Posts Tagged ‘life needs art’

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

2017 Exhibits, Shows, and Events

I am looking forward to sharing my art with you in 2017! The year promises to bring a new mix of gallery shows, outdoor art fairs, and events. Keep an eye on this list, as I will add to it all year long as my schedule evolves. Art Classes: I’m posting my classes on the Uncommon […]

Shaker Heights Art and Music Festival, June 18-19

Shaker Heights Art and Music Festival, June 18-19

I am pleased to be part of the Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival again this year. Hope you can stop by and say hi! http://shakeronline.com/news-and-events/shaker-heights-arts-music-festival Shaker Boulevard, in front of Shaker Middle School (east of Warrensville Center Road) Saturday, June 18: 10 am-8 pm Sunday, June 19: 11 am-5 pm

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

Spring showers bring April art classes – or something like that! If the snow and cold has you down, get out and flex your creativity to warm up. My Spring classes are held either at my new studio (Uncommon Art, 178 1/2 N. Main Street in Hudson) while others are held elsewhere. If you have […]


Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

During December, we’ll keep the studio open for a few extra days and hours. Here’s our schedule for the month: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 5pm Thursday, Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 20th: noon – 5pm CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Years Eve, & New Years Day. Stop in and let us help […]

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

One of a Kind Paper Bowls

And now for something different! Before I begin a new collage, I will often paint papers in bright colorful patterns, so that I can tear them up into pieces to use in the collage. I also hoard collect other interesting papers: old maps, books, handmade papers, and the like. These papers are really fascinating! Sometimes I […]

Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop

You can purchase my original abstract paintings, mixed media collages, handpainted scarves, and Hudson art on Etsy. Etsy is a wonderful online marketplace designed just for artwork and unique handmade items. If you are in the Hudson area, you can also buy on Etsy then pick up at my Hudson studio to save the shipping […]


Art On The Green 2015

Art On The Green 2015

Ah, my favorite show of the summer! I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but, hey, I can’t help it. This one is 2 blocks from my house, is packed with really cool artists, is always a great show for me, and the weather is terrific. What’s not to love?? This year, I have a new […]

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

Sketching Group on Friday Mornings

I love looking at those really cool sketchbooks that some artists do. The ones with the ink drawings and bright splashes of watercolor. Usually, they’re scenes of exotic markets full of color, or dramatic cliffs along a coastline. Every time I see one of them, I think: “I need to draw more.” Yes, even as an abstract […]

Fall Art Classes

Fall Art Classes

You know me. I believe that everyone is creative and can enjoy making art. Whether you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before or you are an experienced artist, you’re sure to learn something from these classes. The fall schedule of classes is below. They begin the first week of September, with the exception of Expressive […]


National Collage Society 17th Annual Postcard Show

National Collage Society 17th Annual Postcard Show

The National Collage Society’s annual Postcard Show is being held online this year to give everyone the opportunity to view the exhibit. The artwork is all collage (containing elements that are glued on) and all postcard-sized: 4×6 inches. Exhibit Dates: June 2 – December 31, 2014 You can view the show at this link: http://www.nationalcollage.com/2014postcardshow/show.html […]

Sunset

Sunset

“Sunset” is a large, cheerful, brightly colored abstract painting. It reminds me of a sunset, but others have had different interpretations. I always enjoy hearing what others think of my paintings. Title: Sunset Media: Acrylic paint and ink Size: 24 x 24 inches, on 1-1/2-inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas

Ghost Ranch, a collage

Ghost Ranch, a collage

Ghost Ranch is a collage made with acrylic paint, painted papers, found papers, and printed images. 24 x 24 inches 1.5 inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas The image started as a winter landscape. I painted the canvas a bright orange all over, then brushed in the sky and a snowy field. Bits of the orange showed […]


Hillside

Hillside

A brisk abstract painting with a landscape influence, it feels much like an unruly hillside with the sun coming up over the ridge. 12 x 12 inches Acrylic paint on canvas  

Hudson Location and Hours

Hudson Location and Hours

Life Needs Art, the studio of Karen Koch, is right in the heart of Hudson, inside: Uncommon Art 178 1/2 N. Main Street, 2nd floor (upstairs from Hudson Oriental Rugs) Hudson, OH 44236 www.artstudioinhudson.com Uncommon Art is a studio, gallery, and art classroom. It’s a collaborative project with myself, Dana Giel-Ray (Bellabor Art Jewelry), and Shannon […]

Small Packets, a Collage

Small Packets, a Collage

“Small Packets” is a little collage that is packed with all kinds of wonderful things.  You can see bits of paper, tissue, magazine images, a coin wrapper, and vintage Top Value stamps I found in papers from my mom. The postage label came on a package I received by Royal Mail, hence the title of […]



 
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