kristen m. watson art studio 

Fall update

Am I Pretty Enough for You Yet? (detail), Kristen M. Watson in collaboration with Mary Admasian, Dressing table & chair, cosmetics, beauty products and ephemera, lingerie. #theSHEProject © 2016 kristen m. watson

Am I Pretty Enough for You Yet? (detail), Kristen M. Watson in collaboration with Mary Admasian, Dressing table & chair, cosmetics, beauty products and ephemera, lingerie. #theSHEProject © 2016 kristen m. watson

Autumn is here and I've been getting outside to enjoy the colors, smells, and flavors of the season. I hope you have too! 
After a busy year of art-making and two ambitious exhibitions, I've been taking a break from studio work to let ideas percolate while I tend to other aspects of my practice. One vital activity to recharge my imagination is going to lots of art openings. Talking with the artists and visitors, engaging with the art, and seeing what others are doing in terms of technique, materials, and concepts inspires and influences my studio work in so many ways.  I'm so grateful for all the artists in our little state! 

Visitor interacting with rəˈflekt, kristen m. watson, 2016, cosmetics ingredients list written using make up on mirror, overall dimensions approximately 60" x 240". written alphabetically by mirror from left to right.  

Visitor interacting with rəˈflekt, kristen m. watson, 2016, cosmetics ingredients list written using make up on mirror, overall dimensions approximately 60" x 240". written alphabetically by mirror from left to right.
 

The public response to the SHE Project has been astounding. Besides two well attended receptions for the show, feature articles have appeared in Seven Days and Take MagazineAnd stay tuned for more from Art New England and VPR. We are so grateful for the interest and engagement the show has been receiving.

Have you been to see it yet? I'd love to hear what you think. If not, it runs until October 28. Find directions and gallery hours below.

"Untitled (blue bleed)", 2016, 16x16in., acrylic on canvas; ©2016 kristen m. watson.

"Untitled (blue bleed)", 2016, 16x16in., acrylic on canvas; ©2016 kristen m. watson.

You probably also know by now that I'm conducting a crowdfunding campaign to fund an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. 

In a recent interview with the Vermont Arts Council I said that crowdfunding is an "opportunity to experience profound gratitude", and I really mean that. It's about so much more than raising money; it's about connecting with new fans, reconnecting with friends and longtime fans, and getting my artwork out there where it can be enjoyed by others.

The campaign is coming to an end this weekend and I could really use your help. With only $680 left to reach my goal, I am hoping you will help me close that gap as quickly as possible.  Every bit of support, large or small, makes a difference. Suggested amounts begin at $5, but you can contribute any amount and you can do so anonymously if you wish. In exchange you can opt to receive artwork at special campaign prices. 


If you'd rather not participate online, checks are also welcome. Please specify which artwork you'd like to receive with your contribution. Kristen M. Watson, 614 Sodom Road, Georgia, VT 05468.

It's not easy to ask others for money, please know how much your support means to me. 

Warmly,

Visit my campaign

On View Now

The She Project Part I

Through October 28 at L/L Gallery at UVM. 
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-8:30pm and Saturdays 12:30-4:30pm
Click here for directions.

Intuitive works in collage, paint, and ink
An ongoing exhbition of rotating artworks curated by SEABAInnovation Center
128 Lakeside Drive, Burlington, VT

Open daily.

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Kristen M. Watson

Kristen makes and teaches art in a broad range of media. She’s a licensed art educator and masters of Art education candidate at St. Michael’s college. She was also recently accepted to the teaching artist roster for Vermont Arts Council. As a teaching artist, Kristen splits her time between her home studio and the classroom. She teaches analog, digital, and stop-motion (claymation) processes to children and adults at Burlington City Arts. She’s also teaches visual arts at Davis Studio, Burlington. Kristen’s work focuses on mixed media painting, analog photography, ceramics, and small scale assemblage. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in both group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private collections. She has recently completed an artist residency in mixed media painting at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.