Kate Masterson Paintings
Upcoming Shows
April - May 2014 - Eagle Performing Arts Center,1125 E State St, Eagle, ID 83616
IMPACT: The Legacy of Jane Wilson, Art Educator
Recognizing the impact that Jane Wilson made on the lives of her students during her 33 years of teaching, this group exhibition features Jane's paintings and ceramics beside the diverse art work of many of her past students. The exhibition, which was coordinated by former students, will be on display from Sept.7, 2012- October 7, 2012 at the Boise State Student Union building. You can see the collection on this BLOG, created by Shawna Hanel. I was a student of Jane's at Bishop Kelly High School from 1997-2001. Her passion for the visual arts was infectious and she created an engaging environment to learn in.
IDAHO'S BOUNTY ART AUCTION AT BRICOLAGE
First Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6-9pm
This year I was commissioned by Idaho's Bounty, along with 11 other Idaho artists, to depict 12 foods grown in Idaho. The original artwork from this project will be sold by silent auction on Facebook, with bidding ending on First Thursday (November 1) and on display at Bricolage for the month of November. 2013 calendars featuring the Healthy Dozen artwork will be available just in time for the holidays, and will be sold at Bricolage and on idahosbounty.org. The proceeds will go toward promotion of Idaho Food, in partnership with the Treasure Valley Food Coalition.


INTERVIEW for City of Boise, Arts & History Blog
Toward the end of my 2012 Artist Residency in downtown Boise, I was interviewed by Erin Cecil for the Boise Department of Arts & History. We discussed the collaborative process between my sister, Sarah Masterson, and myself.
http://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/blog/
2012 8th Street AiR Program
This March-September I will be sharing a studio workspace along with my sister Sarah Masterson, Cassandra Schiffler, & Terry Burkes. You can find us on the second floor of the Northrup Building on 8th Street in downtown Boise.

Together, Sarah and I will explore themes of home and memory. We intend to draw upon our varied artistic interests to create a dynamic representation of the often cloudy and emotional nature of shared nostalgia.
LINEN DISTRICT PUBLIC ART COMISSION
I was one of three artists selected to complete a public art piece for the LINEN DISTRICT to be displayed on Grove street in Boise, Idaho. The works created will be installed onto a metal fence which runs parallel to the street between The Linen Building and the John Carpenter's Flowers and neighboring Big City Coffee. Each artist's work will be on rotation at the site for four months, after which the Capital City Development Corporation will choose to install the pieces at another venue or continue the rotation. My commissioned work will be a four-panel series of paintings depicting the liveliness of Boise's downtown, particularly in the Linen District. It will be installed August 1, 2010.
8th Street AiR Program
For the months of December, January, and February I will be an Artist in Residence at the Mercantile Building, also known as the 8th Street Marketplace in Downtown Boise. I was given a working studio which I will have open each First Thursday of the month in addition to other evening and weekend hours. I intend to create three large scale figurative paintings exploring the tangible and intangible in relation to the human experience.
Boise Weekly writer Tara Morgan mentions me and the other artists HERE
Please come to visit at one of the upcoming First Thursdays, or you may contact me to schedule an appointment. Learn about the 8th Street AiR Program HERE
ART BIKE 2009
The Boise Bicycle Project approached me and several other local artists to create an Art Bike to be auctioned at a benefit this summer! I was given a primed frame and told to "have fun". I spray-painted a nice peachy undercoat and went to work hand cutting gold decals to climb over the frame like filigree. Thanks to the hard work of Amanda and Brian Anderson who put the bike back together, making it a fully functional bicycle! The bike turned out to be a beauty, and had a good healthy bidding war at the auction. Here is the BoiseWeekly write-up: http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/art-bik
MODERN ART
I was asked to participate in The Modern Hotel's "Modern Art" show for the First Thursday of May 2008 and 2009. For this unique event, each artist occupies a hotel room for one night to present their work to the public.

My paintings were displayed against the hotel room furniture, seated in a chair, or on the bed; one could be observed through the glass of the shower door. The stream of people did not slow down from 5-11pm. Though expectations for this event were high, they were exceeded. Hundreds of people turned out and packed in to the petite and grand rooms of the hotel to witness installations and performances by dancers, painters, actors, musicians, photographers, crafters, ceramists, and illusionists.

Though I will not be participating in 2010, I certainly look forward to this event. Please view this wonderful sample of what the Modern Art night promises... you may happen to see me in mix. ModernArt