Karen attended, by scholarship, and graduated from, the Burnley School of Art in Seattle. She built a successful design studio creating illustrations for national print publications before moving interests on to creating fine art. Some of the places that have shown her work are the Florida Banker International Exhibition at Disney World, San Bernadino County Museum Show, Holter Museum ANA Show, Nicholason Museum Show, C.M. Russell Masters in Miniature Shows, Yellowstone Museum 39th Art Show & Auction, Governor’s Mansion Show, Painted Buffalo Roam Project in West Yellowstone, and numerous gallery shows from New York to Seattle. At present Karen and her husband, John, own and operate Garre Fine Art in Livingston, Montana. She enjoys spending her time outdoors riding her horse and then returning to the studio to paint her impression of the beautiful scenery.
Western Washington State, attended 1961-62
Burnley School of Art, attended 1969-72, graduated 1972 – Cert. in Commercial Art
Honors, Awards & Grants:
Full tuition scholarship – 2 years – granted by Burnley School of Art
Partial tuition scholarship – 1 year – granted by Burnley School of Art
Numerous commercial art and illustration for magazines, newspapers, label & box design, business logos and corporate annual reports under the self-created design company “Anderson Design Studio.” (1972-1977)
Livingston Gallery Association
Karen attended, by scholarship, and graduated from, the Burnley School of Art in Seattle. She built a successful design studio creating illustrations for national print publications before moving her concentration to fine art. At present Karen and her husband, John, own and operate Garre Fine Art in Livingston, Mt., where they present their own paintings. Karen loves to spend time in the outdoors riding her horse and then return to the studio to paint her impression of the beautiful scenery.
- The Florida Banker International Art Exhibition, Disney World.
- Mother Lode National Art Exhibition, Taos, NM.
- San Bernadino Art Association Inland Show, San Bernadino, CA.
- Pilot Club International Fine Arts Exhibition – honorable mention.
- San Bernadino County Museum Show.
- Putnam County Arts Council Show, ’91, New York.
- Art Moves Gallery Show, Jefferson Valley, New York.
- Summer Festival Art Show, Bozeman, Montana.
- M.I.A. Group Show, Bozeman, Montana.
- Muscoot Farm Invitational Show, New York.
- Jazz Show, DeWeese Gallery, Bozeman, Montana.
- C.M. Russell Show, ’97, Great Falls, Montana.
- Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
- Virginia Barret Gallery, Chappaqua, New York.
- Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, Washington.
- Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon.
- Northwest Pastel Society Show, William Reese Gallery, Wenatchee, Washington.
- High Spirits Gallery, Wenatchee, Washington.
- Colburns Gallery, Spokane, Washington.
- Issaquah Gallery, Issaquah, Washington.
- Danforth Gallery, Livington, Montana.
- Willow Creek Gallery, Willow Creek, Montana.
- River Gallery, Irvington, New York.
- Northridge Gallery, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
- ANA 26 Show, Holter Museum, Helena, Montana.
- Linneman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
- Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.
- A Fine Line, Bozeman, Montana.
- Governor’s Mansion Show, Helena, Montana.
- Beall Park Second Annual Garden Tour Show, Bozeman, Montana.
- Planet Bronze, Bozeman, Montana.
- 39th Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction
- The Painted Buffalo Roam Project, West Yellowstone, Mt. 2007
- C.M. Russell, Masters in Miniature Show, Great Falls, Mt. 2007 and 2008
- C.M.Russell Museum Show 2007