Amaze me that is. And this Friday, October 7th from 5-9 you can meet Joey here in the shop. She just dropped off 9 incredible new pieces. A good mix of pen and ink, and Encaustic wax finished work. All titled in a very Joey Katzer type humor that makes the piece even more spectacular. Please check out more of Joey’s work on her flickr page.
Don’t go getting your Dad something lame this year for Father’s Day. You know we’ve all done it. Poor Dad. He doesn’t want aftershave, a nose clipper, slippers, or anything he has to wear that proclaims “Worlds Greatest Dad” on it. Get him something thoughtful, something different, something that shocks him in a good way. A card is always nice, but consider these Happy Father’s Day Hershey Bar covers with a tie. This way you can use it as a card and don’t have to worry about writing a forced note inside. Get his something manly like one of these metal art pieces by Mike Bainter, or a nice piece of art by local artist Joey Katzer.
The newest original from Joey Katzer now in the shop
Last year when I was building the shop walls, and painting I enlisted the help of all the family and friends I could possible get. Joey Katzer, who is a longtime friend and amazing artist, came by to help. We started chatting and told her I would love her work in my shop. She was excited and brought down some work to hang up right away. I was thrilled; I never thought someone of Joey’s caliber would possibly want to be a part of my little shop. So Joey’s work was the first of many artists to showcase work here. I have some of her pieces, just mere drawings from our elementary school days, and some classic “dating game” drawings from long weekend swim meets. Now that she’s a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, her work is a little more structured and nothing short of amazing. Joey is also an elementary school teacher here in the Renton school district. You can see more of Joey’s work on her flickr account, and find out where her next show will be. Currently in the shop she has featured 9 different large art pieces, coasters, and greeting cards.