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American Abstract Painter Karen Jacobs
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"I remain totally challenged by abstract painting and feel that everything that came before was in preparation for the work I do now.
Karen Jacobs

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Artist Statement - Karen Jacobs

My paintings are a process of exploration. There are no messages or hidden agendas, other than to reveal the discoveries made during my investigations. Perhaps I do take cues from familiar surroundings and perhaps the steamy southern summers, rich patinas of aged surfaces and the mystery of moss-draped wetlands do find their way into my work. But not as images, not obviously and certainly not intentionally.

There is, of course, the seed of an idea or a bit of a plan when I begin, but I am quickly directed by the work, answering the needs, sorting the puzzles and discovering solutions. I work with layers of thick and thin color, washed or scumbled over a textured surface. Traces are left by assorted mark makers, lines are straight, curved or gestural, surfaces are wiped, dripped and spattered; all adding to an eventual sense of accumulation and the essence of time.

Career Highlights - Karen Jacobs

Over twentyfive years of gallery representation throughout the US.

Represented in over 100 regional, national and international competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.

International traveling exhibitions have included Japan and Canada.

Featured in Birmingham Magazine, October, 2002

Featured in Focus/Santa Fe Magazine, June, 2001

Supplied 24 paintings for the movie, 'THE NEXT BIG THING' produced in NYC, 2000

Featured in New American Paintings, No. 20, May, 1999, a Juried Exhibition-in-Print

National Galleries Endowment Award - 73rd National Watercolor Society Exhibition, and First Place honors in the 23rd Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition.

Signature Membership in the National Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society
and the Louisiana Watercolor Society.

Fifteen year member of Mississippi Art Colony; a semi-annual artist's retreat for painting and critique.

A participant in the "Alabama Print Portfolio," which is included in most Alabama museum collections.

Alabama Arts Council Grant for the Governor's Arts Awards.

Board of Directors member for several art organizations including the Louisiana Watercolor Society,
Mississippi Art Colony and Women's Art Alliance.

Featured artist in 'American Artist Watercolor '93, Spring issue', "Inspired by Nature."

Featured artist for the PBS station WYES-TV Art Collection Twelve video promotional.

Selected artist for the New Orleans Museum of Art 'Art in Bloom' Poster.

Arts Council of New Orleans Percent for Art selection on two occasions.

Resident Studio Artist, Kentuck Art Center, Northport, AL.

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Karen Jacobs


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