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Karen Kalkstein

About

Karen is a multi-media artist and photographer. She often combines printmaking, collage and  photographic techniques.She has studied art since early childhood when she took classes from Alexander Calder’s sister, Peggy Calder Hayes. She graduated, an art major, from Scripps College, and earned a MA in art education at NYU. Karen has taught elementary and high school art and private classes for children and adults. For twenty years she had a custom tile business designing, hand making, and hand-glazing ceramic tiles for clients across the country. She has shown her work on the east and west coasts and is in numerous collections including the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection in New Jersey.  She lives and works in Stamford, CT and spends parts of each year in Vermont. 

Statement of Work:

 

Nature and the flow of life permeate my work. My subject matter and materials are found in the natural world - the human figure, the woods, the weather. Materials often include hand-made papers and even birch bark. A recurring theme for many years has been the aging process, particularly  of women. Wrinkles become line drawings. Skin takes on new textures and colors. Gesture changes. I print wrinkled, lined figures on natural Japanese papers that resemble old skin. Sometimes these figures float in the air as paper sculptures.

Evensong Installation, 2016
Evensong Installation, 2016

Various papers, acrylic paint Life sized figures $300 ea.

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Evensong Detail, 2016
Evensong Detail, 2016

Various papers, acrylic paint Life sized figures $300 ea.

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Jump, 2016
Jump, 2016

Monotype on paper 12” X 12” $250

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Bark Work #11, 2015
Bark Work #11, 2015

Acrylic paint on birch bark collage 8 1/2"h x 7 1/4”w $400

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Bark Work #40, 2015
Bark Work #40, 2015

Paper lithography print on birch bark collage 21”H x 15”W $750

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Bark Work #41, 2015
Bark Work #41, 2015

Paper Lithography Print on birch bark collage 22”H x 15”W $750

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Amy Kaplan

 

About

Amy Kaplan is an artist who lives and works in Fairfield County CT. After graduating from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Amy worked as a textile designer and colorist for various home furnishing companies during the 1990’s. Currently a board member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Amy works to connect local artists with local businesses and other exhibiting opportunities, enriching our communities by making art more accessible. Amy’s work in watercolor and oil has been exhibited at numerous juried and invitational exhibits in and around Fairfield County.

 

Artist Statement

I make abstract art referencing landscape real and imaginary,  using pigment and cut paper to weave together many different subtle moments, days and weeks of a place, creating an textile-like artifact of interwoven past, present and future.

 

Dreamweave3
Dreamweave3
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Dreamweave2
Dreamweave2
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Dreamweave-Red-Sky
Dreamweave-Red-Sky
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Dreamweave-September
Dreamweave-September
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Dreamweave-Gone-From-Sight
Dreamweave-Gone-From-Sight
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Dreamweave-Autumn
Dreamweave-Autumn
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz
Judith Katz
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Judith Katz

my aim in my work is to capture an instant and hold it forever.
I try to do this in my gouache and ink paintings with the spontaneity of water.
I like the way clay can do this also;
I like the rhythms of my finger marks , the contrast of splashed glazes on unglazed porcelain.

 

 
 

Carmela Kaufman

 

Artist Statement

I find inspiration among the people, places, and ordinary activities that I  encounter on any given day. I am particularly interested in exploring and capturing the way natural light bathes my subjects via it's lines of shadows. 

My objective is to capture the beauty or emotions that have been evoked in me..to capture a snapshot in time. I like to paint intuitively, choosing what "feels right" despite  established rules or structure. I often revel, after the fact, in the glorious accidents that can occur.

The Urban Rainforest
The Urban Rainforest

30"x 36"

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The Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect

30" x36"

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Georgia's Journey
Georgia's Journey

24" x36

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The Skier
The Skier

30" x 36

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Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part

24" x36"

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Lovely Lulu
Lovely Lulu

24" x36"

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Susanne Andover Keany

 

About
Keany is a painter and a sculptor. A graduate of Barnard College and the School of Visual Arts at Purchase. she was given a grant to participate in the Studio Semester Program in NYC and later studied with Robert Reed at Yale.  She is a member of Art/Place Gallery and the Westport Artists Collective.  She has exhibited widely in Connecticut, Florida and New York.  She moved to Connecticut about sixteen years ago, where she found herself living in the midst of towering beautiful old trees that changed the direction of her work.  Still drawn to realism, she turned from the water’s edge to landscapes, interested in the patterns and colors that enveloped her.  Now inspired by the American road trip, she tries to convey something of the wonder she feels as she travels over back roads and through small towns.

