Author Archives: Kathie Vezzani

About Kathie Vezzani

Rust, wax and paint move me, traveling with other artists inspire me, and so I attend workshops and plan them with other artists. My curiosity is endless and I am fearless when it comes to my art.

Piano Man by Allen Christian

These wonderful creations by Minnesota artist Allen Christian are amazing. I can’t imagine how many pianos he had to take apart to be able to make these. Be assured, I don’t have the patience or inventory to create one of these, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a piano is no small task

Ever since I saw my fellow assemblage artist, Greg Hanson’s blog posting about finding piano parts in the metro station during his 6-month gleaning program, I was hankering to get my hands on a piano. Recently,  my friend was innocently … Continue reading

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Bill Dean and Greg Hanson, assemblage artists at Gallery 6 PDX

My friend, Greg Hanson is showing his marvelous assemblage pieces at Gallery 6 in Portland, along with Bill Dean. The exhibit is there for the month of October and is called “Found Objects: Partners in Assemblage.” I love Greg’s work … Continue reading

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Dyeing to Rust with Pam Nichols

I fell in love with Pam Nichols’s work when I saw her corset series as I scrolled through Pinterest boards. Imagine my surprise at the end of my class with Lisa Pressman this spring, when “Pam” hands me her business … Continue reading

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Paint Oaxaca Tribe – Part Two

My new tribe of wonderful women who created lasting memories with their stories, art and friendships. So thankful that they made this first journey with me. We saw a lot of art not only in Las Bugambilias, but in the … Continue reading

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Paint Oaxaca Tribe

Paint Oaxaca was as memorable for me as it was for our participants. Not only did I get to add remarkable women to my art tribe, but for some, this was a trip of a lifetime and I am so … Continue reading

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The Time Keeper

This summer I scored a vintage sewing machine from this very nice woman on Mercer Island. She was very excited to tell me that it still worked and I told her how my grandmother was a home economics teacher and … Continue reading

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Katie Kendrick in her element

Since last October, when I attended a workshop in San Miguel de Allende, I have worked with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick in offering artist workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico City, San Miguel and Costa Rica. Can you stand it?! Two … Continue reading

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More waxy goodness from Encausticamp

It’s been a whirlwind since I returned from Encausticamp 2014. It was great catching up with friends that I made from last year, and creating new friendships. There was laughter, drinking wine in the evenings, some crazy antics with bottle … Continue reading

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Mother of the Universe published in Somerset Studio

I am thrilled that my illuminated manuscript Mother of the Universe that I made in Andrea Matus deMeng’s class at Art is You (AIY) Petaluma last year, has been published in the fall issue of Somerset Studio. What’s even more fun … Continue reading

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