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.

Six pieces of mine were published in Contemporary Sculptor table book.
My 1st time being published Hugs Nela & Charlie

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About Me:

I am a Contemporary Artist specializing in a wide-range of art and styles. My works are described as colorful, thought provoking, unique and original. I currently have artwork online through my website http://www.kerijoy.net/. My artwork is also available in galleries throughout Illinois. My wish is to continue to create beautiful but also fun works of art fueled by passion and imagination. necessary pieces I need for my work. At times I incorporate polymer clay into my piece. My style has been referred to as whimsical, unique and on the funky side like me! In addition to my website to can stay up to date on Facebook. l recycle found objects in my pieces so one man's garbage is a Keri 'treasure!' The flea markets provide me with the https://www.facebook.com/keri.colestock


​16 of my pieces are on display and for sale at The Room Of Fox Valley Batavia 2016-

​"In God We Trust" & "Home Of The Free Because Of The Brave" were on exhibit at Water Street Studios June 2016

​"With A Banjo On My Knee" was on exhibit at 4th Fridays At The Starline Gallery April 2016

"Howdy Partner" was on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock February 2016

"I'm Horny" & Stop In The Name Of Love" were in the Side Street Gallery Exhibit February 2016

I ressurected my "Wall Dancer" art dolls October 2015

"Strung Out is on exhibit at the Freepoty Art Museum- October-present

"With Love & Respect", I Have A Monkey On My Back," "Aye Carumba" & "Celebrate...Rejoice & Remember" are on exhibit at the Old

Courthouse In Woodstock-present October 2015

"Fez Who???" was on exhibit at Fez Fest- September 2015

"With Love & Respect" is on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock-September-present 2015

"Strung Out" & "Weave Me Be" were finalists in the "Noting But a dream Competition September 2015

"Strung Out" won 2nd place in the Off The Grid Competition August 2015

"Strung Out" was in the Williow Creek Exhibit August 2015

Featured Artist At The Martini Room April-May 2015

Published in Healing Power Of Art April 2015

Published In Manhattan Arts International One of the 35 artists out of 1070 selected for April 2015

"Strung Out" was on exhibit for the "Womens Works" March-April 2015

"Stop All The Violince" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015

"I Have A Monkey On My Back" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015

I was the solo Featured Artist at the Starline Gallery in Harvard August 22

My artwork was selected for a Portfolio Feature in the West vs Midwest Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.​ June 2014

"Stop All The Violince" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery AND "Leapin' Lizards Makes My Hair Stand Up" won the Peoples

Choice Award May 23rd 2014

"Chinese GNU Year won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery April 18th 2014

"Eggsistential: Do I Eggsist" The 4Art Inc Gallery Unique group exhibition of handcrafted Ostrich Egg Art March 2014

Art & Beyond Studio I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their March/April issue 2014

I was published in San Francisco vs Chicago issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine March 2014

"Who We Aren't" at Union Street Gallery

"With Love & Respect"was on exhibit February 2014

"OMG! Oh Party Gras" A group exhibit at the 4Art inc gallery. My pieces for this exhibit were"Party Gras", Surely You Jest!" & I'm Horny"

February 2014

My artwork has been selected for a Portfolio Feature in Issue 17 of Artist Portfolio Magazine. San Francisco vs ChicagoJanuary 2014

I was published in Hidden Treasure Art Magazine November 2013

My "Makin' Purty Music" won 1st Place Award in the Harvard Gala Masquerade Ball Exhibit I will have a solo exhibit in August 22nd 2014

Centerline Exhibit at the Zhou B Art Center My "With Love & Respect" was included in this exhibit September 2013

"Shattered Mirror Exhibit at 4Art Gallery A group exhibit September 2013

Martha Stewarts American Made People's Choice Award Winner August 2013

Art & Beyond Studio I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their July/August issue 2013

I was published in International Contemporary Artists May 2013

I was contacted by Carolyn Graham Edlund & Carolyn published my artist profile on the Arts Business Institute blog 2013

Art & Beyond I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their May/June issue 2013

I was on the front cover of Doll Maker's Magazine In Russia April 2013

My work was at 4Art Inc Gallery in the well known Zhou Bros. Art Center January 2013-May 2014

Art & Beyond Studio Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their January/February issue2013

Beverly Art Center Exhibit "I Have A Monkey On My Back" was on exhibit January 2013

Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award I was chosen as the American Made Artist Audience Choice Award Winner November 2012

"Wanna Play? exhibit at The Union Street Gallery "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far..." was on exhibit October 2012

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

Six pieces of mine were published in the Contemporary Sculptor table book September 2012

My hubcap was one of the featured hubcaps in an article with Ken Marquis of Landfill Art with E-Junkie.Info September 2011

2011: The "KeRicTures" were born. They are 28" whimsical greeters. A collaboration I do with my husband.

I was asked to be a part of the Landfill Art Project. Ken Marquis asked me to be one of his 1041 artists to do my work on a hubcap. Showing

trash can be turned into masterpieces. It will be a traveling exhibit and table book. May 2010

I create with bright beautiful rainbows

I create with bright beautiful rainbows

Sunday, August 31, 2008

How Can People Be So Cruel????????

