Nemacolin Galleries Artist Exhibit
The Nemacolin Galleries, located in the Chateau Lafayette, are proud to showcase some of our region’s finest artists. Every year, select regional artists are selected to exhibit their work either in the gallery or in our Chateau Signature Boutique. View our current artist exhibit through April 1, 2016 to appreciate and even purchase work. For more information, please contact the Nemacolin Experience Department at 724.329.6163.
Meet the Artists
Jason Floyd Lewis
Jason Floyd Lewis grew up in Clarion, PA and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design where he studied drawing and painting. He went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Since then, he has worked in the landscape genre using his three chosen mediums: graphite pencil, prismacolor pencil and oil on canvas. Jason continues to live in the Clarion area and exhibits his artwork around Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. He shares a studio space with his wife, Amanda, who is also an artist. They have one daughter.
"My artwork represents the landscape as I have observed it. The paintings and drawings represent real places, most of them near my home in western Pennsylvania. Most of the places I choose to represent are in some way memorable, such as rivers, roads or other significant landmarks. I am interested in the way man’s activities coexist and intermingle with the natural landscape in rural areas."
Randy Selbe grew up in Weirton, WV. Her mother and many extended relatives were artists, which motivated her to graduate from Kent State University's School of Fine & Professional Arts with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with an option in Illustration. She quickly landed a position in Columbus, OH designing magazine layouts. As the years passed, retail layout and design become Randy’s specialty and her career flourished, eventually becoming Assistant Art Director at Kaufmann’s. When the frequent overtime hours began to subside and spare time opened up, she rediscovered pottery. As fate would have it, Randy’s days are now filled with passion to continue to work with her hands, in clay. She is a member of Allied Artists and her artwork is often shown at the Tamarack Floor and Gallery in Charleston. She is also the first potter invited for membership in Gallery Eleven in Charleston, where she also currently maintains gallery space.
“Growing up in West Virginia, my family instilled a great love of the outdoors, travel and art. Life has granted a great diversity of stimulation and appreciation for natural beauty, from my childhood mountainside home to the many unforgettable scenes of my life's journey… The look and texture of my pottery expresses my life: visions of home, travel out west and abroad, vocations in the Caribbean Islands and many other indelible imprints and influences… I believe the organic nature of clay is best displayed by adding texture, stains, etched patterns, cutout designs and illustration. Vivid and earthy colors, designed patterns and detailed textures are some of the major characteristics I try to convey in my work… My goal and ultimate challenge is to create pottery that balances each sculpture's uniqueness and appeal with true functionality and usefulness.”
For more information, please contact the Nemacolin Experience Department at 724.329.6163.