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WHERE TO BUY
Complete inventory available online at StudioArtworks.com
Select items available at:
The Little Green Store
Evergreen Fine Crafts
Lockport St. Gallery
Lotton Gallery & Studio
Edgecomb Potters Galleries
The Gifted Hand
Cezar and Magi, Inc.
Clay Coyote Gallery
The Kalled Gallery
The Tenth Muse Gallery
Skyland Artist Gallery
Stewarts Village Gallery
BAYarts Gallery Shop
Don Drumm Studio and Gallery
Standing Rock Gallery
Vi's Island Collectibles
Abington Art Center
Foulkeways at Gwynedd
Square Peg Artery
The Artisans Image
Tickle My Senses
Topeo Gallery North and South
Woodmere Museum Shop
Dollywood (Woodcarvers Gift Shop)
43rd St. Gallery
AS SEEN ON or AT:
34th Parallel Magazine (featured artist)
American Economic Associations Annual Meetings (Cover Art)
Art in King Size Beds: A Collector's Journal by Michael Corbin
CD Ann Tedards feat. Libby Larsen (debut TBD)
Cinnamon & Honey "A Handmade's Tale"
Congregation Kol Ami
Crossroads International Conference, Univ of Toulousse
Culture Hair Studio
Etsy Storque "This Handmade Life"
Examiner.com (Mother's Day Gift Guide)
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fox Chase Library
I Made That
Immaculate Conception Jenkintown
IndieSpotting (artist feature)
Literatti - An Artist Blog
Moderne Life Interiors
Modern Vintage Illustration, Anova Books 2012
Motion Picture "The Roommate"
OC Weekly Online
Past Life, FOX 2010
Philadelphia CityPaper (Icepack section and Critical Mass Sections)
Philly Daily News (Yo! Features)
Players Club of Swarthmore
Spirituality of Sex, Woodlake Publishing
The Artists Center
The Decorating Diva (artist spotlight)
The Leather Case
This Mom Can Shop
Ticket Magazine (Montgomery Media)
Times Chonicle (artist story on cover page)
Warehouse 13, SYFY Channel, Seasons 1, 2 and 3 (see image)
JURIED EVENTS, HONORS and EXHIBITIONS
Abington Friends School Craft Show
Arts in the Park, Elkins Park, PA
Art for the Cash Poor
Buyer's Market of American Craft
Chestnut Hill's "Fall for the Arts"
Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Show, Philadelphia
East Falls by the River 2010
Haddonfield, Fine Art and Craft Festival, NJ
Jenkintown Festival of the Arts
Kol Ami Fine Art and Craft Show
"Looking out for Kids" Fundraiser
Manayunk Arts Festival, Philadelphia PA
Nancy's House Fine Art and Craft Benefit. Elstowe Mansion
PA Guild's Spring Craft Market, Lancaster, PA
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
Trenton Avenue Arts Philadelphia PA
Water Tower FIne Art and Craft
Artwork selected for September 11th tribute calendar. (Angels of September)
Awarded 1st Place Craft and Jewelry, Jenkintown Festival of the Arts, 2010
Awarded 1st Place Emerging Artist's "Birth of Venus Contest"
Awarded 2nd Place : "Taking Flight" Da Vinci Art Contest : Franklin Institute 2011
Awarded 2nd Place : "Taking Flight" Design : Invention Derby : Shirt.Woot
Awarded 3rd Place : "Swimming Koi" Design : Water Derby : Shirt.Woot
Awarded 3rd Place : "(W)Right Angle Neutrality" : Pixel Derby : Shirt.Woot
Cover Artist AEA "Annual Meetings" ESSA (Angels of Sept and The Jazz Club)
Cover Image CD "Woman Spirit : Songs by Libby Larsen" Ann Tedards
"Designer Spotlight" My Shopping Connection
"Editor's Pick" MyShoppingConnection.com
"Editor's Pick" UpscaleBaby.com
Etsian Artist of the Night on AroundMainLine.com
Featured Artist at The Artists Center
Featured Artist Cinnamon & Honey
Featured Artist "HandmadePA"
Featured Artist OhDeeDoh, Apartment Therapy
Featured Artist "This Mom Can Shop"
Modern Impressionists Award Winner in January 2009 and March 2009.
