I was interviewed this past July, shortly before my meet and greet at Modern Bungalow this summer. It was a great opportunity for their customers and individuals who collect my work to get to know a little bit more about me. I hope you take time to read and enjoy my interview with Modern Bungalow.
I have been busy working to complete my next painting. I am trying to get it finished in time for my upcoming show, but only time will tell if I make it in time. I still have a ways to go, but it is coming along really well. This will be the fourth of 4 paintings in my Yosemite Park series. When completed, it will be available in four sizes.
Listening to customer interest and looking at unique layouts and compositions, I decided to offer my customers a triptych composition that showcases one of my favorite locations in California, Yosemite National Park. My new triptych layout features Stunning Liberty Cap, Radiant Yosemite Valley and Serene Half Dome.
After receiving inquiries from customers and retailers, it became obvious that there was a desire for more framing options to fit my customer's unique needs. Subsequently, I am now offering my quad prints with the option of either the horizontal or the NEW vertical layout. You can now choose Illustrious Seasonal Splendor or Diverse California Expanse in either configuration. I hope you will be able to find a frame layout that fits your special location.
After nearly four months of planning, designing, photographing and editing I am excited to announce that I have completed my first video. The idea of creating this movie began with a very good friend of mine repeatedly stating that we should make a video to capture the process of creating my paintings. After I finally agreed to the idea, Jonathon and I began talking about the concept which eventually morphed into an introductory video, showing the evolution from my early years to where I am now. I am so grateful and thankful for all of Jonathon’s time and efforts! Good friends are a true blessing in life. You can watch my video on my About page. I also now have a new Keith Rust Illustration YouTube page. I hope you enjoy!
I am so thrilled to announce that I have been invited to exhibit at the 32nd National Arts & Crafts Conference this coming February in Asheville, North Carolina. This conference is recognized for its dedication to the education of the Arts & Crafts. Each February Bruce Johnson assembles the foremost authors, publishers, dealers and craftspersons from across the country. The conference has set the standard by which all other Arts & Crafts events are measured. The three-day event includes lectures, small group discussions, special exhibitions, an antiques show and a contemporary crafts show, all devoted to the Arts and Crafts period.
Please join me on February 15-17, 2019 at the Contemporary Crafts Show where you will be able to see my work in person. The show is being held at the historic Grove Park Inn (290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC).
Friday, February 15, 2019 — 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 — 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 — 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
I enjoyed a fantastic day at the Bungalow Heaven Arts & Crafts Walk this weekend and was fortunate to met so many wonderful people from the neighborhood. The neighborhood association celebrated their inaugural open house walk through Bungalow Heaven. Neighbors were invited to walk around visiting local artists and crafters who were displaying their work in their studios and yards during the afternoon. I was fortunate to share a porch with Sarah of Sassafrass Pottery. Thank you to everyone who came out to see my work!
“Our six Keith Rust paintings are on four different walls in our home, and we look into them every day. I say look 'into' them because that is the feeling we get that we can just reach in and touch the trees, water, and feel the air of our beloved California, especially Yosemite. We are so anxious for Keith's 'Phenominal Fiery El Capitan', and actually found a spot for it, right next to 'Stunning Liberty Cap'. Thank you Keith, what a gift you have given all of us!"
- Mary and Bob L., present and future customers
Thank you for your sincere enjoyment of my work. I am honored that you have chosen so many pieces to display throughout your beautiful home. I greatly appreciate that you have allowed us to see some of your collection. I hope to have my next painting completed shortly after the end of the year.
A little while back I was interviewed by the City of Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, which is an advisory body to the Burbank City Council. They send out a newsletter to the community featuring a brief local artist interview, accompanied by a photo of the artist and the artist's work. The purpose of this is to use storytelling to build connections among community members, and in doing so raise awareness of artists and their work here in Burbank and the LA area.
You can check out the July 18-31 newsletter by clicking here. Or, you can see the interview int the Artist Spotlight section of their website by clicking here. You may have to scroll down a little bit.
I had a very successful show this past weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center. I was very fortunate to meet so many wonderful people from all over the US and enjoyed some great stories and conversations. My booth was fairly packed all day with a constant stream of visitors and was also blessed with a lot of terrific people taking home my artwork. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support my show! I really appreciate you taking the time to be there and see my work in person.