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

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Bee Happy!" Kotex Slippers

A friend of mine has been in a funk so I sent her these slippers I made.

Attached was my note:
Since this 'blue funk' has left you feeling depleted & lethargic, I wanted to make bedroom slippers for you as a gift. This way you can just 'chill' & enjoy your R & R sweetie in comfort. Love you to pieces!

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.

HaVe A PaRtY In YoUr PLAnTs FuN FuNkY Polymer Plant Stakes

Well it was time to play with something new but actually I started the plant stakes & vases before the 'gals' were born. I was 'sprucing' up some of my plants as this 'Babe' truly has a huge case of Spring Fever! Seeds have all been started in the house to add o my already full garden. Since my house is FULL I had to carry my compulsive buying to the outside of the house. Never a gardener prior to moving into this townhouse, I have learned to LOVE it! Grab a Bloody Mary & Martha my black lab & we are so content to play in the dirt!

When hubby gets home we do as we call it "our daily plant walk" (what dorks!) & we see what new surprises we have for the day. Martha just hits the door when we tell her what we are going to do! The older we get I think we are more content with the small things & relaxing on the patio smelling flowers .................
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh life IS good!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

AnnaBell and Molly

Meet Annabell and Molly.
A quite girl was she, unnoticed by most
she fell off a pier and disappeared
and that was the end of Annabell
poor darling.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

monster take over!!

stealing toys, causing chaos and general mischief, they are taking over! argh....help!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Work

Well it is only Friday & my intentions were to make dolls on Monday. Now that is some feet draggin'! With business slow I am sure most of you may feel a tad uncreative too knowing that your house is filling up with unsold work. I hang the gals in my garage & have a ton of nails so when they are full is when I start trading & giving them to 'buds' & family. Then I have room for more! ~sigh~

Wishing you all beautiful weekends.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Joys Of Grandchildren

Grandchildren are wonderful. ~sigh~ My oldest Lexi unfortunetly I do not get to see very often & I miss my Punkin'. When she was younger though I would see her a couple of times a month & every Sunday would be 'project day.' I LOVE making a mess & the projects were never small ones. She ADORED them as much as I did-we have always been VERY CLOSE in each other's hearts. Well this weekend I had my precious eldest granddaughter & it was a full day of projects. A great time was had by all!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Painting a Pup a Day: Project to Benefit Dog Rescue

Can I just say that it is a rare thing these days to find someone who is not only humble, but honest, caring, and willing to go out of their way to help, rather than hurt another individual? This would describe Kari Joy, an artist, and now friend I have just met through an artists' group on ebay. She has been gracious enough to allow me to create a post on her blog about my Painting a Pup a Day project. It is a project I started at the beginning of this year in which I will try my best to paint a dog each day (or every few days) and donate 10% to one of the various dog rescue groups I work with personally, as well as thru the group Art 4 Critters. If you would like to learn more about my project feel free to visit my Painting a Pup a Day Blog. Thank you Kari for being such a light to others, not only thru your work, but thru your friendship and kindness!