Become a Sponsor!

Who wants to be a studio sponsor?! 

If you've ever thought "Hey, I really like Kate's work. I wonder how I can add to my personal collection on a regular basis for a minimal amount of money?", I have the answer for you. Okay, infomercial voice off.

I've just launched my Patreon page. Patreon allows you to support creators in a world of genres, media, and style for a monthly fee that you set. In exchange, each creator will offer some rewards. Sounds fun, right?

Here's my goal - through Patreon, you become an official sponsor of my studio, located at the Harrison Center for the Arts. Having a defined space to work and create, and being among a bustling community of fellow artists, is vital to my work. Your monthly pledge will go directly to studio rent, equipment, and supplies. 

So what do you get in exchange for your pledge? Here's the list:

Pledge $5 or more per month

You'll receive a handwritten, personalized thank you note and a 5x7 inch piece of original art on paper following your first month as a patron + you'll have access to my patron-only feed on Patreon, where I'll post insider, for-your-eyes-only content, AND I'll add your name to my sponsor wall in my studio so everyone will know how awesome you are!

Pledge $10 or more per month

I'll send you a monthly mailed art mystery package. Your package could contain a sampling of original art, stickers, postcards, recipes, doodles, or other goodies + the above.

Pledge $20 or more per month

You'll get 15% off all purchases for one year in studio or my Etsy Shop. I’ll send you a custom non-transferable coupon code good for anything in my Etsy Shop as well as a non-transferable gift certificate for in-studio purchases (Offer cannot be used for purchases in galleries through which I am represented/exhibiting) + the above.

I hope you'll consider becoming an official patron! I'm looking forward to coming up with some great items to include in my mystery art packages. Can't wait to get started!

 

Monument Circle Art Fair, Year Two

I'm baaaaaccck! I grew up hauling art for my mom to and from art fairs, then I worked for one for a long time (shout out to the Broad Ripple Art Fair!), then I took a break from all of that because art fair life is hard.

Even with all of that, I had never done an art fair for myself with my own work. Until last year. I took a chance and got a booth at the first ever Monument Circle Art Fair. And you know what? It was pretty fun. So much so that I'm doing it again.

The 2nd Monument Circle Art Fair is next weekend, October 8 from 10am-5pm and you can find me in booth #7 (same spot as last year). I'll be bringing a new batch of paintings, prints, and postcards, including my new Color Me! series.

And for the second year, MCAF is featuring my 'Monument' mixed media painting in it's promo materials - look for the banner at 30th and Meridian Street! The original can be seen in a show at City Gallery at the Harrison Center for the Arts through the end of October.

New Product Alert! Color Me Art Postcards

I'm jumping on the coloring bandwagon (something that has been my jam for years, YEARS!) with a new line of color-able postcards. 

I've created the black and white line art, you add your own twist of color, or send one off to a coloring page obsessed friend.

Currently, there are three designs available, but watch for more...

Each postcard is printed on matte cardstock that can stand up to markers and even some wet media (think watercolors) and is mail friendly - yes, please feel free to mail them!

Two of my coloring sessions with the new postcards, using Tombow USA's Dual Brush Pens.

Two of my coloring sessions with the new postcards, using Tombow USA's Dual Brush Pens.

These three designs are currently available in my Etsy shop, as well as two retailers in Indianapolis - Silver in the City and the Basile History Market at the Indiana History Center.

Have a shop? Interested in carrying these or any of my postcards (or prints)? Contact me about wholesale pricing!

Good Bones

Home improvement TV junkies probably already know, but for others, my artwork made it's TV debut on HGTV's Good Bones (formerly Two Chicks and a Hammer) last night!

After a studio visit back in December, ten paintings were selected for this Bates-Hendricks neighborhood home, renovated by the mother/daughter team from Two Chicks and a Hammer.

Photo credit:  AJ Mast/AP Images (HGTV)

Photo credit: AJ Mast/AP Images (HGTV)

Photo credit:  Leslie Segrete

Photo credit: Leslie Segrete

Photo credit:  Leslie Segrete

Photo credit: Leslie Segrete

Photo credit:  Leslie Segrete

Photo credit: Leslie Segrete

NEW IN THE SHOP: 'Let's go Racing'

New item alert! There's this little race that Indianapolis hosts each year at the end of May, you may know it.

In any event I've created an original painting, 'Let's Go Racing', in honor of this years running and am now taking pre-orders for fine art prints.

You can sign up for a pre-order of this 8 x 10 inch print in my Etsy shop, here, now through Monday, May 9 with prints shipping out by Monday, May 16. Prints are $25 (plus a bit for shipping).

Vroom!

 

Sketchbook Sunday: From Start to Finish

Keeping a sketchbook is all about the process for me. I use it to jot down notes, ideas, quick sketches, or to doodle patterns for hours. Only rarely does a finished piece resemble an actual sketch. This is one of those stories...

One of my favorite recent paintings is called the Water Bearer. It's about the things we carry with us. These things are heavy and in motion and even though we shouldn't be able to carry the weight, we do.

Here's the original sketch, done in August of 2013 while I was visiting Portland, OR:

And here is the finished painting:

As you can see, the title changed, but little else. You can see Water Bearer in person in my studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts on First Friday, April 1 (no joke!) or at the Indianapolis International Airport from June through September.