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Wednesday
Jul022014

Phone Skins and Covers

I am super excited to announce that you can now get a whole range of covers and skins for your phone/computer needs with my work on it at Nuvango. Never heard of them? Well you may know them by their previous name, Gelaskins. You've certainly heard of them, right?

Here's a couple to peak your interest, but there's loads more images to choose from. Take a look and if there's a piece of mine that you just can't live without on your phone that isn't available, let me know and I'll add it.

Have fun shopping!

Saturday
Jun282014

The Dude Abides

Hi everyone!
Opening in one week on Saturday, July 5th is the Quentin vs. Coen show at Spoke Art in San Francisco.
I'm a fan of all their films and had a difficult time choosing which to take my inspiration from. But after watching The Big Lebowski again, everything just fell into place.
I hope you enjoy my piece entitled, "Shut Up Donny" which measures 12.5" x 6.5" x .75" and is acrylic on maple (there will also be a limited edition run of prints). If you are interested in this piece or to request an advance collectors preview of the show, simply email spokeartgallery@gmail.com.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Thanks for looking,
Kristin

Wednesday
Jun182014

Rat Kings and Cutaneous Horns

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***Update: Click here for purchase information about this painting***

Hello everyone! As you can see above, I'm taking part in what is surely going to be one kick butt group show. I mean, seriously, look at that line up. We're talking some major artists here and my insecurities are definitely flaring up. The good folks at Glitch Gallery decided that my painting entitled, "Rattenkonig" should grace the back of the fliers. How about that?
My lovely ode to the glorious Rat King is acrylic on maple and measures 5" x 12.75". I've also created a small run of prints that will be available for the show.
If you're unable to attend the opening, the show will be placed online at the same time. No worries!

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I'm also happy to announce my next showcase at Auguste Clown Gallery in Australia opens July 20th. I've entitled it "Cutaneous Horns" and just couldn't resist sticking more things on creatures heads. This was a fun bunch to work on! Above you can see a snippet of "Poppy" and "Oasis" below. Both will be available along with three other brand new paintings. If you're interested in the online preview (and a chance to buy these guys before anyone else) simply go to Auguste Clown and subscribe to their mailing list - easy!

As always, I hope my creations have put smiles on your gorgeous faces (what? you're not gorgeous?). Best of luck if you've been looking for an original and thanks for everything!

xo
Kristin

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Monday
Jun022014

It's Pandamonium!

Opening this Saturday is Pandamonium at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA. My piece is called:

"Zhú"(which means 'bamboo' in Chinese)

8" x 10" x.75  Acrylic on maple

I've seen the previews for this show and they're all so wonderful! I highly recommend emailing contact@flower-pepper.com to be put on the preview list as this show is sure to be a hit. You can also inquire about the mounted prints I made of this piece as well as t-shirts.

Enjoy!

Friday
May232014

Spring Sale and New Mounted Prints

I just did some spring cleaning in my shop - gave it a new look and added quite a few brand new mounted plaques.

Take a look around and if you happen to see something you like, use the code SPRINGSALE when you check out for 15% off. That code will be good until May 31st.

Have a great weekend everyone and have fun shopping!

PS if an item sells out, don't worry, we'll make more :)

Thanks for looking,
Kristin

Tuesday
May062014

Upcoming Charities to Benefit Animals

There are two charities that I'm taking part in, the first opens this weekend and is being presented by Leanna Lin's Wonderland and Supahcute. Doggie Wonderland "Fun Adventures with Your Best Friend" will benefit Ken-Mar Rescue, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit small dog rescue. All the artwork and products for this show are $100 or less and since it's a cash and carry event, I'd suggest getting there early and staking your claim. I'm super excited to be taking part in this!

The show will open with a reception at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, May 10 (6-10pm).

There are tons of wonderful pieces for this show and with everything priced at $100 or less, there's sure to be something for everyone.

-photo credit: Leanna Lin

You'll see right there in the middle is a mounted print of my painting "Tex". It will be priced at only $55. Leanna and Supahcute always put on such wonderful shows and with this one benefiting such a great cause I highly suggest heading over there and taking part.

