Category Archives: featured artist

Auke de Vries and Ruth Taylor

Hi, everyone!  Check this out!  This is an animation by Haihatus artists, Ruth and Auke.  They have been at residencies all over the world for the last 6 months.  This one was completed here, in Finland.  But, check out their FB to see other awesomeness!  Link to Auke and Ruth’s FB page

I absolutely love this.  🙂  ❤

Chautauqua 2015

Priceless and still, mostly, speechless. IMG_1796 IMG_1780

Parcel from the bestest, Courtney Thompson:  The Hope CampaignIMG_1766 IMG_1758

My name is the far right gradation – by member of InterArts Collab, Kyle Terry.IMG_1750 IMG_1751 IMG_1738

One of Brant Weiland’s ideas coming to fruition.IMG_1728

That’s Michael DiBarry – another InterArts Collab friend!IMG_1701 IMG_1675 IMG_1668 IMG_1491 IMG_1478 IMG_1964 IMG_1971 IMG_1946 IMG_1931 IMG_1901IMG_1883

InterArts crew:  Kyle Terry, Darren Lin, Kelly Lenahan (, Michael DiBarry, meIMG_2093 IMG_2060 IMG_2057 IMG_2037 IMG_2023 IMG_2013

Postcard from Nay Nay, Renee Roberson!  IMG_1986 IMG_1940 IMG_2160 IMG_2146 IMG_2141 IMG_2135 IMG_2136 IMG_2134 IMG_2102

My Chautauqua Fam, Alison!!IMG_2100

and, the food they gave me!

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Package from my aunt!IMG_2296

One of many getaways.IMG_2295

Ayad!  Sorry, it’s crooked, I was creeping.  Ayad Almissouri’s Work – link hereIMG_2276

Some of Bran’ts workIMG_2334

more food from the ChauFamIMG_23442015 Neighbors studio in progress 2015 07 Neighbors close up at show IMG_1894

Brant and his piece at Fowler-Kellogg Center IMG_1899

And, me with mine!IMG_2039IMG_1500

Strohl Art Center, curated by Don Kimes


Awesome goblet by Maria Spiess – Check her out here!IMG_2374

Love my porcelain cup by Courtney Childers – See her work here!IMG_2361

Painter, Alex Nazar:  Alex Nazar’s Work – link here


Painter, Sarah Treharne:  Work – link hereIMG_2303

Painter, Cody James – Cg0404@gmail.comIMG_2332IMG_2170IMG_2171IMG_2197IMG_2183IMG_2180




Karen Ann Myers

Featured Artist and Statement:  Karen Ann Myers

Artist Statement (taken from website, see link above)

I am investigating the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer.

Initial Reactions

Is that…?  Yes, yes it is.  I love it.

I like that she pulls inspiration from the everyday media cult of “house and home” – not the Martha Stewart or Better Homes and Gardens of yester-generation but today’s trendy influences like
Anthropologie and Pier One.  The feminist viewpoint is not just a point in history.  Karen’s paintings display contemporary female sentiments – wrapped in trendy, expensive Anthropologie-like quilts, the female figure still displays vulnerable, often used, body language and countenance.

Listen to her speak about her work from her studio: