I’m elated to announce that my photographic work, “This Side of the Pond” was bestowed a Second Place award by a three-member judging panel for the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition in the challenge category: Frogs & Toads, across all art mediums in the contest (digital art, drawing, mixed media, painting and photography).
The Art exhibition remains on view until September 28th. You can view all the entries, including my award-winning piece in person during normal hours at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts located at 1975 Puritan Drive in Irving, Texas.
Or if you are heading out to #GrapeFest this weekend, I do have blank greeting cards featuring our Green little friend that I’ll be selling at my booth inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space, where over 20 local #GAPartists will be vending during the festival.
Second Place in the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition.
“This Side of the Pond” taken July 2018 at Mayfield Park in Austin, Texas.
KC Hulsman next to her award-winning photo.
The Grapevine Art Project invites you to support your local artists during the largest wine festival in the Southwest: GrapeFest!
You’ll find over 20 local artists across an array of art mediums–painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more–inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. No matter what the weather is outside, we’re in an air conditioned and sheltered space so you’re always guaranteed a great time as you view all the artistic works from our talented members. With an array of art mediums represented, there’s something for everyone inside. You can find a FACEBOOK event with all the details about all the #GAPartists who will be vending here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2728910073999822/
The 32nd Annual GrapeFest® – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is back for four days of family-friendly festival fun on September 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2018. Make plans to sip and sample premium Texas wines and champagne while enjoying live entertainment, delicious festival food and so much more!
There is free admission to the festival all day Thursday, September 13, and until 5pm on Friday, September 14th. Admission is required for Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about #GrapeFest (including admission, entertainment, parking, and more) please visit the official website: grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/
I have three of my photographic works in this year’s 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition, while artworks will be for sale viewing the exhibition is free and open to the public from August 26th through September 28th during normal hours at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts located at 1975 Puritan Drive in Irving, Texas. A reception will be held on September 9th from 2-4pm.
Please join me in supporting my fellow colleagues in the Grapevine Art Project as we celebrate the end of our most recent exhibition. The Grapevine Art Project has had over 15 of our members exhibiting 2D and 3D artworks inside the Lancaster Theater during July & August. We invite all of you to join us for a free and open to the public artist reception on Friday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Not only is it one of the last chances to see the exhibit, but many of the artists will be present so you can talk directly to them about their works.
Please share across social media and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/916355651894950/
The GAP member show was juried and the following awards were handed out:
- The Best In Show award went to Charice Cooper for her oil The Risk Takers.
- Painting: First Place went to Chris Brandley for her oil Slice of Key Lime. Honorable mention was awarded to Beverly Richmond for her oil Days Work Done.
- In Photography, First Place went to Looking Back by Bruce Rosenstiel. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Grande Mosque by Klaus Mayer and Chiang Mai Umbrellas by Bruce Rosenstiel.
- The First Place Ribbon in Pottery went to Sue Jackson for 3 Pitchers.
- In Sculpture, the First Place Ribbon was awarded to Deb Hart for Armadillo on the Town.
- In Jewelry, the First Place Ribbon went to Shirley Matteson for Mosaic.
As a reminder, this weekend I’ll be hosted by the Pottery Barn store located in Southlake’s Town Square for a two-day artist pop-up. I’ll be bringing a range of my photographic prints, so there’s a little something for everyone. A portion of the proceeds from every sold piece of art will be donated to Pottery Barn’s official corporately sponsored charity: Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital and their lifesaving mission of: Finding cures. Saving children.
- Pottery Barn in Southlake, Texas
- Saturday, June 9 from 10am – 4pm
- Sunday, June 10 from 12pm – 4pm
You can add the event to your FACEBOOK calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898969506839764/
I’m thrilled to announce that I will have a two-day art pop-up hosted within the Pottery Barn store located in Southlake’s Town Square.
