Monday, July 28, 2008

Going digital

My sister came to visit me last night and I helped her make herself over for an internship interview at SPAC. After work, we went for a walk around downtown Glens Falls in another outfit I picked for her, and we ended up doing a spontaneous photoshoot. I played around with some of the pictures in GIMP and am really loving some of them.

This shot is strangely similar to a drawing I did back in 2003 or so...

And this one was a lucky accident - she was fixing her headband, but the way the camera blurred made this really wonderful and intense...

They're both available for sale on now!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Flower painting...

Well, I'm 26 now. Working at The Chronicle is still going well - it's a lot more brainwork than I'm used to, but that's not a bad thing!

I came out with some surprisingly nice flower paintings at Garden Time last weekend. It was nice to have time to devote solely to painting. I haven't done that in a long while. Here's a photo of some of the work that came of the plein air painting:
From left to right, that's an orchid, a Venus Fly Trap, and some kind of lily. I had a good time. Nothing sold, but painting just felt really nice. I'll have to make more time for it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Three shows, plein air painting, and a birthday!

The new job at The Chronicle is going well!

Yesterday I hung up a show at The Glen at Hiland Meadows on Longview Road in Queensbury. It looks really nice - check it out if you can! It's up through July. I have a show coming up at Ridge Street Coffee Co. on Ridge Street in Glens Falls for August, and also still have work hanging in the hallway between Aimie's Dinner & A Movie and Wallabee's Jazz Bar.

This weekend I will be plein air painting with Betty O'Brien at Garden Time on Quaker Road in Queensbury for their big tent sale. There's going to be a radio station there broadcasting, and food, vendors, a bounce house, and a huge raffle. Stop by and see me! Janet Nolin of ButterflyGrace Creations will be selling her flower photo cards as well. I'll be there from noon to three on Saturday and from ten to one on Sunday.

Monday is my twenty sixth birthday!

Kate E. Austin July Newsletter

Kate E. Austin Newsletter
July 8th, 2008

In the span of one week, I graduated from college with my Bachelor's degree in Art, started a new career, and moved in with my boyfriend! I am now Arts Writer for The Chronicle, a local weekly newspaper right down the street from my new apartment. I'm still settling in, but I'm very excited about it.
The change in routine and ridiculous heat we've been having has put my studio hours on hold for now, though. I'm trying to make it in when I can, but right now nothing is regular.
I am still Co-President of the North Country Arts Center. We are still looking for artists and crafters who are interested in our Colors of Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. Be in touch with me or visit the website at for an application! I am also coordinating the North Country Studios Tour, which is taking place August 9th & 10th. More on this event is available on the NCAC website as well.
Classes are all on hiatus until further notice. I am still available for one-on-one instruction this summer. To work something out, contact me at 353-2121 or


“Light Fair” (Group Show with the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society)
Location: LARAC (Lapham Gallery), 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls, New York
Date: Now through August 2nd
Plein Air Painting at Garden Time
I will be painting flowers in shifts with watercolorist and fellow Shirt Factory studio owner Betty O'Brien, a watermedia painter who will also be displaying her work. Janet Nolin of ButterflyGrace Creations will have her flower photo cards available for sale as well.
Location: Garden Time, Quaker Road, Queensbury, New York
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.
Time: My shifts are Saturday from noon to three and Sunday from nine to one.
Kate E. Austin Solo Show
Location: The Glen at Hiland Meadows, 39 Longview Drive, Queensbury, New York
Date: Now through the end of July
Reception: TBA
North Country Studios Tour
Come see the studios of over 17 artists throughout the North Country! Mine will be just one of many.
Location: Studio #307, The Shirt Factory, Corner of Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls, New York
Date: Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kate E. Austin Solo Show
Location: Ridge Street Coffee Co., 1 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, New York
Date: August 2008
Reception: Thursday, August 15th
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hope to see you at one of the upcoming shows!
Please keep the following sites bookmarked as I try to keep them all updated often: – My website – My online store for my artwork – My online store for jewelry and bags – My blog