Augusta Heritage Festival Liars Contest. I tell original tall tales and traditional stories. My book, The Monster Stick and Other Tales, was recently published by August House9.

Steve Lewis
Cabell County
Email: lewis2112@excite.com
Wildlife illustrations created digitally or in gouache / watercolors.

George M. Lies
Monongalia County
Email: glies@wvu.edu
Short story writers published in anthologies. Teaches various short story, creative writing workshops, with incentive of "hands-on" activities and/or manuscript "critique" services.

Terry Lively, The Lively Arts
Kanawha County
Email: LivelyHeart@aol.com
Produces watercolors and pastels focusing on West Virginia scenes, also accepts consignment work

R.J. Loyd
Theatrical Designs and Technology
Kanawha County
Email: TheaDes@aol.com
Lighting and sound for concert and theatrical events

Lost River Artisans Cooperative
Hardy County
Email: lrac@hardynet.com
An organization of more than 90 artisans and supporters who display and sell juried work in an historic bank barn in Lost River. We welcome new consignors who produce quality handcrafted items or art.

Jennifer Mallory McBee
Morgan County
Email: mallorygallery@hotmail.com
Painter of landscapes from imagination and memory; taking the viewer far off into the distance to a land never seen. Also, Creator of MiniMasterpieces- 1"x1" paintings that you can wear. Having a July 19th, 2002 exhibit opening at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs.

Honor McCain
Monongalia County
E-mail: mccainh@adelphia.net
Poet, Tutor, Freelance Writer and Vocalist. Can tutor in English composition and mentor creative writing students. Interested in freelance writing for various publications (have previously written for Marshall magazine and The Huntington Quarterly, among others). Experienced singer - Available for weddings, baptisms, funerals, sports events, etc. (if accompanist provided).

Connie McCallister
Cabell County
Email: cmcc1954@aol.com
I make scaled dollhouse miniatures, dinnerware and planters in ceramic, buildings and furniture in wood, and flowers with paper.

Patty McCarty
Marion County
Email: elf@mountainelves.com
Old World Santas & Christmas Collectables. The unique designs are the result of Patricia McCarty's interpretation of Christmas legends and customs from around the world. Each doll is individually designed with a hand-sculpted face. Signed, dated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and folklore.

Kate McComas
Cabell County
Email: katherine304@netscape.net
Weaver

David W. McDaniel
Putnam County
Email: david.w.mcdaniel@verizonmail.com
Author, primarily poetry, short stories and children's books. Most recent work; "The Selfish Lizard" children's book.

McDowell Board of Parks & Recreation
McDowell County
E-mail: mcdpr@ctilink.net
Description: We are the parks & rec. org. for McDowell County, located in Southern West Virginia. We are a non-profit organization, not supported by local government. We offer special events such as the County Fair, each July, and are always in need of artists to perform.

"Barrelhouse Bonni" McKeown
Hampshire County
Email: barrelhbonni@hotmail.com; phone 304-874-3887
Blues piano and vocals: have piano will travel, to festivals, parties, conferences, coffeehouses, clubs. Also: blues workshops for youth, adults and seniors on blues history and music.

Madrigal Singers of Clarksburg, Don Gardner director
Harrison County
Email: dgardner55@yahoo.com
We are a traditional Elizabethan Madrigal ensemble of 14 singers, dedicated to performing music of the Renaissance. We present two concerts per year in period cosume -- a Christmas performance and a Spring/Summer performance

Marie Manilla
Cabell County
Email: manilla@marshall.edu
Prose writer of short stories, novel, plays, and screenplays.

Many Artists Serving Children (MASC)
Wyoming County
Email: kathya@citynet.net
MASC is a nonprofit organization of artists that provides free art classes to disadvantaged children and youth. Members must work with MASC to set up programming in their communities and they get paid to teach classes.

Shawn Marra
Harrison County
Email: galew10@hotmail.com
writer, artist, publisher, songs, public performer

Robert J Mazzaferro
Putnam County
Email: Mazzaferro@aol.com
painting and mixed media

Susan Messenger
Harrison County
Email: holdthemess@msn.com
I have taught "Oil" medium. I also paint theater drops for backgrounds of plays and recitals, this media is 30 X 100 ft. paintings in acrylic.

Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company
Wood County
Email: movdance@wirefire.com
WV First and Only touring Dance Company. Concerts,Story Ballets, Lecture Demonstrations and the highly acclaimed "School Days Performing Arts Series" for public school children. Booking available all Season.

Colt Mills
Marion County
Email: gothicalpha@webtv.net
Pencil artist? I draw odd items, art noir perhaps. Mainly along the lines of comic book style art with some serious works. I also hobby as a freelance director/ filmaker.

Anne Montague
Kanawha County
Email: managingbetter@earthlink.net
Writer of poetry, essays, newspaper articles, songs, educational writing, children's stories, and projects that promote the state and its people and culture. Editor of most kinds of writing. Help produce broadcast programs. Help in public affairs and public relations.

Dian Moore - Hands for Hope
Marshall County
Email: edmoore@stratuswave.net
The media you practice, or your organization's interest, in your own words. I am a writer, web designer and photographer; I write for Christian magazines and also write fiction. I am a nature and animal photographer and specialize in outdoor portraiture and landscapes. Currently, I write three monthly columns online; edit a magazine and design websites for other writers.

Mark Tobin Moore
Kanawha County
Email: mtobinm@earthlink.net
Poetic and ironic expressions of our life and times done with collage, assemblage and acrylic paint on wood and canvas.

Phyllis Wilson Moore
Harrison County
Email: Scoutdil@aol.com
Various programs to promote the multicultural literary history of WV. Target audience: students, educators, librarians, bookstores' staff, writers, tourist, elderhostels. Programs include displays of selected books, overview of WV's major literary award winners and photographs of many authors.

Cherry Morgan
Pendleton County
Email: avaloned@earthlink.net
I sing lead or back-up vocals, play back-up guitar and write songs of traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Seeking other musicians to form a bluegrass band or join an existing band. I am willing to travel for shows and have a demo CD available.

Dale Morton Studio Mascot Costumes
Putnam County
E-Mail: DMSMascots@aol.com
Website: www.dalemortonstudio.com
DMS creates custom-designed, custom-sculpted mascot character costumes for sale and rental. Located at 2732 Second St., Hurricane, WV. 1-877-4COSTUME

Laura Moul
Cabell County
lauramoul@aol.com
Master Photographer, Certified Professional Photographer, specializing in landscapes and nature. Work at Tamarack, Art Company of Davis etc. www.moulphotography.com

Mountain Echoes, Storytellers
Jo Ann Dadisman and June Riffle
Preston/Marion counties
Email: jdadisman@aol.com or jeriffle@aol.com
We are native WV storytellers who share the oral traditions of the mountains and the Appalachian region. We offer performances to all groups and ages and provide workshops involving storytelling on subjects tailored to specific needs (i.e.: Importance of storytelling with pre-schoolers; telling scary stories; sharing family stories, etc.). Trained as educators, we also inject mountain folklore into our tellling.

Mountain State Fiber Artists
Hampshire County
Email: info@mountainstatefiberartists.org
Mountain State Fiber Artists, statewide, begun in Hampshire County. An umbrella organization for all fiber artist medium in the state. Monthly groups around state, Spring and Fall meetings. www.mountainstatefiberartists.org Looking for other fiber artists for exhibits, conferences.

Mountain Thyme
Kanawha, Putnam and Roane Counties
Email: pcurry@citynet.net
Mountain Thyme is a band of four women whose songs and tunes reflect the influence of our state's Irish, Scottish, and English heritage.Their music - multi-layered harmonies, unaccompanied songs, traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes,and original compositions - has been described as "Appalachian Celtic". Performances include schools, museums, festivals, concerts, and special events.

Mountain Vision - Marilla, Inc
Email mv4020@access.mountain.net
Monongalia County
Tax exempt non-profit - Organized to promote and facilitate artists and cultural awareness. PO Box 890 Morgantown, WV 26505 - Phone 296-3008 Fax 302-291-3097 Special areas of interest: jewelery making, sewing, painting sculpture, dance and music.

Jeanne Mozier
Morgan County
Email: star@intrepid.net
Creative Non-fiction Writing

Deborah Novak
Cabell County
Email: novak1@marshall.edu
Documentary filmmaker and actress

Elizabeth Neumann. vice president Artworks Around Town, an art gallery in downtown Wheeling
Ohio County
Email: lizart7@aol.com
Acrylic painting and computer generated art

John D. Nugent, Chained God Productions
Co-residence in Boone and Cabell Counties
Email: verdi26@hotmail.com (personal), chainedgod@hotmail.com (production company)
Composer, Playwright, Screenwright, Actor

Lesia Null
Putnam County
E-Mail: glassamulet@hotmail.com
I have a glass bead studio in Hurricane WV, The Glass Amulet. The studio is open Tue-Sat, 10-4. Demonstrations daily. In the studio I create glass beads & sculpted leaves that are used in my own unique designs.

