In 2017 Tallulah Ketubahs has expanded our ketubah line to include exclusive designs by guest artists. Our first two guest artists are Alyssa Dennis and Katherine Sable. This week I am so happy to share the two beautiful hand-painted geometric designs Katherine Sable has created for us, the Stained Glass and Pink Diamond ketubahs. The original designs were hand-painted using designer gouache and they are available for purchase as Archival Giclée Prints in limited editions of 15.
Katherine Sable, an accomplished painter based in Washington, D.C., has exhibited her work widely, including with Hemphill Fine Art and Heiner Contemporary in Washington, D.C. and at Walker Fine Art Center in Virginia. Her work has been reviewed by The Washington Post and Washington City Paper, among others, and she has been featured in The Washingtonian After Hours Blog, and Sharon Butler’s Two Coats of Paint. We are so thrilled to offer our couples this opportunity to make Katherine's beautiful work part of their art collection.
Katherine Sable; photo by Bonnie Sen
Katherine Sable, I Crossed all the Lines, Oil on Linen, 46” x 42”
Katherine Sable, Pretty with a Purpose, Oil on Linen, 30” x 30"
Katherine grew up in rural Southwestern Virginia and moved to Washington, D.C. in 2007, where she received her MFA in 2009 from American University. She also holds a BFA from Virginia Tech, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History, and is the recipient of two Mellon Research Grants.
Katherine Sable, Dirt of the Day, Oil on Linen, 9" x 12"
In addition to her studio practice, Katherine is also co-owner of Etch Design Lab, a collaborative creative studio based on home, business and event design. Katherine is married with three children, and they have a dog named Wrigley, a thirteen-year-old English Shepherd. She enjoys living in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and takes the kids to everything from camping trips to art exhibits and museums in D.C.
Katherine Sable, Feed Me Cotton Candy, Oil on Paper, 11” x 11.5”, framed 13”x13.5”
Katherine Sable, Enjoy the Show, Oil on Linen, 46” x 42”
Katherine told us that she had a lot of fun designing ketubahs for Tallulah Ketubahs. "Much of the process was very similar and related to my own studio practice, so it felt like a natural extension of my own work. Offering my work in this capacity, during such an important time a couple's life, feels very similar to the gratifying experience of when someone decides they want to collect my work for their private collection." These designs feature Katherine's unique painterly style and exquisite color selections, and the illustrations pair perfectly with a range of ketubah or Parents' Gift texts.