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SOLD: Window Between Worlds Charity Auction Oct. 26th

window-between-worldsOctober 26; 7-10pm.

A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end ross-karrie-together-awbw-72domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become “a window between worlds” for survivors taking steps to change their lives.

An elegant and heartfelt affair featuring a unique opportunity to collect art by established and emerging Los Angeles-based artists created especially for this event.

The piece I submitted was two hands reaching/touching. Was the first to sell to a very nice collector. Thank you.


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“Elements of Life” – My new series “Under the Sea” will be on display

"Under the Sea: Are We There Yet?"; 12"x40" detail of 48x48; oil, acrylic on canvas; 2013

“Under the Sea: Are We There Yet?”; 12″x40″ detail of 48×48; oil, acrylic on canvas; 2013

2013 Oct/Nov: Topanga Canyon Gallery: October 23 thru November 17;
New works by Fereshteh Fatemi, Debbi Green, and Karrie Ross.

OPENING: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013: 4-7pm

My new series “Under the Sea” will be on display for the duration of the show. This is an exciting series and I’m caught up in the miracle of relating to being the Blue Birds Walking and Under the Sea. Water holds a magic of it’s own. I hope you will join me on the discover of what could be…under the sea.

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SOLD: 2013 City & Self at the Red Pipe Gallery in Chinatown

“City & Self” Group one day show curated by Mat Gleason who is also having an opening at his new gallery Sept. 14th … don’t miss it.

SOLD: the piece “City”  Thank you to the collector.

City & Self curated by Mat Gleason; Group show

City & Self curated by Mat Gleason; Group show

I will have two pieces in the one-night-only art event at Red Pipe Gallery, “City & Self” featuring 30+ LA artists who have created new works over a 3-week period to celebrate their experience of “life in the ‘city’ and the ‘self’ within it.”  A broad spectrum of perspectives, styles, and mediums will be on display. The show is curated by Mat Gleason.

Seems that every time I set out to paint a 6″x6″ it turns out really awful but the 8″x8″ did work. So when I was given the project of creating two… yes two 6″x6″ I nearly ran to the hills… I admit, I did at least 3 trys to no success then… I decided I didn’t have to take the theme literally and once the “box” was broken… “City & Self” just happened…

I chose to use a more collage / assemblage technique to example my feelings for “City & Self” instead of using my drawing or painterly styles. I used a mixture Continue reading

2013 The Peace Project traveling show “It’s in the News!” Hands #46

Hands #46 "It's in the News!" will be part of the whole 9 The Peace Project traveling show

Hands #46 “It’s in the News!” will be part of the whole 9 The Peace Project traveling show

I am pleased and excited to pass along the news that I have a piece in Whole-9, 2013 The Peace Project traveling show…. Artwork: Hands #46 – “It’s In the News” will be part of the traveling show display of 165 images.

My Vision of Peace
2013 has had it’s share of violence. When I saw this page in the local news I knew I had to add it to the 50 Hand paintings I was doing. Hands are such a powerful symbol. They help and hinder and show the way. This hand is raised, raised to Continue reading

Show at Hale ArtSpace – Energy Blooms and Drop Dots

Show at Hale ArtSpace – Energy Blooms and Drop Dots

Combining the Series

Combining the Series – Blooming yellow; 20 x 20; oil, acrylic, ink, pencil on canvas

A selection of my “Combining the Series” using the series of Energy Blooms, Drop Dot and Beyond the Veil, will be shown at the Hale ArtSpace on Main in Santa Monica for a two week three person show. OPENING: Friday, January 11; 5 to 8pm.  2443 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The work I’m showing is a combining of series. I’ve found that there comes a time when a painting is getting old…then “What do I do with it…now?”  is the question. I used to ‘paint over’ with a new series but this time I wanted to preserve the older one so I tried

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Karrie Ross at the Gallery

I’m showing my new work at the Topanga Canyon Gallery  ” PHOtO GLaSS PAiNT” featuring artwork by Karrie Ross, Felice Willat, Farideh Azad. The show dates are October 3 thru 28 and the Opening Reception and Silent Auction; is Saturday, October 6th, 3-6pm.  ARTIST Talk, Sunday, October 28th; 2-5pm. Please check the News page for further information.