Leslie Nutting
Leslie G. Nutting Fine Art
Ohio County
leslie.nutting@gmail.com
http://leslienuttingfineart.com/
I am a West Virginia painter specializing in figures, portraits and landscapes. 
Please see my website http://leslienuttingfineart.com/ for more information.

The Old Brick Playhouse
Randolph County
Email: missy@theoldbrick.org
The Old Brick Playhouse is a professional touring theatre headquartered in the heart of the Allegheny highlands, and we do locally based educational theatre programs for children and youth. www.theoldbrick.org

Steve Opet
Hancock County
Email: hooah_US@yahoo.com
Mixed media (primarily black & white) drawings using photos as reference. Please check out my website. http://www.steveopet.com/

J.P. Owens
Kanawha County
Email: owensart@hotmail.com
Printmaker utilizing many combinations of techniques to create both abstract and realistic images.

Jayna Parsley
Putnam County
Email: www.jaynaparsley.com
Country music singer/songwriter from Putnam Country and is in the process of recording her debut record. Look for it to be released early next year. She could possibly be West Virginia's next Kathy Mattea.

Cheryl Patrick
Kanawha Co.
Email: kanawha123@yahoo.com
bluegrass singer-songwriter, musician, fiction writer and editor

Karen Pennebaker
Gilmer County
Email: KarenLane@aol.com
Paintings, block prints, mixed media, dreamcatchers, jewelry; computer typesetting and manuscript design; illustrations and maps.

Performing Arts Series at Shepherd College
Rachael Meads, Director
Jefferson County
Email: rmeads@shepherd.wvnet.edu
Presenting diverse series of high quality music, theater, dance, literary performances for the Eastern Panhandle including the annual Appalachian Heritage Festival. Special emphasis placed on building new audiences and sharing meaningful experiences for community members through outreach activities and residencies.

Alex Petkov
Monongalia County
Email: greenkov@prodigy.net
Classical Guitar for concerts, weddings, parties, corporate events and other live music.

Lilly Phipps
Berkeley Co
Email: waya_lilly07@hotmail.com
Sculpter, lost-wax casting artisan, and decorative painter. Currently seeking a sculpture degree at Shepherd U. I create tabletop and outdoor sculpture. I will take commissions for sculpture, castings of other work/objects, and decorative interior painting (faux techniques, murals, stencils)

Anna Pishner,
Allegro Dance Company
Harrison & Ohio Counties WV
Email: Expressions01@comcast.net
Dance Educator, Choreographer and Performer with a BA degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University and certified in Stott Pilates. Has performed throughout the US and Italy. Available for workshops, lectures and special events throughout the state.

A Poet's Treasury in West Virginia
Berkeley County
email: mona2001@comcast.net
Published author The Blue Ridge Mountain Poet includes personalized poetry, books written of the Blue Ridge Mountains, short stories and events for artists in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. website: http://www.authorsden.com/monaradams

Amy Charette Post
Marion County
Email: Amy C Post@aol.com
Watercolor and Photography

L. Andrew Price III
Kanawha County
Email: LAndrewPrice@aol.com
Painting, Photography, and Illustration/Graphic Arts

Cindy Timms Pulice
Harrison County
Email: Got2tanz@Aol.com
Musical theatre performer/director/choreographer. Member of Actor's Equity Association since 1989. Appeared in the international companies of "Cats", "42nd Street", and "West Side Story". Available for workshops and lectures.

Mary Rayme
Randolph County
Email: maryrayme@verizon.net
Graphic Design, Marketing, Corporate identity Over 15 years experience in graphic design and advertising. Member AIGA.

Brenda Reed
Lewis County
Email: swordflames@hotmail.com
Interests: folk arts, rughooking, quilting, embroidery and spangle needlework, sounding sculptures, environmental sculptures, public art, pique assiette (shardware), religious art, photography, and more

Daniel Reed
Putnam County
Email: dreed@ezwv.com
Poet and Actor

Heidi M. Richardson
Kanawha County
Email: ivyhmr@mailcity.com
Media: Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Poetry, and various combinations thereof.

