Thursday, December 11, 2014

Conjure a vision: NYC reception tonight! New "Selfie" of Ginger! Etsy! and more...

 Conjure a vision! 
 
Art by Mollie Kellogg
Familiar painting 2011  >  Ginger video 2014  >  Selfie painting 2014

Happy Winter Conjuring!
 
I just completed Incognito Witch Selfie: Ginger Anxiety!  

Selfie: Ginger Anxiety
New! 24x36 mixed media $1500

My short films are inspired by my paintings, and now they have come full circle! The 2011 painting Incognito Witch: Familiar, inspired the character Ginger Anxiety, seen here in Happy Birthday, Baby 2014. During the video shoot I took a few selfies as Ginger -- they had this quirky charm and my husband encouraged me to paint them. I was hesitant. A short time later I was asked to do a demo in La Mesa at Foothills, and I thought Ginger would be a memorable subject for a demo.

I really like how she came out! Next I plan on painting "selfies" of Incognito Marilyn and G, the Incognito Witch.

My Ginger Selfie is currently showing in San Diego through Feb 2nd, see details below. Keep an eye out for Ginger in 2015 as she sings in my upcoming short film, Silent Drive (working title).

Think you might want to commission your own Incognito Witch Selfie?  
It's a super-fun way to get your witch on while keeping your clothes on. ;-)  
Email me to discuss at artist@molliekellogg.com



In NYC?
You are invited to the 
Winter Group Show 

MZ Urban Art
Dec 11-27, 2014   

OPENING RECEPTION:
TODAY! 
Thurs, Dec 11, 2014 
6-8pm 
 

MZ Urban Art
At CHELSEA27
617 west 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
+1 212-216-0030 
Tue-Sat:11am-6pm

Artists: Rex Ashlock, Sebastien Aurillon, Claudia Furlani, Rdh Painter, Mollie Kellogg, John K. Lawson, Mari Yamagiwa
Artwork by Mollie Kellogg
Art by Mollie Kellogg
Artwork by Mollie Kellogg
Incognito Witch: Perfume, my latest painting 30x60 $3800



In San Diego?

You are invited to the
Magical Images
Group Show

Bard Hall Gallery at

First UU San Diego
through Feb 2, 2015!
JAN RECEPTION:  
Tues, Jan 13, 2015
Reception: 6-7pm
Q&A/Discussion: 7-8:30pm



First Unitarian Universalist
Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103   
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm    
Sun: 9:30am-12:30pm
Check-in at office weekdays


Artists:
Barbre J Bryan, Joan Goodwin Green, Irene Grumman, John Keasler, Mollie Kellogg, Linda Lin, Alexander Mazegue, Thomas Moua, Kathy Przekopp







I have three new paintings
in this show.
I hope you get a chance to see them in person some day!

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Where to purchase Artwork by Mollie Kellogg Online:

ETSY
Check out our NEW Etsy Shop! It is a family business -- CreativeSpiritworks on Etsy features my prints from inventory and paintings from 2009 and earlier; abstract photography by my son, Petyr Cirino; and oils by my mother, Bonnie Stager. FREE SHIPPING* on most original paintings!

MOLLIEKELLOGG.COM
Check out the PRICE LIST for original paintings. FREE SHIPPING* 

Prints are available of pretty much every painting, and are printed to order.  Let me know approximate size and I will give you an estimate!

Contact me with questions at 858-449-0548 at artist@molliekellogg.com.
 
Thank you for your support!
Mollie Kellogg









*Ground shipping in 48 Contiguous States 


 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Incognito Witch NEWS! PLUS Commission Reveal Captured on Video!


FEATURED ON SUSUN WEED!
I am thrilled to have my art showcased on Susun Weed's Wise Woman blog!
The post includes info, paintings and links to my short films.
Check it out here: http://wisewomanmentor.com/art-gallery/3127857

FEATURED ON BOWL, UK!
The Beauty of  Washing Lines, "a showcase for beauty of washing lines contributors and collaborators and those creative people and thinkers, organizations and companies around the world bowl admires," included an article about Incognito Witch!
Read it here: http://bowlartsmagazine.tumblr.com/http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001VtJm1cLicmpHFAcBxFPvKvU92OTaVF8iL-zEbGElx9AyzzWG4M_-jTMKmmyxLacFve3a6nsbKyw_x6l1j5S8EB8b3tevHFNFXBFE5YhEZIgJsjPuXSzAlg1ifJKn3ACsc2aUCgCDUGysPipRqNdSbw8RHLX9rXdAYI5Q2e0IRokl4lSPxgPt-Jwc9XdoxgrD1UIYXH20TTUJiTj567OtRe146IfZwCmpIhyn_dVK0yETgu80SwTkF3pn2e-qqltCv1zSAuArnUQ76q3hfx8hXN5l9ef8GcG5aTTYKwKlTfs=&c=g-lnd216cuAtiZrTBYHmiggDNI-5_Y4i_xyLwwoP7hDlUI39RHLTfQ==&ch=wo0XwUS3zoyfIQ5bwKgAqwm3Qx7Kl_JNx-D8snTvlTigm84ICyrwxQ==

