The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery - Fine Artist

The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

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The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

Black Hawk, SD - United States

The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery - Fine Artist

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About The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery is a virtual studio featuring the paintings, sculptures and mixed media artwork of the late Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009).

UPDATE: As part of the effort to continue promoting Avonelle’s creative legacy as well as financing the keeping of her remaining artwork protected in climate controlled storage I am also offering a selection of her images on high quality, soft cotton shirts via Oarttee. Please browse and enjoy at: http://www.oarttee.com/tshirts?tshirtName=avonelle&fullname=

About Avonelle Kelsey
On November 22, 2009 Avonelle Kelsey lost her long-fought battle with breast cancer. At that time Avonelle was the owner of The Kelsey Art Gallery in Hot Springs, SD. As her final gift to the world, she left behind this 8,000 square foot gallery, which was packed full of her paintings, sculptures, collages and written works.

A graduate of Circleville High School in West Virginia., Avonelle attained BA and MA degrees in Art, Literature and Educational Psychology from BHSC in Spearfish, SD. During her divorce in 1973-74 Avonelle relocated to San Diego where she was a well-known artist, a published author, as well as an instructor of art, creative writing and sculpture for Mira Costa College, spending several decades in and around the Carlsbad/Oceanside community. She returned to The Black Hills of South Dakota upon her retirement, to live out her dream of owning an old sandstone building by the river in Hot Springs and painting her days away.

Avonelle (Avi) frequently designed sculptures and paintings to go together as sets. Often a written work, from a brief poem to a book or screenplay, was also part of these ‘sets.’ Characters inspired paintings, sculptures inspired poems… The wheels of creativity never stopped turning.

Over the years Avonelle had many galleries in California and South Dakota. Her work is in private homes and collections across North America and from Spain to Thailand. If you are looking for a specific piece from one of her past galleries, I am happy to try and locate it. I (her daughter Nola Lee kelsey) have stayed in touch with some of her collectors and maintain some record of which works are in various family members collections as well. However, please understand that I can still only account for a fraction of her life\\\'s work.

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Crystal Vase

The Crystal Vase

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Voyeurs

The Voyeurs

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Avonelle Kelsey - Nude Dressing

Nude Dressing

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Avonelle Kelsey - Cliff Dwellers

Cliff Dwellers

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Avonelle Kelsey - Tattooed Man

Tattooed Man

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Avonelle Kelsey - Genes

Genes

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Avonelle Kelsey - Spanish Dancer

Spanish Dancer

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Avonelle Kelsey - A Nap by the Lily Pond

A Nap by the Lily Pond

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Beauty of Form

The Beauty of Form

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Sunflower Bouquet

The Sunflower Bouquet

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Avonelle Kelsey - A Daisy a Day

A Daisy a Day

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Avonelle Kelsey - River

River

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Avonelle Kelsey - Drizzled

Drizzled

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Avonelle Kelsey - Avonelle

Avonelle's Fruit Bowl

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Avonelle Kelsey - City Life Collage

City Life Collage

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Morning Field

The Morning Field

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Avonelle Kelsey - Appalachian Township

Appalachian Township

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Avonelle Kelsey - Avonelle

Avonelle's World

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Acrylic Bouquet

The Acrylic Bouquet

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Avonelle Kelsey - Sunflowers on a Windy Day
Avonelle Kelsey - Joys Intended

Joys Intended

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Avonelle Kelsey - Dimensions

Dimensions

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Avonelle Kelsey - Freedom

Freedom

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Avonelle Kelsey - The Unknown Story

The Unknown Story

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