Karen Lemelson's Art

Artist’s Statement 


I have been a photographer for many years and have expanded my involvement in the arts through drawing and painting.  

 

Art is a means of exploration of the world around me. It is the challenge of capturing and simplifying essential elements, enlarging them to fill the painting and expressing the personality of the
subject.  I strive to convey my interpretation of the subject and not just merely render a likeness.  Art has brought an awakening sensitivity to the world around me and I hope to bring the viewer of my art
along with me on this journey.

 

Juried Association Memberships

 

  •     Arizona Artists Guild

  •     Arizona Watercolor Association

  •     Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona

 

Juried Exhibitions and Awards

 

  •     The State Fair Arts (2002 and 2003)
  •     The 2003 Celebration of Arts presented by the Peoria Arts Commission
  •     Vistas ’03 presented by the Church of the Beatitudes Arts Council
  •     Glendale Arts Council 40th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Spring 2003
  •     Arizona Artists Guild Annual Spring Exhibition 2003
  •     Arizona Artists Guild Annual Fall Exhibition 2003
  •     Arizona Artists Guild Annual Fall Exhibition 2004
  •     Arizona Artists Guild Annual Fall Exhibition 2005
  •     Arizona Watercolor Association Fall 2004 Membership Exhibition
  •     Arizona Watercolor Association Fall 2005 Membership Exhibition
  •     Arizona Watercolor Association Spring 2008 Membership Exhibition – Award of Merit
  •     Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona Annual Exhibition 2008 – Merchant Award
  •     Arizona Watercolor Association Spring 2010 Membership Exhibition


Other Exhibitions

   

  • Church of the Beatitudes Narthex Art Exhibit, Fall 2003, (Solo Exhibit)
  • Church of the Beatitudes Narthex Art Exhibit, Spring 2005, (Group of Nine Artists)
  • Church of the Beatitudes Narthex Art Exhibit, Summer 2007 (Executive Board Members of the Arizona Watercolor Association)
  • Art in the Plaza, Working Artist's Studio, April 2012. May 2013, March 2014