The RiffRaff Arts Collective
Mercer County
Email: riffraffarts@yahoo.com
We are a collective of visual and performing artists who share a space in downtown Princeton. We have a fine art gallery, artist studios and a live performance/classroom space. Our mediums are photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, music, recording arts and more. www.theriffraff.net

Emily Ritchey
Cabell County
Email: emilyritchey@hotmail.com
Oil and Watercolor Painting. I am also involved in Set Painting and Mural Painting.

Jill Klein Rone
New World Theater Company
Morgan County
Email: jillkr@earthlink.net or jill@newworldtheater.com
The New World Theater Company has been providing quality theatrical experiences in West Virginia, regionally, nationally and internationally for almost 30 years. New World presents a variety of performances including music and mirth, environmental awareness and residency programs for schools, and interactive murder mysteries.

Jane Marie Rosenbohm
Wood County
Email: planejane@suddenlink.net
A professional concert classical guitarist presenting virtuoso guitar music for concerts, Arts-in-Education Programs, and receptions. A very versatile performer that plays music from classical to contemporary that will please all audiences. Jane has performed and taught guitar for over 40 years and has taught guitar at WVU-Parkersburg for over 25 years. Website at www.janeguitar.com

Carol Ross
Bonnett Run Basketry
Gilmer County
Email: carolross@neumedia.net
Honeysuckle baskets

Wayne Rowand
Monongalia County
Email: zenguitar2003@yahoo.com
Eight-string classical guitar player available for performance, currently giving recitals with repertoire ranging from 1530 to the present. Also available for weddings, banquets, private functions. Lessons available from beginner to advanced in classical, rock, pop, jazz, etc.

Rug Hooking
Monongalia County
Email: mrussell@mountain.net
Women hooking strips of wool fabric or yarn through burlap, cotton or linen meet every Saturday in Morgantown. All are invited to observe, learn and hook.

Elvin Sanders
Mercer County
Email: erdesign@citlink.net
I like to make wax and clay figure sculptures, make molds for casting the pieces also. I use plaster, clay, natural latex rubber metal and cement. Eventhough I like sculpting best, I also like drawing, computer graphics, photography and photo editing.

Joe Santoro: Wonderment Puppet Theater
Berkeley County
Email: WondermentPuppets@yahoo.com
Puppetry arts. Wonderment Puppet Theater is the only full time puppet children theater in WV. We have 2 shows every Sat and Sun, 12 noon and 2pm. We also have a hands on exibit hall for children, with all types of puppets, a resource puppetry library, and a gift shop. We have summer workshops for Pre - high school, in puppet making and performing puppets.www.geocities.com/WondermentPuppets

Robert L. Saunders
Berkeley County
Email: robertlsaunders@tommytownnovel.com
Author of novels: Tommytown, The Boys From Tommytown - Mother's Dramas set in Washington County, MD during the 1950's; Quarter of a Second - Baltimore mystery of corporate murder and deceit; All novels are based on real people and true events. www.tommytownnovel.com

Stephen A. Schrum
University of Charleston Dept. of Speech & Drama
Kanawha County
Email: sschrum@uchaswv.edu
Theatre

SteppingStones
www.steppingstoneswv.org
abilitywv@hotmail.com
400 Mylan Park Lane
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone #(304) 983-STEP (7837)
Fax # (304) 983-8037

Roxanne Shields, US Country Wildflowers
Jefferson County
Email: roxymark@frontiernet.net
Watercolor, acrylic paintings of wildflower arrangements, fields, American country genre such as cowboy boots, ponies, farms. www.uscountrywildflowers.com

Steve Scott
Putnam County
Email: sscott007@aol.com
Watercolor, pencil, mixed media, photography. Experience ranges from graphic design to film directing to copy writing/editing. Interested in networking with other artists for the love of the craft and the admiration of good art. Reinvigorated after two decades of hibernation. No longer available for hire or for commercial projects. "I'art pour I'art."

