SKY ART Karen Kristin Resume
Long coffered ceiling in kitchen and dining area painted with a cheerful daylight blue sky featuring puffy and wispy clouds; Ventura, CA, USA.
Domed ceiling coffer with realistic afternoon sky and clouds that carry tones of mauve and gold; Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico.
FORUM SHOPS AT CEASAR’S TRANSITION HALL
This 4,500 sq. ft. remodel at this famous shopping mall arches over a fantastic water fountain with fantasy lights. The 45 foot high ceiling is seen from ground and mezzanine levels; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Raymond Company, Earl Newport; Dougal Design Associates, Carlos Gonzales.
Of the 50 or so Casinos and shopping Malls that SKY ART has painted, the Forum Shops at Caesars is one of the best known of the big sky ceilings, partly because it was the first one taken on as a project, painted in 1992. Since then there have been several trips back for additional remodeled sq footage, the most recent in 2014.
Dramatic 8,000 sq. ft. celestial sky over entertainment area and lit with state of the art digital effects; Tokyo, Japan; Nomura Company Ltd., Shinji Tokita, Tomoyasu Fujita; MCS Inc., Hideaki “Sugaya” Nakamura; Satouchi Associated Architects, Ltd., Nobuo Satouchi.
SCANTIBODIES LABORATORY – Phase 2
Seven separate sky-ceiling murals totaling 2,600 sq. ft over the large Therapy Clinic Treatment Room. Patients are reclined to receive treatment underneath these calming sky vistas; Steven Kilgore, John Van Douser, Diana Huerta; Tecaté, Mexico.
300 sq. ft. of blue with high wispy and puffy clouds enhancing a bedroom ceiling; Denver, CO, USA; Accent Builders LLC, Scott Johnson.
SCANTIBODIES LABORATORY – Phase 1
2,700 total sq. ft. in seven separate areas that include the employee cafeteria, the reception area, and the conference room; Some sky scenes are designed to accent biblical themes, others to create a soothing atmosphere; Scantibodies Laboratory; Tecaté, Mexico; Steven Kilgore, John Van Deuser, Diana Huerta.
Nine separate domes throughout the casino painted with skies that accent scenes of grand international cities. Thackerville, OK, USA; Egads!, Eric Jeravek.
10,000 sq. ft. Tropical blue sky with state of the art movie theater and lighting that cycles through the day and into a star-studded night sky; Tokyo, Japan; Nomura Company Ltd., Shinji Tokita, Tomoyasu Fujita; MCS Inc. Hideaki “Sugaya” Nakamura; Satouchi Associated Architects, Ltd., Nobuo Satouchi.
Realistic sky ceiling in soothing blues with softly tinted white puffy clouds, this one painted in an oval coffer over family room area. Cortez, Colorado, USA.
Here, a 212 sq. ft. daytime blue sky creates an outdoor ambiance inside the “patio” in this Southwestern themed restaurant. CorTez, CO, USA; Tess Montano, Owner.
CORTEZ MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
Several sky panels provide background for an aviation exhibit that feature historical photos and articles about the Cortez Airport; Cortez, CO, USA; Jerry Vincent.
LA DOLCE VIDA
8,500 sq. ft. of a realistic and vivid sunset sky similar in color and design to the one painted in the Sunset Station in Las Vegas, NV, back in 1996. Wispy and sunlit puffy clouds float over a yellow, orange, and deep blue blend. This ambiance was created to achieve a dynamic background for weddings and receptions. Sacramento, CA, USA; Ara Khachatryan, Owner.
A realistic sky painted room (ceiling and walls) to showcase home theater components, as well as a sunny blue sky over the indoor demo-size golf putting green; Durango, CO, USA; Dreamweaver Designs, Allen Weaver, Owner.
VENETIAN PALAZZO RETAIL SHOPS
9,000 sq. ft. of realistic skies behind iron grill work and over escalator. Coloring and style of sky is daytime blue with softly tinted clouds. Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Raymond Group, Ron Roberts; Las Vegas Sands, Garrett Byrd.
VENETIAN HOTEL, RESORT & CASINO, MACAO
Here in the Grand Canal Shoppes, we painted a vast sky ceiling in 14 connected areas totaling 252,000 sq. ft. have been painted in a style to match what can be seen in the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas, painted back in 1998. To date, no painted sky ceiling surpasses this one in magnitude. For this once in a lifetime project, Sky Art partnered with Luen Yick Tai Construction Company; Macao Administrative Region, China; Las Vegas Sands Inc., Sheldon Adelson, Brad Stone, Mike Turner; Luen Yick Tai Construction Company, Albert Tsang.
