barn shoot

In August, I transformed my studio space, a barn, into a living space.  Each stable holds a room where you will find paintings and objects I have created.  In the main hall in the barn, additional nooks have been added.  I used the seasons as a loose framework for the color and textures employed while I looked to all four “corners” of the United States for stylistic inspiration.

All photos by Keith Morgan.

summer dining room, 2014

summer kitchen, 2014

More of this photo shoot here.





mayor edna jackson

Is Savannah the only town in America the world where one of its citizens can make a conceptual (& respectful) portrait of the mayor (Edna Branch Jackson), ask her to get with a program that began 100 years ago and absolutely no one says a word spoken, written or “shared”.

Here is the featured article replete with said plea to our leadership in the March/April issue of Savannah Magazine.



mayor edna jackson as art AND commerce, mixed media on somerset, 2014

anna wintour’s house

This Sandoz looks great in Anna Wintour’s Bellport house.  Just kidding about the last part.  I just learned how to make a texture map (How did I not know this was a practice?).

Find a great photo on the internet and place your work on or inside the file.  Fastidiously move and adjust pixels.  So fun.  Creative!

Make sure you give credit to the photographer and those publishing.

Thank you so much, Anna Wintour, World of Interiors (2010), Google, Pinterest and Jamie Bourgeois.

(waterway) stand virtually installed, photo credit: world of interiors

westobou festival art exhibit

I’m pleased to be included in the Westobou Festival exhibition CURRENTS curated by Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary.  All SCAD graduates, the artists’ works will fill in the interior and exterior of the old Academy of Richmond County building.  The Augusta, Georgia cultural festival offers events in film, dance, music, visual arts, theatre as well as a sponsored “Color Run”, lecture series and free ferris wheel rides.  An artist panel takes place on October 3rd at 3 p.m.  A reception for the exhibit begins the same day at 5 p.m. following by a concert with Amos Lee and others..

“Exploring themes of movement and place, visual artists katherine sandoz, Will Penny, Marcus Kenney, Tobia Makover, Melinda Borysevicz, Elizabeth Winnel and Michael Porten interpret and create through a variety of media and disciplines. The exhibition will include works that integrate different media, from figurative painting and sculpture to encaustic photographs to site-specific installations that include projection mapping and video.”

October 1 – October 5th at the old Academy of Richmond County in Augusta, Georgia.

October 3rd  Artist panel and reception beginning at 3 p.m

elizabeth winnel: read her lips

ArtInfo recently posted an article and slide show featuring painter and multi-disciplinary artist Elizabeth Winnel.  She discusses the conceptual underpinning and making of her series of “lips” as well as her involvement in the Laney Contemporary curated exhibit CURRENTS to take place at the Westobou Festival next week.

Winnel’s work on ArtInfo quickly went viral on their North American site.  The combination of her lush paintscapes and her no-nonsense discussion of her work leaves her name on everyone’s lips!

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Winnel


katherine sandoz for fornarina

This week during Milan Fashion Week, the Italian designer brand Fornarina features their “perfect shape” denim line at Coin on the  Piazza v. Giornate.  Fornarina perennially collaborates with visual artists for their fabrics and various events and installations.  My work is the latest to be installed.  I’m super thankful for the amazing staff at Fornarina (led by Catarina Aimone and Marco Bragaglia) who coordinated this project.

If you are in Milan, please stop in the street and take a photo!

image courtesy of Fornarina

wesley verhoeve

Everybody talks about Wesley Verhoeve and his way with the babies.  Well, he had his way with my entire family the other day.  He swiftly took Horace at “sir”.  Hambone, decidedly off the nipple and years out of diapers, called him “family” within an hour.  Even I, loathe to be anywhere but behind the camera, felt somewhat akin to these wee ones to whom Wesley is whisperer.

A traveling man who “dreams of the south”, he graciously and enthusiastically participated in every activity we offered. This included an unplanned “family” bloodletting on a barnacle encrusted dock ladder post river swim.

Best part?  Verhoeve truly does make “beautiful things” and writes assiduously about our people, place and time.

Check out his plan to charm the rest of the country.

wesley verhoeve, lane huerta, savannah, september 2014

Lane Huerta, principal and creative mastermind at lovelane designs.   Don’t miss Hambone’s sweet face on her great-looking site!

upcoming events

I’m super pleased to be showing at the following two events in my favorite state and original colony – Georgia!

Westobou Festival, Augusta, October 1 – 5, 2014.  I heard that Amos Lee feels he is super psyched to be working an event along with so many talented and hard-working SCAD-trained artists.

Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary curates this exhibition housed in the old Academy of Richmond County.  The south’s first high school of its kind and the fifth in the country, this stunner of a piece of architecture and history put me in a full swoon sight unseen. Sealed deal upon entry.  I will be showing paintings, fibers works and install a mixed media botanical piece.

The panel and reception for the visuals happens on October 3rd.  Amos plays after us.

And straight into the second week of October…

“tahoe hybrids” travels to SCAD Atlanta, October 6-December 19, 2014, reception and location TBD.