Spring Insights

Just wanted to let you know that my article is now live on CanvasRebel!

Here's the link: 

On the site, you can find it on the homepage in an article titled:
Finding financial success as a creative

40" x 40"
Oil on Canvas

The painting you see me working on above was created during my photo shoot with the amazing Tobin Fraley of Woodland Grove Photography. I worked from a casein study in my sketchbook and made good use of that time.

Other images in the article are credited to the one and only Liz Shrenk of Something Blue Photography.

This painting is now on exhibit at The Antioch Arts Foundation in Antioch, IL in their 2nd annual Large Works Invitational.

The Antioch Art Gallery and Education Center is located at 952 Main Street in beautiful downtown Antioch.  We are open and staffed by volunteers on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as well as during special community events.

Feel free to visit the gallery or call at 847.838.2274.

April 19, 2023 - Focus on the Arts
Highland Park High School
Its great to be back in the schools leading creative teens on a journery of mixed media collage. My goal in these short workshops is to show the importance of design principles and how they relate to their own work in a fun and engaging way.

April 27, 2023 - IACS JH Tournament
Marquette Manor Baptist Church and Academy
I am so excited to be judging this art competition after doing the High School competition earlier this year. It's a great way to inspire and motivate these young artists to love art!

100 UNDER $100
The Empty Corner is exhibiting 100 local artists work all price for under $100!
Thursday April 27th

Show runs for 2 weeks so if you miss the opening you still have time to check everything out!
Don't miss it! #Supportlocalartists

April 28 - May 12, 2023
2023 Prairie Plein Air Competition
Submitted works will be exhibited and for sale in the Herb Aigner Gallery inside the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts May 16 - June 25, and will coincide with the 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival, which will be held Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday May 27-28) on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center.

I will be out and about painting Schaumburg so try to find me if you're in the area.
I will be posting where I am painting on social media daily. There will be a chance to win one of my paintings if you can spot me!
Stay Tuned!!!

May 19 - 21st Chocolate Fest 2023
Three days of fun, chocolate and ART in downtown historic Long Grove, IL.
There will more to come about this soon!

What's Happening in June?
I will be teaching in Door County again this summer!

Go All Out: Intermediate Oil and Cold Wax Medium
Karen Sako
Tue-Fri, June 13-16
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Adult | Wax - Hot & Cold | Level 2-3
You've played around and now it's time to go all out! In this intermediate workshop, investigate the possibilities of the diverse medium of oil and cold wax as you learn how to create atmospheric and textural effects. Fusing technique and intuition, produce paintings in your own style that have visual interest and depth.

Spots are filling fast!