Photos courtesy of the artists
RADFORD – Three local artists will be hosting a Holiday Open House this weekend, just in time for holiday shopping, which will also benefit local charities.
The annual open house event will be held at the home of Susan V. Lockwood, one of the featured artists, at 408 Eighth Street, Radford, (corner of Berkley and Eighth) with parking on Berkley, on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The show will feature artwork by painter Charlotte Chan, colored pencil artist Jennifer Carpenter, and photographer Susan V. Lockwood. Originals, prints (framed and unframed), and cards will be available. Area residents are invited to stop by and enjoy fine art and refreshments. Also, 10% of all sales will be donated to a local charity of each artists’ choice.
Lockwood’s work has been shown in national juried exhibitions in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. In awarding her first place, the juror of a regional show commented, “Her photographs combine technical skill and a fine eye to create formally interesting compositions strong enough to evoke intense and lasting emotional responses from a variety of viewers.”
Carpenter, formerly of Radford and a current resident of Christiansburg, brings 40 years of colored pencil experience and many unique, one-of-a-kind original artworks to the event. A multitude of reasonably priced giclee prints and note cards will also be available. Carpenter has won awards at the international level and her colored pencil expertise and has been featured in numerous art publications, colored pencil books, and artist magazines. She was a Special Education teacher in Radford City Schools until 2013 when she left teaching to focus on art full-time. She currently works from her home studio; she is a member of the Floyd Artists Association, exhibiting work year ’round at A New Leaf Gallery in Floyd.”
Chan, of Blacksburg, learned how to paint with Chinese brushes when she was a teenager in Hong Kong and now she is using this technique to paint with watercolor. She loves colors and forms, so she paints a lot of nature. Her artworks were accepted into the juried shows of Virginia Watercolor Society and West Virginia Watercolor Society. She is expanding her artistic endeavor by adding acrylic paints as well as oil with cold wax in her artwork.