Monday, November 17, 2008

F.A.N. Gallery, First Friday

Photographs from Kate's opening reception at F.A.N. Gallery may seen here. The exhibition continues through 29 November 2008.

F.A.N. Gallery is located at 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106. Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6:00 P.M.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Review of "Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings" in Philadelphia City Paper

Lori Hill of Philadelphia City Paper chose Kate's show at F.A.N. Gallery as the top pick in her "First Friday Hit List" and wrote a nice review, which reads in part:

Kate Kern Mundie's perspective on urban life is certainly beautiful to witness, especially considering her recent shift in work habits. Mundie always considered herself a plein air painter, taking herself and her canvas outside and getting those perfect in-the-moment flashes of light and shadow. However, personal concerns (including a newborn son) have forced Mundie to pack up her easel and take it inside most of the time. While this initially frustrated her, she has learned to simply shift her artistic focus...

You can read the entire review here.

Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings opens on Friday, November 7th and runs through November 29th. F.A.N. Gallery is located at 221 Arch Street in Old City, Philadelphia. You can see a preview of the show here.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


This autumn, Kate will have her first major solo exhibition in a commercial gallery when Philadelphia's F.A.N. Gallery presents KATE KERN MUNDIE: RECENT PAINTINGS, from 7 to 29 November 2008. The show will feature more than two dozen new paintings from locations in Philadelphia, Washington DC, St. Louis, London, Paris and Amsterdam.

In describing the appeal of Kate's work, Fraidoon Al-Nakib, founder and owner of F.A.N. Gallery, says, “Kate Mundie's paintings express a love of the city of Philadelphia and its quality of light and architecture. Philadelphia's buildings reflect their roots in European architecture, some of which Kate has recently explored and displays here beside their American cousins. Her use of rich, juicy color wonderfully depicts light and shadow, making the viewer aware of the visual elements in the city that are often overlooked. Kate Mundie's paintings,” says Mr. Al-Nakib, “help the viewer see what is so wonderful about the city.”

An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. F.A.N. Gallery is located at 221 Arch Street in Philadelphia PA. For exhibition hours and information, please visit


Friday, October 3, 2008

Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art

This weekend, you can pick up some great art bargains (including pieces by Jim and Kate Mundie) at Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, the third biennial invitational exhibition and sale of original art to benefit Fleisher's education and exhibition programs.

Dear Fleisher 2008 features original art in postcard size (4 x 6 inches) in a range of media. In keeping with Fleisher's mission of access for all, each piece is priced at $50.00 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis — with no presales. Each postcard is signed on the back, keeping the artist's identity a surprise until after the sale and allowing viewers the pleasure of focusing on the strength of the work itself.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 350 artists donating nearly 700 original works of art. I did get a bit of a peek at the work yesterday (though not the identities of the artists) and I can say that it's quite an impressive selection of artwork this year.

The melee begins at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 5th - but hundreds of people start lining up to get in long before that because it's a first-come-first-served kind of affair. Image the midnight release of a new Harry Potter book, but with art.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Father and Son

A lovely portrait photo montage of Jim and Declan taken by friend Christopher Archer in July. Declan would have been nearly 3 months old at the time.

Friday, May 23, 2008

"Inside/Outside" at Station Gallery in June 2008

James and Kate Mundie will be exhibiting together for the first time in an exhibition called Inside/Outside: Kate Kern Mundie and James G. Mundie at The Station Gallery, 6 to 28 June 2008.

As befits the title, Kate will present recent interior paintings and Jim will be showing landscape paintings, drawings and prints. There will be an opening reception on Friday, 6 June 2008 from 5:00–8:00 PM.

The Station Gallery is located at 3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville DE 19807.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's a boy!

Jim and Kate Mundie are pleased to announce that our son Declan Fergus Mundie was born at Pennsylvania Hospital on Thursday, 17 April 2008. Declan clocked in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and 21 inches long.

Mom and baby are both home now and doing well. So far, Declan seems to be a good natured baby, and hardly fussy at all — a trend we hope continues until he is 25.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Nicola Black Design incorporates James Mundie photograph into new Dr. Sketchy's promo poster

James Mundie is pleased that one of his photos of the Philthy Britches' own Violet Temper was used by Nicola Black Design to promote the latest installment of Dr. Sketchy's Philadelphia — which will feature Violet and three other dangerous divas from the Philly Roller Girls on the model stand.

Tickets for the 18 April 2008 event can be purchased now through BrownPaper Tickets.

To see more roller derby action, check out James' pics on his Flickr pages.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Photographs from European medical museums

In 2007, James Mundie received a travel grant from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in order to visit various medical and anatomy museums in Europe. In particular, he was interested in those museums with extensive teratology — the study of "monsters" — collections. During late January and early February 2008, James traveled to England, France and Holland drawing from and photographing (with permission of the curators of each institution) interesting specimens. This is seed material for a new body of work titled Cabinet of Wonders.

James took thousands of photographs on this trip, and you can see a small sampling of these images here.

Image: Hyperostosis (Musée Dupuytren) © 2008 James G. Mundie

Friday, February 15, 2008

James Mundie receives Individual Creative Artists Fellowship from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Woo hoo! Jim returned from a European trip visiting medical museums to discover that he has been awarded a 2008 Individual Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

From the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts press release of January 31st:

“Pennsylvania takes pride in the artistic excellence represented in these fellowship grants to individual artists,” said council Executive Director Philip Horn. “As creators and entrepreneurs, these artists help Pennsylvania’s creative economy flourish, which in turn enriches the commonwealth’s economy and our quality of life.”

Individual Creative Artists Fellowships are awarded annually in selected categories. The 2008 awards were available in dance - choreography; folk and traditional arts – performing traditions; literature – poetry; media arts – documentary and narrative; music – classical composition; theatre – scriptworks (for playwrights and screenwriters); and visual arts – painting or drawing/artist’s books/printmaking or new technologies/other genres.

The goal of the PCA’s individual creative artists division is to encourage and enable outstanding Pennsylvania artists of all backgrounds to perform their work and display it to the public. The council annually awards fellowships of $5,000 and $10,000.
Recipients are recommended after a rigorous evaluation process where qualified arts professionals review applicants’ work samples and support materials. The review process is anonymous, with the exception of the folk and traditional arts applications.

This year, the council will collaborate with the Institute for Cultural Partnerships, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and Pittsburgh Filmmakers to provide administrative services for the PCA’s fellowship program.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a state agency that works to develop and promote the continued excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, as well as to broaden the availability and appreciation of arts throughout the state.

For more information, visit, or call 717-787-6883.