Lotus paintings @Golden Belt Campus by Kristin Gibson

On view through June 16 at her studio’s Golden Belt Artists Gallery, Kristin Gibson presents a collection of very personal paintings called “Spring Forth”.

'‘The Lotus Flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest places of mud. At night the Lotus Flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.'‘

Like the Lotus, these paintings emerged during a season that has felt like deepest and darkest places of mud and heartache, not recognizing my brushes again. Truly at times we are all just going day by day, trying not to sink and stay afloat, and begin each day anew like the lotus.

Again caring for and seeing a loved one in a new health crisis left no drop of energy or desire to paint. I leaned into my daughter’s bravery and resolve and picked up my brushes as preservation and self-care. Painting the lotus bloom, the hopeful recovery symbol of eating disorders just started to happen. Duke Gardens has been my respite and saving grace since day one over 5 years ago, and referencing my weekly walks there, between photos and memories, the pieces came to be. It’s telling that the first are a bit somber with not my usual zest, yet I began to more and more enjoy the form and color, and the metaphor, and the compositions started to flow and rise and open up, like therapy. The paintings speak to caregiving, recovery and hope, and survivors emerging like the Lotus, from darkness into light, bringing forth joy. I hope they bring joy and hope to others. Thank you for this space to share a bit of advocacy:

An eating disorder and anorexia in particular is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. First hand as a caregiver, I know and abhor it is an insidious unrelenting illness one can’t possibly fathom unless in the throes of it. Imagine feeling like your loved one and whole family has been suddenly left dangling and terrified, upside down on a roller coaster. This is the depths of anorexia, ED or “Egor“ as our Duke physician team calls it. They also call it a marathon, not a sprint, I concede triathlon.

Imagine visiting a hospital where patients age 9 and up are in acute medical crisis and courageously receiving care, as for any other serious disease. This was our next jolt of exposure, and all it would take to empathize and wish to fully erase the stigma and skewed perception that surrounds ED sufferers. Love, understanding and education alongside specialist care stabilizes the roller coaster.

Eating disorders are complex genetic, biological and psychological diseases that have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not fads, phases, or lifestyle choices. They affect every fiber, organ and system of the body, and afflict people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, size and socioeconomic group. They affect a whole family. These diseases can have life-threatening medical complications if not recognized and treated appropriately. The earlier a person receives multidisciplinary medical stability and care, the greater likelihood of full recovery. If you or someone you love suffers with an eating disorder and comorbid conditions, you are not alone. Compassionate, expert medical and psychological care and support is key for you and your family. –NEDA

Reach out to: NEDA National Eating Disorders Association • Duke Center for Eating Disorders • UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders • Veritas Collaborative • Carolina House • Healthy Diets • F.E.A.S.T. • Eating Recovery Center

I also welcome you to reach out to me, as a mom, navigating a nonlinear twisting rollercoaster of a road best I can. Kristin

ENO Gallery presents "Preserving the Ephemeral" by Kristin Gibson

Eno Gallery artist Kristin Gibson is delighted to be part of the gallery’s Invitational Group Exhibition 
Opening reception Friday March 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Eno Gallery 
100 S. Churton St.
Hillsborough, NC 919-883-1415 – EnoGallery.net

Exhibition dates: March 29 thru April 21, 2019

Enjoy an exhibition of the plant worlds bright stars. Paintings that preserve the fleeting nature of plants and flowers. The fragility of petals and ephemeral nature of blooms remind us of the concept of vanitas: the perception that earthly life is transitory, as fragile as a flower's petal, in bud only yesterday but soon to be withered by the sun's rays. While we revel in their beauty they also remind us of the transience of life. 

Selections in the show: “Zen Garden” 40x30, “Peace Lily” 30x20, “Orchid Overture” 30x20 ©Kristin Gibson

Durham Arts Council: "Portraits of Durham" Durham 150 Event by Kristin Gibson

Who or what represents Durham to you? The Durham Arts Council invited visual artists to submit work that captures the spirit and diversity of the Bull City. Selected pieces by 64 artists are included in the “Portraits of Durham,” are on view at the Durham Arts Council March 15 – May 2, 2019. The “Portraits of Durham” exhibit coincides with Durham’s official sesquicentennial commemoration, Durham 150. The themes explore Durham 150’s mission: recognizing Durham’s past, present, and future, honoring the changemakers who shaped Durham’s unique sense of place, promoting ideals of inclusiveness and shared prosperity, and celebrating the community’s spirit, values, and accomplishments.

Kristin’s “Hope” represents a personal connection to the Ronald McDonald House Durham and “Fresh from the Market” the Durham Farmers Market, a favorite spot for subject matter.

