Karen Collins Artist painter of nature

Art News

May 2022

This year is flying and we are just getting to the busy time!

TOOWOOMBA GRAMMAR ART SHOW back in March was fantastic! So many beautiful paintings and records sales!

Have just received very exciting news!

Australian Landscape Painting Oil Painting

I have been accepted into the LETHBRIDGE 20,000 SMALL SCALE ART PRIZE this year, amongst some really tough competition! All of the finalists will be released soon.
“Trapped” will be showing in the gallery and “Warped World and Wildlife in 2050” in the online gallery.
So many talented artists and many professionals now from Sydney and Melbourne. It should be a fantastic exhibition again this year.
The exhibition runs 10-18 June, 136 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.

My landscape of a drive to Mt Lindesay (situated in the beautiful scenic rim area of SE Qld) will be displayed at THE DOYLES ART AWARD. This exhibition is open to arists residing in Australia, and for two dimensional paintings or drawings in any traditional medium.
22 June to 3 July 2022, Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, 62 Railway St, Mudgeeraba

Ingocnito Art ShowI have also entered the INCOGNITO ART SHOW @incognitoartshow.
An annual event, all artworks are displayed and all are $100 each. The artists names are not revealed until the artwork has been purchased which means if you have a good eye, you could pick up a real bargain! Last year was a sellout and the queue went out the door and a couple of blocks down the street!
All proceeds go to @_studio_a_ who support artists with intellectual disabilities.
As well as helping other artists, I love the idea of my painting being hung in the same gallery as amazing artists such as Ben Quilty, Nicholas Harding and Reg Mombassa who all entered last year! 
The exhibition is held online www.incognitoartshow.com and on 18 June in Sydney.

It has certainly been a busy month with preparation for THE TOWER ART SHOW which is scheduled for the first weekend of June.
This annual show features professional and emerging local artists and exhibitors from all over Qld.
Opening 3 June 6.30-9.30pm; Runs 4-5 June, 2022

The ART ST @ RBWH ArtSpace exhibtion has been post-poned to August/September. A good move I think as hopefully there will be less COVID restrictions at the hospital by then.

There have been a number of other art shows that I have entered and am hopeful to exhibit in. Am patiently waiting and keeping fingers crossed. It is difficult to guess who will be accepted and who won't!


Dec 2021

For the start of 2022, I have a couple of things in the pipline.

Australian Landscape Painting

First up is the Toowoomba Grammar Art Show which I have been lucky enough to have been invited back to. Yayyy! This is a fabulous exhibition with loads of great art by sought-after artists from all over Australia.
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 March 2022 .. Cafe Opens from 9:30am .. Art Show from 10am .. Opening Night Friday 25 March 6pm .. High Teas on Sat 26 & Sunday 27
For lots more info .. please visit www.grammarartshow.com

Next on the list is ART ST @ the ArtSpace, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. This is scheduled for May and June, 2022 and will include art from all of ART ST's very talented artists.   

I always like to exhibit in group exhibitions that are held around Brisbane and interstate! It allows people to see the brushwork up close and smell the linseed. You can't do that from images on a website!

Click here to see a list of past art exhibitions.


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