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Karen Nunley

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Selected shows


2021     “In Tandem”  Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2021     “Collage” Art League of Lowell, Lowel, MA

2021     “Trios”  Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

2020     Cambridge Art Association Members’ Prize Show,  juried by Jessica Roscio, curator of Danforth Museum

2020      Unum Insurance Co, Worcester, MA – corporate art loan

2019     “Dialogues on Paper”  solo show Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

2019     “One”  ArtsWorcester

2019     “Abstract”  Post Road Arts Center juried show, honorable mention

2018      Solo show at 641 Café, Hudson, MA

2018      “One” ArtsWorcester

2017     “Opposites React”  Blackstone Studio group show at Sprinkler Factory

2017     “Down East”  Monotype Guild of New England juried members show

2017      “New Works”  ArtsWorcester Members Show

2016      Monotype Guild of New England 4th National Juried Exhibition

2016      Solo show at Papa Gino’s, Worcester

2016      Cambridge Art Association members show

2015      “ Once”  juried Monotype Guild of New England juried exhibition  

2014      “On the Edge”  Monotype Guild of New England juried show

2013      “Call and Response”  ArtsWorcester.  Work selected to be shown at the Fitchburg Art Museum  

2013     “Six Senses”  six person group show at the Sprinkler Factory

2013      Monotype Guild of New England 3rd National juried exhibition

2013      ArtsWorcester Biennial  

2012      “Small Works” juried Monotype Guild of New England show

2011      Fountain Street Gallery juried small works show

2011      “Undercurrents”  Blackstone Print Studio group show Sprinkler Factory

2010      “Red”  Cambridge Art Association juried show

2009      “ Out of the Woods”  solo show  Hanover Theater ArtsWorcester

2008      “A Body of Work”  ArtsWorcester Blackstone Print Studio group show

2002     Southborough Arts Center Juried Show, second place award

2002     Hudson Arts Alliance Juried Show, second place award in mixed media

2002      “On a Wing and a Prayer”’  Solo exhibit Biotech II Gallery, UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA

2001     Southborough Arts Center Juried Show

2001     Friends of Marlborough Library Juried show, Sam & Mabel Field Award

2001     Hopkinton Arts Alliance Juried show

2001     Hudson Arts Alliance Juried Show, first prize in painting

Originally from New Jersey, I hold a degree in French from Bethany College in West Virginia and the University of Dijon in France.   I worked for many years in the computer field - as a programmer, project manager, and technical writer.  


From the time I could hold a pencil, I have had a need to make marks on paper.   In 1987,  I took a watercolor class and began a love affair with that medium and the desire to make art a priority.  Over the years, I have added elements of collage, pastels, oil sticks, acrylics, and printmaking to my work.  I am an active member of ArtsWorcester, Cambridge Art Association, and the Monotype Guild of New England.   I have taken courses at the Worcester Art Museum and Wellesley College Greenhouses.  I maintain a studio at Hudson Art Studios at 14 Main.  My work has appeared in many local shows and galleries, and I have been honored with a number of awards.    

About Karen Nunley

Artist Karen Nunley in her studio

Photo of Karen Nunley by Peter S. Wise