Artist Statement
Making art is like an odyssey.  It is never a simple journey but one filled with insights and surprises. Painting for me is a visual record of perception and a desire to impart the intensity of seeing to the viewer. In my large oil paintings I explore  scale and color.  My small and intimate sculptures incorporating natural fragments began as a form of play.  It was the act of wrapping them that gave them a spiritual energy.  It is the relationship between the cognitive and the intuitive that interests me.

For additional images: www.artplacegallery.org

Storm Cloud
Storm Cloud

44x44, oil on canvas

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Windswept
Windswept

36x48 oil on canvas

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Amulets
Amulets

Mixed media

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Cross Country
Cross Country

36x60, oil on canvas

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Beach Dogs
Beach Dogs

24x30, oil on canvas

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Beach Grass
Beach Grass

40x30, oil on canvas

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Karen Kent

 

About

Karen Kent was born in Wurzburg, Germany but grew up in Garden City, New York.
She graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Architecture. Her drafting skills combined with an original eye for color led to a successful career as an Interior Designer. A member of ASID for twenty seven years, Karen worked with both commercial and residential clients throughout New England. Karen is now devoting most of her time to painting in both pastel and oil. Her love of nature and the outdoors is evident in her work. Her color palette is vibrant and full of life yet her work conveys a feeling of peace and serenity. Karen has studied at Silvermine Arts Center and with Arlene Skutch, Susan Ogilvie, David Dunlop, Dean Fisher, Claudia Mengel, Dimitri Wright, and Leona Frank.

 

Artist Statement

Owls are a majestic and mysterious bird, rarely seen in the middle of the day. After several magical encounters, Karen was called to start painting these birds. But not in an ordinary way, she aimed to paint them to honor who they are and what they signify. The owl is a symbol of knowledge, strength, and intuition. These special feathered creatures can see beyond illusion and deceit. As each owl is painted, a personality is born. The process is spontaneous and calls for the use of mixed media; the artist feels as though these birds paint themselves. Color is paramount and is dictated by the mood of the owl: playful, smart-ass, powerful, shy, attitude. Oil, acrylic, pastel, ink, fabric, and newsprint can be found in these pieces. The artists is fascinated by their beauty and so the series continues.

Claire
Claire

36 x 24, mixed-media

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Tony
Tony

36 x 36, mixed-media

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Secrets
Secrets

24 x 24, acrylic

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Christopher and Ariel
Christopher and Ariel

24 x 24, mixed media

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Twins
Twins

36 x 36, acrylic

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David
David

38 x 50, mixed-media

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Elisa Keogh

 

About

Elisa grew up in the UK and arrived in the United States at 19 to follow her dream of becoming the new, female Darrin Stephens!  After studying graphic design at SVA and Parsons in NYC, Elisa enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist before her desire to work on something more personally meaningful prompted her to shift her focus to fine art photography.  For almost two decades Elisa exhibited her experimental photographs throughout the United States and abroad, and she has been honored with significant recognition for her work.  And now, while Elisa’s journey as a painter is new, exciting, and full of discovery, she sees it not as a new beginning, but rather an important continuation of everything that has come before. elisakeogh.com

Statement

Although new to painting since 2019, I have had a full and rich creative life as a graphic designer and a fine art photographer.  As with my photographs, many of my paintings have strong graphic elements and reflect personal experiences with people and places, and many are abstracted visual memories from childhood.  I have devoted more time to painting during the pandemic, finding I love the exploration of the new – and the discovery that recurring elements appear in my work without my conscious knowledge. Ah, the excitement of creating!

