Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

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Bubbles, Bones, and Biscuits

Bubbles, Bones, and Biscuits is a women owned small business focused on creating artisan dog treats, accessories, and hygiene items at affordable prices. Being owners of 5 rescue dogs, the company wanted to provide pet items that include wholesome ingredients, so consumers are confident in the quality they are providing for their pets. Bubbles, Bones, and Biscuits products do not end at caring for your dog, they also offer cat products such as toys and treats.

Bubbles, Bones, and Biscuits is dedicated to supporting local rescues and shelters through their operations so you know that your contributions are assisting our local rescue pets.

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Caitlynn Buckler Art

Caitlynn Buckler is a printmaker living in Morgantown, West Virginia. She is currently studying for her BFA in printmaking from West Virginia University. Caitlynn also acts as the current president of the West Virginia University Printmaking Club. 

 

A lot of Caitlynn’s work depicts gangly, fictionalized creatures that have taken on an almost godly character arc. Caitlynn Buckler enjoys creating imagery that embraces personal ideas about what makes life meaningful and enjoyable. Her work is both whimsical and mythological while creating a sense of natural and mystical worship. 

 

Caitlynn has shown her work at Artists Image Resource and Stop Watch Gallery in Pennsylvania.

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ChancyGlance

ChancyGlance is a collaboration between the couple artists, Craig and Cydney Debastiani. This dynamic duo’s work features abstract themes paired with bright colors to attract the eye. A major goal of their works is to create a feeling of joy upon viewing their pieces. 

Coal Country Woodworking

Behind the work of Coal Country Woodworking, is artisan John Verbosky. Verbosky began his business of woodworking in honor of his father, Bob, who spent 47 years working in coal mine. A majority of the wood used in creation is sourced locally from Holt Lumber in Fairmont. Verbosky began his work after his daughter requested he create a charcuterie board, a wholesome desire from his family started a wonderful creative business. Verbosky began his business at 60 years olds, inspiring others that it is never too late to find your passion. 

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Colby Love

Colby Love is a middle school art teacher in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and a current resident of Morgantown. Growing up in Ohiopyle, PA, Love has a strong love of outdoors and adventure. From a young age, he has always enjoyed art and was particulary drawn to the graphic design and comic book aesthetics made famous by Amy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. 

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Connie Mae Moeller

Connie Mae Moeller is a local oil painting artist that grew up in the woods of Michigan.

She now paints in a style called en Plein air (on location outdoors) upon finishing her education at Spring Arbor University and the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, while also utilizing her studio space. This allows Moeller to create realistic paintings that capture the light and shadow she experiences. Her work primarily features oil paintings that celebrate her passion and love for nature.

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Daun's Designs

Behind the gorgeous work of Daun’s Designs is local artist Devanie Carpenter. The works of Daun’s Designs include a variety of jewelry and accessories. Jewelry featured on her site feature ethical sourced crystals that are hand wrapped with wire. While jewelry is a main feature of Daun’s Designs, she is ever expanding her craft to include mediums such as resin art and stickers.

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Deely Drawings

Behind the works of Deely Drawings is artist Maria Deely, a recent graduate of West Virginia University. Maria’s love of art led to her developing her realism skills with colored pencils. Maria began her art business, Deely Drawings LLC at the age of 19. To learn more about Deely Drawings, visit her website  https://www.deelydrawings.com/.

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Diana Black - Wildcravt

Black is a West Virginia artist, originally hailing from Buckhannon, but currently living in Morgantown. She draws inspiration from the woods and wild places to create imagery that honors the spirit of the natural world. The strangeness of Appalachia and beyond features heavily in her work, a nod to those feeling just slightly out of step with time and place. She specializes in both watercolor painting and relief printing, using these mediums to accomplish different but complementary goals in her craft. When she’s not in the studio, you can find her hiking, tending the garden and napping with her cat. 

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Eddie Spaghetti

Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier is a Morgantown artist who predominantly works as a printmaker, using his creative talents to share the gifts of mother nature. Eddie Spaghetti’s works can be seen around Morgantown, gracing the walls of local restaurants and making up a variety of public murals. 

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Holley Morrison

Holley Morrison is a recent alumni from Fairmont State University, where she studied Studio Art. Morrison is a mixed-media artist, whose primary creative mediums include colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, ceramics, and sculpture. Morrison has been creating art from an early age, having been working professionally for the past three years. 

Her creative journey began at teaching, then transitioning into exhibition work, murals, books, and vending. 

