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  • Kelly Gale Amen Takes on Cancer Below the Belt With Vagina Pillows
    Kelly Gale Amen Takes on Cancer Below the Belt With Vagina Pillows
    Celebrated designer Kelly Gale Amen is a cancer survivor. Specifically he is a prostate cancer survivor, and he’s looking to call attention to cancers in places that most people feel are frankly embarrassing. His latest initiative is called Cancer Below the Belt, and he’s encoyraging people to get involved using the hashtag #getcaughtwithyourpantsdown. The project […]
  • KGA and the Steele Red Carpet Party Benefiting Corridor Rescue
    KGA and the Steele Red Carpet Party Benefiting Corridor Rescue
    Corridor Rescue sends volunteers out into the streets of Houston to feed the hundreds of strays lingering, hiding, scavenging for food and shelter.
  • KGA Donates His Pillows to Raise Money for Our Lady of Guadalupe School
    KGA Donates His Pillows to Raise Money for Our Lady of Guadalupe School
    Please join in celebration for the Silent Auction that will be on May, 3rd.
  • KGA Pink Ribbon Bench on Exhibition at Skyline Art Services
    KGA Pink Ribbon Bench on Exhibition at Skyline Art Services
    From the collection of Kelly Gale Amen functional art furniture!   
  • KGA Hosts J. Antonio FARFAN
    KGA Hosts J. Antonio FARFAN
    Join KGA on April 11, 2014 for a lecture by J. Antonio FARFAN
  • ZGA AND KGA @ THE DECORATIVE CENTER OF HOUSTON
    ZGA AND KGA @ THE DECORATIVE CENTER OF HOUSTON
    KGA and Paint Day Magic to be showcased @ Decorative Center Houston
  • Zina Garrison, KGA and The Stetzel Showroom “Celebrate Arts, Academics and Athletics”
    Zina Garrison, KGA and The Stetzel Showroom “Celebrate Arts, Academics and Athletics”
    Legendary tennis player Zina Garrison has joined forces with local artist Kelly Gale Amen and The Stetzel & Associates Showroom to celebrate the arts, academics and athletics at an open house.
  • Collectors Find KGA Metal in Dwell
    Collectors Find KGA Metal in Dwell
    KGA Metal Work to be featured in Dwell Modern Market
  • KGA Boutique and Zina Garrison Academy Featured in Yellow Magazine
    KGA Boutique and Zina Garrison Academy Featured in Yellow Magazine
    KGA Boutique and Zina Garrison Academy featured in Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue of Yellow Magazine.
  • KGA Reception in Honor of Zina Garrison Academy
    KGA Reception in Honor of Zina Garrison Academy
    A reception in honor of Zina Garrison Academy, with special guest Zina Garrison hosted by Stetzel & Associates and Kelly Gale Amen

  • HOLIDAY CHEER! @ THE KGA BOUTIQUE
    HOLIDAY CHEER! @ THE KGA BOUTIQUE
    We dropped by the KGA Boutique yesterday to see what Kelly Gale Amen has been up to since his “Save the Date” event in October of this year. Featured on theavenueofhouston.com
  • KGA “Tastemaker”: Houston House and Home December 2013
    KGA “Tastemaker”: Houston House and Home December 2013
    Interior Designer Kelly Gale Amen exudes a contagious “jole de vivre” that lives within him, surfaces in his humor and abounds in plenty with his original, creative and functional furniture designs.
  • KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy’s 20th Anniversary Gala
    KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy’s 20th Anniversary Gala
    November 16, 2013
  • KGA Joins Zina Garrison as she marks 20 years of helping Houston kids
    KGA Joins Zina Garrison as she marks 20 years of helping Houston kids
    Track legends Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis were on hand to help Garrison celebrate two big anniversaries – the 20th birthday of the Zina Garrison Tennis Academy, and Garrison’s own 50th birthday.
  • Cutting-edge Houston designer to open a new boutique in a historic downtown spot
    Cutting-edge Houston designer to open a new boutique in a historic downtown spot
    Renowned Houston designer Kelly Gale Amen is set to unveil his new KGA Boutique inside the downtown Dakota Lofts
  • Kelly Gale Amen Pops Up Downtown
    Kelly Gale Amen Pops Up Downtown
    The new KGA Collection will be on display for the first time at a pop-up boutique inside downtown’s Dakota Lofts from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.
  • KGA is back in support of the GLEH honoring Alison Baumann
    KGA is back in support of the GLEH honoring Alison Baumann
    October 15th, 2013
  • KGA Featured in October Issue of Texas Home & Living Magazine
    KGA Featured in October Issue of Texas Home & Living Magazine
    KGA in October Issue of Texas Home & Living Magazine
  • KGA supports GLEH in honoring Alison Bauman
    KGA supports GLEH in honoring Alison Bauman
  • KGA Featured in Texas Home & Living Magazine
    KGA Featured in Texas Home & Living Magazine
    KGA and Vista Fontana, the ASID Showcase Home, are featured in the August 2013 issue of Texas Home & Living Magazine
  • KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day” Artwork Unveiled
    KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day” Artwork Unveiled
    Sidewak Sunday has art with heart. World Famous Designer, Gourmet Sno-Cones, Art & Sculptures Made From Tennis Balls, Live Music, and of course our famous Vanilla Vodka Lemonade. You won’t want to miss this party. Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • KGA Featured in The Woodlands Lifestyles and Homes
    KGA Featured in The Woodlands Lifestyles and Homes
    Houston’s top 20 interior designers combined their creative capacity in Riverstone for this year’s only ASID home tour to design a house like no other for owners Rodney and Tiffany Winkler.
  • Last chance to see this Sugar Land show home
    Last chance to see this Sugar Land show home
    Walking in through the custom, 17-foot wrought iron front doors, it’s obvious there’s nothing cookie-cutter about Vista Fontana, a 6,682-square-foot home in Fort Bend’s Riverstone community.
  • KGA and Marcia Brady
    KGA and Marcia Brady
    Actress Maureen McCormick held the audience at the Hilton Americas-Houston in rapt attention as she shared her personal journey through depression and addiction during a fundraising luncheon benefiting the Menninger Clinic.
  • Loggia . Outdoor Space : Meet the Designers
    Loggia . Outdoor Space : Meet the Designers
    Loggia . Outdoor Space : Meet the Designers – Kelly Gale Amen
  • Houston House & Home Magazine Profiles 2013 ASID Showcase House
    Houston House & Home Magazine Profiles 2013 ASID Showcase House
    When the dream is explored, the visual is expressed with a sample board and the actual design is then processed. How lucky we are to be part of this exciting showcase house slated to open May 2013.
  • The Times-Picayune Profiles KGA
    The Times-Picayune Profiles KGA
    The Times-Picayune profiles KGA in this one-of-a-kind conversion, from old time New Orleans tavern, to a 21st century residence.

