MacLeod’s Photos Go Abstract

Abstract photography, not exactly the words that come to mind when thinking about MacLeod’s photography. But sometimes when out wandering the countryside, she see’s something, ponders it and then discovers the light and colors that embody the essence of spring. Then, this happens. A remarkable contemporary abstract photo that captures that springtime feeling. Buy now. Two options: The print framed & ready for hanging…

What Has Lee Sauder Been Doing With His Time In Quarantine?

By Lee Sauder LEEBERT CONFINATION REPORT: Since Elizabeth and I both have our studios at home, and live a mile from the nearest neighbor, in many ways things haven’t changed much here, and in some ways for the better. Since commerce is currently hopeless, and I am lucky enough to have $ in the bank to last a couple of months, I have been…

Life With Pets – Growing a painting

By Karen Pannabecker This painting has been on and off (mostly off) my easel since February 11th. My inspiration first came from a video a friend posted on Facebook. She and her dog have been training in agility and they’re amazing to watch. Of course, it’s also inspired by my life raising all kinds of demanding critters. Those of you with pets get this,…

How the smile of one donkey touched others and they touched me.

  By Karen Pannabecker Many art buyers like to meet and talk with artists. They may not realize this works both ways. Artists also enjoy getting to know the folks who buy their art. A personal touch works both ways. In December 2019, I entered an oil painting of a laughing donkey, HAWW!, in Roanoke Carilion’s annual Healing Arts show. At its opening I…

Marsha Heatwole & Horsemania

October13th  is the auction for the Horsemania project! Local artists painted thirteen different life-sized, locally sculpted fiberglass horses, which are on display throughout the streets of Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County.   These painted horses will be auctioned on Oct 13th, more details.  The proceeds will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children). Cahoots own Marsha Heatwole painted one of the horses.  Learn…

Designer. Painter. Artist.

Pop quiz time! What do the items in the following photos have in common?   Why, they all sprang from the fertile imagination of Artists in Cahoots’ very own Sarah Gayle Carter, of course! Back in the day (late 80’s – 2007 to be exact) Sarah ran a successful design studio in Richmond where she trained her eye and honed her skills in line, color…

Your “Pier” Stories

Oh MY, What a Creative Bunch You All Are! Folks were challenged to create a back story for “Pier” images by photographer Gail MacLeod.   25 stories were submitted. As promised, the stories are published below.   We’ve picked 2 stories as the BEST.  And several others for Honorable Mention. The stories are heart-felt, funny, complex, insightful and perplexing.   They simply wowed us! First are the pics,…

Art That Brings Awareness

The Worth mom & daughter team is well known for their Historic Virginia Brick Collection jewelry designs. Lesser known is Rebecca Worth Warner’s national and international leadership in charitable causes – creating special jewelry designs as symbols of unity and awareness. Rebecca believes the language of art is a powerful communication tool.  This belief is evident in her creation of unique jewelry designs to…

The Softer Side of Iron Forger Peter O’Shaugnessy

Form is his thing:   Take something raw and transform it into beauty.   Conform nature to his aesthetic taste. Forging iron captures the creative energy of fire and iron. Peter similarly transforms soil, seeds, bulbs and sun into a colorful palette of nature in his flower gardens.  He forms his gardens like he forms his iron, with creative deliberation. Very colorful dahlias and day lilies…