Update: Southern Sweets Owner Nancy Cole Featured in Decaturish

The story of the painting, “Butterflies for Nancy,” that Penny Treese and myself recently put up for auction for the Nancy Cole Care Fund to help with her terminal illness has been published by Decaturish. (Like them on Facebook.)

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Another Decatur business owner, Larry McDaniel of Trinity Title on East Ponce, decided with his wife to purchase the painting and give it back to Nancy and her husband. They hope it will soon be hanging in her downtown Decatur Southern Sweets Bakery, alongside the artwork of her husbands’, Phil Allen.

The two couples had bonded by frequenting the restaurant about three times a week over the last several years. Both wives have struggled with cancer. They have all taken a class together from Penny and myself, which is how we met. We will continue to pray for and support this family.

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*Click here to read whole article in Decaturish.

UPDATE: “Butterflies” SOLD in Auction for Nancy Cole Care Fund

Please consider viewing the listing on EBay for this painting we gave to this cause, and consider making a donation to our former student, also the owner of the lovely Southern Sweets Bakery.

*UPDATE: BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED FOR OUR PAINTING BUT DONATIONS STILL APPRECIATED*

From Kim McGill Stuart and Penny Treese:

“We would like to invite you to help Nancy Cole during this difficult time by making a donation to help with the cost of her home care. Last year cancer cells were found in Nancy’s liver tissue, and despite treatment, she continued to deteriorate. Treatment was halted this year, and Nancy was transferred home where she’s receiving constant care.

Nancy, and her husband, were brief art students of ours, her energy made such an impact on us. Her excitement and creativity was moving. It was a joy having her in our class and pleasure meeting her and her husband.”

Thank you sincerely for any help that can be given.
Here are pictures and close-ups of the painting we collaborated on (click to enlarge):

 

JURIED-IN Kudzu Art Zone 2015 Juried Exhibition in Downtown Norcross

IT IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THINGS: 24″ x 24″
Wax on Board with Nails and Twine, by KMcGS

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This work of mine has been accepted into the 2015 Juried Exhibition at Kudzu Art Zone. (Diana Toma, Juror).

Please visit the gallery in the lovely Historic Downtown Norcross through July 17th to see the works!

*Kudzu Art Zone: 116 Carlyle Street, Norcross, GA, 30071 Tel:770.840.9844 Get map/directions here.

“Kudzu Art Zone’s 2015 Open Juried Exhibition received an unprecedented amount of artwork this year as we had nearly 100 artist’s participation totaling over 230 entries. Because this event is open to all artists in Georgia and includes all subject matter, the entries represent a wide range of artistic media and artistic perceptions. We encourage you to visit the gallery and review the art during the exhibition June 5 through July 17. We will be hosting an opening reception on June 5; an evening of conversation, celebration and awards presentation.”

JURIED-IN Spruill Gallery: Student & Faculty Juried Exhibit

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BURNT OFFERINGS: UNIVERSE OF VIBRATIONS 1 has been selected and marked as sold!

2015, Encaustic wax on burnt birch panel, 21 x 12″

Come see my work and many other amazing pieces!

*June 4 – August 8: Dunwoody, GA

*Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Thursday June 4, 6 – 9 PM

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SKETCH: A New Exhibit at Spruill Center for the Arts

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*On view March 30 – May 12, 2015
*Closing Reception Tuesday May 12, 6-8pm

Sketch encourages artists to display their creative method. Whether you submit an inspiring sketch along with a finished product or the sketch is the final concept, this exhibit will showcase the imaginative process of the artist. Make sure to visit soon!

At Spruill Center for the Arts Hallway Gallery:

5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338

 

 

 

 

Extensive Texture Workshop at Spruill Resulted In Waxy Greatness

Spruill Center for the Arts, 2-Day Workshop. 2015

2 days of full-blown wax working.  Take a look at these beautiful creations.

2014 ARTFUL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE by Penny Treese and Kim McGill Stuart

Penny Treese (www.PennyTreese.com) and Kim McGill Stuart are offering extraordinary and one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments, greeting and holiday cards and a variety of small and large artwork at the Home Studio of Penny Treese! See some samples of what will be showing on Pinterest! (http://www.pinterest.com/kimmcgillstuart/artful-holiday-2014-open-house/)

Enjoy the affordable new encaustic and oil-painted works, perfect for holiday gift-giving. Pop in on your way to the next gathering and visit with us, and enjoy festive cocktails and holiday bites with friends! (No RSVP needed.)

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Off-The-Wall PIN-UP Show 2014 – MOCAga

Weblogosqaure2013newcopy_002So excited to participate, with my BAFF (Best Artist Friend Forever) Penny Treese, in the 2014 MOCAga PIN-UP Show.  This was my first year entering the show and was so very honored that someone bought my piece.

OFF-THE-WALL PIN-UP SHOW + SALE // One-Night Only
Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6-9pm at MOCA GA

Support the arts in Georgia and visit MOCAga today!

Visit MOCAga – The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

REVIVAL, RESURRECTION, RECONSTRUCTION! Exhibit

RAILROAD EARTH ATLANTA PRESENTS “REVIVAL, RESURRECTION, RECONSTRUCTION!”

This featured fall show will have much live performance art throughout the evening, and live music played by various members, friends and sponsors of RailRoad Earth.

NOVEMBER 8 @ 6 PM

1467 OXFORD ROAD, ATLANTA 30307

Come see some of my current yellow series and my new green collection hanging in the gallery!

Chance to win a free one day wax art class.

  • Other visual artists include Wendy Shashoua and Maurice Clifford
  • Ambient performances and short films by Neil Fried
  • Light refreshments served and warming firepit outside into the evening
  • Audience participation!

(From the Emory Village traffic circle, take S Oxford exit and RailRoad Earth is on the right, left of Saba.)