  • KGA Featured on “Livin’ Large” with Jack Stevens and Jodie Eisenhardt
    KGA Featured on “Livin’ Large” with Jack Stevens and Jodie Eisenhardt
    Kelly Gale Amen was recently a featured guest on Houston’s “Livin’ Large” radio show with hosts Jack Stevens and Jodie Eisenhardt.
  • KGA Featured in Furniture Today China Magazine
    KGA Featured in Furniture Today China Magazine
  • KGA Featured in China’s Top Deco & Home Accents Magazine
    KGA Featured in China’s Top Deco & Home Accents Magazine
    Y KGA Settee Stained wooden legs with velvet upholstery  
  • KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day” and Luncheon
    KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day” and Luncheon
    In a tremendous show of raw talent and teamwork, students from the Knowledge Is Power Program Houston (KIPP) joined staff from the Zina Garrison Academy (ZGA) under the artistic direction of Kelly Gale Amen for the first ever “ZGA Paint Day.”
  • KGA Provides a Modern Metamorphosis
    KGA Provides a Modern Metamorphosis
    Designer Kelly Gale Amen transforms wealth manager Todd Tautfest’s home into an urban oasis of exotic charm.
  • KGA Helps You Make an Investment in Your Home
    KGA Helps You Make an Investment in Your Home
    As featured in Houston Remodeling Guide. Designer Kelly Gale Amen with KGA Design was instrumental throughout the project with design ideas and product selection including the use of bamboo vertical grain paneling on the walls.
  • KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day”
    KGA and the Zina Garrison Academy “Paint Day”
    Students from KIPP Houston public charter schools joined with the Zina Garrison Academy and KGA for “Paint Day”
  • KGA and the New Portrait in Christ Church Cathedral’s Reynolds…
    KGA and the New Portrait in Christ Church Cathedral’s Reynolds…
    KGA’s custom-designed frame blends perfectly with the detailing of the walls in the room.
  • KGA’s Endless Creative Possibilities in the Crescent City… New Orleans!
    KGA’s Endless Creative Possibilities in the Crescent City… New Orleans!
    Click on the link below to view video.
  • KGA Benches Featured at IAH
    KGA Benches Featured at IAH
    KGA Art Benches featured in the Houston Airports’ public art collection.
  • KGA Benches in the New Paleo Hall of the Houston…
    KGA Benches in the New Paleo Hall of the Houston…
  • KGA and China International Highest Properties Alliance
    KGA and China International Highest Properties Alliance
    Luxury furniture and interior designer, Kelly Gale Amen, was invited to speak at the unveiling of “China’s International Highest Properties Alliance” conference in Beijing.
  • NOLA Penthouse Awaits the Allure of the Movie Industry
    NOLA Penthouse Awaits the Allure of the Movie Industry
  • KGA in New Orleans Garden District
    KGA in New Orleans Garden District
    NOLA settling into the Garden District with clients after a journey to India.
  • KGA in Brompton/West University
    KGA in Brompton/West University
  • Museum Tower Highrise
    Museum Tower Highrise
    Settling in after a year of vast transitions and changes.  Home in the highrise is a welcome respite.
  • Atlanta Flip
    Atlanta Flip
    We’re at home and ready for the quiet of summer. Atlanta as seen through the eyes of KGA design for a client.
  • KGA and a 360-degree Panoramic View of the Perdue Kidd…
    KGA and a 360-degree Panoramic View of the Perdue Kidd…
    The perfect mock trial courtroom, as seen in 360 degrees of panorama, using KGA Functional Art Furniture.
  • When Long Term Friends Meet and Embrace the Energy of…
    When Long Term Friends Meet and Embrace the Energy of…
  • KGA and Mary Rollins Make Generous Donations to The Rose
    KGA and Mary Rollins Make Generous Donations to The Rose
  • KGA and the I Ask Peace Foundation
    KGA and the I Ask Peace Foundation
  • KGA Hits Atlanta 2012
    KGA Hits Atlanta 2012
  • The Review of Yet Another Staircase and an Amazing Partnership…
    The Review of Yet Another Staircase and an Amazing Partnership…

