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Open Studio Tour!

September 13, 2010

Less than two weeks away- the upcoming Brattleboro West Arts Open Studio Tour! Twenty innovative artists at 16 locations within 6  miles amid beautiful early autumn Vermont hills.
I’ll have many of my larger pieces up as well as many brand new small mounted (affordable!) pieces on display. There will be yards of hand dyed silk and cotton in saturated luscious colors. All will be for sale! I’ll be showing examples of my process and be available to answer your questions.

Brattleboro West Arts Open Studio Tour

Brattleboro West Arts Open Studio Tour

If you will be anywhere near southern Vermont the weekend of September 25th-26th please come by.  Maps can be picked up at C.X.Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave., West Brattleboro, VT.


January 1, 2010

Several years ago I was honored to have successfully gone through the jurying process to be accepted as an artist offering work on the beautiful Artful Home website (previously known as The Guild). It’s been wonderful working with them and has happily resulted in many sales.

As part of their once a year Studio Sale, I have reduced the price of eight of my pieces by 40% off their original price. You can see them here. The sale is over on January 12th.

Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters

September 20, 2009
Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters

Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters

Over a year ago Spike Gillespie invited me to be part of a book she was planning to write focusing on 20 art quilters. I just received my copy and this large format book is stunning. Spike chose a wide range of fiber artists who stylistically create very different work. She interviewed each artist and then wrote a piece on that person’s inner development as an artist  finding her voice as well as her creative process. It’s quite compelling, inspiring and readable. I’m still working through  it all but I find it so fascinating to hear about each person’s road to her moment of self identity as an artist. Spike also highlights a piece of “advice” from each artist. I’ll write more about my “advice” later. It may ruffle a few feathers…

And the artwork is delicious! Beautiful full page high res shots and close ups.

I was  somewhat nervous to turn to my section. It’s alarming to see one’s face and art in a book. It feels so permanent. But I’m very happy with the piece she wrote about my work and process and it felt true to me which was what was most important to me.

This book has just become available on Amazon.

Newsletter launch

August 25, 2009

I’m about to send out my first email newsletter to those on my mailing list. It’s been a slow slog up a steep learning curve (as everything techie is for me!) while designing and writing it but I’m pleased with the result.
I plan to only send out a newsletter four times a year.
There’s a link on the right if you’d like to be added to my mailing list!

Artscope feature article is out!

July 9, 2009

I just got a copy of Paula Melton’s  article about my artwork in Boston’s Artscope magazine.  It’s called  “Appliqued Science: Karen Kamenetzky at the Cellular Level”.

The two page layout (not available online) is beautiful with four large images. I thought it might be difficult/embarrassing to read another person’s take on my art but I’m very happy with the language Paula used. Here’s an excerpt:

The fiber art of Karen Kamenetzky is a physical manifestation of the deep  relationship between color and life…

Kamenetzky dyes and paints silks and cottons, then cuts and collages them into brilliant landscapes inspired by biological processes. As captured through electron microscopy…If you have seen reproductions of the pieces, their thick pendulous presence as they hang in the gallery will come as a surprise.

An entirely pleasant surprise. For it is their thickly stitched layers, and thus their resemblance to intricately layered networks of animal and plant tissue, that ultimately complete the metaphor and reveal how color becomes life.

Paula Melton- Artscope Magazine July/August 2009