Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Work, Post-opening thank yous

First off, I want to thank everyone who was able to make my show opening at Gallerie M on Janaury 21st. For those of you who couldn't make it, the show will be up through mid-February, so if you missed it you can head down to Gallerie M, within the InterContinental in Milwaukee (139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI) until then. Make sure to vote for me at the ballot box while you're there!

Here are two newly-finished paintings to kick off February.

25" x 16"
Acrylic and graphite on illustration board

Self Portrait
30" x 40"
oil on canvas

Also, the public vote for the next Pfister Artist-in-Residence is still going through mid February, so remember to vote for me and TELL OTHERS how to vote so I can spend a year doing nothing but paint and exist in an aura of happiness in my free, awesome studio. More info on the residence is listed on the previous blog post, but here are some voting reminders:

Text "Kate" to 22333 (do it right now!)
Vote Online: http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/artistinresidencegallery/
Twitter: Write your vote for Kate with #ArtistinResidence in the tweet
Facebook: "Like" InterContinental Milwaukee, then write your vote for Kate on their wall

For those of you in Milwaukee, you can put ballots into a box at Gallerie M within the InterContinental in Milwaukee, or you can vote at the Pfister Hotel outside of the studio of the current Artist-in-Residence.

Another good way to vote is to pretend you forgot your cell phone, then ask people around you to borrow theirs so that you can text-vote for me using their phone as well.

I'm now going to eat roasted Chestnuts and watch movies to prepare myself for the epic snowstorm about to pound the midwest. For those of you in my area of the country, I recommend focusing not on how you'll have to dig your car out from 4 feet of wind-blown snow tomorrow, but on how awesome it will be to go sledding when work/school is inevitably canceled. Stay warm!