writer artist musician

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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 

                 Simmons Gallery

Apr Music: Lighthouse Cafe

                Mind's Eye

                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.