Serena Kovalosky

[art⋅ful vag⋅a⋅bond] – Traveling through life with the soul of an artist.

We don’t have to DO art to see like an artist. All it takes is an open heart, a curious mind and a taste for adventure. I’m an artist, writer, curator and filmmaker but here at Artful Vagabond I’m more of a tour guide of artful experiences. Come in and look around!

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About Serena

Serena Kovalosky a sculptor, writer, curator and filmmaker. Her mission is to bust through the stereotypes and sense of intimidation surrounding art and artists and promote their value in our society.

Serena developed her philosophy of artful living through decades of traveling off the beaten path and working as a professional artist. She is well-known for pushing the boundaries of traditional gourd art and is one of the co-founders of the Open Studios of Washington County biennial in northeastern New York. Her curatorial exbititions have promoted a cultural “sense of place”, generated art tourism and continue to redefine attitudes about art.

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“Serena Kovalosky wants to do for art what Anthony Bourdain did for international food: guide her audience through an often unknown world until it’s accepted and maybe even embraced.”


The Rutland Reader

“Determined to extinguish the term ‘starving artist’ in our culture, Kovalosky encourages artists to live their passion and to stand up and own the fact that we do, indeed, think differently than the majority of the population, and that our way of ‘seeing’ is an asset.”


Art Animal

“Kovalosky continually engages her readers with uplifting stories of an artist’s life. Her blog is informative and empathetic to the legion of artists in her network.”


Northern Dipper

“Throughout our life we have heard people say that it is important to follow your dreams. The reality is that in order to do this one must look deep inside themselves to take that step of giving up a secure paycheque and a predictible lifestyle. To face the unpredictable and take that leap into the unknown, requires both courage and faith. Serena Kovalosky is one of those individuals.”