WHERE LIFE IF BEAUTIFUL I
WHERE LIFE IF BEAUTIFUL I

20"x20"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $500

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WHERE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL II
WHERE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL II

20"x20"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $500

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HOPPITY SKIPPITY
HOPPITY SKIPPITY

30"x30"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $1,000

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ALL THAT JAZZ I
ALL THAT JAZZ I

20"x20"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $500

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MY HAPPY PLACE I
MY HAPPY PLACE I

30"x30"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $1,000

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CALL IT THE BLUES
CALL IT THE BLUES

20"x20"x1.5" : ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PANEL : $500

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Niki Ketchman

 

About

One-person museum exhibitions include the Katonah Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. Group shows at other museums include the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Bruce Museum, Grounds for Sculpture and the Neuberger Museum of Art. Niki Ketchman has had four one-person exhibitions and was included in numerous group shows at Kouros Gallery, NYC from 1993 to 2004. The Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, the Mona Berman Gallery, New Haven and the Gallery New World, Dusseldorf, Germany are among other galleries in which Ketchman has had shows.

Reviews of her work have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art New England, The Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Arts Magazine and the Journal News. Essays about her work also appear in the Museum catalogs where she has exhibited.

Ketchman's work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Pickar Art Gallery, (Colgate University), Grounds for Sculpture, DeCordova Museum, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Housatonic Museum of Art, CUNY at Staten Island, Westport School System, Westport Historical Society, several corporate collections and many private collections.

Contact information: nikiket@optonline.net, Website: www.nikiketchman.com

 

Artist Statement

I make sculptures, drawings, collages and ink jet prints.  My sculptures are often made by sewing, weaving, braiding, draping and decorating.  The materials I use are steel rods, aluminum wire, stampings  (metal flowers, plants, etc.) and artificial and dried grasses and flowers.  My sculptures are most often interactive if not necessarily functional in a traditional sense.

My most recent series of sculptures and ink jet prints is my Rose Series. The rose has multiple associations and historical references. It is associated with romance, beauty, fragrance, pageantry, formal occasions and even war. The rose is a pervasive image in life, literature, visual art, songs and film. It seems to be a perfect image to use when addressing the passing of life.

 

 
15,000 Roses, 2010
15,000 Roses, 2010

Steel rods, steel fencing, paint, dried roses dipped in paverpol 8'3" x 6'1" x 4'4" $40,000

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Bed of Flowers
Bed of Flowers

Steel rods, steel plated, aluminum sheet, ink jet print with archival inks on canvas, silk rose petals, acrylic medium 7 x 2 x 2 feet $15,000

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After Image, 2006
After Image, 2006

Steel rods, aluminum mesh, ink jet prints on transfer paper, silk rose petals, plastic grass, string, polyurethane, plastidop, acrylic medium 8 x 5 x 9 1/2 feet $9,000

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Roses, 2013
Roses, 2013

Glass, adhesive ink jet print, dried roses and stems dipped in paverpol 12 x 12 x 12 inches $3,000

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The Path, 2007
The Path, 2007

Ink jet print with archival inks on archival paper 40 x 80 inches $5,000

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All Dressed Up, 2011
All Dressed Up, 2011

PVC vinyl tubing, steel plate, steel rods, steel leaves, fabrics, electrical wire, paint 85 x 24 x 20 inches $10,000

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Lynne Knobel

 

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Artist Statement

An experienced oil painter, I like the color and structure of still life, and the excitement of painting landscapes plein air. My approach is visceral, emotional and expressive. I also enjoy throwing and decorating pottery and making jewelry out of natural materials.

Biography

Lynne Knobel was born in CT,  lived in NY State and Maine, has traveled widely, and recently returned to CT, liking the proximity to NYC and the beach.  An Art major at Skidmore College, she also studied Ceramics with Ray Chen at the U. of So. Maine.  She is primarily an oil painter, liking still life and plein air landscape. She has been in many juried shows in New England and New York.  A  longtime member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, she is now a member of the Westport Artists Collective.

