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  • About Karen Fitzgerald


    KAREN FITZGERALD lives and works in Newburyport, MA. She was an art/photo teacher in the public schools for 28 years, retired and painting full time for competition and pleasure. "As far as I can remember, I always wanted to be an artist. I fell in love with the watercolor medium at an early age and although I have dabbled in many different media, it is still my medium of choice, my first love. Photography is a wonderful medium that I still do and love. It forces me to work with details, composition and the light/color in front of me.”

    Philadelphia Watercolor Society International Works on Paper Anniversary Show, 2020
    Academic Artist Association 70th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism, 2020,2021
    Marblehead Art Association, “Variations” Annual Regional Show, 2020, 2021
    Second Place, NAWA, Washington DC, “Transparency” National Juried Show, 2019
    Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Show, 2018, 2019, 2020
    Honorable Mention, Rhode Island Watercolor Society “ Colorscapes” juried show, 2019
    Connecticut Women Artists, Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, 2017, 2019
    Cape Cod Art Center, International Juried Photography Online Exhibits, 2019, 2020
    Dick Blick Materials Award II, North East Watercolor Society International Society, 2018
    North East Annual International Watercolor Society’s Juried Shows, 2016, 2017, 2018
    Third Place, Rhode Island Watercolor Society “Light and Shadow”, Juried Open show, 2018
    Honorable Mention, Rockport Art Association, Photography, 2018
    Honorable Mention, Professional, Watercolor, Topsfield Fair 2017, 2018 3rd place, 1993)
    Plymouth Center of the Arts Annual Photography juried Spring Exhibit, 2018, 2020
    Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Open Juried and Member juried shows, 2017 thru 2019
    NAWA juried Shows, 2016-2020
    Adirondacks National Juried Exhibition of American Watercolors, 2017
    Acceptance into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 120th Juried Open Show, New York, 2016
    Juror’s Choice Award, Arlington Center of the Arts, All Watercolor juried show, 2015
    First place, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Award for work in Photography, NAA juried, 2012
    Newburyport Artist Association, Juried and member open shows 2009-2020
    North East Watercolor Society, Signature member
    Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Signature member
    North Shore Arts Association, Juried Artist member
    National Association of Women Artists, Juried Artist member (NY, MA chapters)
    Rockport Artist Association, Juried Photography member
    Newburyport Art Association; 2009-present, Master Artist member
    New England Watercolor Society, Associate member
    American Watercolor Society, Associate Member
    Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Associate Member

    NAWA, MA: Thompson Gallery, Weston, Ma, “With Eyes Open”, 2018
    NAWA, MA: Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, Ma, “Breaking Point”, 2019
    NAWA, MA: Rocky Neck Colony, Gloucester, “Extremes and In-Betweens”, 2019
    NAWA, Ma: Fountain Street, Boston, MA, “Lust After” 2020
    Newburyport Magazine, “Still a sparkling Season” 2020

    Pleasant Street Gallery at the Vintage Chic
    Founding member of Co-Op of 26 artists members, Newburyport, 2020

    SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA. 1999 - Certificate of Graphic Design
    MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART, Boston, MA. - MS in Art Education, 1979 LOWELL STATE COLLEGE, Lowell, MA. - BA, cum laude, 1973: Major: Visual Arts

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