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, November 16, 2012

Martha Stewarts American Made Awards

How about this??? Pretty Wild! I apparently was a finalist in Martha Stewarts American Made Awards. Hey that's cool! Surprise! Hubby & I found it accidently when he was showing my how his phone surfed the net! So he Googled me & wallah!!!!!!! http://americanmade.marthastewart.

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Am Now An EMERGING ARTIST from Art Jury! Yahoooooooooooo!

I received this: Hello Keri: Thank you for allowing us to view your artwork (the wall sculptures) which we find to be visually intriguing and dynamically interesting. Your Artist Statement shows a good understanding of the type art you create. We invite you to be one of our Emerging Artists. We will, with your approval, give you a dedicated page where 5 images of your art will be shown on our website for one full year and in ANNQ, the Museum Edition, for a 4 issue run (12 months). Any questions, just ask. My Best, Bill Johnson; AJAS/Artjury.com Art Network New Quarterly

Monday, September 24, 2012

Entered Another Juried On-Line Exhibit

I have had a blast doing the day Of The Dead pieces so I decided to submit them to this contest. Keri.......Keri............Keri!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Keri Decided She Loves Fine Art America!

Hi guys!
Now some of my pieces can be bought as prints-canvas, matted, all different sizes & even cards. I'll get more out to Fine Art America but right now these pieces can be ordered in different formats. I want to reshoot some pieces for high resolution so they are nice prints! You can instantly customize prints for sale with thousands of frame / mat combinations, accept orders via credit cards and PayPal. Hugs.
Art Prints

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Contemporary Sculptor Table Book

Love that they published 6 of my pieces. Now we need a couple of doors to open. Hugs & kisses all,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Pieces & Yahoo On Being Published!

Hi guys! Stayin' pretty busy! Creating new things on a regular basis. With Lyme you want to stay nice & busy & I do. Hope things are beautiful by you all. Life is good! Hugs & kisses.
From top to bottom: "What The Hell Was She Smoking?" "Stop All The Violince" "Baby On Board" "My Time To Shine" "Hey You....Studmuffin!"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Doin' The Keri Dance! I'm Published!

 Well Zippity-Do-Dah! The Contemporary Sculptor table book should be out soon. We are just getting press releases. The 6 pieces of mine were given to them a year ago.....wish it had my newer work! Still this is great. Hugs.

Hard At Work........... So New Pieces

Well guys ol' Ker stays very busy. It keeps my mind off how I may be feeling.  This was a 'rough' week but I have been creating like a mad woman! Hope you enjoy them. Have beautiful weekends. Hugs & kisses. Muwaaaah!

These pieces from top to bottom are:
1- "When You Wish upon A Star"
2- "She's Pimpin' It!"
3- "I Have A Monkey On My Back"
4- "It's RUFF All Over"
5- "Out Of This World"
6- "I'd Give My Right Arm For You!" 7- "I AM A Warrior"

Monday, June 25, 2012

I Am Now a Featured Artist At Xanadu In Scottsdale

This is very cool. I am a featured artist in their online store. I used to go to Scottsdale twice a year pre-Lyme. Every Thursday night I did the art walk on 5th Avenue...and now I am there in their online store! I always loved walking the galleries & Scottsdale was always a place that was warm fuzzies to me. So to be there is like Deja Vu.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Woo-Hoo! My work is now being carried in The Square Peg Round Hole Art & Recovery Gallery in Bordentown New Jersey. A FUN FunKy Gallery! Perfect! I feel Cindy & I are 2 birds with eclectic feathers & a great fit! I have decided it's time to expand my horizions. https://square-peg-round-hole-emporium.com/

Friday, April 13, 2012

My work made it into Contemporary Sculptors Book

Hello Artists!!! If you are reading this CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are in Contemporary Sculptors. We saw the layout and it looks great! The book should be out in June and we will be emailing you more info closer to the release date. They used these pieces. Book link http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=9780764341038 Read the below if you are interested in having your own book signings. I spoke with Stacey McNutt our publicist about the book signings and this is what she said. Stacey will be emailing everyone with a pdf of the book cover and press release closer to June. She will also ask that you fill out a form that inquires about your local news papers where a promotional copy of the book will be sent for review.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Well Hello Buds!

Seems like I just fall off the face of the earth for awhile but I am not really a blogger. hope all of you are doing fantastic1 I am hoping that by the end of the month the results from the 3RD WARD Open call will be in. What a dissapointment! A juried exhibit where no ones work is exhibited! I entered for exposure....maybe a door could open........but got nothing! I have no clue how many artists entered I am hoping to see some fantastic work from the winners! Anyhow I still have been working away! So I'll just post my newest pieces. Hugs, love & kisses,

In Order The Pieces Are:

1- Time To Reach For The Stars!"

2- "Hoorah For Everything!"

3- Revised "Dream Catcher"

4- "On The Wagon"

5- Remember...Celebrate...& Rejoice!"

6- "The Apple Doesn't Fall...."

7- "Thinking Outside The Box"

8- Monkey In The Middle"

9- I'm A Schizophrenic & So Am I!"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thank You So Much Donna

This wonderful woman chose to tell my story of my dealings with Lyme. How I choose to live my life & create my art. I have to thank you Donna for choosing me in your blog. You are a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. Thank you my new dear friend for telling my story. Love, hugs & thanks. I look forward to our friendship growing.


"You all have been AMAZING! I am so glad this is supposed to end March 9th. So let's see if we can drum up as many votes we possibly can. You guys rock! Old 'buds' who I have known & loved for years & people who I have met here where I am so happy & grateful to have crossed paths with. Hugs, love & thanks. Keri http://Walldancer.artistswanted.org/opencall2012w

Thursday, January 26, 2012

For Us Old Hippies!

Just finished 2 new "KeRicTures" Presenting "Rock On Dude" with a rock on hand. "Love & Peace" had a blast with! Her hand being a peace sign. Just finishing a recycled found object piece that will not cooperate! Hugs & smooches.