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Artist

Karen A. Buden

United States

Born in 1948

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 2

Bio

EDUCATION:

  • Jane Jones. Scottsdale Artists School, Luminous Color with Underpaintings and Glazing, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2019
  • Jane Jones, Scottsdale Artists School, Color Mixing. Scottsdale, AZ, April, 2018
  • Doug and Susan Diehl, Scottsdale Artists School, Design Boot Camp, Scottsdale, AZ, December, 2014 
  • Robert Carsten, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Glendale, AZ, October, 2013 
  • Hedi Moran, Scottsdale Artist’s School, Oil Painting, Scottsdale, AZ, Summer, 2012
  • Suzanne Falk, Scottsdale Artists School, Beginning Oil Painting with a Focus on Realism five week class, Winter, 2012
  • Lori Woodward, Scottsdale Artists School, Marketing Your Art two day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2012
  • Dianna Ponting, San Clemente Art Supply sponsored three day workshop, San Clemente, CA, July 2011
  • Claudia Seymour, International Association of Pastel Societies Master Class, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2011
  • Richard McKinley, Arizona Pastel Artist Association five day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, Winter, 2011
  • Allen Garns, Arizona Pastel Artist Association three day workshop, Phoenix, AZ, Winter 2011
  • Liz Kenyon, Brio Fine Art studio two day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, Fall 2010
  • Liz Kenyon, Brio Fine Art studio two day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, Spring 2010
  • Karen Howell, Art Consultant, Promoting Yourself as an Artist, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • Richard McKinley, Advanced Plein Air Pastel, Santa Barbara, CA, 2010
  • Maggie Price, Plein Air Pastel, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • Clark Mitchell. Plein Air Pastel, Sedona, AZ, 2009
  • Allen Garns, Learning From the Masters Pastel Class, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009
  • Richard Belcastro, Photoshop Elements Class, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009
  • Richard McKinley, advanced twelve day workshop, France, 2009
  • Simon Kogan, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009
  • Richard McKinley, advanced five day workshop, Tucson, AZ, 2009
  • Liz Kenyon, Brio Fine Art Studio five day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2009
  • Liz Kenyon, Brio Fine Art Studio two day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008
  • Liz Kenyon, Brio Fine Art Studio two day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008
  • Linda Dellandre, one day plein aire workshop, Sedona, AZ, 2008
  • Allen Garns, one day plein aire workshop, Mesa, AZ, 2008
  • Richard McKinley, Cortona, Italy twelve day workshop, 2008
  • Candice Eisenfeldt, Scottsdale Artist School one day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008
  • Sally Strand, Scottsdale Artist School five day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008
  • Sue Hunter, Paradise Valley Community College classes, Paradise Valley, AZ, 2007, 2008
  • Susan Ogilvie, Scottsdale Artist School five day workshop, Scottsdale, AZ, 2005

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

  • Artworks
  • Curriculum Vitae

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America Small Works Juried Exhibition, May, 2023 – Merit Award
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, April, 2023 – Award of Excellence
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America Small Paintings Exhibition, May, 2021 – Merit Award
  • Camelback Gallery Black and White Online Juried Exhibition, February, 2021 – Bronze Award
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition, August, 2020 – President’s Award of Excellence
  • American Women Artists 2020 Spring Online Juried Exhibition, April, 2020 – Outstanding Still Life Award
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, December 2019 – FAV 15%
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2019 Fall Online Juried Exhibition, November, 2019 – Merit Award
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 29th Best of America Exhibition, September, 2019 – Best Still Life Award
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America Small Paintings Exhibition, February, 2019 – Merit Award
  • Oil Painters of America, Signature Artist, 2019
  • Glendale Art Council’s 52nd Annual Fine Art Competition, First Place Oil Division & People’s Choice Award, 2019
  • Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist – 2019
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Board of Directors, 2018 to present
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Artist, 2018
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America 1st Annual Small Works Show, April, 2018, Best Use of Value Award
  • Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists School, Spring, 2018
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Holiday Small Works Show, November, 2017 – Honorable Mention
  • Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist, 2016
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, June 2016 –  two paintings – FAV 15%
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, January 2016 – FAV 15%
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, December 2015 – FAV 15%
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, August 2015 – FAV 15%
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Fall International Online Exhibition, December, 2014 – Merit Award
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 24th Best of America Exhibition, October, 2014 – Merit Award
  • Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Fall, 2014
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, July 2014 – FAV 15%
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Show, April, 2014 – People’s Choice Award
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, March 2014 – FAV 15%
  • Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 International Salon Finalist, April, 2014
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, October, 2013
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Fall, 2013 – First Place
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, July, 2013
  • Boldbrush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, June, 2013
  • International Association of Pastel Societies – Master Circle status – November, 2012
  • Pastel Society of America’s “Enduring Brilliance” Exhibition, September, 2012 – Pastels Etc. Award 
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast, Signature Membership, June, 2012  
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Pastels USA 26th International Open Exhibition, June, 2012 – Atlantic Paper Award   
  • Featured Artist, Informed Collector, June, 2012 
  • Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Summer, 2012
  • May Boldbrush Painting Competition, May, 2012 – Honorable Mention  
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Juried Show, April, 2012 – Third Place Award  
  • April Boldbrush Painting Competition, April, 2012 – Finalist Award 
  • Bold Brush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, April, 2012 
  • Bold Brush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, December, 2011 
  • Pastel Society of America – Signature Member
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association – Signature Member
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast – Signature Member
  • Bold Brush Painting Competition, Jury’s FAV 15%, December, 2011
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Fall, 2011 – Honorable Mention
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Spring, 2011 – Honorable Mention
  • International Guild of Realism Juried Member
  • Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest Show, January, 2011 – Honorable Mention
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico 19th Annual Pastel Painting Exhibition, November, 2010 – Fifth Place Award
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Pastels USA 24th International Open Exhibition, June, 2010 – Pastel Society of New Mexico Award
  • Arizona Pastel Artist Association, Spring, 2010 – Honorable Mention 
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Fall, 2009 – Honorable Mention
  • Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Spring, 2009
  • Peoria Celebration of Artists, March, 2009 – Third Place
  • Arizona Art Alliance Show, April, 2008 – Award of Merit
  • Cave Creek Film and Art Festival, 2008 – Finalist
  • Arizona Art Alliance Juried Member

EXHIBITIONS:

Juried Exhibitions:

  • Oil Painters of America’s 2024 Annual Juried Exhibition. Mark Arts Center, Wichita, KS, April, 2024
  • International Guild of Realism’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Brenning Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2024
  • International Guild of Realism’s Winter Salon Online Exhibition, October, 2023
  • Oil Painters of America 2023 Western Regional Juried Exhibition, October, 2023
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 33rd Best of America Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, August, 2023
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition. Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC, March, 2023
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, April, 2023
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America Small Works Juried Exhibition, Mary Williams Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2023
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 32nd Best of America Juried Exhibition, Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, WY, September, 2022
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Best of America Small Works Juried Exhibition, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL, 2022
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, May, 2021
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 31st Best of America Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MD, September, 2021
  • Oil Painters of America’s Salon Show, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA,  June, 2021
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2021 Best of America Small Paintings Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC, May, 2021
  • American Women Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, online due to COVID, May, 2021
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, December 2020
  • Art Renewal Centers 15th International Salon, December, 2020
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Fall International Online Exhibition, May,2021
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition. R.S. Hanna Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX, May, 2020
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2020 Best of America Small Paintings Juried Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, April, 2020
  • American Women Artists 2020 Spring Online Juried Exhibition, April, 2020
  • American Women Artists Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA, May, 2020
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2019 Fall Online Juried Exhibition, November, 2019
  • Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Sorrel Sky Gallery of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, November, 2019
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 29th Annual Best of America Show, Montgomery Lee Fine Art Gallery, Park City, UT, September, 2019
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, April, 2019
  • Oil Painters of America’s 28th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Saint George, UT, May, 2019
  • International Guild of Realism’s Winter Salon Online Exhibition, February, 2019
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society’s 2nd Annual Best of America Small Paintings Show, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, March, 2019
  • Glendale Arts Council’s 52nd Annual Fine Art Competition, Sahuaro Ranch, Glendale, AZ, January, 2019
  • Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO, September, 2018
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Annual Best of America Show, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH, September, 2018
  • Oil Painters of America’s Salon Show, Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI, June, 2018
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America Small Works Exhibition, Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, May, 2018
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2018 Annual Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, June, 2018
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Small Works Holiday Exhibition, November, 2017
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2017 Western Regional Exhibition, Illume Gallery, Saint George, UT, November, 2017
  • 2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society 27th “Best of America” Exhibition, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN, October, 2017
  • International Guild of Realism International Salon Exhibition, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, January/February, 2017
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Fall International Online Exhibition, 2016
  • Oil Painters of America 2016 Salon Show, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN, September, 2016
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, April, 2016
  • Oil Painters of America’s 25th Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX, May, 2016
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Fall International Online Exhibition, December, 2015
  • 2014 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society 24th “Best of America” Exhibition, Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art, Bolivar, MO, October & The Vine Wine Bar & Gallery, Osage Beach, MO, October & November, 2014
  • International Guild of Realism 9th Annual International Exhibition, Robert Lange Gallery, Charleston, SC, November, 2014
  • Oil Painters of America’s 2014 Western Regional Exhibition, Mountainsong Gallery, Carmel, CA, September, 2014
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Juried Show, Sedona, AZ, April, 2014
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall 2013 International Online Exhibition, December, 2013
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Fall Juried Show, Scottsdale, AZ, October/November, 2013
  • International Guild of Realism 8th Annual International Exhibition, Tempe. AZ, October/November, 2013
  • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Juried Show, Sedona, AZ, April, 2013
  • Scottsdale Artists School 30th Anniversary Show, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2013
  • Randy Higbee 2012 Annual 6 x 6 Painting Show,  December, 2012
  • International Association of Pastel Societies 2012 Web Show, December, 2012
  • Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest Art Exhibit 2013, Scottsdale, AZ, January – March, 2013
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 21st Annual Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2012 
  • Pastel Society of America’s “Enduring Brilliance” Juried Exhibition, NYC, NY, September, 2012 
    • International Association of Pastel Societies 20th Juried Exhibition, Brea, CA, August, 2012
    • Pastel Society of the West Coast 26th Annual International Exhibit, Pastels U.S.A., Morro Bay Art Center Gallery, Morro Bay, CA, June, 2012
    • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Juried Show 2012, Sedona, AZ, April, 2012
    • International Association of Pastel Societies Annual Juried Web Show,  www.pastelinternational.com, December, 2011
    • Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest Art Exhibit 2012, Scottsdale, AZ, January – March, 2012
    • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Fall Juried Show 2011, Cottonwood, AZ, November, 2011
    • Pastel Society of New Mexico 20th Annual Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2011
    • International Association of Pastel Societies 18th Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2011
    • Pastel Society of the West Coast 25th Annual International Exhibit, Pastels U.S.A., Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, June, 2011
    • Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Juried Show 2011, Sedona, AZ, April, 2011
    • Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest Art Exhibit 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, January – March, 2011
    • Sonoran Arts League 2010 Small Works Show and Sale, Cave Creek, AZ, December, 2010
    • Pastel Society of New Mexico 19th Annual Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM, November, 2010
    • Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High International Exhibit 2010, Grand Junction, CO, September, 2010
    • Pastel Society of the West Coast 24th Annual International Exhibit, Pastels U.S.A., Los Gatos, CA, June, 2010
    • Arizona Pastel Artists’ Association Spring Juried Show, Sedona, AZ, April, 2010
    • Arizona Plein Air Painters Winter Juried Show, Mesa, AZ, February, 2010
    • Arizona Pastel Association Winter Juried Show, Mesa, AZ, February, 2010
    • Glendale Arts Council Juried Fine Art Show, Glendale, AZ, January, 2010
    • International Association of Pastel Societies 15th Juried Exhibit, Brea, CA, 2010
    • Sonoran Arts League Small Works Show, Cave Creek, AZ, 2009
    • Arizona Pastel Artist Association Fall Juried Show, Mesa, AZ, 2009
    • Cave Creek Film and Art Festival, Cave Creek, AZ, June, 2009
    • Arizona Pastel Association Spring Membership Show, Sedona, AZ, April, 2009
    • Peoria Celebration of Artists, Peoria City Hall, Peoria, AZ, March, 2009 
    • “Mild to Wild:  Animals in Art”, Brio Fine Arts Studio, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2009
    • Arizona Art Guild, Fountain Hills, AZ November, 2008
    • Taste of Cave Creek, Cave Creek, AZ, August 2008
    • Cave Creek Film and Art Festival, Cave Creek, AZ, Finalist, June, 2008
    • Arizona Pastel Association Spring Juried Member Show, Sedona, AZ, April 2008
    • Paradise Valley Community College Student Art Exhibition, Paradise Valley, AZ, April 2008
    • Brio Fine Art Studio Juried Student Art Show, Scottsdale, AZ, March 2008
    • Arizona Pastel Association Fall Juried Member Show, Phoenix, AZ November 2007

Museum Exhibitions:

  • Solo Exhibitions:
      • “Southwest Living”, Amery Bohling Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2013
      • “Captured by Color”, Amery Bohling Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2012

    Two Man Exhibitions:

    • Karen Budan and Ed Browne Exhibition, Anthem Art Gallery, Anthem, AZ, October, 2012

    Invitational Exhibitions:

    • Castle Gallery Fine Art Valentine Invitational Exhibition and Sale, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN, February, 2017
    • Small Works Show, Handwright Gallery, New Caanan, CT,  November – December, 2015

    JUDGING:

      • Sonoran Art league Annual Jury, Cave Creek, AZ, February, 2022
      • National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society’s Associate Member Online Juried Exhibition, July, 2021
      • Wickenburg Art Club member Show, Wickenburg, AZ, January 2021
      • Arizona Art Alliance Annual Member Show, September, 2019
      • National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society’s Spring International Online Exhibition, April, 2019
      • Cherry Creek Art Club, Goodyear, AZ, January, 2019
      • Arizona Art Alliance Annual Interpretations Show, WHAM Gallery, Surprise, AZ, March 2017
      • Arizona Pastel Artists’ Association’s Desert Museum Show, Sonoran Desert Museum Gallery, Tucson, AZ, February 2017
      • Vanguard Artists Association, December 2015
      • Sedona Art Center Member Show, Pastel & Drawing Division, Sedona, AZ, January 2015
      • Westbrook Village Fine Art, Peoria, AZ, March, 2014
      • International Association of Pastel Societies, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2013
      • Mesa Art League, Mesa, AZ, May, 2012

    PUBLICATIONS:

      • CanvasRebel, online interview, December, 2023
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Annual Best of America Small Paintings Show Preview, May, 2023
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 33rd Annual Best of America Show Preview, September, 2023
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Annual Best of America Small Paintings Show Preview, May, 2022
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 31st Annual Best of America Show Preview, August, 2021
      • American Art Collector, Oil Painters of America Salon Show Review, May 2021
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, Art Renewal Center 2020 Show, August, 2021
      • Southwest Art, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 30th Annual Best of America Show Preview, August, 2020
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 29th Annual Best of America Show Preview, August, 2019
      • Southwest Art, Virtuosos of OPA Show Preview, March, 2019
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2nd Annual Best of America Small Paintings Show Preview, March, 2019
      • American Art Collector,  National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Annual Best of America Show Preview, August, 2018
      • Fine Art Connoisseur, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Annual Best of America Show Preview, August, 2017
      • American Art Collector, Oil Painters of America 25th Annual Exhibition Show Review, April 2016
      • American Art Collector, International Guild of Realism Show Review, November 2014
      • Southwest Art, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 24th Best of America show preview article, November, 2014
      • Southwest Art, “Artist of Note” article, October, 2014
      • American Art Collector, Oil Painters of America Western Region Show Review, August, 2014
      • Desert Foothills Chronicle Newspaper, feature article, July, 2014
      • Foothills Focus Newspaper, feature article, July, 2014
      • The Wondrous Magazine (www.thewondrous.com), “The Realistic Paintings of Karen Budan Will Make Your Head Spin”, June, 2014
      • Pastelogram Journal, feature article, Winter, 2014
      • ImagesAZ Magazine, Wildfire Gallery feature article, December, 2013
      • Southwest Art, Hidden In the Hills Studio Tour feature article, November, 2013
      • American Art Collector, International Guild of Realism Show Review, October, 2013
      • Professional Artist Journal, Artist Spotlight, December/January, 2013
      • Pastel Journal, featured in article “Background Check”, October, 2012
      • American Art Collector, featured in article “The Art Lover’s Guide to Collecting Fine Art in Scottsdale and Vicinity, January, 2012

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

    • Oil Painters of America, 2013 to present

       Signature Member

    • National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society, 2012 to present

        Signature Member

          Board of Directors

    • Arizona Pastel Association, 2005 to present

           Signature Member

       President, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 

       Newsletter Editor/Historian, 2007/08, 2008/09 

       Program Co-Chair, 2008/09 

    • International Association of Pastel Societies, 2005 to present
    • International Guild of Realism, 2010 to present

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