  • KGA Finishes Out 2011 in Bali, Indonesia
    KGA Finishes Out 2011 in Bali, Indonesia
    Watch the following to experience the Bali trip in pictures
  • KGA Funcational Furniture in Celebration of the Holidays at Gravitas
    KGA Funcational Furniture in Celebration of the Holidays at Gravitas
  • A Countdown to The Rose 25th Anniversary Gala
    A Countdown to The Rose 25th Anniversary Gala
    by Dorothy Gibbons, November 7, 2011
  • Kelly Gale Amen: Functional Art. Functional Parts. Functional Parks at…
    Kelly Gale Amen: Functional Art. Functional Parts. Functional Parks at…
  • KGA on Great Day Houston and the Lady Bird Johnson…
    KGA on Great Day Houston and the Lady Bird Johnson…
  • Functional Art . Functional Parts . Public Parks
    Functional Art . Functional Parts . Public Parks
  • LA Opera Gala Opening
    LA Opera Gala Opening
    September 17, 2011
  • Gravitas Celebrates the Surround of October
    Gravitas Celebrates the Surround of October
    Its all about pink! Thank you Susan G. Komen for the cure and those who support this cause!
  • Art on the Avenue Auction Supporting Avenue Community Development Corporation
    Art on the Avenue Auction Supporting Avenue Community Development Corporation
  • House Museum: Think vertically and embrace the art in this…
    House Museum: Think vertically and embrace the art in this…
    As seen on CultureMap Houston
  • July 4th Reception – US Embassy, Moscow
    July 4th Reception – US Embassy, Moscow
    U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle welcomed guests to his Moscow residence Spaso House to celebrate America’s 235th birthday on July 4th, 2011.
  • Stafford Bench Unveiled in the Cosmonauts Museum of Moscow
    Stafford Bench Unveiled in the Cosmonauts Museum of Moscow
    LT. General Thomas P. Stafford Commemorative Museum Bench, unveiled at the Cosmonauts Museum in Moscow, Russia!
  • Stafford Bench Unveiled in the US Embassy – Moscow
    Stafford Bench Unveiled in the US Embassy – Moscow
    LT. General Thomas P. Stafford Commemorative Museum Bench, unveiled at the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia!
  • Tony’s Prostate Cancer Bench at Masraff’s
    Tony’s Prostate Cancer Bench at Masraff’s
    Tony’s Prostate Cancer Research Bench, displayed at Masraff’s in June
  • KGA Home Tour
    KGA Home Tour
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  • Flag Day 2011 – 22nd Infantry Regimental Bench
    Flag Day 2011 – 22nd Infantry Regimental Bench
    Araya Artisan Chocolate and KGA Design come together to celebrate Flag Day by the public reveal of the 22nd Infantry Regimental Bench.
  • KGA and the Parks and Recreation
    KGA and the Parks and Recreation
    Absolutely thrilled to be able to showcase the Stafford Air & Space bench and Wildflower bench at the Houston Parks & Recreation headquarters!
  • Flag Day 2011 – “I Ask Peace” and “Shelter”
    Flag Day 2011 – “I Ask Peace” and “Shelter”
    Honoring Flag Day… the “I Ask Peace” bench featured with “shelter” (by Michael Arcieri) at Gravitas Restaurant
  • JCC Garden Re-Vamp
    JCC Garden Re-Vamp
    This garden is located at the Jewish Community Center in Houston, Texas. The garden was installed in 2008, honoring Mary Rollins.
  • The KGA Wildflower Truck in the Art Car Parade
    The KGA Wildflower Truck in the Art Car Parade
    Sunday, May 22, 2011
  • Making a Mark (Iron Sommelier)
    Making a Mark (Iron Sommelier)
    Although the space shuttle may not have a place to stay in Houston, it will always have a home in the hearts of the children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. “Making A Mark”, in conjunction with The Periwinkle Foundation, at the Iron Sommelier.
  • KGA Featured in Weatherford Daily News
    KGA Featured in Weatherford Daily News
    April 2011
  • 2011 Gala & Silent Art Auction, Honoring Mrs. Laura W.…
    2011 Gala & Silent Art Auction, Honoring Mrs. Laura W.…
  • KGA Staircase Featured in East Montrose Home Tour and Art…
    KGA Staircase Featured in East Montrose Home Tour and Art…
    April 16, 2011
  • Gen. Stafford Bench Being Dedicated at Moscow Memorial Museum of…
    Gen. Stafford Bench Being Dedicated at Moscow Memorial Museum of…
    April 2011
  • KGA “Honoring the Promise” Collection Bench Dedication at St. Luke’s…
    KGA “Honoring the Promise” Collection Bench Dedication at St. Luke’s…
  • Profile of Art as Art
    Profile of Art as Art
    Installation of J. Antonio Farfan’s work “Nous”, for display at Gravitas Restaurant.
  • 1901 Crocker – KGA Staircase Home for Sale
    1901 Crocker – KGA Staircase Home for Sale
  • KGA Featured on urbancitylifetv.com
    KGA Featured on urbancitylifetv.com
    Famous Interior Designers – Kelly Gale Amen
  • KGA Art Furniture Installed
    KGA Art Furniture Installed
    Houston, Texas George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • KGA 22nd Infantry Regimental Bench
    KGA 22nd Infantry Regimental Bench
  • KGA and The Social Book Interiors/Exteriors
    KGA and The Social Book Interiors/Exteriors
  • The Social Book Launch Party 2011
    The Social Book Launch Party 2011
    From a rainbow of commemorative bench programs. To a fantasy view of city life with the help of houston models, Tiffany’s, Saks and Roche Bobois
  • Apollo-Soyuz In-Flight
    Apollo-Soyuz In-Flight
    The Eagle Has Landed! The 2nd Stafford Commemorative Bench awaits its final installation and dedication at the Cosmonaut Museum, Moscow.

