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Jul 18, 2014

Today, Artsy Shark published a blog on my water paintings. Below is an excerpt. Click the link to read the full article. Enjoy the fascinating work of artist Kate Vrijmoet, who uses water as a visual, and visceral, part of her portfolio. Be sure to visit…

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Category: Press   Tags: Nonordinary Reality, water painting
Jul 3, 2014

Small is Beautiful Creative Placemaking in Rural Communities Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 25, No 2 (Summer 2014)Anne Gadwa Nicodemus Even folks entirely unfamiliar with the concept of creative placemaking intuitively grasp the potential for artist spa…

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Category: Creativity   Tags: Business and art
Jun 14, 2014

In Praise of Water Many have sung wine. Innumerable the poets who have lyrically ennobled their drunkenness, pledging the gods in the strong cup their soul has desired. Most precious wine, worthy of all praise! And yet the folly and ingratitude of th…

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Category: Painting   Tags: Poetry, Nonordinary Reality
May 27, 2014

A-n finds 71% of contemporary visual artists received no fee for taking part in publicly funded exhibitions in last three years.  This article from The Guardian is a good follow up to my last blog post. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/…

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Category: Art Business   Tags:
Mar 5, 2014

Collectors, artists, and arts organizations are crippling the very institution they seek to encourage. I’ve lived in Seattle for five years now. Seattle has a thriving and dynamic arts community. It’s been incredibly rewarding to live and work here as a …

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Category: Donations   Tags: Business and art
Feb 18, 2014

From February through March 1st I am exuberant that my portraits are being exhibited with Jacques Chevalier's at the Linda Hodges Gallery. If you haven't seen the work, please go by, bring a friend, preferably an art collecting friend...I do believe the …

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Category: Show   Tags: Portraits
Feb 10, 2014

Last month I shipped Nail Gun Accident to a patron near San Francisco. Today I spoke with the framer, answered some questions for her, after which she told me an extraordinary story about a man she had read about. The story she told recounted what happe…

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Category: Creativity   Tags: philosophy
Jan 27, 2014

"I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. Inspiration enables us to transcend our limitations and accomplish things we never thought possible. [...] When our tasks loom impossible before us and thre…

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Category: Philosophy   Tags: Portraits, Accident Paintings
Jan 24, 2014

Today I painted Suzan while she played the guitar. (Loved that!) I'm still working on the consistency of the paints, this one is slightly more drippy from the first two and I worked on integrating the shadows into the painting. I think I may go back in…

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Category: Painting   Tags: Portraits
Jan 23, 2014

Today, as promised, I thinned my paints a bit hoping for more drips akin to the larger portraiture. It wasn't enough I can see. Friday I paint again and I'll thin them another step and see how that changes the composition of the painting. This was a ver…

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Category: Painting   Tags: Portraits