Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Neighborhood Art Fair - Sunday June 30, 2013

Join me for a day full of art, food and fun at the Neighborhood Art Fair this Sunday, June 30th from 11am - 5pm.  Admission and parking are FREE!  Over 100 vendors will be set up including myself.  Stop by to say hi and check out the new paintings I've been working on.  As always, all work is for sale, and new for this year I'm able to accept Visa and MaserCard as well as cash and checks.

2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53206 

Hope to see you there!

"Spinning Through The Trees"
original painting by Kelli Busch
acrylic on canvas, 16"x20"
May 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Race Tomorrow: South Shore 1/2 Marathon 2013

If you're interested in running you can still join tomorrow's race.  $20 Registration is open from 7:30-8:40am, race starts at 9:00.  Sign up and race start are at the South Shore Park Pavilion in Bay View right on Lake Michigan.  Run is a 13.1 mile out n back on the Oak Leaf Bike Trail. Water stops along the route.

I'm using this "race" as a training run, so I most likely won't be super speedy.  If you'd rather just watch, the route goes all the way into Grant Park in South Milwaukee, so there are plenty of lake-side parks you can see it at.  My approximate finish time will be 2 hours from when I start.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Pictures on Website

New pictures of recently finished artwork have been uploaded to my website.  Check them out at www.artbykelli.net

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bay View Gallery Night - Sept 28, 2012

Check out all the artists tonight (myself included) for Bay View Gallery Night.  I'll be set up at a booth in the parking lot of the new Alterra Coffee Shop on the corners of Lincoln, Howell, & KK in Bay View (53207).  New mini paintings, some larger paintings, and new jewelry will be available for purchase, starting at a low $5!  And if none of the art suits your fancy, I'll be happy that you just stopped by to say hi.  Hope to see you tonight!  5pm-10pm.

BVGN website with listing of all the participating locations, artists, and hours:


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Live Painting & Upcoming Events

Last Saturday (Sept 8th, 2012) I set up my new easel and painted outside the shops at 757 N. Milwaukee Street for Shop Second Saturdays promotional event.  There was very little foot traffic for the 3 hours I was there, but I managed to get a great start on the painting I've been meaning to do for a while now.  After about a total of 7.5 hours of painting on this piece, I'm calling it done.

The beginning:

 After 3 hours:

 Finished piece:
"Single Track" 
Acrylic on wood panel, permanently framed with a used bicycle tire, 25" diameter, September 2012

Next week Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 I'll be painting live during the Wisconsin Ave Bridge Celebration in downtown Milwaukee.  It's a free event - come check it out!

Friday, September 28th from 5-10pm I'll have a booth set up at the new Alterra on KK & Howell Ave in Bay View for Bay View Gallery Night.  I'll have a bunch of my new work with me, including mini paintings, a few full-sized paintings, some mini tree block paintings, and some bicycle-themed jewelry and keychains I've been working on.  Stop by and say hi!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kompost Kids Mural

It's no secret: I love to paint.  So when the lovely ladies of the Kompost Kids asked me if I'd like to paint a mural on their new shed behind SweetWater Organics in Bay View, I was pretty ecstatic.  The shed can be seen by Amtrak train-goers, as well as anyone who would like to participate in the community composting project.  Here's the painting process, from start to finish in 3 painting sessions.  Enjoy!

The Shed, pre-mural

 Murals taking shape after 1 session of painting

 More color and details added after session 2

Transforming Soils, Lives, & Communities

 How much are YOU keeping out of the Landfill?  Weigh your contributions HERE!

 Finished shed murals after 3 painting sessions

 The Shed amongst the compost bins

Monday, July 23, 2012

Art-O-Mat 15th Anniversary SwapMeet

I can't believe it's already been another 5 years since the last SwapMeet Anniversary.  That was my first 2 week solo road trip including my first camping trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, first time to Winston-Salem, NC, first time visiting my sister and her family in NY, first time to Niagara Falls and my first time driving through Canada.

This time around the Art-O-Mat SwapMeet Anniversary is being held in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where they currently host one of the Art-O-Mat Machines.  Join me if you're in the area on Saturday, July 28th, 2012, from 1-4:30pm.  You can meet a bunch of the current artists, watch demos (including mine!) on how they make their art for the machines, talk with Clark Whittington about becoming one of the Artists In Cellophane, and create one of your own mini works of art.

As a special treat for all you other AIC artists at the meet, I've created a special edition of my tree painting blocks, entitled "Washington D.C. Cherry Tree", to swap with you.  Here's a sneak peak of what they look like: