Seascapes to Seashores

For the month of March, the City of Santa Clarita has an exhibit on the First Floor Gallery of City Hall called "Seascapes to Seashores". This exhibit is presented as an extension of the Santa Clarita Public Library reading program of the book In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Phillbrick.

If you are in the area, check out the many talented artists that have art in the exhibit. I am so excited to see my image Antarctic Sunset printed on metal for the first time. Below is a photo of me standing next to the 12 x 18 metal image. If you are interested in having this image of an Antarctic sunset in your home, you can order it here. Thanks to fellow exhibitor and Antarctic traveler Joel Bareng for taking this photo.

The exhibit ends March 31, 2015.

First Floor Gallery Exhibit

I am so very excited to be part of a new exhibit in the First Floor Gallery at the City of Santa Clarita City Hall. There are many talented artists of a variety  of mediums included in this exhibit, and I am honored to be included among them.

I knew about this exhibit early on, and knew that I would want to submit something special to show a piece of Antarctica. Of course I had a few thousand images to choose from, and it was a tough decision what about the Antarctic I wanted to represent.

I finally settled on the image-- but then needed to find the appropriate medium. I knew that because of the subject matter, I wanted to feeling of "cold" to come through, in a beautiful way. I decided to use Mpix professional services for this image printed on metal, and I was overjoyed with the results.

Kristina next to "Antarctic Ice Sculpture"

Kristina next to "Antarctic Ice Sculpture"

I call this image "Antarctic Ice Sculpture".

If you are in the area, stop by to see this piece, as well as several other artists on exhibit until October 2014.

Meeting and greeting

Oh my gosh. I get that being an artist takes courage. Really, I do. You get out of your box to create art. And then that art that you created while out of the box that you think is kind of cool is put out for all of the world to see. Gulp!

In my case, I am currently exhibiting a photo in the City of Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery Exhibit.

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Exhibit This is the ultimate collision of my private life of photography and my work life of, well, making maps for a local government. People I work with on a daily basis walk by my image (whether they know it or not). It’s nerve racking to put my art out there for people I actually know, not some strangers that just see an image and a name. Double gulp! But it is rewarding when someone sees my name next to my piece and says, “I know her!”.

Last night was a reception for the exhibiting artists to meet and greet their flocks of admirers and mingle with each other. It was really nice for me as an employee and exhibiting artist to participate in the evening because I was able to chat with other artists and colleagues that I rarely get a chance to talk to. I hope to attend more events that exhibit my work, even though it stresses the nerves out a bit.

This month’s exhibit of clouds should have a a couple of more weeks to go, if you are in the area please take a moment to stop by and check out some cool art.

Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events office for creating a display of public art and having a really great reception!

And thank you for stopping by!

Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery

I recently had one of my photos accepted into the Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Gallery: Santa Clarita City Hall First Floor Exhibit

Each month, a new theme is exhibited, and this month just happened to be clouds (right up my alley!) It's very exciting to see my art work on the wall, and I'm grateful to everyone who has taken a few moments to stop and appreciate it.

If you are in or around Santa Clarita and have a chance, stop by to check out the Gallery, there are some really cool pieces in the exhibit this month.


Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita for creating the Art in Public Places Program!

And thank you for stopping by!