Join us for the Pontil & Paintbrush 2016 Open House!

Come join me for fun, friendship, and ART at the Pontil and Paintbrush open house on Saturday, November 12, from 10 am to 2 pm, in San Antonio, Texas. 

You can see some of my latest paintings, and enjoy glorious hand-blown glass pieces from my gracious host, friend and fellow artist Carl Covert. You can see more of his work at

Please feel free to share the invite with your friends. Hope to see you there!

The Photographer is one of the Artist’s Best Friends

I couldn’t resist sneaking in a few surreptitious shots of the Photographer during a recent photo shoot of my paintings. Don’t tell Wayne Kondoff.  

I’m always thrilled to get to this stage in the painting process. Putting the paintbrush down for the last time after completing a painting is just the beginning. 

What do you mean? Aren’t you done with the painting then? Not even. The after-painting party is just beginning.  First, there are many fussy things I do afterwards to ensure I am one with my painting and my painting is at one with me. This fussy part can take days to months. But this post is not about my funny artist rituals.  

I follow up with my “official” post-painting checklist, which, at last count, contains around 16 steps. And one of those steps involves getting a high quality, high-resolution photograph of the painting. While I can photograph my artwork in a pinch, I prefer to have professional images taken. 

And this is where the Photographer comes in. I’m convinced he/she is one of your best friends in the artistic process. There is something quite thrilling about seeing a well-taken photograph of your painting that faithfully represents the original, and knowing you are about to bare your soul and share your creation online.

Exhibiting at Artists With a Mission (AWAM) - October 2015

Kat Gambs, visionary founder and coordinator of Artists With A Mission (AWAM), will be hosting a group exhibit during October 2015 at the AWAM space in the 2nd Floor Gallery at 1100 Broadway in San Antonio, Texas. Many works on display, including yours truly. Don't miss this exhibit. Hope to see you there!

Exhibit Opening

Work by Jim Borgo, Trish Borgo, Jesus Fonseca, Kat Gambs, Keziah Hernandez, Laurie Stallman, and Susan Velzy.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 pm
1100 Broadway
2nd Floor Gallery
Entrance on Jones
San Antonio, Texas 78215

Kat Gambs is an accomplished artist, photographer, and self-described "radical recycler." Learn more about Kat and her many missions at

                 Photo credit: Kat Gambs

                Photo credit: Kat Gambs

Artwork on exhibit at AWAM by Laurie Stallman. The artist has designated animal rescue and family violence prevention programs to benefit from a percentage of sales.