The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery - Fine Artist

The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

Black Hawk, SD - United States








The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

Black Hawk, SD - United States

The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery - Fine Artist

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About The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

ATTENTION: For all of 2015 100% of the profits from the Avonelle Kelsey Gallery print sales will automatically be donated to Hundehilfe Thailand. Hundehilfe's street dog sterilization program spays dogs for free in the costal communities of Southern Thailand in and around the community of Bang Saphan. Their work prevents the birth and suffering or thousands of homeless dogs every year. This fundraiser includes sales of art prints, phone cases, pillow covers, cards... All print sales of all Avonelle's artwork from this site!

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

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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Drizzled by Avonelle Kelsey


Cliff Dwellers by Avonelle Kelsey


Tattooed Man by Avonelle Kelsey


Genes by Avonelle Kelsey


The Unknown Story by Avonelle Kelsey


Civilization by Avonelle Kelsey


The Sunflower Bouquet by Avonelle Kelsey


Spanish Dancer by Avonelle Kelsey


A Nap by the Lily Pond by Avonelle Kelsey


The Voyeurs by Avonelle Kelsey


Nude Dressing by Avonelle Kelsey


River by Avonelle Kelsey


City Life Collage by Avonelle Kelsey


The Beauty of Form by Avonelle Kelsey


The Morning Field by Avonelle Kelsey


A Daisy a Day by Avonelle Kelsey


Appalachian Township by Avonelle Kelsey


The Crystal Vase by Avonelle Kelsey


The Acrylic Bouquet by Avonelle Kelsey


Sunflowers on a Windy Day by Avonelle Kelsey


Joys Intended by Avonelle Kelsey


Dimensions by Avonelle Kelsey


Freedom by Avonelle Kelsey


Woman of the Whispering Wind by Avonelle Kelsey

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