Melissa Moore found a set of antique chairs on the side of the road and decided to paint them in Alice in Wonderland colors including teal, black and pink. Then she reupholstered the seats in a black and white checkered pattern seat. Then she got an old tea pot, cups and saucers from Goodwill and painted them to match. Later she sold the chairs on Craig’s list.
Francis Scott Key High School and Mount St. Mary's University graduate Sarah Gawens is featured in a duet show with Fred Nastvogel that opened Wednesday, May 1 and runs through June 24 at Off Track Art in Westminster.
The carved scene of Chip’s Honky Ton” will be shown at the Carroll Carvers Show to be held April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm at the Robert Moton Center in Westminster. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 16 are free. The first 25 children who attend get free soap carving kits.
Sykesville native Matthew Bird’s watercolor “Magnolia Still Life” will be on exhibit at the American Watercolor Society’s (AWS) 152nd annual show, April 1 through April 21 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
After retiring from DART Container Company in Hampstead three years ago, John Long, of Westminster, decided to start doing artwork again. He wanted to see if he could still draw and decided to draw a dog, which came out well. Long decided to take art classes at the Westminster Senior Center.
From the early 2000s to mid-2000s, a square princess cut became the fashion. Recently, cushions and ovals and rose gold have become trends. A cushion is a pillow top look. It is a cross between a princess cut, a round and an emerald cut. Retail has changed.
James Crist is a local train enthusiast and craftsman living in Westminster. Crist first got interested in trains when he came out of the Navy in 1966. About the same time, he purchased a set of HO trains with a steam engine.
Lisa Katz is an artist in her own right. She used to do oil painting and has started using acrylic. Lately, she has been moving into 3-D art. When pursuing her graduate degree at McDaniel College, she fell in love with jewelry making in Linda Van Hart’s class.
Carl Martens is a local photographer who lives at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. Martens began to take photographs in 1996. He currently uses a Cannon EOS with either a 28-550-mm lens or a 28-300-mm lens.
Her favorite thing to do is custom artwork. Slaterbeck designs everything from custom tattoos to wedding invitations, logos and special pieces of artwork. She also creates unique portraits that turn a person into a piece of artwork that both is timeless and reflects the personality of the subject.
Christine Mercer-Vernon is a regional artist participating in the current show at Carroll Community College titled Phantom Narrative. The show is being held at the Scott Gallery through Nov. 2 and was organized by Art Department Chair Jessi Hardesty,
Pappas merged the art of photography with the digital world. He started utilizing it as a business and to create his personal image. Then he began to make edits for other people. Pappas is well known in the skateboarding industry.
Nearly 20 years ago, Lettie wanted to learn to do china painting to decorate tiles for her kitchen and bathroom. She was successful and painted images of flowers on her tiles. Lettie studies china painting under Terri Koenig of Rosebud Studios.
Monique Staveley, an artist from Eldersburg, is currently attending McDaniel College and recently had her artwork displayed in the Honors Art Show titled “Plastics and Pigments,” which was on view at the Rice Gallery on campus during March.
Linda Heine is a local amateur bird photographer from Taneytown. Heine began taking photographs with her cell phone in 2015. She began to take photographs of Bald Eagles at Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Dawn Pritchard is the proprietor of Silver Linings Lavender in Westminster. Pritchard had a natural talent for art as she grew up. She did painting and sculpting. Although she did painting, Pritchard never had a specific style until later. She calls it “experimental.”
In the spirit of true artistic creativity, Eleanor Tatreaux and Gerard Lonesome from the planet Zebulon are currently having an art show titled “Three Words” at Birdie’s Cafe in Westminster. The show began in March and runs through April at 233 E. Main St. in the main room of the cafe.
When Angie Myers Martinez was 5 years old, she and her sister drew and made their own paper dolls. They did that for hours. By watching family members do artwork, she always looked at things with an artist’s eye. She loves color and texture.
Derek Williams is a regional artist currently showing his original acrylic and oil paintings at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster Gallery at the Carroll County NonProfit Center in Westminster. The show, “A New Year in Art,” began Jan. 12 and runs through May 18.
Sharon Gribbin-Lindemon is a local artist from New Windsor. Gribbin-Lindemon grew up in Silver Spring. Every Sunday, her mother and father would pack up her and her four brothers after church and take them to the National Gallery of Art and the other museums of the Smithsonian Institution in Washi
Hope Crawford graduated from Winters Mill High School in June 2017 and enrolled in Carroll Community College. Currently, Crawford enjoys painting abstracts in acrylics. She will paint one realistic image and then add abstraction to it.
Hampstead artist Sara Davis is most often motivated by whim while painting, although she finds a link between spirituality and abstract art. “There are certain messages I'm hoping to get across with my art — the idea we're all connected, from the smallest insect to humans and beyond."