Kate Austin-Avon was raised in Killington, Vermont, and now resides in Glens Falls, New York. She has been showing her work since 2006.
Her studio is located in The Shirt Factory, an arts and healing center located in a historic building. She is also part of the management team for the building, which features more than 80 artists’ studios and businesses.
She served on the board of North Country Arts Center for five years, including two as Co-President. She was committee chair for NCAC’s annual Colors of Fall Arts and Crafts Festival for four years. She also served on the board of Art in the Public Eye for four years, and currently sits on the Programming Committee for the Charles R. Wood Theater.
She was Arts Writer and Calendar Editor of The Chronicle, a weekly newspaper, for two years before launching Advokate, a firm that helps artists and small businesses with their promotion efforts through web and graphic design, social media help, press releases, small business consultation and more, in October 2010. She is married to musician Cory Austin-Avon and together they reside in Glens Falls with their son Henry and three cats: Annie, Chloe and Jones.
Her artwork is a mix between autobiographical works and playful abstracts. Lately, the work has been making itself – a Rorschach test of what looks right where, rather than a preconceived concept. Some of her favorite media includes kosher salt, inks, watercolor, rubbing alcohol, Windex, cheesecloth, plastic wrap, her own hair, crayons, gesso, and found objects.
This is her artist’s statement: “Wheeee!”
Hypnagogia Juried Exhibit, Eastbridge, NYC 2011 (j)
Wesley Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York 2011 (s)
D.H.B. Thomas Gallery, Glens Falls, New York 2011 (s)
6 Pine Street Gallery, Glens Falls, New York 2009 (s)
Wallabee’s Jazz Bar, Glens Falls, New York 2008 & 2009 (s)
For more details of Kate Austin-Avon’s art career, see resume.