Artist karen israel

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Karen Israel’s pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. Karen enjoys teaching pastel as much as she enjoys painting, and she has had the honor of jurying local and national exhibits. 
In June 2020,Karen was a featured artist on Artsy Shark https://www.artsyshark.com/2020/06/30/featured-artist-karen-israel/ 
Karen's work is featured in Practique Des Arts Volume #153 Sept 2020 and 
her 5 pastels are honored with its inclusion in an exhibition at Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, France in May 2021. In 2018, Karen's work was featured in Practique Des Arts Volume #47
Karen's work has been included in a traveling exhibit at both the Lyman Allyn Museum,Ct and the New Haven Museum,Ct.
Her work has won numerous awards in national and international juried exhibits over the years dating back to 2011 such as Third Place in Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 in both 2012 and in 2014. Her work received an Honorable Mentions in this same competition in 2018 and 2020. In 2019,Karen’s work won Best in Show at the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s National exhibit and the Flora Giffuni Memorial Award with the American Artist’s Professional League. Karen serves on the Board of Governors with the Pastel Society of America where she has earned the title of Master Pastelist.  
Membership of Associations

Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member,Past- President
International Association of Pastel Society, Master Circle
American Artist Professional League, Elected Member
Academic Artist Association, Elected Member
Salmagundi Club, NYC, Artist Member
Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Elected Member
Allied Artist Association, Associate Member
Lyme Art Association, Elected Member
Audubon Artist Association, Elected Member
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Elected Member




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