Monday, August 29, 2011

Companion Art Gallery

Sandy & Riley

Mary, Ollie & Izzy

I met Sandy & Dan Sykora years ago while photographing them for Fetch magazine. They own a pet walking service, Bayview Pampered Pets. Just recently, they opened Companion Art Gallery, for cat & dog lovers. Mary Schultz helped get Sandy going and is the gallery manager. Check them out while in Bayview. Why yes, I do have some of my art there as well. :)
2680 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Grand Opening! Sept 10th noon - 4:00
Enter our Cool Cat/Awesome Dog Photo Contest! Stop in & pick up contest rules. The coolest cat & most awesome dog will be chosen at the Grand Opening & will be official mascots at our Bay View Bash display on Sept 17th.
Join the fun-Stop in today!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Molly in August

I was hoping to photograph Molly in her new doggie pool. That was a bust! She just wasn't digging it. :( Not too worry, both Joe and I enjoyed the cool water.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Strings of Things ....

My photo viewers
I wanted to share a few images (which doesn't do the art justice) from the recent "Strings of Things" show. There were over 30 artists. Quirky, silly, fun, innovative, wacky, interactive, beautiful, brilliant, dreamy, and just plan cool works of art. It was curated and the brain child of my dear friend, Becky Tesch, a talented Milwaukee artist. This show put a big goofy smile on my face! A crying shame if you missed this one.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Backgrounds in the Forefront - art opening

Exhibit photos from Kay McKinley
My photography
Overall shot
I was invited to be part of this show, at the Peninsula School of Art, Door County. I feel greatly honored to be along side such amazing, talented artists.

August 19 – September 24
Gallery Talk: Friday, August 19, 4-5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 5-7pm
Clues to the personality of a portrait’s subject are many times, literally, kept in the background. The symbols are as visible in the Dutch paintings from the early Renaissance as they are in the contemporary photojournalists’ environmental portrait. This exhibition will shine a light on modern symbolism with representative paintings in a variety of styles. To further illustrate the theme, there will be a video installation that enables viewers to perceive the change of a subject’s identity with changing backgrounds. Participating artists include painters Bill Suys, Dawn Whitelaw, Stanka Kordic and Katie Musolff, photojournalist Erwin Gebhard, portrait photographer Stephanie Bartz.

Monday, August 1, 2011

These would look amazing on you!

I'm pleased as punch to show off my k9 rings & pendants. The rings are adjustable. Both are silver plated. These are just some of the designs I have. So many more pups out there! Plus I now have charms as well or could wear as a smaller pendant (not shown).

Or if you'd like your kid or k-9 in one of these, I do that too! Mini and full creative sessions available.

You can find these goodies at these fine local shops. call for hours :

Magnolia & Co. - Wauwatosa

Art & Soul - Milwaukee -West side

Companion Art Gallery - Bayview -NEW gallery- 414-744-6211 opening 8-9-2011

Hummingbird Art Boutique - Shorewood

Stephanie Bartz Photography - 414-453-2060 biz

Oniomania 6430 W. National Ave., West Allis 414-727-9797

Bently's One of Kind 8816 W. North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-727-6888

Oh and just a warning about wear. Please don't take these out for a swim, for a shower, or while washing dishes. A few dips into water while hand washing, should be fine. Be kind to your new friends is all I'm saying. :)