  • KGA Staircase: 2010 Holiday Party
    KGA Staircase: 2010 Holiday Party
    Holiday seasons’ greetings from The Staircase. Through the eyes of CaitG Photography. Catering by Gravitas.
  • BeAware Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
    BeAware Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
    Celebrating 20th anniversary of Komen’s Houston affiliate chapter.
  • KGA and The Duchesne Academy Bring The Wizard of OZ…
    KGA and The Duchesne Academy Bring The Wizard of OZ…
    The Wizard of Oz Chair, created by Kelly Gale Amen and painted by the 2005 eight grade glass, was given back to the Duchesne Academy.
  • Kelly Gale Amen: Functional, Philosophical Interior Design
    Kelly Gale Amen: Functional, Philosophical Interior Design
    Locally based interior and functional art furniture designer, Kelly Gale Amen, has just finished what he dubs, “the most bizarre project of the 21st century.”
  • KGA and Araya Artisan Chocolates
    KGA and Araya Artisan Chocolates
    Halloween Chocolates for Grown-Ups
  • Race for the Cure 2010
    Race for the Cure 2010
  • Texas Children’s Cancer Center Making a Mark
    Texas Children’s Cancer Center Making a Mark
    Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • KGA and Just Dinner – Labor Day 2010
    KGA and Just Dinner – Labor Day 2010
    Partnering with Just Dinner to embrace new visuals and explore the senses of fall.
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure – 20 Years in…
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure – 20 Years in…
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Houston affiliate celebrating 20 years of hard work and awareness.
  • KGA and “Bald in the Land of Big Hair”
    KGA and “Bald in the Land of Big Hair”
    One-time showing of the play “Bald in the Land of Big Hair” ( 31-July ), along with a panel discussion by the author ( Joni Rodgers ) and cast.
  • KGA and SWOSU Athletic Fundraiser Auction
    KGA and SWOSU Athletic Fundraiser Auction
  • Stafford Bench Added to the Permanent Collection at Spaso House
    Stafford Bench Added to the Permanent Collection at Spaso House
    The Stafford Bench was added to the permanent collection at the Spaso House, the residence of the US Ambassadors in Moscow, Russia.
  • KGA Donates Wildflower Truck to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower…
    KGA Donates Wildflower Truck to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower…
    The artwork on the truck was done by the late Barbara Jones, and has been displayed in numerous parades and car shows since its completion in 1989.
  • KGA 2010 Bluebonnet Social
    KGA 2010 Bluebonnet Social
    Bluebonnets, Beach Boys, chocolates, benches, truck, energy, and people coming together to help raise funds and awareness for high-quality healthcare in Brazoria County.
  • KGA and Plan C
    KGA and Plan C
    What to do when you need to freshen up. where do you go after Plan B? Plan C, of course! Let’s continue to create the process of change and adventure, without throwing it all out in the dishwater.
  • KGA and James Bute Park
    KGA and James Bute Park
    Saturday, May 22, 2010
  • The KGA Wildflower Truck
    The KGA Wildflower Truck
    The KGA Wildflower Truck, painted by the late Barbara Jones, will journey in the Art Car Parade once again this year on Saturday, May 8, 2010, before finding a new home at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.
  • KGA and The Mermaid Project
    KGA and The Mermaid Project
    KGA and The Mermaid Project
  • Making a Mark Helps Children Tell Stories of Hope and…
    Making a Mark Helps Children Tell Stories of Hope and…
    KGA helps with a partnership between The Periwinkle Foundation and Texas Children’s Cancer Center
  • Filling the Canvas
    Filling the Canvas
    Two KGA Art Benches enhance the serene garden area of the Houston Airport System reception area.
  • Dedication of Race for the Cure Bench at the Rose’s…
    Dedication of Race for the Cure Bench at the Rose’s…
    KGA Design does it again, helping raise funds for charities through his sustainable furniture art collection.
  • KGA Featured in Houston Magazine
    KGA Featured in Houston Magazine
    KGA at the Houston Parks & Recreation headquarters building, originally the first headquarters for NASA in Houston, TX.
  • KGA’s Staircase/2010
    KGA’s Staircase/2010
  • Mayor Annise Parker Takes Oath of Office
    Mayor Annise Parker Takes Oath of Office
    Includes Post-Interview with Kelly Gale Amen.

  • Party at the home of Kelly Gale Amen with Mayor-Elect…
    Party at the home of Kelly Gale Amen with Mayor-Elect…
    Applause filled the home of interior designer Kelly Gale Amen when Houston’s next mayor and first lady made a late-evening appearance at a Friday soiree.
  • KGA Bench Installed at James Bute Park
    KGA Bench Installed at James Bute Park
  • KGA “On the Move” Exploring Green
    KGA “On the Move” Exploring Green
    As we move into 2009, change is in motion with KGA and new construction.
  • Honoring Norman Brinker
    Honoring Norman Brinker
    Honoring Norman Brinker…. Lifetime Board Memeber, Mentor and Friend of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • KGA and Komen Race For the Cure Bench at Eleanor…
    KGA and Komen Race For the Cure Bench at Eleanor…
    Mayor Bill White and other honored guests helped kick off the start of the 2009 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® season with the placement of a Komen Honoring the Promise Collection Bench donated to the city by Encore Bank
  • KGA Featured in June Issue of Houston Chronicle’s Gloss
    KGA Featured in June Issue of Houston Chronicle’s Gloss
    June 29, 2009
  • Dedication of an “Honoring the Promise” Collection Bench
    Dedication of an “Honoring the Promise” Collection Bench
    Monday, June 22, 2009
  • Fundraiser for Annise Parker
    Fundraiser for Annise Parker
  • Honoring the Promise Collection” Bench Installed at the Brazosport Cancer…
    Honoring the Promise Collection” Bench Installed at the Brazosport Cancer…
    The Cancer Center at Brazosport Regional Health System was the recipient of a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Honoring the Promise Collection Bench that was created by Kelly Gale Amen Design.
  • KGA and the Pink Ribbons Project
    KGA and the Pink Ribbons Project
    Pink Ribbons Project in Motion Against Breast Cancer
  • KGA and Houston’s 2009 ASID Designer’s Cookbook
    KGA and Houston’s 2009 ASID Designer’s Cookbook
  • Hook ‘Em Horns — UT Austin Commemorative Bench
    Hook ‘Em Horns — UT Austin Commemorative Bench
    Hook ‘Em Horns — The University of Texas at Austin Licensed Commemorative Bench Honoring Dr. James T. Willerson
  • KGA and Colt Photography
    KGA and Colt Photography
    A 360 degree perspective into the life of a creative pioneer
  • KGA’s Poof
    KGA’s Poof

