Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My first brick & mortar studio / shop!

Sorry for the recent radio silence, but i've been super busy with my new current project, a shared studio space and store on Georgia Avenue in DC!

Pleasant Plains Workshop
2608 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

It is so exciting.. a dream come true! check out all the info here>>

and come join us for our first open house/ grand opening celebration this Sunday, November 21st from 1-4pm! xoxo, kb

Thursday, July 29, 2010

(e)merge panel at Conner Contemporary, Sat. 7/31 ::

Pink Noise: Kristina Bilonick from The Pink Line Project on Vimeo.

Come to the (e)merge panel discussion at Conner Contemporary Art on Saturday, July 31st at 4pm. Join me and a panel of artists, arts leaders, gallerists and a psychologist, in a discussion on how emerging artists build communities, moderated by Jamie Smith, Ph.D.

The discussion is followed by a party celebrating 10 years of Conner's 'Academy' exhibition series, sponsored by Marvin Restaurant and the Pink Line Project.

more info here>>

hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Printed Pattern :: Upcoming workshop at the Textile Museum

The Textile Museum has an amazing show up right now: Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain (which runs through September 12) features iconic patterns by three iconic designers who shaped the mid-century aesthetic with patterns that continue to inspire us today.
As part of the exhibition's programming there is a series of exciting film screenings and workshops going on at the museum. On July 24th (2-4pm), I'll be holding a workshop called 'The Printed Pattern' which will explore the basic methods of screen printing. The workshop includes a hands on portion where you'll be able to print your own patterned pillowcases (set of two) using designs inspired by the works in the show.. I'm particularly a fan of the works by Lucienne Day.

Celtic Cross, Lucienne Day

The workshop is $35 for Textile Museum Members and $45 for non-members. To register call: 202-667-0441 x64

I'd gladly pay tomorrow for a hamburger today...

I'm participating in an exciting project by local curator, Blair Murphy called 'barter' (web site)

'barter' is a non-monetary online auction where 13 artists have posted a good or service for the public to 'bid' on. I've put up a free intro to screen printing lesson at my studio. Check out the posting here>>

You can place your bid by explaining what you'd be willing to barter in the comments field.

There are lots of other fun things to bid on too including a year of pen pal services by local artist, Dana Maier, a personalized poem or story by poet and performance artist, Silvana Straw, or a high tech portrait by artist, Kenny George..

Bidding ends on July 21st so HURRY UP and place your bid today!

and then join Blair , the artists and winning bidders and I for a big closing reception at WPA on July 30th from 6-8pm, and witness the exchange of goods and enjoy refreshments. happy bidding!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mother's Day-inspired Scarf workshop @ Lee Arts Center on Thurs 4.29 ::

On Thursday, April 29th, I'll be teaching a print-your-own-scarf workshop at the Lee Arts Center in Falls Church, VA. Bring in your own design ideas (you can bring in clip art, silhouette designs, and I'll have some on hand as well) and you will create your own screen by using the cut-stencil method. All materials are included in the workshop fee including a 7 foot 100% cotton American Apparel scarf (5 colors to choose from).You can also bring extra paper, tee shirts, fabric etc. of your own to print on after your scarf is done.

You can call Darlene at 703-228-0560 or 703-228-0558 to register by phone or Download the Spring Registration Form

click here for more details and signup info>>

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Screen Printing demo at the opening of 'Paper Cuts' this Sunday 3.28::

My good friend Anthony Dihle has organized his second exhibition of rock posters that opens (today!) at the Athaneum in Old Town, Alexandria. He's invited me to set up a TJ station at the opening event this Sunday from 4-6pm. Come by, check out the awesome posters, and then print your own souvenir poster with me that you can take home!

here's more info about the show:

Paper Cuts: The Art and Science of Rock Posters
March 24 through April 25
Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314
opening reception: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 4-6pm

Featuring a wide range of styles from a number of contemporary artists, the collection reflects the breadth and vitality of the DC Metropolitan area music scene.
To provide context to the art of these music posters, Paper Cuts will explore the science of the works by exhibiting artifacts from the process, including original drawings, sketches, studies, and printmaking ephemera.

check out Washington Citypaper's preview of the show here >>

hope to see you there!

Friday, February 19, 2010

KB studios featured on arts blog, 'Burgeon'

I was recently interviewed along with a few other DC artists for an article on artists' work spaces for the local arts blog, 'Burgeon' (article by Blair Murphy)

The article does a great job of highlighting the different options artists have for carving out a space to do their thing!

Check it out below ::
Studio Space Wanted: Large, Well-Lit, and Cheap by Blair Murphy, Burgeon, 2/16/2010