Nga Bui Katz

Nga Bui Katz was born in Vietnam.  She now resides between Charlottesville and Gordonsville with her husband of 50 years, Paul Katz.  Over the past 30 years, Nga Bui has exhibited her work world-wide, in Japan to Hawaii, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  About her life as an artist, Nga says, “Being an artist is a dream world and magical.  I can build bridges, create mountains, waterfalls, or just gardens of flowers among beautiful birds and cranes!  Above all else, I am a ‘Nature Painter’.”

Nga’s work is a style of painting called Sumi-é (ink, brushes painter) which does not ever  intend to duplicate nature, or compete with photographs.  Instead, there is a vision by artists who work in this tradition, and that is that they will strive to capture the essence of the beauty of the planet, reminding us to love and share and treasure it.

You can visit Nga’s work here, at “C’ville Arts Gallery” on downtown mall in Charlottesville, or on the web:

Cell 434-981-7615

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118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.