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Reality'sendlessblue says:

I find this very disturbing, cheap, cliched, and ugly. This represents everything art shouldn't be.
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walldancers Pro User says:

I read your profile & you do not have a clue. When you realize that EVERYONE is special because there are ONLY ONE of us.......come back & talk to me. These dolls were born by someone who was told because of Lyme Disease I should 'accept' my life as a 'veggie' & whatever spirit I had left fought like hell! You can hate my art....you can hate me (what an ugly word hate is). Which is a shame because my capacity to love is huge. I just feel you are a MEAN angry person & I will not comment on your art because you are not worth it. And you say you have passion for art....maybe you should find passion for your fellow humans! You truly are one miserable human being. I wonder how you treat the ones you love!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

You darling wonderful ladies!

I am back & your kind sentiments are so moving. Truly. It takes an army to hold this 'Babe' down! ~laughing~ I guess that I saw the writing on the wall & after 2 years refusing more infusions....I knew they truly would help me. You just want to believe that this is the last time. We all have stories to tell & after seeing children dying of cancer infusing next to me the reality was & is...... that I am blessed. I have a beautiful family & friends & now you a beautiful bunch of talented caring wonderful people whose path I may have never come across if I did not get sick.

I SWORE I would NEVER do my art again & to think that was my saving grace just shows that we are sometimes on journeys that we are meant to be on and do not realize that. I love you all very very much. You all have HUGE hearts and each & every one of you I carry in my heart. A zillion hugs & dolls are coming out as we speak.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keri Joy, We Love You

Keri, this is for you...

to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you dear sweet friend but we know that soon you'll be back brightening our days, making us smile and laugh with your fabulous stories and pictures, sharing the brightness of your heart that shines brighter than any sunrise ever seen and the warmth & generosity of your heart that can warm the coldest of days.

So feel better dear Keri and know that we love you dearly!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'll Be Back!!!!!!!!

To all of my dear friends that think I fell off of the face of the earth-I am still here. My Lyme Disease was being uncooperative the last few months so it was time to get aggressive again. We had to thread another (my 11th) pikline (IV to the heart) I was sure that after 2 years without one I was done or at least wanted to believe that. I will be getting my daily infusions of antibiotics. In a couple of days my arms will not be so sore & more dolls will be coming. Love & hugs to you all! Keep on posting your wonderful work!!!!!!!!!!

Moon Glow Scarf

You can take the Moon with you all day or night with this super soft scarf !

I've crocheted this Moon with white covered copper wire and embroidered it with pewter beads.
The fabulous white furry yarn makes the rest :)
Please take a look at my store for more details and colours :


thank you :)))

All my scarves and shawls are ON SALE during August.

Hugs ~

Thursday, August 14, 2008

NotYerAverage Black Cat Lobster

Lobster wanted to enter a Halloween contest that's happening right in a group on Flickr. This creature features grey outlined cats with orange collars, pink ears and noses, and green eyes. It's cotton fabric quilted onto fabric. Thought I'd share it with you!

Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FuN FuNcTiOnAl Wall Art!

Woo Hoo ~ I luv when a plan comes together !! Wire Wall Art is always fun for me to make because it has to have a purpose. FuNcTiOnAl ArT is what I'm all about and I'm usually inspired by everyday things. Last week I was going through my jewelry ~ you'd be surprised what you can do with odd beads and jewelry findings (o-k I'm getting off track here). It took a little longer than usual because most of the necklaces were tangled and it was very time consuming to detangle them... I know, it's my fault ~ I'm always in a hurry ~ I can't fess up to the fact that I'm just plain ole sloppy....it's a known fact that creative people are that way you know :o). Needless to say, my wheels started spinning and I had to drop everything I was doing to start wrapping and swirling wire.... so here you have it, a Wall Mounted Jewelry Rack.. it's perfect for Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings. I loaded mine with my favorite peices of jewelry, now when I want to wear them.... they are right at my finger tips! You can see more of these wall mounted jewelry hangers in my eBay store www.stores.ebay.com/all-wired-up-functional-art Let me know what you think and as always... feel free to contact me for custom art. Artfully yours.... Linda

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic necklace

This is my latest necklace and since it looks rather chinese to me, I've called it Olympic ! The date ( 08.08.08 ) also helped , I must say ... :)

The crocheted roundels are in cotton covered copper, a material I've just found, and they have a gorgeous matte effect. I've made the beads myself ( !!! ) in gold filled wire, quite a hard material I admit ... my fingers complained :(
I hope you like it !
You may find more details in June Gardens my etsy corner

Enjoy your weekend as much as you can !!
* * hugs * *

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kotex Slippers For My Friend! We have to have a little fun once in awhile!

A friend of mine just got a new more lucrative job so I sent her these slippers I made.

Attached was my note:
I am so excited for you that I wanted to make bedroom slippers for you as a gift. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below:
How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:
You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part. The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.
Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc.
These slippers are:
* Soft and Hygienic
* Non-slip grip strips on the soles
* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
* Three convenient sizes: Regular, Light and Get out the Sand Bags.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Need help Keri and all!

Good morning Keri and everyone! I am in need of a little help... I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Master Mache or Clay-Shay? Here is a doll in progress that I'm making for a friend and I've decided to make her body from Master Mache (a paper mache mix) and now that it is dry, I'm afraid it won't be as strong as I like. The head is made from Apoxie Sculpt which is SUPER strong and the armature is simply a glass bottle. I guess my questions are: 1) will the mache adhere well to the armature? 2) do I need to strengthen it with a sealer to keep it held together? 3) Does anyone have a favorite brand/recipe for mache?
Thanks guys and have a wonderful day! Renee :)