A portion of the proceeds from every sold piece of art will be donated to Pottery Barn’s official corporately sponsored charity: Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital and their lifesaving mission of: Finding cures. Saving children.
To support both a local artist and a great cause, please visit the Pottery Barn store located at 1440 Civic Pl, Bldg 3-C, in Southlake, Texas on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-4pm, or Sunday June 10th from 12pm-4pm.
You can add the event to your FACEBOOK calendar here:
As an emerging artist, here’s the photographic works I will bring to this year’s Main ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (April 19-22, 2018). You can find me near Sundance Square, at the intersection of 3rd & Main Street inside Booth #351. Please drop by and say hi!
Expert in My Field
Texas Longhorn – I
Texas Longhorn – II
Texas Longhorn – III
This past January while the Fort Worth Stockyards were happening, I had an opportunity to go to the attached carnival and experiment with some long exposure photography. By allowing my camera to take in light slowly over a longer period of time, I get to see the rides come alive thanks to all their decorative lights.
Along the Midway
I’m honored to say that I have 5 pieces on display [featured below] in the Grapevine Art Project‘s Juried Art Exhibit in the Tower Gallery inside the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Center located at 636 S. Main Street in downtown Grapevine, Texas.
The Free Exhibit runs April 6-26, 2018 and is full of art encompassing a range of mediums: jewelry, ceramics, photography, painting, block printing, textiles and so much more! If something catches your eye, guess what — it’s for sale too! Gallery hours coincide with the hours of the Visitor’s Center itself.
- Tower Gallery
- inside the Grapevine Convention & Visitor’s Center
- 636 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas
- Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
- Sat: 10am – 6:30pm, (until 7pm on the 21st)
- Sun: 12-5pm
On April 14, 15, 20, & 21 GAP will be hosting artist demonstrations, as well as “Make and Takes” for youth and young adults. Spots are limited to a first come first serve basis and there is a modest fee.
As part of a new initiative, GAP is raising money to be used for an Art Scholarship Fund to help support a graduating senior for our local Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District. On the evening of April 14th there will be a Wine Trail drawing for some nice items, and a Silent Auction. The next Saturday on April 21 there will be another Silent Auction during the Artist’s Reception from 5-7pm.
- Saturday, April 21st from 5-7pm
Unfortunately for me, I will not be at the Artist Reception on April 21st, since it happens to coincide with my appearance at the Main ST Fort Worth Arts Festival. But many of the other artists will be on hand to talk about their art and process, plus there’s free refreshments too.So if you’re not visiting me at my booth in Fort Worth, then I’d recommend you pop in for an evening of art!
I’ll be doing a presentation for my fellow artists at this week’s monthly Grapevine Art Project meeting. As part of that presentation, I’m asking folks to click on this link: “http://bit.ly/2tlkZoY” and in turn to also post and share it, asking others to click on the link and copy it exactly as it appears. You’ll find out why during the presentation!
For those not in attendance, and who are curious I’ll update this post with the reason why after the meeting.
Here’s the blurb from the Grapevine Art Project website:
Grapevine Art Project Member and photographer K. C. Hulsman, possesses over 10 years of experience marketing in the pop culture entertainment field. She worked her way up from an entry level coordinator to a Brand Manager that supervised over a hundred entertainment properties, including multi-million dollar properties that aired on TV. During her marketing career she’s had to become a veritable chameleon and jack-of-all-trades, and that included both social media and online marketing. Join us for her presentation geared to fellow artists on the ever-changing arena of online marketing with a focus on the importance of social media for growing your business and profile, insights into social media outlets, strategies for implementation and content generation, as well as helpful resources and tips! A Q&A will follow the presentation. KC’s knowledge base is dense, so we recommend you come ready to take notes.
WHEN & WHERE:
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
- 6:30pm : refreshments; 7:00pm : business followed by the presentation
- Join us in the Stage Room at the REC located at 1175 Municipal Way in Grapevine, Texas.