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Welcome to Karen Millar Kendall Art!  I invite you to take a stroll through my collections, read my blog, and peruse the  items in the shop. 


I thought I loved black and white, and then I found color.  Color is the ultimate expression of creative love and of feeling and emotion.  Yes, even greys and neutrals tell a story in the way they can express a point of view, or a critical point in one’s life.   


I love layering and scraping, finding the hidden treasure that lies just below the surface - from under the obvious comes the truth. I don’t claim to understand what is happening when I paint, it is intuitive, surprising, and always evolving.  Pattern, texture, and color are the tools of my creative experience.  I interpret what I see and feel on the canvas with a non literal expression of that moment in time.  I find joy in the process.  

My intention is to allow the viewer to bring themselves into the work and find what it is they need, or desire, in the elements therein.  

From representational to abstract, there is always the underlying connectedness to something natural; the true essence of nature appears. The subject is the least important part of the composition, more important is how that subject is expressed through color and process.  It may be unrecognizable as an object or scene, but is intricately represented in essence. Through this process, pieces may seem outwardly, uniquely different in style, but are inwardly speaking the same language. 

Take a stroll through my website, and enjoy nature's beauty as you connect to it in your own personal way.

 

IN THE NEWS

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"Forget Not That the Earth Delights"

PCPAA Exhibit at the Park City Library

The Park City Artists Association is proud to be showing this incredible exhibit of "visual poetry", and I am very proud to be part of it. The idea was to showcase nature is all its incredible beauty and to have the artists share their connection to nature through their work and their words.  Each artist included prose, be it poetry, thoughts, quotes, etc., that depicts what that piece means to them.  

The exhibit runs through Feb.. 2022. 

 
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BrandPC Holiday Market

The Park City Summit County Arts Council has outdone themselves with their pop-up art market this year.  BrandPC features Park City makers and artists.  This market is primarily product based; clothing, chocolate, jewelry, woodworking, etc., however, there are also many artists featured this year as well (myself included!).

The arts council was able to get a storefront in the Park City Outlet Mall this year, K110.  Stop down if you are in the area and check out all the great items for sale this year!  Now through Dec. 24.

 
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PROSPECT IN-SITU/EX-SITU EXHIBIT

The Prospect Executive Suites is presenting a pop-up gallery exhibit called In-Situ/Ex-Situ which is highlight 11 women artists from the Park City area.  I am proud to be chosen as one of the exhibitors.  

This show focuses on the creative process during the pandemic - the year 2020. How did this year effect our creative endeavors, and what were we able to produce from it?  

My Submission:

“ABSTRACTED”

Abstracted:  adjective

“Lost in thought, deeply engrossed or preoccupied.  Removed; remote; separate.  A general quality or characteristic apart from specific objects or instances.” 


In 2020, I found myself in a creative slump due to the pandemic, the election, politics, and the general happenings and negativity in the world.  It was heavy. There was so much "noise" swirling around my head that I wasn’t able to allow the creative juices to come through. I was stagnant, stuck, constricted. Eventually, there was talk of a vaccine, a new president, and hope.  I picked up a brush, and put paint to canvas, allowing myself to move with little direction, with creative freedom - to just “feel” the paint, the composition, and play.  To be, and feel, abstracted.  


30x40 Oil on Canvas.  

January 2021

 
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BONANZA ART PARK

Park City is forever changing and 2021 has started some big changes in the Prospector area where buildings have been razed to make room for the future Arts and Culture District.  The Park City Summit County Arts Council (pcscarts.org) in conjunction with the city, has been activating the dirt lot with lots of activities, art, food and fun on Tuesday evenings.  Called the Bonanza Art Park, you will find creative endeavors, including this amazing (if I do say so myself) cube created by me, and fellow artist (metal art) Kelly Franklin.  In addition, music, food, games, etc.  Through the month of October, 2021.

For more information about the artists check it out here:  https://www.pcscarts.org/blog/bonanza-art-park-artists?fbclid=IwAR2Mx6KzEGzl6jrw2BxUbFGqCvBFyc1RTzwLPh5iRqVvIe06klMYzw530zY

 
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IN THE NEWSPAPER!

So honored to be interviewed by the Park Record - the local newspaper for Park City, UT.  This article focuses on how the pandemic had effected creativity, my creative process, and inspiration.  Check it out by clicking this link:

https://www.parkrecord.com/entertainment/park-city-based-artist-getting-unstuck-after-struggling-with-creativity-during-the-pandemic/

This fabulous photo by Tanzi Probst of the Park Record. 

 
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CREATEPC IS BACK!

Because it is always an evolving project, dependent on the generosity of property owners in Park CIty to lend us vacant space, CreatePC Pop Up Gallery is ever re-creating its space.  BrandPC will be shifting back to CreatePC with a focus more on fine art rather than product based creatives.  We will now be open on 544 Main St. in old town Park City.  Be sure to check it out, I will have some new works exhibited there!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

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Holiday Market at Brand PC, Park City UT
Holiday Market at Brand PC, Park City UT
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New Works at CreatePC - 825 Main, Park City
New Works at CreatePC - 825 Main, Park City
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CreatePC has moved!
CreatePC has moved!

New gallery at 825 Main, Park City

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Monster Drawing Rally by PCSCArts, and Kimball Art Center
Monster Drawing Rally by PCSCArts, and Kimball Art Center

Done virtually in the age of Covid-19

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Virtually participating in Monster Drawing Rally with PCSCArts and Kimball Art Center
Virtually participating in Monster Drawing Rally with PCSCArts and Kimball Art Center
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Create PC promotional shot.
Create PC promotional shot.
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Creative Journeys Exhibit
Creative Journeys Exhibit
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Creative Journeys Exhibit
Creative Journeys Exhibit
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Exhibit at CH City Hall
Exhibit at CH City Hall
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Come have a look!
Come have a look!
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Red Butte Garden Exhibit, SLC
Red Butte Garden Exhibit, SLC
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A Collective Tapestry Exhibit.  Downtown
A Collective Tapestry Exhibit. Downtown
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Opening reception "A Collective Tapestry"
Opening reception "A Collective Tapestry"
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The crowd gathers.  It was a great evening!
The crowd gathers. It was a great evening!
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A few pieces on the wall.
A few pieces on the wall.
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A Collective Tapestry Exhibit
A Collective Tapestry Exhibit
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In the Studio
In the Studio
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A Sense of Place Exhibit
A Sense of Place Exhibit
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This piece looks great on Kimberly and R
This piece looks great on Kimberly and R
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Always exciting to get an email of your
Always exciting to get an email of your
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So happy to see my painting on buyer's wall!
So happy to see my painting on buyer's wall!
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Hidden Voices Exhibit
Hidden Voices Exhibit
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At the museum - Hidden Voices
At the museum - Hidden Voices
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At the Kimball Art Center, Park City
At the Kimball Art Center, Park City
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Monster Drawing Rally
Monster Drawing Rally
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12x12s in black frames are mine!
12x12s in black frames are mine!
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First Show!
First Show!
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Evolution
Evolution
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Fundraising event.  My painting is in the corner!
Fundraising event. My painting is in the corner!
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Kimball Arts Festival - great time!
Kimball Arts Festival - great time!
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Check it Out!
Check it Out!
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