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Karen Mazzarella

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Karen Mazzarella, an award-winning, self-taught oil painter, is a native of High Point, North Carolina. She started painting at the age of 15 and had already won numerous local and regional awards in art by the time she graduated high school. At 18, she joined the Army as a linguist and in Germany she met the love of her life in the form of an Air Force Sergeant. Married at 22, she traveled all over the US with her husband, raised their daughter, and completed her BS in Sociology from Excelsior College, NY. Throughout her adult life, she has continued painting and drawing and has had works displayed in various galleries in Washington DC, Virginia, California, North Carolina, Missouri, and Minnesota. Her paintings and prints are collected in states throughout the US.

Karen and her husband, Chuck, live in Alexandria, Virginia.

PLEASE SEE: www.karenmazzarella.com

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Oil Painter Alexandria, VA
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Work Experience:
FINE ART SHOWS AND JURIED COMPETITIONS:
July - August 2008, My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery - Washington DC
April – May 2008, Artery 717 – Alexandria, VA
April 2008, Altered Esthetics Juried Show, Minneapolis, MN
January 2008, All Media Membership Show, The Art League - Alexandria, VA
October - November 2007, City Life, Country Life – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (2 paintings), Fredericksburg, VA
December, October 2007, All Media Membership Show, The Art League – Alexandria, VA
August 2007, Art with Heart Community Action Council Art Fair, Burnsville, MN (invited to create original oil painting used in promotion of this annual event)
April 2007, St Paul Art Crawl – AZ Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
February – March 2007, Elk River Area Arts Alliance “Arts in Harmony” Juried Exhibition
February - March 2007, 10th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery-West, Alexandria, VA
February 2007, Digigraphics Twin Cities Artist Spotlight
November 2006, “Mini Show” – AZ Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
October-November 2006, Altered Esthetics Juried Show, Minneapolis, MN
October 2006, Saint Paul Art Crawl – AZ Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
Fall 2006, Winner of Saint Paul Art Crawl Media Competition
September 2006, Artspace Art Party, Golden Valley, MN
August 2006, Art with Heart Community Action Council Art Fair, Burnsville, MN
July 2006, Feature Solo Show, AZ Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
May 2006, Winner of California Best of Artists and Artisans 2005 Juried Book Series
April 2006, St Paul Art Crawl – AZ Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
February – March, 2006, Elk River Area Arts Alliance “Arts in Harmony” Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention
December 2005, Small Works Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art
November 2005, 39th Annual Adult Art Competitive, Seaside, CA
October-November, 2005, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society Best of America! 2005. Winner of Award of Excellence.
Education:
BS Sociology, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Organizations / Affilations:
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2007-2008
The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 2007-2008
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 2005-2008
Oil Painters of America, 2005-2008
Karen Mazzarella is located in Alexandria, VA and has the following skills: Oil Painter
Art / Creative
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Oil Painter

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I paint realistic landscapes, seascapes, urban scenes, among other subjects.

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Years Experience: 27