1,480 sq. ft. of cheerful blue sky with white clouds over virtual golf putting greens. In another area, a deep dome features a dramatic sky over the entrance that leads to the club; La Quinta, CA, USA; Club Achilles, Craig Geraci.
CHARLES TOWN RACES BUFFET
2,076 sq. ft on 5 different panels; daytime blue skies softly toned with warm color for added depth; Charles Town, WV; Penn National Gaming; Genesis Associates.
THE OMNI HOTEL GRAND SALON BALLROOM
850 sq. ft. in three areas; golden metallic and mica design applied to three separate ceiling coffers over the ballroom floor; New Orleans, LA; Gerard Vitrano, Omni Royal Orleans.
PT’S PUB on FORT APACHE & PT’S PUB on RUSSELL
Vivid sunset skies on deep blue fields surrounding the central bars; in addition, metal roofs “weathered” by paint to have an outdoor feel; Las Vegas, NV; Blake Sartini, owner; Jaynes Corporation.
THE ALAMO CAFÉ
Touch up and repaint of original sky painted in 1996. This deep dome ceiling carries a sky design that resembles the one painted at the Forum Shops at Ceasar’s and features day to night-time lighting; San Antonio, TX, USA; Pat Hanlon, Owner.
THE BISMARCK AIRPORT
9,000 sq. ft. of late afternoon blue sky with white clouds softly glowed with golden and tangerine tints; Bismarck, ND; Tvenge & Associates; Capital City Construction.
HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
1,540 sq. ft. of day blue sky with white clouds softly toned with warm color for added depth; St. Paul, MN; The Crosby Group; KDA Holding.
CHARLES TOWN RACES
4,700 total sq. ft., involving six skies in six different venues; designs and colors range from deep blue evening skies to overhead day blues to vivid sunsets to softly tinted late afternoon skies; Charles Town, WV; Penn National Gaming; Genesis Associates; Shockey & Sons.
NEW YORK RESIDENCE
800 total sq. ft. in two areas; blue skies with white clouds softly toned with color and applied to a dropped ceiling in the entrance foyer, and to a 25 ft. tall living room ceiling; Staten Island, NY.
PT’S PUB at ANN & REVERE & PT’S PUB at HORIZON & HORIZON RIDGE
1600 sq. ft. each of vivid orange clouds on deep blue fields that surrounds central bars, plus 800 sq. ft. each of paint-weathered shed roofs; Las Vegas and Henderson, NV; Blake Sartini, owner; CM Builders.
THE BOULDER STATION HOTEL & CASINO
Repaint of 58,000 sq. ft. of sunset and day blue sky mural throughout restaurant row and around main casino; Las Vegas, NV.
THE BROADMOOR HOTEL
5 ceiling coffers for the The Broadmoor Hotel Spa; Colorado Springs, CO; Nancy Woelfel, Parker Blake.
PT’S PUB on HUALAPAI & PT’S PUB on SUNSET
Vivid orange clouds on a deep blue field surrounding the central bars; Las Vegas, NV; Blake Sartini, owner; Sacor Development.
THE OMNI HOTEL RIB ROOM BAR
A 160 sq. ft. ceiling coffer with romantic day blue sky and white clouds; cloud edges and starry constellations applied with black light paint and designed to receive special effects lighting; New Orleans, LA; Luke & Associates; lit by Marcad Lighting Design.
NORTHERN COLORADO RESIDENCE
730 sq. ft. of blue sky with white clouds softly toned to blend into soft sunrise/sunset tones at each end of a long vaulted ceiling; Fort Collins, CO.
5,000 sq. ft. blue sky with white clouds over the ashram’s meeting hall; commissioned by Swami Ji for Swami Majataji; Barsana, India; Sondra & Adolph Tonnessen.
42,000 square foot sunset to evening transition, lit to change from a vivid sunset to deep night with fiber optic stars; Kansas City, Missouri; Heartland Specialty Contractors, Mike Turner; lit by Gallegos Lighting Design.
At the time we painted this ceiling, gambling was not allowed except on waterways. So this casino put their shops, restaurants, and visitor services on shore, and built their gambling areas on a floating floor with 4 feet of water underneath. Ha Ha!
ROADRUNNER RESTAURANT & SALOON #3
1,250 square feet of blacklight night sky with sunset and 400 square feet of neon lit blue sky with clouds transitioning to sunset; Las Vegas, NV; Michael Corrigan, owner; Breslin Builders.
BLUE SKY CAFÉ
400 sq. ft. of blue sky to soft sunset over a yoga studio and restaurant; Golden, CO; Tina Trammell, owner; Jerry Patterson, designer.
