Oct
6
to Oct 14

New Work on View at Ravenwood

I have five new pieces on view and for sale at Ravenwood on select weekends now through Columbus Day.

Next Farm Shop Dates:

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 10 am -5 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 12, 13 and 14, from 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, October 13th from 10 am - 1 pm I will be doing a pop-up show at Ravenwood!

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October 6: Weaving Workshop with Kat Howard
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

October 6: Weaving Workshop with Kat Howard

Learn how to weave intuitively, and make your own 'fibre poems' while you try your hand at the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your own unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, a tote/project bag for your work, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

There will be lots of time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal a few of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater. (Let me know if you’d like to use vegan materials).

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided. Plus, I'm right upstairs from Village Coffee & Goods, if you need a pick-me-up.

Location: Kat Howard's studio in Kingston, NY (address is in the digital file)

Date: Sunday, October 6, 1-4 pm

Price: $150

Space is Limited! Sign up today

P.S. If you already have the basics of weaving down, I also offer private mentorship sessions where I work with students to find your voice, a point of view, and a concept that will speak to your individual experience as an artist. Email me for details

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July 14: Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

July 14: Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard

Learn how to weave intuitively, and make your own 'fibre poems' while you try your hand at the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your own unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, a tote/project bag for your work, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

There will be lots of time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal a few of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater. (Let me know if you’d like to use vegan materials).

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided. Plus, I'm right upstairs from Village Coffee & Goods, if you need a pick-me-up.

Location: Kat Howard's studio in Kingston, NY (address is in the digital file)

Date: Sunday, July 14, 1-4 pm

Price: $150

Space is Limited! Sign up today

P.S. If you already have the basics of weaving down, I also offer private mentorship sessions where I work with students to find your voice, a point of view, and a concept that will speak to your individual experience as an artist. Email me for details

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Artist Talk at Kingston Arts + Action Meet up
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk at Kingston Arts + Action Meet up

I will be giving an Artist Talk at the Kingston Arts & Action Meet Up on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 pm

6:30-7pm: Meetup Mixer - come early, grab a drink and mix & mingle with fellow artists and creatives from all around the region.

Kat Howard earned a BA in Creative Writing from Brandeis University in 2006, and worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art until 2010, when she left the museum world to pursue MFAs in Studio Art and Poetry, which she received from Mills College in 2013. Since graduating, Kat has been working as a fiber artist exhibiting her art, which addresses how women have been treated through out history, such as her series about women being persecuted as witches. Kat lives and works in Kingston, New York.

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KAAM Announcements from MAD, Arts Mid-Hudson & Art Walk Kingston
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Jessica & Matt from the idea garden
Jessica Meyer and Matt Taylor opened the idea garden in February 2019 after a 2 year renovation, and long time dream! The idea garden is a place to cultivate collaborations towards positive community action, hold events and workshops, and share socially engaged art.

Matt is a web developer who enjoys bicycling around Kingston, playing with SketchUp, and concentrates on the artistic side of the idea garden. Jess is a leadership consultant and executive coach who loves to knit, sew, and incorporate upcycling into her crafts. Jess focuses on the strategy and operational sides of the business. Maggie the gallery dog provides warmth and love and accepts belly rubs from all willing visitors.

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May
29
to Jun 30

New Piece on View at Drop Forge and Tool

Stop by the marvelous Drop Forge & Tool through the month of June, 2019 to see my new fiber art piece, “Ripple.”

‘Ripple,’ 72 x 18 inches, wool, silk, cotton, human hair, oak, available for sale
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n. a small wave caused by a body being dropped in to water
a fall
a motion that slowly expands outward
a feeling that spreads through a group of people, gradually increasing
a story of survival that is passed from woman to woman to woman
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This piece was inspired by Joy McCullough’s book ‘Blood, Water, Paint’ about Artemesia Gentileschi, a painter in 1610 Rome, who in the aftermath of rape faced a choice: be silent or tell the truth, no matter the cost, my own history as a survivor of physical and sexual violence, and the subject of one of Gentlieschi’s most infamous paintings: ‘Susanna and the Elders,’ where a young woman is assaulted within the gates of her private garden while she is bathing in the water.

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Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard

Learn how to weave intuitively, and make your own 'fibre poems' while you try your hand at the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your own unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, a tote/project bag for your work, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

There will be lots of time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal a few of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater. (Let me know if you’d like to use vegan materials).

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided. Plus, I'm right upstairs from Village Coffee & Goods, if you need a pick-me-up.

Location: Kat Howard's studio in Kingston, NY (address is in the digital file)

Date: Sunday, May 5th, 1-4 pm

Price: $150

Space is Limited! Sign up today

P.S. If you already have the basics of weaving down, I also offer private mentorship sessions where I work with students to find your voice, a point of view, and a concept that will speak to your individual experience as an artist. Email me for details

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Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop: Learn to Weave Intuitively with Kat Howard

Learn how to weave intuitively, and make your own 'fibre poems' while you try your hand at the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your own unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, a tote/project bag for your work, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

There will be lots of time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal a few of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater. (Let me know if you’d like to use vegan materials).

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided. Plus, I'm right upstairs from Village Coffee & Goods, if you need a pick-me-up.