James Shumate, Muralist
Painted Images, Inc.
Jefferson County
Email: gilnarrogarcia@comcast.net
Website: www.artworkshumate.com
We're a design studio in Harpers Ferry. Our work includes murals, wall textures, stenciling and other wall treatments for home and office. We've been in business in the Panhandle for over 15 years. www.muralsandyou.com

Dianna Simms
Kanawha County
Email: barrocksareus@aol.com
Member of Allied Artists of West Virginia. Currently living in Pendleton County and affiliated with the Water Street Gallery in Petersburg, WV. Address is PO Box 10, Upper Tract, WV 26866. Phone is 358-3621.

Richard B. Sink, Mountaineer Wood Industries
Upshur County
Email: richard_sink@hotmail.com
Mountaineer Wood Industries is a company dedicated to providing quality custom furniture, cabinets, shelves, chairs, tables, bread boards, chests, benches, and whatever the client needs. We bring forth the beauty and practicality of a myriad types of wood; including sustainable Appalachian hardwoods like Cherry, Oak, Black Walnut, and Curly Maple. http://www.mountaineerwoodindustries.com

Barbara Smith
Barbour County
Email: smith_b@ab.edu
Writer available for readings and/or workshops, any age group. Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoirs, "free" writing. Published extensively including over 300 poems and short stories and feature and journal articles, two novels, seven books of nonfiction.

Shelly L. Solberg ~ Vue Fine Art & Design
Taylor County
Email: ssolberg@fairmontstate.edu
Two and three-dimensional media and design. I am a graphics technology instructor at Fairmont State University and am passionate about the creation and promotion of fine art and design. Visit www.geocities.com/vuefineart for more details.

Stanley Sporny
Cabell County
Email: sporny@marshall.edu
Oil Painting

Tammie Stackhouse
Kanawha County
Email: Jewelsjaded27@aol.com
Poetry and song writer of all sorts from inspirational to very dark. Always interested in working with others. Visit my poetry at a site called the starlite café. www.thestarlitecafe.com to look me up, you have to type in Lostangel28 under poets.

Michael W. Stiles, Musselman High School Theatre Department
Berkeley County
Email: lmstiles@earthlink.net
E ducational and community theatre

Sticks and Stones
Sharon Simmons
Greenbrier County
Email: sharonfaymus@hotmail.com
I make rustic tables from wood and grapevine with stone tops. You can view my work at www.artwanted.com/sharonfaye. I sell at galleries, festivals, and my shop.

Ross Straight
Upshur County
Email: restraight@verizon.net
Watercolor, pastel, oil, graphite &(sculpture) wood, clay, stone, bronze, plaster

Joseph G Stanley
Kanawha County
Email: jgstanley@charter.net
Photographer specializing in fine-art photography and portraits; poet

Johanna Stoneking
Harrison county
Email: jstoneking@ma.rr.com
Photogrpahy: landscape, portrait, nature, animals/pets

Stowell Galleries & B&B
Jefferson County
Email: wstowell@earthlink.net
We at Stowell Galleries work with other Appalachian Artists, Artisans, Architects, Designers, Craftspeople, and Contractors as well as guests from around the world. We specialize in Historic Preservation and Organic Designs.

Gerald D. Swick
Harrison County
Email: jagdhistory@access.mountain.net
Freelance writer: magazine, newspaper, advertising and promotional copy. Teaches Writing for Publication classes and seminars. 1999 West Virginia Press Association award-winner. Over 300 nonfiction articles and several pieces of short fiction published.

Tamaki Art
Braxton County
Email: tamaki@tamakiart.com
A hand drawn portrait of your loved one captures the moment in a unique way. It is a great gift idea for anyone and much more personal than a photograph.

Esther Thayer, Wildlife Saw Blade Artist
Grant County
Email: LarryRebaMills@aol.com
Paint any type or any size saw blade--circular blades, hand saw, crosscut saws, etc. Custom work. Specialize in WILDLIFE. Have a large inventory of painted wildlife saw blades. Most saw blades are sealed with a high-gloss finish.

David Lee Thompson
Cabell County
Email: DLThomp43@aol.com
Writer and retired West Virginia teacher, Thompson first introduced his readers to his 1940s and '50s Appalachian boyhood in "A Framework for Happiness," which appeared in a book entitled The Life Writing Class. Now, in River of Memories, he shares the rest of these humorous and heartwarming stories of lean times and abiding love. Visit www.iUniverse.com or call 1-877-823-9235.

