KAREN E. FRANCIS ART RESUME
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012, Germantown Community Theatre, Germantown, TN, April
           (video of art in exhibit on youtube channel blessings427)

2007, Java Cabana, 2170 Young Avenue, Memphis, TN, "Diverse" May
2006, Memphis Originals, 3251 Walker Rd, Memphis, TN, "Global Warning!" October

2005, Fairfax County Council of the Arts, Corporate Exhibit, McLean, VA
2003, Art Windows, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington DC, October
2000, Capitol Hill Art League, Stewart Mott House, Washington DC  "Landscapes"
1999, Fairfax County Council of the Arts, Corporate Exhibit, First VA Bank, Falls Church, VA
1997, Fairfax County Government Center, Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA, "A View of Life"
1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC, "Where Did Van Gogh?"
1991, The Biograph, Washington, DC, "Bias"
1988, Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA
1986, Fairfax County Art in Public Places, "Discovery"-jurors: Michael Monroe and Willem de Looper

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012, Incognito, Memphis Botanical Gardens,  Memphis, TN, January

2011, Holiday Fine Art Bazaar, Kirby Woods,Memphis, TN, Nov – Dec

2011, WKNO “Transitions” Cordova, TN, October

2011, “Spring Into Green”, Shelby Farms Center, Memphis, TN  March - April

2010, Artist Link’s “All Around Town”, at WKNO and Circuit Theater, Memphis, TN Nov-Dec 28

2010,”Environmental Art” at Sea Sisters Auditions, Evergreen Theatre, Memphis, TN August

2010, “Works by Karen Francis” at Joseph’s, Military Rd, Marion, Ark Nov-February 2011

2010, “Memphis Scene” at Brooks Art Museum, June - August

2010, WKNO Benefit Live Art Auction, Channel 10, Memphis, January 30 and 31

2009, “Autumn Art Festival”    The Edge Coffee House, Overton Park and Watkins, Memphis, Oct-Dec.

2008, "Autumn Harvest" Askew Hargraves Harcourt Art Gallery, Lakeland, TN Nov 7 - Dec 18
2008, KHS Alumni Scholarship Fundraiser, Memphis, June
2008, "Turkish Delights," Artists on Central, Memphis, May  
2007, Benefits: "Angels" House of Grace,  and  Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
2007, St. John's Episcopal Church Sacred Art Festival, 3245 Central Ave,  -- October 15
2007, "Cotton Harvest", Mid South Community College, West Memphis, Ark, September - November 16
2007, R&W Gallery, Union Extended, Memphis, TN July - October
2006-7, Artists on Central, 2256 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN November-April
2006, Artist's Link Exhibit at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett, TN August
2006, Artists on Central, Memphis, TN April - July, + MIFA, Liver  Assoc. benefits    
2004, MOCADC, Figurative Art, 1054 31st St., NW, Washington, DC July
2004, IASG, World Peace through Art, Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC, July
2004, MOCADC, 1054 31st St. NW, Washington, DC, May
2004, Thurgood Marshall School Benefit Gala, French Embassy, Washington DC  
2003, Jammin' Java Music Cafe, 227 Maple Ave E. Vienna, VA *
2003, MOCADC, 1054 31st St. NW, Washington, DC July and August.
2003, May Day Art Sale, McLean, VA
2003, Amnesty International Women's Day Silent Art Auction Benefit, DC, March
2002, Antithesis of Pasquale, McLean, VA *
2002, Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOCADC) 1054 31st St., Washington, DC, July-Sept 6
2002, Artist Dream Catcher Gallery Melbourne Beach, Florida, July
2002, Heritage India Cultural Festival, Montgomery County, MD, June
2002, "IASG First China Art Show in the Year of the Horse,"
           Tsinghua University and Capital Normal University, Beijing, China"
2002, Exhibit at Russian Cultural Center, I.A.S.G., May
2002, Leukemia Benefit Auction, McLean, VA, April
2002, The Roche Atelier Gallery, 6828 F Old Dominion Dr. McLean, VA
2001, The Art House, Leesburg, VA
2001, Abbott Gallery, McLean, VA
2000-2001 The Piano Company, "The Music of Art", Leesburg, VA *
2000, Jay Etkins Gallery, Memphis, TN, "Body Image" I.A.S.G., juror: David Ledbetter,
          organized by I.A.S.G.
2000, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC, juror: Debra Pincus
1999, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC, juror: Val Lewton
1999, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC, juror: Kimberly Gladfelter
1999, Simply Soho Gallery, Long Island, NY
1999, Oak Hill Art Exhibit, Oak Hill, VA
1998, Abbott Gallery, Lyrical Landscapes, McLean, VA
1998, Reston Interfaith, fundraiser Auction, Reston, VA
1998, Arts Council of Fairfax County, fundraiser Art Auction, McLean, VA
1998, International Women's Day, McLean, VA
1998, I.A.S.G., Mt. Vernon College, Gate House Gallery, Washington, DC.
1997, All Stars Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Washington, D.C.
1997, Carole Herrick for Delegate, Fundraiser Art Auction, McLean, VA
1997, I.A.S.G., Mt. Vernon College, Gate House Gallery, Washington, DC.
1997, Love Fest, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Washington, DC
1996, Net Art Patron's Exhibit, Worldwide & McLean, VA
1996, Wildlife Art Festival, Washington, DC
1996, International Artists' League, Washington, DC, MOCA, juror: Manon Cleary
1996, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC-juror: Christopher French
1994,95, Rockville Arts Place, "Art For A Steal", Rockville, MD
1993,94,95 Art on the set of " Heart of the Matter",Chan.10, FCAC TV, Merrifield, VA *
1993,94,95, Clark & Co. Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC
1993, "Washington Area Women Artists," Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton,
Constituent Services Office, Washington, DC *
1992, "Artists in Action," McLean Project for the Arts, exhibit and auction to benefit
Family Aids Housing Foundation, McLean, VA *
1990,91,92 Art on the set of "Metropolitan Magazine" Chan.10, FCAC, TV, Merrifield, VA*
1992, "Hooray for Hospice," Hospice of Northern VA Auction Gala, McLean, VA
1991, "May Day!" Touchstone Gallery Benefit Auction, McLean, VA
1990, Great Falls Art Centre Juried Summer Show, VA
1990, New Art Examiner Heartworks Auction, DC
1990, "Washington Art Auction for the Homeless," benefiting Jobs for Homeless, DC
1990, HeARTbeat 90, McLean, VA 1989, "BiCoastal Art Exhibit," Herndon, VA *
1988, Women's Club of Chevy Chase MD, Community Art Exhibit, MD
1986, 35th Annual Art Exhibit of Fredericksburg, VA, prize
1985, McLean Art League Spring Show, VA, prize
1985, Fairfax County Courthouse Lawn Show, VA, prize
1985, Emerson Gallery Summer Show, VA 1985, ADD Arts Invitational Exhibition, Hecht’s, DC
1985, Glen Echo Park Exhibition, MD 1985-90, Art League juried & patron exhibits, Alex. VA

