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

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mountain Sun Plant and Two Ladybugs (ACEO)

Continuing my addiction with making ACEOs. This one's an original small art fabric collage featuring two mountains, a sun rise, green field, plant and two ladybugs. Made from recycled/repurposed fabrics, cotton thread and metallic thread sewn and adhered to 140lb watercolor paper.

ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals)
2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches long
6.4 centimeters wide by 8.9 centimeters long

More examples are in my shop.

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

Friday, February 20, 2009

Are You Serious??????????

Oh I so love being a Grandma! Hazel Joy & my daughter Kelly came over for our weekly 'girls day' yesterday. Thursdays have been our 'girls day' since little one was born. Hazel is really testing the waters lately as you can see-if she does not like something-you get the face! She likes to read you stories so her duck book its blah blah DUCK blah blah blah quack quack! I have to laugh cuz Kel may have her hands full. When Kelly REALLY wants something done or corrected..... Hazie's new thing to Kelly is "Are you serious??????" The joys of motherhood!

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To The Casino I Go!

Boy after a long winter & my crazy 4 months of IVs this 'Babe' is ready for a nice getaway. Hubby & I need to have some play time & for 3+ days I will have my butt stuck to a stool by a slot machine I can assure you! There's a small town up there in Baraboo Wisconsin that has some very cool small stores that you find really amazing artwork in. Truly avant garde. So that will be a must! The warm weather hopefully will be here soon so we an all go out & play. Hugs to all-I hope you all are doing beautifully!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Heartfelt Thanks!

To those who voted thank you so much. Again this came as quite a pleasant surprise as I shut down on Ebay for 7+ months this year and only did Etsy. I started on Ebay with the 'gals' & after selling 1100 my heart sings to think that I may have been gone but not forgotten!

Last year there were about 8 different dolls categories with 7-8 artists in each category. I won 2nd place in Doll Assemblage. This year only one Doll Category: 3D dolls & only 7 artists in all of Ebay. I believe we need to place in the top 3 for an award so I guess I am on a ride! The voting dates will be February 21-28 - I'll keep you posted!

To all that have or will be voting........hugs, love and thanks you dear friends.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's Shiver Balls Out There! (oops! me bad)

I don't know about all of you 'buds' out there but this 'Babe' has about had it with the cold weather. I think it is time to but peat pots so I can pretend it is planting time soon. After planting oh maybe 85-100 perennials around our townhouse as you get older you find such great pleasure come spring waiting to see what rears it's little head!

Last year it was a beauty-this year hopefully even more color and variety. Martha looks forward to our nightly 'plant walk' where we sit and have few Bloody Marys or shots before dinner. Which is usually done on the grill. Ahhhhhhhh.........it was time for a "Got Spring Fever!" Babe. Hope you are all well & beautiful! Hugs,