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.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

IN LONDON, UK? Watch "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" Friday Aug 8th at Nine Worlds Geekefest 2014

"Incognito Witch: Paint My Life"
at Nine Worlds Film Festival

SCREENING:
Friday 8th August
2014

The Nine Worlds Film Festival received short and feature submissions from all over the world. Official selections will screen throughout the weekend. Awards will be announced on the Sunday evening.

These films cover everything from the webcam-diaries of eight year olds to some deeply bizarre Japanese body horror, with topics covering everything from the end of the world to, well, the birth of the world, with plenty of board games, aliens, bad hair days and exploding heads in between.

The film festival is part of Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014 that will take place in London, UK, 8-10 August 2014. It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.

For a full list of in-competition films visit:


ABOUT NINE WORLDS:
Nine Worlds is your Oyster

by Claire Powell press@nineworlds.co.uk
8th May 2014


Nine Worlds Geekfest burst out of the woodwork in August 2013 in style.
“So, that was Geekfest, a large-scale convention that came out of nowhere around the beginning of the year, funded itself via Kickstarter, occupied a large chunk of two big hotels at Heathrow and had a mind-bogglingly bewildering variety of panels, lectures, games and activities for fans of just about all tastes. And it was, frankly, wonderful,” said Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The inaugural con took place at Heathrow, London with over 1500 attendees. In March 2013, Nine Worlds ran a Kickstarter fundraising drive that was 232% oversubscribed and raised £23,000 (the second most successful convention launch in Kickstarter's history), demonstrating the huge interest for an event of this kind in London. “If you’re looking for a UK version of Dragon*Con, then this is for you. It’s run by geeks for geeks, and it really showed,” said Geek Planet Online.
“Nine Worlds fills a huge gap in the UK con scene, between the more traditional bookish events like EasterCon and FantasyCon . . . and the less focussed multimedia things like the SF Weekender. Nine Worlds has all the potential to be the UK’s equivalent of Dragon Con, which we totally don’t have at the moment,” said Adam Christopher.

“You can imagine our excitement when we found out about the Nine Worlds convention – a weekend of ALL the geekery, where expensive signings and meet and greets had been replaced by workshops and talks on a huge range of topics – literature, sci-fi, vampires, skepticism, Game of Thrones, knitting, Joss Whedon, robotics, maths . . . and so on. Sure, there were expensive signings if that’s what you wanted, but the focus of this con seemed to be different – there seemed to be a real focus on discussion and learning. Pair that with a clear commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive space for ALL geekdom, and we were sold,” said Jessica Lowndes.

Innovative and ground breaking, Nine Worlds brings together a plethora of strands, from the more typical sci-fi tracks featuring gaming, comics, literature, fanfic and film, to Queer Fandom, Steampunk, Skepticism and Geek Feminism. Nine Worlds also hosted the UK's first academic conference on geek culture, with scholars gathering from around the country. This year, new tracks include Food Geekery, Whedon, Podcasting, Future Tech and Race & Culture.

“Nine Worlds has a different shape to anything else on offer right now,” said Paul Cornell The organisers listened to feedback – through an online survey – about the problems associated with spreading the con across two huge conference hotels near Heathrow Airport in 2013, and therefore decided to confine Nine Worlds Geekfest to one hotel in 2014, to preserve the friendly and inclusive atmosphere. The Radisson, Heathrow, is a veteran conference venue and well equipped to deal with the specific requirements of a residential London event such as Nine Worlds.

Traditionally, con-goers are seen as the cliché - white, cisgender men. This can lead to people who don’t fall into that category feeling intimidated, or maybe even at risk. At Nine Worlds, diversity and inclusion are hugely important foundations for the event. Specifically, it aims to dump the sexism that infests many geek spaces and sci-fi cons. There is a strong anti-harassment policy and Nine Worlds endeavours to maintain a safe space for women, LGBT+ people, disabled people, and other groups that are often marginalised at geek/fandom events.

“I think one of the biggest compliments I can give to the organisers of the event is that it felt like Geekfest had been running for years already. I know it’s really early days for this convention but to me it’s already up there with the best we have to offer to Geeks and the rest of the convention organisers should be worried – there’s a new kid in town and, if you want to stay ahead, you’re going to have to pick your game up massively . . . It’s going to be one of the first conventions I look out for when organising my geek events . . . I can’t stress this enough – if you didn’t attend this year make sure you book up early for next year, you may be disappointed otherwise,” said Geek Syndicate.