Recommended Artist of the Day by DiscoveredArtist.com
"Welcome Spring" painting selected by Imagekind as one of the top decorating trends for Spring 2009.
Solo Exhibition First Friday, Artista Gallery
Solo Exhibition Featured Artist "Catcha Break Cafe"
Solo Exhibit Comcast Center, Philadelphia
Solo Exhibit Culture Hair Studio, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia PA
Solo Exhibition Kol Ami
Solo Exhibit Moderne Life Interiors, PA
Solo Exhibition, Milkboy Coffee, Ardmore
Solo Exhibition 2nd Saturday,Picasso Restaurant, Media PA
Solo Exhibition 2nd Thursday, Reverie on Girard
Solo Exhibition Artist of the Month Rosemont School of the Holy Child
Solo Exhibition First-Friday Artist "The Ardmore Initiative"
Group Exhibit Straube Art Center, NJ
08 January 2013
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11 September 2012
My previous post includes images of paintings that I created shortly after September 11th, 2001. At that time, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful woman from Texas who acquired several of my 9-11 paintings. She was so moved by the artists who were creating artwork for charity that she, too, became involved. She worked with a local printer who donated his services to produce a September 11 Tribute Calendar. I have prints of some of the other "Angels of America" artists and some other originals that I acquired during the 2001 charitable "Auctions for America". I thought that it would be nice to post a few of the other images here on the 10th Anniversary of September 11 as a way to remember the day through the eyes of fellow artists. You'll see that each artist captures a feeling about that day in a different way.....many show pride and patriotism with an emphasis on the American flag, others show heartfelt condolences for the lives lost by their use of angels, hearts and candles.
As I said before: To those who lost their lives on this day 10 years ago, to the heroes who worked endlessly to search for survivors, and to the families who lost loved ones - You are always in our hearts. Your loved ones may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. May we all remain United For Peace.
|The work is signed "Among our gifts, our treasures shine! Thank you!" I think the signature is S. Bryser (sp?)|
|Print reads "Thanks for your Support! All the Best, Mel Clarkston"|
|"God Bless America" Ruth M. Lenz (sp?) 11/14/2001|
|Angel by Jill Tostengard 2001 (Love the Angel portrait on the back too! Thanks Jill!)|
|Portrait by Sheryl Dooley 2001|
|This was a small painting done on a piece of cardboard box. It was done October 23, 2001 by Troxell. I asked the artist to write a message on the back about the painting and their feelings about 9-11. It is nice to have this personal reflection on the date and the associated artwork.|
|Mary Hamilton, November 2001|
|"Morning Glory" by Catherin Darling Hostetter 2001|
|By Teresa Arbogast|
|Heroic Efforts" The Gathering by Sonya Paz 2001|
|Stronger than Ever by Steve Peters 2001 (Thanks Steve for the personal note on the back!)|
|Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears by KA Krig (sp?) Artist added "O beautiful for spacious skies ..."|
This blog post was originally written on 9/11/2011 for the 10th year anniversary of 9-11.
Seeing the images of the events of 9-11-2001, I recall the morning that I learned about the attacks and my sadness and heartbreak in the days thereafter. I painted several paintings in response to the event and I remember each of them and the buyers who acquired them. The artwork was my way of expressing myself when words alone were not enough. I not only created several paintings on behalf of charity in the days and weeks following 9-11, but I also bought several tribute paintings that other artists were creating for the American Red Cross, United Way and other like organizations. Tomorrow, I will post images of the other pieces that I acquired and the messages included with the pieces. Each artist, in their own way, captured a moment in time and a sentiment that was likely felt by many on that devastating day. Many of the pieces revolved around the American Flag, Patriotism and optimism that brighter days lay ahead. Others paid tribute to the heroes of the day and the strength of Americans to overcome no matter how strong the feeling of despair.
