Upcoming shows and events | 2024

Kickstarter Campaign Begins May First, 5-1- 2024 to 5 – 31- 2024 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dkester/drawing-on-the-dream-second-edition-book

JUST FUNDED Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach my funding goal! I am so grateful to each and every one of you. I would love to keep it going. Every extra dollar goes to my book project and allows me to print more books. The Kickstarter is open until the 31st.

Help support the New and Expanded 2nd edition Drawing on the Dream, finding my way by art, Book.

Book Pitch Video

I am pursuing a Kickstarter campaign to help with the costs of publishing my new second edition. I am offering a new expanded and updated re-write of my sold-out book. It will have more art, more stories, a deeper look at dreams and how they guide our lives, in-depth look at monoprinting with inks, and a closer look at art making as a spiritual practice. It is a book about being creative in a modern demanding world. I share my ups and downs of art making and why you must stick with your process even though the pressures of daily life and the lack of time and motivation keep you from your creative work. In this book I explore why it is important to create. I have tools to use and tips for helping you get past the barriers that keep you from doing your art.  I help you to see that your inner critic and judge are bald-faced liars, and that there are no mistakes because they lead you to new possibilities.Drawing on the Dream is my account of using art to navigate my life. The book includes my art work in all stages of process to completion and the stories and poetry that inspired or illuminated my work. I believe using your imagination and doing your art, whatever it is, is vital to your well-being and may be crucial to the survival and well-being of our planet. What you create, creates you.

These are my estimated costs:

Copy Editing $800.00

Cover and Book design and printing support $1900.00

Printing $6,000.00

My goal is $8,000.00


I have 5 Investment Tiers


#1. $32.00 signed book


#2. $50.00 signed book ,3 note cards $15., poetry book $15.  ($62.00 value) OR 2 signed books.


#3. $100.00 signed book, 8.5 X 11 print $55., 3 cards $15. poetry book $15. ($117.00 value)OR 4 signed books


#4. $200.00 signed Book, 12 X 16 print $95., 3 poetry book $45., 10 cards $50. ($222.00 value)



#5. $500.00 signed Book 2 prints 12 X 16 $190., 2 prints 8.5 X 11 $110., 3 poetry books $45.00, 10 cards $50. + surprise   handmade mystery art gift (value $550.00)







See you next year, First Friday October 4th, 5th, &6th 2024

Here are some photos from the Sale and Art Market from this year.



Denise Kester Studio Open

Open By Appointment call 541-778-2673



Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop 2023

Visit my on going work on display and for sale.

Books and Cards too!

222 W. Hood Avenue, Sisters, OR 97759 541-549-9552


Me and My Spirit Bear 10 X 10 monoprint



Miner’s Bazaar New Work On Rotation

Visit my on going work on display and for sale.

235 E. California Street, Jacksonville, OR





Ashland Open Studio Tour

See you Next Year 2024




International Dream Conference

I presented, Art Dreams Life, at the virtual International Dream Conference June 13th-17th.

I was awarded First Place in the juried Art Exhibit.  Click here to view the exhibit.


View the slide show

Art Dreams Life is a slide show of my work adapted from a presentation I made for the international Association for the Study of Dreams.

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