Tuesday, December 3, 2013

5th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kaua'i 5th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival

on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p. m.

at NTBG's Southshore Visitor Center (across from Spouting Horn)
Great holiday fun, food, live music, and shopping at the 5th Annual Winter  Fine Art Festival featuring original paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, mixed media and more! A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Gardens.

Enjoy the soothing guitar music of Dr. Matthew Miller and the delicious sushi rolls of Yanagi Sushi while taking in the beautiful collection of artworks for sale by these participating artists: Donia Lilly, Anna Skaradzinska, Marionette Taboniar, Caylin Spear, Patrice Pendarvis, Jennifer Rutt,  Lannie Boesiger, Keani Andrade, and Kathleen Bryan.

Admission to this fun, family event is free. The festival will be located at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center.   For directions call 742-2433.

The Women Artists of Kaua‘i promote the works of female artists on the island while raising funds for local charities on Kaua‘i. All works are original, consisting of paintings, prints, photography, drawings, sculptures, mixed-media, metal, glass, fabric and textile art, or digital art.

For more information contact Marionette at womenartistsofkauai@yahoo.com .

Monday, November 4, 2013

5th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival

Women Artists of Kaua'i 5th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival
on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m.
at Hanapepe United Church of Christ

Great holiday fun, food, live music, and shopping at the 5th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival featuring original paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, mixed media and more! A portion of the proceeds will go directly to HUCC's Free Community Lunch program offered every Thursday from 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.

Enjoy a festive holiday concert with Kauai's own Easy Living Jazz and the soothing guitar music by Dr. Matthew Miller. The HUCC “Lanai Cafe” will be serving snacks, goodies, and beverages.

Participating artists include: Anna Skaradzinska, Marionette Taboniar, Helen Turner, Caylin Spear, Leslie Hagen, Debbie Barklow, Patrice Pendarvis, Jennifer Rutt, Rhonda Forsberg, Lannie Boesiger, and Dawn Lundquist.

Admission to this fun, family event is free. The festival will be located at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall which is right next to the Hanapepe library

The Women Artists of Kaua‘i promote the works of female artists on the island while raising funds for local charities on Kaua‘i. All works are original, consisting of paintings, prints, photography, drawings, sculptures, mixed-media, metal, glass, fabric and textile art, or digital art.

For more information contact Marionette at womenartistsofkauai@yahoo.com .

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Art Studio Tour - October 12 and 13, 2013

2013 Women Artists of Kauai Open Studio Tour and Exhibit at the Kauai Museum 

During the first weekend of the Open Studio Tour, Marionette will have her studio open to the public on October 12 and 13 from 11am to 5pm and she will have as her guest artist, Anna Skaradzinska, who is famous for painting faces on palm fronds.  Please stop in for some fun pupus and to talk story with the artists.  We will be demonstrating our techniques too!!

A complete map of the Open Studio Tour including the north shore on Oct. 19 & 20 (4 pages) can be printed by following this link http://www.kauai-artist.net/wak.html.

We also have a month long "Preview" exhibit at the Kauai Museum during the entire month of October.  The pieces will be available for viewing during the museum's normal business hours.

For more information contact Marionette at Marionette@kauai-artist.net

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Opening Reception at Kauai Museum - October 2, 2013

Women Artists of Kauai: Preview Exhibit at Kauai Museum for Open Studio Tour

Meet the Women Artists of Kauai during their Artists' Reception for their month-long Preview Exhibit at the Kauai Museum. The Artists' Reception will be on October 2, 2013 from 5-7pm and is FREE.

The Preview Exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Museum hours (M-Sat, 10-5) from October 1 until October 31. The Preview Exhibit will feature one work of art from each participating artist in the Women Artists of Kauai 2nd Annual Open Studio Tour to be held 2 weekends in October (Oct 12th & 13th and Oct 19th & 20th). Come and enjoy a reception at the Kauai Museum as we display our special exhibit of the Woman Artists of Kauai, in the main gallery.

A percentage of Tour sales will go to the Zonta Hanalei Scholarship Fund.

2013 Tour Maps will be available to view/print at www.womenartistsofkauai.org in mid-September. The South/West side Tour Map will also be featured in the Midweek Kauai October 9th (Oct 16th for the N/E side Tour) so be sure to pick up your free copy.

A big Mahalo to the Midweek Kauai and The Garden Island for their generous sponsorship of this event! We also want to thank Zonta Hanalei, Savage Pearls, Na Pali Properties, and Bubba's Burgers Hanalei for their sponsorship of our event - without all of you, this event would not be possible. Mahalo nui loa!

There is a cost for entry to the Museum at other times, except for the Reception and Ohana days: the first Saturday of each month is ‘Ohana Day and admission is free for kama‘aina. and visitors receive a discounted rate. Please contact the museum for entry fees.

