Currently, GCAG has over 170 members and we are working hard to continually increase our membership. If any of our artist members would like to take advantage of our member's page, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banker is known for her large, vibrant abstracts that evoke emotions and tug at the core of one’s soul.
Her work has been exhibited and represented by galleries in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Rochester, Charlotte, Paris, France and Lisbon, Portugal among other major cities.
Banker's use of layered, saturated color and attention to detail in expansive color fields creates movement and depth engaging viewers to seek more.
To view Banker’s work, visit www.KarenBanker.com or email her at email@example.com.
Judy has been painting for many years and is certified to teach landscapes, seascapes, floral and still life in both oils and watercolor.
Teaching is her first love and she really enjoys helping others who want to learn to paint.
Please visit Judy's website at:
Harriette attended Gaston College, East Carolina and belonged to the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show for over twenty-five years.
She continued to learn with each piece she created, whether it was jewelry or painting.
Harriette loves color, which is evident in everything she creates.
Please come by and visit her at her studio, room 105, at Arts on Main.
The art of photography is a visual language that expresses emotions often difficult to express in words.
Davis has a passion for photography and enjoys sharing that passion by teaching others.
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorthea Lange
Please visit Davis at his website at: www.foreverand3days.com
Travis Johnson is an Art teacher at Warlick Academy in Ranlo.
For the past ten years, he has taught secondary art and has been active with local community art centers in TN, SC, and NC.
Travis has painted murals for the Biological Sciences Department at Clemson University and has created the logo for the South Carolina Century Farms program.
You may contact Travis at:
Allison Mattox-King is a Glass and Metal artist. She enjoys both traditional glass and metal work.
Glass is her first love, but the lure of metals and its ability to become something different than what it started as has given her another outlet to express her artistic side.
Please come by and visit Allison in her studio 112 at Arts on Main or visit her online at: www.comakidesigns.artfire.com
Wanda Arrington Meekins is originally from Washington, DC and joined Arts on Main as a resident artist in 2011.
She has studied with Mary Whyte and Anne Abgott who have given her invaluable advice on portraits and mingling colors to create bright and lively watercolor paintings.
Please visit Wanda's website or come by and see her at her studio, room 102, at Arts on Main. You may also email her.
Martha K. Moore
Martha Moore paints in watercolor and oil in a traditional style that is realistic and highly detailed.
Most often, she does landscapes, but she also paints flowers and animals---- old rustic buildings are a specialty.
Please visit Martha at: www.marthakmoore.com
Marcee has lived in the Gastonia area for 20+ years, which is the longest she has lived anywhere.
She loves the diversity and history to be found in this area. A Photographer, Silk Painter, Acrylic/Mixed Media and ecoFAB Trash Couture designer, she’s always busy creating something.
Most of the time, architecture, landscapes, and spiritual growth show up in the stories presented in her creations. You can feel her passion and emotions when you look at her artwork.
To learn more about Marcee, please visit her website at: www.whitelotusarts.com
Suzanne has been designing jewelry for the past twenty years.
Color highlights her work as she creates 1-of-a-kind pieces using beads from around the world, fused glass, and a unique style of wire braiding with beads.
She enjoys creating custom necklaces from your singular earring, pin or other interesting item ‘Just For You’.
Please visit Suzanne at: SuzanneNash.com or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane was born and raised in Gastonia, NC. Though it may sound strange, she has had a love of stationery products since she was little. Her family has been one of her biggest advocates through her long adoration. Her mother, Shirlene, is a quilter and taught her a good eye for pattern and color. Her father, Tom, is a drawer and painter and taught her composition.
Experimenting with mediums is a cathartic hobby of Jane’s. If she thinks she can use something, she figures out a way even if it takes her a while. After watching item after item go to the trash dump, Jane decided to make another use for them. Food boxes to junk mail are transformed into books, event cards, and even paper sculptures.
Sometimes she is heard shouting “Don’t get rid of that box! I can use it!” or “Hey! I can use this!” Surprise and imagination help keep her going through her artistic process.
