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Karen Adrienne 

Karen Adrienne is the owner and founder of ARTDOGS Studios. She is also an artist and former professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta.


“Something special happens when Karen Adrienne takes a walk.  Nature flattens out into shimmering planes of color, mark, and movement, and these reflect an emotional conversation with a piece of sky, water, night, or moment of transformation.  Each individual print is made utilizing the unique qualities of a printing press to capture ink, folds and embossing all at the same time.


Through both intention and chance, the original vision and emotional connection to
nature is re-awakened for the artist and the viewer.” David Morgan, Green Lion Gallery


Surf Point Foundation Residency. 2021

Vermont Studio Center. Residency. 2020.
Tilting Artist in Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador Canada, 2019.
Anderson Ranch Fellowship sponsored by Boston Printmakers, 2013.

Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission, 2007

Artist Residency, Karl Hoffer Society Berlin, Germany. 2002
Artist Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain, 2001.

Carina House Residency Monhegan Artist Residency Corp., Monhegan Island, 1997.

Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, ME.
Maine Arts Commission Grant, 1995.

New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, NEA, 1994.

Maine Arts Commission Project Grant, 1994.

NEA & Arts International Travel Pilot Program Grant, 1993.

Libra Professorship Award. 1993. University of Maine Augusta, Augusta, ME.

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