Fay Thompson
Jackson County
Email: thompsongd@citynet.net
Much published fiction writer in the US and abroad. Winner of West Virginia Arts and Humanities Fellowship Award for Literature and current president of West Virginia Writers. Mentoring, critiquing and workshops. 304-372-9889

Patricia Timbrook
Mineral County
Email: patriciatimbrook@charter.net
Painter in Acrylics and mixed media done in my "abstract refracting" technique. Takes personal and business commissions.

Nancy C. Toothman / Mountain Mama Studio
Marion County
Email: nan@nanart.us
I have been a practicing artist for many years and have primarily exhibited mixed media pieces. I have received awards for work with sculptural gourds, in photography and in 3D and 2D mixed media. Currently I am particularly interested in interacting with other artists and participating in acrylic painting classes and perhaps mixed media workshops. I am fluent in computer graphics.

Mark A. Trail
Putnam Co.
Email: m18t45a@comcast.net
Heritage Review Children's Programming, an interactive pioneer workshop for children and adults. Our program goal is to teach about life in the 1800's. Main time line, 1845 to 1865. Our program is brought to your school or public event.

Dolores (DEE) Trent
Kanawha County
Email: DeeLight321@aol.com
Abstract artist, writer, musician

Susan Tschantz
Cabell County
Email: stschantz@suddenlink.net
Artist

Betty Tustin
Tyler County
Email: Email-betty.tustin@gmail.com
I teach classes in the fiber arts, such as tatting, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting and beading at my studio.

Samantha Viands
Jefferson County
Email: sviands2@comcast.net
Graphic Designer, Middle School Art Teacher, Oil Painter, Pencil Drawings

Gail Anderson Vincent / Clay Art By Gail
Preston County, WV
Email: info@clayartbygail.com
Clay Artist specializing in functional and hand-painted pottery and jewelry incorporating sterling silver, leather, hemp and handmade clay beads. Gallery/Showroom in Kingwood, WV 304-329-0017 www.ClayArtByGail.com

Connie Von Bruton
Wood County
Email: cdvonbruton@live.com
I am an author. Prestently I write romance novels. My books are sold on the Internet and through local book stores.

Christina Vorreyer
Mahkah Displays, LLC
Berkeley County
E-Mail: info@mahkahdisplays.com
Full-service exhibit & theme producer which design and fabricate for museums, zoos, visitor centers, trade shows, events, or any venues requiring creative designing and fabrication

Beverly Walker
Wood County
Email: bkwalker@windstream.net
Fiber artist and instructor. Many awards. Concentration in tapestry handweaving, silk painting, coiled baskets/sculpture, and creative stitchery. Will travel to teach seminars.

Tanya C. Warwick, M.D.
Mosaic Doc Studio
Kanawha County, WV
Eamil: cvamd@aol.com
Mosaic Art- Beautiful one of a kind mosaic creations by mosaic artist Tanya Warwick. Artist utilizes stained glass, glazed/unglazed ceramic/porcelain tile, handmade tiles, venetian tesserae, and many other unique media to create beautiful mosaic pieces.

Steve Watts, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Charleston
Kanawha County
Email: SWatts@uchaswv.edu
Painter, Printmaker

West Virginia Filmmakers Guild
Bob Gates, president
Email: Bob_Gates@wvwise.org
A loose statewide network of film and video makers, and those interested in filmmaking and video production

West Virginia State Folk Festival and Country Store Museum
Gilmer County
Email: wvstatefolkfestival@yahoo.com
Heritage arts, crafts, music and culture of the Appalachian Mountains, especially WV. Annual festival plus a museum, with interest in expanding into workshop presentation and other educational endeavors

West Virginia Wood Arts LLC
Berekely County
Email: gmckinney@westvirginiawoodarts.com
We are wood carvers, and laser artists in 3-d laser art and other media. www.westvirginiawoodarts.com

West Virginia Writers, Inc.
Fay Thompson, President
Email: wvwriters@citynet.net
WV Writers is the largest statewide organization serving writers in West Virginia, a sustaining organization that promotes an environment for fostering the written word and literary arts, including an annual writers' conference at Cedar Lakes in June.

Kenneth D Westfall
Pine Hill Pottery
Ritchie County
Email: pinehill@ruralnet.org
Wheel-thrown functional stoneware pottery fired in a natural gas downdraft kiln. Mostly utilitarian pots, such as casseroles, pie plates, mugs, pitchers, bowls, steamers, colanders, glazed in semi-matte and glossy earthtones and blues.

