Spring 2017 Studio Update

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kristen m. watson art studio
spring 2017 update 

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Variable Condition IV (detail, in progress), acrylic on panel, 12x12x1.5 in. © 2017 kristen m. watson
Dear *|FNAME|*, 

Spring has finally arrived! 
 
I've been thoroughly enjoying late afternoon jogs, even in the rain. Inhaling the warmth, the smells and sounds of the awakening earth has been so rejuvenating! What have you been doing to welcome spring into your life?

In March Dave and I traveled to New York to the Barrett Art Center to celebrate the opening of Digitalia, a juried exhibition that featured the TMI Prints from Digital Immigrant Installation. Many artists and fans attended and several artists gave brief talks about their work. 

I've just passed the halfway point of a 6-month artist residency at the New City Galerie and am really excited about the new work I'm making. You can read more about Variable Condition and see images of the work below.

Speaking of new work, I hope you'll stop by the studio and say hello. Just be sure to call ahead as my hours vary. Generally Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11-5pm.

Two big events are in the works in May at New City Galerie. Check out the details below along with current and upcoming shows.

Until next time...

                                            
The Variable Condition (working title) series is well underway. Through these textured, highly structured almost sculptural paintings I'm exploring perspective, pixelization (handmade vs. digital), varying conditions and outcomes (through color mixing and juxtaposition), and the experience of holding things (or views) so closely that we develop a myopic viewpoint. The paintings are symbolic of these habits of thinking and behavior. Technically I'm thinking about the nature of painting, specifically the unrepeatability of color mixing on a molecular level and how that contrasts with digitized bits of data.

On View Now

 

The SHE Project Part I
with Mary Admasian

 

Closing Reception: June 16, 5-8pm
Show runs through June 24, 2017
 
Castleton University Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland

 

Find directions to CU Bank Gallery here

 

      Read more about the SHE Project:              
Seven Days 
Take Magazine
Art New England
Vermont Public Radio. Have a listen!
 

Intuitive works in collage, paint, and ink


A rotating exhibition of original artworks available for purchase.
Curated by SEABA
 
Innovation Center
128 Lakeside Drive
 Burlington, VT

Open daily.

Closing Soon! 

Process of Continual Change

 
March 4-April 28, 2017 
Juried Show Theme: Following the Rules/Breaking the Rules

Free and open to the public.

T.W. Wood Gallery  
46 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT


Click here for hours and directions

You're Invited! 

"You're everywhere! How do you do it?" Mary and I hear this alot. So we decided to put our knowledge and experience together and share it with artists who want to take their practice to the professional level. 

ProArtist Marketing & Branding Workshop 
with artists Kristen M. Watson & Mary Admasian
Saturday, May 20th, 9am-Noon
New City Galerie, 132 Church Street (across from BCA)
Parking: Bank St. Garage (First two hours free!)
Limited slots available so don't wait to sign up. 
Details and Registration can be found here.
Open Studio Evening with Kristen M. Watson
When: First Friday May 5, 2017, 5-8pm
Where: New City Galerie, 132 Church Street (across from BCA)
Free & open to the public.
Talk to the artist, collect affordable, original works of art and enjoy refreshments.
Parking: Bank Street Garage, first two hours FREE.

Scrapbook 

Excursions and Adventures this Winter
Clockwise from top: Artist talk at the Digitalia opening reception, Barrett Art Center; Viewers engaging with TMI Series at NXNE opening reception, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center; selfie with my dear friend and figurative sculptor Susan Wilson (Putney, VT) at MassMOCA; Images from Nick Cave installation, MassMOCA.

ICYMI: New Video! 

She Project Panel Discussion- Castleton University
The SHE Project Part I Academic & Artist Panel Discussion, Castleton University, March 9, 2017

Get social with Kristen

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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 is also a member of the Vermont Arts Council teaching artist roster. 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 and installations. 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 completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and Rensing Center, South Carolina.