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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Well This Stuff Now Is Everywhere!

Besides making pieces for my kids' & their significant others..............with biz slow the work i have been knocking out is filling the house, garage-it is under beds...
But I am having a RIOT! Hubby went & bought me a drill bit set with 200 bits in it-ya think he was bent I was breaking all of his? People with Lyme should not be using sharp objects (like saws) but it is a blast!

Wishing you & yours the HAPPIEST & HEALTHIEST of holidays. Hugs,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Playing With Found Objects Is A Blast!!!!!!!!

It's just too much fun turning crap into art! Finding treasures on Sunday's has been a regular routine. There is a Flea Market here that takes about 3 1/2 hours to walk it. But great treasures are everywhere & my garage is FULL. It will be ending soon as here in Illinois once it's cold they shut down. I must have 50 play things out there so I will continue keeping myself busy. Hugs & love to all! <3

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Found Objects Have Me On a Roll

Hi my loves! As you can see I have been a busy lil monkey! Ever since I did that hubcap I am only working with found objects. I am having a BLAST! The down side is with biz slow my garage is over flowing with new objects to play with & finished pieces! I think it's sale time! Hugs & kisses to all of you. <3

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Art Is Still Comin' Like Crazy!

It's funny to think this is maybe half of the new work. These 'found objects' - I am having a riot playing with them! I have a stack (many bins) that will be turning into art soon. I have been at Flea markets every weekend & I have such a great stash of fun things to play with. Love & hugs to you all!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Art, art & more art!

Since my house full of people left last Sunday after they were here for 8 days.........I was ready to play. Putting off cleaning & groceries for a day I started Monday on a creative roll.

I also was contacted from a gal who as a positive Lyme diagnosis along with her teenage daughter. It turned out Shanny lives 20 minutes from me & I referred them to my Infectious Disease docs who are very aggressive in treating Lyme Disease. They WILL do all in their power to deal with the Lyme & all the secondary symptoms that do not go away. On Facebook I am using my pik-line as my profile picture letting her know I am standing beside her & I am here. I can recall how scared I was crawling, could not see or focus, I still walk into walls & brainfog 8+ years later. Set my microwave on fire, had squirrels in my kitchen, the toaster you can find in my frig along with shoes! My Fibromyalgia & Arthritis I can ignore but the Chronic Sinus Infections the Lyme causes & will not respond to oral meds is why I have had 11 pik-lines. Hoo boy I can use a shot of Tequila! Have yourselves a wonderful weekend. Shanny this is for you honey.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Do Not Let Kids See A Gift For Our Eldest : Sean's Marlin

When my son moved into his house (we are such pranksters!) Ric found 2 UGLY fringe lamps so when we came to see his new house-Ric left them in his bedroom. So we go to the casino & we get home & I look at the 10' x 10' clock Ric & I built & one of the ugly lamps was on our shelf so this meant war!

Looking for found objects at a HUGE flea market we found a banged up 8 FOOT Marlin. Ric put electrical tape on the nose, made a tiny Nemo fin & carved private parts on it so if you are bashful-DON'T LOOK! So last week we PADLOCKED it to the front entrance on his house & even he had to say "this is a good one!" so good he wanted to leave it up thinking & laughing about his CRAZY parents but there are kids in the neighborhood.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Work Is Flying Out Of Me!

Well tomorrow my mom is coming here from AZ. So aunts & cousins tomorrow. With me on this 'found object' kick today I have a FULL day of cleaning & shopping. Waaaaaaaa! Anyone who has seen my house-knows I have a TON of just dusting to do. Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work I go!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Work Is Flowing Out Like Crazy!

These found objects have been a RIOT! After 1400 dolls it is such a GREAT change! Finding the pieces & parts at flea markets & in hubby's garage makes me want to run home & play! And I do! Hope you like them because I am having a blast! Hugs to all. Post peeps! Show them that talent!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Let's Not Forget The Hubcap That Started This All!

I think Ken's idea was brilliant! One man's garbage is another man's (woman's treasure!)

Having A riot With Found Objects

Ever since I did the hubcap for LandFill Art I thought it was just too cool to use discarded or unusual old items as my canvas. Since I have done a blow torch, a corn muffin pan (?) this strainer with 3 mermaids & a silver bowl. What a great break from the 'gals!' Hope all of you are fine-wishing you all a beautiful weekend. Hugs,
Keri <3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Think This Garden Will Be Super-Colors, colors & more colors!

After cramming the house with things-it traveled outside but it looks like it is running out of room too! Hubby should be home so shots on the patio before dinner!