  • Hook’Em Horns for Dress for Success
    Hook’Em Horns for Dress for Success
    October 2008
  • KGA and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Honoring…
    KGA and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Honoring…
    September 2008
  • KGA, Barbara Jones and Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    KGA, Barbara Jones and Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    September 10, 2008
  • Kelly Gale Amen: A Video Retrospective
    Kelly Gale Amen: A Video Retrospective
    Mark Larsen has put together an excellent video detailing the tremendous impact Kelly Gale Amen has had over the years. Please take a few minutes and enjoy the video below.
  • KGA “On the Move” Exploring Green
    KGA “On the Move” Exploring Green
    The end of an era and the beginning of a creative and new design. KGA explores simple and clean.
  • KGA Selected as 2008 Inaugural “Star of Design” by Decorative…
    KGA Selected as 2008 Inaugural “Star of Design” by Decorative…
  • KGA and the Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Memorial Bench…
    KGA and the Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Memorial Bench…
  • KGA Unveils the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise…
    KGA Unveils the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise…
    March 13, 2008, Historic Magnolia Brewery Building’s, “Petal Gallery”
  • KGA and Photographer Sergio Santos Collaborate for FOTOFEST
    KGA and Photographer Sergio Santos Collaborate for FOTOFEST
    Transformed Permanence represents the collaborative efforts of art furniture designer Kelly Gale Amen and photographer Sergio Santos
  • Installation of the KGA LT. General Thomas P. Stafford, Astronaut…
    Installation of the KGA LT. General Thomas P. Stafford, Astronaut…
    Saturday, February 23, 2008, Weatherford, OK
  • KGA and Photographer Jack Potts Present “Two Sides”
    KGA and Photographer Jack Potts Present “Two Sides”
    What does a famous designer, punk, business woman, stay-at-home mom, and a powerful social director have in common? Opening: February 21, 2008 – Inversion Coffee House
  • The KGA Functional Art Bench Program
    The KGA Functional Art Bench Program
    Award-winning Houston designer Kelly Amen, formerly of Weatherford, donates his special Stafford Benches to be purchased by donors at the Stafford Air and Space Museum
  • KGA to exhibit themed dinner table at “Dinner in the…
    KGA to exhibit themed dinner table at “Dinner in the…
    Opening: January 11, 2008, Untitled [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, OK

  • The Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy’s “Paint Day In…
    The Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy’s “Paint Day In…
    Another successful Paint Day in the Park took place on August 13, 2007 at Lee LeClear Tennis Center.
  • No Shortage There
    No Shortage There
    Bering & James; Opening: December 12 , 2007
  • “Have a Seat” – KGA Featured in Antique Shops &…
    “Have a Seat” – KGA Featured in Antique Shops &…
    Kelly Gale Amen, designer, artist, philanthropist. Choose any of those titles and they fit, yet try to describe Kelly in one word and you can’t.
  • KGA Featured in October/November 2007 Issue of the Atlanta Peach
    KGA Featured in October/November 2007 Issue of the Atlanta Peach
    All in the Family: Designer Kelly Gale Amen creates an environment of easy luxury for his cousin Todd Tautfest
  • KGA Memorial Benches Dedicated at Stafford Air & Space Museum
    KGA Memorial Benches Dedicated at Stafford Air & Space Museum
    Two new art benches donated by KGA were recently dedicated as permanent fixtures of the Stafford Air & Space Museum.
  • KGA to be featured in Beautiful Homes of Texas
    KGA to be featured in Beautiful Homes of Texas
    Published and available in Summer of 2007
  • Oklahoma Arts Council
    Oklahoma Arts Council
    KGA Memorial Bench included in the official state art collection of Oklahoma
  • KGA & Looscan Library
    KGA & Looscan Library
    September 2007
  • No Shortage Here/No Shortage There
    No Shortage Here/No Shortage There
    Corpus Christi, Islander Gallery , September 14 – October 21, 2007
  • KGA and Cinco Year 3
    KGA and Cinco Year 3
    August 25, 2007
  • KGA and Paint Day Featured in August 2007 Issue of…
    KGA and Paint Day Featured in August 2007 Issue of…
  • Kelly Gale Amen – “Out of the Box”
    Kelly Gale Amen – “Out of the Box”
    Galerie GAM, Monaco – July 9, 2007
  • The Amen Bed
    The Amen Bed
    The Amen Bed is a custom-made canvas upholstered art bed by renowned furniture artist Kelly Gale Amen.
  • KGA and Just Dinner Featured in April 2007 issue of…
    KGA and Just Dinner Featured in April 2007 issue of…
    April 1, 2007
  • KGA and Inversion Coffee Featured in April 2007 issue of…
    KGA and Inversion Coffee Featured in April 2007 issue of…
    April 1, 2007
  • WATERCOLOUR. RENAISSANCE NOW
    WATERCOLOUR. RENAISSANCE NOW
    After 14 years of visual embrace and adventure it is time to change. Watch as the process takes hold and watercolor enters a period of transition and style.