“Hope"  36x30 2018 ©Kristin Gibson  This piece is a tribute and represents the care and Hope The Ronald McDonald House of Durham gives to families of seriously ill children in the City of Medicine. Five years ago my family found ourselves staying at the RMHD and in the care of Duke and Durham medical teams. After moving here to be closer to care, I have since volunteered at The House and given back with my art. My painting features a dining room chair from the RMHD as well as the “red” shoes and a hand made quilt received during our stay, set in a bright spot that symbolizes what the House gives to guests and to Durham as a whole.

“Hope" 36x30 2018 ©Kristin Gibson

This piece is a tribute and represents the care and Hope The Ronald McDonald House of Durham gives to families of seriously ill children in the City of Medicine. Five years ago my family found ourselves staying at the RMHD and in the care of Duke and Durham medical teams. After moving here to be closer to care, I have since volunteered at The House and given back with my art. My painting features a dining room chair from the RMHD as well as the “red” shoes and a hand made quilt received during our stay, set in a bright spot that symbolizes what the House gives to guests and to Durham as a whole.

“Fresh from the Farmers' Market”  18x24 2018 ©Kristin Gibson  During my time staying at the RMHD, visits to the Durham Farmers' Market were a welcome respite. Since moving here full time, the Market remains a favorite destination in Durham. A vibrant and quintessential part of the fabric of Durham, bringing together the community and farmers and artisans and bakers and families and musicians and more. Embracing diversity, sustainability, local economy and neighborhood values. Much of my fresh subject matter derives from weekly visits, such as the locally grown fruits, flowers and vegetables in this painting.


“Fresh from the Farmers' Market” 18x24 2018 ©Kristin Gibson

During my time staying at the RMHD, visits to the Durham Farmers' Market were a welcome respite. Since moving here full time, the Market remains a favorite destination in Durham. A vibrant and quintessential part of the fabric of Durham, bringing together the community and farmers and artisans and bakers and families and musicians and more. Embracing diversity, sustainability, local economy and neighborhood values. Much of my fresh subject matter derives from weekly visits, such as the locally grown fruits, flowers and vegetables in this painting.

Bob Rankin & Kristin Gibson at City Art Gallery by Kristin Gibson

Bob Rankin & Kristin Gibson
Opening Reception Thursday, January 10 from 6-8pm
Join Us for Wine, Painting Demos & Remarks on Contemporary Art by Bob Rankin.
Show runs through February 9.

Greenville, NC | 252.353.7000 | Art@CityArtGreenville.com

http://www.cityartgreenville.com/paintings/#/kristin-gibson/
 

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Arrived in Atlanta! by Kristin Gibson

Happy to announce Kristin Gibson paintings now available in Atlanta! Director Kay Lagerquist-Bragg of Lagerquist Gallery invited Kristin to be a part of her beautiful gallery.

Established in 1971, Lagerquist Gallery is Atlanta’s oldest continually owned and operated gallery dealing in original fine art. For over 45 years Lagerquist Gallery has represented emerging and established artists from the United States as well as Europe. The gallery currently represents over 50 professional artists. The gallery’s contemporary collection of work includes a variety of styles and techniques from abstract to representational as well as transitional paintings and dimensional work. Lagerquist Gallery has secured a remarkable reputation for showcasing exceptional artwork and providing excellent service to our consistently loyal private and corporate patrons as well as the novice collector.

Lagerquist Gallery is ideally located in The Shops of Miami Circle, a top resource for both the interior designer and retail customer. An Atlanta destination where one can find an extensive and diverse selection of fine art galleries and shops to suit all home décor needs. From traditional to modern, antique to new, The Shops of Miami Circle provide a world of interior design and art collecting opportunities.

Hope you may enjoy a visit if you are near Atlanta. The gallery welcomes your calls and inquiries: 404-261-8273 or www.lagerquistgallery.net

“Coleurs” ©Kristin Gibson 20x20 at Lagerquist Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Lagerquist Gallery 690 Miami Circle #125, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

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Introducing National Park Poster Prints by Kristin Gibson

Enjoy Kristin Gibson's National Park & Monument paintings newly available as museum-quality prints. A wonderful gift for National Park travelers and enthusiasts. A colorful addition to any room, home, office or setting. A tribute to our treasured lands and ecological wonders.

Each art poster is hand-printed and individually handled, to ensure the highest quality arrives for you. Matte archival paper and high quality inks create a vibrant image which looks great both framed and unframed. Pairs well with other prints in Kristin Gibson's National Park series, to create a gallery wall of two or more.

