KVA Member Artists

Thomas Carey
Wood Turner
Kathleen Carr
Stefanie Culbertson
Betty Gerstner
Watercolor, Hand
Painted Porcelain & Colored Pencil. Specializing in Pet Portraits
P.L. Hedden
Impressionist Painter - Oils
Bill Jaeger
Stained Glass
Kathleen Jaeger
Mosaics, Acrylics, pen and ink, painting on glassware
Shannon Nakaya
J.D. Nelson
Christal Nylin


KVA Guest Artists

Frank Andrews
Welded Copper
Rachel Baker
Fused Glass
Gigi Goochey
Brad Lewis
Scott Pincus
Silversmith - Jewelry
Joseph Ster
Metal Sculpture & Jewelry
Bill Twibell

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Located in Kona, on the Big Island, Hawaii

Original Art Created Exclusively by Big Island Artists

Kailua Village Artists, since 1987
The longest running artists Co-operative in the State of Hawaii.


To our followers of Kailua Village Artists,

We are happy to announce that the Kailua Village Artists Gallery is open for business, with shorter hours for now.

We are now open from 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.

Customers entering the gallery are required to wear a face mask, to comply with the governor’s mandate. We have a hand sanitizing station as you enter the gallery. We will be sanitizing the area between customers to assure your safety.

We thank all of you for your continuing support of our gallery.

We look forward to welcoming new and past customers.



Kathleen T. Carr has been a fine art and professional photographer for over fifty years. She has worked with a variety of techniques and alternate processes over the years, but her vision remains constant.  In her words, “I seek to experience the radiance in all life and have my images express that radiance tangibly enough so that others may see and feel it, too. Caring deeply about nature, especially when I see such environmental destruction in the world, I want my photography to inspire people to honor the earth and all who live upon it.”

Her current passions are digital infrared, landscapes, nature, photographing and filming dolphins, whales and other life underwater, and the digital darkroom. Among her featured photographs this month are black and white photograph “Baby Humpback Whale” and hand colored infrared photograph “Mahina Dancing Hula” and a color photograph “Jade Vine Blossom.” Kathleen has lived in Hawaii full time since 2006, but spent months each year on the Big Island since 1991.

Kathleen received a BFA (cum laude) in Photography in 1970 and then studied extensively with Minor White and worked for Aperture, a renowned photography quarterly. In 1991 Kathleen was given a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. For decades, she taught alternative Polaroid techniques and Photoshop in colleges, art centers and the San Francisco Art Institute. She still offers private instruction in photography, Photoshop and the digital darkroom.

Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally, purchased for private collections, and has appeared in numerous books and periodicals. Her four books are Dolphins: Kindred Spirits; Polaroid Transfers; Polaroid Manipulations (Amphoto Books 1997 & 2002), and To Honor the Earth (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991).

Kathleen is president and a founding member of SOKO (South Kona Artists Collective), who host an Artists Open Studio Tour during the last weekend in February each year, see www.sokoartists.com. She is also a member of the art group, West Hawaii Artists Tribe (WHAT). Visit her website at www.kathleentcarr.com for more information.

Kathleen Carr will be working at the gallery on Tuesdays, November 2 and 16 and Saturday, November 27, 2021. Stop by and learn more about the breadth of her work.

Our Gallery Features:

Glass: Fused Glass, Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass

Paintings: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Silk

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

3 Dimensional Art: Metal, Ceramic, Mosaic, Porcelain, Wood and Origami

Reproductions and Cards also available

Click on the name of an artist (left column) to see examples of their art.  

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

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

Kailua Village Artists is a Cooperative organization. The gallery is managed by the members.

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