Karen Israel [NRA 2012]
First name: Karen ;
Middle name: ;
Last name: Israel ;
Member: Non-resident artist member ;
Begin: November 27, 2012 ;
End: n/a ;
Karen Israel’s pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints.
Karen is an experienced teacher in pastel technique and the principles of art and she enjoys seeing the enormous progress made by her students.
Over the years, Her work has won numerous awards in national and international juried exhibits, dating back to 2011.
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.
In June 2020,Karen was a featured artist on Artsy Shark https://www.artsyshark.com/2020/06/30/featured-artist-karen-israel/ and her work has placed in the Pastel Journal Magazines top 100, in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2021.
Karen’s work is featured in Practique Des Arts Volume #153 Sept 2020 and #47 April 2018.
Her 5 pastels are honored with its inclusion in an exhibition at Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, France in May 2022. This exhibit honors American Women Pastelists.
Karen’s work has been included in a traveling exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Museum, the New Haven Museum and the Connecticut River Museum. Her work is part of the permanant collection, New Haven Paint and Clay.
Copley Society of Art, 2021
American Artist Professional League, Fellow Maxima Cum Lade,2020
Lyme Art Association, Elected Member,2018
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Signature Member,2018
Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist,2016
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Elected Member, 2016
Audubon Artist Association, Elected Member,2016
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Elected Member,2016
Salmagundi Club, NYC, Artist Member,2015
Academic Artists Association, Elected Member, 2015
Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member,2014
International Association of Pastel Society, Master Circle,2013
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Record birth date:
December 23, 2019
Last updated: October 15, 2021 at 16:30 pm