Celebrating – Third Prize – Bowers Museum Invitational Art Show 2008

So this was the result of last weekend’s art show at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. This was the first invitational museum show I’ve participated in, and I was thrilled to learn that I received one of the top prizes for “Sunset Magic.” Now, I’m hoping that it will find a good home soon. The next time I’ll be showing it will be at the Pasadena Artwalk on October 11, across from the Pasadena Playhouse on El Molino Avenue between Colorado Blvd. and Green Street. Full details are on my website events page.

Selling one of my Tuscany-inspired paintings to a delightful new bride who is decorating her home (Hi Sandra!) was the frosting on the weekend cake.

Now, I’ve got to catch up on my correspondence and head back to the easel! Look for more work here very soon. Like tomorrow, probably.



  1. Anita
    September 22, 2008

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Both on the prize and the sale, good luck at the Pasadena artwalk.

  2. Shirley
    September 22, 2008

    Congratulations – and so nice to meet you in your photo. Would’nt it be nice if we regularly had faces to match with names for EDM members?

  3. Jenny
    September 22, 2008

    Whoo-hoo! Congratulations! Well-deserved! Beautiful painting!

    I’m impressed with how you find the time to paint with so much going on.

  4. MaryO
    September 22, 2008

    Congratulations on both your much deserved award and the sale! May you enjoy many more of both.

  5. Lydia Velarde
    September 22, 2008

    Congratulations Karen! That’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Barbara Weeks
    September 23, 2008

    Congratulations! Well done and well deserved.

  7. Cathy (Kate) Johnson
    September 23, 2008

    WAHOO!!! Congratulations, girl…I can’t believe your meteoric success, but yes, you’ve earned every bit. Hard work DOES pay off!

  8. Nancy Patterson
    September 23, 2008

    Congratulations Karen! Your art work is FANTASTIC! I have enjoyed seeing all your posts! This piece sure deserved to win!!!

    Good luck on the sales..and keep painting! With all the great work you are turning out, you are going to be dubbed the 21st Century Van Gogh!

  9. theartbrush
    September 23, 2008

    Karen- Congratulations- this landscape is well done,as are the others.
    one gets the feeling that you want to, walk on into your paintings
    Happy Brushing– pete

  10. Bill
    September 23, 2008

    Good to see. Congratulations! Day by day, hard work, is the key.
    Again, you’re on your way.

  11. Marian Fortunati
    September 23, 2008

    Wonderful NEWS!! Not surprising that you won a prize AND sold a painting, however… Your work is lovely.
    I know, however, that it is gratifying to have peers and others recognize the work you do… so way to go, Karen!

  12. Rachel
    September 23, 2008

    CONGRATULATIONS- and it is a richly deserved award :) You have definitely earned it!!

  13. Tami
    September 24, 2008

    Way to go, Karen!!!!!!!!

  14. Timaree (freebird)
    September 24, 2008

    Congratulations. I think you deserve a prize for preserving how California looks before it gets all covered up with buildings!!

  15. Kathleen
    September 25, 2008

    how wonderful for you –you are a great artist and inspiration for us all thanks for all you do for EDM — I am sure this kind of validation is just the best -way to go !

  16. Jana Bouc
    September 25, 2008

    Congratulations Karen. I enjoyed finally getting back to your blog and seeing all the beautiful work you’ve been doing. It was nice seeing your beautiful self too in this photo.

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