    
COMMISSION REVEAL!
I recently completed a commission for a high school friend and taped the unveiling. Watch her reaction, and see the painting in progress here: http://vimeo.com/molliekellogg/oceangoddess

ART SAN DIEGO 2014 Contemporary Art Show




















Monday, September 29, 2014

Mollie Kellogg Artist Demo, La Mesa, CA, Thursday, October 2, 2014, Open to the Public


The Power of Painterly Play
Accessing Your Magick 

ARTIST MOLLIE KELLOGG DEMOS AT FOOTHILLS ART ASSOCIATION


Excerpt from FOOTNOTES Newsletter. October 2014 -- Creative sorceress Mollie Kellogg, who will demonstrate her work following the Foothills meeting on October 2nd, conjures a “magickal” world on canvas. Mortals are transformed into mystical beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under their eyes. True-to-life figures emerge from a textured, glitter-embedded realm, evoking a Mother Nature archetype. Power, strength, attraction, empathy, and vulnerability fight for dominance.

On October 2nd following the Foothills meeting, Mollie Kellogg will demonstrate the multi-step process she uses to create the “magickal” abstract backgrounds that serve as the under-painting for her Incognito Witches. The “blocking-in” and “pouring” techniques she will share encourage the artist to play, pretend, make a pretty mess, while letting go of controlling the outcome.



“As I circled the wet painting dropping in a splash of paint from a condiment dispenser, a pinch of glitter, tossing in a few foil stars, a sprinkle of watercolor powder, topped off with little hearts when there is love in the on-canvas relationship -- it is not lost on me that I am concocting a painterly potion that will become the magical realm from which my witches emerge. I imagine the foil and the additional dots of paint around their heads leading up off the top of the canvas are their spiritual or energy connection to the universe.” -- Mollie Kellogg on her “pouring” process


Mollie's mixed-media, award-winning figurative paintings have sold internationally and have been shown in galleries throughout the United States. See paintings and videos at molliekellogg.com. Contact Mollie at artist@molliekellogg.com.
 
Mollie Kellogg will demonstrate her “magick” techniques on
Thursday, October 2nd (6:30 pm) at the Foothills Art Gallery
following the Foothills’ members meeting.
Everyone is welcome!


Foothills Art Association
at
Porter Hall Gallery
4910 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, 91942
(619) 464-7167

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Award-winning short film "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" screens in Los Angeles, Sun., Sept 21, 2014



Heal One World's
Awareness Film Festival
official selection
Incognito Witch: Paint My Life
screens at
Promenade Playhouse
1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
Sunday, September 21, 2014  12pm



   

ABOUT THE FILM:

The Incognito Witch goes to great lengths to hide her true identity. She feels imprisoned by societal pressures, and is scared to let her true inner magick shine. Through difficult self-examination, she discovers the key to freedom. The Incognito Witch character is inspired by Artwork by Mollie Kellogg.  

"I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility," says Kellogg, who has taken her message from canvas to film. Mollie stars in the short film Incognito Witch: Paint My Life (winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London), which will screen at Heal One World's Awareness Film Festival at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, Sun., Sept. 21, 12pm.


LYRICS:

In these clothes
In this car
In the mirror
What do I fear?
It's not a reflection of me.

In my head
In my chest
Fingers chilled
The pressure builds.
My pris-ner trying to break free.

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

In the dark
All alone
In this cell
Who cast this spell?
Pray for escape, but could I flee?

If I died
Would they find
Me inside?
Magically tied
An unlived life. Alone. Unseen.

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

The clock ticks
Time betrays
Must break free
Who has the key?
Could it be, it was always me?

Here it comes
The final call
One last dance
My only chance
To find my own way back to me....

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

In these clothes
In this car
In the mirror
I do not fear?
It's just a reflection of me....   



