ArtPop Street Gallery in Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday March 15, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is proud to partner with Lamar and the Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art campaign to present the first annual ArtPop street gallery. ArtPop Cbus will shine the spotlight on Columbus’ talented artists by placing their work on available billboards throughout Franklin County.

Five artists were selected from 33 applications: David Butler, Cody F. Miller, Kate Morgan, Stephanie Rond and Carol Stewart. See their work at

The ArtPop Cbus selection committee was comprised of representatives from the Arts Council, ArtPop, Lamar and two at-large community members. The winning artists’ work will be installed in mid-April and displayed on print billboards owned and managed by Lamar throughout Franklin County, changing locations as space becomes available.

ArtPop is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with local arts councils and media companies to promote artists, give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. Currently, ArtPop is on the streets of 14 cities nationwide. Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop. For more information, visit

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

The Columbus Makes Art campaign is a city-wide, collaborative marketing effort designed to highlight the incredible talent of central Ohio artists.

Solo show - New Works at Marcia Evans Gallery - March 2017

31 new pieces from Kate will be on display for the month of March at Marcia Evans Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.  Opening reception is Friday, March 3rd 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 11-5 Tuesday - Saturday & occasional Sundays or by appointment. Work displayed is a continuation of mixed media style incorporating additive & subtractive methods in combinations of drawing, painting & collage. The feminine form is still the dominant subject, though there are a few surprises in this show: a man with a birds nest in his beard for example.  Materials for collage include pre-1800 papers, which offer their own magic & mystery--but combined with the mysteriously familiar & unfamiliar characters, new levels of intrigue are achieved. These works offer multiple levels of captivation from a few inches away to a room away. The layering & use of materials is as always a pleasant surprise. All artwork for this show was created from September 2016 - February 2017. For more information, please contact the artist via the website.

"Illusionist" ©2017 Kate Morgan

"Illusionist" ©2017 Kate Morgan

"Break" ©2017 Kate Morgan

"Break" ©2017 Kate Morgan

Great Wine, Great Art.

This is the review the Columbus Dispatch did of the wine about a month or so ago.  As some of you may already know, I was asked to have one of my pieces used as the wine label a few years ago--everyone asked me what the wine was like (I'm a whiskey girl)! So here is lingo that all of my wine loving friends can understand! It makes a great gift (I don't make any money from it, so you'll also need a Kate Morgan piece of art to go with it when you gift it) :)

Wine Review: 2013 La Rousse Languedoc Malbec

Availability: the Andersons near Sawmill Road; Giant Eagle (Sawmill Road, Lewis Center, New Albany, Powell and Westerville); Giant Eagle Market District (Grandview Yard and Kingsdale Shopping Center); Growl!; the Hills Market; House Wine; Pace-High Carryout; Terroir; the Twisted Vine; Weiland’s Market; the Wine Bistro (Columbus, Upper Arlington and Worthington); and Wine on High — and by the glass at Harvest Pizzeria and Zoe Cafe 

Aroma: a mix of fresh and dried fruits (plums, cherries) plus cane fruit 

Flavor: complex fruits with a grapy foundation and no mawkish aspects; long aftertaste 

Notes: Amid the flood of undistinguished malbec-based wines (mostly from South America), here is a standout — produced in southwestern France, where the grape originated. (Columbus artist Kate Morgan designed the label.) 

— Jon Christensen, Dispatch wine reviewer

Detroit Media Blitz!!!

Arts, Beats & Eats 2014 2nd Place Award covered by Fox 2 Detroit

Arts, Beats & Eats 2014 2nd Place Award covered by Fox 2 Detroits @roopraj

Arts, Beats & Eats 2014 2nd Place Award covered by Fox 2 Detroits @roopraj

Arts & Apples Festival, Rochester, MI

Arts & Apples Festival, Rochester, MI

Weather more forgiving on second day of Art & Apples Festival

Posted:  09/06/2014 2:04 PM

ROCHESTER >> Though the ground in Rochester was still soaked from Friday's storms, that didn't keep art lovers from flocking to Municipal Park for the 49th annual Art and Apples Festival.

The annual event runs through Sunday.

PHOTOS: 2014 Art & Apples Festival at Rochester Municipal Park

It was Columbus, Ohio-based artist Kate Morgan's first year at the annual festival, which is expected to draw more than 200,000 guests over the weekend.

