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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 color in front of me.”

    Acceptance, Marblehead Art Association, “Variations” Annual Regional Show, 2020
    Second Place, NAWA, Washington DC, “Transparency” National Juried Show, 2019
    Acceptance, Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Show, 2018, 2019
    Honorable Mention, Rhode Island Watercolor Society “ Colorscapes” juried show, 2019
    Acceptance, Connecticut Women Artists, Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, 2017, 2019
    Acceptance, Cape Cod Art Center, International Juried Photography Online Exhibits, 2019
    Dick Blick Materials Award II, North East Watercolor Society International Society, 2018
    Acceptance, 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
    Acceptance, Plymouth Center of the Arts 8th Annual Photography juried Spring Exhibit, 2018
    Acceptance, Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Open Juried and Member juried shows, 2017 thru 2019
    Acceptance, NAWA juried Shows, 2016-2020
    Acceptance, 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
    NAA Regional juried competition acceptance, Newburyport Art Association, 2010 thru 2018 First Place, Mixed Media, 1997, Andover/Haverhill Artist Guild Sponsored Juried Art Show Third Place, Professional, Watercolor, 1993, Topsfield Fair Show.

    North East Watercolor Society, Signature member
    Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Juried Artist 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
    National Watercolor Society, Associate Member

    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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