For more information please contact Marionette at womenartistsofkauai@yahoo.com .

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

5th Annual Summer Fine Art Festival

National Tropical Botanical Garden and Women Artists of Kaua‘i
5th Annual Summer Fine Art Festival 
on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
at the Southshore Visitors Center
Come relax in a beautiful, tropical garden and treat yourself to a fun art festival where you can meet and talk story with some of Kauai's most prolific women artists.   Patrice Pendarvis, Donia Lilly, Helen Turner, Anna Skaradzinska, Rhonda Forsberg, Leslie Hagen, Keani Andrade, Lannie Boesiger  and Marionette Taboniar will be discussing their creative process and some may even demonstrate.   Plus, gallery quality art will be for sale in a variety of styles and mediums with a portion of the proceeds supporting NTBG.

In the morning, Dr. Matthew Miller will soothe us with his relaxing guitar music from 10 a.m. to noon, and then Kauai's own "Slack Key Lady", Cindy Combs, will be performing a special concert for us from noon to 1pm.  Paradise Grinds will also be on site with their delicious plate lunches, snacks, refreshments, and shave ice. 

The Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lawa‘i Rd, Po‘ipu.  For more info call the Center at 742-2433.

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation & education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, & cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

The Women Artists of Kaua‘i promotes the works of female artists on the island while raising funds for local charities on Kaua‘i. All works are original, consisting of paintings, prints, photography, drawings, sculptures, pottery, mixed-media, metal, glass, fabric and textile art, or digital art.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Featured Design for Victoria's Secret

I was recently commissioned by Victoria's Secret to do a design for their upcoming swimsuit line featuring artists from Kauai.  They really liked my cottage and ocean paintings and asked me if I could combine the two.  I said, "Absolutely", and this is what I came up with.  When it was finished my contact at Victoria's Secret said that her boss loved it, and so I shipped the painting over to their headquarters on Broadway.  I'm so excited for this wonderful opportunity!!

Mahalo to all of my art collectors, friends, and family!  I couldn't have done it without you guys!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Painting Kauai's Exotic Orchids in Watercolor

The Kauai Orchid and Art Festival in Hanapepe presents:
Painting Kauai's Exotic Orchids in Watercolor on Saturday, April 6, 2013 with Marionette at the Hawaiian Congregational Church in Hanapepe, 10 am to 1 pm. Registration required.

About the class: Painting Kauai's Exotic Orchids - In this fun watercolor class you will learn to paint a beautiful orchid flower using some basic painting techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and all materials are provided. Limit of 8 students. Class fee: $40. Please contact Marionette directly to register at Marionette@kauai-artist.net

Student's work from previous years:

Here's some of Marionette's orchid paintings in watercolor:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Week's Auction of Kauai Rainbow Plumerias Original Watercolor Painting

"Kauai Rainbow Plumerias" is an original watercolor painting measuring approximately 9"x10" and comes with a signed "Certificate of Authenticity."

I use only the finest quality art supplies in my watercolor paintings - 140 lb. CP Arches watercolor paper and Winsor and Newton paints. Also, my art has been certified and accepted by the County of Kauai into their "Kauai Made" program which represents those products made on Kauai, by Kauai people.

The item will ship via USPS First Class in the United States and includes insurance and tracking.  It will be packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a backing board.

The story behind the painting: 

Melia is the Hawaiian word for plumeria – the fragrant, beautiful blossom used to make colorful leis.  On Kauai, we give leis for birthdays, for graduations, to welcome a loved one, to honor someone, and the list goes on... It is a beautiful tradition.  On your next trip to Hawaii, give someone (or treat yourself to) a sweet smelling plumeria lei.
Aloha and Mahalo,

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kauai Blue Cottage 2 for Auction on eBay

Kauai Blue Cottage 2 is an original watercolor with pen and ink painting measuring approximately 8"x10".  I decided after a long break to give this eBay thing a try once more.  I previously listed paintings in a "buy it now" format, but decided to try an auction.   The auction ends on Jan. 31, 2013.  If you are interested in more information, or to place a bid, you can do so here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Watercolor-Painting-Kauai-Blue-Cottage-2-/160962804815?

Aloha and Mahalo!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Art and Wine Thursdays at Kauai Beach Resort

About this month’s event…
  • The price to attend Art & Wine remains at $15 per person (tax & gratuity additional). 
  • This price includes our featured monthly wines, Cheese and Fruit Platter and Vegetable Crudités, and a dining coupon good for a 15% discount off of any entrée purchased for dinner at the Naupaka Terrace.  The coupon will be good for 1 month from the date of this event and is not combinable with any other offer (limit 1 coupon per person).  
  • Note:   The 15% discount applies to food only and not beverage.  This is a great opportunity for attendees to enjoy the art & wine, then consider staying on-site for dinner that evening or return later to dine.