Wheeling Metro Chapter
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
Ohio County
Email: rabel1949@aol.com
Keeping alive Barbershop harmony in the USA. Annual show in November.

Bill Whipple
Union, WV
Email: whipplebill@hotmail.com
Discipline: Theatre

Carolyn White
Preston County
Email: cwhite5@gl.umbc.edu
Stained Glass, many years experience. Graphic Design for print & Book Design. I have a one page website. I am investigating Publishing and am interested in local West Virginia historic tales of personal challenges either real or imagined.

Philann M. White
Kanawha County
E-Mail: appalachian.eyes@verizon.net
Stained Glass Artist and Designer, Teacher http://www.geocities.com/wvhighland

Sherrell R. Wigal
Wood County
Email: sherrellwigal@yahoo.com
Written Poetry & Performance Poetry and Creative Writing Workshops

Stan Wikle Gospel Music Promotions
Mercer County
E -mail: info@gospelmusicconcerts.com
Christian music concert promoter featuring full-time, professional artists. Services available throughout West Virginia. Clients include fairs, festivals, civic organizations, private business and churches. Fifteen years experience. Visit online at www.gospelmusicconcerts.com

Wild GinSang Music
Connie Townsend & Dave Parker
Randolph County
Email: mail@ginsangmusic.com
National award winning songwriters (MerleFest 2003, first place; top-ten finalists at Mountain Stage New Song Festival 2003), musicians and teachers. On staff at Augusta Heritage Festival 2002 & 2003. Music is being used in a 4 hour PBS documentary on Appalachia scheduled to air in the spring of 2004. Available for performances or workshops in songwriting, basic guitar and vocal work. www.connietownsend.com

Chris Wiley
Marion County
Email: chrisatan@webtv.net
I am a songwriter and a poet.i am also a musician.i play guitar and keyboards.i am also a freelance director/filmaker with colt mills......i have some interest in drawing and painting.

Jennifer M. Williams
Raleigh and Jefferson Counties
Email: maybee25@hotmail.com
Painting Major at Shepherd College (junior) Acrylics, B&W Photography, Printmaking

John Wesley Williams
Greenbrier County
Email: jwilliams5@earthlink.net
Designer and craftsman of fine furniture

West Virginia Blues Society
Jack Rice
Kanawha County
Email: bkravenhawk@hotmail.com
The W.V. Blues Society is a 501(C)3 Non Profit Organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the history and heritage of Blues Music as an American art form through education, activities and events.

Cartoon Fun with J.D.Williamson
James Williamson
Wood County
Email: cartoonstogo@hotmail.com
W.V. Cartoonist, Illustrator & Singing Storyteller performs all three acts at the same time for School Assemblies & Libraries with his Reading Programs/ Appalachian True and Tall Tales.

Laure Williamson
Cabell County
Email: lpwillia@marshall.edu
Oil Painting

J.R. Wilson
Kanawha County
Email: creeate@hotmail.com
Pencil and watercolor mostly

Norma L. Winter
Kanawha County
Email: winternlw@msn.com
I am a watercolorist who is especially interested in using YUPO as a ground, rather than paper. Although I am new to art, I am working very hard. I would like to hear from anyone who is interested in sharing what they have learned about art. My primary interest is improvement, but I would do commissions, if someone were interested in my work.

Mark Wolfe Design
Kanawha County
Email: mark@markwolfedesign.com
Graphic Designer, Advertising Strategies, photography and pastels.

Carl & Jody Wright/WSG Gallery
Berkeley County
Email: carl@wsggallery.com
Abstract Stone Sculptor - Carl. Artist/Sculptor accepting interior and exterior abstract sculpture commissions for: business & commercial lobbies, distinctive seating, landscape sculpture, garden sculpture, and public art. Sculptures from table top to monumental. Painter – Jody. Artist/painter/author accepting painting commission for her companion animal series painting. In her companion animal portraits, Jody portrays the joyful, loving spirit of the animal. I want to convey what is beneath the outside parameters and inward to the heart and soul

Mara Zyzka
Kanawha County
Email: mara.zyzka@marshall.edu
Fine art photography, electronic media.

Karen Vuranch, WV Enterprises.
Fayette County
Email: karen@wventerprises.com
Storyteller, actress and writer.

Gene Worthington, WV Enterprises
Fayette County
Email: gene@wventerprises.com
Actor, theatre director.