Past projects include Morrison’s join gallery show “What is Home?” in the J.D Brooks gallery at Fairmont State University, Writing and publishing the children’s book “What is Home?” (available on amazon). Morrison has also been working on zines with goofy characters.


Hippies Color Emporium

Hippies Color Emporium is a local artist that specializes in the creation of acrylic pour fluid art and jewelry. This artist can be found in numerous creative events throughout Morgantown selling their beautiful flowing pieces of work. Hippies Color Emporium can be found on Instagram and Facebook under their artist name. 

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Inspired Artistry LLC.

Louise McFarland is the creative force behind Inspired Artistry LLC. McFarland is a retired teacher and an artist that works with acrylics, encaustics, and alcohol inks. Among her wonderful paintings, McFarland creates leather bracelets and jewelry made from her ink paintings. Being a member of the Morgantown Art Association, McFarland’s works can be viewed during their variety of gallery showings, as well as work being displayed Tonique’s Trilogy Salon.  

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Jameson Mulac

Jameson Mulac is a Morgantown-based artist and director of the Art Co-Op on Pleasant St. Mulac expresses that through prints and other various mediums, her works are a pursuit to connect, understand, and share gratitude for the native plants of West Virginia. 

Jason Zeh

Jason Zeh (born in 1980, Ohio, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work blends influences from long-time involvement in the underground, experimental music scene with performance art and computer programming. Zeh’s work grapples with the scraps at the edge of meaning: the noise and errors that are in the margins of any message. Current performance works deal with intimacy, confession, and identity. These works employ self-designed software, machine learning algorithms, and streaming platforms to create technological systems that offer the promise of communication. However, the unpredictable behavior of these hacked tools makes communication impossible.

While living in Kansas City, Jason Zeh founded the Circuit&Sinew performance art series and is excited to continue this work in Morgantown. Circuit&Sinew focuses on the relationships between sound, technology, and the human body. This series brings together local and touring artists to interrogate the ways humans and machines meld into hybrid formations.

 

Jonah Christoff

Jonah Christoff graduated with a BFA in photography from West Virginia University and has since become a fixture of the arts community in Morgantown, WV. He is an active member of the community, having curated several spaces in Historic Downtown Morgantown, aided in establishing monthly art walks, and organized events such as Hip Hop on High Street, a safe space alternative for people to enjoy live music downtown. Christoff uses traditional and alternative photographic methods to explore his artistic creativity.

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Liz Pavlovic

Liz Pavlovic is a Morgantown artist whose works are featured in a variety of locations around Morgantown. Liz’s work can be found on the drinks in Morgantown Brewing Company, the windows in Morgantown Public Library, decorating a West Virginia-based board game “Hungry for Humans”, and more. 

Liz’s works bring our Appalachian cryptids to life. 

Macky's Tree house

Macky’s Tree House provides woodworking and plant décor through the creative collaborative efforts of Macky and Mathias Solliday. Established in 2021, Macky’s Tree House was born out of the inspiration to reuse retired and recycled wood, as well as fencing material. As this creative endeavor continued, Macky’s Tree House now offers woodworking products, like specialty pens. 

Stay connected through their social media to receive updates on their upcoming online store and products for purchase! 

 

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Mariah Majakey

Graduated from West Virginia University with a BFA in Fine Art, Mariah Majakey is currently a residing artist creating painted and sculptural works. Majakey’s works are described as catching fleeting moments through the act of painting, focusing on the feelings of vulnerability 

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Michael Green

Michael Green is a retired art teacher from Morgantown, having taught at Morgantown High School, and North Elementary, while also having traveled or substituted in several other schools. Green enjoys a variety of artwork including mixed media collages, watercolor painting, and others. He often incorporates repurposed items such as photos, frames, and old canvases in creating his art.  In Spring 2021, Mike opened Hog Fence Gallery at 357 Brockway Ave in Morgantown, the home of Artwork by Michael Green LLC. 

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Mountain Burst

Behind the photography work of Mountain Burst is artist Boyce McCoy. McCoy is a travel and nature enthusiast, illustrated through his photography and creative works. McCoy received his education from Frostburg State University and West Virginia University, which provided him with extensive management and business skills background. 

Aside from his education and business experience, McCoy also loves adventure, nature, and travel. He has captured numerous action shots of mountain biking, various adventuristic activities, and the scenic landscape of various states. 

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MothraArt

Behind the artwork of MothraArt is WVU student, Alexis Wilkinson. Alexis is continuing her senior year at WVU studying painting and religious studies. Her works emphasize the abstract nature of her surroundings and the colorful side of wildlife and insects. Her vibrant lines and love for mother nature’s creatures are clearly portrayed in Alexis’s works.

