Erin Rydgren wrote "Overly Dramatic Opens at Sanford" about the duo exhibition featuring photographs by Aaron C Packard alongside my paintings at the Sanford Museum. The article was published by the Cherokee Chronicle Times.
It’s been hot here in South Dakota! Unfortunately, the continuous over 100 degree temperatures killed my air conditioner. Instead of boring you with the details of how inconvenient this is or the repair costs, I will announce that I’m throwing an emergency surprise “It’s too Hot for Pants” Print Sale! My amazing photographer husband, Aaron C Packard, is going to make archival pigment prints of my Brodalisque of Urbino painting, and all the proceeds will go to making sure we don’t melt into a pile of goo. I hate to give into the cliche of artists suffering for their work, but here we go!
These uneditioned prints will be on premium luster paper in three different sizes cut to standard frame formats so you can display your pantsless bro without too much hassle. The smallest print will be on 4x6” paper for $20. The next size will be 8x10” for $50. Then, in case you really want to show off your art collection/disturb your neighbors, there will be a 24x36” print available for $250. Shipping in the USA is included. The deadline to order will be Friday, September 22nd, and I’ll ship all the prints before Halloween.
Visit the Prints section on my website to place your order.
If you’re starting a new painting, setting up your palette can be a little daunting. I’ll help alleviate your new project anxiety while I demonstrate how I set up my painting palette with the "Painting Palette Setup" video I created for the Unaccredited College of Klaire. This quick demonstration will be useful if you’re new to painting or if you like to see how other artists organize their painting surfaces.
The Sanford Museum is hosting Overly Dramatic, a duo art exhibition of Aaron C Packard's photography displayed with my paintings. This show features portraits from my Lockheart Legacy series alongside Aaron's Shakespearian character portraits. This exhibition will run from September through November at the Sanford Museum, 117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa.
I had the pleasure of chatting about the Packard Group National Exhibition 2023 with Lori Walsh on In the Moment. You can listed to the interview titled "Temporary Vermillion art exhibition showcases 90 prints" through South Dakota Public Broadcasting. We talked about the wheat paste process, the fabulous artists, and their colorful artwork. The Packard Group National Exhibition 2023 will be on display outdoors through September 22nd at 7 Center Street, Vermillion, SD. Additionally, I talked about my upcoming solo exhibition, Ladies, Bros & Clothes that will be at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City from September 1st through December 2nd, 2023.
The Dahl Arts Center will host my solo exhibition Ladies, Bros & Clothes in the Ruth Brennan Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, September 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Dahl, 713 7th St, Rapid City, South Dakota. This exhibition will include three different bodies of work I created, including my life-sized portraits of women from her Feminine Attempts series, fiber art creations of dresses and aprons from my Domestic Sarcasm series, and finally detailed oil paintings of dudes in man caves from my series of Brodalisques. Ladies, Bros & Clothes will be on display until December 2nd, 2023.
The Packard Group National Exhibition 2023 was featured in the article called “Hot Weather Won’t Stop Start Of Cool Art Exhibit Aug. 25” published by the Plain Talk. I curated over 90 works of art in this public exhibition, which opens on August 25th from 5-7 pm at No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, SD. The outdoor art show will be on display through September 22, 2023.
NewsCenter1 recently promoted my upcoming solo exhibition in Rapid City titled, “‘Ladies, Bros & Clothes’ by Klaire Lockheart is coming to the Dahl Arts Center”. My solo exhibition Ladies, Bros & Clothes will display three separate bodies of work together for the first time. The opening reception will be Friday, September 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Dahl, and it closes December 2nd, 2023.
The opening reception for the Packard Group National Exhibition 2023 will be 5:00-7:00 pm at No. 7 Center Gallery, 7 Center St, Vermillion, South Dakota on August 25th, 2023. This exhibition was juried by Miss Art World South Dakota Klaire A. Lockheart, who will wheat paste prints of all the selected artwork to the exterior of the No. 7 Center Gallery. The outdoor exhibition will be on display from August 25th through September 22nd, 2023. The images will also be included in an online exhibition hosted by packardgroupllc.com, which will be available starting August 25th.
I always build my own stretchers for my paintings because I can make better stretchers than what I can buy, plus I can customize the sizes. I’m excited to show you how to build your own with my “How to Build a Stretcher” video I published through the Unaccredited College of Klaire on Patreon. I will guide you through all the steps it takes to create your own stretcher. I’ll show you how to cut the lumber, prepare the stretcher bars, assemble the stretcher, and add crossbars. Building a stretcher can be intimidating, but you’ll get a lot out of this demonstration if you like to make artwork on canvas. I’ll show you the exact same technique I used when I build my own stretchers so you can start creating your own too!