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Surrender to Pink

Friday, March 27th, 2009

kimpink2An article in the NY Times says pink is the new color in the recession


Friday, March 27th, 2009

Send something for the art car Peace Expedition. The Peace Offerings will be displayed with the car at parades etc. Make something under 12 x 12 x 12. If three d and a box or container would be nice too. Send to Kim Ritter
18727 Point Lookout Dr, Houston TX 77058 by April 30th. The work will not be returned but become of the Peace Expedition Collection. I don’t have funds or the time to return them. If at some point I decommission the car, I will donate the work to a good cause. I would like a photo release saying I can photograph the work because the artist will still retain copyright.

This is fun from

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


Susie Monday showed it too me on facebook

It used words from my blog

Death is Not a Joyride wins @ Austin Music Awards

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

KC’s band won Best Experimental Band, 2nd place Goth and 4th place none of the above

They are playing at Wave  at 9pm on 6th St tonight at SXSW

New 2d sizes for Peace Offerings

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I decided anything under 12″ x 12″ will work. So make an inchie, fat inchie, ATC, postcard or any other small size you like

Here is all the info

It is my firm belief that art can act as a bridge towards world peace

Peace Expedition’s First Trunk Show
“Peace Offerings”

Call for Submissions from Around the Globe for Theme “Peace Expedition”

Currently I am creating a new art car called the Peace Expedition. An integral part of my mission is to showcase small format 2d and 3d artwork in a Trunk Show entitled “Peace Offerings”.
This interactive/collaborative exhibition will be on display in and around the Peace Expedition at Art Car Events like the
Houston Art Car Parade which attracts 200,000 viewers every year.

My mission is to promote the cause of world peace by showcasing art from around the world.

Artwork must fit the theme of “The Peace Expedition” and have some connection to one or both of the themes of ‘Peace’ and ‘Expedition’.  Exploration of the theme is encouraged. This can be your personal statement about your journey towards peace or the bumps along the way, it may be a political statement about your country’s/ region’s/city’s or village’s journey to peace. If abstract, the work should still have some connection to the themes of “Peace” or “Expedition”

Artwork will be displayed in various ways that fit the theme of “The Peace Expedition”.  These display options will showcase the art. Some may be used to decorate the car inside and out, put on or in suitcases and trunks, assembled into scrapbooks, diaries, collected in cigar boxes or in small trunks. Ritter would like to get something from every state and every country.


ANY SIZE 12 x 12 or UNDER

Some suggested sizes:

Inchie 1×1″
Fat Inchie 1.5 x 1.5″ 
Atc size 2.5 x 3.5″ 
Postcard Size 4”x6” (10 cm x 15 cm) or
3”x3” (7.5 cm x 7.5cm) or
4”x4” (10 cm x 10 cm) or
12” x 12” (30 cm x 30 cm)

Label your work on the back with YOUR NAME, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY, AND TITLE OF THE WORK…. be creative if you wish
Sign your work on the front if possible

3D Sizes:
Work should fit into a MATCHBOOK or MATCHBOX or CIGAR BOX of your own choosing.
Choose the matchbook/matchbox/cigar box of your choice. You may decorate the matchbook/cigar box with 2d work if you wish to match what you put inside.
Label your work on the bottom with YOUR NAME, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY, AND TITLE OF THE WORK…. be creative if you wish
Sign your work on the front if possible

Ship to :
Kim Ritter
18727 Point Lookout Dr
Houston TX 77058

Please share this call with your artist friends around the world. Provide them with a translation if needed (and send me a copy of the translation for others who speak the same language. Email to

International participants: Make sure that the shipping option avoids duties or custom fees as there is no budget for that. Insuring the work will most likely increase the likelihood of added customs fees or duties.


Peace Expedition First Steamer Trunk Show Entry


How does your entry relate to the themes of peace or expedition?

Artists release:
I _____________________________________________(print) give Kim Ritter the right to photograph and publish the work in promotion of the Peace Expedition. I understand my work will not be returned but will remain in the Peace Expedition Art Collection. The individual artists retain their copyrights to the individual works while Kim Ritter retains copyright for the collaborative art car called The Peace Expedition and the collections/collaborations that result in the combining of the individual art into scrapbooks, trunks and boxes and other ways of displaying the collections. I have read and agree to the guidelines listed in the call for submissions.

Signature                        Date

These little treasures will be displayed on and in the car and in trunks and other boxes.

Whenever the Peace Expedition is on display, people will be able to explore the art in the Steamer Trunk. The exhibition “Peace Offerings” or parts of the exhibition and collection may also be displayed at other events/exhibitions.

Because of the interactive nature of the exhibition, Ritter will not be able to return your work.
All work becomes part of the “Peace Expedition Art Collection”. Add it to your Collections category on your CV or resume.

The deadline for delivery of work is March 30th but I am accepting artwork now.

A Snowball’s Chance

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

A Snowball's Chance

A quilt about global warming

Artist in Residence and Driving an Art Car

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Another fringe benefit!
Every day I drive the art car, I see smiles generated! I mean it, people off to work and thinking about work or off to get the kids to school, and they see the car and they SMILE!
Every day at the HCCC, I see the same phenomenon when people peer in to see the art and wondering if they will get it or just feel like fools?
Then I see GRINS!
Loving every moment of it.

Artist in Residence

Saturday, February 7th, 2009


The Craft Center Garden

I am throughly enjoying my artist in residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The pic above is of the garden where they grow stuff that is used in craft making. 

One of the interesting things we get to do is take the docent training for new exhibitions when they change. The glass exhibition we have now is super and the training helped inform me about my own medium. The art quilt movement is about a decade behind the art glass and art pottery movements. So maybe in 10 years we will be as popular as glass is now <G>

38 Postcards!

Friday, February 6th, 2009

peace postcard #138 postcards in the mail for the Obama exchange. Here’s a sample

My New Focus Piece

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Skating on Thin Ice is the quilt I made for New Focus at the Coos Art Museum

Skating on Thin Ice