Kerians Fine Art Blog aka K-FLOG Speaking of art….

16Jul/120

Pictures are Worth 1000

So, I have to say one of my favorite artistic sites ever is Worth 1000. It is a veritable visual smorgasbord! They have revolving contests for artists, writers and any other creatives to flex their creative muscles. I love the end products, and I'm sure you might be quite familiar with them. Some of the photoshop contest entries are so well created, people mistake them for real photos.Here is an advanced piece in the photoshop Contest titled "Relaxation."

Here are a few I have entered in the past. If you have a yearning to mess with a celebrities face or enter a logo contest, check out Worth1000.com

25Apr/120

It’s all Just a Story Library Schedule

"It's all Just a Story" is a traveling art show with a wonderful storybook theme painted by local artists, curated and managed by local artist Robb Conover. If you want to get a glimpse of this amazing show, please stop by. Each library will have an opening and will be hosting art related events. I am so excited to be a part of such a great experience with a bunch of really cool artists!

March - Oak Lawn Library

April - Bachmann Lake Library

May- Central Children’s Center Library

June -White Rock Lake Library

July - White Rock Lake Library

August -Park Forest Library

September -Lakewood Library

October -Prairie Creek Library

November Central Library – Fine Arts Library

 

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians

17Feb/120

Shoe Junkies UNITE!

Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly "can't-haves-quite-yet" and the "oh-don't-even -bother-dreaming -about-them" pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.

The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.

Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.

3Feb/120

El Corazon 2012

2012 El Corazon, White Rock Lake Dallas TX

The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!

Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3

Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm

The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com

17May/110

279 Artisan Trail show pics

It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn't get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!

16May/110

Tyler Art Walk- June 2nd

Come take a stroll through Tyler on June 2nd as the downtown stores open their businesses to the Artists of the area. I will be showing my work at Mange Express. You can find a map of the participating stores and more info at the Artwalk website. I will be painting my heart out and answering questions about my upcoming projects. There will be an amazing group of talented artists and performers.

The Artwalk is Saturday, June 2nd from 4-8

Hope to see you there!

Art Walk- Tyler TX- June 2nd

13May/110

Painting of the week- Pinstripes and rust

Pinstripes and Rust-Kerian Massey
Pinstripes and Rust-Kerian Massey

I just finished this painting last night for the art show this weekend. I love painting old rusty cars.

I just finished this painting last night. The man who owns this car refurbished it in a way that preserved the beautiful patina the rust left on the car. He sanded it smooth, just the way it was, so that the paint and rust were level and the he matte clear coated it. After that he pinstriped it and gave it it's name "Ratrod." It was love at first sight, from it's gleaming cherry rims to it's custom non-paint job.  Coolness encapsulated on 4 wheels.

This will be on display at the Flying Fish gallery and I will also be listing it on my website and Etsy.

9May/112

Etch a Sketch Masterpieces

You've seen them sitting on your niece's floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio's nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here's what I found....

http://www.etch-a-sketchartist.com/

The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, Jeff Gagliardi

With almost 35 years experience in Etch-A-Sketch Art, Jeff Gagliardi is known as one of the original, and still one of the best, Etch-A-Sketch artists.

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George Vlosich III

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, George Vlosich III

Since 1989 - at just ten years of age - George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world's greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as "the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world." George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.

For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: contact@gvartwork.com

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3May/110

Scott Weaver’s enigmatic toothpick city

Perhaps you cannot see your next art piece beyond the trees or you feel you've lost your way. Take a look at someone who has not only found his path but built it to suit his fancy. I just discovered an artist who has like many great artists before him, devoted a lifetime to one piece of art.  Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years fabricating a whimsical rendition of the city of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks! Not only is it an incredible ping-pong ball run with several seperate runs, giving tours of certain parts of the city, it also is a homage to the history and heart of San Fransisco.

So the next time you pick up a toothpick to scrape that broccoli out of your tooth, just imagine what else could be done with it!

Scott Weaver's intricate San Fran artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio until June 19th, 2011.

He is currently showing at the Tinkering Studio inside the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA.

29Apr/110

More info on the 279 Artisan Trail Art Jam

Second Saturday Art Jam

Mardi Gras Style!

EDOM TO BEN WHEELER, TEXAS
MAY 14, 2011
Shops open 10 a.m.
Dining & Entertainment til 11 p.m.

flying fish art show Fall2010

Bring your masks and beads!

Mardi Gras

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

LIVE DEMONSTRATING ARTISANS
Stop by by and watch me create my next piece de resistance at the Flying Fish gallery.

Artists, galleries, antique shops, garden centers, restaurants, music venues, and more along Farm Road (FM) 279 show off their wares, provide hands-on opportunities for visitors to create art, and demonstrate artist techniques to include knitting, jewelry-making,
coppersmithing, painting on silk, oil figure/portraits, and flame-worked glass.

LIVE MUSIC
Live “porch” music throughout the day in both the
Edom and Ben Wheeler downtown areas.

SATURDAY EVENING features:
Crawfish Boil with
Zydeco Stingrays, 8-11 p.m., Moore’s Store- Ben Wheeler
Zydeco-Stingrays
Local favorite Tommy Aduddell, 7-10 p.m., The Forge- Ben Wheeler
Tommy Aduddell

Musical storyteller Chuck Brodsky, 7:30 p.m. The Old Firehouse-Edom

Chuck Brodsky

Come Join the Fun!

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