Thanks to this visitor to my exhibit at the Grandin Theater:

“Hey Kanta! I was on way my home for the holidays with my friend who lives in Roanoke Virginia. And we went to watch Perks of Being A Wallflower at the [Grandin]theatre and when I got to the second floor, I was amazed.You artwork captivated me in so many ways.I loved the vivid colors you used and the different signs as well that represented different words. I just wanted to say great work and I hope I can stop by and see more of it one day! It was beautiful. Made my whole entire 10 hour drive back home worth it!”

-Kerstin Marie, Doylestown, PA

photo by Shannon Ainsley

photo by Shannon Ainsley

Kanta Bosniak Folk Art Gallery & Chapel  Located at 114 S. Locust St., between the Republic of Floyd and The New Mountain Mercantile, is a museum of my original paintings, art prints, and sacred art arrangements, or shrines within a shrine. The entire environment is really a sort of sacred environment. I call it #artchurch. I created it as a uniquely artsy wedding venue for couples who want something complelety different and fun. So, in addition to the weddings I officiate in venues throughout the region, I also do Boho Chic Elopements and Small Weddings inside my gallery chapel the heart of beautiful Floyd, Virginia. The Gallery/Chapel is open by appointment only for weddings and is not open to the general public.

As of Autumn 2016, because of the increasing time demands of my writing and wedding schedule, I closed the gallery’s little book and art print store. If you’re interested in art prints, you’ll find two links to purchase prints on the Art Prints page.

Photo by Kanta Bosniak

Photo by Kanta Bosniak

Photo by Kanta Bosniak


Individual Portraits

Wedding Portraits

Sample Wedding Portrait:

Memorial Portraits

Musician Portraits/Album Cover

Mandalas -House Blessing Mandalas


For commissions: Individual/Corporate/Spiritual & Educational Organizations, contact Kanta

To see sample House Blessing mandalas, view YouTube clip above” Kanta Bosniak at Crave Cafe.”

Link to Review by Art Critic Ron Schira Reading Eagle 7/11/10

“I got a chance to see the show and was thoroughly rewarded for my efforts. How lovely, delightful, innovative, fresh! I was really impressed by the integration of so many different elements.” -Bob Wallace, Art Designer for films, Wilmington, NC

Kanta Bosniak is a contemporary folk artist. Her visionary paintings radiate joy with highly staturated color, inspirational themes and a sense of fun. Graphics for Kanta’s books and and audiobooks are designed using her original paintings and drawings.

Artist Statement:
I became interested in art, religion and metaphysics at age 5, when I began making icons, mandalas and Mock-Monets with my crayons. My work reflects a love of the arts and artifacts of various cultures, from ancient times to modern pop trends. Diverse influences include my Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, Russian iconry, American and Mexican folk art, late 60’s/early 70’s art and fashion, Kandinsky, Roualt and the fabulous Coco Chanel, who said, “Adornment is never anything but a reflection of the heart.”

I go to that place in myself where the joyous Inner Child basks in the love of the Creator and expresses itself with abandonment and full, authentic liveliness. Whatever I have learned or experienced in meditation, inner work and personal healing goes into the mix; it’s all art supplies and it’s all good! The icons, altars, and wearable art are intended for the owner to enjoy. My wish for him or her is to be validated and fed daily by the visual and tactile reminder of limitless possibility.


Selected Shows & Art Bio:

Solo Shows too numerous to mention include leading holistic centers, public media, universities, galleries and spiritual centers. A few are listed below:

Ongoing: “Sacred Space and Mentors of the Peace” Kanta Bosniak Folk Art Gallery

“Mentors of the Peace,” Virginia Tech

“Icons,” the Jacksonville Center for the Arts

“Icons,”Kutztown University

Icons and Sacred Threads
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY (w/Artist-in-Residency, twice)
The Association of Research and Enlightenment, VA Beach (w/workshops)
The Heritage Center, VA Beach
Wilmington Public Radio
Barnes & Noble
Crave Cafe

Art for Healing
University of North Carolina (with workshop)

Images of the Goddess
The Spectrum Gallery

Icon, I Can: Models of Inspiration“:
Blue Ridge Public Television
The Black Water Loft
Mojo Cafe
Phoenix & Dragon

Cups of Abundance
The Black Water Loft

Two Woman “Sacred Space”  Shows with Diane Porter Goff:
Heart of the Goddess
Pebble Hill Church

Two Woman “Sacred Space” Show with Rev. Kelly Sisson:
Urban Artware

Images of the Madonna
Three Person Shows with Alex Wind and Doc Kennedy, various venues throughout Southwest VA

Heaven & Earth” Group Shows:
Virginia Tech Perspectives Gallery
Virginia Tech Armory Gallery
Colonial Baptist Church
Gallery 1
Glade Church
various venues throughout Southwest Virginia

One: Voices of Our Village” w/Community Artists of Bethlehem
The Banana Factory

Kanta’s art has appeared in the book Beautiful Necessity (Thames & Hudson, London 1999), RAW VISION, Sagewoman, and Magical Blend, The Edge, and Magus, Point of Light,  and Tidewater Women (cover article) magazines, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Roanoke Times/NRV Current (cover article), Wilmington Star, Virgina Pilot, and in the PBS/CINEMAX/PBS television film, The Gospel According to Jesus (Magnetic Arts).

Review, “Images of the Goddess”, Spectrum Gallery:
“I got a chance to see the show and was thoroughly reward for my efforts. How lovely, delightful, innovative, fresh! I was really impressed by the integration of so many elements.” -Bob Wallace, Art Designer for films

Client Comment, Personal Sanctuaries:
“Over the past 10 years I have admired the work of Kanta Bosniak. Her sensitivity to form, color, and spirit is truly unusual. The warmth of her Madonnas, the depth of her female archetypes, and the incredible power of her wearable art stay with me as I live my day-to-day life. I was very pleased with the altar Kanta created for me. In her altar, she captured my deepest interest, the nurturing and love of children, which radiates every time I pass it.
Phjyllis Albritton, Investment Counselor, School Board Member, Blacksburg, VA

Honored Guest:
“Icon, I Can: Models of Inspiration” Black Water Loft Show:
Gov. Mark Warner

A few Selected Collectors:

Archbisop Desmond Tutu
Rev. Catherine Ponder, author
The Caron Foundation
Rev. Edwene Gaines, author, presenter
Norris Chumley, PH.D., film producer, author
Tom Johnson, Owner & Director, The Heritage Center
Woodstock Jewish Congregation
Atonement Lutheran Church (Wyomissing PA)
St Vincent’s Catholic Church (Phila PA)
Zion Lutheran Church (Floyd VA)
Pebble Hill Church (Doylestown PA)
Rev. Chistopher Ian Chenoweth, Founder, Positive Christianity
Rev. Diane Scribner-Clevenger, author & Minister
Millicent Greason, Owner Urban Artware
Kay Turner, author, Folk Arts Director, Brooklyn Folk Arts Council

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