  • KGA Featured in Mystical Garden of Jewish Community Center
    KGA Featured in Mystical Garden of Jewish Community Center
    View as Kelly unviels his Memorial Bench at the Mystical Garden
  • KGA Featured in Art is the Good Life
    KGA Featured in Art is the Good Life
    Click to view as Kelly Gale Amen invites you to Art is the Good Life
  • Shout Amen
    Shout Amen
    Click to Shout about Kelly Gale Amen
  • KGA Featured in August 2006 Issue of House & Home…
    KGA Featured in August 2006 Issue of House & Home…
    Click here to read the complete article
  • KGA Featured in Houston House & Home Magazine: July 2006
    KGA Featured in Houston House & Home Magazine: July 2006
    A complete biographical write-up on KGA was published in the July issue of Houston House & Home Magazine.
  • The Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy’s “Paint Day In…
    The Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy’s “Paint Day In…
    On July 10, 2006 Houston’s own designer extraordinaire Kelly Gale Amen brought “art in action” to the kids of the Zina Garrison Academy at Memorial Park.
  • KGA Donates Art Furniture Bench to Thomas P. Stafford Air…
    KGA Donates Art Furniture Bench to Thomas P. Stafford Air…
    On March 29, KGA donated an art furniture bench to the Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Center in his hometown of Weatherford, OK.
  • Divine Design Houston
    Divine Design Houston
    The Houston Alumnae of Pi Beta Phi, a national membership fraternity of more than 180,000 business professionals, held its “Divine Design Houston” benefit gala on April 3-5, 2006. KGA was featured as part of the Pi Beta Phi 2006 Showcase.
  • The Radar Art : Houston Magazine : March 2006
    The Radar Art : Houston Magazine : March 2006
    KGA Featured in Houston Magazine article announcing grand opening of the new Bering & James art gallery in Houston, TX.
  • Bering & James Gallery hosts Kelly Gale Amen at FotoFest…
    Bering & James Gallery hosts Kelly Gale Amen at FotoFest…
    Interior designer Kelly Gale Amen will feature a piece of original fabric furniture, then covered in resin and perched on oil drums in the center of the new Bering & James gallery space beginning March 17, 2006. The exhibit will also be featured as part of FotoFest 2006.

  • Join Us at the 2005 Art Car Parade
    Join Us at the 2005 Art Car Parade
    Saturday, May 14, 2005 : The KGA Energy’s Blue Bonnet Express filled with good friends from THE ZINA GARRISON ALL COURTS TENNIS ACADEMY will be rolling along in this year’s art car parade titled “Magic of the Moving Marvels.”
  • KGA Receives “Service with Love” Award at Zina Garrison All…
    KGA Receives “Service with Love” Award at Zina Garrison All…
    Kelly Gale Amen is an active supporter and Honorary Committee member of the Academy which serves to teach Houston’s youth life skills and personal responsibility through positive role models and the sport of tennis.
  • Hats Off To You!
    Hats Off To You!
    Kelly Gale Amen creates the gala centerpiece for The Women’s Home Auxiliary Style Show held November 14, 2005 in Houston.
  • Kelly Gale Amen’s Dark & Stormy Décor
    Kelly Gale Amen’s Dark & Stormy Décor
    KGA is featured in the Houston Chronicle GLOSS special section in October 2005.
  • KGA Poofs and Art Furniture on Exhibit at Bering and…
    KGA Poofs and Art Furniture on Exhibit at Bering and…
    Saturday, November 5, 2005 : KGA custom art furniture will be on display at Bering and James’ The Season of Lights gallery exhibit on November 5 from 6-9 p.m.
  • KGA Featured at Bering and James’ CINCO Show
    KGA Featured at Bering and James’ CINCO Show
    Saturday, August 27, 2005 : KGA is featured at Bering and James’ CINCO group art exhibition on August 27 from 6-9 p.m. Bering and James is a Houston-based art gallery showcasing artists from around Texas.
  • KGA Memorial Bench Installed at City of Houston Bob Lanier…
    KGA Memorial Bench Installed at City of Houston Bob Lanier…
    In May 2005, the permanent installation Kelly Gale Amen’s “Memorial Bench” in the City of Houston’s Bob Lanier Public Works building
  • KGA Hosts the East Montrose Civic Association Home Tour
    KGA Hosts the East Montrose Civic Association Home Tour
    The East Montrose Civic Association celebrates its neighborhood history with a Home Tour on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This historic Houston area is rich in architectural design and appeal from the early 20th century.
  • From Forest to Sea
    From Forest to Sea
    Corpus Christi & Houston, TX (as published in Houston House & Home Magazine : March 2005)
  • KGA Design Featured in Home Tour
    KGA Design Featured in Home Tour
    Traditional décor, custom interior design and antique furnishings are among the themes of homes on the first ever home tour organized by Epworth United Methodist Church.
  • Minimalist Opulence
    Minimalist Opulence
    Corpus Christi, Texas : January 2005 (as published in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
  • KGA and The Duchesne Academy Bring The Wizard of OZ…
    KGA and The Duchesne Academy Bring The Wizard of OZ…
    Kelly Amen and The KGA Engery help create The Wizard of OZ Chair with The Duchesne Academy’s 2005 Eighth Grade Class.

