Unique & Original Art By Keri Joy Colestock

Unique & Original Art By Keri Joy Colestock

Six pieces of mine were published in Contemporary Sculptor table book.

Xanadu's September Catalogue

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About Me:

I have been a contemporary artist since 2003. It was then I was finally diagnosed for a long existing bout with Lyme Disease. Due to the mental and physical damage from the disease, it was a challenge to get out of bed each day, much less find my creativity. However, "can't' and "won't" have never been a part of my life. Since then, I have proudly created and sold 1500+ original pieces starting with my "Wall Dancers." I now am recycling found objects. My work can be seen at 4Art Inc Gallery in the well known Zhou Brothers Art Center. My goal is to continue to create beautiful works of art fueled by passion, whimsy and imagination.

My "Makin' Purty Music" won1st Place Award in the Harvard Gala masquerade Ball exhibit
October 29-present I will receive a solo exhibit in 2014

Centerline Exhibit At The Zhou B Art Center September 2013 – Present

My "With Love & Respect" a 5' 4" Day Of The Dead piece will be included in this exhibit.

"Shattered Mirror" Exhibit

4Art Inc Gallery
September 2013 – Present

This year is "Shattered Mirror"
My "Shattered Mirror" project required me to go back a lifetime and create as well as conquer demons from my past. I needed to break through my mirror and build a dollhouse I bought myself 30 years ago. It was just a simple empty dollhouse but I wanted to make every miniature that went inside it. I think most females wish they had a dollhouse if they never had one and it was a gift to my inner child. I was an abused wife for 12 years widowed when I was 31. The dollhouse was thrown into a garbage bag I lugged around for years forgetting about it living my 'new' life. Prior to our gallery's annual exhibit which was "Shattered Mirror" I chose to go back a lifetime, open cans of worms and demons but build my

August 2013 – Present

Publishers Choice Artist On-line

Art & Beyond
May 2013 –

Doll Master Magazine Front Cover

Featured Artist
April 2013

I was published in International Contemporary Artists

I was contacted by Carolyn Graham Edlund & Carolyn published my artist profile on the Arts Business Institute blog.
May 7-present

Art & Beyond Studio
Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their May/June issue

I was on the front cover of Doll Maker's Magazine In Russia
April Edition

My work now can be seen at 4 Art Inc Gallery where my work & I have found a wonderful new 'home' in the well known Zhou Bros. Art Center

Art & Beyond Studio
Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their January/February issue
January 2013

Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award
November 2012t

I was chosen to be an Emerging Artist On Art Jury
October 2012

In September six pieces of mine were published in the Contemporary Sculptor table book
September 2012 – Present

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 25th 2014 Won Honorable Mention at the Starline Gallery My "Chinese GNU Year"

It as great seeing these great people again. They are just AMAZING! They put their hesrts into every exhibit. They WILL spoil you with food & libations. Nancy Merkling I could not love more! Great photographer & an amazing woman. We were brought together by a friend after Nance was diagnosed with Lyme & my 13 yr. battle with it. On the 2nd floor are artist studios, the atrium that is an absolute gorgeous sit, music on both floors & hugs are plentiful!

I Won 1st Place At The Starline Gallery In Harvard The Gala Masquerade Ball

Boy was that a surprise I did not know the show was juried! After walking around Ric tells me to check out my "Makin' Purty Music" & the ribbon was hanging there! They have only 1 first & 2-3 honorable mentions. This award gave me a 'featured artist' show there on August 22nd! How cool! The people there are amazing & it takes 70 volunteers to pull this off. They do things 1st class all the way. From hor dourves being passed around to the yummiest Truffles you can imagine! Full bar & music.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"OMG! Oh Mardi Gras" Themed Group Exhibit At The 4Art Inc. Gallery

"Surely You Jest!" 1st Piece For "OMG! Oh Mardi Gras" Exhibit At the 4Art Inc Gallery located in the Zhou Brothers Art Center we have themed group exhibits. Next month it is "OMG! Oh Mardi Gras!" We are allowed to make 3 pieces but each HAS to have a mask. My 1st piece completed (below) is "Surely You Jest!" The 3rd piece will not be revealed until I take it to the gallery! The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 so if you give Robin Rios a call prior to you coming she will make sure she is there for you!
"I'm Horny" Piece #2 For "OMG! Oh Mardi Gras!" My sneak previews always leave you guys wondering what I am going to do next! First post when I started this I died this mannequins hair red took her literally for a hair cut.......................her head then was cut in half! My sneak previews always leave you guys wondering what I am going to do next! First post when I started this I died this mannequins hair red took her literally for a hair cut.......................her head then was cut in half!
The 3rd piece has to be an all time Keri favorite! Just not revealing it yet! Hugs & stay warm!

Holy #$%^! What a GREAT beginning to a New Year!

I received this email January 1st early morning. And it rocks hard! My artwork will be included in artwork in the San Francisco vs Chicago issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The "Centerline" Exhibit In October At The Zhou B Art Center "With Love & Respect"

I always wanted to make a life-sized piece so I did!!!!!!!! This baby is 5 1/2 feet tall. I decided to use the old Japanese fan & the skeletons & skulls I had & make her into a Day Of The Dead piece. Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

The Annual Exhibit At 4Art Inc Gallery "Shattered Mirror"

It pretty much spells out my self 30 years ago. I opened a 'can of worms' but have my dollhouse! Besides 2 glass jars I made EVERY miniature in this piece! What a labor of love!

"Makin' Purty Music" & "Shit Creek Paddle Company"

Makin' Purty Music" Found this xylophone & love the metal & shape. When I posted it it was still 'under construction!' My white pieces got ruined by heat NO saving them after trying multiple products...................I lost more of the 'toothpick detail' each coat. The answer was too late..........Latex Clear Matte Spray. Big problem as the polymer is water based & NEEDS water based coatings. So building up white pieces & get out the molds I made & put them to use! Think (know) I need to make more.
"SHIT CREEK PADDLE CO." Nothin' like bein' up shit's creek without one! How much fun did I have with this?????? My last post was an xylophone where I explained I lost my white pieces due to heat. So this is the second white piece & now I am going back to color! I do have a couple of white pieces in my Etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/kerijoy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

To Mila With Love

Once again now the 3rd time I was published in Art & Beyond. This for the months of July & August. Mila is just one fantastic lady. She is always looking for new artists so if you want to submit your work you too can be published. Hugs, love & kisses. Keri http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/

Woo-Hoo! How sweet!!! I was nominated again for Martha Stewarts American Made nominee!

Doin' the Keri dance!
I was the Audience Choice Award Winner last year. I found out when Ric Googled my name! Never knew who nominated me! http://marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/79423 ONLINE VOTING STARTS AUGUST 26, 2013 I do not believe that last year had anything to do with votes. This year is apparently different. How great but who nominated me? Sure has my info!!!! Hugs, Keri

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Links: Seems like it's time to update!

Hi guys! Built a new website today & I hardly ever tweak this baby so I think it is time! Hope all is beautiful for you all. I made 2 pair of pants for myself for the 3RD Friday Opening Receptions at The 4ART Inc Gallery. People are lovin' them but I will only make pants for myself! How's that for snooty? But I am hand painting tee shirts & havin' a riot! Hugs.
New website: http://www.kerijoy.net/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kerijoy
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerijoy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WALLDANCERS

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Was Just Published In International Contemporary Artists GORGEOUS Book!

What a gorgeous book this is! "I Am A Warrior" (for sale) people are just lovin'! Doin' the Keri dance! Boy I am in a good mood today! Hugs all.