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SoldAtArvadaTreescape Pendants on Exhibit
Photo by Nancy Tanner-Bonig

Isn’t it funny how something as simple as a little red dot can bring joy and affirmation to an artist?  The little indicator that your work has sold.  Thanks to my good friend and fellow artist, Nancy Tanner-Bonig, I have this photograph of a little red dot showing that one of my Treescapes (The Journey) sold during the Art of the State Exhibit at Arvada, CO.  Nancy caught the show on its final weekend.

The JourneySOLD!
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

Yesterday, I got a note from the show director saying another pendant sold!  You see, after last weekend, the show was taken down and items were being prepared to be shipped back to the artists.  Apparently, a gentleman called and said he was interested in one of my pendents he had seen over the weekend.  Sure enough, he bought Reaching for the Sky!

Reaching for the SkySOLD!
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

I am so grateful that two of my three pendants in this exhibit have found their way to their homes.  Still Standing (in the upper right of Nancy’s photo & shown below) will be returning to me…..and will seek its owner someday in the future.

Still Standing – Available soon
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

My thanks to Nancy for taking the photo showing that little red dot.  They sure do make us artists smile.  And thanks to Arvada Center for a wonderful exhibition of so many talented Colorado artists.  A final thanks to the buyers/collectors of my work.  Your purchases affirm what I am doing and I will continue to strive to create wearable works of art.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

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I would like to invite everyone to the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation for the Art of the State exhibition at the Arvada Center in Arvada, CO.  The opening reception Thursday January 24th from 6 – 9 PM, which is free and open to the public.  The exhibit runs from January 24 through March 31, 2013.

Dan & I plan on attending the opening reception unless the unique Colorado weather interferes.

There were 1,635 entries from 588 entrants.  A total of 191 works were selected and I cannot tell you what it means to me to be included in this with such a talented group of artists.   In an earlier blog post, I shared details about my selected works that will be on display.

Hope to see you next Thursday!  Dan will be taking plenty of pictures, which I plan on sharing in a future blog post.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

Reaching For The Sky
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

I am happy to announce that three pieces from my Treescape Series have been accepted into the Arvada Center’s  2013 exhibit entitled Art of the State, a juried exhibition of Colorado artists.  Last month, Sean Brown shared with our group, Colorado Creative Connections on Facebook, the call for entries for this exhibit.  Reading the prospectus, I thought this would be a great venue for my work to be seen, so I applied.  It is such an honor for me to have my work selected from all of the entries.   There were 588 artist applications with 1,635 works submitted.  The jurors selected 195 artworks by 162 artists.  I know there are times in our lives, as artists, that this kind of affirmation is truly humbling and this certainly is for me.

Reaching for the Sky, pictured at the top of this post, is the one of the three pendants that will be shown in this upcoming exhibit.  The stone is one of my favorites, Dendritic Opal.  Those little dendrites formed another beautiful tree, that I see reaching for the sky.  In the upper left hand corner of this stone I see a subdued sun.  The setting is sterling silver with a light oxidation.

The Journey
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

Next in the group is a beautifully pale Porcelain Jasper.  I see a bluff in the background, pale pink & lavender sky with a few clouds.  The white plains leading up to the bluff have some scattered rocks and there is the trail leading one to the bluff.  In my mind, I envision a great journey to get there.  A small evolution in Treescapes here, no trees!  I did texture the back plate of this setting and added the wire frame that gives it some of the characteristics found in Treescapes.

Still Standing
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

You may remember Still Standing from an earlier post this past July….my tribute to the fire fighters who battled the Waldo Canyon Fire.  Amethyst sage set in sterling silver with a faceted amethyst tube set.

It certainly seems that 2013 will be a remarkable year.  All three of these Treescape pendants will be on display and available for sale at the Arvada Exhibit that will run from January to March 2013.  I will provide more details as the dates draw near.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

Kathleen Krucoff

Artist and Metalsmith

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