Jason is a painter with strong foundations in graphic design and illustrations. After studying art and design at Gaston College, he often works as a freelance graphic designer and photographer.
His works have been seen in several print media and internet websites. As well as in local and regional galleries. Jason is a native of Lincoln County and has been an artist for 32 years.
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Cass is an artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. She is newly retired from municipal work.
Cass began drawing at age 60 and her interest has been ongoing. She likes to learn new ways to create art and likes the comedic aspect that she puts into most of her work. She produces note cards, magnets, and posters from her artwork. She is currently writing short stories on many of her cartoon characters.
Please visit Cass on her Facebook Page or you can reach her by email. Her work can be found at the gift shops of Arts on Main, Gastonia, NC and Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain, NC.
Dottie is the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Gaston and the Interim Coordinator at the Gaston County Children's Advocacy Center..
Her crochet is an art that has been handed down through generations on both sides of her family.
She has a style of her own and loves making her own patterns.
Please come by and visit Dottie at her studio, room 101, at Arts on Main or visit her at: http://www.facebook.com/ccdzs
Paul has preferred pen and ink as his primary medium for the last twenty-five years.
His subjects range from Native American to Landscapes to Pets and everything in between.
Paul sells original art, signed and numbered limited edition prints and note cards. He also considers commissions.
Please visit Paul at his website at:
Gary A. Shelley was born in Flint, Michigan in 1942. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Marines. Upon completion of service, Gary moved to Chicago to attend the American Academy of Art. This began a 30 year career in commercial art.
In 1997 he started a second career in fine art.
Gary is a member in two regional art organizations and three national organizations. Seven of Gary’s paintings have been juried in national exhibits.
He works with oils & charcoal. Most of his subjects are landscapes, still life and figurative.
Gary and his wife recently moved from Denver, CO to Gastonia, NC. They have both become very involved in GCAG. Gary is a resident artist and will be more than happy to show you around his studio by appointment. You may reach him by email.
When Gary was nine, his mother's artist friend noticed that he was painting outside the lines of a Paint by Number kit, which prompted her to invite him to take oil painting classes in her studio, along with a group of adult students.
Her generosity ignited the creative spark she saw in him and set him on a journey of continual discovery and artistic expression.
Robert is an award winning architectural designer with passions for sculpture and poetry.
He is a life long artist with a base understanding of interpretive art form and earth materials.
Robert can be reached at:
(404) 569-4969 or you may email him at: email@example.com
Visual Artist, Jim Stratakos, was born in New York City in 1946.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute and his MFA in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University.
He became a photojournalist in 1982 and worked for The News and Observer and The Rock Hill Herald for a total of 28 years. He has received numerous awards for his photojournalism.
You may visit Jim at Arts on Main, studio 243, or visit his website, jimstratakos.com.
"I paint to soothe my soul."
Susan has been painting for 10 years. She works with acrylic, watercolor, casein and gouache.
For the past seven years, Susan has attended Springmaid Watermedia workshops and has studied with a number of artists including Stephen Quiller, Pat Dews, Ted Nuttal, and Frank Webb.
If you are interested in speaking to Susan about her artwork, you may reach her by email.
Carol B. Wertz
Carol has expanded her love of color and fiber into weaving.
She learned to weave in middle school while at camp and has rekindled this interest as an adult.
She is currently pursuing the Handweaver's Guild of America Certificate of Excellence in Weaving.
If you are interested in speaking to Carol about her beautiful work, you may reach her by email.
Ann White was born in Lincoln County, N.C.
She studied interior design for two years but after that she decided she really wanted to paint.
Ann studied at the Greenville Art Museum and Tempo Gallery. She has also taken workshops with artist Carl Dallo, Naomie Brotherton, Margaret Martin , Al Stine, Jim Kosvanec and Don Andrews.
Ann has a studio in her home and she can be reached through email.
Pat is a fabric artist and considers herself to be a fabricholic. She sees pictures within a piece of fabric, picking out a slice that can be used as a fence, tree, waterfall, etc.
She prefers doing raw edge applique because she can create depth by adding stitching, trims, and fabric paints.
Please visit Pat at Arts on Main, Studio 118.