Juror of Selection and Awards: Karen Israel, IAPS/MC; PSA-MP; PSWC; PPSCC; CPS


Karen Israel’s paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.

Among her many awards, Karen’s work placed Fourth in Pastel Journal Magazine’s top 100 juried competition. She recently achieved Signature status with the American Artists Professional League and she has earned Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies. Karen’s work is frequently displayed at the Salmagundi Club, NYC, The Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association, Ct.

Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States. Her teaching schedule can be found at www.artbykarenisrael.com

Karen had been invited to participate in “Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais” honoring American Women pastelists April, 2020. This exhibit and her workshop in France, sadly, has been postponed until May 2022 due to the pandemic. Karen’s work was featured in articles in Practique Des Arts: August 20 Volume 53 and July 2018 Vol.47 and in Southwest Art Magazine, June 2021 issue.

Website publications include: Artsy Shark https://www.artsyshark.com/2020/06/30/featured-artist-karenisrael/Featured artist spotlight, Let’s Go Arts https://letsgoarts.org/featured-artist-spotlight-karen-israel/ Realartrealartists https://realartrealartists.com/artist/karen-israel-pastel.htm