Monday, January 17, 2011

Vote for me! Vote! VOTE!

Hello all
I am one of 6 finalists up for the 2011 Artist-in-Residence position at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Voting has begun today! Here are all of the different ways to vote for me:

Text: Text "Kate" to 22333.
Twitter: "I vote for Kate Pfeiffer #ArtistinResidence
Facebook: "Like" InterContinental Milwaukee on facebook, then post your vote on their wall
Manual Ballot Box: Ballot boxes are located at Gallerie M and at the Artist in Residence Studio at the Pfister in downtown Milwaukee

Personally, I recommend voting
all of the different ways, but that is just me.

You may also watch my video interview (taken from the Pfister Blog) here:

Search for the Next Pfister Artist in Residence: Kate Pfeiffer from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

Voting will take place for the next few weeks. Tell art-connoisseur friends! Tell regular friends! Tell confused strangers!

And don't forget to come to one of my 2 show openings on January 21st.

Gallerie M
Intercontinental, Milwaukee (139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee WI)
Opening reception January 21st, 5-9PM

Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main Street, Alhambra, CA
Opening reception January 21st, 7-10PM

Society of Illustrators Los Angeles

My piece "5th of July" recently received a Bronze Award in the Gallery category from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles (SILA). I am elated about the award.

The award exhibition, Illustration West 49, will be held at Gallery Nucleus, in Alhambra, CA. The opening reception will be on January 21st from 7-10PM. The exhibition is sure to be phenomenal, as it contains artwork from talented illustrators from around the country.

49th Annual Illustration West Exhibition
January 21st- January31st
Opening Reception 7-10PM, January 21st Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gallery Night, Residence Opportunity, and New Work

Happy New Year everyone! My original resolution was to avoid getting a cold using nothing but vitamin C and sheer will, but I've already failed. My new resolution is to be a less serious board-game player, since I've gotten in 5 real-life fights with my brother in the last week while playing board games.

Here is some new work:

oil on masonite
18" x 24"

oil on masonite
18" x 24"

oil and charcoal on illustration board
21" x 26"

In other news, I have been selected as a finalist for the Artist in Residence position at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Five Milwaukee-area artists and myself will be showing at Gallery M from January 21st through mid February, and each of us are hoping to be the 2011 Pfister Artist in Residence. While the final decision is made by a panel of judges, everyone has the ability to vote for his or her favorite artist.

I highly recommend voting for me. I am my favorite candidate for the position.

The opening reception will occur on Gallery Night, January 21st, from 5-9PM at Gallery M, located at the Intercontinental in Milwaukee. Come in, see some amazing art, and vote! In addition to art, there will be live music, appetizers, cocktails, and me in a dress, so come in and say hi!

Apparently there is going to be a live-feed twitter and text voting, which means that I will probably have to give in to creating a Twitter account. It also hopefully means people will be able to vote even if they can't make the event. I will definitely keep you updated on how to vote as I get more information.

You can find directions and more information about Gallery Night & Day here. After the show, be sure to check out the show of the current Pfister Artist in Residence, Katie Musolff, who will be having a show and reception at the Pfister from 9PM to 11:30. You can read more about Katie Musolff and the Pfister Artist in Residence program here.

Finally, here is a peek at the painting I'm currently working on:

Self-Portrait (In Progress)
oil on canvas
30" x 40"