At the Window
At the Window

Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, 2021, $498

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Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20, 2021, $348

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Artifacts w/Tomatoes
Artifacts w/Tomatoes

Oil on paper, 11 x 14, 2020, $348

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In the Yard
In the Yard

Oil on canvas, 2021, 22 x 24, $498

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Artifcts w/ Chili Peppers
Artifcts w/ Chili Peppers

Oil on paper, 11 x 14, 2020, $348

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Artifacts w/Green Peppers
Artifacts w/Green Peppers

Oil on paper, 10 x 12, 2020, $248

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Árpád Krizsán

 

About

Krizsán was born in Stockholm, Sweden, of Hungarian parents. He attended secondary school in Austria and then studied at the University of Vienna, Georgetown University and later at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City. After graduating from Columbia, he worked as an investment banker in London. Since 2004, he has lived and worked in Westport. His father, an artist, inspired him to walk and see. Ever since, photography has been a central part of Krizsán’s life.

www.portfolio.krizsan.net

 

Artist Statement

The luck of the photographer is that everything changes at all times: light, space, people and one’s perspective. No moment is ever the same as the next. My ambition is to capture, often hastily, beauty in the decay of the moment, manifested by texture, light and color as well as the art created by happenstance or people on the street. I also aim to document how people live their everyday lives. Therein lie the many stories of individuals and objects—often discarded or abandoned.

 

Privation No. 5
Privation No. 5

Part of a series of 6 Ed. of 3 / 1 artist proof Inkjet print mounted on plexiglass 40 x 60 inches $2,500

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Selfie No. 3, Athens, 2015
Selfie No. 3, Athens, 2015

Part of a series of 3 Ed. of 10 / 2 artist proofs Inkjet print mounted on archival paper 24 x 24 inches $500

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The Old Man and the Mannequin No. 1
The Old Man and the Mannequin No. 1

Athens, 2015 Part of a diptych Ed. of 10 / 2 artist proofs Inkjet print mounted on archival paper 24 x 24 inches $500

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Voyeur, Paris, 2014
Voyeur, Paris, 2014

Ed. of 10 / 2 artist proofs Inkjet mounted on archival paper 24 x 24 inches $500

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Art Pour l'art, Paris, 2014
Art Pour l'art, Paris, 2014

Ed. of 10 / 2 artist proofs Inkjet mounted on archival paper 24 x 24 inches $500

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Phone, 2015
Phone, 2015

Ed. of 10 / 2 artist proofs Inkjet mounted on archival paper 24 x 24 inches $500

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Lucy Krupenye

 

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Lucy M. Krupenye, an award winning sculptor, creates wall hanging assemblages out of found objects such as stone, wood, metal and bone. Her sculptures, which range in height from less than a foot to over 6 feet and a half feet high, are very organic and Zen in feeling. Although some are whimsical, most frequently Lucy searches for the harmony among the very diverse elements. Her sculptures are often her personal reflections and meditations but they can also represent the physical reflections and counterparts that exist in nature, life and our world.
Lucy is very in tune with nature and preserving the environment and she uses a lot of "recycled" material in her work. What most people consider flotsam, jetsam or garbage, she often considers treasures!

Artist Statement
I look for color, form and texture in a stone and I usually know intuitively if I would want to use it in a sculpture.
I generally leave stones in their natural state. Rather than manipulating them, I try to enhance them with other natural elements that relate such as wood and bones, which are, in themselves, works of art. I also use a great deal of rusted metal because it is an element that truly fascinates me. Although it is not natural or "art" in its original form, metal becomes a work of art when exposed to nature which causes it to rust and change form.
My artwork is something that I see, not from the outside, but from within. It is something that I feel. I rarely draw a piece before I make it. As I work with the elements the piece is just born - in essence, it creates itself. It is, in part, a reflection of my inner being and thus is extremely personal. If one looks closely into my artwork, one might see a part of my soul.

 

Fork in the Road
Fork in the Road

Wood, metal, bone, stone 59 x 15 inches $4,500

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Sahara Horizon
Sahara Horizon
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Sanctuary
Sanctuary

Metal, bone, stone 30 x 58 inches $8,000

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Zen Symmetry
Zen Symmetry

Wall Sculpture 39 x 22 inches $5,000

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Tribal Message
Tribal Message

Metal, stone, wood 22 x 24 inches

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Ancient Message
Ancient Message

Metal, stone, wood 22 x 24 inches

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