Photo of the Artist, Karen Kalkstein
Photo of the Artist, Karen Kalkstein


1999 - present
Printmaking and mixed media artist and photographer.

1980 - 1999
Owner of Kaleidoscope Designs, a custom tile business designing, making and hand-glazing ceramic tiles.

BA, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Majored in art: painting and ceramics
MA, New York University, NYC: art education, secondary school level
Numerous classes and workshops - Including: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico; Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT; The New School, NYC; Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT; Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA and others.

•Third Place Award, Spirit of Water, Stamford Art Association: Art at the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
•Honorable Mention, Biennial Footprint International Exhibit, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, Juror: Elisabeth (Lisa) Hodermarsky, Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at Yale University Art Gallery
•Second Place Award, Far Away Places, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
•Cash Award, Art Inspired by Poetry, Flynn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
•Cash Award, Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
•Johnson & Johnson Purchase Prize: Hunterdon Museum of Art Show, Clinton, NJ
•Best in Show: First Annual Juried Exhibition, Village Gallery of Katonah, NY
•Best of Show: Viewpoints - Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY
•Gift Certificate, 73rd Annual Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. Juried Show

My work also appears in:
A Monotype Teaching video produced by Master Printer, Lisa Mackie
The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Art Collection, NJ

Katonah Museum, Artist Member
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT Artist Guild Member
Connecticut Women's Caucus for Art
Connecticut Women Artists
Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY, Artist Member
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT
Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT