Artist Karen Vance is All About Giving Back
Karen Vance’s art career includes thirteen years as a graphic designer/illustrator and thirty-two years creating fine art professionally. Her awards include the William E. Weiss Purchase Award, Best Painting, and People’s Choice at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale; People’s Choice and Arlene H. Fay Award at the C.M. Russell Auction; Best of Show at the Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, and Nomades Del Arte; and the Award of Excellence from Women Artists of the West. Vance is a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists and Plein Air Painters of Colorado and is an Emeritus Signature Member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.
She has many credentials and accolades but put all the awards aside and she is all about community and giving back, in our conversation Vance said, “Life as an artist is spent in your work, much of it lonely work” I look forward to the Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair each year, it is a social gathering and time for reflecting and catching up, “It’s really fun!”