Artist Spotlight from OBX

While visiting the beautiful rugged beached of the Outer Banks, we decided our weekly Artist Spotlight would feature a variety of artists from the area. Being on vacation with my sister, also an artist who was featured previously, Copper Chameleon, she mentioned some artists that she has heard of locally.

Kathryn Osgood is a studio jeweler, enamelist and assistant professor at College of The Albemarle in Manteo, NC. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University. Her fabricated and enameled jewelry pieces are inspired by botanical forms and the flora and fauna of her coastal North Carolina environment. She has been published in The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration, 1000 Rings, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings, Contemporary Enameling: Art and Techniques, and The Art of Jewelry :Wood.
Another local gallery, further south on the Outer Banks, is owned by my cousin in Hatteras. Jenn Johnson owns the Blue Pelican Gallery, which features the works of several artists. She herself is a photographer.
“Jenn” Johnson is a lifelong Hatteras Island resident. She attended UNC-CH on a Morehead Scholarship, and graduated with a degree in Journalism before returning to Hatteras. She worked with a real estate company until January 2006. At the urging of friends and family, she turned her photography hobby into a career, exploring the beauty of nature around her through photos, and opening Blue Pelican Gallery (which also features her unique handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry) in Hatteras Village.