The first painting that I did in response to the tragic events of September 11 was "Angels of September".
|Angels of September (c) 2001 - Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
Shortly thereafter, I painted "Our Lady Liberty" - a tribute to Americans and New Yorkers, in particular, who showed amazing courage and strength in the face of such amazing destruction and tragedy.
|Our Lady Liberty (c)2001, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
Two small pieces I created in September 2001 with the titles "There are Angels Among Us". A crowd of bold, modern faces some with halos atop their head to capture they feeling that we walk among angels.
|There Are Angels Among Us (c) 2001, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
The second was a character dog that I had created named "Angus". I had a series of paintings using this dog and this was one I did for charity.
|There R Angelz Among Us (c) 2001, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
On the one-year anniversary of September 11, I painted "United Fur Peace" - a brighter, more cheerful, painting that showed a group of furry friends (cats and dogs) around the Statue of Liberty. A year before, I had painted "Angels of September" which represented the sorrow and despair felt by those affected by the tragic events of 9-11. With "United Fur Peace" I wanted to capture the optimism that we shared a year later. The animals alongside the statue of liberty with the American flag as the background shows the unity and strength that many Americans shared one year after 9-11.
|United Fur Peace (c)2002, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
On, or about, the 5th year Anniversary of 9-11, I took headlines from newspapers that I have been saving over the years. I used the headlines within the painting to create buildings, skyscrapers and other shapes characteristic of a busy urban setting. The headlines shown through the layers of paint providing a constant reminder of where we were, where we are, and where we are heading. It was a large, dramatic abstract that captures the many feelings felt from 2001-2006. At the time of writing this blog post, I could not locate an image showing this painting. The original was sold for charity and I hope the business that purchased the piece has it displayed proudly.
I know there were a few other, smaller pieces that I painted in memory of the events of September 11. If I find a copy of them, I will post them in the blog.
If time permits tomorrow, I will upload images of the various paintings that I purchased back in 2001 from artists who were helping to raise funds for the 9-11 victims and their families.
To those who lost their lives on that day, to the heroes who worked endlessly to search for survivors and to the families who lost loved ones - You are always in our hearts. Your loved ones may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. May we all remain United For Peace.
Originally posted 9/10/11 for the 10-year anniversary.
13 June 2012
Take a look through the online gallery to see what's been submitted.
According to Ken by mid-December he'd already received 450 completed projects all of which can be seen on the Landfillart.org website. There are approximately 500 hubcaps that are 'works in progress' and he's looking for 100 more artists to complete the goal of 1041 which will likely be met in 2010. So far, he has participants from all 50 states in the U.S. and from a total of 51 countries! Wonderful to see the response and the completed projects!
11 May 2012
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About the Artist :
Kristen Stein is an award-winning Contemporary Artist living in Suburban Philadelphia. Kristen's works are currently available on a variety of online venues and boutiques and galleries throughout the US.
Her art has appeared in numerous printed media including posters, books, CD Covers, calendars and program covers. She is the author/illustrator of the children's books "The Vegetarian Lion" and "Oh Sweet Child of Mine" and the author of "Kristen Stein Contemporary Paintings".
Kristen's art has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions. Most recently, her artwork was selected to appear in an upcoming film 'The Roommate" (2011) and a FOX TV Show called "Past Life" that aired in 2010. Her collaborative work "Spirit of Autumn Fire" can be seen in several episodes of "Warehouse 13" on the Syfy Channel.
13 March 2012
Introducing my new line of interchangeable magnetic jewelry providing the wearer with endless possibilities with one piece of jewelry! Buy one base and switch out the art tops to define your own personal style. I'm currently offering : pendants, earrings and bracelet with over 60 design inserts from which you can choose the ones that suit you best!
The design inserts, or what I like to call "art toppers' are available individually, or in sets of 3, 5, and 10. If you have a favorite image that you'd like me to add to the collection, let me know and I can customize a piece for you.
Each jewelry item comes with a set of inserts which can be selected from the images shown below. Please visit http://shop.studioArtworks.com for more information.
These are available in my etsy shop as well.
22 December 2011
|Gift packages from old Holiday Cards. (c) 2011, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to take old Christmas cards or any occasion card and turn it into a small gift box suitable for holding a gift card, jewelry, or other small gift item. Kids love making these....just be careful with the scissors. Let an adult or older child be in charge of scoring the edges
What you'll need:
- Old Cards
- Glue (Glue sticks work great)
- Flat edge or ruler (optional)
First select your card.
