An ongoing list of news:
May 2013: I’m collaborating with choreographer, Hope Mohr Dance, to create a set installation made entirely of fabric. I’ll install several soft sculptures based on body parts (over-sized intestines, wearable lungs, torsos, and a mirage of other major organs) and a huge hanging brain cloud complete with objects inspired by dreams and various conversations. “Failure of the Sign is the Sign” will premier at ODC Theater in San Francisco, CA from May 3-5, 2013. I’m thrilled to have been commissioned to create this huge installation (approx 1,600 sq feet), to have the opportunity to work cross-disciplinary with Hope Mohr, and to design a show for ODC’s gorgeous new theater.
April 2013: I’ll be the featured artist in the Interface Gallery shop for the month of April. Hooray! I’ll be selling letterpress and linoleum prints, notebooks, cards, and bookmarks. I’ll also offer decorative paper garland and original embroidery art. It’s the only shop where I’ll be selling one-of-a-kind fabric soft sculptures including new monsters and hanging mobiles. Check it out! Interface Gallery is a new gallery in the adorable Oakland indie shopping district of Temescal Alley. The curator is doing a great job balancing innovative artwork, thoughtful installations, and locally made crafts. I’m happy to be included in the gallery’s repertoire of artists.
March 2013: Country Living’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards are featured in the March issue of the magazine! So honored to see my studio blog, “Made by Katrina”, alongside the other winners. So thrilled to receive the award in the craft category and to see my work in a major print publication! Very, very exciting news. It still makes me blush.
February 2013: I’m so excited to offer my first online e-course with artist and friend, Lisa Solomon. We’ll be co-teaching a four-week textile class, INTERWOVEN: make:: thread:: craft:: art, that will run from February 4- March 1, 2013. The class will include crochet, soft sculpture, embroidery, and quilting projects organized by one technique each week. We’ll have new prompts and posts every week day including video tutorials, inspirations, exclusive artist interviews, possibilities to expand the given project, and studio tips and tricks. I’m so excited to offer an online class that will create an international crafting community. For more information, visit the webpage. I hope you’ll join us!
December 2012: The craft fair of all craft fairs–join me at The Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco Holiday Market. December 15 & 16 from 11-6 at the Concourse Exhibition Center at 635 8th Street in San Francisco. Over 250 vendors, plus workshops, food, music, and more. I’ll be a vendor sharing a booth with my sweet friend, Lisa Solomon, and her company MODify/d. Be sure to get there early on Saturday morning for the best selection of handmade goods. Or come on Sunday afternoon for smaller crowds and end-of-fair discounts. Happy Holidays!
December 2012: Join me for a small and intimate craft fair at the lovely Teahouse Studios in Berkeley. I love this space (have taught workshops, taken workshops, and worked independently from these studios) and these ladies feel like sisters so come join the crafty love! December 2 from 11-5 for the Teahouse Holiday Fair at 1250 Addison Street, Suite 208 in Berkeley.
November 2012: My very first craft fair on the east coast–I’ll be participating at Second Storie in Rochester, NY on Saturday, Nov 24 from 10-6 at The Visual Studies Workshop at 31 Prince Street. I’ve had my eye on this curated fair for a few years now and I’m thrilled to be participating. They featured my work in a very sweet interview here. Excited to be back on my native NY stomping grounds.
November 2012: I’m so excited to be a vendor at Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts very first Oakland craft fair. (Hooray for hometown advantage!) I’ll be splitting a booth with the lovely and talented Jen Lake of sprout studio so be sure to look for us and say hello. Sunday, November 18 from 11-5pm at the Jack London Square Pavilion at 98 Broadway. There will be over 100 indie vendors, food, crafting and music.
September 2012: I NEED YOUR VOTE! I’m so very honored to be a finalist in Country Living Magazine’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards. My sweet little blog, “Made by Katrina” is standing proud among three finalists in the Craft Category. Vote for me, vote for me! Honored to be in the top 20 finalists from more than 2,800 submissions. This just makes my crafty heart sing. Vote HERE. (Note: I WON! Thank you for your support and encouragement.)
September 2012: Excited to announce that I’ll be a vendor at the San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual event, Roadworks. What could be more fun than watching a steamroller print original linoleum blocks in the street while you’re browsing crafty booths and taking tours of a letterpress studio? Join me on Saturday, Sept 22 for this entertaining arts extravaganza. (PS–I love letterpress!)
September 2012: I’ll be leading a workshop at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco on Sunday, Sept 23 from 2-5pm. Fundraising for Artists will cover the ins and outs of securing grants and donations through foundations, special events, appeal letters, and online fundraising campaigns like Kickstarter. In short, this workshop will help artists find money for their work! Click on the workshop link above for details.
August 2012: I’m offering a workshop at the beautiful and amazing Teahouse Studio in Berkeley, CA. I’ll be hosting “Application Nation: Fundraising, Residencies, and Fellowships for Artists”. I’m thrilled to combine my experience as an individual artist with over 12 years of working in arts organizations managing programs, writing grants, and mentoring artists to create successful applications. Join me on August 25 from 1-5pm. For registration and details visit here.
May 2012: So excited to announce that my soft sculpture/ cloud mobile won the Lotta Jansdotter challenge! Using fabric scraps from her gorgeous textile designs, I made this hanging soft sculpture entirely by hand. I’m a longtime admirer of Lotta’s work and I’m honored to have won this contest. Thanks, Lotta!
March 2012: The set I designed for the dance piece, Plainsong, with Hope Mohr Dance will be shown at Z Space in San Francisco, CA. Excited to see this set installation have another San Francisco showing. The performance runs March 22-24, 2012. This set was made from several skeins of red thread knotted and woven into a 17 foot backdrop. Materials also include found objects such as twigs, dried blossoms, sweaters, and crocheted doilies.
February 2012: I will be relaunching my online Etsy shop, “Made by Katrina” fully stocked with new work in embroidery, soft sculpture, and various fabric creations. After a shop haitus (and the birth of my son) in 2011 I’m thrilled to reengage with online shop offerings. Contact me if you crave commissions or collaborations–I’m all ears.