Tuesday, September 9, 2008

JETSET! | Travel Cases From Outerspace by kaitkaboom! September 2008

Check out JETSET! | travel cases + aprons from outerspace!!!
available at steadfast shoppe in lacombe alberta.
5021 50th street!
up for the month of september!
get em while you can -- otherwise they will be sucked into a black hole forever!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

kaitkaboom on the radio! 06/20/08

hi pals!
Just letting you know im gonna be hanging out at CJSW this Friday with the amazing Sonja Bloomer on FANTASTIC PLASTIC!  Tune in at cjsw.com or 90.9FM in Calgary at 12:30pm MST to hear me blab on about KITSCHYKOO! and all my favourite artists!!!  Please don't laugh!  I always get super nervous talking into microphones! :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Kitschykoo! Spring 2008 Issue Now Available!

The Spring Issue of Kitschykoo! features Calgary painter, Pamela Szata's latest work, Neon Superparty on the cover! Inside you'll discover tons of amazing underground artists from across Canada as well as articles on vintage and toy cameras, Kitschionary column, and more!
You can pick up a copy for $5 at the following retailers:
Artspot Gallery 1040 14th Ave SW
Blame Betty 829 17th Ave SW
Nation Toys + Tees @ artCentral 100 7th Ave SW
Plan B Kustom 1520 6th Street SW
Steadfast Gallery 5021 50 St. Lacombe AB

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Check out this art show and silent auction at Bird Dog Video!  A bunch of my friends including Kiarra Albina and Justin Patterson created beautiful movie posters for this one-nite only show!!!  Last year's silent auction was viciously successful with people practically fighting for the dolls!  See you there!

kaitkaboom in FFWD Weekly May 29, 2008

A Cupcake and a smile.....

06/08/08 - Beauty Bar w/ Klub Kla @ Broken City

we'll be loaded up with super hold HAIR SPRAY, red lipstick, and lots of blush! 
come down and get beautified then dance to the sweet 1950s/1960s tunes spun by DJ's Peter Rabbit & Cottontail!

21/06/08 - kaitkaboom + klub kla @ market collective

come visit us at the market collective, at carpenters union hall on june 21st!  KLA will be debuting her brand new darling comic and ill be selling off vintage clothing, retro housewares, Kitschykoo! magazines, and maybe even some artwork! see you there!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Charmed Life Show + Kitschykoo! Spring Issue Release

Charmed Life!
Here is the finalized poster with all of the participating artists, minus Danielle Gotell a last minute add!!! 
Hope you can make it to my second show as curator!
xo kait

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Dear Art Friend or Lover,

You are cordially invited to attend the Charmed Life group show & Kitschykoo!'s Spring Issue Release Party at Artspot gallery!

Stop by and pick up the brand-spankin' new issue, peruse and purchase at the ONE NITE ONLY(!) group show by some of Calgary's most talented artists and designers.

Artspot is a darling new gallery space for emerging artists in Calgary. Located just off of 17th Avenue in a charming converted period home, Artspot is Kitschykoo!’s favourite new venue!

SON OF BONDAR + KLUB KLA will be spinning tunes and we will have Steam Whistle and Cupcakes on hand!

We hope you want to live the Charmed Life too!

Kait + Kitschykoo!

P.S. Stay tuned for a full list of artists!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

some kaitkaboom goodies!

magical forest cuckoo clock
custom painted deer ice skates
metallic antler wall plaque

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

kaitkaBOOM's new digs

above, thats me kaitkaboom!

welcome to kaitkaBOOM's art blog.
his blog gives me a chance to show my past and present work as well as let you know about upcoming shows and projects. everything from photography to painted suitcases to the newest issue of KITSCHYKOO! to my latest endeavours in curating art shows will be posted here. stay tuned!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

RetroHouseParty - New Venture!

image designed by kaitkaboom

Check out my brand-new venture, RetroHouseParty! A one-stop-shop for lovely vintage housewares and retro party supplies!!!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

A look back in time...

I just found this photo the other day while cleaning out some old boxes. It is a photo of me from grade 11 when I coordinated the Deja Vu Vintage Fashion Show in support of the Calgary Emergency Women's Shelter. I donated a great chunk of my vintage clothing collection towards this fashion show, recruited a fashion designer to show some modern looks, and got hair stylists and make-up artists to do up the models. I auctioned off all of the vintage clothing and ended up donating over $500 to the shelter. It so exciting to see how far I have come since my high school fashion show days.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Banfftastic @ The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre

Detail of Banfftastic! catalogue designed by kaitKaBOOM. Featuring faux vintage home movies, delicious candy installation, and medium-format photography.Banfftastic! candy world installation.
Detail of kaitkaBOOM's candy world installation.
'Let's go to the Hot Springs' video being show in The Other Gallery.
kaitkaBOOM & Allison Moore snacking on popcorn and watching the faux home movies in
kaitkaBOOM's faux Banff living room!

