Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
|in progress 4x3' linocut; Kathleen Faulkner|
I'm almost finished with the linocut. The fish and some clean up are all that is left.
Information on this project can be found here, and in this video by Jef Morlan:
STEAMROLLER PRINTMAKING Jeff Morlan
Anacortes Arts Festival 2011
Sunday, July 5, 2015
|in process 4x3' lino; Kathleen Faulkner|
Friday I will be printing mine. Saturday and Sunday I will be in the print booth helping others make their own smaller version. Maybe I'll see you there.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
|in process: linocut 4x3' Kathleen Faulkner|
It's almost time for STEAMROLLER PRINTMAKING!
Anacortes Arts Festival has, once again, invited a group of artists to participate in this fun event. This will be our third year. We will be printing all three days: August 7th through the 9th, 10 to 5pm down by the port dock on Commercial Ave. It's quite a sight to watch.
As you can see, I have a lot left to do. I'd better get to work!
Sunday, June 21, 2015
|'After the Rains' 16x20" oil pastel, charcoal; Kathleen Faulkner|
I am so pleased to announce two shows in July.
Becky Fletcher, Chris Theiss and I will be showing at Smith Vallee Gallery in Edison, WA July 3rd through the 26th, opening July 11th, 5-8pm.
Also, I am honored to be showing with Margy Lavelle, Allen Moe, Heidi Epstein and Michael Clough in 'Convergence: 5 Skagit Artists' at the Virginia Inn in Seattle, WA. The show runs July 2nd through the month of August. The opening is July 2nd, 5 - 8pm.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
|Earrings, calcite, sterling silver; Kathleen Faulkner|
Once upon a time, while hiking up in the northern New Mexico mountains, we came upon an old calcite mine. It had been closed for years but the rock was scattered everywhere. The sun, filtering through the trees, and a slight breeze made those rocks sparkle.
I felt like I was in a dream as I sat on the ground picking up pieces of rock. The day, the sun, the smells of pine and pinion and all these beautiful stones sparkling like diamonds..
Calcite comes from the shells of dead marine organisms. That means that at one time, long ago, that area in Northern New Mexico was ocean.
Many things have come from those bones of the dead: cement, limestone, marble, medicines, fertilizer and the most amazing of all: lenses. The now extinct trilobite used clear calcite crystals to form the lenses of their eyes.
All that and more from shells.
Imagine what we haven't discovered yet
what we don't know.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
|'Branching Out' brooch 7x3" coral, sterling silver; |
I found several odd shaped branches and wondered what I should do with them.
One thing led to another and, before I knew it, I had a slew of stick pins. Then I decided to draw the sticks. Then I remembered this piece of coral.
I guess you could say that I'm branching out.
|'Stick' pins various sizes, wood, sterling silver;|
|'Stick' pin gouache, mica,|
sterling silver; Kathleen Faulkner
|'Stick Pin, Too' gouache, mica|
sterling silver; Kathleen Faulkner
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
|'An Early Summer' 12x12" oil pastel, charcoal; Kathleen Faulkner|
mud / med
*n. soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.
Other words for mud include slobber, mire, ooze, muck, silt, slabber, slutch, lutulence, sloshiness and slushiness.
Mycobacterium vaccae, found in mud, is thought to be an anti-depressant.
Mice fed with mycobacterium vaccae from mud can navigate mazes twice as fast as usual.
and, never forget:
"He who slings mud generally loses ground." Adlai E Stevenson
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
|'Fertile Field' 14x18" oil pastel, charcoal; Kathleen Faulkner|
One can always tell the roundup fields from the others. Everything is orange.
This one is deep and dark ready to feed us and no harm done.
I've been thinking a lot about this field, so black and fertile.
After awhile, one's environment starts having an impact.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
It is an inspired journey from the west side heading east.
We are blessed.
We have it all.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
|'Good Schooling' 17x17" oil pastel, charcoal; Kathleen Faulkner|
The Edison Eye Presents
FRIENDS OF FISH II
75 artists capture the spirit of fish,
it's relationship to humanity
and the environment
April 18 - May 3
Opening reception: April 18th 5 - 9 p.m.