  • H.I.S.D. and J. Will Jones Elementary Unveil Installation of KGA…
    H.I.S.D. and J. Will Jones Elementary Unveil Installation of KGA…
    Students and faculty at H.I.S.D.’s J. Will Jones Elementary school celebrate the installation of the first in a series of KGA Bronze & Fossil Stone single benches at the school.
  • KGA Showcases Zina Garrison “Tennis-Paint-Ball” Artwork at 2004 Houston Home…
    KGA Showcases Zina Garrison “Tennis-Paint-Ball” Artwork at 2004 Houston Home…
    Houston, Texas : August 2004
  • Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy 2004 “Tennis-Paint-Ball” Benefit
    Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy 2004 “Tennis-Paint-Ball” Benefit
    KGA donates a hand-painted table, a custom chaise lounge and KGA Signature “Poof” upholstered with “Tennis-Paint-Ball” canvas fabric created by children from the Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy.
  • The Art Car Parade
    The Art Car Parade
    The Bluebonnet Express is rolling again. The Orange Show asked for it and we brought it back! It’s time for fun and The Art Car Parade, Saturday May 8th, 2004.
  • FLUID – FLOW – FLUSH, KGA Energy Exhibit
    FLUID – FLOW – FLUSH, KGA Energy Exhibit
    Kelly Gale Amen, Scott Griesbach and Barbara Jones converge with KGA Energy to create an atmosphere heavy with visuals for FotoFest 2004.
  • “Sculptures”
    “Sculptures”
    Havanna, Cuba, January 26, 2004
  • Quick Touch-Up Expands To Total Remodel
    Quick Touch-Up Expands To Total Remodel
    Kelly Gale Amen transforms this West Houston house from a quick touch-up project to the house this retired couple has always wanted.

  • Doing ‘The Flip’ in Suburbia
    Doing ‘The Flip’ in Suburbia
    Kelly Gale Amen and “The Flip” design process are featured again in Houston House and Home Magazine as KGA reworks the home of Mary and Gerry Averitt.
  • Spectacular Homes of Texas
    Spectacular Homes of Texas
    An impressive showcase of more than 250 colorful photographs of the finest interior designers in the Lone Star State. Peek inside KGA’s personal living compound in Houston’s museum district.
  • KGA Memorial Bronze Park Bench Featured in Eleanor Tinsley Park
    KGA Memorial Bronze Park Bench Featured in Eleanor Tinsley Park
    City of Houston Chooses KGA Design for Eleanor Tinsley Park
  • Living Out Loud Gallery
    Living Out Loud Gallery
    Art Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, Becomes Exclusive Dealer of KGA Memorial Table, Metal Chair and Square Card Table

  • The Fabulous Plan B
    The Fabulous Plan B
    Houston House and Home Magazine features KGA and his signature starting point for many of his designs, known as “The Flip,” to redesign the 1960s rambler home of Joe and Jeanne Gillen.
  • moods*
    moods*
    ME Magazine: Style & Décor, Autumn Issue, Oct./Nov. 2002
  • ME Magazine Two-Page Spread, Inside Front Cover
    ME Magazine Two-Page Spread, Inside Front Cover
    Full Color Fold-Out Supplement, ME Magazine
  • KGA Donates Upholstered Bed to Houston Astros’ Wives Benefit Gala
    KGA Donates Upholstered Bed to Houston Astros’ Wives Benefit Gala
    Black Ties and Baseball Caps, August 26, 2002
  • Sex, Fire and Furniture
    Sex, Fire and Furniture
    ArtsHouston, June 2002
  • Color Solutions
    Color Solutions
    Better Homes and Gardens Books, June 2002
  • KGA Memorial Bronze Park Bench Dedication Ceremony
    KGA Memorial Bronze Park Bench Dedication Ceremony
    Shady Grove Plaza Ground Breaking, April 22, 2002
  • “Fire”
    “Fire”
    March 1 – April 1, 2002
  • The Art of Fine Furniture
    The Art of Fine Furniture
    Houston House & Home, Furniture As Art, March 2002
  • FotoFest 2002
    FotoFest 2002
    002 Magazine, March 2002
  • The Feng Shui of Fire
    The Feng Shui of Fire
    Houston Press, February 28, 2002
  • Livable Luxury
    Livable Luxury
    Houston House & Home, February 2002
  • A FotoFest® Fire
    A FotoFest® Fire
    January 2002

  • New Bench to Offer Solace to Visitors at Urban Oasis
    New Bench to Offer Solace to Visitors at Urban Oasis
    Houston Chronicle, December 6, 2001 KGA, January 25
  • This Comfortable Oasis is Sprinkled With Unconventional Accents to Invite…
    This Comfortable Oasis is Sprinkled With Unconventional Accents to Invite…
    Houston House & Home, Welcome Home, December 2001
  • Kelly Gale Amen: An Interview With A Creator
    Kelly Gale Amen: An Interview With A Creator
    Les Avenues, Sept/Oct 2001
  • Merging the Skills of 25 Designers
    Merging the Skills of 25 Designers
    Houston Lifestyles & Homes, ASID’s Showcase Villa, May 2001
  • Amen to this Irreverent Interior/Illogical Irreverence
    Amen to this Irreverent Interior/Illogical Irreverence
    Houston House & Home, May 2001, Vol. 8 No. 5
  • “Heavy Metal”
    “Heavy Metal”
    Macon and Co., Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • “Kelly Gale Amen & Nall”
    “Kelly Gale Amen & Nall”
    Macon and Co., Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • “ASID Showhouse”
    “ASID Showhouse”
    Texas Association for Interior Design Exhibit, Sugar Land, Texas
  • “Collaboration/Bayou City Cat Fish”
    “Collaboration/Bayou City Cat Fish”
    KGA * John Palmer Art / The Collaboration Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, Texas
  • For Art’s Sake
    For Art’s Sake
    Kelly Gale Amen & John Palmer – Featured Artists
  • Party with KGA Energy
    Party with KGA Energy
    KGA welcomes Jennifer Ringo and Scott Dunn
  • Collaboration
    Collaboration
    KGA * John Palmer Art & Nall, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Holiday Cheer
    Holiday Cheer
    KGA celebrates the Holiday Season
  • Holy Name Retreat Center
    Holy Name Retreat Center
    Kelly Gale Amen’s Triple Bench with Stone Top now is on permanent exhibit at the Holy Name Retreat Center Passionist Community, at 430 Bunker Hill Road in Houston.
  • Da Camera
    Da Camera
    KGA and John Palmer donate cat bed for Da Camera’s silent Auction
  • Interior Design Gallery : The KGA Energy
    Interior Design Gallery : The KGA Energy
    Featured Artist, Kelly Gale Amen and John Palmer Art, Debra Duncan Show, ABC 13, Houston, Texas
  • Lofty Ideas
    Lofty Ideas
  • Light the Way to Literacy
    Light the Way to Literacy
  • Society Spy: Who’s Who
    Society Spy: Who’s Who
    This article originally appeared in Society Spy, August 2000
  • “Tablescapes 2000″ From sedate to far, far out
    “Tablescapes 2000″ From sedate to far, far out
    by Alex Ashcraft, Houston Lifestyles and Homes, May 2000
  • “Tablescapes 2000″
    “Tablescapes 2000″
    Houston Pi Beta Phi Foundation, Houston, Texas
  • AIDS Foundation Houston
    AIDS Foundation Houston
    The Party of a Lifetime, February 2000
  • “The Art of Health”
    “The Art of Health”
    Bayou Bend Family Days, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