Interactive/Conceptual Public Art Projects
1993, "A Valentine for the Earth," co-creator of ecology art sculpture for EcoMedia, DC.

1992, "Paint Out AIDS," initiator of group artist and public mural creation in Washington, DC
metropolitan area to benefit The Family Aids Housing Foundation

EDUCATION
Art Students League,  New York, NY;   George Mason University, VA;   
Art League School, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; Corcoran School of Art, DC;                           
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbus, MO;  B.A., Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

BIBLIOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS
2000    Élan, September/October
1998    Sun Gazette, Jan 3, "McLean Artist Brings Far East to her Work," by Asha Jain
1998    The Connection, Sept 9-13, "People: Focus on Local 'Art Born in Pain'"
1997    Times Community Newspapers, October/November, "McLean Artist Exhibits at Government Center," by Caroline Broder
1995    Koan, April, Artist Profile: "Michael McMullin's Site Paintings: 'Paintings as a Participatory Event,'" by E. D. Boshart and Karen Francis
1993    Storyboard, Nov, "New for December-'Heart of the Matter'"
1992    The Connection, May 6, Leisure:"Paint Out AIDS Project is Set, Unique Program Awareness"
            Sun Gazette, June 4, That's Life: "Community Site Paintings to Benefit AIDS Housing" by John Lavey
            The Connection, Sept 9, Art Scene: "Emerson Auction to Benefit AIDS"
            Community Life, "Painter Promotes Work of Fellow Area Artists," by Joe Farruggia
1991     McLean/Great Falls Connection, May 2 "McLean Artist Hosts Show to Help Gallery Complete Move," by Suzanne Cassedy
             Eye Wash, Feb, "Bias" by Karen Francis
1990    Eye Wash, February, "Art Promotions Presents: Heartbeat 90"
            McLean/Great Falls Connection, Nov 21, "Video Magazine Explores Local Arts"
            The Connection, Nov 29, Neighbors: "'Local Artists Show Works by AirWaves/ Fairfax Ch 10" by Hae Chune
1989    Northern Virginia Sun, May 2, Arts: "Bi-Coastal Art Show, 'East Meets West'"
            The Gazette, May 4, Leisure: "Clash of Cultures/'East Meets West'"
            Washington Post, May 18, Theater: "Visual Arts"

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