About the Art
Kauai-based artist Marionette Taboniar will be on-site this evening with a mini-exhibition that includes her new collection of reverse acrylic paintings on plexiglass, featuring beautiful underwater scenes!  "Reverse" acrylic means it has to be painted in a reverse method from the normal way of painting.  In other words, the details have to be painted first with the background added last.  Marionette is currently painting underwater scenes of turtles and fish using this method and adds a touch of "gold" paint which gives the piece a sparkle when held in the light at the right angle.

Marionette fell in love with Kauai in 1992 and has been painting "Hawaiian Style" ever since.  Her works include the techniques of acrylics, encaustics, silk painting, watercolors, and pastels and can be found in public and private collections around the world.  Her latest commercial commission was "Tropical Bamboo II" a 22"x30" watercolor for Design Studio of Honolulu this summer.  She has also created numerous designs for Kauai Coffee Company.

For over five years Marionette has been operating her studio, Painting Paradise, in Waimea where she teaches a variety of classes.   In her spare time she enjoys fishing and going to the beach with her husband, Joe.  For more information about Marionette and her art, please visit www.kauai-artist.net

About the Wine Tasting
Our topic for the evening is "Wines from France, Spain, and California”.  Here are our featured wines:

Les Hospices 2010 Sancerre Blanc                        
Sancerre is one of the oldest terroirs in France, dating back to the 6th century.  The status of AOC was awarded to white Sancerre wines in 1936 and the terroir stretches over 6000 acres.  The terroir and the vines are on the banks of the Loire Valley, East of Bourges, in the heart of France.  Les Hospices, with its quality/price ratio, is one of the benchmarks of Sancerre!

White-yellow with silver reflections. Lively and full of fruit, with pleasant mineral.  Floral notes of white flowers (acacia & eglantine) and citrus fruit aromas, backed up by blackcurrant buds and wild flowers.  Pairs as an aperitif, with assorted raw vegetables, light dishes such as salads, quiche, fish (salmon) and with poultry, white meats, Asian food, and goat cheese. Serve chilled.

Evohé 2011 Garnacha Vinas Viejas
It is here in the south eastern parts of Aragon that the Garnacha Grapes initially came from Sardinia and where it has most fully adapted to.  The grape is known as Cannonau in Sardinia, where it is claimed that it originated there and spread to other Mediterranean lands under Aragon rule.

Our Evohé Garnacha which sees no oak, is pure Garnacha from start to finish.  The color is a beautiful black cherry hue with a magenta rim; the bouquet is bright, ripe and vivacious with notes of blackberries, blueberries and black plums, lavender and licorice with sleek slate-like minerals.  In the mouth, much is the same, with these luscious black and blue fruit flavors taking on wild touches of mulberry, briers and violets, set into moderately dense and finely-milled tannins allied to lively acidity.  This is Garnacha at its best.

California ~ Mendocino
Patianna 2009 Chardonnay (Organic)  
Patianna Organic Vineyards includes 126 acres tucked alongside the Russian River in the Sanel Valley, Mendocino County.  Our Chardonnay vines thrive in sandy, gravelly soils.  We whole cluster pressed and fermented the Chardonnay in stainless steel tanks, where the wine remained for nine months sur lie.  A light touch of medium-toasted French oak enhanced the bright luscious fruit. The wine shows attractive, fruit-forward floral and white peach aromas with hints of tropical fruit.

An excellent value Chardonnay that should cost more.  Patianna’s certified organic estate vineyards produce a rich wine with a ton of flavor and acidity.  Sur lie aging and a bit of oak create a round lush mouth-feel without adding a stick of butter.  Crisp flavors of apple, pear, peach, tropical fruit and vanilla. 

California ~ Napa
Rutherford Vintners Napa Valley 2009 Chardonnay
“This light straw-colored wine has aromas of pear, butterscotch, and vanilla.  Flavors include apple and melon.  The finish is soft and lingering.  This wine can be sipped by itself or paired with a number of foods.  For appetizers it pairs well with Brie and Munster cheeses.  For the main course one might try pork tenderloin, grilled scallops or baked chicken.” - Larry Rocha, Winemaker

Rutherford Vintners Napa Valley 2009 Merlot  
“This wine has a dark garnet color.  Aromas include cherry, blackberry and spice with flavors of plum and berry. Tannins and fruit marry well for a soft finish. This is a graceful wine.  It can be sipped by itself, but is excellent with appetizers or main courses. An appetizer such as Brie and smoked salmon come to mind.  For the main course, rack of lamb, a grilled steak or roast duck are favorites to pair with this wine.” - Larry Rocha, Winemaker

About the Music
Live music with Jonah Cummings begins at 6:00 pm in Shutters Lounge.

Mahalo and we look forward to seeing you there!

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