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Feb 15, 2017

Artist Statement I'm reworking my artist statement after a workshop I took. How does this work for you? Does it make my work clear? Kate Vrijmoet I am a figurative artist working primarily in paint, but also in social sculpture. I use the tools of cla…

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Feb 13, 2017

Given that it's the first quarter, I have tons of research to do. Here is my kitchen sink of links I need to follow up with. Websites and articles to visit/read Fiscal Sponsorship: http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Individual-Grantseekers/Fisc…

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Feb 10, 2017

The wrong approach I'm currently taking Sharon Louden's Creative Capital's webinar series about approaching the gatekeepers in the art world and LOVING it! On the topic of conversation during the third of four sessions I asked the question: What do you …

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Feb 8, 2017

Jen Graves, one of the last full-time paid art critics in the US resigned on February 8th.   Regardless of how you felt about her views, she has been extremely important to the health of this city and losing that well-informed critical voice is n…

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Feb 2, 2017

With the support of Issaquah Schools Foundation and ArtEAST we created this short film about The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human

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Category: Show   Tags: The Incredible Intesnity, Art & social change
Feb 1, 2017

New Year, New Goals I've been sucked under by the divisive politics of our time, like nearly all of my colleagues in the arts, and so many not in the arts. I'm not sure how that's going to change my work yet, except that it's paralized me for a bit while…

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Category: Art Business   Tags: Inventory, The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, YoungArts, Creative Capital
Oct 21, 2016

 See a preview of this stunning project produced by YoungArts. I'm so proud to be a part of this.  Our film, Variations on Breathing, will be released November 5  

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Jul 6, 2016

12 steps to working with people who live with mental illness I made a decision early in the planning stages of The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human not to include palliative programming. Recently, I listened to an NPR podcast that had me thinking…

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Mar 23, 2016

I can think of lots of reasons to take a break from work. For me, the biggest impact has been that I've been able to get away from the incessant approval machine. Even though I have intrinsic motivation for my art practice, when I constantly looking f…

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Category: Philosophy   Tags: Art Practice
Jan 19, 2016
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Category: Social Practice Art   Tags: Incredible Intensity
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