3,000 square feet of blue sky with soft toned clouds painted over an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and waterfall, lit to transition into night with fiber optic stars; Evergreen, Colorado; Nevin Nelson Designs; Sprung Construction, Inc.
27 panels, each measuring 4 by 12 feet, arranged around the congregation area; abstract geometric design reminiscent of wings and flight; Westminster, Colorado; Lee Architects, Jerry Patterson.
CHAITANYA JOTI MUSEUM
Additional paintings of Wind with Rooster and Space with Tree of Life that amplify the Five Elements exhibit; Puttaparthy, India; Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
THE HYATT at BLACK HAWK
7,000 square feet of blue sky located over the public walkways and throughout the casino area; Black Hawk, Colorado; Midwest Drywall, Steve Neinke.
RIO HOTEL ANTONIO’S RESTAURANT
500 square feet of early evening blue sky with clouds painted in a domed coffer over the main dining area; Las Vegas, NV.
CHAITANYA JOTI MUSEUM
12 paintings in the entrance corridor of the Five Elements Exhibit featuring images that depict the universal symbolism of the elements, plus an 800 sq. ft. outer space blacklight painting for the Creation Theater; Puttaparthy, India; Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
ROADRUNNER RESTAURANT & SALOON #2
1,250 sq. ft. of blacklight night sky with sunset and 400 sq. ft. of neon lit blue sky with clouds; Henderson, NV; NBBJ Architects and Breslin Builders.
BEAU RIVAGE CIRQUE du SOLIEIL THEATER
15,000 sq. ft. of spectacular curved ceiling panels graced with a watery sky design reminiscent of Claude Monet’s water paintings; Biloxi, MS; W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, KMA Designs, Inc., Atlandia Designs, Sceno Plus.
VENETIAN HOTEL & CASINO GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
105,000 sq. ft. of dramatic blue skies located over romantic Venetian canals and street scenes with special emphasis on the glowing sky design at St. Mark’s Square; Las Vegas, NV; WAT&G Architects; Bovis Management, Midwest Drywall Themed Environments.
SUNSET STATION EXPANSION
Continuing with 17,000 sq. ft. of vivid sunset sky; Henderson, NV; J.A. Tiberti Construction, Tri-Star Themed Environments.
HORSESHOE CASINO VILLAGE SQUARE BUFFET
Oak Creek Grill, and Retail Link, 7,000 sq, ft. total of blue skies tantalizingly glowed with golden hour hues; Bossier/Shreveport, LA; Tri- Star Themed Environments.
SUNSET STATION HOTEL & CASINO
Featuring 117,000 sq. ft. of dramatic sunset skies over facades of a Barcelona street scene; Henderson, NV; Morris & Brown Architects; J.A. Tiberti Construction.
FORUM SHOPS at CAESARS EXPANSION
29,000 sq. ft. of day blue sky with white clouds that continue the existing sky murals; vaulted corridor leads to an Atlantis themed dome that houses an enormous indoor aquarium and laser show; Dougall Design Associates, Inc., Terry Dougall; Marnell Corrao Associates.
CAESARS PALACE COURT OF THE FOUNTAINS
2,300 sq. ft. of luscious golden hour clouds on a domed surface; Perini Construction, The George M. Raymond Co.
A 2,225 sq. ft. bright golden sky that transitions into a hot pink and purple evening; Perini Construction, Henry Conversano and Associates.
HORSESHOE CASINO BUFFET
5,600 sq. ft. of tasty blue sky over the food serving area; Tunica, Ms; Tri Star Themed Environments.
KANSAS CITY STATION HOTEL & CASINO
115,000 sq. ft. of realistic early evening skies over facades that depict a themed early-American train station; Kansas City, MO; Morris & Brown Architects; Walton-Diggs Construction Co., Inc.
MONTE CARLO COFFEE SHOP & BUFFET
Approximately 5,300 sq. ft. of realistic twilight sky murals on 13 ceiling coffers lit with deep blue neon; Dougall Design Associates, Inc., Terry Dougall.
FIESTA CASINO BUFFET
12,850 sq. ft. of early evening sunset sky on a drop ceiling; North Las Vegas, NV; Genesis, designer, J.A. Tiberti Construction Co., Inc.
CAESARS PALACE NORTH CASINO
3,250 combined sq. ft. of evening skies on 4 domes and 2 flat coffers at entrance to the Forum Shops; Las Vegas, NV; James Adams Design.
EZ STOP STORE
3,300 sq. ft. of realistic blue sky ceiling murals for flagship store; Minneapolis, MN.