The Eye is located at 5800 Cains Court, Edison, WA
A benefit show for the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|my stumps on the left|
'The Meaning of Wood'
January 15 - March 29, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Open daily 5:30 am - 10 pm
Artists included in this show:
Jane Alynn, Anacortes, WA
Susan Aurand, Olympia WA
Howard Barlo, Ellensburg, WA
Patti Bowman, Bellevue, WA
Larry Bullis, Anacortes, WA
MalPina Chan, Olympia, WA
Sue Cotter, Parowan, UT
Monika Danos, Seattle, WA
Barbara De Pirro, Shelton, WA
Kathleen Faulkner, Anacortes, WA
Cathy Fields, Seattle, WA
Kelly Fleek, Bow, WA
Becky Fletcher, Sedro Woolley, WA
David Francis, Seattle, WA
Annerose Georgeson, Vanderhoof, BC
Kathy Gore Fuss, Olympia, WA
Julia Haack, Seattle, WA
Karen Hackenberg, Port Townsend, WA
Julia Harrison, Seattle, WA
Cheri Kopp, Seattle/Port Townsend, WA
Anne Lancaster, Seattle, WA
Carolyn Lavender, Phoenix, AZ
Fred Lisaius, Newcastle, WA
Ed McCarthy, Issaquah, WA
Ellen Jane Michael, Edison, WA
Nia Michaels, Seattle, WA
Lynne Oulman, Bellingham, WA
Joseph Pentheroudakis, Seattle, WA
Peppe, Seattle, WA
Polly Purvis, Seattle, WA
Christina Carlyle Reed, Seattle, WA
Karen Rudd, Port Townsend, WA
Mark Scherer, Stehekin, WA
Scott Schuldt, Milford CT
Tamara Stephas, Seattle, WA
Jeffree Stewart, Olympia, WA
Sara Tabbert, Fairbanks, AK
John Tylczak, Puyallup, WA
past venue and curator's statement
|'Stickpin, Again' courtesy of Facere Jewelry Art Gallery,|
Seattle, WA; sterling silver, wood; Kathleen Faulkner
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
|'Another View' 24x36" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner|
One day, while driving near Edison, I noticed the fishermen. Their trucks parked along the road and, there they were, all lined up along the river bank sporting hip boots, camo, fishing poles. I watched a couple walking back to their trucks carrying their catch of large, beautiful salmon.
Later I stopped at that spot to look over on the north side which is hard to see from the road. The fishermen had gone. It was quiet and beautiful and, as I looked, I saw two very large salmon jumping and waving their tails at me.
I love a happy ending.
May your new year be full of happy endings.
Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"
Thursday, November 13, 2014
|Various necklaces, sterling silver;|
You are cordially invited to the Annual Holiday Party and Ornament Giveaway at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, December 3rd, 2014, from 5 to 8pm.
Come and share a glass of cheer, celebrate the season and view amazing jewelry.
The gallery artists have made handmade ornaments that will be given away that evening with the winning names drawn out of a hat.
It is always great fun.
Please RSVP to be included in the Ornament Giveaway.
Monday, October 13, 2014
|'Safety First' 20" milagro necklace, sterling silver,|
paper, gouache, ink, graphite, mica; Kathleen Faulkner
We never know what lies ahead.
Some say that we create our own reality.
Whatever is true, it can't hurt to have a helping hand.
|Ex-Votos from Mexico, Girard Collection, Museum of International |
Folk Art (DCA) Santa Fe, NM A.1981.42.694V.1 Photo by Paul Smutko.
Monday, September 29, 2014
|'Into the Woods II' 24x18" oil pastel;|
I'm headed into the western woods. My next show is at Simon Mace Gallery in Port Townsend, WA, entry to the largest temperate rainforest in the Continental US, home to good friends and a generally great place to have a good time.
It has been a fortunate year for me. I've discovered that saying yes has many benefits.
|'Into the Woods' 54.5x37.5" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner|
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
|'Journey' 18x24" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner|
|Friends Make Us Fuller|
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
|'drift, flit, quiver, shiver' 9x9" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner|
The Edison Eye proudly presents
July 19 - August 3, 2014
Opening Reception July 19, 5pm - 8pm
Gallery hours: friday through sunday
noon - 5pm
or by appointment: 360-766-6276
100 works of art by 100 artists
Come share with us the exhilaration and joy of dance.