Shift

Throughout history events have been recorded in varied forms of remembrance. The autumn season has always been my favorite time of year. I think it’s ironic that Fall holds the shades of my favorite color. To me, fall symbolizes a precursor to winter, the gathering of happiness, the counting of blessings, and a chance to feel the cool energy of life. It is a time of preparation, an opportunity for.. Read More

Time Traveler

  Another trip around the sun, a planetary orbit shifts. Stars align as I work feverishly into the night. At a frantic pace I write of things as they come. An impending deluge of thought, ideas pour in and I attempt to record them all before they are gone. They are all tied together. Like the magician’s silk scarf, one idea lends itself to another. Seemingly endless is this renaissance… Read More

Navigating Sun Tides

Have you ever tried to photograph a sunset only to find that the still image doesn’t near capture the essence of the moment as it is lived? In the recent year, I almost given up the notion of photographing a sunset. Instead, I savor the westward drive home. As the sun dips nearer to the horizon, exhilarating hues streak the sky and kiss the trees like Parrish’s brushwork. This time.. Read More

Atelier Portrait Program, hosted by the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

Atelier Portrait Program Fine Art Courses for Continued Education in the Arts The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art Study traditional portrait composition in atelier with instructor, Michele West. Learn the fundamental principles for sketching portrait, refining structure, emphasizing perspective pose, shading and capturing the subject. Increase your strength in portrait drawing ability and establish greater confidence in your pencil/ brushstrokes. The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art Atelier Portrait.. Read More

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Watercolor: Paintbox Classes

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Watercolor: Paintbox Classes Debuting September 2016     The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art will debut its newest addition to our Atelier Programs with Watercolor: Paintbox Classes, this September. This program will present a comprehensive view of painting with watercolor in small scale study, providing students with perspectives through the demonstrative process and experience in cultivating hands on technique. Various genre.. Read More

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents Doc Watson, portrait exhibition

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents a summer exhibition featuring Sarah West’s, recent portrait of legendary folk musician, Doc Watson. In July of 2016, Sarah West received the honor of debuting her illustrative rendering of Doc Watson at the Doc & Merle Watson Museum during the 19th annual Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove at the Historic Cove Creek School. Having just returned from debut exhibition,.. Read More

Art Classes- New Chapters in Cultural Arts Enrichment Community Outreach, provided by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents New Chapters in Cultural Arts Enrichment Community Outreach On this day, in the Summer of 2015, the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art launched our Cultural Arts Enrichment Program, as an avenue by which to reach further into our communities  and unite our region through the appreciation of cultural heritage, historic preservation, further community sustainability cultivation and art education. This program has.. Read More

The Bluegrass Sweethearts, presented by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

Art extends beyond the visual. Intertwined are the worlds of Visual Art, Written Word, Music Composed and more. Passed down through the centuries, each yield themselves to preservation, and conservation of our rich and diverse history. Our history, we feel should be shared and properly preserved for future generations. As owner of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, I am delighted to announce our Second Annual Cultural Arts Enrichment,.. Read More

Writing to Remember

Writing to Remember “I write to remember,” these resonant words were spoken by author, Lee Smith at a recent book signing. Just weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending her lecture at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. Among stories shared complimenting her memoir, Dimestore, she told buoyantly of her days in Grundy, Virginia. Through these stories she captured fond recollections of her childhood, family and hometown region.  .. Read More

Doc & Merle Watson Museum to exhibit the artwork of Sarah West

Doc & Merle Watson Museum to feature the artwork of Sarah West at Historic Cove Creek School of Sugar Grove, NC 2016 Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove July 15th & 16th, 2016 It is a sincere honor to announce that Sarah West has accepted invitation to exhibit within the Doc & Merle Watson Museum at the historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. In.. Read More