Friday, March 21, 2008

video projects; directed and styled by kaitkaboom

For the longest time I have wanted to experiment with video and film but never had the opportunity to try it out. I was enrolled in a Electronic Media course at the University but then plans changed and I moved to Banff to work at the Banff New Media Institute. After coming up with some basic concepts and meeting some fantastic people previously involved in the film industry I was ready to venture out into video. I bought my first video camera in November 2007 and I was hooked instantly. Finally, I could create all of these mini-movies I had running through my head. The visualizations I saw when listening to certain songs; I could make my own music video. It was a very exciting realization. I installed Final Cut Pro HD and iMovie on my computer and was ready to start putting my ideas in to action.

I have always been fascinated by found photography and old film footage and it has often become the subject of a lot of my personal work. Since I was living in Banff and always searching for vintage Banff tourism paraphernalia, I decided to create some faux vintage home movies featuring some of Banff's hot spots.

This little faux-vintage home movie was directed by KaitKaBOOM and filmed at the Banff Upper Hot Springs! Some great characters make cameo appearances!!!
This was shown at the Midway @ High Performance Rodeo, January 10-12.

Another member of the Lonely Hearts Club passes the time by stroking her ukulele, smoking a cigarette, and pondering her life.

Description: Meet Shelley, Linda, Roger, Peter, and Tex.
Shelley is a tough redhead who likes superslim cigarettes, stiletto heels, and fast men.
Linda is a daydreamy strawberry blonde who prefers Patsy Cline over Whitesnake, grapes over raisins, and a sweet Shirley Temple.
Roger works on the rigs and goes home every night with a new woman. However, Shelley and him have been together for over 2 years.
Peter is an inventor. He likes long walks down the street, Ovaltine, and freshbaked bread.
Tex is your typical cowpoke. He loves a good Stetson, a cold beer, and rare steak.
The year is 1980. The place is Banff, Canada and every night out is an adventure for them.

All of these films were featured in the BANFFTASTIC! group show at The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My new obsession: www.lomography.com

i've been submitting my lo-fi Diana+ medium format photography to www.lomography.com. it is seriously addicting!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Popcorn Show @ IDEAL January 26, 2008

Watch this short video to experience the Popcorn Show firsthand.

January 26, 2008
The Popcorn show descended upon Calgary's 17th Avenue at IDEAL Gallery! Sponsored by Kait Kucy(kaitkaBOOM) and Kitschykoo! Magazine, the show featured 25 of Kitschykoo!'s Calgarian contributors. From the lowbrow to the poppiest art, and fabulous photography in between, the Popcorn Show marks a new beginning for Calgary's underground art scene in 2008!
Fabulous Work by:
Derek Bisbing
Lisa Brawn
Erica Brisson
Tank Standing Buffalo
Sarah Chidley
Kirsten Copeland
Hughes Von Epp
Holly Irwin
Chelsea Klukas
Queen Kitsch
Tom Kucy
Matt Luckhurst
Miriam Manley
Erik Olson
Aimee Qiu
Rachel Rivera
Heather Saitz
Bob Scott (Vancouver)
Collin Schultz
Pamela Szata
Baron Von Reilander
Liz Collins
Erin Van Wijk
+DJ Sean Stewart

Sunday, January 20, 2008

kaitkaboom's CUPKAKE PARTY! @ OYR High Performance Rodeo Midway!

kaitkaboom & miriam manley at the Cupkake Party! booth.

Here is some documentation from the Cupkake Party at the High Performance Rodeo Midway, January 10-13, 2008. It was a three day Midway Festival, part of the One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo. I showed two short films in my booth as well as serving up delicious art gluten-free cupkakes for movie watchers.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

POPCORN SHOW! - January 26 2008

popcorn show press release!

brand-spanking new Kitschykoo! cover with Calgary's Matt Luckhurst!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Dear Diana....

i recently bought a Diana+ medium format camera off of www.lomography.com. the retro square format and plastic lens makes this camera ideal for vintage-style photographs. i also bought a vintage album to put all my "vintage Banff" photos in once I get them all printed. Check out some of my latest shots below. I will post more soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

kaitkaBOOM's custom painted suitcases

Sailor Girl Pinup Traincase custom-made for Edmonton jewellery designer Jocelyn.
kaitkaBOOM retro record player purses and rockabilly stars jewellery boxes.
patsy cline custom painted suitcase.
johnny cash custom painted suitcase.
aretha franklin custom-made suitcase for Calgary singer/songwriter Camie Leard.
esquerita custom-made suitcase.
hank williams senior custom painted suitcase.
kaitkaBOOM 'legs' photography custom traincase.
cave pinup custom painted suitcase.
johnny cash custom painted suitcase.