Artist Spotlight

Featured Artist: Lesley Frenz

Lesley Frenz is an emerging artist working in acrylics and watercolors. Born in 1972 and raised in coastal North Florida, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida where she studied Art History and Painting. An avid hiker and backpacker, Frenz finds inspiration in wild places and her current practice is… Read more »

Featured Artist: Kim Ferreira

Raised in a log cabin in the woods, Kim Ferreira now lives in Portsmouth, NH, a lovely little city by the sea. Her winding path as an artist began with a B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Soon after, she opened an art gallery which she owned and operated for ten years. A new… Read more »

The Jeweler’s Bench: Kelly Jean Conroy

Kelly Jean Conroy was born in 1983, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Growing up in New England she was raised by an artist mother who encouraged innovation and creativity. This maternal influence eventually led her to attain her BFA from Syracuse University in Art Education and Painting. She completed her MFA in Jewelry Metals from the University… Read more »

Featured Potter: Elise Delfield

Elise Willa Pincu Delfield is a studio potter and ceramics instructor in Bryson City, North Carolina. She received her B.A. In Liberal Arts with a concentration in Ceramic Arts from the University of Florida in 1996. From there Elise continued to develop her pottery at Eastern Kentucky University as the Resident Artist, a Spring Concentration… Read more »

Guest Artist: Deborah G. Rogers

Deborah G. Rogers is a self-taught American ceramic sculptor. She uses air-dry clay to hand sculpt charming, narrative pieces that express and communicate her ideas, questions and pent up opinions. Deborah’s work is a combination of her distinct drawing style that developed from experience as both a children’s book illustrator and a pen and ink… Read more »

Vicki Sawyer: Work In Progress

Our ‘Garden Party’ featured artist Vicki Sawyer creates a world full of charming bird and animal portraits, each creature adorned with natural materials fashioned into hats, jewelry or masks.  While her work is often whimsical, Vicki’s portrayal of each animal is based in realism. With great detail she captures their essence and allows their personality traits to shine through. Vicki developed her… Read more »

Featured Potter: Teresa Pietsch

For Teresa Pietsch pottery reflects the need to make objects that are both functional and beautiful. She strives to make pots that people want to touch, hold and use.  She loves the entire process of making from her studio in Penland, NC. The process of throwing and forming functional pieces–while getting covered with clay – is one of her greatest… Read more »

Guest Artist: Bridgette Guerzon Mills

Bridgette Guerdon Mills, an award winning mixed media artist and book artist, is featured as a guest artist in our ‘Waxing Poetic’ exhibition.  Her artwork incorporates a variety of materials including photography, oil paint, acrylic paint and encaustic.  Bridgette is  drawn to the inherent beauty and spirit of the natural world and her artwork is a “personal… Read more »

Featured Potter: Julie Covington

Our featured potter for February & March is Julie Covington. Julie recently moved her studio from the Phil Mechanic building in Asheville, NC to Marshall High Studios.   MHS is housed in what used to be Marshall High School, built in 1925 on Blennerhassett Island on the French Broad river in downtown Marshall, NC. The spacious new… Read more »

Artist Spotlight: Angie Renfro

  Angie Renfro captures the simple beauty of the often overlooked.  There is a sense of calm and nostalgia in her paintings, her slightly washed-out style “harkens to memory” while her bold strokes in bright colors create tension within the otherwise muted, austere compositions. A native Texan, Angie received her BFA in illustration from the Academy… Read more »