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KVA Member Artists

Jennifer Azarone
Image Transfer
Thomas Carey
Wood Turner
Kathleen Carr
Stefanie Culbertson
Betty Gerstner
Watercolor, Hand
Painted Porcelain & Colored Pencil. Specializing in Pet Portraits
Pat Hedden
Palette Knife Painting (oil)
Bill Jaeger
Stained Glass
Kathleen Jaeger
Mosaics, Acrylics, pen and ink, painting on glassware
Christal Nylin


KVA Guest Artists

Frank Andrews
Welded Copper
Rachel Baker
Fused Glass
Gigi Goochey
Brad Lewis
Scott Pincus
Silversmith - Jewelry
Bill Twibell
Located in Kona, on the Big Island, Hawaii

Original Art Created Exclusively by Big Island Artists
Kailua Village Artists began in 1987
It is now the oldest surviving artists Co-operative
in the State of Hawaii.

  • Glass: Blown Glass, Fused Glass, Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass

  • Paintings: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Colored Pencil

  • Photography: Ocean Life, Scenes around Hawai'i, Hawaii Volcano

  • 3 Dimensional Art: Ceramic, Concrete, Mosaic, Porcelain and Wood

  • Reproductions and Cards also available

Click on the name of an artist (left column) to see examples of their art.  
The art of some of our artists is not available yet.  
The name of artists for whom there are examples will be a "hot link" (usually underlined) in the column to the left.

 Check back often as we add more examples of our artist's art.


For the month of October, the Kailua Village Artists Gallery is featuring award winning photographer and wood turner Thomas Carey.

Tom became interested in photography while he was in junior high school in Southern California, just taking pictures of his friends surfing and skateboarding. As an adult, living in Ventura, CA, he was close to the beautiful Channel Islands, only eleven miles off the coast. Tom began SCUBA diving there in 1976. Soon after he bought a Nikonos III underwater camera. While diving for lobster, abalone and scallops, and spearfishing with his friends, he would dive with his camera instead of a spear gun. Quickly becoming more serious, he bought a used Oceanic housing for his Nikon F-2 camera, which allowed the use of many lenses and gave him more creative control.

After retiring and moving to Hawaii in 2004, Tom had more time to follow his passions, traveling the world to take marine photography underwater and topside, travel, landscapes, and portraits.

Tom’s photos have been featured in publications such as: Skin Diver Magazine, Sportfishing Magazine, Nat Geo Explorer and California Fish and Game Magazine.

Tom’s other medium is wood turning in his home studio in Kona. He specializes in Hawaiian woods, including Koa, Mango, Norfolk pine, Milo, Monkeypod and whatever nature generously provides. His work includes traditional bowl shapes, such as Umeke, used by Hawaiians for centuries, as well as more modern vases, platters, hollow vessels and spheres. He allows the wood to suggest what shape the finished piece of art will be, always looking to enhance the natural grains and swirls that are loved by collectors of fine wood objects.

We are located in the
Kona Marketplace
75-5729 Ali'i Drive, Suite C-110
 (on the walkway between Sunglass Hut and Sam's Hideaway)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

The gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Kailua Village Artists is a Cooperative organization. The gallery is managed by the members.

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