The Greenbrier Artists are a group of over 70 working artists who meet every Thursday morning during the school year to paint at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV. Throughout the year we have we have workshops, demos, critiques, exhibits, and paint-outs. Dues are minimal and all are welcome to join.

Works posted on this blog are not in any particular order.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Greenbrier Artists 2011 Calendar

New 2011 calendars are now available at $16.00 each. This is our third year for the calendar project with many new exciting images. Each image is suitable for framing. Proceeds for the project are used to fund scholarships for the members, to art workshops sponsored by Greenbrier Artists each year. You may order by contacting, Jeanne Brenneman,, Pamela Gatens,, or Rose Dobbins, They will make great Christmas presents.

Sharon Johnson

Sunny Spot, 16 x 20 framed watercolor, $200. Prints available

"Rhododendron" 16 x 18 framed watercolor, $200. Prints available.

"Glade Creek Mill" 30 x 38 Framed watercolor, $600.00. Small prints available.
A self taught artist, Sharon is primarily a watercolorist. Her love for art started as a child and developed into a serious endeavor when she joined The Greenbrier Artists in 1985. Sharon is also a member of Allied Artists of West Virginia, West Virginia Art and Craft Guild and a signature member of The West Virginia Watercolor Society.

A resident of Greenbrier County, Sharon and her husband Gary live on a small farm where they buy, sell and train miniature horses. Their travels in this “hobby” and her love for nature has been the inspiration for many of her paintings.

Sharon has her art exhibited and for sale at various locations in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and New Jersey.

Artists Statement: I enjoy using my God given talent to express the beauty of this world through light and color.

Pamela Gatens

"Rose Pitcher" watercolor

"Anemones for Me" watercolor

A native of Dallas, Texas, Pamela has enjoyed a career as a graphic artist and typesetter since 1971. After living in Los Angeles for 20 years, she and her husband Pat moved to Hillsboro, WV in 2002. They live on the Greenbrier River with their Yellow Laborador, Barker and a senior tabby cat. Pamela joined the Greenbrier Artists in 2003, and has been painting her favorite subjects, cats and flowers, in watercolor ever since. She is also a Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and enjoys teaching workshops locally. Pamela's notecards, prints and bookmarks can be found at Tamarack in Beckley, as well as her colorful hand-dyed shirts and tote bags.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Genevieve Gillen

"Sunlit Sweet Peas" watercolor

Genevieve Sowards Gillen is a member of Greenbrier Artists and West Virginia Watercolor Society. She is serving as Vice President of Monroe County Arts Alliance, having been President twice. Gillen lives on Swopes Knobs. She has spent the past ten years studying with diverse artist-teachers in six states after teaching fifty years, pre-school through graduate university. As a painter, Gillen likes watercolor, oil, pastels, and colored pencil. Several dozen art workshops have been held in her mountaintop gallery, taught by teachers from West Virginia and North Carolina.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Greenbrier Artist 26th Annual Exhibition at Carnegie Hall

The Greenbrier Artists Annual Art show and Sale is currently open. In conjunction with First Fridays in Lewisburg, the public is invited to a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Old Stone Room at Carnegie Hall on May 7th. Artists are also displaying chocolate themed art in the Old Hardware Gallery in downtown, Lewisburg. Look for more works on display at the Old Hardware Gallery through out the year. You may also find Greenbrier Artists work being displayed at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Physicians Clinic and the Greenbrier Valley Library.

Cyla Allison

"Flag and Chair" watercolor

"Almost Mud Season" watercolor

"The Jetty at Long Island Sound" watercolor

Cyla Allison, Ph.D., comes to the visual arts from a lifetime spent in the literary and human science fields. “I’ve always been interested in the visual arts, but never had the time or the supportive atmosphere to develop that interest until I fell in with the Greenbrier Artists.”

“I usually start my paintings with a feeling in mind or an observation about humans and their interaction with their environment. I like the viewer to look at a common scene with new eyes, even surprise. If the viewer pauses, has a flash of feeling before he moves on, I have been successful.”

In addition to her art, Cyla has an interest in Civil War Living History taking an active role in events including the Battle of Lewisburg. As the 2nd WV Cavalry, Cyla together with husband, Eric Stahl, bring their horses and Eric is the bugler. Cyla has organized the Education Day for three years, bringing about 900 West Virginia school children for a day of living history at the New River Technical Community and Technical College.