Location: Kat Howard's studio in Kingston, NY (address is in the digital file)

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 1-4 pm

Price: $150

Space is Limited! Sign up today

P.S. If you already have the basics of weaving down, I also offer private mentorship sessions where I work with students to find your voice, a point of view, and a concept that will speak to your individual experience as an artist. Email me for details

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The Common Thread Gallery: Transformation - Fiber as Medium
Apr
5
to Aug 19

The Common Thread Gallery: Transformation - Fiber as Medium

I’m pleased to announce that my work, Colony Collapse, is being featured, and is available for purchase through this online exhibition, Transformation: Fiber as Medium, which will be on view through August 15, 2019.

The Common Thread Gallery made a call to artists in seeking the best contemporary art and invited submissions that reflected a range of works in the medium of weaving and fiber art.

The artists that answered the call explore themes of contemporary art that include time, memory, spirituality, identity, the body, nature and language. Their work exemplifies the most exceptional emerging and established artists working with fiber as a medium for fine art expression today. The Common Thread Gallery is honored to represent them in the inaugural exhibition, Transformation: Fiber as Medium. This is Art.

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GATHER: New Fiber Art at ARTBAR Gallery
Mar
2
to Mar 23

GATHER: New Fiber Art at ARTBAR Gallery

GATHER Exhibition – International Women’s Month – March 2019

I will have two pieces on view as part of the GATHER exhibition at ARTBAR Gallery.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2nd, 6-9 pm

Don’t Miss: Panel Discussion: Saturday, March 9th, 3-6 pm I’m a featured panelist

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 23rd, 6-9 pm

For women, art was discovered by way of domestic craft. They would gather to create practical items. The practice became ritualistic, and a sacred time for them to commune. These craft mediums evolved from necessity, but creativity helped them develop meaning and value beyond practicality.Fine-art developed for aesthetic purposes independent of serving a utilitarian function. Presently, craft and fine-art often share space, blurring the lines of their historically separate definition. The dialogue of creation by way of necessity remains important, as we now gather in spaces beyond the domestic to create and to share our experience as women and as makers.As far back as history can remember, the presence of female and femme-identifying artists has been underrepresented, but nevertheless important; especially amidst the socio-political climate we currently find ourselves in.

Curators Casey Taylor and Elizabeth Ibarra present the group exhibition, GATHER.

It will take place from March 2nd – 23rd at Artbar Gallery in Kingston, NY during International Women’s Month, and will highlight work from women, femme, and non-binary identifying artists in the Hudson Valley & surrounding areas.

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WINTER: New Fiber Art at Clove & Creek
Jan
18
to Feb 25

WINTER: New Fiber Art at Clove & Creek

‘Squall,’ 48 x 30 inches, 2019

‘Squall,’ 48 x 30 inches, 2019

Come and see a brand new collection of my work inspired by the Hudson River in winter + the poet Mary Oliver + all those sweet, snowy, melancholy vibes. Clove & Creek is a mercantile that celebrates local makers and fosters community. We seek out handmade products inspired by natural beauty.

Opening Party: Saturday, Jan. 19th, 5-7 pm

On view: Jan. 18-Feb. 25, 2019

Clove & Creek Hours:
THURS 11-6 pm
FRI 11-6 pm
SAT 11-6 pm
SUN 11-6 pm
MON 11-6 pm

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Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool

Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

NOTE: This is a special extended version of the original workshop, so there will be more time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal all of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: Drop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Date: Sunday, March, 19 1-5 pm

$115

Sign up for the workshop here!

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Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool

Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry! 

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.

$95

Sign up for the workshop here!

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Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt
Feb
12
to Mar 6

Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt

Artwork by Angela Zammarelli, Anna Slezak, Annie Sollinger, Kat Howard and Lucy Trainor; curated by Esther S White

Henrietta Lambie, a Northampton resident, started a crazy quilt in 1884, at the height of the American crazy quilt “craze.” Her quilt was made as a memorial to the two young children she lost in 1884, the first before she started the quilt and the second soon after.

Keeping Busy includes the original artwork of five contemporary artists with varied approaches to textile art and a shared interest in history and women’s stories. Each artist has created new work in response to Lambie’s mourning quilt, which will also be on display in the gallery. An exhibition catalog, including statements from the curator and artists, will be available at the opening.

February 12 - March 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5-8pm (Arts Night Out)

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Bookbinding Now: Podcast Interview with Susan Mills
Feb
3
to Feb 17

Bookbinding Now: Podcast Interview with Susan Mills

I was recently interviewed by Susan Mills, host of Bookbinding Now, a New York-based art podcast about how I came to be practicing the arts of bookbinding, letterpress printing and tapestry weaving. I spoke about building my practice as an artist, and how I stay connected to the fiber art and book art communities, while living in the Catskill region of the Hudson Valley. 

The interview will be posted Wednesday, February 3rd at Bookbinding Now

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Hudson Valley Hullabaloo
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo

  • The Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will have a booth representing Book Meat Studio at this year's Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. It brings together a carefully curated group of designers and craftspeople and the shoppers who appreciate their unique, well-crafted work—all in a fun atmosphere where arty meets party!

Hullabaloo is the Kingston area’s first design-focused, hip-and-happening, family-friendly event whose mission is to introduce local artists, craftspeople, and designers to a community experiencing a renaissance as a center for the arts

WHEN:

Saturday, November, 21st   10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 22nd     11 am - 5 pm

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Catskills Conf
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Catskills Conf

I will be leading a bookbinding workshop for attendees at the first annual Catskills Conf, hosted at the beautiful Ashokan Center in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. I'll teach an exposed sewing soft cover leather binding, using a locally sourced Catskill Mountain deerskin.  Buy your ticket here and join a fantastic meeting of technologists and creators.

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