Kathy In Fall 2020

I’d love you to participate in some of my upcoming events!

7th Annual 5 Arts Outdoor Show, September 25 & 26 in Wynantskill

A fall arts and craft show! Outdoors, barn, open air, sheep, weaving, ceramics, goat milk soaps  I’ll have my hand printed scarves and bags for you or for gifting!

Art In Public Places show from Saratoga Arts

I was scheduled to show at the Saratoga Library in September, but the show is now virtual.

Our September series of Art in Public Places virtual shows will be on view through the end of the month. Throughout the duration of the exhibits we will be highlighting individual artists.

Today we are highlighting a piece which shows the raw beauty of Kathy Klompas’s photography and monotypes from her series titled, Organic Alchemy, Printmaking and Photography. You can view Kathy’s full online exhibit here => https://www.saratoga-arts.org/kathy-klompas/

Organic Alchemy – Feathers and Leaf
10″x13″ framed

Classes in Schuylerville and Clifton Park

On Wednesday, October 7: 10am – 1pm, I’ll  be teaching a workshop in Printing On Tote Bags.

Use simple mark-making techniques, gelli plate printing and stamping to design your own signature totebag. After creating a textured background , create your own foam stamps, or sample from the provided assortment, to further embellish your bag. All supplies provided, but consider bringing a sketchbook to test ideas and spread excess paint for later creating an art journal.

Saratoga Arts has registration located here

Open Studio in Cohoes

Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped facility in Cohoes designed to support print makers and other image creators in a collegial, collaborative environment.   Many have used our resources, including a Martech Etching Press, to complete their own projects, or have joined the studio to access a comfortable and supportive working environment.   We often offer classes on demand in subjects from scarf printing to clay printmaking, or encourage other teachers to use the facility for their own classes.

If you are interested, contact us at RaggedEdgePrintStudio.com

Work for Sale

My work is available at Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville, at Pause Gallery in Troy and in the Gallery Shop at Saratoga Arts.    I’ll also be showing at other locations closer to the holidays, so stay tuned!

Please be in touch!

If you would like to contact me, I’d love to hear from you.

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Organic Alchemy: Digital Sorcery with Images of Nature

I am showing new work this month at Vischer Ferry General Store, 

Reception Friday January 17, 2020 5p-7p

For years I have taken photographs along the bank of the Mohawk River, downstream of the former textile mills which reside below the Cohoes Falls.  My fascination was captured by tangles of fabric scraps  that have tumbled and weathered here over many decades .

Seasonally the character of the site changes as plants, bugs, old and new trash, etc,  interact with these webs.   Last  fall , as river levels dropped and the bank became wider, I took leave of the tangles to observe the  wet fallen foliage arranged in a border at the river’s former  edge.

In the past I have added my own mark to such images by layering on  texture and color through printmaking techniques.  This time,  with two of the leaf images I amplified the color and detail digitally, set up a pattern of mirror repeats, and had the results  commercially printed on fabric.   The larger images here are framed chiffon fabric, the smaller images are printed on paper.

This loops me back to my  love of textiles .  I have studied many fiberarts, including weaving in college. When I stand below the Harmony Mills I think of the history and  millworkers that toiled in this industry.  I myself have been part of this industry, my job at a large retailer being to unload and merchandise rods and rods of fashionable clothing  created by modern day millworkers around the world.   

Come and join me this spring!

Hello!  Happy Spring! 

I’ve had lots of opportunities to create this winter and now its time to get this art out in the world!  Would love to visit with you at one of these upcoming events.

Come and join me this spring!

Micropolis is pleased to announce our guest artist, printmaker Kathy Klompas! Our opening reception will be from 5-7pm on May 11th.

Please be sure to visit and see her wonderful work!

Makers Market at Arlene’s
Saturday, May 12th,
from 11am to 4pm. 

Looking to start a art collection but think you don’t have the budget? Want to give something unique for Mother’s Day presents?

Look no further than the Makers Markets at Arlene’s on Saturday, May 12th, from 11am to 4pm at Arlene’s Artist Materials. There will be 8 local artists and artisans selling their one of a kind work. Come experience what truly talented makers work in the Capital Region and take something special home while you are at it.

I’m looking forward to seeing you this spring.

Don’t forget that most every Tuesday is open studio and instruction at Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio.  We have a group of great artists who come together to support each other’s work, and there is still room for you.

Contact me for details

Fiber Action, Print Passion

“Fiber Action Print Passion,” featuring the work of Kathy Klompas of Clifton Park, is on display during the month of March at Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady.  Owner of Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio in Cohoes and a member of Oakroom Artists, Klompas creates bold and vibrant images using thickened dyes and elements of collage. Fiber artist and printmaker Peg Foley will also be represented.

The opening reception is Sunday, March 12 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at 1221 Wendell Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308  The gallery will be open Monday-Friday, 9a–4p,  March 1-27.

More information is available at RaggEdge.com 


10th Annual National Juried Exhibit of Printmaking

My piece Glass Shadows was selected for the 10th Annual National Juried Exhibit of Printmaking at Imago Gallery.

I am in very good company!

Glass Shadows Kathy Klompas


10th Annual National Juried Exhibit

on view

November 19 – December 6  |  2015
 – Artist Reception Friday November 20 –

At Imago Gallery | 36 Market Street | Warren | RI

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 4 – 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays Noon – 8 pm
Sundays 11 am – 3 pm
Tourist #1   by Annie Lee-Zimerle from OH
Crooked Creek    by Marissa Angel from TN
Printmaking Now

includes 55 prints by 46 artists from 19 different states.

The work in the exhibit represents a wide variety of
printmaking techniques including 
Dry Point Etching | Silkscreen | Solar Plate Etching
Monotypes | Linoleum | Woodcut | Lithography | Intaglio
Digital on Mylar | Aquatint
Juror Andrew Stein Raftery selected the prints from over 196 submissions by 71 artists from across the United States. A printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life and a professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, Raftery trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale. He has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years, publishing the portfolios Suit Shopping in 2002 and Open House in 2008. Both projects were exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York and were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum.
This national printmaking exhibit is one example of how IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts.
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