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.
"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.
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!
The SHE Project Part I Academic & Artist Panel Discussion, Castleton University, March 9, 2017
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Road trip!! Sort of ☺️ join me and take a journey home to yourself this summer. Sign up now, space is limited. .
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These two lovelies from the Stratum series found their home today.
I’m so happy that my “pay what you can” donation based art collection program is helping to put my work into the hands of art lovers. 🙏🏼♥️ https://www.kristenmwatson.com/collagepaintings
Meet the newest Watson who has already stolen our 💕
Miss Kiva Naandhi Watson
Kiva (sanskrit): Fair; Beautiful; Gentle; Lotus; Shelter.
Naandhi (sanskrit): shout with joy, rejoicing
Born: August 5, 2018, near Pembroke Pines, FL
Gotcha day: February 1, 2019, HSCC, #BTV
Nicknames so far: Freckle-feet, Pinball, Neko (Japanese for cat) #adoptdontshop #adoption #catsofinstagram #cats #kittens #kittensofinstagram #adoptacat #petadoption @hsccvt
Another fabulous #intuitive #painting #workshop in the books @davisstudiovt today. Wanna try it? Newbies and experienced #artists welcome! I’m teaching them the first Thursday of each month in March, April, and May. Sign up at www.davisstudiovt.com #oilpainting #coldwax #holbein #dorlandswax #sequencing #sequencingart #art #create #creative #allaccessart #artforeveryone #innatecreativity #intuition
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Emerging, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 30x40x2". Part of the Bleed Series.
On view now along with a selection of my donation based artwork at Davis Studio Gallery, 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, Vermont. If you've had your eye on a piece and would like to see it in person, please consider dropping by. The studio is open M-F 9-5:00pm and on 8-2pm on weekends. @DavisStudiovt @starvingartistcafevt
I am committed to making sure no one is priced-out of a chance to own art they love. All original artwork completed in 2016 and earlier will be available on a “pay what you can” or “donation-based” model.
See it here: https://www.kristenmwatson.com/donation-based-art/
Why am I doing this? Read on...
About two years ago I started to reconsider my business model as I began to make a more conscious effort to live more closely to my values. I have always believed that artists deserve a fair price for their work, and I've tried hard to make my work affordable for a range of buyers. Yet it's become clear that it's most important for me to place the artwork with people who love and appreciate it rather than hold it captive because of money.
When any of us are asked to make a donation for something, it summons us to consider what its value is to us. I rely on your honest appraisal of what the value of this art is to you, and your honest contribution of that amount in kind.
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Kristen M. Watson's work focuses on conceptual installations and intuitive painting that begin with concentrated introspection and behavioral observation rooted in her study of spirituality and social psychology. Her art explores how thought, spirituality, and culture (currently digital culture) affect human behavior and relationships. See more at www.kristenmwatson.com