Can't make the screening? WATCH HERE.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bewitching Semi-Nude Portraits Expose Inner Magick


Award-winning Incognito Witch Paintings in Syracuse and Rochester Galleries in September

Creative sorceress Mollie Kellogg conjures a magickal world on canvas. Mortals are transformed into mystical beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under their eyes. True-to-life figures emerge from a textured, glitter-embedded realm, evoking a Mother Nature archetype. Power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability fight for dominance.
"Incognito Witch: You Me Us" depicts a semi-nude Rubenesque mother and her two draped daughters. The family resemblance is uncanny as the three sit side-by-side on a 60"x48" canvas. Their heads graced with flowers, the youngest with tiara in-hand as the mother clutches a gilded mirror, a family heirloom. “You Me Us” is on exhibit at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY, Sept. 6 – Oct. 18. Q&A with Mollie Kellogg Sat., Sept. 6, 2–3pm, Reception 7–9pm.
The 36”x60” "Incognito Witch: Voluntary Return" suggests a married couple shares a fantastic secret. The wife’s head displays a glorious crown of feathers – similar to a set held firmly by her husband. Partially draped, in her lap sits a treasured golden birdcage, unlatched, where little birds twitter free. “Voluntary Return” can be seen at ArtisanDirect Rochester Gallery, 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY, during the Rochester International Art Festival, Sept. 5 7.
In New York City, MZ Urban Art Gallery at Chelsea 27 has a set of three enchanting 12”x12” Witches in inventory. This video shows the making of "Hal's Apple" "Mystic's Prism" and "Girl's Heart."
Incognito Witch paintings reveal the subject’s hidden psyche, or inner magick, which has often been suppressed to meet society’s expectations. "Hopefully instead of just making pretty pictures, I am making something that has an impact on people," explains Mollie Kellogg.
Kellogg, has taken her message of encouraging self-acceptance from canvas to film. Mollie stars in the quirky short film Incognito Witch: Paint My Life, winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London, is an official selection of the Heal One World's Awareness Film Festival 2014 and screens at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, Sun., Sept. 21, 12pm.
Since its inception, many have expressed their bucket-list desire to be a part of the project. And fans have found the “hidden magick” message empowering, “I love the Incognito Witch character because she inspires you to let your inner magic shine. Mollie Kellogg is such an inspiration—through her words, her mind, and her art.” Another commented, “Mollie is using her art to encourage the expression and celebration of the gifts of hidden magic that exist in all of us.”
Contact Mollie Kellogg at artist@molliekellogg.com, or for more information on the Incognito Witch Project visit www.incognitowitch.com.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Artist Mollie Kellogg's "Incognito Witch" Examines the Hidden Psyche



Like-minded venues, ArtRage Gallery, NY and Awareness Film Festival, CA,
present Mollie Kellogg's socially-conscious works in September.


LOS ANGELES, C.A., Aug. 16, 2014 -- Artist/film-maker Mollie Kellogg has a message for you – Don't suppress your inner magick! 

Her Incognito Witch paintings reveal her subjects' hidden psyche – inner magick – suppressed to meet society's expectations. Semi-nude, true-to-life figures emerge from a textured, glitter-embedded realm, evoking a Mother Nature archetype. Power, strength, attraction, empathy and vulnerability fight for dominance. 

Since its inception, many models have expressed their bucket-list desire to be a part of the project in order to address self-empowerment, self-love or body issues, and have shared personal stories of healing with Mollie. "Hopefully instead of just making pretty pictures, I am making something that has an impact on people," explains Kellogg in the video presentation Mollie Kellogg Presents: Incognito Witch 2014. 

The "hidden inner magick" message has resonated with like-minded organizations, organizations that promote a mission to change the world through art. The award-winning "Incognito Witch: You Me Us" depicting a semi-nude Rubenesque mother and her two draped daughters, is on exhibit at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY, Sept. 6 – Oct. 18. Q&A with Mollie Kellogg Sat., Sept. 6, 2–3pm, Reception 7–9pm.

The family resemblance is uncanny as the three sit side-by-side on a 60"x48" canvas. Their heads adorned with flowers, the youngest fondles a tiara as the mother clutches a gilded mirror, a family heirloom. "Everything in this painting has meaning to me. Being with my daughters, how much we resemble each other, our different stages of womanhood... the mirror represents my children as a reflection of myself," says Mollie's long-time friend, Lynn, who did not hesitate when Mollie asked if she and her daughters would pose. "There was some discomfort in the nudity aspect for me, who wants to see the PTA President's saggy old boob? But I see it now as such beauty – women are so beautiful. All of us." 

"I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility," says Kellogg, who has taken her message from canvas to film. Mollie stars in the short film Incognito Witch: Paint My Life (winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London), which will screen at Heal One World's Awareness Film Festival at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, Sun., Sept. 21, 12pm.

Contact Mollie Kellogg at artist@molliekellogg.com, or for more information on the Incognito Witch Project visit www.incognitowitch.com.