I’ll be showing artwork from the My Trees Talking; and a variety of smaller works from Energy Blooms, Sprial Series, Birds Talking; Drop Dot.

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AWARD: “Freedom” to be traveling in The Peace Project 2012 Show

AWARD: “Freedom” to be traveling in The Peace Project 2012 Show

Ok… I’m totally excited with this.

Woke up this morning feeling fine… checking my emails I became excited… My “FREEDOM”, the upper portion of one of my Portraits, original size of 72×26, has not only won one of the 14 Inspirational Awards in the  The Peace Project 2012  show…. “Freedom” will also be one of the 156 pieces in the traveling show…. woohoo… There were over 500 entries from around the world.



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Red Dot: no name yet but looking good 36 x 24

I’m putting together another show for October… and painting and drawing my trees and what shows up… but a bunch of Follow The Red Dot paitings… I’m thinking they are going to make it to the show too.

For this one I took an older painting I wasn’t happy with and started fresh with the layers from the previous one showing through giving the texture I like to add in layering. I’m imagining trees on this somewhere so it’s trees and red dot… will post new image once finished.

Here’s one of the medium sized ones at 36 x 24

Red Dot: untitled 36×24; oil acrylic on canvas

“My Trees Talking™” by Karrie Ross

Karrie Ross presents paintings, sculptures and a book for her new series “My Trees Talking™”.

Show Reception :  Saturday; October 6th; 3-6pm

Artist Talk : Sunday; October 28th; 2-5pm

At the Topanga Canyon Gallery; Pine Tree Circle; 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109; Topanga, CA 90290

Trees are all around us. They are alive. “Hug a tree!” we’re told… and we do.
Los Angeles has a MillionTreesLA.com project that has inspired me to create my own world of trees…some walk, some sing, some remind us of times past. AND they are speaking hiakus. “My Trees Talking”  brings to light the hidden life of trees. Through my vision and whimsical perspective combining artwork and the written word. TREEs you want to HUG will come alive for you. These trees will not crystalize your thoughts, they are not architecturally rendered; they are not assaulting or disruptive, inanimate or recycled visions of times past. “My Trees Talking” are extremely present and attentive to life in the everyday moment you breathe…and the action of breath is what connects all living things.

I ask a lot of questions. That is how I get in the mood to create artwork. Every piece of art has the action of researching a question. Some ask. Others answer. My focus is on the energy of the process, the how, the why, the who.

The research for my October show led me to the “Million Trees LA” project and I learned that so far they have helped distribute and plant around 350,000 trees to date. Wow… beautifying LA and trees… how much better can it be…. So, I decided to make, “TREES” the focus and imagery for my show!


I then pushed the process to form a question, and decided to explore it more. My thoughts went to the “My ____ Talking” series of books I’m writing, then I asked, “How can I work another book Continue reading

Le Petit Jardin at LAX Terminal One: “Magic Garden” by Karrie Ross

Are You Flying out of LAX Terminal One ….?

Le Petit Jardin http://lepetitjardinairportlax.blogspot.com/

“Le Petit Jardin celebrates Los Angeles in bloom with over thirty-five works of art from twenty-six Los Angeles artists, each focusing on a different aspect of nature to create a petit jardin, a little garden, for this gallery space within the urban context of Los Angeles. From a painting of an impossibly lush lawn, to photographs of a single flower, we see how we are connected to nature and how it plays a pivotal role in the landscape around us in the Los Angeles basin.”