Morgan got her start in mixed media and figural art six years ago and just recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of taking up her passion full-time. She said her work is inspired by fashion illustration, fashion photography - Morgan is a photographer herself as well - as well as art history, drawing cues from a number of different eras including German Expressionism and Renaissance art.

She said the show's reputation is what caused her to set up her booth --  Kate Morgan Image Design -- in Rochester this weekend.

"I have a lot of friends that have done the show and who have done well," she said. "(They) say it's a good art-supportive crowd."

She said that she noticed more people at the show Saturday morning than Friday night, when storms hit just before teardown.

She added that despite setbacks such as inclement weather at art festivals, she's happy with her choice to pursue her art as a career.

"Even last night with the rain and everything, it's scary because you might lose all your stuff," she said, "but it's stuff you like to make anyway. You can always make more. There are some people here who lost stuff already. But my worst day at this job is way better than my best days at any other job."

Greenville, N.C. craftsman Gopal Kapoor has set up his jewelry stall -- GK Handicraft -- at the show for nearly 25 years and sang praise of the organizers and other artists.

"This is a good show for me," he said. "I like the people; the people who run the show run it well. It's a well-attended show with good quality of art."

He said the organizers of the show at Paint Creek Center for the Arts run a pretty tight ship, adding that vendors were well-prepared in advance for the weekend's heat and following storm.

"Some shows, they don't tell you anything and the storms hit and you lose your tents and stuff like that," he said. "It's chaos. Here they are so efficient. Everything goes so smoothly."

St. Claire Shores resident Sherri Ott-Rustoni and Oxford resident Ginger Hussong have been attending the show together for the past five years and have made it a yearly tradition.

"We make a girls weekend out of it," Ott-Rustoni said. "I stay at her place, we go out for a nice breakfast and make a nice weekend out of it. It's lovely. And the apples, though they've been kind skimpy with the apples this year."

Troy residents Marian and Bob Kender have attended the show for about 10 years and enjoy the variety of art vendors each new year brings.

"It's nice to be outside and to see the artists and be out in this nice weather and enjoying everyone," Marian said. "That's why we come every year. We have different (favorites), different years. Sometimes it's art, sometimes it's jewelry, sometimes it's children's books."

The event, which features nearly 300 artists and is ranked among the nation's best art festivals, is expected to attract upwards of 200,000 visitors over the weekend.


Art & Wine: A Perfect Combination

La Rousse (Malbec) has chosen one of my images for their new wine label and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results! I've been told it will be available in late August in the Central Ohio region at: Tasi Cafe, The Refectory and the Upper Arlington Giant Eagle Market District to start. 

This is a wonderful example of how unusual partnerships are formed at the Columbus Idea Foundry! Another Studio resident, Patrick Allen was pursuing his own winemaking project via his sources in France. Low and behold things came together and he needed an intriguing image for his new endeavor. He decided on the bold red woman "Francesca" to adorn his bottled harvest. 

My First Show!

Getting ready for what is shaping up to be a super busy spring & summer. Going over pictures for the new website & remembering when I first started! My booth has come a looooong way. 

INDEPENDENTS DAY FESTIVAL, Columbus, OH. This was the first "real" booth I had. The tent was a rental, the lighting was borrowed from my back porch and the "walls" were a genius collaboration of lack of cash & ingenuity. Yes, they are 2x4's painted white zip-tied to the tent with cinder blocks at the bottom. 

INDEPENDENTS DAY FESTIVAL, Columbus, OH. This was the first "real" booth I had. The tent was a rental, the lighting was borrowed from my back porch and the "walls" were a genius collaboration of lack of cash & ingenuity. Yes, they are 2x4's painted white zip-tied to the tent with cinder blocks at the bottom. 

This was the 2013 COLUMBUS ART FESTIVAL in Columbus, OH. Photo Copyright & courtesy: Andy Spessard  

This was the 2013 COLUMBUS ART FESTIVAL in Columbus, OH. Photo Copyright & courtesy: Andy Spessard

New! Greeting Cards

Now available! In my etsy shop are card packs in sets of 12. I've created 2 sets, one with bright & vivid colors while the other has a much softer, neutral palette.