Artist Cathey Miller’s work to be featured on ABC’S “Good Christian Belles”

Last month, Cathey Miller had a stellar showing at the Webb Art Gallery in Waxahachie. Her fun with colors and very lesbian themes never fail to delight and impress. I was fortunate to catch it on its last day. Whew! The truth is, I’m a fan of her work and excited to see her notices when a show is coming up.

But I was particularly taken aback by today’s newsletter. First, she mentions she’ll have work priced to sell at Saturday’s For The Love of Artists event at Kettle Art.

And then, as if she’s only sneaking in the info, I read this:

Be on the lookout for my 7′ tall painting of Annie Pott’s character in the premiere of “GCB” on ABC this Sunday at 9 p.m. She’s wearing a red dress, and is posing with her two dobermans. Campy good fun!

I had to look at it again, just to be sure I read it right. Cathey Miller’s work was going to be on Good Christian Belles? And to be doubly sure, I emailed her with the simple question, “How did that happen?”

“Haha. Yeah, I got the call to bid on this from a production designer at ABC last year. I painted big oil derrick paintings for the Lone Star pilot for Fox the year before so I was on their radar,” she replied. “They wanted a giant portrait in this insane turnaround time, like in 10 days, from our first meeting to dropping it at the framer. I did this in March 2011 and [GCB] was supposed to go on that fall, but they held it, I think, to piggyback on the last season of Desperate Housewives. I have a process pictures album up on Facebook fan page.”

Her painting depicts Annie Potts’ character Gigi Stopper. Set in Dallas, the series is based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin and premieres March 4 on ABC at 9 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez

Holiday Presence visual art show at Kettle Art

Deck the halls

Not only is Kettle Art celebrating its anniversary, it also rings in the holidays with its seventh annual gift exhibition, Holiday Presence. Most every piece of art in the show is priced under $200 and all are by local artists. What’s better — the show changes as pieces are sold. New works fill in the blanks keeping the exhibit fresh and the gift ideas inspiring. And don’t feel guilty if you decide to keep the art for yourself. We all have good intentions of gifting it, but in the end, it just looks better on our own walls.

DEETS: Kettle Art, 2714 Elm St. 7 p.m. Through Dec. 24. KettleArt.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Robb Conover opens new Pop (exploration) art show at Kettle Art in Deep Ellum

Tonight, queer artist Robb Conover makes a colorful statement with the opening of Sweet Bullets, the exhibit he curated for Kettle Art. The show features local artists Corey Godfrey, Dan Colcer, Daniel Birdsong, Tony Reans, Nix Johnson and Conover himself. Your likely to see a whole lot of bold colors, but he tells Kettle Art’s blog that it’s not just a Pop art show. From Kettle Art:

“We wanted a Pop edge without the show being completely POP. So, the name “Sweet Bullets” was coined by Corey. To me, its art that is fun and intense; as fast as a bullet traveling across the room and just as peaceful and sweet at the same time. We wanted to give Kettle-ites a new feeling of adventure after leaving the show. We want the audience to experience a journey that the walls at Kettle have never seen.”

Read more of what Conover tells Kettle here and see some of the works that will be on display through Dec. 10.Kettle Art is located at 2714 Elm St. The opening starts at 7 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez

‘Eye Tunes’ exhibit winds down at Kettle Art

When music and art collide, it’s a good thing

There are two  days left to catch Eye Tunes which takes the art show to a different level. In this exhibit, original art is created by local musicians. Not only do these guys and gals give good aural, their talents extend to visual work as well. Kinda gives you something to think about, huh?

DEETS: Kettle Art, 2714 Elm St. Through Saturday. Free. KettleArt.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Conover cranks out new work for 'Stilettos and Candy,' which wraps up Saturday at Kettle Art

One of Conover’s pieces on exhibit — but not for much longer.

In last week’s Voice, we listed local artist Robb Conover’s show, “Stilettos and Candy,” in our calendar. The show is currently on exhibit at Kettle Art. Kettle owner Frank Campagna texted me yesterday that Conover has busted out seven new pieces just for this show alone. “Stilettos” already has 17 of his original artwork.

They were hanging the newest pieces up just last night, but the show is almost over. The exhibit ends Saturday and if you miss out, that would mean no stilettos and candy for you.

—  Rich Lopez