  • Designer of Home and Heart
    Designer of Home and Heart
    Sense Houston, November 1999
  • “Westside”
    “Westside”
    Macon and Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Holman Law Offices
    Holman Law Offices
    Holman Law Firm turns to KGA to boost firm’s work environment. Houston Business Journal – Sept. 24, 1999
  • 10th Annual ASID Fantasy Gala
    10th Annual ASID Fantasy Gala
    Celebrationg the launch of Traditional Home’s Interior Design Book, Signature Style
  • Waverly’s Colors of Provence
    Waverly’s Colors of Provence
    Traditional Home Magazine
  • KGA Houston Townhome featured in Traditional Homes
    KGA Houston Townhome featured in Traditional Homes
    Traditional Home Magazine, September 1999
  • Special Affections
    Special Affections
    Texas Magazine, Houston Chronicle, July 1999
  • Renowned Local Artist and Cancer Survivor Kelly Gale Amen Contributes…
    Renowned Local Artist and Cancer Survivor Kelly Gale Amen Contributes…
    Check It Out, Texas Children’s Hospital Publication, June 1999

  • Bright Ideas
    August, 1998
  • Deep Color in a Small Space
    Deep Color in a Small Space
    Paper City, July, 1998
  • “Style with a Smile”
    Traditional Home, May 1998
  • “National Route 66 Museum”
    “National Route 66 Museum”
  • Da Camera of Houston
    Da Camera of Houston
    Surreal Progressive Brunch
  • Metals, Petals and Paints
    Metals, Petals and Paints
    Show At M D Modern Features Works By Houstonians Kelly Gale Amen And Barbara Jones
  • Traditional Home Design Award
    Traditional Home Design Award
    Presented to Kelly Gale Amen

  • Home Design: Opening the bath to the outdoors
    by Madeleine McDermott Hamm, Houston Chronicle Home Design Editor
  • “Sculpture in the Garden: Collection in Harmony with Nature”
    Macon and Co. Fina Art, Atlanta, Georgia
  • “Humidor Exhibition & Auction: Smoke & Mirrors”
    The American Society of Furniture Artists, Houston, Texas

  • A Passion for Pets
    Houston Chronicle, 1996
  • Furniture as Art: Bronze Aluminum & Iron
    The Sculpture Center at Esperante, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • “Furniture of the 90′s: 1996″
    “Furniture of the 90′s: 1996″
    National Competition and Touring Exhibition, ASOFA
  • Style: Two points of view from two designers
    Stories by Madeleine McDermott Hamm, Houston Chronicle Home Design Editor
  • West U family cherishes, preserves charm of home amid huge…
    by Deborah Mann Lake, Houston Post Design Editor
  • Novel House: Writer returns home to palette of color
    Novel House: Writer returns home to palette of color
    by Deborah Mann Lake, Houston Post Design Editor

  • A Kitchen That Works
    A Kitchen That Works
    By Deborah Mann Lake, Houston Renovator (now Houston House & Home)

  • Brushstrokes: Watercolor on the Waves
    Brushstrokes: Watercolor on the Waves
    By Patti Restivo, Luxury Homes
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Dina M. Kohleffel, Director of Development

  • The Fantasy Awaiting
    Southern Accents, July/August


Other Selected Publications:

  • 1997 Houston Style, Houston Home & Living, April/May
    In the Spotlight, Houston Design Resources
  • 1996 Artfully Furnished, Southwest Art, June
    Amento the Art of Furniture, Culture (West Pal Beach), Volume 14
    Art Furniture finds a ’90s Niche, Houston Chronicle, Thursday, May 16
    Cover Article, Public News, May 1, Issue #725
    Exclusively Atlanta
    Cover Article, Houston House & Home, December 1996
    A Passion for Pets, Houston Chronicle
  • 1995-96 Houston Consumer’s Guide
  • 1995 Exhibits Showcase Decorative Arts, Houston Chronicle
  • 1994 Artist’s Renderings, Houston Chronicle, Sunday, June 26
    Room With a View, Houston Chronicle
  • 1993 Sit This One Out!, Style (Baltimore), July/August
    accents, Southern Accents, May/June
    Furnishings the Outdoors, House Beautiful, May
  • 1992 Heavy Duty Designs, Robb Report, December
    Artful Affections, Houston Press, November 19-25
    The Tree is the Key Element, TEXAS: Houston Chronicle Magazine, October 18
    Maxine Messinger, Houston Chronicle, October 5v
    Kelly Amen, Houston at Home, August
    Houston at Home, June 26