April 22, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 2012 5-8pm
Exhibition: June 7 through July 20, 2012
August 01, 2011
I am excited to show my big paintings that I have been working on at the VAC in Boise. Join us for an opening shindig Friday, August 5th from 7-10pm. Show runs through September.
From the press release:
"Where Packer’s early works showed recognizable figures, some elevated to sainthood as in her popular “ 40 Saints” series from 2007-2008, her recent work has been less representational. She traces the beginnings of the abstraction to the piece “Head Below” from the 2011 Idaho Triennial. Other recent works, shown at Bricolage in March and Enso Art Space in May, have been smaller pieces, component parts that combine and coalesce into larger wholes. For the VAC show, she is creating new large-scale paintings, the largest she has shown in Boise: These, she says, are those wholes."
May 03, 2011
I am pleased to announce that myself and 9 other artists have come together to create our own art gallery in Garden City, Idaho. Enso Artspace will showcase members’ work in a contemporary exhibition setting. All proceeds from the sale of work benefit the individual artists directly. In addition, Enso Artspace hosts art-related events such as lectures, performances and guest exhibitions. We have been hard at work preparing for our inaugural opening which will be held on May 13th. Visit our website http://ensoartspace.com (created by yours truly) for more information about the opening.
Founding artists are Chris Binion, Cate Brigden, Michael Cordell, Andrea Merrell, Kelly Packer, Lisa Pisano, Christine Raymond, Pamela Swenson, Anna Ura, and Amy Westover. Work is available for viewing during receptions, events and through scheduled appointments.
Want to get updates about upcoming exhibitions and events? Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ensoartspace and/or signup for email updates on our website (check the footer) http://ensoartspace.com.
Running a gallery is certainly a lot of work, but I have enjoyed collaborating and getting to know other artists in Boise. I look forward to experiencing their work and growing in the space together.
February 22, 2011
I am excited to be having a show at the Bricolage in downtown Boise. the title of the show is: the echo of the instant is not. This series consists of drawings and paintings of the unprecedented body. Join us for an opening March 3 from 5-10. Learn more about the show on Facebook or view some images of the show.
February 06, 2011
I did some drawings for the cover(s) of a book of poetry that just got published. The book is a split between two talented poets. Read A. Minetta Goud's Arousing Notoriety and then flip it over and read Amber Nelson's Your Trouble is Ballooning. It was published by Publishing Genius in January 2011. They did a fantastic job; they look beautiful.
November 20, 2010
I was honored to be chosen by the Boise Art Museum's Teen Advisory Board to be the featured artist for Teen Night. More than 60 teens came to the museum for free admission, music and snacks. I setup shop in front of my work in the gallery and brought a bunch of in-progress paintings and portfolio books of my drawings. I also brought along some of my inspiration: bones, x-ray books, taxidermied fish. It was great to talk to the students about their work and interest in art.
Halfway through we all went into the studio and got to work. The students were supplied with paint and put their thoughts down on paper. Everything from portraits to spaceships. We had interesting conversations and listened to great music. I hope it inspired some of the students to keep creating
October 24, 2010
The Woodstock Animal Sanctuary found my Brigid cow drawing on Etsy and asked if they could use it for some of their marketing materials. After checking out their website and reading the stories of the animals they help, I immediately said yes. They sent me a design for a t-shirt featuring Brigid and soon after, wonderful, comfortable high-quality shirts. I am proud Brigid is helping such a worthy cause. Woman's and Men's shirts are available in the store on their website.
August 01, 2010
I am honored that 2 of my paintings were chosen for the 2010 Boise Art Museum Triennial. The show will run September 4 - December 5th with a reception on September 17th.
The 2 works chosen were completed during my time as an Artist in Residence in the 8th Street AiR program. The works are "I’m mostly unreal as I unzip the isotope to reveal my shield" and "If: light looking oil Then: head below Then: It’s not very scares me as before". View them here.
July 18, 2010
A selection of my work will be shown at the Basement Gallery from July 24 until September 4. The main gallery will feature works by Seattle-based artist Ego. Join us for an opening on the First Friday of August, the 5th from 6-9pm. For more information visit their Web site http://www.basementgalleryboise.com/
May 10, 2010
Some of our Saint series was published in the literary journal 1913 a journal of forms, Issue #4 Spring 2010. It is an honor to be published in such a respected journal. Visit http://www.journal1913.org/.
December 05, 2009
Inspired by Sunset Rubdown and things I got in the mail. I have posted three of these drawings and collages in my Etsy shop.
October 24, 2009
Some drawings of bird feet for a short story entitled "Clearcutting" by April Wolfe.
September 06, 2009
I am participating again in BOSCO's (Boise Open Studios Collective Organization) Open Studios Weekend. This year there is a reception at the Linen Building on September 11 at 6 pm. Read more about that here. There is also be an opening at the Boise Art Museum on October 1st at 5 pm. My studio will be open on Sunday, October 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. More info to come!
August 25, 2009
Just started doing some new drawings based on Eadweard Muybridge's photographs of animals in motion.
March 01, 2009
Channel 2 did a little news story on the Artist in Residency program. Some good shots of the studio.
February 18, 2009
My drawing, Ark St. Boise, is featured this week on the cover of the Boise Weekly this week.
All hail the Boise Weekly! Keep up the good work.
February 15, 2009
Just a few shots of some new work. Things are a little blurry, I think a new camera is in our future. I'm starting to make a real mess of things. Pretty fun.
February 12, 2009
Just a quick sampling from open studio night. Looks empty, but there was a lot of people there earlier. This is the after "party." Adrian did poems on demand for guests.