Kelly Klick Art who I am and how to contact me...
Art takes action to create, patience to grow, vulnerability to deliver and a lot of trust to let it live its own life separate from the artist.
I am a rural artist living in Pinawa Manitoba, where the prairie meets the Canadian Shield and where the historic Winnipeg River flows. Originally, I grew up in northern British Columbia, daughter of homesteaders. My inspiration springs from 20 years as a midwife and childbirth educator in Ontario and Manitoba. In my artwork I use traditional handicraft mediums of lace and wool along with found objects,clay.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Science Midwifery, Ryerson University
Mentee. Mentoring Artists for Women's Art: Painting and the Studio with ME Sparks
"Jack and Dianne" First Place Ceramics. Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show
Mentee. Manitoba Arts Network and Mentoring Artists for Women's Art: Rural Artists Mentorship Program.
"Tree of Life" second place in mixed media. Eastern Manitoba Juried Art Exhibition
Manitoba Arts Council Recipient of Share Grant to run an exhibition in rural Manitoba
Mentor. One on One Mentorship program. Mentoring Artists for Women's Art.
First Friday Lecture: Pregnancy and Birth in Art.
Feature. College of Midwives of Manitoba Circular Summer 2021
"Inside Story" cover illustration on CMM 20 year Annual Report
Confluence. Pinawa Art Gallery
2022 Confluence. Arts Forward Gallery, Neepawa Manitoba
2022 Mother Cake. Solo exhibition. The Public Brewhouse and Gallery, Steinbach Manitoba
2022 All Members Exhibition. Gwen Fox Gallery, Selkirk
Momentum. Manitoba Arts Network On line Gallery
Eastern Manitoba Juried Art Exhibition. Winnipeg River Arts Council
Conflux. Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.
Curation, Project Management and Teaching
2021 I planned, obtained funding for, managed and curated the exhibition Confluence: rural artists emerging through waves of isolation. Hosted by the Pinawa Art Gallery from Nov 19- Dec 6. This exhibition included a reception, panel discussion and three workshops. Very successful.
2021 I planned, found funding for and ran Muddy Kids and Teen Mud Pit, two free clay classes for youth. Pinawa Art Gallery
2021- present I am the President of Pinawa Art 211, a non profit organization of artists in the small rural town of Pinawa Manitoba.
2018-2019 Whiteshell Winter Festival. I organized and taught clay activities.
2017-present Pinawa Art Gallery Clay Drop In. I organize and co-host clay drop in sessions twice a week.
Contact Me I'd love to hear from you!