The invitation to paint a small painting for the Florence Griswold Museum 2023 is an honor. Thank you to FGM Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing for recommending me for this opportunity.
Honored to be invited by David and Pam Lussier to exhibit in their downtown Kittery Maine gallery for the 2022-2023 holiday season. See online sales through January 2023 | davidlussiergallery.com.
Awarded Invitation Solo Exhibition (CAS) Clinton Art Society | Nov. 2022 - Jan. 2023Read Now
Florencs Griswold Museum Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing Juror for Clinton Art Society 2022 Summer Exhibition WinnerRead Now
Florence Griswold Museum Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing juries for the Clinton Art Society summer exhibition 2022. Honored to announce my Pondering Series paintings earned First Place Exhibition Winner. The prize for this award is a solo show in the Andrew Memorial Hall November 3, 2022 - January 31, 2023. The award was presented by the renowned chef Jacques Pepin. Meeting the gracious Pepin was a thrill. I am honored to be the winner of this exhibition including over 100 accomplished shoreline artists.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Connecticut State College and University System (CSCU) through (TRCC) Three Rivers Community College, Summer 2022.Read Now
ALLA PRIMA PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN MAINE. THIS BOLG IS NEW.
Connecticut State College and University System (CSCU) Professional Development Grant from (TRCC) Three Rivers Community College, Summer 2022.
Back to my roots as a painter working Alla Prima. These oil paintings are under 12 inches. They are painted direct on the spot, working quickly to complete them in two-hours. Some are not complete because the mosquitoes literally carried me away at times, lol, but seriously! Using the Alla Prima process increases the overall quality of paintings in the long run. Hopefully the short run too.
Karen Bartone Studio
Updates on exhibitions and other honors.