29,000 sq. ft. of twilight skies in circular coffers and at the Nefertiti Bar; Las Vegas, NV; Dougall Design Associates, Inc., Terry Dougall.
4,000 sq. ft. of day blue sky gelled for evening with pink and peach tones; San Antonio, TX, HRH Construction Co.
THE RIVER CITY AND GRAND PALAIS RIVERBOAT, PHASE I
15,000 sq. ft. of night sky created on a vaulted ceiling with ultraviolet paint; blacklight illuminates a moon, stars, and moonlit clouds; New Orleans, LA; Projects International, designer; Grand Palais, Inc., owner.
3,000 sq. ft. of day blue sky located in a dramatic theater dining room; ultraviolet overpainting activates the image to a night sky; Cambridge, MA; Laser Media.
GLASS & CONCRETE HOUSE
5000 sq. ft. of room-to-room sky ceiling varying from sunsets to mid-day; Ober, IN; Jerry Ramsey and Edward Suzuki Associates, Inc.
ISDL HINDU TEMPLE
Early morning blue sky for temple diorama and main hall; Austin TX; Swami Prakashanand Saraswati and Adolph Tonnessen.
BOULDER STATION THEATER EXPANSION
2,600 sq. ft. of twilight and sunset sky murals over the entrance to theaters at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino; Las Vegas, NV; Morris & Brown Architects, Marnell Corrao Associates.
THE BOULDER STATION HOTEL & CASINO
58,000 sq. ft. of twilight and sunset sky mural throughout restaurant row around main casino; Las Vegas, NV; Morris & Brown Architects.
CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY
Ceiling murals for Emperor’s Suites; Atlantic City, NJ; Yates/Silverman, Inc.
THE RENO HILTON, THE GRAND CANYON BUFFET RESTAURANT
Day blue sky ceiling murals.
THE RENO HILTON RACE AND SPORTS BOOK AND PYLON BAR
Night sky features the universe with galaxies, planets, comets, etc.; Reno, NV; Henry Conversano & Associates.
THE EARTH HOME STORES
Sky murals in lighted vaults; Little Rock and Fort Worth, TX; Michael Redwine, designer, Mckinney Partnership Architects.
MGM PARLOUR GAMING ROOM
Evening sky with blacklight night sky overpainting; Las Vegas, NV; Ken Murphy Associates.
THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL THEATER AT TREASURE ISLAND
Vast fantasy ceiling murals featuring sailing ships traveling a sea that is a fantasy map of the world; Las Vegas, NV; Michel Crete, designer.
THE EARTH HOME STORES
Sky murals in lighted vaults; Oklahoma City, OK; Michael Redwine, designer, Mckinney Partnership, architects.
THE LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO
26,000 sq. ft. of sky ceiling murals in a ring around the main casino; sky mural on large wall in Food Court; sky mural in Presidential Suites; Las Vegas, NV; Yates/Silverman, Inc.
THE ONEIDA INDIAN CASINO
Twilight sky ceiling murals over entranceway from parking; Oneida, WI; Somerville Associates Inc., Paul Pink Architecture Limited.
THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
92,000 sq. ft. sky feature ceiling murals; Las Vegas, NV; Marnell Corrao Associates, Paul Monar; Dougall Design Associates, Inc., Terry Dougall.
THE BARBARY COAST
Vaulted ceiling murals; Las Vegas, NV; Yates/Silverman, Inc.
Baccarat Room occulus; Lake Tahoe, NV; Integra Designs, Aram Stepanian.
MARILYN’S FIRST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Sky ceiling murals; Scottsdale, AZ; Cy & Marilyn Kobey, Foley Construction Co.
CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY
Six ceiling murals, high-roller suites and hallway; Atlantic City, NJ; Yates/Silverman, Inc., Robyn MacAdams.
Scale models and mock-ups for the Forum Shops at Caesars; Las Vegas, NV; Marnell Correo Associates, Paul Monar.
TRADITIONS OF TAO
Hua Ching Ni, two book covers: “The Power of Natural Healing” and “Internal Growth through Tao.”
Entrance mural, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM, Jonathan Callender.
CAESARS PALACE CLEOPATRA SUITES
Twenty–one ceiling murals, Las Vegas, NV, Yates/Silverman, Inc., Robyn MacAdams.
CAESARS PALACE FANTASY SUITES
Ten ceiling murals, Las Vegas, NV, Integra Designs, Aram Stepanian.
EL FREEBIRDS BURRITO & TACO BAR
Ceiling mural, College Station, TX, Pierre Dubet & Mark Orfalea.
CARLISLE HEALTH CENTER
Reception room mural, Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Lawrence Marrich.