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Sam Boder : Emerging Artist

We begin our 2017 Emerging Artist Series with a profile of Sam Boder. Sam is an artist from Charleston, WV. He holds a BA from West Virginia State University and. BFA from Shepherd University. He began his career in printmaking but has explored other art forms. He now works with oil painting and large outdoor murals. He was recently commissioned to paint a mural for a company in Shepherdstown.

His work has been exhibited in the Allied Artists of West Virginia 70th Juried Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, The Bridge Gallery, Shepherd University Honors Exhibition, PHAZE 2 Gallery and the Marshall University 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition.

He currently works from his home studio in Martinsburg as well as at The Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown.

Berkeley Springs Studio Tour

Mark your calendars! On October 22 & 23 an all new Berkeley Springs Studio Tour is your must see event. Visit nine artists in their studios on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Here is a promo we produced to get the word out. Share with your friends! https://youtu.be/uQAwula_BdQ

ArtVoiceWV: Leona Mackey

When Leona was 24 and the mother of two children, she decided to go to college. She majored in Arts Education at Marshall. After graduation she went to graduate school and began teaching at Huntington High for 25 years. After she retired she decided to pursue her art, exploring many mediums, from ceramics to glass to painting and more.
She has recently been  accepted to the following juried exhibits:  Allied Artist Of WV,  on display at Parkersburg Museum, Best of WV at Tamarack, and the Bi-Annual Exhibit at the Huntington Museum of Art. Learn more at http://tamarackfoundation.org/directory-listing/leona-mackey/.
Music was provided by Shawn Willians through https://www.musicbed.com. Visit Shawn’s website at http://www.musicbyshawnwilliams.com/.
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Films. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Dave Graves, Sally & Jerry Berman, and Jan & Harold Bright. Additional support is provided by Polly & Terre Jones, Karen & Rick Schneider, Clara Ladd Ceil & Rand Jones, Pat & Bob Marrgraf, Jan Weinberg, Arlene & Tony Verge, FAST Foundation, Star Theater, Susan & Gat Caperton, Ian Weinschel, Beth & Tim Rowland, Kate Lehman, Jane McCloud and Eryn & Brian Lampe.

It’s A Win!

Last night my co-producer, Marla Carr, and I attended the 2nd Annual Plum Tuckered Film Festival (http://www.plumtuckeredfilmfestival.org/2016/) held in Davis, WV. Davis is a small town of 700 located in beautiful Tucker County, where outdoor adventure is the draw for many visitors.

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The Film Festival was held on the third floor of the historic National Bank building and drew about 150 attendees. They were there to see 21 short films by regional and international filmmakers. About 8 filmmakers were among the group. The audience was a mix of locals, visitors who came specifically to the festival and a few who just happened to be in the area and decided to check it out.

We were there because we had entered two shorts in the film festival; our first foray into the world of film festivals. Our films were in the Short Documentary category and featured “A Creator of Things” and “A Fascination with Change.” Other notable films (from my perspective) included “The Croquet Calamity” by emerging filmmaker Dia Griffith of Berkeley Springs and “Deepest Violet” by filmmaker K. B. Montgomery.

After the showing, we retired across the street to Stumptown Ales (http://www.stumptownales.com) to enjoy some thirst-quenching local brews while we awaited the final judging. The films were curated by the Festival team and judged by a panel of five “outsiders” with backgrounds in film and documentary production.

We were very pleased to receive the Best Short Documentary Appalachian Filmmaker Award for our production of “A Fascination with Change” which profiled the very talented printmaker/painter Susan Carney of Shepherdstown, WV. This short also received a 2015 Telly Award for excellence in the Online Documentary category.

If you decide to visit Davis and neighboring Thomas, WV in the future, I highly recommend staying at Bright Morning Inn. (http://brightmorninginn.com). Innkeeper Susan Moore is warm and welcoming, and the breakfasts are fantastic.

2016 Telly Award

“Journeys & Talismen”, our profile of artist Rhonda Smith, received a 2016 Bronze Telly Award in the Online Documentary category. Watch her story again and share your comments.

 

Susan Carney

Susan Carney is the Artist in Residence at Shepherd University. Susan is a painter and printmaker and works with monotype, a printmaking process in which only one print is created. Because she works with stencils, she often produces a series of similar prints yet each print is unique. Susan says she likes to experiment with texture using canvas, burlap or plastic. “I love the serendipity and unpredictability that results.”

A fascination with change informs Carney’s work. Watercolor, spray paint, acrylic paint, varnish and collage combine on wood, canvas and paper with a vocabulary of images such as birds, insects, knots, weaving, and fragments of the human body. Learn more about Susan at www.susancarney.com

Music for this episode is by West Virginia guitarist and songwriter Gyasi Heus. You can learn more about him at http://www.modabeat.com/gyasi.html.

ArtVoiceWV is an original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX.

ArtVoiceWV is funded in part with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Nationl Endowment of the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Susan Carney

Susan Carney

Coming up next on ArtVoiceWV … a profile of Artist in Residence at Shepherd University, Susan Carney. Susan is a painter and printmaker and works with monotype, a printmaking process in which only one print is created. Because she works with stencils, she often produces a series of similar prints yet each print is unique. Susan says she likes to experiment with texture using canvas, burlap or plastic. “I love the serendipity and unpredictability that results.”

 

Multi-lingual ArtVoice

Starting with our most recent episode of ArtVoice, which profiled printmaker Jan Heath, we are providing captions in English, Chinese, Czech, French, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Russian and Spanish. We hope this will broaden our ArtVoice audience. If you’d like us to add captions in an additional language, please let us know via comments. We hope to update the captioning of all of our ArtVoice episodes soon.

ArtVoice: Jan Heath

Jan has been making prints for over 30 years. Her printmaking techniques have evolved over the years by experimentation and innovation. All of her prints are hand pulled, signed and numbered.
In 1979,drawn by the natural beauty and friendly quality of the Berkeley Springs area, Jan left the Washington, DC area with her husband, painter Jonathan Heath, and their son, Damian, to build their home and studios. Working and living in rural Morgan County provides a continuing source of inspiration for Jan’s prints. In 1992, Jan and Jonathan opened the Heath Studio Gallery in Berkeley Springs. http://jheath.com

Music by Aural Method (used with permission). “Let us face the evening skies with child – like eyes” http://auralmethod.com

ArtVoice (artvoicewv.wordpress.com) is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films (78degreeswest.com).

Our equipment: Canon XF300 and Canon EOS T3i. Edited with FCPX, Motion 5. Color graded with FCPX. Additional plugins by Crumplepop (Lumineux) and Pixel Film Studios (Prolumetric). 78Degreeswest.com and artvoicewv.

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