• Open Studio

    Open Studio

    My studio, along with the studios of the other artists of Building 30 in Magnuson Park will be open to the public on Sunday, November 5, from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Also that Sunday in the building, the Magnuson Park Gallery celebrates the opening of its first annual selected works exhibit of Building 30 artists, Art is the Only Choice. The exhibit features one of my works along with 25 other artists working in Building 30 and is on view during regular gallery hours through December 16, with all works for sale in time for holiday gift giving.

    The Magnuson Park Gallery is operated by Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE), a non-profit dedicated to building community and facilitating arts and cultural activities for the public within the park and the Sand Point Naval Air Station Historic District.

  • Storefronts Art Walk

    Storefronts Art Walk

    Vanishing Places
    A Shunpike Storefront Installation
    partially funded by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

    Located on Harrison St. between Boren Ave. N. and Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union

    August-November 2017

    My Storefronts installation is composed of recent works on paper that use the image of scaffolding and abstract structures to reflect the rapid development in Seattle (particularly in South Lake Union), and the iconic image of the sky scraper as the symbol of capitalism. The work also explores the idea of an imagined invisible scaffolding that holds up the universe, and an intangible essence that flows between the more familiar structures of the visible world. The work hovers somewhere between poetry, painting, and maps.

    Please join me for a FREE Art Walk on Monday September 25th. Each Storefront artist, including myself, will give a talk infront of their public art site. We will meet at the corner of John and Boren (right next to Thai Thani Kitchen) at 6pm. No need to register. Just show up!
    Happy hour to follow at Ballard Pizza Co. SLU.

    www.kareykessler.com
    www.StorefrontsSeattle.com

  • Storefront Installation in South Lake Union

    Storefront Installation in South Lake Union

    I now know the dates and location of my Storefronts installation in South Lake Union. My window is on Harrison Street between Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue and will be on view from August 16-November 7, 2017. I will send an update in September about the date for an art walk of the Storefronts installations.

    And, I'm proud to announce that I received a smART ventures grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to help fund my Storefronts window.

  • Work on exhibit during Seattle Art Fair

    Work on exhibit during Seattle Art Fair

    Seattle Art Fair is August 3-6 with hundreds of galleries from all over the world in the Century Link Field Event Center, and shows spread at galleries throughout the city.

    That week-end, two of my paintings will be in a juried charitable art show at the Bemis Building, from August 4-6, benefiting Facing Homelessness. The show is called "Unity at the Bemis."

    And, my work will be on exhibit at the Inscape Building which is having Open Studios on Saturday August 5th.

  • Spokane Signal Box: A Project of the Spokane Arts

    Spokane Signal Box: A Project of the Spokane Arts

    If you find yourself traveling to Spokane this fall (or anytime in the future) check out the signal box on the corner of 3rd and Thor — it will be covered with a vinyl version of my painting, Wonderment:

  • CoCA "Make America Create Again"

    CoCA "Make America Create Again"

    My painting, "a delicate balance" is included the CoCA member's show, Make America Create Again. The exhibition opens during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on April 6th from 6-9pm.

  • Shunpike Storefronts!

    I was accepted to the Storefronts program managed by Shunpike (a non-profit organization that supports artists). This program matches the work of local artists with vacant or under-utilized retail space in Seattle: Storefronts

    Stay posted as to where and when I'll be showing my work!

  • Open Studio!

    Open Studio!
  • EDGE program

    EDGE program

    Just finished the week long EDGE Professional Development Program at Centrum located in Fort Warden Park, Port Townsen, WA. The program was created by Artist Trust an amazing non-profit in Seattle that supports artists in their creative journeys. I have a lot of information to digest and lots of new friends to keep in touch with!