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PaPa Faith (Faith McCardle)

Faith McCardle is  Morgantown-based artist who primarily works with paint and relief printmaking under the artist name Papa Faith. McCardle grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia, and graduated from WVU in 2020 with her degree in Art Education with an emphasis in printmaking. McCardle loves finding new and fun ways to depict animals in unique situations and has begun adding various animals to her illustrations. 

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Payton Brown Art

Graduated from WVU in 2017 with a BFA degree in Art Education is artist Payton Brown. Brown is continuing her MFA education in painting and therapeutic art at WVU while being actively involved in the Morgantown working artist community. Brown’s talents do not stop at painting. This artist sells original coloring books to spread her love for creative expression! 

Liuqing Ruth Yang

Liuqing Ruth Yang earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from West Virginia University in December 2021. 

Yang was born in rural China, and began her painting journey at 28. Yang made her way to American in 2011, completing her GED in 2015. She works predominately in portraits which research and pictorially meld Chinese culture and the history of Christian symbolism in traditional painting. 

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Shapeless Flame

Shapeless Flame, known as Natalie Kovac, is a creative cartoonist and illustrator, specializing in editorial comics, storytelling, and original character designs. Natalie’s work explores themes of nature, the unexplained, and mental health. Explore Natalie’s work on her social media, @shapelessflame or on her website https://shapelessflameart.wordpress.com/. 

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Sally Brown

Sally Brown is an artist, curator and writer currently based in Morgantown. Her artwork including drawing, painting and performance, explores womanhood, motherhood and the body.  She has exhibited her work in spaces nationally and in the UK.

Brown has won two awards for illustration for Intimates and Fools and Leaves of Absence, both with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman. She has participated in artist residencies with Stay Home Gallery in TN and Rhoneymeade Sculpture Center in PA; and will be participating in the internationally renowned artist residency, Proyecto Ace, in Buenos Aires, May 2023. You can see her work donning two trash bins in downtown Morgantown.

Sonda Cheesebrough

Sonda Cheesebrough is a local artist and WVU graduate, with a BFA, Emphasis in Painting and an MA in Art. She taught Art in Monongalia County, most recently at North Elementary School for 15 years. 

Sonda is a storyteller, expressing her ideas by combining whimsy and color with the written word. A major influence on her art is essentially the children that she taught. Cheesebrough describes, “Children express positivity in the purest form on a daily basis. On the darkest of days, they paint rainbows, usually without the rain. They draw suns up in the corner of their paper even though it’s against the “rules”.”

“It seems like suddenly one day, I found myself compelled to include all the colors of the rainbow in everything. It just seemed right, complete. It also brought me joy to see those colors glide off the end of my paintbrush.”

Reproductions of Sonda’s work are available downtown at River Fair Trade and at Terra Cafe in Star City. 

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Spring Fox Studios - Elisha Rush

Behind the works of Spring Fox Studio is local artist, Elisha Rush. Rush defines herself by her goofy style, proud hillbilly upbringing, tinkering abilities, and love for the natural world. 

 
After graduating West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design, Elisha worked at a small graphics shop in Grafton, WV. Here, she started to dabble in vector artwork, graphics for large-scale print, and custom t-shirt design. From there she continued creating graphics for print and web and crafting custom illustrations to pair with them. She has created various illustration, design, and multimedia work for many clients including WVU Medicine, STICK Tattoo, and Main Street Morgantown. 

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Steve Heap

Steve Heap is a professional photographer with over 17,000 images in his published portfolio and is represented by several global agencies. He aims to create images that capture the essence of favorite locations – both locally in West Virginia and around the world. As a stock photographer, he has many photos of all genres including travel, product, and food photography.

Steve writes about many of the places and subjects he has photographed on his site – Backyard Image 

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Sugar Pop Press

Behind the creative work of Sugar, Pop Press is Morgantown printmaker Leslie Norris. Growing up in the wood of Hancock County has had a long-lasting impression of Leslie’s creative inspirations. Leslie’s work features colorful prints full of eye-catching details. 

To view more of the work of Sugar Pop Press, visit her website at https://www.sugarpoppress.com/contact.html

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Terry Lee Lash

Terry Lash is an accomplished artist from the Greater Morgantown Area, being a prominent creative force since the 1970’s. Lash’s works have been displayed at the Monongalia Art Center, Morgantown Art Association, and more. Lash is currently a member of the Monongalia Art Center and the Morgantown Art Association. Her works are a variety of painting visual art including portrayals of her environment. 

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