KAREN ISRAEL

CPS; IAPS/MC; PSA-MP

Membership of Associations 
 


Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member, Past President
International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Circle
American Artist Professional League, Fellow
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, Associate Member
Audubon Artist, Elected Member
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Elected Member
Catherine Lorrilaird Wolfe Art Club Elected

 

Awards


Best in Show, Southington Cultural Community Art Center
First Place, Catharine Lorillard-Wolfe Art Club Online Exhibit
Jack Richeson Award, Art Center East Multimedia Exhibit
Great American Award, Pastel Society of America Enduring Brilliance Exhibit
Anchor Line Award, New Hampshire Pastel Society National Exhibit
Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor, American Artist Professional League 89th Grand National Exhibit
Honorable Mention Pastel, Journal Pastel 100 Competition, 2017
Board of Directors Award, Connecticut Pastel Society
Gold Medal for Pastels, Audubon Artist
Merit Award, New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Merit Award, Great Lakes Pastel Society
Third Place, Wethersfield Academy of Art
M.H. Hurlimann-Armstrong Award, Pastel Society of America
Allied Artist of America Pastel Award, Allied Artist of America
First Place, New Hartford Art League
Rosalie Carreira Pastel Award, Academic Artist Association
Third Place Portrait Category, Pastel Journal, Pastel 100, 2012
Third Place Wildlife Category, Pastel Journal, Pastel 100, 2014
Joseph V. Gifunni Foundation Award, Pastel Society of America
Elizabeth L. Greeley Award, New Haven Paint and Clay
Honorable Mention, International Association of Pastel Society
Best in Show, CRT National Arts Council

 

Demonstrator/Instructor/Juror

Juror for Pastel Society of New Jersey Signature Member Exhibit 2017
Juror for Adirondack Pastel Society National Exhibit 2017
Instructor in Drawing the Portrait in Pastel, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Connecticut 2015
Juror FIrehouse Gallery, Doors and Window Exhibit, 2015
“Making Magic with Pastels”, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn NY, 2014
Juvenile Diabletes Foundation Gala, 2014
Jerry’s Artarama, 2014
Avon Arts Association, 2014
Windsor Palette and Brush Club, 2013
Tolland County Art Association, 2013
Juror Middletown Art Guild’s Exhibit, 2012

 

Education/Contemporary Artist Influences

Frank Federico, Doug Gillette, Liz Heywood-Sullivan, Christine Ivers, Leslie Lillian Levy, Richard Mckinley, Alain Picard, Claudia Post