All That Is Left by Emily Priddy: $200

All That Is Left by Emily Priddy: $200

Emily Priddy is a Christiansburg resident who teaches 7th grade art at Blacksburg Middle School. Originally from Craig County, she developed a strong appreciation for nature and outdoor recreation during her childhood while playing in the woods with her brothers. This sculpture is made from casting with plaster gauze, with an acrylic paint finish. It features native plants such as Black Eyed Susans, as well as several types of ferns, and an interpretation of a Monarch Butterfly. While the sculpture carries inherent symbology, the artist leaves the true meaning to the interpretation of the viewer.

Black-eyed Susan by Savannah Penven: $75

Black-eyed Susan by Savannah Penven: $75

In this work, I sought to juxtapose the organic beauty of the native Black-eyed Susan flower with abstracted biomorphic elements. The geometric cut-out shape enhances the work’s composition, which I highlight by encircling the vibrant yellow petals with kaleidoscopic and shimmering neon forms. This work was created with location in mind as I purposefully chose bright and bold colors and shapes to create a striking contrast against the serene backdrop of the Pepper St. Garden.

Jack-In-The-Matrix by Maria Caldera: $111

Jack-In-The-Matrix by Maria Caldera: $111

Maria, 26 is from Venezuela. She has a  lifelong passion for art: clay, paint, music, dance. 2 years in New River Valley, captivated by its natural beauty, eager to explore further. ART STATEMENT: This artwork draws inspiration from the native beauty of ‘Common Jack-In-The-Pulpit’ flower (Arisaema triphyllum), intertwining nature’s essence with the intricate tapestry of our modern existence. It seeks to evoke a poignant reflection on the relentless dance between the natural world and the pervasive embrace of technology. In today’s era of digital dominance, nature’s resilience shines through, steadfastly captivating the human spirit and reminding us of the enduring wonder it instills within our souls.

Virginia is for Flowers by Ashley Wright: $80

Virginia is for Flowers by Ashley Wright: $80

Ashley is a Montgomery County mom, wife, and marketing and graphic design professional. Her favorite flowers are the hydrangeas and sunflowers her husband grows for her each summer. She enjoys reading, volunteering at her church, and being creative with her two sweet girls.

Dwarf Crested Iris by Mary Ratliffe: $30

Dwarf Crested Iris by Mary Ratliffe: $30

I have been a gardener and an observer of wildflowers for many years. I have also been drawing and painting flowers during those years. I am a member of the Virginia master naturalist. One of our goals is to encourage people to plant native plants in order to increase the number of bees, butterflies, and birds in our local environment.

Fleur Mosaique by Susan Brickhouse: NFS

Fleur Mosaique by Susan Brickhouse: NFS

Susan Brickhouse specializes in jewelry designs from classic elegance to Boho chic.

Originally from Roanoke, VA, Susan has nurtured her love of jewelry design from studying fashion design in college to working as a jewelry buyer for a major retail chain in Atlanta. After retiring from a second career in real estate, Susan started her jewelry business in 2011. Filamina Jewelry is named after her Mother whose love for unique jewelry inspired her to work with a variety of crystals and natural stones.

Susan currently resides in Radford, VA.

Be WILD!/Summer Sunshine by Selena McColley: $25

Be WILD!/Summer Sunshine by Selena McColley: $25

I play. I explore. I experiment with mediums, techniques and styles. I get frustrated and I have great fun! A scene or subject that captures my attention and grabs my heart’s eye becomes my focus. Sometimes it’s the light, or the colors or shapes. Sometimes it’s the “mood.” I try to recreate the moment in a way that does it justice and preserves that feeling of “Ooooooh…wow…”

Side A – Be WILD! Side B – Summer Sunshine