BY Karen Anne Baldauski, Maine artist
"Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Coast" (scroll below to see) won the Silver Medal out of 503 entries in the 2019 distinguished New England Watercolor Society's (NEWS) Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH.
This was Karen's very first entry to NEWS and a $750 prize given to Karen in the Awards ceremony.
In the following year, Karen's painting was once again juried into the 2020 NEWS National Open Exhibition. Karen's "Periwrinklers Racing The Tide" was purchased
for $2400 just as the painting was about to be shipped home following the close of the December show at the NEWS Gallery in the Plymouth Center For The Arts, Plymouth, MA.
New works by Karen may be exhibited on this website as they become availalble.
Karen submitted two entries to the
NEWS 2021 New England Regional Juried Exhibition:
WINTER FOX was accepted!
Contact NEWS for purchase information.
Regional juried shows, on odd numbered years, are open to any watercolor artist living in New England, either full or part-time, or represented by a New England gallery.
This year's juror was Anni Crouter, AWS, SAA.
Google her name and visit the listing for an exhibition of 25 of her works hosted by the Art Renewal Center which promotes realistic art. Her work is stunning, awesome, and totally inspiring! Most of the work depicts animals and often are life-size. Incredible work!
HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER RUGGED COAST won the SILVER MEDAL ($750 award), 2019, in a Portsmouth, NH exhibition hosted by the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS). The acrylic painting measures 22x30 before framing. by Karen Anne Baldauski. There were 503 entrants to this prestigious exhibition. The judge was Antonio Masi, president, American Watercolor Society. NFS
Above: EDGE OF THE SEA, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas
"Spring Lambs", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
Bob is the captain of the boat when Karen goes to sea, or up rivers, and across lakes throughout Maine. Hallmark Cards recruited Karen for her first job to learn to be a package designer and engineer prior to her stretching her wings to develop a professional career in graphic design in New York City, England, and finally setting up her own design business in Maine in 1978. Retired from commercial work which supported her throughout life, Karen has a home and farm in Downeast Maine where her most obsessive work takes the form of painting. She says: I wouldn't be alive without having the chance to do artwork; its just something I love to do as I explore life and improve my skills along the way. Karen is also a Registered Maine Guide.
Bob: "Let's go!"