​karen clarkson choctaw artist

PUBLICATIONS


  • Art Journey-People!  - North Light Books 2014
  • Strokes of Genius 6 - North Light Books 2014
  • Southwest Art Magazine - 10 Artists to Watch 2013
  • Santa Fean Magazine - Power Totem 2011
  • Santa Fe Indian Market Guide - Evening Sun 2008

memberships


  • ​National Registry of Native American Artists
  • Native Arts Network
  • Choctaw Nation Registry of Artists & Tribal Members
  • ​Prescott Western Heritage Foundation

juried competitions


  • Prescott Indian Market - Prescott Arizona 2011, 2012,2014, 2015
  • UnStill Life - Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff Arizona 2014
  • ​Mountain Artists Guild - Prescott Arizona 2012-2016
  • Smokii Museum - Prescott Arizona 2012
  • "Tis - Prescott Arizona 2012-2016
  • Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona Arizona 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Heard Museum Indian Art Show - Phoenix Arizona 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
  • Best Fest - Arizona's 100 Best Artists - 2011
  • ​Phippen Museum Western Art Show - Prescott Arizona 2011-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • "The People Speak" - Phippen Museum - Prescott Arizona 2016
  • Art of the Americas = San Rafael California 2010
  • "Made in America" Solo Exhibit - San Leandro California 2010
  • "Native America" Solo Exhibit - Napa California 2008
  • Santa Fe Indian Market - Santa Fe New Mexico - 2007, 2008, 2015
  • "American Portraits" Solo Exhibit - Farmington New Mexico 2005
  • Bosque Conservatory Art Classic - Clifton Texas 2005, 2013
  • Artist's Showplace - Dallas Texas 2005
  • ​Autumn Artist Harvest FACET - Austin Texas 2003, 2004, 2005

book awards


  • ​American Indian Youth Literature Award, Picture Book 2011
  • Storytelling World Resource Award 2011
  • Skipping Stones Honor Award 2011
  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People 2011

awards

          Best of Show - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2013, 2015. 2016

​          First Prize - Painting Mixed Media  Category - Heard Museum Indian Market, 2016

  • First Prize - Drawing Category - Sedona Arts Festival 2011, 2012, 2013
  • First Prize - Painting Category - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2006, 2013
  • First Prize - Drawing Category - Bosque Conservatory Arts 2005
  • First Prize - Fine Arts Division Powwow.com 2004
  • Second Prize - Other Media - Dallas Artists' Showplace 2005
  • ​Second Prize - Painting Category - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2006
  • Third Prize - Prescott Indian Art Market 2012
  • Third Prize - Drawing Category - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2005
  • Third Prize - Painting Category - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2005
  • Heritage Award - Choctaw Indian Arts Show 2006

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.   As you can see I am definately drawn towards the human form in all its strength and beauty. Some of my earliest memories of childhood are of drawing people.I remember when I was in fourth grade and I drew a picture of my teacher (which I thought looked exactly like her.) Imagine my dismay when I had to stay after school as punishment!


Although many of my works are of Native Americans I also create landscapes and still life, as well as portraits in other mediums. Being self taught has encouraged me to experiment, though I keep coming back to the human form. And who knows? Maybe someday my teacher will read this and decide she really does want me to draw her portrait!


Nowadays I live in Prescott Arizona with my husband Bill and our three little dogs. There are so many fascinating subjects to draw - I can't wait to get to them all!  If you are ever in Prescott, give me a holler.