Meet Our Member Artists

Karen

Straight

 

Headshot of Artist Keri Keefe

Meet Karen

As a multi-media artist, I love working with various mediums, but wool is my favorite. It is simultaneously painterly and sculptural. The very nature of wool lends itself to realism, texture, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, leaving the opportunity open for the incorporation of unexpected elements. When I paint with wool, I try to connect with and capture these amazing scenes and beings on our area, especially their beauty and fragility. I favor realism, enjoying how this approach encourages us to celebrate animals’ natural beauty and engage directly with them, their needs, and their environment.

I love sharing the joy of learning, growth, and fiber arts with others. Much of my professional life has been devoted to animal welfare and teaching at the college level as a sociologist. I am thoroughly enjoying this new stage of my life, turning these interests towards my artistic creations and teaching fiber art.

featured work

notable honors & exhibits

Karen’s online felting courses are featured on The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo.

Gallery Showings Forms in Fiber. Bigfork Art and Cultural Center. March 12 – April 24, 2021.

Paint, Metal, and Mud. Featured Artist. March 1 – 15, 2021.

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Our artist members receive additional support and recognition, including:
Exclusive participation in our Member’s Markets
Expanded listing on our new website including photo, artist’s bio,  featured work, and social media & web links.
Special consideration for sales through our shop, Art, etc..
Priority purchase on tickets for fundraisers & events

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