“Magic Garden”; 60×48; mixed media (pencil, oil, acrylic) on canvas

“Magic Garden” is part of the “Le Petit Jardin” Exhibit at LAX 2012 will be on display at LAX Terminal #1, July thru Oct. Arranged by: The City of Los Angeles, The Department of Cultural Affairs, The LAX World Airports Arts Committee, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery committee, Lead curator, Scott Canty, and Curator, Enilde Van Hook.



Karrie Ross is a Los Angeles Fine Artist who writes about the fine art business and process. She is available for educational panel discussions on her fine art and process. Her artwork is available for solo or group show opportunities. Please contact her  for more information.

Karrie Ross “We Shine Brightly” bustier at Bliecher/Golightly Santa Monica; Test Pilots II Show

Karrie Ross at Bleicher/Golightly Gallery Santa Monica: Energy Blooms-Multi Dimension; 30×30; mixed media on canvas. “We Shine Brightly” bustier; 15w x 13h x 7d; mixed media and gold leaf on plastic form

Excited to say that one of the bustiers have also been added to the Blicher/Golightly Santa Monica; Test Pilots II Show May 23rd thru June 14th. at 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica Ca. Between Broadway and Arizona. Opening Saturday May 26, 8-10 pm.

For more information see the previous post about the Energy Blooms piece.

Also available, order a customized personalization of ‘breast bustier’ art and words (using existing plastic form) for the collector. Please be sure to call me to arrange yours. 310-915-0920

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SOLD!! Karrie Ross’ “Left/Right” Bustier will be at the Gallery 825 “Out There” Show

I’m happy to announce that the artwork “Left/Right” Bustier,  has been SOLD! at the Out There, show, a special exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities at Gallery 825, June 8 – June 15, 2012.
Location:  825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310-652-8272

The Out There calendar is as follows:
Exhibition Runs: June 8 – June 15, 2012
Friday, June 8, 6 to 9pm (parking on the street and possibly valet)

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and the City of West Hollywood are proud to announce the fifth annual Out There exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. This effort commemorates West Hollywood’s lasting commitment to raising public awareness and appreciation of the talents and abilities of all artists.

 The Out There exhibition opening at Gallery 825 on June 8 is an all-media exhibition juried by Francisco George and William Escalera. Out There celebrates and acknowledges the special opportunities that West Hollywood provides for creative individuals. Out There is made possible by the City of West Hollywood. Out There runs June 8-15 at Gallery 825.

Featured Artists: Ruben Acosta, Sarah Barnard, Gary Frederick Brown, J.T. Burke, Jarred Cairns, Ellen Cantor, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Michael Chearney, Nicholas Coroneos, Yu Cotton-Well, Adrienne Davis, Jolly de Guzman, Jose L. De Juan, Raul De La Torre, Wanda Decca, Jack Dorlan, Lore Eckelberry, Hadiya Finley, Helane Freeman, Dwora Fried, Norbert Garcia, Michael Giliberti, Teale Hatheway, Eileen Hespen, Kirk Kain, Motoko Kamada, Jim Keville, Linda Kunik, Teresa Lakier, Echo Lew, Gray Malin, Mary Grace McKernan, Daniel Monteavaro, Andy Moses, Marin Murakoshi, Michael Ochinero, Mei Xian Qiu, Burton Rein, Rachael Rendon, Karrie Ross, Dennis Ruble, Linda Jo Russell, Susan Sanchez, Heather Scholl,  Sharron Shayne, Rena Small, Ashleigh Sumner, Hui Tan, Phil Tarley, Joseph Terrill, Vincent Tomczyk, Tim Townsley, Ariel Vargassal, Frank Ventrola, Cathy Weiss, Davyd Whaley, Karen Frimkess Wolff and Joan Wulf.


To read more about the bustier series see a previous post Karrie Ross Bustiers, A Dialogue from the Inside Out

I am also offering to create commission pieces on this series… a personalization of ‘breast bustier’ art and words (using existing plastic form) for the collector. Please be sure to call me to arrange yours. 310-915-0920

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