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December 7, 2016
Deidre and I hung our collaborative mountain show in Telluride yesterday

The Mountains are Calling, a collaborative art exhibit in Telluride

Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much – Helen Keller Yesterday I hung a long awaited collaborative Mountain Art exhibit at the Telluride Library, with my good friend Deidre Krois. Here is a little about the show… Ridgway based mixed media artist Kellie Day and potter […]
November 19, 2016
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Summer to Winter, an Art Exhibit in Telluride

It’s always so exciting to hang months worth of work. Yesterday I hung my latest exhibit of mixed media paintings in Telluride, Colorado. Here are a few words about the art … The tension between summer’s bold bright flowers and winter’s quiet, white world is eased only by spring and fall, […]
March 12, 2016
Pizza and Beer, mixed media, 30" x 30", $1200

Bicycle paintings, pizza and beer, OH MY!

I’ve been remiss at blog posting the last couple of months, balancing my graphic design studio, single parenting, and continuing to build my art career. In an effort to catch you up, here are some recent news and events … Latest Work: Bicycle for Trader Joe’s Greeting Cards This painting was so […]
February 22, 2016
The Sanctuary, 40" x 20", mixed media on canvas

Fingerpainting, Stencils and Weightlessness –  A Telluride Art Exhibit in March

I was recently asked to write about my upcoming March exhibit in Telluride Colorado. Here are a few thoughts on some of the pieces I’ll be showing from aspens to sunflowers to stencil experiments … This collection of mixed media paintings is just an experiment of me trying to be free. Free […]
December 10, 2015
Myself with poet Erika Gordon

Noel Night – a Holiday Evening of Art

Thanks to Michele Follis for writing this lovely post on our recent Holiday Evening of Art… One of my favorite holiday events is Noel Night in Ridgway! This year 28 businesses participated in the festivities. Noel Night is an invitation for folks to shop locally, connect with friends, watch the […]
September 6, 2015
Flowers for John, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 40", $2,400

Flowers for John, mixed media sunflower painting

How is it a 40-something year old woman wakes up and wants to fingerpaint? Good living I guess… Pyrolean Red, Iridescent Gold, Cadmium Orange – I scooped big fingers full out of Golden Paint jars and slathered them on an old canvas. I mainly just used my hands for this painting, and […]
September 4, 2015
My first-ever, family art exhibit! Karen Day, Floyd Day

First-Ever Family Art Exhibit

As long as I can remember, mom has been creating art. From her first experiments in etchings in our yellow house in Holland, Michigan, she created sweeping scenes of sand dunes on the edge of Lake Michigan, and geese, with long, elegant necks, dangling their legs into cool clear water. […]
May 23, 2015
My son at Mesa Verde

Family Road Trip and a Durango Art Show

I’ve been working the last half of the year to get ready for an art exhibit in Durango, Colorado. It was time to start showing beyond my little corner of the world, and well, life presented an opportunity at just the right time, as life usually does. The week before […]
April 16, 2015
Kellie Day art show at Eno Cafe Durango

Durango Spring Art Walk

Feel like getting out? May 8, Durango Colorado holds its annual Spring Art Walk, and Durango galleries are opening their doors with artists and appetizers. If you’re in Durango, Colorado May 8, stop by Eno Cafe for my latest exhibit, “Birds, Bikes & Blossoms”. Eno, a Durango coffee/wine/tapas bar, has an […]
March 24, 2015
The Bird Family and snowy aspens are featured at La Cocina de Luz, on the main street of Telluride through May

La La La Cocina, Telluride Art Show

What is peanut butter without jelly, what are cookies without milk? Or the right Red without the savoriest of meats? Most things we do are better with someone else, and being an artist is no exception. This is the case with my relationship with the super yummy, organic  La Cocina de Luz […]
December 11, 2014
Shauna Tewksbury and myself at our Holiday art evening

A Holiday Evening of Art 2014

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery” – Francis Bacon There is nothing like working hard on a body of art then seeing it well lit on big, beautiful walls. (Or as I accidentally said to a guest,”well hung and well lit.”) Thanks to John Metcalf, we […]
September 6, 2014
Kellie Day at La Cocina Restaurant, on the main street of Telluride, hanging my show

SHOWTIME, Telluride Colorado

At La Cocina Restaurant, on the main street of Telluride, hanging my show Stop trying to understand it, this falling in love with the scent of cliff rose and heliotrope. Just fall into the sweetness and keep on falling. – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Yesterday I hung my first show of […]
January 12, 2014
Bennett Forgeworks

MOONWALK Creatives in River Park – This Friday, January 17

Please join the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts for 2014’s first Ridgway MoonWalk:  Creatives in River Park, on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. I’ll be displaying recent artworks at Bennett Forgeworks, 669 N. Cora St., along with Daniel Norman and Tom Bennett. Walk River […]
December 29, 2013
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Twenty by 20 – What inspires me in 20 photos

For those of you who missed it, here’s my presentation from Telluride’s Sheridan bar recently: 20 photos of what inspires me… enjoy!
December 8, 2013
Kellie Day and Shauna Tewksbury at our Holiday art opening

An Evening of Art at the Independence Building

Thanks to all who came out for our holiday art show this weekend, it was a spectacular turnout, and a warm cozy evening. Here are a few photos from this Friday’s show, including metal works by Sven Krebs, photographic art by Shauna Tewksbury, and my own mixed media paintings. If […]
November 25, 2013
Join us for a group art show December 6 at the Independence building, Rigdway

A Holiday Evening of Art

Come out for Noel Night in Ridgway! Many Ridgway businesses will be open Friday evening, December 6 for holiday cheer, including the Independence Building. Join Shauna Tewksbury, Sven Krebs & Kellie Day from 5 to 8pm for a special, one night art event at the Independence Building, Clinton Street, across […]
September 3, 2013
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Kellie Day Art Opening This Thursday

Remnants of Summer Imagine riding a bike past someone’s entire summer. The visions flash before you of random people laughing and telling jokes, drunken bicycle rides home in the dark, bumpy roads, fields of sunflowers, random evenings on rooftops in front of guitars and speakers – the sun, the moon, […]
June 6, 2013
AHHAA Art Auction 2013

To Hell You Ride – AHHAA Art Auction Coming Up

  This year the AHHAA Art Auction takes place Friday, July 19th in Telluride with a “To Hell You Ride, The Wild Years” theme. I am already excited about this event, as it’s one of my favorite’s of the summer! The auction is a must-attend evening for art lovers and […]
February 8, 2013
A Trip to the Zoo, Telluride Exhibit of mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day

A Trip to the Zoo – Telluride Exhibit

A few shots from my current Telluride, Colorado show. On display until March 6 at La Cocina in Telluride. Stop by if you’re around!
January 22, 2013
Heart art by Jill Rikkers

Feel Your Heart Skip a Beat at Resource’s Wine & Chocolate Art Opening

Open your heart to wine, chocolate and art Thursday, February 7, from 5pm to 7pm at the Resource Gallery Valentine’s Art Opening in Ridgway. It’s easy to shop for your sweetie and have fun doing it this year. Resource artists are creating Valentines Day collections to inspire heart-opening fun.  With […]