Now you should have one of the longest edges of the card exposed. We want to score the remaining edge with the scissors to make it easier to foldover.
Once folded inside, apply glue to the top of the folded portion. (In the picture above, this is the part with the image on it) A glue stick works great. Press the card together with the folded edge on the inside of the card.
This is how the card should appear once the folded edge is glued to the inside of the card.
Gently squeeze the card to open slightly and push down the flaps along all four scored edges. You should now have a small gift box suitable for holding a gift card, jewelry, or other small gift!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please post pictures if you try this at home! Also, check out my other tutorial on how to make paper globe ornaments out of old Holiday cards and calendars.
Something else to make with these : Take 24 of these small gift boxes and string them together for an advent calendar banner for next year. Each one can be filled with a special little gift, treat or note for the little one to count down the days until Christmas.
13 November 2011
|Paper Globe Ornament using old calendars. (Artwork (c) Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com)|
Wondering what to do with your old calendar, christmas cards, or extra photos? Here's a great, and EASY, craft that you and the kids can do this holiday season. In this example, I used images cut from my old 2010 and 2011 calendars. But you can use any type of paper. For holiday ornaments, I think the old calendars and old Christmas cards make a great paper source as it provides dated papers that add a nostalgic feel when trimming the tree each year! Try mixing family photos with family Christmas cards, to make a great family-themed Holiday ornament. They all look great when finished!!
What you'll need:
20 circles from your paper source (I used a 2" paper punch to make perfect circles, but you can cut them free hand as well.)
(*Note - Smaller globes can be made by using just 8 of the circles.)
Glue (I used modpodge with a brush, but my 7yo used Glue Dots and they worked perfectly.)
Thin Ribbon (for hanging the globe as an ornament)
Paper Clips (If you use regular glue, modpodge, or a glue stick, I'd suggest having paper clips on hand to hold the paper together. This is especially useful on glossy paper such as shiny calendar sheets, cards and photos.)
That's all! So, let's get started.
|First cut your 20 circles.|
First, cut your 20 circles from your paper source. I used my old 2010 and 2011 calendars. (Here's a link to this year's calendar if you are interested.) Any size circle will work and larger circles will make larger globes or centerpieces. For the globe ornaments that I made, I used about a 2 inch circle.
|Fold each of the 20 circles to form equally-sized triangles.|
|Stack of 20 'triangles" created by folding the circles.|
Once you have all 20 "triangles" formed from the circles, we're ready to start gluing. If you use a liquid glue, glue stick, or mod podge, have paper clips ready to hold your work in place. My daughter used glue dots and they worked great to hold the paper together. Glue dots are a convenient, easy-to-use, no-mess adhesive. We love it!
|Create the top by choosing 5 folded circles.|
To start making your globe, choose a selection from 5 of your folded circles. Place them next to each other with all 5 pointing toward the center.Now start gluing each one side to side, being sure to keep the points in the center.
|Start gluing them together|
When you get to the 5th section, add glue to both sides and glue to each of the other folded circles by creating a slightly domed "top".
|Make two 5-piece for the top and bottom of the globe ornament.|
|Remaining 10 alternate to make the center section of the globe.|
|Glue the remaining 10 together to form a line.|
|The center section.|
|Center section and top attached.|
|Globe viewed from the inside. Top and center glued together.|
But, we're going to keep working on it to make a globe ornament. So, let's move ahead.
|Add a ribbon if you'd like to create a globe ornament.|
|All 20 pieces glued together.|
|The finished paper globe ornament.|
*NOTE: Smaller globes can be made with as few as 8 circles. Just fold them as triangles and glue 4 together for the top, and 4 together for the bottom. Add a ribbon and glue the top to the bottom. Having a variety of different size globes makes for a fun, eye-catching assortment!
If you decide to make one of these globe ornaments or centerpieces, please post a picture here in my blog, send it to me on twitter, or post it on my facebook page. . I'd love to see it.
HAVE FUN! Hope you find this tutorial useful! -kristen (StudioArtworks.com)