How to draw the figure using Conte crayon, September 2013

Conté is a tricky medium – sometimes it acts more like charcoal and sometimes it acts like a crayon. That’s not unusual when you consider that conte’ is a combination of graphite or charcoal and wax. It was invented by Frenchman Nicolas-Jacque Conté in 1795. When I draw with conté I try to use a lighter touch, otherwise my drawing gets too dark,…

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How to move if you’re an artist: Big paintings aren’t easy! May 25, 2013

Every artist has to deal with it sooner or later  – packing their belongings for a move. For painters and drawers, moving the tools of the trade is fairly straightforward. Brushes, paints, palette knives, pencils, pastels and charcoal fit easily in a box. But if you have big paintings like I do, the very idea of moving feels overwhelming. From 1983 –…

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Chastain Arts Center: Spring Show and Sale, May 17 – June 2, 2012

The annual Spring Art Show and Sale features a dazzling array of artwork created by instructors and students of Chastain Arts Center. More than 70 artists will be showcasing jewelry, painting, pottery, and much, much more. With the anticipated variety of styles and media, there is bound to be something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. The opening reception and…

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Art of the Golden Generation: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Jan 14- Mar 25, 2012

The 8th biennial juried exhibition, Art of the Golden Generation, is presented by The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University. The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is pleased to once again be the venue for this exhibition in fulfillment of our mission to “build community through art.” The Juror for this year’s Art of the Golden Generation…

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Everyday Heroes – Recent Work by Karen Adams, March 7 – April 4, 2011

Everyday Heroes – Recent Work by Karen Adams is on exhibit at The Last Resort Grill in Athens, Mar 7 – Apr 4, 2011. An opening reception will be held from 3-5pm on Sunday, March 13. Karen describes her paintings: “In this series of paintings begun in late 2008, I have recycled reproductions of sculpture to create new figurative imagery….

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I Direttori – Honoring the past directors of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Cortona Studies Abroad Program Feb 1, 2011

        On February 25, 2011 from 7-9pm in the lobby of Terminus 100 Building, the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art honors our past directors of the Cortona Italy Studies Abroad program. We celebrate retired directors Rick Johnson, R.G. Brown, Larry Millard, and founding director Jack Kehoe. We also welcome new director Chris Robinson. Works by these…

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Karen Adams presents artwork to Roger Daltrey of The Who, at BB King’s NYC, Jan 17, 2011

Karen Adams, artist from Atlanta, Georgia, presented The Who’s Roger Daltrey with artwork at B. B. King’s Blues Club in New York City on January 17, 2011. Karen  was a participant in David Fishof’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps in Los Angeles in 2005 and 2006 where she met and performed with Daltrey. Following the 2005 camp, Karen created a…

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The 2nd Atlanta Artists Association Art & Music Bash: Friday, Dec 11, 2009 at Kavarna, Decatur, Georgia

The Second Atlanta Artists Association Art & Music Bash will be held at Kavarna, Decatur, Georgia on Friday, Dec 11, 2009 at 7pm. New art will be exhibited by Karen Adams, Michael McGill, and Rob Hoover. Live music by Atlanta band, The Head will begin at 8pm. The artwork will be on exhibit through Jan  11, 2010. Karen Adams is…

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Chastain Arts Center – Holiday Show & Sale: Nov 20 – Dec 19, 2009

Chastain Arts Center 2009 Holiday Show & Sale November 20 – December 19, 2009. Opening reception on Friday, Nov 20, 5:30-8pm. Lots of great art! An incredible variety of paintings, drawings, pottery and more. Karen has two paintings in this show of exceptional artists.

Little Things Mean a Lot – Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 19, 2009 – Jan 9, 2010

Little Things Mean a Lot is the Swan Coach House Gallery’s annual exhibition of small works, a seasonal fixture since 2003. Curator Marianne Lambert chooses a select number of regional Georgia artists to exhibit; the catch is they must submit artwork that is no larger than 8″ x 8″. There are nearly 200 artworks in a variety of styles and mediums, including…

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