Tag Archives: ValKarie Gallery

Where were you?

I haven’t much been here lately, but it has been a busy beginning to 2015. I was excited to participate in The Art of Winter exhibit at the invitation of Jennifer Mosquera. I had a blast painting my snowboard piece, which was displayed at DIA. KatieHoffmanAOWSnowboard I was flattered to be asked to show at Valkarie Gallery as a guest artist in the Resident Artists’ Gallery, at the invitation of Valerie Saverie. I’ll have 3 of my new paintings from the House that Jack Built series there through March 1. ThisIsTheFarmerSowingHerCor I am thrilled to have had “Because it is Bitter” accepted into Core New Art Space‘s national show, “Losing Love.” This show was juried by Niza Knoll, opens this Friday February 13 and runs through March 1. BecauseItIsBitter I have recently opened an Etsy Shop for my watercolors and small oils and have been immersed in trying to learn what the heck I’m doing there. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new Latin conjugations? At least, you can try. My shop is here. And finally, I’ve been remaking my website. The software I’ve been using for almost ten years is obsolete, so I was forced into a long-overdue rehaul. You can see the site, katiehoffman.com, here. It is still a work in progress but I’m having fun learning about Sandvox and what I can do with it. I hope your 2015 is off to a good start, wherever you are. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpFvqibrURk

Heart & Soul

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“Heart & Soul,” new paintings by Lance Green & Katie Hoffman at Valkarie Gallery, is now up and open and there will be a reception tomorrow from 5 to 10 PM. I did send out postcards but apparently too late. Since my mom didn’t receive one, it’s a sure bet nobody else did either.   (Finding postcard stamps was an ordeal.)

 

If you are one of the 2 or 3 people who reads this blog, please know that you are invited and I would be delighted to see you there tomorrow evening. If nothing else, you’ll enjoy seeing Lance‘s paintings. He is one of my favorite contemporary painters, and his work is astonishingly beautiful.

Even if you don’t read this blog, I hope you come and I would love to see you.

We will also be there on the First Friday in March if you can’t make it tomorrow, and there may still be wine and cheese available.

This show runs through March 9 and the open hours are as follows:

Wednesdays 10 – 3 & 4 – 7

Thursdays & Fridays noon – 7

Saturdays noon – 6

Sundays noon – 10

Plus we are open on the first Friday of the month (that will be March 7 for this show) from noon – 10.

 

Happy Valentines Day.

Here I am

Covered in paint and quite busy.

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I am mostly preparing for “Heart & Soul,”an upcoming show at Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood, Colorado that I will sharing with the remarkable painter Lance Green. He has long been one of my favorite artists, and I feel very honored to be showing with him.

 

This show will run from February 12 until March 9, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 15 from 5 to 10 plus Belmar Block 7’s First Friday Art Walk reception on March 7 from 6 to 9. Valkarie is located at 445 S. Saulbury St., Lakewood, CO  80226. Regular open hours are Wednesdays 10-3 & 4-7, Thursdays & Fridays 12-7, Saturdays 12-6 and Sundays 12-5. Open on First Fridays from 12-10.

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I will be participating in Artma, an auction to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, once again this year. I have donated “Alistair the Fierce Bad Cat,” shown below. This happens on February 8 from 6 to 10 at a brand new location- the 1st Bank Center at 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021.

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And, I have been invited to participate in Westword’s Artopia 2014. This will be happening on Saturday, February 22, from 7 PM until 2 AM.

 

Below are a couple of newly finished paintings. Hoping to finish several more in the next two weeks. We’ll see.

“yes & his heart was pounding,” oil on wood, 9″ x 12″

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“In the Belly of a Dream,” oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″

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When I light your darkened door

New small paintings and recent small news.

I was happy to have a  mention in a nice video interview with Bianca Trenker, owner of Mountain Living Studio. I am happy to have work hanging in her beautiful gallery, among so many remarkable artists.

I have been creating tiny paintings,  which will make their debut at Valkarie Gallery‘s special event from November 29 to December 6. I will not be present physically but my work will- lots of it, and scads of affordable stuff. Anybody with any sense can agree that if you must choose, the latter is the best option.The latest little ones I’ve finished are below.

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“Cock of the Walk,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″

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“Crazy Cat,” oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″

TravelingIncognito“Traveling Incognito,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″.

Willow“Willow,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″.

Wakeful

 

 

Imaginary Friends and a busy November

TheImaginaryFriends“The Imaginary Friends,” 5″ x 7″, oil on canvas board

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“Valkyrie,” 5″ x 7″, oil on canvas board

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“October’s Ghosts,” 7″ x 5″, oil on canvas board

Mistake

“Mistake,” 7″ x 5″, oil on canvas board

I will have some of these tiny paintings available at Fresh Art Studio #F this First Friday in November, for very affordable prices.

First Friday will be a busy one.

I am happy to announce a new affiliation with ValKarie Gallery in Lakewood, Colorado. I’ll have work in their inaugural show which opens November 1 and runs through January 12. Opening reception is this Friday, November 1 from 5 to 9 PM.

I’ll have some work in the inaugural exhibit at Helikon Gallery & Studios, as well. This stunning new space has been called the “Jewel of RiNo” (RiNo being Denver’s River North Art District), for good reason. This show also has a reception on Friday November 1, and runs through November 30.