April 2018 - Art News from Kathleen Mooney

Workshops, Local and Current Exhibits, new art, travel and painting...

Examples of Art Trunk Show Paintings!

ART TRUNK SHOW - APRIL 14th, 2018 1-4PM

My Art Trunk Show is Back! Probably last time "down state" in 2018!

Saturday April 14th, 2018 from 1-4 pm -- probably the last one "down state" in 2018!  Gather your "significant" and friends to join in the fun.  What is an Art Trunk Show?  I gather hundreds of my small, unframed and attractively priced "little gem" paintings into boxes and bring them on the road.  This time it is a ONE DAY ONLY trunk show at Flat River Cottage - 317 E Main in Lowell.  616-897-8601. Beverages, nibbles and HUNDREDS of my paintings in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere --- to add to your collection or "gifties" for those you love.  Art from Florida, Ireland, New Mexico, the UP of Michigan... realistic, abstract and somewhere in between.  All loveable!  

Kathleen Mooney teaches at Ghost Ranch NM in 2018!

ACT NOW! Early Bird signup $100 off until June 30!  Sign up other students and save even more!! Reserved Lodging sign up through August 1!

My Sketchbook - from the Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour Ghost Ranch Oct 2017 katheenmooney.com

In 2017 I painted at Ghost Ranch in northwest New Mexico - the beloved landscape of Georgia O'Keeffe!  I stayed for two days in her little cottage at the ranch - happily painting the Pedernal mountain from her front porch.  A week of exploring the Ghost Ranch valley, box canyon, Georgia's home in Abiquiu, and standing "right there" where Georgia painted some of her most iconic paintings of this iconic place.  Incredible.  Beauty.  Everywhere. 

One of my NEW Independent Traveler Workshops is offered September 20 through 25, 2018 (note the date change!) at Ghost Ranch - see Independent Traveler Workshops.  You know you want to go.  You know you want to paint it - yes, you can!  Includes two tours focused on Georgia O'Keeffe - her Abiquiu home and private locations on the ranch where she painted her favorite views, a ranch history tour (rustlers, ghosts and dinosaurs), our own studio space including a patio looking at the Mesa with daily plein aire painting and art instruction.  Enchanting, rejuvenating and inspiring.  Open to 12 students - help me recruit students and there is a nice discount in it for you!  Ghost Ranch Workshop Details


ACA / ACA American and Canadian Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts!


I spent 10 days at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in March painting with American and Canadian artists.  ACA is a beautiful purpose built arts facility in New Smyrna Beach Florida.  It was a big honor to be invited to participate.  Peaceful, elegant, nurturing and inspiring.  The buildings and walkways were like being in a futuristic tree house.  Inspiring music by Linda Cole (niece of Nat King Cole) on the first Tuesday night.  I fell in love with the BIG sculpture "The Whale" near the gallery.  My paintings quickly took on the colors of the lush tropical vegetation and the lovely blues of the Atlantic Ocean.  Went to the the Daytona Pier for Sunrise and that inspired a new painting and new leggings design named "BooDa Man".  Ask me the story behind that one!  New links to NEW Prints and consumer products featuring my art are on my website!  




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Exhibits - WOW!

1) "Rainmaker - Skellig Michael, Ireland" will be on exhibit in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic.  Invited and accepted in the IWS - International Watercolor Society Exhibition in August 2018.

2) "Listen to the Water" will be on exhibit in San Pedro (South of LA) California.  NWS - National Watercolor Society Member show 2018.

3) "Making Pies" has been on exhibit in Saint Petersburg, Florida.  APUSA - Acrylic Painters USA 2018 Annual Juried Show.

4) "Ages of the Moon" and other multilayered acrylic paintings will be on exhibit in my solo show at Fransiscan Life Process Center April through mid August 2018.

And MORE - My painting "Sunflowers for Vincent" was on exhibit in San Pedro, CA at  National Watercolor Society's International Open Exhibition.  It was awarded the Bonese Collins Turner Experimental Award.  Now it is on exhibit with four of my Orkney Scotland landscapes at the H2OMG Exhibit at the Muckenthaler Museum in Fullerton, CA.  Through April 8, 2018.


Art Workshops for Independent Travelers

Ghost Ranch paintings and photos by Kathleen Mooney / Plein Aire painting in Bliss, Michigan by Kathleen Mooney

After many requests I have packaged up art workshops in Ireland and several stunning USA locales.  3-6 days painting with my instruction while recording your own memories in acrylics or watercolor.  Pure MAGIC.  Details on Art Instruction on my website -- look for Independent Traveler Workshops!  Now everyone can paint (Yes, YOU can!) in beautiful locations that I love - Ireland, New Mexico, Michigan's UP - all special and inspiring!

Workshops in Michigan

NEW!!!! Monthly 1 Day Workshops at Franciscan Life Process Center. Acrylics and Watermedia, Abstraction, Composition and Finishing - bring MORE power to your painting... learn from my decades of dedicated studio practice!  Workshop Schedule at FLPC: More of my workshops will be added each month.

Why you want to book your ART workshops EARLY...

To ensure you have a spot reserved - and to recruit your painting buddies to attend too!

To make a commitment to yourself to PAINT - and block out time on your calendar!

Many organizers have to decide as far as 30 days in advance if they have enough reservations -- or if they need to CANCEL.  Book your spot EARLY!

So YOUR materials packet from the presenter can be prepared

To secure your lodging and transportation

So you can prepare and gather inspiration, materials, and supplies

To have enough time to research the presenter’s style

So the organizer can prepare for your comfort and optimum learning environment


Other locations to see my art -

At least 44 of Kathleen Mooney's LARGE PAINTINGS ON CANVAS are featured at Flat River Cottage at 317 East Main Street, Lowell MI 49331 Flat River Cottage - I have a nice new selection of greeting cards and paintings at Flat River Cottage!  

Lansing Art Gallery - located in downtown Lansing - just down the street from the state capitol building - paintings and greeting cards by Kathleen Mooney in the Gallery Shop.  Their website is Lansing Art Gallery 

Art in Abundance Gallery in Grand Marais, Michigan - a lovely place at the end of the road on Lake Superior - a seasonal, special, secret locale... my kind of place.  Facebook page  We are planning an Art Workshop in Grand Marais for July 2018.  Contact me!

Design Quest D2 D2 D2 - 4181 28th Street in Grand Rapids 49512 has many of my rugs featured and on display for purchase or custom order in gorgeous contemporary room settings. They are the local Michigan source for my 20 rug designs for Foreign Accents Rugs.  Design Quest 800-944-3232 Contact me if you would like a personal tour of the rugs on display!

Are you and your friends interested in a summer 2019 painting retreat workshop on Lake Michigan at a Dark Sky Park?  Let me know.  Painting in the dark can be fun (we will also paint in the daytime...)

As usual - If you would like an appointment to view my art or have me bring some pieces to your home or business - just contact me via the website KathleenMooney.com or email!  It would be great to see you!

Enjoy the ART! Hope to see you soon!  Kathleen





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