writer artist musician
Winner of 2015 Ruth Marcus Memorial Writing Scholarship, Humboldt Area Foundation, for Margaret to complete her manuscript, "Annie California." Completed September 2016, submitted for publication.
gallery & shop exhibits, music performances
northern California & beyond
Oct Art: Strawberry Rock Gallery (ongoing)
Sep Music: Stokes Hamer for Arts Arcata
Aug Art: Taste of Bim (through Sep)
Humboldt IPA (through mid-Oct)
Jul Art: Airbnb, Boston area (ongoing)
Jul Music: Trinidad Art Gallery
Jun Art: Redwood Art Association Gallery (through mid-Aug) solo show: "Are You Painting the Ocean?"
Coast Central Credit Union Gallery (through July)
May Art: Mary Rose Gallery, ongoing
May Music: La Poste
Apr Music: Lighthouse Cafe
Cornucopia for Arts Alive
Mar Music: Interview KHUM with Lyndsey Battle
CD Release Concert, Westhaven Center for the Arts
Sep Art: "Big Rock Creek," Blue Lake Studio: Mark C. Petri photographs & Kellermann poems
Sep Music: Humboldt Herbals, with Rick Park
Aug Music: Trinidad Art Gallery and Stokes Hamer with Rick Park
Jul Art: Redwood Art Association Gallery, group show: "Plein Air Artists"
Jul Music: Trinidad Fish Fest with Matt Brody
Jun "Art in the Garden," plein-air painting event with 22 artists
Jun Maclay Family Fishing Gallery, paintings (through Dec)
Jun Art: Blue Lake Studio, solo exhibit "A Lot of Blue Paint" during North Coast Open Studios
May Art: Ramone's Coffee House
Mar Art: Stokes Hamer
Mar Music: Trinidad Library
Mar Art: Redwood Art Association Gallery
Feb Art: Blue Lake Studio, solo exhibit, gallery opening
Nov Art & Music: Old Town Antique Lighting, solo exhibit
July-Sep Art: Strawberry Rock Gallery
May Art: Westhaven Center for the Arts, member show
Apr Art & Music: Joyful Healer, McKinleyville, 2-person show
Nov Music: Blessing of the Fleet, Trinidad
Nov Art: Willow & Rags
Oct Art & Music: Joyful Healer
Sep Music: CL Leathers
Interview with Margaret Kellermann
Owner & resident artist, Blue Lake Studio
What do you do?
Art, music, writing, art, music, writing; that's all I do. Well, I also lead workshops. But the workshops are focused on art, music and writing. So really it's just art, music and writing.
What kind of art?
For the past few years, I've been working on abstract seascapes in acrylic, because I can thin it to show layers or keep it thick to show texture. In early 2015 I opened Blue Lake Studio & Gallery in Blue Lake, California, to showcase the work of a featured guest artist along with my work each month. At the same time, I instigated Blue Lake Art Night, held every Second Saturday of the month, to encourage even more community spirit.
What kind of music?
Original Celtic folk. I write songs, sing and play guitar and some improv piano. I play well with others, though I also tend to run with scissors. (See "workshops in art," above.) With different bands, I've performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival and the Portland Folklife Festival. These days I play out an average of three times a month, during art nights, at coffeehouses, outdoor events, and other venues.
What kind of writing?
Well, that's a long story, but I'll keep it a short story. I've published six books, mostly poetry and nonfiction, all of it encouraging people to use their creative gifts. One of the books I wrote as Margaret D. Smith is A Holy Struggle: Unspoken thoughts of Hopkins (WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, 1994). Another is Journal Keeper (Eerdmans, 1992, 1994), a handbook on starting and keeping a journal.
Is that it?
Well, it keeps me busy. Also, I have 5 very young grandchildren I'm hoping will soon know they are already artists, musicians, or whatever they love to be.