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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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, September 27, 2011

My hubcap that started me on found objects is featured in an interview with Ken Marquis from Landfill Art.

Landfillart is an art reclamation initiative involving artists on a global level. The purpose is to have artists repurpose 1041 old discarded automobile hubcaps by creating great art using them. The completed art pieces are gifted to the, not for profit, Landfillart Corp.

WE ALL NEED AN ANGEL Click On The Link Below


I will prove heart over mind can be INCREDIBLE & it was! I did what I would think was impossible but nothing is impossible! Hubbys a hiker I never hiked. It's a 5 mile hike. I said I wanted to climb Angels Landing in Zion Natl Park for my 1st hike before we left. It's the most strenuous hike (could have killed my love when he told me as soon as we got THERE!) but something inside said I NEEDED to do it. In Sedona in the Chapel, I was overcome & teared thinking about the ones in my life & how thankful I was. Outside was an angel with a plaque underneath & I told her I was taking her up to Angels Landing with me. That day I pulled a muscle in my side & back & thought I was done for. 3 days later I felt good but pulled it again where I could not hardly sit. But the morning of the hike it was dull & off I went!

We took off early morning as I felt I'd have the most strength. I was tired & pushing myself before we even hit the trail to go up! That I was going to hike in my camouflage sneakers & my "Lyme Disease Can Kiss my @#$! tee shirt. All I could think about is the angel I promised to get her to the end. Hubby at times had to help lift me up if the next rock was just too high. I could step on it but not push myself up. Halfway up is a bridge. I truly or Ric did not think I would actually make it but to me it was all or nothing.

There is "Walter's Wiggles" that is STEEP switch backs that which is the most awful thing in the world! This is a STEEP vertical hike anyways. I will write something under each picture so you can stand with me on the mountain coming up with me.

Half way up is a bridge so you know how far you went. 3/4 of the way up is "Loserville" where people do not want anymore of the vertical hike. At that point it is very steep & the last 1/2 mile you have a chain to grab to hold on too as there you have an 1800 foot drop sometimes on both sides. We met & talked to so many people on the hike up & it was amazing! They were pushing for me.

After the Lyme standing & hiking in grass would freak me out but I am a monkey & LOVE climbing large rocks! I believe that instead of hiking paths with hubby I'd be scaling the mountains in all seriousness. I actually looked down on my way up & on the top to see a gorgeous view & felt no fear ever! I had my angel(s) with me! Ric was amazing!

The last 1/2 mile with the chains sometimes I did not hold the chains but climbed & nothing was stopping me from going to the top. When we finally hit the top there is a alter which is the highest point of Angel's Landing. But it did not go to the end. I HAD to go to the end & look down. I felt if I was going to do it all-I was going to do it all! The people we met on the way up were so thrilled to see me up there! So many told me on the hike with my attitude I was going to make it & I did!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Woo-Hoo! "The Family Tree" is featured in Artfire

One of my pieces "The Family Tree" was just featured in the ArtFire Art Gallery. A nice thing to wake up to!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Having a young puppy = no time to create!

Hope you all are having a super summer. It seems it's hot everywhere which makes for some brutal days outdoors. Rex is getting bigger & is a smart lil guy. He's very young & is potty training well. Let's get the new work out here. Hugs & love to all.

1- "She's A Nutcracker"
1- "Lounge Lizard"
1- "It's For The Birds!"