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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The "Centerline" Exhibit In October At The Zhou B Art Center "With Love & Respect"

I always wanted to make a life-sized piece so I did!!!!!!!! This baby is 5 1/2 feet tall. I decided to use the old Japanese fan & the skeletons & skulls I had & make her into a Day Of The Dead piece. Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

The Annual Exhibit At 4Art Inc Gallery "Shattered Mirror"

It pretty much spells out my self 30 years ago. I opened a 'can of worms' but have my dollhouse! Besides 2 glass jars I made EVERY miniature in this piece! What a labor of love!

"Makin' Purty Music" & "Shit Creek Paddle Company"

Makin' Purty Music" Found this xylophone & love the metal & shape. When I posted it it was still 'under construction!' My white pieces got ruined by heat NO saving them after trying multiple products...................I lost more of the 'toothpick detail' each coat. The answer was too late..........Latex Clear Matte Spray. Big problem as the polymer is water based & NEEDS water based coatings. So building up white pieces & get out the molds I made & put them to use! Think (know) I need to make more.
"SHIT CREEK PADDLE CO." Nothin' like bein' up shit's creek without one! How much fun did I have with this?????? My last post was an xylophone where I explained I lost my white pieces due to heat. So this is the second white piece & now I am going back to color! I do have a couple of white pieces in my Etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/kerijoy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

To Mila With Love

Once again now the 3rd time I was published in Art & Beyond. This for the months of July & August. Mila is just one fantastic lady. She is always looking for new artists so if you want to submit your work you too can be published. Hugs, love & kisses. Keri http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/

Woo-Hoo! How sweet!!! I was nominated again for Martha Stewarts American Made nominee!

Doin' the Keri dance!
I was the Audience Choice Award Winner last year. I found out when Ric Googled my name! Never knew who nominated me! http://marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/79423 ONLINE VOTING STARTS AUGUST 26, 2013 I do not believe that last year had anything to do with votes. This year is apparently different. How great but who nominated me? Sure has my info!!!! Hugs, Keri

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Was Just Published In International Contemporary Artists GORGEOUS Book!

What a gorgeous book this is! "I Am A Warrior" (for sale) people are just lovin'! Doin' the Keri dance! Boy I am in a good mood today! Hugs all.


I Now Have Been Published In Russia! Woo-hoo!

With love and thanks to Asia Markova. Love you doll! Asia did the interview & her & I did this all through emails. It took quite a bit of time to answer all of the questions. We also had many laughs & learned much about each other. Never did I expect to hit the cover on the one of the biggest doll magazines in Russia! The magazine that was sent went AWOL 2 months ago but I received it yeaterday so I hope these pix are better than the last. I am going to have to learn Russian to translate this! Hugs all.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

3RD Friday In April Opening Reception

In May I am being published in International Contemporary Artist A lot of things have been happening quickly! The art is getting seen but you have to work & put yourself out there. Sales still are awful. Hopefully at my new 'home' the 4ART Inc Gallery in Bridgeport sales will pick up as there is a ton of exposure there! Every 3rd Friday is Opening Reception where the gallery & all 4 floors of artist studios open up & it is a BLAST! Great work by so many talented artists. This month these were the pieces I put in as every month we take out all of that month's art & replace it with new.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Yeah Baby! Very Cool Surprise!

I submitted 2 pieces for a cover contest. Mila Ryk Publisher for Art & Beyond Studio, inc put this contest on. I did not win the covers (not that I expected to) but...........I did win a publishers choice award: The Publisher Choice Award to be published and promoted in January/February issue. So very cool!

My Art & I Found A Home

A rockin' home! 4Art Inc Gallery in the famous Zhou Brothers Art Center. http://www.4artinc.com/ There are 2 galleries 1st & 4th floor but the rest of the building is filled with artists studios etc. This is right in the Chicago Loop....CHOICE location! Robin will be a great mentor! Last month I brought my work in (ALL WHITE PIECES!) for the opening reception on Friday the 18th. I will still enter other exhibits as well as the ones put on in the Zhou B Art Center. 3RD FRIDAYS @ 4ART 4Art Inc Gallery holds its monthly 3rd Friday Artists Reception from 6pm-10pm. The guests can 'explore' five floors of art galleries and artists studio’s within the Zhou B Art Center. The whole building participates. Robin is great! She is a BFA graduate from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, since October 2003 and has obtained a large and loyal base of artists and clientele that is dedicated to the survival and reputation of the Fine Arts scene in Chicago .4Art Inc Gallery is one the most enduring and successful art galleries in Chicago. The Gallery has been fully owned and operated by Robin. The mind blower is whole building is owned by the Zhou brothers who are reknowned artists themselves. Check out their link it is wild! A long history as artists & I think you'll love seeing their work. http://www.zhoub.com/index.html This month the "KeRicTures" went.