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The second charity is a slightly larger affair and is called More Than a Cone. They invited artists to re-imagine the "cone of shame” or e-collars as they are usually know.

They will be auctioning off the finished works at their Launch Party Extravaganza in Los Angeles on June 21, and you can join them.

Every single art piece will help benefit the great people at Best Friends Animal Society®; the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

I was so excited to be asked to participate not only because it's for another amazing charity but because there are so many amazing artists and designers. I'm talking Todd Oldham, Wayne White and Mishka -- amazing.

We were all given a huge array of e-collars to work with and free reign to do whatever we wanted with them. I layed them out flat and thought and thought and then it hit me! The interior, negative space of the cone looked just like a dog head and body to me. I sketched up a fun pup with some of his buddies and here you have my painting,

"Buddy's Buddies" acrylic on 16" maple round

I cannot imagine my life without my dogs (past and present) so both these charities hit close to home. If you're thinking about a new pet in your life please consider a shelter - you'll save a life and gain a best friend!

Thanks for reading :)

-Kris

Saturday
Apr192014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Tonight's the night! Opening in NYC for the first of a 4 city tour is the official Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show presented by Gallery 1988.

Ghostbusters! I couldn't get the dvd in my computer fast enough (for work purposes, of course) to watch it again and again. Classic. But how to commemorate such a classic movie? I was always partial to the demon dogs, Rick Moranis' character, Louis and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. I decided to start there and after playing around with some compositions this image just popped in my head. Clean, simple and it just made me laugh every time I looked at it.

"There's Something You Don't See Everyday"
7" x 10.5" x .75" Acrylic on maple
4 city tour:
Chicago: June 20 - 22
San Diego: Comic-Con

I also made 50 limited edition prints (signed and numbered) that will only be available for purchase at the actual shows. This is true for all the artwork, except a small selection of prints. Meaning, if you want something from this show, you might want to mark your calendars and get to one of the above locations!

Monday
Apr142014

Violet and Blue

I was asked to participate in the Imaginary Friends show opening at Gallery Nucleus this Saturday and I couldn't have been happier. C'mon, my whole life is made up of imaginary friends. Big furry monsters seem to inhabit every corner of my home so this was a no brainer.

I present, "Violet and Blue" acrylic on maple 10" x 11.5"

Everytime I look at these two I smile. I hope they have the same effect on you.

If anyone is interested, there is an exclusive online preview that will go out the day before the show opens where you can not only see all the artwork from the show, but purchase it as well. All you need to do is sign up here.

Thursday
Apr102014

Dooooodddyyyy!!!!

Ten years ago Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp opened Gallery 1988 on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles. Tomorrow they celebrate the gallery's anniversary by throwing one heck of a show. It's called "The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture" and the line up for this one is truly amazing. I'm honored to have made the cut and was challenged to create a pop culture piece on the...well, subtle side. Something that would take people a second to figure out.

Picture a country club with lots of beautiful people swimming serenely in the pool. Sipping drinks and sunning themselves.

Add a healthy dose of rowdy caddies and one candy bar.

Ring a bell?

I present, "Doody". Enjoy and congratulations to Katie and Jensen for creating Gallery 1988.

Monday
Mar312014

Snow Golem and Fire Wolf Pup

Coming up this Thursday is the opening of the Adventure Time group art show presented by Gallery 1988, Cartoon Network and Rook. The show will only be at their West location for 4 days! So RSVP is required for the opening - just email RSVPgallery1988@gmail.com

I decided to do a piece based off one of my favorite episodes, "Thank You". It's a sweet story of the Snow Golem and a lost Fire Wolf Pup and their unorthodox friendship. I call it

"Wooooo" 10" x 13" x .75" acrylic on maple

Besides the original there will be a small edition of prints available for a limited amount of time. This means, grab them while you can or they're gone forever! 

If you can't make the opening all remaining artwork will be posted online Friday at nineteeneightyeight.com

Enjoy!