"Since 2017 I have been committed to painting our National Parks, monuments and natural places as a small way to help support and protect places that matter most. With every poster purchased $1 will be given to our National Parks. Thank you for having a look, hope you may share with friends and family who enjoy exploring, visiting and hiking within our own backyards and beyond!" 

City Art Gallery at Coral Bay Show by Kristin Gibson

Join City Art Gallery at the Beach
Annual Summer Show at the Coral Bay Club featuring new paintings, ceramics and sculpture. 

Sunday, July 1 from 12pm–8pm
Monday, July 2 from 10am–4pm


Coral Bay Club
1901 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

Show is open to the public. Shorts and flip-flops welcome! Enjoy complementary wine.

For more information, call City Art Gallery at 252.353.7000 or email art@cityartgreenville.com

Preview Kristin's fresh new summer still life online:

Duke University Medical Center Art Acquisition by Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson is proud to announce her painting titled "Blue Vase" was selected for the Arts and Health at Duke 2018 Patient Room Art Acquisition for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Arts and Health at Duke has been providing visual art for patient rooms and waiting areas for 40 years. As one of the oldest and most comprehensive hospital arts programs in the United States, Arts and Health is a recognized leader in the international arts and health movement. In 2018, Arts and Health  continued the growth of its current collection and developed new partnerships with local artists and arts organizations, with a goal to collect roughly 60 works of art to be framed and placed in patient areas of Duke University Hospital. Each a visually-compelling work for our patients to enjoy during their stay.

Duke University Hospital has the wonderful opportunity to serve patients from across North Carolina, the United States, and abroad. The collection is based on years of research and practice that respect the beliefs and values of all they serve. Works reflect Duke's mission that “access to the arts is essential for the health and well-being of patients, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and visitors.”

As both artist and mother of a child who received specialized medical care at Duke, I am truly honored to be among the selected works for patient rooms, and hope my painting may offer a bright spot and momentary respite.

A Thank You! by Kristin Gibson

'Tis the Season for Giving! Thank you to all who shared Giving Tuesday posts and especially grateful to the generous clients who selected paintings available here for the Holiday season. With these purchases, Kristin Gibson Fine Art was able to give three 40% donations to charitable organizations close to her heart: The Ronald McDonald House of Durham, F.E.A.S.T. and National Park Foundation. Additional sales this month from Etsy National Park paintings brought the donation to over $100 for our Parks, in addition to the previous donations made this year from Etsy sales, $5 for every painting sold. Very Happy Healthy Holiday Wishes to you and yours! 

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Give Art in an Envelope! by Kristin Gibson

Looking for a memorable, meaningful and easy solution for giving this season? Gift art to all! Available through City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC, send artist Kristin Gibson's hand painted greeting cards. Festive trees, candles, fruits, ribbons, flowers and more in Kristin's distinct style, grace high quality canvas cards. The folded card with matching envelope is Strathmore brand, size 7x5, canvas textured and acid free. Front of card is fully painted, inside is blank, back is signed and titled by artist. Cards will be enjoyed year after year, and can be framed like any other painting, sure to be appreciated by friends, loved ones and collectors at any stage. Petite original paintings for a petite price, we'll call it "Wow Factor" in the mailbox! Want to give a little more art, include inside a Gift Certificate from City Art Gallery for a larger Kristin Gibson piece. City Art Gallery is happy to be your Elf, call or visit the gallery if you are near. Cards can easily be shipped to you in time to write and send! 

City Art Gallery
511 Red Banks Road
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 353-7000
art@cityartgreenville.com

Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Other times by appointment.

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Kristin Gibson Fine Art is pleased to support the 30th Anniversary of the Metro NY Chapter of the US Committee for UN Women by Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson's original figurative painting "Girl with Red Chair" 20x16 to benefit the NY Chapter of UN Women. UN Women is the United Nations agency exclusively dedicated
to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women, with programs in 100 countries.

The New York Chapter of U.S. National Committee is an independent non-profit with a mission to support UN Women programs that promote the social, political and economic equality of women worldwide through education, advocacy and fundraising activities.

Areas of Focus
Economic Empowerment // Ending Violence Against Women Leadership and Political Participation // Peace and Security Humanitarian Action // Sustainable Development 

Kristin Gibson Featured Artist at Eno Gallery by Kristin Gibson

Eno Gallery in historic Hillsborough, NC presents Raleigh artist Kristin Gibson as their featured artist for October. Enjoy an opening reception of new works during Hillsborough's vibrant 4th Friday Art Walk September 29, 6–9 pm. Eno Gallery welcomes your visits to their distinctive light filled space on Churton Street, and calls of inquiry at 919-883-1415. Preview Kristin Gibson works: http://enogallery.zenfolio.com/p562540558