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Kelly Skeen

With a background in the gallery world in sales, marketing and management, Kelly Skeen ( is now an arts marketer and writer for galleries and artists in Santa Fe and Park City. She also regularly writes for local and national arts publications including travel writing for American Art Collector Magazine.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Art That Awakens: Kimball’s “Alas, Alack” is a Visually Stimulating Installation with an Intelligent, Meaningful Message

 “Reader, this is a record of loss and abundance. Let me be clear – what is vulnerable has potential for change. Reader, as this is consequential, so let us be systematic.” So opens an excision poem by Devon Wootten, whose text overlays Nicole Pietrantoni’s commanding, cascading digital landscapes […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Anna Betbeze’s Primal Wool-Rug Abstractions Saturate the Senses at UMOCA

 Anna Betbeze’s hide-like abstractions in Dark Sun cling to UMOCA’s gallery walls, sagging slightly as they loom over the viewer with a deranged, yet mysteriously beautiful presence. Betbeze’s irregular painting surfaces are wool rugs that the artist burns, tatters and douses with ink and industrial acid-dyes. Vibrant colors […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Analytical Aesthetics: Jylian Gustlin’s Entropy brings a good dose of STEM to Gallery MAR

The complexity and depth of Jylian Gustlin’s paintings are the true intersection of science and art. Entropy, the Bay Area painter’s current exhibition at Gallery Mar in Park City, is a vision of calculated beauty that results from infusing technology, mathematical theory and creative expression into a body […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths and Fables

Now on display in Park City, Epics, Myths and Fables transforms Meyer Gallery’s mezzanine into a vision of three-dimensional folklore fantasy. Forty ceramic sculptures emit the curious intellect and imagination of their creators, who range from mid-career to established artists from all over the country. Not only does […]