The Recognitions: A New Year of Loving Co-Creatively with Joey Veltkamp
Artslant, January 10, 2011, Jessica Powers
Veltkamp is a self-trained and greatly under-appreciated painter with areas of expertise which expand beyond his practice as a painter and into his behavior as a member of a community. His remarkable sociability and energy seem to infect everything he touches.
Self-taught artist Joey Veltkamp brings western scenes to city
The Spectator, February 24, 2010, Aubrey Eyre
"It won't be long before Joey Veltkamp blows up," [Gretchen] Bennett says, expressing that he is becoming one of the most widely and favorably recognized artists in the Seattle scene.
Yet Veltkamp remains humble about his status as an artist, and he is excited to continue with inspiration from life as he is experiencing it now.
Another Bouncing Ball, January 26, 2010, Regina Hackett
Somewhere between Paint By Numbers and overexposed film negatives are the blue paintings of Joey Veltkamp. Boldly present and barely there, they are illusions floating on soap bubbles and gone.
City Arts Magazine, November 2009, Bond Huberman
If you go to art openings in Seattle, you know Joey Veltkamp. Not “know him” in the celebrity sense that makes you stare from across the room and whisper to your friend, “That’s Joey Veltkamp!” Instead, you’re likely to stroll right across the gallery and give him a hug.