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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e.ipolani said...

i can't find a single word that's fit to print to express how i feel about that individuals senseless comment.
it's utterly baffling and abhorrent.
i hope you blocked them!
the only thing that seems to explain why a person would do such a thing randomly to another is a need to gain attention through nastiness due to some other inadequacy and not anything to do with you.
your art brings happiness to many, always has and always will.

Ragtree said...

Oh my gosh! Are you kidding me??? Was this just a random attack? I always feel sorry for people like this because their hatred and bitterness eats them up. We only have one life (probably) and it is a shame to waste it being hateful and nasty.

For the record, I love your work and you are a huge inspiration to me :)

Ragtree said...

I also advise everyone to block this person from their Flickr account. Ick...

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Keri, I'm with you!! I can't believe someone would actually take the time to post something like that as feedback!! Thank god there aren't more people like that on these communities. Fortunately you've surrounded yourself with a loving family and genuine artist who truly appreciate art when they see it. Your work is INCREDIBLY beautiful, inspirational and you are SO talented!!

Anonymous said...

Keri, This person is a joke! She's venting because she's jealous of your work. Look at the piece she commented on and how many awards and comments you received then go to her page... she has 0-1 comments on her work, and no wonder. She's bitter, angry and lashing out because she's not getting any recognition and you are, it's as simple as that.

Honesty I feel sorry for her... her attitude alone will never bring her the joys, happiness and love you have the honor of experiencing everyday.

We both know what goes around, comes around and that's why not only is your work beautiful but so are you!

Janyce said...

I suppose, if someone is going to offer unsolicited "criticism", they better know their ass from their elbow...(which this person obviously doesn't). Keri--anyone looking at your work who has any clue at all how things are designed and then put together not only knows there is art behind it, but feels it as well.

Shropshire Scrapper Suz said...

have just stumbled upon your stunning work and this attack...l'm totally lost for words as to why this person should attack your art in this way...stunned
will be adding you to my blog thanx for sharing your talent

laurie b said...

OMG!!! Hey Keri Joy.....we love you AND your art...just jumped on here because I'm getting ready to send you a 'PROTECT THIS WOMAN' angel...guess it's just in the NICK of time!!! (wink) Hugs and hugs and MORE hugs to you dearheart, Laurie B.

laurie b said...

OH, AND BY THE WAY DEAR FRIEND, JUST REMEMBER, KARMA CAN BE A REAAAAL BITCH! No need to worry, it comes back to the sender three fold. I'm feeling a bit sad for this "artist"....hoping they can let go of their anger soon or at least direct it where it belongs....so sad...but, YOU can smile! You've got so much love surrounding you I think a nuke would bounce off of you!!! (wink again)

Keri Joy Colestock said...

Hi my lovely buds!
You guys are TOO cute!!!!!!! My skin is thicker than this. This is not the first time I have seen someone be mean (is my opinion of why they would do something like this) but this is my first. Like our Mom's said..."if you have nothing nice to say-say nothing at all." BUT on the other hand I always taught my kids that they have a right & can own their own opinions & they are not wrong if they feel one way or another. So with that in mind-I had let this person's remarks roll off my back.

When you know in your heart how important the 'true' things we all want & need are this becomes so small in the scheme of things. Now this much later I read it & think "why did I even bother putting this out there??????????? Just a negative to positive people who know better than to let somebody bring them down. Love you all-hope your weekends were SUPER! A zillion hugs,

laurie b said...

Hi Keri! It's okay that you put it out into cyber...actually, 'AUNT SNARLY" did...
Listen galpal, I need your address..send it to my email....I need to send you your PROTECT THIS WOMAN angel...crazy that I named it that while I was making it....okay, gotta run. I'm trying to keep my cats from running up the stair treads I just painted! YIKERS! With gratitude, laurie b.

laurie b said...

Hi Ker! Hey, every couple of days I go to my blog and watch HERE'S TO THE CRAZY ONES....today, I turned on the sound and watched it and thought of you...brought tears to my eyes and motivated me foreward! I think you'd really enjoy it. With many blessings friend, Laurie B.