Nature's Fantasy

WVTF/RADIO IQ in partnership with the League of Roanoke Artists presents Nature's Fantasy part of our year long series of Art Open House receptions at our Roanoke broadcast center on Friday, August 16 from 5-7 PM.

The show Nature's Fantasy will be on display at our Roanoke broadcast center through November. The show features the work of:

Julie English - "I love to do acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink and photography. My love for painting started in 1987 when I felt I needed to do something creative. Interest for photography started in the 1960's while I was stationed at Lowry AFB, Colorado.

Julie has won several awards including the Watercolor award, 2001 Best New Artist at Rescue Mission, First Place watercolor landscape 2006 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Festival and Judge's Choice Honorable Mention for the National League of American Pen Woman of the Roanoke Valley at the Seventh Annual Showcase of the Arts for League of Roanoke Artists. 

Linda Schaar -          “The life of an artist is a never ending process of learning and discovery.  I am inspired by the effect that light has on color and the way color changes in shadow. Nature is a wonderful teacher.”

Born in Kentucky and raised in Wyoming Linda has lived in several states throughout Central and Eastern America.  She now lives in Salem Virginia. 

Her paintings hang in a growing number of private and corporate collections in North America and Australia.  She has won several top honors in art shows in Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia.

She is an active member of The League of Roanoke Artists, Bald Knob Artist and Oil Painters of America.  Her work can currently be viewed at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke, Virginia. 


Jane Haddad - With a BS in Biology and a Master’s degree in Science Education, Jane has taught high school biology for nearly 30 years in the Roanoke County School System. 

She has no formal training in art, but has taken a few workshops in the last 10 years.  Basically self-trained, she has used her knowledge of living things to paint the things that she loves since retiring from teaching. 

She has won awards in several art shows in the Roanoke area, and her art can presently be seen in the Wildflour Café on 4th Street.  

Food provided by:  Center Stage Catering

Wine provided by: Chateau Morrisette